- 02-01-13, 01:18 PM #51
Apple iphone is just another portable game console on the go.
Of those Apple Apps , in percentage how many would you say worth while having?
How many different type of apps could you have about solitarie?
- 02-01-13, 01:38 PM #53
Your logic is faulty. Overly emotional. I want applications that I need for work. Not Netflix. SkyDrive. Lync (which I had on BB7).
I don't care about the quantity - it is important that I have what I need. Not what you think is enough.
Don't overpromise and underdeliver. Still waiting on Skype (actually I am not).
- 02-01-13, 01:40 PM #55
Didn't anyone check?
Battery Watch shows the OS as Android 2.3.3
If BlackBerry let every app in without checking them, that makes them similar to the Android Cesspool. I didn't suggest they did do that, but the QC isn't there yet.
- 02-01-13, 04:30 PM #59
However, no on can reasonably expect 1.0 of any new OS to be at the exact same point as iOS 6 in terms of app selection. And I don't ever remember hearing them say they were going to launch with 700,000 apps, and with every popular app. They worked hard to secure as many big name apps as they could, and are still working. As the platform gains traction, more and more devs will jump on.
Really, the best case scenario for RIM was to launch a polished 1.0 with some major apps. They have succeeded here. Phase two, evolve and bug fix as well as woo more big name apps/devs. This part is critical. They have come this far, no reason why they can't continue to move forward.
- 02-01-13, 04:42 PM #61
At the Launch Event on Wednesday, which I attended in NYC, then specifically called out the Kindle App and Skype. Huge logos on their Apps screen. No "coming soon".
Neither of which are available as of today, which I believe is after the launch.
They didn't overpromise me. They overpromised everyone.
- 02-01-13, 04:45 PM #62
History is the greatest educator...
- 02-01-13, 04:52 PM #65
- 02-01-13, 05:07 PM #67
Just asking. When I got PlayBook, it had big things that were incomplete - no calendar, no contacts, no email, no BBM, no desktop manager contact syncing, no BES support etc.
Seems like all these things are there on this. And a lot more apps too.
Not disputing - just curious as to your findings
- 02-01-13, 08:13 PM #70
Wow. Melodrama at its finest right here. Just go buy an iPhone and be happy. It's just a phone.
- 02-02-13, 02:42 PM #71
I don't need to buy an iPhone. Never have and never will. I have a Lumia 920 right here, with all of the abovementioned apps (wait, it's Windows Phone, they don't have any apps). Well, they do.
Will I switch back to it - time will tell. And since the Zed10 is considered officially launched by RIM, I don't think people's expectations are too high. I guess when you get yours, you can make up your own mind as to the availability of apps that you want and need. Until then...
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1. Whoever is happy with Android app quality should not complain about any percentage of those for BB10 or PlayBook. If they are happy with an Android app, they should be happy with it on BB as well.
2. If they want better-than-Android experience that is available to BB, that in itself is the admission that BB experience is better and that they are asking for more, not the same.
3. I am puzzled by the latest trend of counting "crapps". Yes, developers posted thousands if not tens of thousands of "crapps" for BB. They are learning. But, there are hundreds of thousands of "crapps" on other platforms. Now, that sounds a little different, does it not? It is not even a percentage that matters, actually - read on.
4. What matters is "can this thing help me do what I want to do?". Not how many apps. Some platforms may need more/multiple apps to do a thing others need just one or have it built-in.
5. It is not even entirely about existing apps (yes, it helps to get started but...). Maybe a platform has other, better apps. Maybe apps don't need to be better by themselves but end up working better because of platform integration?
So, the urge to look for "recognizable names" is understandable, but try to overcome it. Yes, we must accept that this is a new platform and will not have a few things you're used to. But it may either get them soon or may already have something even better, with a "non-recognizable name".
- 02-03-13, 12:02 AM #74
- 02-03-13, 02:02 AM #75
Mobile phone browsers are MUCH better now, so MANY APPS ARE NOT NEEDED because the browsers can actually view the web pages. As much as Jobs said that the original iPhone was a 'true' and 'full' browser, the CURRENT iPhone browser doesnt even fill that title... WHICH IS WHY MANY APPS WERE INVENTED. Sure apps are needed for games... but if Netflix used a streaming system that wasnt silverlight then there would be no need for a Netflix app, just like there really isnt a need for a Google Maps app or a TSN/ESPN app, or a NY Times app... ALL OF THESE 'APPS' are just easy ways to get to the INFORMATION THAT IS ON THE WEBSITE.
People need to realize how ***** they sound when the say APPS APPS APPS. Do you have a different SHORTCUT on your computer desktop for every website you go to?
How do you go to Google Maps on your computer?
http:/maps.google.ca... then why the **** wont you use m.google.ca/maps ... SAME THING!
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