1. Kevin Viria Winata's Avatar
    Im kindda desperate and spent 3 night to think. Well ~
    10-11-14 07:38 AM
  2. eyesopen1111's Avatar
    I've got an HTC One with infrared capabilities. It's a cool feature for using the device as a remote control, but I think BlackBerry focused hardware improvements in other areas of the Passport, like better camera, more RAM, faster CPU, etc.

    Z-30 / STA100-5 / 10.3.0.1418 / T-Mobile USA
    10-11-14 07:51 AM
  3. silversmith75's Avatar
    Probably cause you can get a harmony hub. And boom your phone is a remote.

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    Last edited by silversmith75; 10-11-14 at 03:41 PM.
    10-11-14 10:59 AM
  4. VR6's Avatar
    I don't think they ever included IR

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    10-11-14 12:03 PM
  5. serbanescu's Avatar
    Isn't IR obsolete?
    10-11-14 12:07 PM
  6. LazyEvul's Avatar
    It's a matter of priorities - IR is not a highly-demanded feature. They can get far more benefit by focusing resources on implementing a faster CPU, better camera, WiFi 802.11ac, and that sort of stuff, especially since IR is slowly headed towards obsolescence thanks to things like smart TVs.
    10-11-14 12:15 PM
  7. silversmith75's Avatar
    Isn't IR obsolete?
    Pretty much but no one will step out and adopt Bluetooth


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    10-11-14 03:56 PM
  8. eyesopen1111's Avatar
    Isn't IR obsolete?
    Most remote controls in the USA use infrared. Where are you guys from and what do they use there?

    Z-30 / STA100-5 / 10.3.0.1418 / T-Mobile USA
    10-18-14 06:19 PM
  9. SlcCorrado's Avatar
    Solution: xbox one and and smartglass

    At least for tv/cable
    10-18-14 06:39 PM
  10. yellowroom's Avatar
    I enjoyed using the HTC One as a remote control for the tele and it's a bummer BlackBerrys don't have it, but it isn't essential enough of a feature for me to deter away from them.

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    10-18-14 08:15 PM
  11. silversmith75's Avatar
    Most remote controls in the USA use infrared. Where are you guys from and what do they use there?

    Z-30 / STA100-5 / 10.3.0.1418 / T-Mobile USA
    IR is obsolete but they keep using it even though Bluetooth is Sooooo much better just no one wants to be the first for some reason

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    10-21-14 09:58 AM
  12. FrankIAm's Avatar
    IR is obsolete but they keep using it even though Bluetooth is Sooooo much better just no one wants to be the first for some reason

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    Dude, do you even get what these people are talking about?
    10-21-14 10:06 AM
  13. bobshine's Avatar
    Most remote controls in the USA use infrared. Where are you guys from and what do they use there?

    Z-30 / STA100-5 / 10.3.0.1418 / T-Mobile USA
    Canada. My remote is infrared but I also have a app on my phone that displays a guide and can be used as a remote from anywhere over wifi

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    10-21-14 10:10 AM
  14. undone's Avatar
    Yeah my cable provider has an app that you can control the cable boxes from, IR just seems cheap and easy vs other solutions.
    10-21-14 10:27 AM
  15. Warlack's Avatar
    IR is another piece of hardware to include and most of the people don't use it anyway. At the moment it is just used for your home cinema system. So there is no reason to include it in a business device.

    Bluetooth has not been widely adopted due to the additional cost. Despite the fact that both options are very cheap

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    10-21-14 12:42 PM

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