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(My Fox DC)   BlackBerry CEO says iPhone is outdated   (myfoxdc.com) divider line 28
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2013-03-22 01:23:45 AM  
I say this is a repeat
 
2013-03-22 01:24:05 AM  
Does he have a stutter or something?
 
2013-03-22 01:29:24 AM  
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2013-03-22 01:52:02 AM  
It is, but, there's nothing out there that has caught on to replace it.
BlackBerry isn't going to be the next big thing.
 
2013-03-22 01:54:29 AM  
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2013-03-22 01:55:08 AM  
FTA: "...noting that with BlackBerry you don't have to close an application to check an email."  WTF? Do iPhone users have to close the app they are in to read an email? On Android I can go straight to an email from the notification bar without having to exit an app and when I've read the email the app is still there.
 
2013-03-22 01:56:17 AM  
Repeat
 
2013-03-22 02:01:14 AM  
Way to Macintosh the user input on the Z10. I really liked the cursor on my Torch.  It was one of the things I wished Android would have picked up on.

Give me a cursor along with home, menu, back and task (think alt-tab) buttons and I'd be a happy camper.  Tap the task button once to bring up a menu of tasks or double tap it to switch to the next task.  Oh, and drop the dedicated phone button.  I have a pico computer with a phone attached, not a phone with a pico computer attached.
 
2013-03-22 02:46:06 AM  

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Well it appears you have summed up the internet.
 
2013-03-22 03:03:21 AM  
OLD REPEATS ARE SO EXCITING
 
2013-03-22 03:07:32 AM  
People in glass houses should probably change in the basement.
 
2013-03-22 03:12:54 AM  
Pete and repeat went into a repeat thread.
 
2013-03-22 03:37:05 AM  
I got a chance to look at the new BB phone.  It is definitely not your parent's BB. If it does all the things BB says it will do without crashing, I would be duly impressed. This is a phone targeted for professionals who will use it with business and management practices because the phone's software is designed for them.  It for those who are not tech savvy or wanting a "status" phone.  If I were to grade the phone for most of the features and performance it would be a mix of the Window's and I phone with a little extra thrown in.

I liked the camera feature with frame by frame motion setting, the contacts are organized for project teams local/global to set up meetings, background, track social media (can be scary if you boss sets that one up). Other features were having multiple window/apps opened at the same time. It was made easy to get to by having a central location (like the Window's phone) to pull info and favorite apps from.  I kind of like the slide screen features too to move from secton to another from the main screen on phone or to lock it.

It's too much phone for me and I would not use half of what is said the device would/could do so, it would not be my first choice in a smart phone.
 
2013-03-22 03:37:33 AM  
my PalmPilot can kick your Newton's ass.

just sayin'.
 
2013-03-22 03:41:47 AM  

sonorangal: I got a chance to look at the new BB phone.  It is definitely not your parent's BB...


i would excel at a job promoting various products online, even if it involves copynpasting large chunks of text provided to me by a marketing department. might you please tell me where i could apply for such a thing? 

/ i'm not your parents' job seeker.
 
2013-03-22 06:25:32 AM  
BlackBerrys have always been excellent phones and I grieved the day that my employer changed me over to an iPhone (because they only wanted to support one device and a fancy-pants exec decided he liked iPhone). I now have a new personal BlackBerry Z10 and it is an excellent phone once again. Very fast, excellent browser, flash support, and the App store has a feature that I've wanted in Apple and Android markets for years: A notice at the top of the description for "Free" apps that "This application includes in-app purchases".

Sadly, it won't catch on because there's nothing shocking and new to draw attention away from iPhone and Android, even if it is a better phone.
 
2013-03-22 06:31:30 AM  
It is risky to say that some newfangled technology will never catch on, but what on earth would be the utility of a "Smart Watch" like what both Samsung and Google are supposedly developing? Besides letting us all be Dick Tracy wannabes, that is.

Are they just "leaking" this news so that down-and-out competitors like Microsoft burn through billions trying to get back into the game by releasing the next big thing first only to find that they are a novelty item only and don't replace a phone?
 
2013-03-22 06:44:37 AM  
The featured partner links are bad enough, but now we have to deal with in comments as well?
 
2013-03-22 06:45:23 AM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: I say this is a repeat


This is how the fat mods dole out green lights to their friends.
 
2013-03-22 07:45:43 AM  
RIM phone aside, comparing the iPhone 5 to the Galaxy S4 shows that yeah, you can probably call the iPhone outdated. At least it will be when the S4 officially releases in a month.
 
2013-03-22 08:04:16 AM  

babtras: It is risky to say that some newfangled technology will never catch on, but what on earth would be the utility of a "Smart Watch" like what both Samsung and Google are supposedly developing? Besides letting us all be Dick Tracy wannabes, that is.


I know, right.  Who would ever want a smaller cell phone?.  You don't even need pockets for it, it just straps to your wrist. I've no idea what they are thinking!
 
2013-03-22 08:06:31 AM  

sonorangal: I got a chance to look at the new BB phone.  It is definitely not your parent's BB.


I wish them luck with their new phones, because the traditional Blackberry design is the worst phone I've ever used. I don't understand why anyone would willingly use one, which leads me to conclude that most businessmen are simply morons.
 
2013-03-22 08:35:18 AM  

StoPPeRmobile: Pete and repeat went into a repeat thread

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2013-03-22 08:50:14 AM  

Flint Ironstag: FTA: "...noting that with BlackBerry you don't have to close an application to check an email."  WTF? Do iPhone users have to close the app they are in to read an email? On Android I can go straight to an email from the notification bar without having to exit an app and when I've read the email the app is still there.


No, you can either swipe down from the top of the screen to bring up the Notifications Center, where you can preview your inbox and choose an email from there, or you can double-tap the Home button to show your open apps & switch to your email app, then double-tap again to switch back to whatever app you are using. Checking an email does not require closing an app.
 
2013-03-22 09:00:11 AM  

Ba'boon: RIM phone aside, comparing the iPhone 5 to the Galaxy S4 shows that yeah, you can probably call the iPhone outdated. At least it will be when the S4 officially releases in a month.


The S2 can go toe to toe with the iPhone 5 on any spec but screen resolution.
The iPhone is outdated.
 
2013-03-22 09:02:42 AM  

bbqsandwich: Flint Ironstag: FTA: "...noting that with BlackBerry you don't have to close an application to check an email."  WTF? Do iPhone users have to close the app they are in to read an email? On Android I can go straight to an email from the notification bar without having to exit an app and when I've read the email the app is still there.

No, you can either swipe down from the top of the screen to bring up the Notifications Center, where you can preview your inbox and choose an email from there, or you can double-tap the Home button to show your open apps & switch to your email app, then double-tap again to switch back to whatever app you are using. Checking an email does not require closing an app.


So the BB guy was making shiat up then?
 
2013-03-22 09:22:34 AM  

wingnut396: babtras: It is risky to say that some newfangled technology will never catch on, but what on earth would be the utility of a "Smart Watch" like what both Samsung and Google are supposedly developing? Besides letting us all be Dick Tracy wannabes, that is.

I know, right.  Who would ever want a smaller cell phone?.  You don't even need pockets for it, it just straps to your wrist. I've no idea what they are thinking!


I, for one, would not buy a phone that is only useful as a phone. Tiny displays will not be good for browsing / email / maps / facebook / games / ssh / RPD and many other functions that make a smart phone "smart". Phone and basic daytimer, sure.
 
2013-03-22 09:26:09 AM  

Flint Ironstag: bbqsandwich: Flint Ironstag: FTA: "...noting that with BlackBerry you don't have to close an application to check an email."  WTF? Do iPhone users have to close the app they are in to read an email? On Android I can go straight to an email from the notification bar without having to exit an app and when I've read the email the app is still there.

No, you can either swipe down from the top of the screen to bring up the Notifications Center, where you can preview your inbox and choose an email from there, or you can double-tap the Home button to show your open apps & switch to your email app, then double-tap again to switch back to whatever app you are using. Checking an email does not require closing an app.

So the BB guy was making shiat up then?


It's hard to say. I think it's more likely that the paraphrasing used may not quite be what the BB guy was intending. I think he is saying that with the BB you can just see a bunch of notifications from different apps at once, as opposed to (on iPhone) using the double-tap to switch apps. But the iPhone has this too with the Notification Center so his criticism strikes me as a little weak. Then again I have not seen the new BB interface and perhaps it is totally amazing.

Either way, "you can see your email two seconds quicker" is not enough incentive to get me to switch phone ecosystems.
 
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