I am not worried about BB10 future anymore and here is why....
I got Samsung Galaxy Tab Plus a week ago. Very cool tablet indeed, in many ways more robust than playbook due to seemingly infinite number of apps but boy o boy the piracy on Android is just jaw dropping. Sideloading apps on playbook is "difficult" compared to the way Android handles loading apps outside of Google Play. No need for pc what so ever, two year old will be able to load pirated apps as long as he knows how to use torrent client. literally hundreds if not thousands of apps packed into huge files are available for download. Premium games like Dead Space or Mass Effect are all hacked and up for grabs in minutes. This brings me to my point. Developers will support bb10 because it is in their interest to do so. Rim is all about security and hacking future bb10 will be difficult if not impossible. This means less piracy and more money for developers. I have a feling that total openness of android makes it impossible to make android any more piracy proof. I hate to say it but down the road rim needs to take sideloading away. I am all for it as long as all important apps are available for bb10.
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- 07-08-2012, 09:34 PM #2
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07-08-2012, 10:25 PM #8one of these days see me drivin' round town in my rock 'n' rolls Royce with the sun roof down
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07-08-2012, 10:31 PM #9
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It is not so much how many people pirate apps... it is how many people buy their apps.....With the huge Android user base... they must make money or they would leave the platform in droves.... it is the way of business... stay where the money is....
- 07-08-2012, 10:37 PM #10
Pirates don't care about the level of difficulty of installing apps, to think otherwise is just foolish. This is hardly a factor in the success or fail of BlackBerry 10. I won't even get into the whole developer concern portion, because well.. look at the numbers, they speak for themselves.
- 07-08-2012, 10:48 PM #11Why is it that when your contract commitment is up, the phone you always wanted is now old and the phone you now want won't be out until the next quarter?
Curve 8330 184.108.40.206 -> Bold 9650 220.127.116.116 Plus not one but two totally awesome kickin' Playbooks
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07-09-2012, 01:25 AM #12
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Here's a thought experiment: As a Playbook owner, do you you feel less guilty about using pirated apps from the massive Android ecosystem, where the practice is rampant, than you do about native PB apps where the market is smaller, developers tend to be struggling (one or two man shops) and the practice is heavily frowned upon?
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07-09-2012, 05:35 AM #13
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It is a case for scale of economics. With Android, you can reach a wider audience, but how many paying customers will you get? Android apps are so easy to sideload, and there are not many honest users who would pay for apps.
Blackberry reaches a smaller niche market, but consumers are more willing and ready to pay for apps as BB cannot be sideloaded.
I am an amateur developer myself, and I only develop for BB. I chose this path as I am a BB abuser myself, and it's just a passion for the BB that makes me want to develop for BB.Curve 8300 -> Curve 8320 -> Bold 9780 -> Torch 9860 -> Bold 9900 -> Z10
iPad 1 -> iPad 2 -> Playbook 64gb
- 07-09-2012, 06:49 AM #15
- 07-09-2012, 07:05 AM #19
My point being that piracy is not restricted to one platform. I know a lot of Android users, and discussing apps unethically is something none of us would do.
That is a 100% right there.
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- 07-09-2012, 07:09 AM #20
I know more people who jailbreak to get installous to pirate.
I have seen more pirating done on CrackBerry (PlayBook forums) than I have on any Android or iOS forum over the last 4 years.
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