Everyone's copying RIM
Nokia Lumia 900 Camera Extension app previewed in Hong Kong (video) - Engadget
Look at this! No doubt inspired by BB10 Timeline Lens.
First that 3rd party iPhone keyboard app, now this.
- 05-22-2012, 06:52 AM #2
It's a copycat world. But really it isn't a RIM app its made by someone else and licensed to use.Sent from me using my fingers. Be pantless in 5K. Febreze - for more than smells.
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- 05-22-2012, 07:34 AM #4
I hope RIM drops BB10 before too many of it's features get ripped off.
BB10 has a lot of cool/useful things new to the industry, and to BB. It would be nice for the media (and techies) to prop it.
I can already smell the air surrounding the keypad when BB10 drops.
media: "BB10 took a page from iSheep with the keypad, blah, blah"
From what I've seen, BB10 won't raise the bar....it will freakin create a new one !!!!
- 05-22-2012, 09:43 AM #5
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05-22-2012, 10:10 AM #7
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I know its probably not ready for release but this is one of the reasons i wished that RIM would have released BB10 on the playbook first; to pseudo back up their big talk and fancy slideshows. Every new feature they have shown is reworked & licensed api's (SwiftKey/Scalado) so regardless of the "me, first" video i think any company can purchase a license and bring the same features to their phone. I just hope RIM has some in house tech/secret features much like the keyboard and camera that will wow the masses too.
- 05-22-2012, 10:14 AM #8
RIM has been in a pickle with keeping shareholders and users interested while they wait for BB10. Unfortunately this means that anything they show will be well established on other OSes by the time they bring their device to the market. As soon as I saw the BB10 keyboard, I thought "That will be working on android within a month". There is no feature that they can come out with that will be exclusive for more than around 6 months, so why show off your features that far ahead of time?
BB10 HAS to have new features only announced at launch.
- 05-22-2012, 11:01 AM #10
Where is the news about this?
Apple sucked all the good ideas from BlackBerry into iOS. Then Android copied iOS. They both added new stuff to their platforms and that made RIM look worse than it really was.
And it's bound to happen again and again.
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05-22-2012, 11:15 AM #11
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05-22-2012, 08:57 PM #16
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This example is exactly why i said RIM should release BB10 to the world without giving us a little taste. It's a reason why Apple is so successful. Everything is kept quiet till it launches. On the other hand, private companies are just like world governments. I'm sure every company has some spies walking among them.Please sign this petition to bring Netflix to BlackBerry. Help your BlackBerry brothers and sisters.
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05-22-2012, 10:31 PM #17
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They've definitely got a few things hidden away. There are too many cloud oriented features that QNX falls right into for them not to make use of them.
I think the only reason that they'd show off the keyboard and the camera is because they knew they'd be copied, most likely poorly, but blatantly.
- 05-23-2012, 03:36 AM #18
(again) Please remember this feature is NOT the same than the one demoed by RIM. Basically, RIM's feature is founded on a 5-6 sec HD video recording (@30 fps eq. around 150 images) while Samsung's is based on 5 pictures. See the nuance ?
Edited: this is misleading info see bellow post #22. Sry for that.
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- 05-23-2012, 03:40 AM #19
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- 05-23-2012, 03:48 AM #20
I will take the 8MP image over the 1080p "snapshot" any day. It gives me more flexibility. Anyone who cares that much about image quality from a smartphone will know how to use a decent image editing package (Photoshop, GIMP, etc.).
But that doesn't really matter. It's more of a gimmick feature since most high end smartphones with famed cameras (HTC Amaze, GSII/III, iPhone 4[S], HTC Titan) take pictures so good that you don't need that, anyways.
While it's nice to argue semantics and technicalities (and you're right on the technicality), I think the premise of the OP is a bit on target. The implementation differs, but the goals are similar. I still don't want 1080p size images, though. They're useless. People complain a ton about the SkyDrive camera roll backup in WP7 because it resizes the images when you upload them to Social Networks or SkyDrive. I certainly don't want them coming out of the camera at that size.
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- 05-23-2012, 06:24 AM #21I survived the Storm of 2008 and the PlayBook of 2011.
- 05-23-2012, 09:13 AM #22
(limited) explanations :
Scalado™ SpeedTags makes it possible to run on the fly processing of a burst sequence of images to, for example, determine which image is the best, or zoom in to the same image detail at different points in time.
The camera is lying - the image displayed in the viewfinder, and the JPEG image actually captured when the button is pressed are not the same. Scalado™ SpeedTags Technology allows the viewfinder to be based on the actual JPEG image, and thus eliminates all the delays such as shutter / display lag of the captured image.
When in burst mode, the framework may continually store a sequence of images in the background. Including images from before, and after, the actual capture moment.
Yet, when I compare Scaldo's and RIM's demos with Nokia's, I can't miss the lag and the non-fluid transition evidence ... just have a look.
- 05-23-2012, 05:19 PM #25
Same could be said about RIM's new virtual "predictive" keyboard which was licensed from Swiftkey. Android devices have been using this keyboard for a while and is pretty popular. Swipe left to right to erase words is clearly a give away.