- CrackBerry Addict
01-06-13, 03:41 PM #51
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- 01-06-13, 03:58 PM #53Negative thinking destroys your brain cells and causes global warming.*- Dodinsky (The Scientific Institute of Get Over It!) Action Spots
- 01-06-13, 04:11 PM #54
Perhaps this is off topic a bit - but - I am truly amused by the casual "well we can just side load it...".
I read constantly that one of the things BB is without a doubt better than Android is in the measure of security. Well, unless you do the .bar conversion yourself on your own computer, you do understand that the moment you do this - your phone is no more secure than the Android phones "we" love to make fun of here, and is subject to the same perils that Android phones are when they get programs not from the Google Play Store or in the case of BB10 directly from BlackBerry World.
Are we even sure that BB10 is going to allow side loading once the final release is made official?
- 01-06-13, 04:12 PM #55
"frankly we don't care"
With all due respect,
I think this is where this thread started being less about constructive opinion/discussion. Emotions can get high when one has a strong opinion, it may not always elicit like minded responses favourable to you though. I find honey over vinegar works best, all in my humble opinion.Negative thinking destroys your brain cells and causes global warming.*- Dodinsky (The Scientific Institute of Get Over It!) Action Spots
- 01-06-13, 11:17 PM #60
Re: The state of messaging on BlackBerry 10Carrier controlled updates is the worst smartphone spec of them all
- 01-07-13, 03:31 AM #61
BBM simply can't be beat for roaming.
- 01-07-13, 03:51 AM #62
- 01-07-13, 05:59 AM #64
Re: The state of messaging on BlackBerry 10
This month's data usage on my SGIII. While I have not traveled abroad this month it shows that my data usage on WhatsApp to be nearly identical as Twitter.
I can easily turn it off as I do Twitter when I'm abroad, use a local SIM, or use Wi-Fi.
Edit: I should add that my usage includes media sent to my WhatsApp groups from the group members and contacts and media shared from my Instagram to WhatsApp for my various groups and contacts.
98% of my IM messaging and media sharing is now done through WhatsApp.
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Last edited by qbnkelt; 01-07-13 at 06:27 AM.
- 01-07-13, 07:07 AM #68
The problem with cross platform messaging apps is you have to use quite a few to cover everybody, I have some people on gtalk, some on yahoo messenger, a few on wahatsapp (although far less then what whatsapp tells me I have, try it once and you'll always show up as a user) etc
That's why I just use BBM and SMS now, and occasionally I sign into Yahoo Messenger but those contacts are usually on a computer.
- 01-07-13, 07:10 AM #69
That's on either side of the pond.
For me, on a MUCH OLDER age group, I remember the huge list of contacts who were already on WhatsApp, which was nice to have them on an IM client again since they left BB.
- 01-07-13, 12:09 PM #70
As someone who has kids, I like Kik because it runs on their iPods. I really have trouble understanding why WhatsApp doesn't have a version for iPods.
I hope that BBM is integrated, so that if a contact has a blackberry, you automatically BBM them instead of sms. This is how iMessage works on iOS. Maybe with their messaging hub this will be a moot point.
I really hope BBM will work over WiFi. When I am travelling, I sometime shut of cel service, and only get network connectivity on WiFi. Unfortunately this doesn't work well with existing BB's, as you can't get email, BBM over wi-fi. Hopfeully BB10 changes this.
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- CrackBerry User
01-07-13, 12:55 PM #71
- 33 Posts
Re: The state of messaging on BlackBerry 10
What I hate about bbm is that I can't save all the messages, old ones get replaced by new once. Well that's the case on my bb9700
On whatsapp, everything is saved. All the messages are there.
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- CrackBerry Genius
01-07-13, 02:56 PM #73"THE GUY YOUR MOTHER WARNED YOU ABOUT !!!"
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Something wicked this way comes."
- 01-07-13, 06:03 PM #75
Instant messaging apps like BBM and WhatsApp are good if you have a group of people that doesn't change often and everyone uses it.
For me, I hardly use BBM since I don't know many BB users and the few I do don't BBM, we just text. I meet new people all the time and just get their phone number. Actual phone conversation is primary and crucial in my field of work - sms is supplementary. It's just more universal and convenient than having to get another PIN/number/username and making sure everyone else downloads and uses the same messenger.
SMS comes on EVERY phone pre-installed and doesn't need any other info than the phone number.
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