Data compression and the new bb10 devices
Just wondering if you guys think we will still see a lot of the data compression we see now on devices on the newer bb10 devices.
With carriers buckling down on data consumption and a phone that can do what a bb10 phone can there's almost no way to go over 3GB.
I am at 663mb with 2 days left in my billing cycle. I've streamed music for the past 3 weeks about 4-6 hrs a day 5 days a week. I bet if you did that on any other phone it would be way over the limit already.
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- 03-08-12, 12:22 AM #2
I'm hoping we see the option.
For example, there will be
data compression on mobile network? (on/off)
Data compression on wifi network? (on/off) (in case you do have some data caps)
- 03-08-12, 12:59 AM #3
BB phones don't use as much data as high end smartphones because they can't do as much (Netflix, Skype, a lot of other media, etc).
You can browse the web and email all day on iPhones and Androids and still not go near the data cap. It's just when you decide to use a smartphone like a smartphone then the data starts going up. Even if Netflix and Skype were available on BB, the compression doesn't touch their services.
Good try. Didn't know people were still using the data compression card. Thought we all saw through that comical argument. I don't think the public is stupid enough to drop their favorite media apps so they can browse and email more on a BB
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- 03-08-12, 01:15 AM #4
- 03-08-12, 02:18 AM #5
And yes, people on real high-end smartphones are reaching those data caps faster because the phones do a lot more than BB's. Welcome to 2012.
Try re-reading what I wrote
- 03-08-12, 02:36 AM #6
Unbeknownst to most, I had an iPhone and have a Nexus S. So I am not "In a cave".
And I'm willing to bet that I know more about Smart phones than you do in total so if you want to argue then lets do it via PM. Not here. Hopefully a Mod come in here and will Delete these replies. (After you read this.)
Of course if you want to show off to others how dumb we BlackBerry users are, Do call me out in a different thread. Not here though.
Of course you won't though.
Oh yeah and by the way, iPhone uses 3x more data to load a page than a BlackBerry Does. And if you want to talk content wise, the BlackBerry does in fact support more HTML than the iPhone. So no. You're wrong. There are mystical compression powers in play here. Come at me bro.
(Again not here. a different thread.)
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- 03-08-12, 02:43 AM #7
Oh, and since when is watching Netflix the definition of a smartphone use? Lol
- 03-08-12, 02:46 AM #9
- 03-08-12, 11:26 AM #11
- 03-08-12, 11:29 AM #12
Browsing the web all day for weeks won't get you close to the data cap.
- 03-08-12, 12:28 PM #15
Once again, just telling me to read what I wrote. How about you reply to something? An iPhone uses 3x more data than a BB on the same web page. If you learn to see the subject of the actual post, you can see that the thesis statement is, Just wondering if you guys think we will still see a lot of the data compression we see now on devices on the newer bb10 devices."
Oh yeah. I forgot to mention that i did read your first post wrong. Sorry bout that. But your arguments are actually wrong. You are assuming that the reason people think their phones use less data, is because they only surf and email, however in tests it has been shown that a BlackBerry uses less data than an iPhone (and probably Android) when loading the same content on their phones.
And iChat, when have I said that I didn't defend OP? I'm trying to correct someone but he/she is being too thick skulled to read what I say.
- CrackBerry Abuser
03-08-12, 12:50 PM #17
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Some elements transmitted on the internet can be compressed by a factor of 2 or 3 or even more.
Other elements simply cannot be further compressed by any useful factor. These are elements that have already been highly compressed, such as most video and music. The only way to reduce size here is to recompress with less information (lower quality). That is something that cannot reasonably be done on the fly.
You can check this out on any desktop computer, with applications that package and compress files into files like rar and zip. Documents will often compress well, as will HTML pages. But not music and video. This simply basic "information theory" -- check out the meaning and implications of a file's "entropy."
RIM's compression is effective for web pages, email, most email attachments. It will not be very effective for music and especially video. As music and especially video begins to dominate that data that consumers use, RIM's compression loses its advantage for consumers. It still offers advantages for enterprises, but less so as data costs drop on higher speed networks.
- 03-08-12, 02:02 PM #18
For those who with reading comprehension issues, the OP said this:
"With carriers buckling down on data consumption and a phone that can do what a bb10 phone can there's almost no way to go over 3GB.
I am at 663mb with 2 days left in my billing cycle. I've streamed music for the past 3 weeks about 4-6 hrs a day 5 days a week. I bet if you did that on any other phone it would be way over the limit already."
He's claiming that his music streaming was compressed by BIS. BIS DOESN'T TOUCH MEDIA STREAMING SERVICES (except maybe YouTube).
LOL. You guys.
- 03-08-12, 03:00 PM #19
- 03-08-12, 04:27 PM #20
That's a rhetorical question. The answer is no. So no BB's compression didn't do jack to help the OP with his music STREAMING.
Way to miss the point.
It's hilarious how the OP's point has been proven to be FACTUALLY INCORRECT and yet you guys are pulling at every last little straw to make an attempt at an argument. Hilarious. Done with this thread.
- 03-08-12, 04:42 PM #22
I use tunein radio and believe me it uses far less data then what the stream should use.
- 03-08-12, 09:35 PM #24
RIM also better come up with two different options for data; high speed non stone age non-BIS regular Internet for us and BIS stone age slow Internet for the company users. Like BES, we should be able to choose or RIM's new CEO should fire himself out of the company.