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04-15-2012, 01:58 AM #26
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I am pretty sure it is fake. Unlike most people on this forum, I have actually had seat time in the current gen of f cars, am familiar with exotics, and have even riffled through their dumb magazine. And I have never seen a blackberry designed by Ferrari. The fact that this is not sold in America raises even more questions. And the fit and finish is sub par, which is not typical of Ferrari. My bs meter is going off like crazy.
And if Ferrari sells notebooks for under $1,500 USD, then why would a phone go for over $3,500 USD? Again this makes no sense.
Btw, enzos look better in white, not red. And Ferrari cheats. Proof:
How Ferrari spins
Oh, and Ferrari charges you for the most basic things...like cruise control...
Justsaying...Porsche Carrera S 997.2 -The Ultimate QNX Machine
Porsche Carrera S 991 (Coming soon)
- 04-15-2012, 02:36 AM #29
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04-15-2012, 04:53 AM #31
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A (end of) 2009 phone to celebrate the 2003 F1 championship winners? Ferrari won also the championship (both drivers and manifacturers) in 2004 and 2007
The OP presents the yellow phone, the ebay listing was for a red phone. Both colors are the ferrari version of those colors.
The box seems made really with carbon fiber.
Also, the box has a plate with a reference to a valve. Was it in the box with the blackberry? Does the box have a place for a valve? (something like one of this pieces: https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_4...0/DSC_0416.JPG )
In March 2010 it was the first year that the Bahrein circuit opened the F1 championship. The Bahrein circuit was first used in 2004, with the f2004 car (thus why the reference to the f2003-ga??)
1) it is real, a gift that Ferrari distributed at the 2010 bahrein championship, maybe each box with some random memorabilia (in this one the 2003 valve)
Where did your friend get that phone, OP?
- 04-15-2012, 05:28 AM #32
There have been other Ferraris
I acquired an Acer Ferrari notebook back in 2006, when I got a big discount. It wasn't (in relative terms) overpriced like the Porsche Design BB; but it was top of range and had a case with carbon fibre reinforcement and rubber at all stress points. Six years later it is still in excellent condition but, sadly, it didn't really update to Windows 7.
It would be interesting to know if the phone is beefed up like the laptop was. I have a Palm Pre 2 which has, in effect, a built in rubber protective case, and it annoys me that I have to have an add-on one for a BB.
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04-15-2012, 05:32 AM #33
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Alright, i live in the middle east.
this ain't new at all infact this special edition device was released sometime after the bold 9700 had released back then. I don't know why the rest of the world doesn't know about it more likely don't care too. Nothing's different about the device except its superior casing and build. It's pretty much the same, you can definitely upgrade it to os6.
You can get a copy of these casings for as cheap as let's see, well i live in dubai they are around 150 dhs that's $40, i had one of these cases installed on my bold 9780 although it wasn't an original ferrari casing it would look the same and feel the same as one.
^ Hope that pretty much cleared up the confusion and as for what Bla1ze found out was from souq.com, must be another blackberry user selling his original edition which comes with all that stuff box etc.
- 04-15-2012, 07:26 AM #34
I think I need to re-qualify my comments here ..
While I can understand its news, this is not good timing and well it does not look like a complete package. Not to mention it looks soo cramped with the colour scheme and the slap on logo. At least with the P'9981 it all looks like it belongs together with a matching colour scheme and box etc. I am not a fan of the P'9981 either, but it looks more like a collectors item than this one.
This 9700 - would have been interesting 2-3 years ago. Having said that - its sure to be a 100% flop now a days because no one wants a device with a non competing operating system and hardware to match. People are not interested in "Old-ware" and if you convince them to get it, all your going to get later on is complaints because it can't do this and that.
So this is just an example of the dated thinking by some in the industry.
- I am sooo happy that RIM is moving forward with BB 10 touch devices and 9900 Bold Devices. We can only hope "The Thorstenator" will whip the boys and girls at RIM into shape to become the leaders again.
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04-15-2012, 07:55 AM #35
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Also to the guy unlike the rest of us that actually had some "seat time" in the current gen ferrari, just because you drove in one/some doesn't mean your aware of everything ferrari has ever put outSent From My BlackBerry Bold 9930
- 04-15-2012, 08:29 AM #37
I know a vast majority of people who like older technology and software and simply generalizing a blanket statement such as "People are not interested in Old-ware" is a huge fallacy.
What happens if you update your Bold 9900 (with it's step backward fixed focus camera) and the new software is dodgy causing you to lose data?
I remember rolling back my old 9000 after an update from AT&T was re-indexing my 16GB memory card after a reboot turning my old phone into a waiting game from a simple update and wait fifteen minutes so I could use it without the stopwatch constantly popping up as it still was re-indexing my data on every file I had.
My far older Curve 8310 booted faster despite it being a dinosaur of a smartphone (which, by the way I sold on craigslist last week).
Don't let new tech get into your head, as even while my old Bold 9700 would stomp your 9900 in a still camera shootout. The lack of an auto-focus camera in such a great phone was (and still is) a huge mistake for a flagship device.
In short, sometimes having the newest thing isn't the best for everyone. Just accept that perhaps some people (like myself), did a bit of research before buying. A good camera is important to me (even on my phone) when I'm not lugging my DSLR around and I find my "Old-ware" pretty handy for a quick macro shot for people who want to see some details on some gear I may be selling. Not being able to do that on a 9900 saved me quite a bit of money on upgrading.
In short, there's no need to look down your nose at fellow CB users with older phones as some features in the older models may actually be better than you think. Everyone has their reasons for what they use.BlackBerry PlayBook owner by choice along with my iPad 2, leave the hate for the underdog (RIM) at the door...
- 04-15-2012, 08:58 AM #38
- 04-15-2012, 09:06 AM #39
BB 10 will catch up I am sure. But you know as well as I that people in the masses are always looking for the newest and the best, they are not interested in making due. RIM has managed to convince their supporters that making due is good enough and its not.
- we have to move forward, they would never have done anything if Apple and Android had not blown them out of the water. Not to mention embarrassed them into to making changes hence the stock drop.
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- 04-15-2012, 09:20 AM #41
re: Ferrari 9700
Well there you have it, its real.
Its a time capsule, not a recent device. Collectors item.
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- 04-15-2012, 11:48 AM #43
Another forum I'm quite active on is Macrumors, with all the Apple hardware I have it looks like I'm a giant Apple fanboy. The truth is, I love all great technology like my iPad 2, it's a beast and I'm saving for a new model. I laughed at how awful the cameras were in the iPad 2 as they are the same as the ones in my iPod touch (also 64GB). With the asking price of the iPad, finally Apple got it together and put something decent in there along with the high resolution display.
Can't wait till I got the funds to compare them side by side. The pixel density alone gives my 27" ACD a run for its money and over a million more active pixels than a 1080p hdtv.
Still, the PlayBook carries a higher resolution front facing camera and the new iPad stayed with the 0.3 megapixel unit as the iPad 2.
As you might be able to tell, I'm no stranger to different technology in various arenas. I just choose not to wave them all in the faces of everyone here since this is a website about the BlackBerry.
You're probably thinking and by the time you read this as why I am not using my Sensation and can't wait to fire at the quote button. Here's my answer to save you some time. I don't use it any longer as it was just awful for battery life and due to the unibody case design, the ability to get a stronger battery was rather limited, in addition to it's design process, all the antennas had to be built and placed in the limited plastic regions of the rear shell. It on occasion suffered the same "antennagate" issues of the iPhone 4 due to the tight arrangement of the wireless, wifi, and bluetooth antennas.
If you lived in an area with good coverage the issue wasn't so bad I however, live in a smaller town in the central valley of California. I had no advantage over any 3G phone in network speed and to test it, I had to head out to San Francisco where T-Mobile has some 4G service. At home is a completely different story. Indoors, I'm lucky to get GPRS let alone a single bar of EDGE coverage since I live on the far north of town on the river. I have to use wifi calling and without Comcast, I'd struggle for signal on the Sensation and it would drain much faster since both the wireless and wifi active to make a call via the wifi calling app.
Unlike UMA on the BlackBerry, there was no seamless signal hand-off on the Android app since it's not a true part of the OS. I ended up selling it and going back to my 9700 due to a number of factors. It sounded far better during a call over UMA, the battery life is simply amazing, and a little device I wanted to buy from the money I got from selling my Sensation... The very tablet I'm typing on right now. The BlackBerry PlayBook.BlackBerry PlayBook owner by choice along with my iPad 2, leave the hate for the underdog (RIM) at the door...
- 04-15-2012, 01:20 PM #44
OP, would you be willing to extract the theme files with BBSAK or a similar program so I can extract the images from it for other themes to use?
- 04-15-2012, 02:03 PM #45
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