- 05-21-2012, 06:54 PM #53
buying something that isn't popular is assessing your needs and making a choice based on them
BlackBerry does it better than anyone else for my Business centric needs, and also meets all of my recreational needs very well,
I don't know anyone who owns a BlackBerry "Because if you don't have a BlackBerry, well you don't have a BlackBerry"
It's wonderful you like Apples products, and it is great they have made the smartphone far from that, All the power too them,oops...
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- CrackBerry Master
05-21-2012, 07:12 PM #55
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Jobs and Gates pretty much invented the PC field. They didn't need the education, they just made it up as they went along.
Cook may have been with Apple for 14 years, but either you have that inventors knack or you don't.
Cook spent six months at Compaq as VP for Corporate Materials before he was hired by Steve Jobs to join Apple in 1998. He initially served as Senior Vice President for Worldwide Operations. Prior to that, Cook served as the chief operating officer (COO) of the computer reseller division of Intelligent Electronics and spent 12 years in IBM's personal computer business as the director of North American Fulfillment.
Cook is credited with pulling Apple out of manufacturing by closing factories and warehouses around the world. This helped the company reduce inventory levels and streamline its supply chain, dramatically increasing margins. In January 2007, Cook was promoted to COO.
Cook served as Apple CEO for two months in 2004, when Jobs was recovering from pancreatic cancer surgery. In 2009, Cook again served as Apple CEO for several months while Jobs took a leave of absence for a liver transplant.
So unless he's some sort of hidden savant that Jobs trained for 14 years while he was supposed to be doing his actual job, I doubt he'll fill those shoes.
- CrackBerry Genius
05-21-2012, 07:32 PM #56
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Tim Cook's the supply chain genius right? That is very important as we've seen Apple and Samsung suck the wind from everyone else's sails by buying up/controlling the components and having the lowest manufacturing costs. So someone like Jonathan Ives can step forward and guide the design in their own vision. But can this person have the force of will Jobs had to make vision become reality. We'll see.
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- 05-21-2012, 08:05 PM #57
- 05-21-2012, 08:57 PM #58
I will agree that RIM has fallen in some productivity, and both Android and iOS phones can do way more then any Blackberry can do (besides great push email), but the simple OS is exactly the way that RIM and many of their customers want it. I feel that we should not harass them for that.
BB10 does appear to look similar to other operating systems but then again that can be said about every OS, windows is said to have taken their fonts from mac, iOS is said to have taken their notification bar from Android and to have taken iMessage from RIM, while where do you think that Android got the idea of icons on a central screen?
RIM took some of the best ideas and combined them to fit their customers' needs the best. Is it copying? yes, but when everyone does it, and it helps us consumers, why worry?
- CrackBerry Abuser
05-21-2012, 09:04 PM #59
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Personally I like Apple product... But i also like rim products. I have my blackberry, my playbook, my iPod, macbook pro, mini etc...My kids have an iPhone, an android.. but it still feel my blackberry is way more useful for my needs!!
Steve is gone, and its hard to say if we will see the same innovations from apple in the future, the track record shows apple seemed to fail overtime steve left in the past.... don't know that i will want to buy anymore post 2011 apple products!
- 05-21-2012, 10:14 PM #60
Elaborate on some things that your iphone does that a blackberry cant?
Blackberry 7, is nothingless than an simple outdated OS put together to sustain the little bit of marketshare RIM currently has, in which every Blackberry 7 device thus far have flopped!
RIM has the most simple OS their is on the entire market; and shall we speak on BB10 which is a clear ripoff of 3 different OS's, which have been in the lab for what over 2-3 years? In which RIM still has not finished the project.
How is BB10 a clear rip off and of which currently available OS's?
Blackberry 10 won't save RIM, it will be dead on arrival just like the playbook, which was supposed to kill the iPad according to you crackheads, remember?
At the end of the day even if you are an Apple loyalist or love your droid or BB for that matter, competition in the market place always benefits the consumer.
- 05-22-2012, 06:58 AM #61
Last edited by brucep1; 05-22-2012 at 07:02 AM.I survived the Storm of 2008 and the PlayBook of 2011.
- 05-22-2012, 10:11 AM #62
The thing that gets me about the larger phone, I think I remember Steve himself being quoted in saying that a 3.5" screen is the best size for a smartphone. To a certain degree, I can agree. Your thumb can pretty go all over the screen w/that size.
I think some of those new smartphones that are coming out from Android are just too big, I think 4-4.3" is a good size, I don't get those people talking on the Note, saw a commercial and the guy looked ridiculous, holding it up to his ear. But that's just me.
- 05-22-2012, 11:08 AM #63
If you are going to insult people, please do it properly.
Last edited by avt123; 05-22-2012 at 11:13 AM.
- 05-22-2012, 01:00 PM #64
In 2007/08, actually going back to the Pearl release, having a BB was the equivalent of having an iPhone or Air Jordan's or a Jag...and RIM was more than pleased to have that reputation. Which is why I laugh at the disdain people level at Apple users.
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- 05-22-2012, 01:01 PM #65Crackberry super member with posting powers no one else has and sooper sekret identities. Or so I'm told.
- 05-22-2012, 01:05 PM #66
- CrackBerry Abuser
05-22-2012, 04:15 PM #68
- 299 Posts
I feel sorry for Sir Jonathan Ive in all this, he's the genius behind the iphone's physical form to date and will continue to be. As has been said SJ was a micro manager who brought all the aspects of the iphone together into a cohesive experience. So to whomever said if Ive steps up...he already has, a long time ago.
On another point yes BB10 takes features from other platforms...how else can it catch up? That doesn't preclude innovation like the keyboard implementation. Most of the ios features added in each iteration are from other platforms...ios 5 was entirely other platforms ideas. At the end of the day we should be pleased as it aids competition so better products for us consumers!
- CrackBerry Master
05-22-2012, 04:49 PM #70
- 1,100 Posts
They're going to rollout an iPhone XL.
Then the next advancement will be the iPhone Nano.
Followed shortly after by the screenless iPhone Shuffle, where you just shake the phone and it randomly dials numbers.
They'll offer the 4 sizes with a variety of colors.
Wash, rinse, repeat.
- CrackBerry Genius of Geniuses
05-22-2012, 05:59 PM #74
- 6,190 Posts
Secondly, the RIM of today is not the RIM that failed to recognize that a new course needed to be charted five years ago. It's going to be a few more months before we see how well RIM has adapted through the results of the new course that RIM set two years ago.Ed
Be bold. Be pantless. Then go take a nice long nap.
- CrackBerry Addict
05-22-2012, 06:08 PM #75"If Playbook sales don't increase when BB10 drops, I'll eat my T-shirt."
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