- 04-27-2012, 08:12 AM #27
You compare that to your PlayBook, which was half baked and is still largely half baked. Yet, you give them a pass because they push out updates over a period of time to add the most basic of functions to it. That's like praising a runner because they've slowly brought down their 5K time from 60 minutes to 50 minutes. They are still significantly off the pace.
- 04-27-2012, 08:21 AM #28
To the OP:
The GSII has been a top seller for a reason. It has terrific specs, is smooth as can be, and can really be whatever it is that you want it to be. I switched from a 9700, and can safely say that I won't be going back to BBs anytime soon.
1) If the GS3 is anything like the SII, it will be a damn fine phone. Battery life should be fine - my SII more than gets me through a day with heavy use. If you can adjust to the size, then go for it.
2) Keep in mind that even if BB10 makes it to market on time, their phones will be first generation - new form factor, new components, new OS. It will surely be an upgrade to OS7 (or whatever they are on now), and this will surely impress the bejeezus out of the BB fanboys, but the chances that it is in the same ballpark as Android or iOS is highly unlikely.
Imo, BB presents not a single advantage over Android or iOS. And, based on what I've seen on the PlayBook, BB10 will be just another modern day OS. I've said this for a long time now, if RIM and BB really want to make a dent, they need to expand well past just being a phone manufacturer. They have lost out on some great opportunities over the years to sure up their user base, to grow their user base, etc. And, each and every time, they drop the ball (or never see the ball coming).
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04-27-2012, 08:34 AM #29
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- 04-27-2012, 01:09 PM #31
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Nothing is half baked or crap, now can we not derail and be back on topic to provide the OP with actual advice? Come on now, this is a blackberry forum, not another platform forum. If they're stuck in the middle, help them out.
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04-27-2012, 06:25 PM #33
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That article was posted 11 hours ago before I found it and it was very recent. Also from other news I have read they mention May. Cnet on my Social Feeds says May as well. So yeah probably May is when that device will be revealed. Not Launched in May to be confused but Revealed In May.
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- 05-01-2012, 03:50 PM #36
The expectations on the SG3 are very high i think the phone will not disappoint. That said, i was impressed with what i saw today from Blackberry. I was inclined to buy the S3 but now i feel like waiting is the best thing to do.
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- 08-13-2012, 12:56 PM #38
This thread, though ancient, is my current dilemma. I'm eligible for a new phone mid-October. My phone (Droid 2 Global) is acting crappy, slow, and the specs (1.2 ghz processor, 512mb ram) don't keep up. The OS is outdated (2.3 Gingerbread). The Samsung Galaxy S III has ICS, to be updated to Jellybean, Quad-core 1.4 Ghz. processor and 2GB of ram. Reviews, user and tech blog alike, are fantastic.
On the other hand, I was very impressed by the BB10 multitasking and keyboard. I don't think Android will see something like this for another generation (5.0? 5.x? 6.0?) or so. Blackberry seems to present relatively lagless/glitchless experience compared to Android OS (we'll see if this carries on to the new OS).
But my upgrade date and the madness my Droid 2 Global is driving me to may push me to get the S3 now and casually check out the BB10 phones next time around, should RIM be alive and kicking (and for the sake of diversity and competition in the smartphone market, I certainly hope so). They hurt themselves not being able to get the BB10 phones out in the Fall, honestly.
As indicated in my signature, I may get an iPhone, but Apple will have to work hard to bring me back. I gave my iPod Touch to my sister... I got so bored with Apple's OS... and flash is still needed for some websites.It's not that I have ADD... it's just that I'm really good at multi-focusing...