If you are a Man United fan or a regular English Premier League match watcher then you know who Dimitar Berbatov is; But lemme refresh your memory anyway just in case you have forgotten his recent accolades.
Dimitar Berbatov- the Bulgarian who I fondly call the assassin (the hair, the face, the demeanour)- was the leagues top goal scorer last season along with Tevez-the argentinian mad man who took an illegal 4 month holiday.
This season, Dimitar Berbatov has been eating bench… hard! He has had 11 appearances in all competitions, 8 of them he came on as a sub with 9 goals to his name for this seasons campaign.
Now the big question; what did Dimitar Ivanov Berbatov do to Sir Alex Ferguson that made him SOOOO mad that he refuses to let him play?
Yeah there was that FA Cup final where Dimitar cost the team the game but that was one very bad moment out tof some beautiful ones. After that game, Berba was sent to the mines just like the North Koreans and we didn’t see him for a while. Then came that champions league final where he was left out of the team completely! that was bogus and ludicrous. How do you put super sub javier hernandez over dimi b? It’s just ridiculous and rightly so, United lost to Barca.
What did Berbatov say to Sir Alex to make him so mad? What did he do? Was it the christmas party and berba was like to Sir Alex “Yeah that’s right your momma’s a b****?” Or did he kick him in the nads? or something equally against the bro code that he got cut off?
Sir Alex says that the reason behind berbatov’s recent omissions from the team is that he is gearing towards a more fast paced way of play and berba is not one to run; but quality players don’t need to run they need to know where to place themselves. However, I am very biased. i think Berbatov has been treated very unfairly and personally I would really love to know what the real reason behind this cold shoulder is? Especially when we are trying to defend the title against Man City we should be using all the tools in our Arsenal (see what I did there hehehe 8-2 I’m just saying).
Anyhoo- I would really like to know what other people think about this situation.
I will never call you my Queen yet you reign supreme.
I will never kneel before you yet I’m at the alter of your nation each and every day.
Sleepless restless nights thinking of your greatness
and equally Loathing it.
Queen. Queen Elizabeth. My anger is directed at you.
Bumbling budding native girl I am i do realize that it is not your fault yet it is?
You are not blameless so you must be blame-more
is that not so?
oh how your language confuses me so!
But i cannot resist its power and i cannot resist you.
I walk like you
I talk like you
I eat and think like you knowing fully well I will never be you.
Again I must bring your attention to the fact that I am indeed angry with you.
Will you ever acknowledge me as your subject?
Just so you know- even if you did i would never acknowledge you as my queen.
I am an outcast everywhere,in your kingdom and mine.
Pray, do tell, did your forefathers foresee this?
How I wish to own you as you own me.
How i wish to honour and protect you and hurt you as you hurt me.
Queen oh Queen!
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!
“Blackberry needs to come up with a technological ‘wow’ factor”
Despite challenges Blackberry remains popular in the local smartphone market.
A survey by an Avusa journalist last week showed that Blackberry was the preferred smartphone device by 55% of participants over iPhone, Android and others.
“The phone is cheap and user friendly. It has all the best social network applications. I have one and I love it to bits.” said Terence Hlongwane, a Blackberry owner from Midrand.
RIM’s newCEO, Thorsten Hiens will have his work cut out for him as he takes the lead in the parent company of Blackberry after a difficult year in 2011.
He spoke in Europe, Amsterdam on how Blackberry aimed to stay relevant in the smartphone market.
Blackberry suffered setbacks in the 2011, including an international reception interruption last year, the exit of co-CEOs and releasing a tablet PC without an email application.
Nokia has released the acclaimed Lumia 800, a positive stride in the smartphone market for the Finnish giant.
Chris Moerdyk, marketing analyst says the convenience of the Blackberry product is the secret behind its success in the local market.
“The interesting thing with Blackberry is that it’s more popular inAfricathan in the rest of the world. Emails and pages on the Blackberry are faster than on many other smartphones.” said Moerdyk.
Moerdyk noted the Blackberry was cost effective compared to other smartphones.
“The phone bills one would get from using a Blackberry could easily be half of those from the use of another smartphone.” Moerdyk explained.
This doesn’t mean all is well for Blackberry in the smartphone market. Moerdyk believes that Blackberry’s simplicity may close it off from a niche technology market.
“Two years ago in an airport most people would have Blackberrys. Now schoolchildren are using them and iPhones are in the airports because iPhone is the business phone of choice.” he said.
While Blackberry Messenger remains popular, Blackberry will need to do more to maintain its place as business phone, especially against the Apple iPhone.
“The brilliant thing about Apple is the variety of devices and how they work with each other. The iPhone syncs with the Macbook Pro and other Apple devices as accessories. Blackberry is a hassle when trying to team it up with Apple products and also cannot be used as a data modem.
“Smartphone consumers now need a phone that can communicate with other devices and Apple offers just that. Blackberry needs to come up with a technological ‘wow’ factor aside from the handheld device on its own.” said Moerdyk.
Although all eyes are on Blackberry, Moerdyk warns this is no reason for Apple to get complacent.
“Nokia has just released a smartphone that techno journalists are raving about. Samsung and Nokia are now beginning to be spoken of in the same way as iPhone.
“Apple is actually under the most pressure to maintain the lead in innovation and market dominance. The fact that most Apple users refer their device problems to online forums created by clients rather than the Apple website says a lot about their regard for the client’s voice.” he said.
Blackberry handsets are purchased in high numbers from cell phone network stores inSouth Africa.
Nomsa Thusi, Executive Head of Corporate Communications at Vodacom says that Vodacom has over 1.9 million Blackberry devices on its network.
Blackberry is Cell C’s biggest seller in the smartphone market. Other phones like Nokia, iPhone and Samsung are also gaining momentum as smartphones. Regan Mdluli a store manager at Cell C said no corporate challenge will change the demand for a good product.
“Customers want convenience. The Blackberry meets users’ needs and that is why it’s so popular.” Mdluli explained.
Techno-fundis can expect the smartphone wars to heat up in 2012 with the release of Blackberry 2.0 later in this year, the iPhone 4s released in December of 2011, and Nokia’s newly released Microsoft supported Lumina 800.
|How Cell Phones Work:||How Signals Go Bad:|
|Above is a basic gsm/cell phone structure, and how it works:
||The cell phone signal can be interrupted by many factors. Below are the common ones:
Sourced from Paseka Maleka of ICASA
How BB Works:
Sourced from Paseka Maleka of ICASA
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Who’s the Smarty Pants Now: A poll done in Johannesburgasking participants which smartphone is best:
Samsung Galaxy- 15%