- 02-06-13, 08:04 PM #27
I agree....I cannot understand why people want giant phones, and yes, the Galaxy feels plasticy to me (though that alone wouldn't stop me from buying one if other functions advantageous to me were present), nor do I care about cpu specs. However, sales strongly testify to the fact that others don't agree with us, and so we should accept that many people are attracted to the Galaxy.
- 02-06-13, 08:15 PM #28
Re: Bgr: Galaxy s iv unveiling reportedly set for march 15th
If the report is true, it isn't optimal news for BBRY, no matter how you cut it.
LOL... I remember when folks here proclaimed 4" screens as too big. Now it's just right, eh?
With HTC desperately needing a home run, it'll be an interesting Spring. Consumers win.
- 02-06-13, 08:20 PM #29
- 02-06-13, 08:32 PM #31
HTC is supposedly about to release a whiz-bang camera and a new spin on audio and media - should be interesting - they make some incredible screens already.
Speaking of screens - that screen on the SIV is supposed to be unbreakable (cue the Titanic ). Still it's an interesting concept in a smartphone world where "everyone has a crack on their iPhones and Galaxies"
I switched with a friend and am using a GNex and the 4.8" screen seems tiny after the GNote.
The OP's point I think was mentioning this was supposed to be a "noise free" release time for BBRY encouraged by carriers. It may not turn out that way, at least in the good ole USA. Whether that SIV is a concern for BBRY - time will tell. Samsung made 8 billion bucks last quarter and is expected to at least repeat that this quarter, that will buy a lot of marketing even if they have to send AAPL a billion
- 02-06-13, 08:51 PM #32
Hmm let's see here.
Samsung Galaxy S sold 24 million units.
Samsung Galaxy S2 sold 40 million units.
Samsung Galaxy S3 sold 45 million units.
Every Galaxy device has been made of cheap feeling plastic, they've all pushed the boundaries on hardware including screen size. Yet amazingly people still buy them. People obviously dont care if the phone feels like a televison remote controll. They also must not have a problem with large screens.
The Z10 sitting next to the S4 is going to work out really bad for Z10. Anyone that thinks otherwise is probably in a bit of denial.
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-06-13, 08:54 PM #33
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- 02-06-13, 08:59 PM #34
Just had to address this.
Just for a qualifier I am in the electronic interconnect bus.
On these multicor processors you have a couple of issues.
1. You have to have reliable process that will yield 95-98% yield. (can't waste cores on bad connections) It is not very easy to do on 2 cores. 4 cores is 8 times as hard. 8 cores will be 32 times as hard. Basically all 8 cores have to have perfect process to make it work. This takes time to get a production level process.
2. So say sammy gets 8 cores up to a production level. Now the software has to optimezed to use them correctly.
I believe they recently showed a prototype of the8 core? If so they probably only have recently started work on them. How many times have we seen 1 time builds that are never built in volume. Now if the 8 core gave them a HUGE advantage it might be worth the HUGE cost of installing on a $199 phone.
- 02-06-13, 09:03 PM #37
- 02-06-13, 09:12 PM #38
- CrackBerry Genius
02-06-13, 09:14 PM #39
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This is why I think BB messed up by pricing it like a high-end device. I've personally always considered the Z10 mid tier...especially since we know that the A-series is coming later with better specs. Its great that even with lower specs, the Z10 can keep up with quad core devices but with them being the underdog for the time being, I think its going to be a little tougher sale if the Z10 is sitting next to a brand new Galaxy S4 and priced the exact same.
Galaxy S4 specs look amazing but I almost have to ask if android is even optimized for something like that cpu Samsung is putting in it? Either way, I don't think its fair to compare the Z10 to the new S4. Now when the A series comes out, I think that'll be a great smartphone showdown.
- 02-06-13, 09:18 PM #40
That is kinda crazy, there are plenty of Jelly Bean devices that have just 1GB of ram, in fact the majority of them only have 1GB of ram. Yet, the super efficient BlackBerry 10 OS requires 2GB of ram. Good stuff.
- CrackBerry Genius
02-06-13, 09:34 PM #42
- 2,290 Posts
i call BS until i'm proven wrong
- 02-06-13, 09:35 PM #43
- 02-06-13, 09:36 PM #44
- CrackBerry Genius
02-06-13, 09:43 PM #45
- 2,290 Posts
Widgets and **** make Android more of a memory hog also so the 1GB they used to run with is a thing of the past
- 02-06-13, 09:49 PM #47
Are you 100% sure other than RAM, hard and software are exactly the same one dev and production models?
Sorry it tkes so long to reply on this crappy android tab keyboard.
- 02-06-13, 09:52 PM #49
well I really wonder how BlackBerry is going to counter this. Eight cores and what phone needs that 13 mega pixels!!! I'm sure though that it will still sell out across the world. I can't understand how Samsung is able to push out new flagship phones so quickly. I think BlackBerry will need to release another flagship phone by august maybe unveiling it at BlackBerry World. Well I guess we will just have to see what happens.
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