- 03-27-13, 12:43 PM #6
The Z10 is not a priority for "blacked out" themes because of its LCD screens.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but OLED (on the Q10) and "blacked out" applications would increase the battery life because the "black pixels" are just pixels that aren't lit up at all.
- 03-27-13, 01:45 PM #8
I understand that the dark mode does not bring the power consumption savings to the Z10 due to the LCD screen compared to the energy savings on the Q10 OLED screen. But if the man wants a dark theme, give him a dark theme!
- 03-27-13, 02:07 PM #9
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03-27-13, 02:19 PM #11
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I have “news” for all of you… BlackBerry did not “waste money” on the ATT launch… There is not a sign in an ATT store, there is not a banner, they did not even spend money to create a more prominent placing of the Z 10 in the ATT stores….
The question is “why”? Because I just stated “facts”.
Answer: Because it would have been a waste of money….
BBRY knows that with “negativity around BBRY” at all time highs in the USA – you aren’t going to “win this round”. There is too much iTard media, iTard analysts, and iTard trolls to defeat on this round… Thorsten Heins mentioned an “Ali eigth round knock out” – or something to that effect… I get it now….
While Z 10s are “selling out” in more favorable markets around the world, where they still love BBRY, the approach will be different int the states… Come out with the Z 10 – the BBRY “loyalists’ know it is here and will buy it…. don’t spend money in ATT stores to “launch”… let the bashers come out and hate… wait them out aka “rope a dope” ….report better numbers … come out with Q 10 and have a couple of great phones in ATT stores with all kinds of free publicity and continue down the road to profitability…
Oh, and launch 4 more devices this year for varying segments.
Genius to be sure…. “Ali in the Eigth” … I get it…
BTW… like most business people – I ordered my new Z 10 on line… will be delivered to my office…. You would not have seen me in a “line”… like most “productive people” in this society … all indications are that sales have been fine in the US… “exceeding expectations” in many of the other 20 plus countries that Z 10 is out… and Q 10 aka “A True BlackBerry” will be launched this quarter…
We are going to find out who is “Right on BBRY” very soon…
I thought this was interesting
- 03-27-13, 06:20 PM #13
I haven't measured this on the Z10 screen yet, but I'll do it right now. I'm sure it will be the same.
Yes, the Q10 will definitely benefit from it, powerwise. An even bigger reason to go "dark", however, is that OLED pixels are gradually "consumed", like a candle, over time. Having them constantly bright shortens their lives.
- 03-27-13, 06:54 PM #14
Here's some initial data. Both had the brightness set to 100% for the test.
First the Z10:
- All-black screen: 0.76W
- All-white screen: 0.97W
Dev Alpha C (assuming for now it's same as Q10, with an OLED screen, but I don't know that for sure).
- All-black screen: 0.34W
- All-white screen: 0.82W
That shows that both use less power with black, though the Q10 uses, relatively and in absolute terms, much less.
- 03-27-13, 10:17 PM #17
Interesting thought though... taking into account the sizes (resolution anyway, not physical size): the Z10 burns 1.0 microwatt per pixel, while the DA C burns 1.6 microwatts per pixel, both at 100%. Now I am curious how their brightness actually compares. :-)
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03-27-13, 11:37 PM #18
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So let me get this straight... the Z10 can do both light and dark, but the Q10 will only be dark?
I'm looking forward to a dark theme on my Z10. I think it would look cool considering the blacked out look of the Z10 (well, mine anyways).
But I'm also looking forward to the Q10 in general, it feels like I'm cheating on QWERTY keyboards with this new Z10. I'm loving the experience, but I will be getting that Q10 the hot second it's in a T-Mobile store.
This Z10 will be my main driver for a good while now. Just had few rounds of http://global.blackberry.com/static/...aze/index.html with my mum (she has a brand new Razr HD) and I gotta say: This keyboard works.
But we digress...
- 03-28-13, 06:42 AM #20
The system apps may well be all-dark on the Q10... I don't know.
- 03-28-13, 10:30 AM #23
- 03-28-13, 11:17 AM #25
What do you think?
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