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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:14 am    Post subject: Bb10 Reply with quote

Looked pretty good to me. Don't care for either phone. If they went with the Pre format, I'd probably buy (unlocked, pre-paid).

Context switching seemed much more seamless than what I've seen of Android or old WP (I'm no too familiar with the new version). iOS wasn't as good either, but I couldn't tell you what version of iOS I've seen.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it too.

But over here (as I may have mentioned before) there is a flood of local brands selling imported Chinese phones, which have insane configuration at a great price. Things like quad core, 1gb ram, 4.5in screen etc for ~$180.

It becomes very difficult justifying buying a more expensive phone, especially a BB. Although I may change my mind when I hold one in my hands.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't seen one yet. Seen lots of reviews though.

I will take a look at it. I've basically avoided blackberry from the beginning as I'm a left-handed user.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apple now sells more phones in the U.S. (of any type) than any other company.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My company doesn't even allow Blackberries on their exchange server. :( Only two people in the entire network (small hospital system) wanted to have them and they cut BES due to cost.

So they let me use a rooted Android. Security? Phpph. Who needs that?

Here's hoping that Blackberry fights back into the market enough so that I can get one.
My old 9700 was so much better at doing stuff that make a phone a communications device.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Apple now sells more phones in the U.S. (of any type) than any other company.
I'd sooner by a Windows phone.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a funny article from WSJ.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323701904578276102193619618.html

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What really soured the market was the announcement that the new BlackBerrys would not be available in the U.S. until March. Typically, technology is obsolete the second you buy it off the shelf. March?

Unlike most analysts and market observers, though, I would like to applaud RIM for at least trying to stage a comeback. Lesser companies would have rolled over and died by now. Still, I think they would have had a better shot if their new products were available in the next few days following the Super Bowl.

SquareTrade, a cellphone protection-plan provider based in San Francisco, released a study last week showing that 23 million Americans have damaged cellphones or tablets while watching sports.

This is mostly due to fumbles, which break down like this: The standard drop from the hand, 33%; liquid drops, including toilets, sweat and water spills, 18%; beer drops, 13%; passion drops, or devices thrown in anger or excitement, 12%; bar drops, or devices falling from bars or tables, 8%.

Ravens fans are most at risk for a fumble. The study said they are 14% clumsier than 49ers fans. It said 27% of Ravens fans have had a cellphone accident in the past 12 months versus 23% for 49ers fans.

This is a huge market opportunity. BlackBerry just missed it.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These new devices Q10 and Z10 are BYOD compliant. Meaning, your office emails will work without a BES connection, by using ActiveSync.

Hmm...
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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This is a huge market opportunity. BlackBerry just missed it.
I disagree. They launched quickly outside of the US (or at least in Europe). The outside the US market is larger than the US market, so it could easily help them survive the delay. If they actually have a viable alternative.

I'm extremely skeptical that all users of their current platform are satisfied enough that they are unwilling to try something new. RIM looks like they're taking the long term view, rather than the shortsighted HPalm view.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed. And I think they can pull it off.

Their devices seem interesting, they've addressed the criticisms of their phones, which was BIS/BES vs BYOD, better browser in BB10
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