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RIM unveils BlackBerry 10, signaling hope for new start

Discussion in 'Wackbag Tech Support' started by BIV, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    http://news.yahoo.com/rim-starts-gl...RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANob21lBHB0A3NlY3Rpb25z;_ylv=3

    I'm not seeing any photos in that article.
     
  2. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    Videos in this link.
     
  3. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    I liked that thing the keyboard was doing with popping the words above the letters.
     
  4. Guilty Spark

    Guilty Spark It's freeing and refreshing

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    The market says "me na like that".

    RIMM down 8%.
     
  5. Party Rooster

    Party Rooster Unleash The Beast

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    I like the split personality feature. So you have your business phone and your personal phone kept separate. This will appeal to a lot of people that are forced to carry two phones because of strict corporate policies. This thing might have a chance.
     
  6. Begbie

    Begbie Wackbag Generalissimo

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    The more competition, the better...so I do hope Blackberry does well. I have my doubts though. I, personally, have had to get accustomed (and spent money on) apps for Apple, WebOS, Android, and Windows (though I refuse to use it). I've settled on Android/Google...and I wouldn't want to move to a whole new interface. Unless...of course, I can use Play Store on the new Blackberry.

    Seems like it does have some pretty useful features. That camera timeshift thing looks really cool. Still would prefer a 4.5-5.0 inch screen though.
     
  7. Wrecktum

    Wrecktum Tounge puncher of fart boxes

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    Fuck blackberry in their asses. I think they were lazy thinking people would never switch from what was basically the only smart phones at the time to iPhone. Now they are trying to play catch up.
     
  8. Begbie

    Begbie Wackbag Generalissimo

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    I didn't know that RIM is also changing the company name to BlackBerry also, and dropping "Research In Motion". Dumb name anyway.

    Well, as mentioned...their stock has been taking an absolute beating since Monday. Trading at 17.90 early Monday...and closed at 13.86 today. Looks like alot of people are bailing and know full well that people just aren't going to get behind this rebranding. And yup...it's their own fault. Apple and Google just swallowed them up. Doesn't help that they had numerous significant service interruptions. They'll no doubt, go the way of Palm/HP WebOS. Then there's Microsoft trying to get their foot in the mobile tech door. Competition is good...but I think Android and iOS are pretty much in control.
     
  9. Don the Radio Guy

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    If they were smart they'd just start making Android phones.
     
  10. Wrecktum

    Wrecktum Tounge puncher of fart boxes

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    If they were smart they would have tried to improve their own soft and hardware when they were kings of the smart phone. But they got lazy and tried to shoehorn gimicky phones like that weird clicky touch screen shit phone.
     
  11. whiskeyguy

    whiskeyguy PR representative for Drunk Whiskeyguy.

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    I was thinking about this earlier... OAPC mentioned liking the ability to keep your business and personal stuff separate (and I agree)... what might find them a market is creating an Android phone with a separate OS/operating environment for corporate use. You can download everything from the Android market just like you would do, but when you hit one shortcut it takes you into your business environment which Blackberry develops specifically for their phones... and it can have all the shit businesses love like added encryption and so on.

    Also, is there a reason no cell phones have two phone lines? Google Voice works good enough for me, but it seems like a lot of people would benefit from having two actual lines on their phone (business and personal), two voicemail inboxes, and the ability to turn either line on or off whenever you want (sending those calls to the respective inbox). Would that take two radios in the phone or what?
     
  12. Wrecktum

    Wrecktum Tounge puncher of fart boxes

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    I could see some hilarity happining when some business executive accidently sends pictures to the whole company with a ball gag in his mouth and dildo in his ass.
     
  13. Party Rooster

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    There are dual-sim phones out there, but you generally can't run both numbers at the whole time. Otherwise you'd need two separate radios and you would get half the battery life.
     
  14. whiskeyguy

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    That makes sense... I guess until battery technology has some major advances that isn't really a viable option.
     
  15. MayrMeninoCrash

    MayrMeninoCrash Liberal Psycopath

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    BB's need to run their Corporate Server hardware is really what's sending them to the crapper. Now that Android and Apple offer architecture to integrate their systems into corporate IT networks, nobody wants to deal with Blackberry and their silly requirements
     
  16. Cunt Smasher

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    Another OS that's prolly not compatible with the cool apps I have now? Reinventing the wheel for a horseless carriage.
     
  17. Begbie

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    Not only is it not compatible...most of the apps in the Play Store and Apple App Store aren't even available on BlackBerry. Kinda like the problem Windows has and WebOS had. People want options and people don't want to have to pay for all of their apps over again 2, 3 times over...not to mention learn a whole new OS. Microsoft stands a better chance at competing than BlackBerry at this point. Everyone is more familiar with Microsoft than BlackBerry. Heck, most of us use a Microsoft product every day.

    As Don pointed out...BlackBerry brand Android phones would be the smart thing to do to stay relevant. Even then, they'd have a steep hill to climb, but I know I'd consider buying one if it's well built and they advance the technology a bit to challenge Samsung, HTC, and Apple.
     
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  18. whiskeyguy

    whiskeyguy PR representative for Drunk Whiskeyguy.

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    That's exactly why I decided to go with Android. Always having my paid apps available while not being tied to essentially one device my entire life.
     
  19. Begbie

    Begbie Wackbag Generalissimo

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    I think that's why I switched to Android as well. With Apple, you have a choice of iPhone...black or white...16gb, 32gb, etc. But that's generally about it. Android gives you a choice of Samsung, HTC, LG, Pantech, etc...all different styles, sizes, features. Granted I've never had an Apple device crap out on me and their OS is pretty simple to run...but nothing really beats the variety of devices that run Android and of course, the customization.
     
  20. whiskeyguy

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    Exactly... and I'm someone who is constantly re-evaluating what I want from a device. Started with the HTC Droid Incredible, but then went to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus which I have been very happy with (although the Incredible was a solid phone also, still use it as an MP3 player). I think the Galaxy-style phones are what I'm going to stick with for a while, but in five years who knows? With Apply, you never have the option to jump around like that.

    Actually I just flashed my first ROM today and I don't know why I waited so long... it's an entirely new device.
     
  21. Begbie

    Begbie Wackbag Generalissimo

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    Love flashing ROM's especially since I have an HTC Rezound and they took their sweet old time upgrading from gingerbread. I'm now waiting for an expert developer on XDA to fix all the bugs on his version of Jellybean 4.2. I'm running his (IamTheOneTheyCallNeo is his username, just in case you see him over there...he's brilliant) 4.1 Rage ROM and it is a thing of beauty.

    My wife has a Galaxy Nexus (stock) and loves it. She dropped her Rezound in the sink and it died...but was able to buy a Nexus for like, $240. Great phone...very solidly built compared to my Rezound, which isn't at good. But running a custom ROM makes all the difference in the world.
     
  22. whiskeyguy

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    Yeah I didn't go crazy, just went with AOKP 4.2... basically stock with a thousand options. Was using go launcher but nova launcher that came with the Rom has the same features (for $4 prime version) and is smoother, so think I'll stick with that.
     
  23. Dikbag

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    How the fuck do I ditch apple at this point. 2 iphones, an ipad, apple tv, thousand(s) of dollars in itunes media. I love my apple devices but can't stand that I feel trapped.
     
  24. Don the Radio Guy

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    Why do you feel the need to ditch Apple? They make fine products.
     
  25. ruckstande

    ruckstande Posts mostly from the shitter.

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    Im pretty sure Nextel even had two lines and that was years ago.
     

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