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(The New York Times)   "MOMMY MOMMY that man is creepy and he SCARES me". "It's ok honey, the poor man isn't anything to worry about. He's just a Blackberry User"   (nytimes.com) divider line 113
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2012-10-18 02:42:43 AM
Quite happy with my AT&T/Western Electric Trimline, circa 1984, with the lighted push-buttons that go boop, beep, beep.

Travels well between computer room and bedroom. Pretty color, too.
 
2012-10-18 06:14:55 AM
Go on then. What am I?

www.fluevog.com

images.pcworld.com 

luckysoandso.com 

/not gay, btw..
 
2012-10-18 06:18:11 AM

Gordon Bennett: Go on then. What am I?

[www.fluevog.com image 477x358]

[images.pcworld.com image 606x409] 

[luckysoandso.com image 440x500] 

/not gay, btw..


Hipster! *hiss*
 
2012-10-18 08:24:11 AM

rocky_howard: Oh, forgot about the keyboard. NOTHING beats a physical keyboard. Nothing.

I can type with my eyes closed with an accuracy of 90%.


Nothing ...or two weeks of touch screen and then you don't notice the difference
 
2012-10-18 08:58:41 AM
Can Blackberries do the following:

1) LTE hotspot
2) OTG support
3) Google Maps with turn by turn navigation
4) Support cloud music storage
5) Support HD Netflix/Hulu
6) Support Google Voice

If not, then there's no way I would ever want one.
 
2012-10-18 09:41:13 AM

tbhouston: rocky_howard: Oh, forgot about the keyboard. NOTHING beats a physical keyboard. Nothing.

I can type with my eyes closed with an accuracy of 90%.

Nothing ...or two weeks of touch screen and then you don't notice the difference


I have an iPod Touch. Believe me, it's not the same.
 
2012-10-18 10:45:24 AM

lilbjorn: "MOMMY MOMMY that man is creepy and he SCARES me".


Ha ha definitely a BB user!
 
2012-10-18 10:48:29 AM

rocky_howard: Soup4Bonnie: My last BB was finally too banged up to be effective anymore after years of abuse. My new one is the buggiest POS I've ever used. Wife tells me to get an iPhone like hers and I have to constantly remind her that I can't even use her farking phone with my big fat meathooks. It's like trying to cook in the Barbie Playhouse Oven. So there's my choices, a phone I love to use that doesn't work or a phone I can't use that does work.

Get a Galaxy Note.

Look at the size difference:


Cool! Large a large type phone for old people!
 
2012-10-18 11:30:52 AM
If people judge who you are by what phone you use, you're hanging out with the wrong people.
 
2012-10-18 02:07:08 PM
RTFA and just feel that Apple is screwing with people to encourage the fall of RIM. It may happen, but all the negative talk is just that, talk. The people who use a BB or playbook, generally like their phone or tablet. The rest is opinion, and everyone has one just like they have a$$holes.
As for being frowned upon for being a BB user, try to think who it is that is trying to look down their nose at you. They probably just handed you your coffee...
 
2012-10-18 02:30:27 PM

gadian: Gordon Bennett: Go on then. What am I?

[www.fluevog.com image 477x358]

[images.pcworld.com image 606x409] 

[luckysoandso.com image 440x500] 

/not gay, btw..

Hipster! *hiss*


What? Absurd. Just because I like vintage bits and bobs, car boot sales, irony, trendy cafes in Shoreditch and

oh.


It would appear that I am indeed a dickhead. (pops)
 
2012-10-18 03:21:33 PM

Abner Doon: My guess is that the people at top are too set in stone.


My guess is that it was a poor architecture decision by a technologist. Maybe the same one that made their phone so good for so long, who knows? In all likelihood they've got something wrong in their development process (waterfall methodology is a usual culprit). Whenever you see a company doing really well, and then change happens and they can't adjust, it's because of either bad process or bad architecture.
 
2012-10-18 08:26:09 PM

mccallcl: Abner Doon: My guess is that the people at top are too set in stone.

My guess is that it was a poor architecture decision by a technologist. Maybe the same one that made their phone so good for so long, who knows? In all likelihood they've got something wrong in their development process (waterfall methodology is a usual culprit). Whenever you see a company doing really well, and then change happens and they can't adjust, it's because of either bad process or bad architecture.


No, it was plain old arrogance. They looked at the iPhone and said it wasn't a credible threat, ignored it for four years banking on what they did over the last ten years, and now they're dead meat.

The forgot the one undeniable axiom of business: "That which got you here will not keep you here." Otherwise known as the "Adapt or die" rule.
 
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