36 posts • joined Friday 4th July 2008 14:40 GMT
Re: Oh dear, what a crying shame.
I see a hint of sanity creeping into amanfrommars' posts... the first 3 paragraphs actually made sense!
Re: A little information...
like trying to skin a live whale with a plastic tortoise
Have an upvote for that lovely bit of imagery!
I just tried that, from London on the Google.co.uk site; typing in GM got me a load of GMail results (BEFORE I'd hit Enter, and the autocomplete showed GMail) then when I clicked search I got General Motors followed by GMail.
Re: The World of Warcraft episode...
The Guitar Hero episode was the best.
"its underwriters had seen an increased interest from perspective shareholders"
These are the ones looking at it from a different angle, right?
I can see that this would certainly have uses for some people (perhaps wheelchair users or those in mobility frames), but aside from that, wouldn't this require the "system" (ie Apple) to collect lots of data about your likes and dislikes? Does anyone else see the marginal contradiction with the phrase they just used re: information sharing: 'We have no interest in amassing personal information' ??!!
Re: Only 11 actors?
I still count David Niven and Peter Sellers as 'official' James Bonds!
Re: Awww, did they say something nasty about blackberry?
Heh, no, not really fussed about people I'll never meet having a go at BB (the company, phone *or* OS), and yes, I've seen a lot of abuse levelled their way (I do wonder if any of the abusers have actually tried to use the OS though). I was actually just intrigued that in a pretty level-headed and objective report on the state of things (ie no wild "Android is crap" headlines), he slipped in a cheap shot to BB, who in the context of the article come out on top.
>He contends that BlackBerry is the most secure, both in its BB7 and BB10 incarnations – although for security you have to sacrifice the openness of the BB10 system and then you have to wonder what is the point of going to BB10 in the first place.
Wow, cheap shot there - instead of lauding BB's security ethic from an objective perspective, you take the opportunity to stick the knife in. Great journalism, well done.
>"We believe the Fairfax initiative is unlikely to come to fruition and see the next valuation floor for the stock at $5," one Bernstein analyst has reportedly told his clients
This has been going on for years now, with so-called-analysts constantly trying to drive the share price down and assure everyone that BB are doomed. No, they're not in a good place, yes, they missed the boat with apps and the speed with which consumers turned to full-touch-screen and use phones more as a fun tool, but they don't deserve to be constantly ground into the dirt by people saying "BB should just go away and close up shop" - do you honestly wish unemployment on thousands of people just because you don't like their product?? I don't particularly like Android or iPhones, but I'd never wish the companies to go bust!
I like the Z10, I like the BB10 interface, and am very much hoping they can restore some dignity and user confidence back into the brand, and continue ensuring we have a choice in the phone market.
Re: Oh darn, beat me to it, but still.
One shall stand, one shall fall...
Re: Challenge for new Doctor: TOXIC MENACE
Is it just me, or does amanfrommars make more sense than Eadon??
BB10's hub effectively does that, channeling all e-mails, texts, WhatsApp messages etc into one central point, but still with the ability to filter to the specific sources.
Re: the fat lady is warming up
arnnt nearly as good as android or apple. When you can get BBM on an S4, why would anyone buy a Z10?
Blimey what a ridiculous post! I'll ignore the atrocious spelling and just look at your above statement. Have you used a Z10 at all? I assume your incredibly sweeping and unspecific comment that BBs aren't "as good" as Android or Apple refers to the OS rather than the handset - again, have you used BB10 and looked at it with an unbiased perspective, evaluating its merits and flaws, or have you just written it off and not bothered to actually comment from a position of intelligence and fairness? The second part of that comment seems to be referring to the handsets, and since the Z10s are clearly being bought (in whatever numbers you believe), clearly you're asserting that all those people should have bought an S4 instead (for unspecified reasons), and they're all deficient in some way because of that choice. Well, I had that choice, I looked at both options, chose the Z10, and am very happy with it. So to answer your question, I, at least, bought the Z10 because I liked the overall package (OS and handset) and preferred it to the other available ones.
Never used BBM myself (or Twitter or Facebook), but it's good to see BB exploring their options to try and turn things around for the company.
Re: Bounty Hunter Count
But when they viewed the remastered CCTV footage it appeared that he threw a weak mis-aimed punch first...
Re: Bounty Hunter Count
Aaah, that's the one /facepalm. So that's 4 who do something besides just standing there; are they saying that they had all 4 actors (including whoever was behind the Greedo mask) at this convention then? Not bad going (if true).
Bounty Hunter Count
This year, the convention reunited all four bounty hounters from the Star Wars film.
Old age is clearly getting to me as I can't quite resolve that number - the 2 Fetts and Zam Wessel are the obvious 3 that spring to mind, but then in Ep5 there's a whole bunch like IG-88 and Bossk. Someone please put me out of my misery here...
Re: Too Late
And just how many "yoof" do you know, that your social circle should be taken as a representative sample of BlackBerry's market as a whole?
Re: Still waiting for a torch replacement
I had a Torch for almost 3 years and was similarly holding out to see if there was a replacement slider on BB10. Searched Crackberry and other places but could only find rumours and hopes, but certainly no hard evidence to suggest it'd be out soon. I decided to give the Z10 a go, and honestly, the keyboard's very good, and I find I don't really miss the physical one at all.
I'm always amused by people who say "I know no-one who owns a x/y/z phone", as if that should tell us that their social circle is so huge and diverse that it too should be upscaled to demonstrate the global market share.
I switched from a Torch to the Z10 last week and think it's great; others will hate the interface or the size or the placement of the buttons, and that's their right to do so, just as I wasn't overly impressed by Apple or a variety of Android handsets. My choice as a consumer. What I did appreciate was being able to look at 4 different OSs and make an informed judgement as to which I preferred. If BlackBerry and Microsoft were to bunk out of the market as so many people here suggest they should do, I would have had only 2 to choose between; it seems that there is so much rabid OS-attachment out there that people have lost the understanding of the value of competition and choice.
Re: My Z10
<One of BB's biggest problems is the shops. The sales staff don't care, and it's difficult to get a proper go on one to see what it's like outside of the limited demo app.>
Completely agree - the missis and I went into an O2 shop on Saturday to look at upgrading my BB to the Z10, and the first thing the sales assistant said about it was that it was a difficult interface - I pointed out that I'd just had a play with one in another shop that had a working demo model and found it to be very easy. You'd think the sales people would reserve their own opinions and give a balanced view to prospective customers! I even bit the bullet and had a go with the iPhone, and tried to open 2 apps at once... can it really still not do that or was I doing something stupidly wrong?
They applied for the trademark in 2000 and it was granted in 2008; presumably Gradiente'll argue that they had 5 years from it being GRANTED to act upon it, whereas Apple will be contesting that they should have had a commercial model by 2005.
Good luck to him
Got a bit of a shock at the guy's name - I know him from playing Nanvaent MUD in the late 90s. Sounds like exactly the kind of thing he'd do, so good luck to him, and I'm sure all the idlers in nanc will chuck some cash his way!
Re: Anti RIM sentiment
I agree; ever since BB10 was announced there has been a huge amount of negativity on these boards towards a company that's potentially going to give consumers more choice in the marketplace. Maybe these people are seeing it as a genuine contender and just can't stand the fact that it might do things that their prized and beloved OSs can't.
Kinda sad really!
Re: UX - nothing very new here
Hmm, 85 + 6 + 3 + 1 = 95...
"The national telco's SmartTalk service is available for iOS and Android"
What, not available on BlackBerry? Poor show!
We run a number of BBs on O2 using BES and haven't seen any problems today... annoyingly, I left my personal BB (on Vodafone) at home today so can't compare :-(
Re: Quality over quantity
*sigh* shocking spelling there - "good" luck, obviously!
Quality over quantity
I'm just glad to see that someone in the marketplace still values quality and that I won't have to trawl through hundreds of identical apps to find what I want. Everyone seems to have it in for RIM at the moment; there've been lots of comments here saying they should just give up and get out of the business, but I for one think it can only be good for consumers to have more choice. If they give it their best shot and no-one buys their stuff, then that's how it goes, but there's certainly room in the market for more than a two-horse race. Giid luck to 'em!
Look like I'm the only one
who's actually looking forward to this then. Vodafone called me last week to offer me an early upgrade and were slightly stunned when I said I was going to wait a couple of months until BB10. I guess they don't hear that too much these days!
Re: Three trilogies
And that may possibly have worked if not for the books covering the next 40+ years. When the original Thrawn trilogy came out they may have had an outside chance of filming those with the original cast, but I think their best bet is to go for the KotOR era, either basing them on existing games (nice tie-in already there) or new stories in the same era. Who doesn't want to see a mass battle between hundreds of Jedi and Sith?!
Sadly, like most people it seems, I fear for the worst...
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