would More People Get Blackberry 10 if it had a guest account ?
02-23-13 01:32 PM
- BlackBerry Balance is a great tool but it is not usable if you dont have a BES account. How manny people would buy blackberry 10 if the multi profiles were able to be used without BES.
Also would the ability to lock apps individually be a selling point? A jailbroken Iphone can do it.
I know alot of people who would love a phone that can have muliple profile and be able to lock apps. what do you think?02-14-13 11:00 AM
- Black Berry is about security. Why not offer these functions when the competition doesn't. You can lend your phone out and not have to worry about someone snooping in your stuff.
Yes I know there are people who dont lend there phone out but there are many people you do.02-14-13 03:23 PM
- I think the idea of BB Balance and being able to separate work from private life is attractive to a lot of people. It would be great if anyone (thinking of the people who run their own small business as prime examples who don't have access to BES) could have the option. I know I would...02-14-13 03:28 PM
- Actually, at least some of this can be implemented through parental controls, I think.
I'm trying to figure out the actual use case for a non-BES Balance; what is the practical use for this? (and I don't mean to sound snotty, either--this just strikes me as one of those things that sounds cool, but might not actually get used that much if it's actually implemented)02-14-13 03:53 PM
It could provide a Kid's Corner type functionality from WP8. A safe mode containing games and media for the kids to use without the worry of them accidentally deleting emails or making overseas calls.
It could provide a safe mode / guest user profile (with bare bones device access) for occasions when someone wants to casually use your phone.
I'm also pretty sure a Balance Lite mode would benefit your average small business in the same ways it would a larger one (minus the need for a few things like the Enterprise App World).02-14-13 06:15 PMLike 1
- That was well put. I believe it will only be a matter of time befor Apple and Samsung impliment this on their own phones. Showing the public how they are innovating. They will say it's foreveryone and not just the BES Business professional to get a leg up on Blackberry with their new feature Balance. With their advertising it will sell as a great feature as stated before. If Blackberry has this technolgy now it would be a shame not to use it for the masses.02-15-13 09:43 AM
- 02-15-13 10:05 AM
Apple is trying to stay ahead of Android.
Samsung/Android is trying to stay ahead of Apple.
Blackberry just wants to be heard, the fight is much harder from this far down but not impossible, just needs to open itself up to more things.02-15-13 10:15 AM
- I think that's missing the point somewhat. Adding a 'Balance Lite' feature (irrespective of its usefulness) would increase the perceived 'bang for your buck'. That can only be a good thing for sales of BB10 devices. It also enables the marketing department to 'sell' another feature - something many would argue both Samsung and Apple do more effectively than BlackBerry. Its all about the art of selling.I'd refer to my point above in that it doesn't necessarily have to have a major practical use - but here are some;
It could provide a Kid's Corner type functionality from WP8. A safe mode containing games and media for the kids to use without the worry of them accidentally deleting emails or making overseas calls.It could provide a safe mode / guest user profile (with bare bones device access) for occasions when someone wants to casually use your phone.I'm also pretty sure a Balance Lite mode would benefit your average small business in the same ways it would a larger one (minus the need for a few things like the Enterprise App World).
Won't deny, it's probably not a bad idea02-15-13 11:22 AM
- 02-15-13 11:48 AM
- I would love balance for my work as a salesman. having everything together is a buzz kill at times. Balance attracted me. I will still get a Z10 regardless. I think if people saw it and were able to use it, it would attract alot more people.
Just spit balling here but if you had a phone that could build two phone numbers in it and have balance on it would be great. If i could have my sales number and my personal number on one device i would pay a premium for that service.
Sent from my BlackBerry 9930 on Verizon Wireless.
BlackBerry By Choice!02-15-13 12:57 PM
- Huh? Who just "casually uses" someone else's phone? Or are you just worried they might find your porn stash? Sorry, if someone "casually uses" my phone it's with me there, watching closely. I mean, seriously, I wouldn't allow anyone to use my phone that I wouldn't want in my stuff anyway. Kind of like, I wouldn't let anyone stay at my house who I'd worry might look in my medicine cabinet.02-15-13 01:47 PM
- ...There are a number of ways to get from point A to point B. The vast majority of people will always favor the most convenient route (if presented with a choice). Quite simply, the route you suggested is less convenient than swiping down on the screen to activate a guest account. Also, not being able to receive calls, data, emails, BBM and / or texts during that time (due to the activation of Airplane Mode) is also less than ideal and I'd imagine a deal breaker for many.Granted, that particular example was the least likely (over the device lifetime) - but I've found it to be a regular occurrence since getting my Z10. You have to remember that the phone is new and somewhat mysterious and as such people will and do have an interest in it (especially with it being a new BlackBerry). I couldn't tell you how many people have asked to try / use / see / play with my shiny new Z10. I'm sure it's a scenario experienced by many a Z10 owner. I have no problem with giving them permission to use the phone - but I do get somewhat anxious with them having such easy access to all of my communications via the Hub (which is a sentiment shared by many I know). I was the same with my legacy devices (but less so as I could file my messages away in a separate folder). I doubt I'm the only one that's been slightly uncomfortable about something like that. A simple activation of a guest account (that didn't have access to my personal data) would be an ideal solution (for me and I'd imagine others too).
Again, I'm having trouble wrapping my mind around this. If I have business accounts that I want to keep separate from personal accounts, that would be a BES10 case. If my employer wants me to have a BB I'd tell him to do BES10 for Balance or he can provide a company phone. BTW, this is very likely why we won't see "Balance Lite": why would a business bother with BES10 if Balance be essentially duplicated for free?02-15-13 02:10 PM
- I'm not sure how much sense it makes to go any further into that particular use case with you. You've explained yourself as have I - it's clear that we use our devices in different ways. Nothing wrong with that.02-15-13 03:29 PM
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