In what ways could BB10 compete with Note 2?
I'm trying to weigh out the pros and cons of each device (from what we've seen so far from BB), but they both just seem great. I want both but unfortunately can only pick one.
I actually don't use Netflix, despite having 2 months free. I have other apps n such to watch things on, but I may get it. I do watch a lot of videos and stuff on my current iPhone 4 also. I do like keyboards haha, I'm always Facebooking, Tweeting, BBMing, Emailing daily. I take lots of pics and use Instagram too.
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12-10-12, 09:38 AM #4
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Despite being an interesting device, the question I've always had in my head when seeing a Note (be it the Note 1 or Note 2)....
Do you prefer a phone, or a MASSIVE device that looks stupid when you hold it to your ear?
- 12-10-12, 09:47 AM #6
The BlackBerry PlayBook needs smartphone dialing capability and speakerphone capability when connected to a BlackBerry smartphone via BlackBerry Bridge. If the BlackBerry PlayBook eventually combines smartphone and tablet features and thereby eliminates the need for a separate smartphone, the tablet would definitely need to provide hands-free capability via Bluetooth earpiece when acting as a smartphone and the earpiece must allow call connect, call disconnect, and mute.
- 12-10-12, 10:09 AM #8
Haha maybe that was it. I just remember this lady talking on hers at the train station and it was quite humorous. Even my android buddy was laughing. Then again, talking is the last thing I do on my phone
- 12-10-12, 10:11 AM #9
The Note was great when I used it for a month in Korea. The obvious benefit of the Note is it's massive screen. If your most common activities on a smartphone use the screen, tasks such as browsing, reading, video, etc.,etc., it's a great device. The S-Pen thing is also pretty cool for quick notes. I can only assume the Note 2 is even better than its predecessor. Another benefit of the Note 2 is that it's available now. Whether you want to wait for a BB10 phone that is potentially better, that's up to you. All I can say is, you really can't go wrong with the Note 2, it's really a great device. I personally wouldn't opt for it, but that's because I found it difficult to carry in my pants pocket, and really, that's the only reason.
As to whether it looks ridiculous to hold it up to your head to talk.... not really. It's really no bigger than an old fashioned landline phone, albeit a bit wider. If your conscious about it, get an headset.
Women with this phone just looks hilarious. I'm involved with media and gaming, so I've seen quite a few people walking around with the Samsungs. I think they have them to take pictures, record hyped up moments.
- 12-10-12, 10:20 AM #11
Yeah, the screen size isn't a problem for me. It works out better most of the time for me, except maybe sometimes at work. The downside of a big screen is a nosy fawk looking over your shoulder to see what you're doing.
- 12-10-12, 10:50 AM #15
Ladies are more likely to carry a purse so the size of the Note isn't a problem for them.
I carry my devices in my pocket, and this places an upper limit on my choice of phone and the Note is over that limit.
- 12-10-12, 10:58 AM #17
The real advantage is QNX. Real multitasking not a bunch on things on the front screen at one time. I switched away from phablets because even at that size their screens are still too restrictive for web viewing. I don't like having to scroll around a screen in order to navigate a web page. The 7" devices are far better suited for this.
- 12-10-12, 11:16 AM #20
I don't use my headset that much, mainly cause 90% I'm listening to music on my phone with headphones. Anyway, if someone laughed at me for talking on the phone, I'll slap them with it, it's big enough!
I've actually never experienced using an Android OS before so it would all be new to me. I only currently have a Torch, iPhone 4, and a dust collect... Storm 2.
- 12-10-12, 11:35 AM #22
I tend to use speaker when taking calls, which isn't that often. Plus, I'm too old to care how I look when talking on the phone. So that wouldn't be an issue for me. But pocketability is an issue. I think the Samsung GS3 is about as large as I'm willing to go. If for some reason I decide that BB10 isn't going to work out (which I don't expect), I'll probably get a GS3 and move on.
- 12-10-12, 11:36 AM #23
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