- 01-08-2013, 11:21 PM #51Carrier controlled updates is the worst smartphone spec of them all
- 01-09-2013, 12:55 AM #52
Personally, I hope for Google to support RIM and the BlackBerry brand. If they don't, I don't completely care because I'm not completely dependent on them. I can easily change all my services away from Google (though I will be honest, their double-authentication login is pretty handy for me) and use Outlook's services instead. It wouldn't be that much of a stretch, and I'd have an easy time of moving everything to one single place.
The only things I really and truly hope for on BB10 from Google are Google Maps (preferably with navigation too), Google Talk, and Google+ with hangouts... though that last one isn't a necessity as I don't have too many people on my Google+. But it'd be nice. Calendar support and contact sync support is automatic with the standards Google is beginning to enforce which BB10 already complies with.
- CrackBerry Genius
01-09-2013, 02:01 AM #53
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Re: Google Might Try to Hurt BlackBerry 10
BB html5-compliant browser should be able to stream youtube videos from youtube dot com. Now that we know BB browser can't access maps dot google dot com, RIM just have to make BB10 Maps outstanding. The current BB Maps doesn't cut.Z10 & PB32
- CrackBerry Abuser
01-09-2013, 05:40 AM #56
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Google Might Try to Hurt BlackBerry 10
I use Blackberry because they are the best for messaging/social Neworking bar none.I love the keyboard on my 9860. For reading my paper,large bodies of Text,U Tube videos,and in car navigation I carry my Note 2. I think RIM should keep a keyboard phone,put out a Phablet and make the Playbook a 10" 4G WiFI device.
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- 01-09-2013, 06:28 AM #57
Re: Google Might Try to Hurt BlackBerry 10
Come on guys look on the bright side! People will be running Google services on their Android phones along with swipe gestures and active frames, courtesy of the Ubuntu on Android projectCarrier controlled updates is the worst smartphone spec of them all
- 01-09-2013, 07:53 AM #58
Google is just another big business looking out for what is best for its long term profitability . Hopefully RIM has done the same with its new phone line and operating system. I read an article about Google on Gizmodo, "The Case Against Google" that kind of helped my understanding about what it is and where it is going. I found the subsequent commentary / discussion by readers very interesting. If helping RIM and its new self, helps Google or in the least does not hurt it, I think they will just go game as usual. Google has been changing, but so is Microsoft and RIM and all the tech compainies because it has become apparent that you can be left in the dust by the new speed of change. Innovations in the tech sector are just astounding and the pace at which they arrive are startling. Its like WOW all the time.
- 01-12-2013, 07:38 PM #61
BB Maps has always been international. It's licensed with TomTom, currently, so maps are provided for the vast majority of the mapped world. Google maps just tends to have further functionality over the current BB Maps in the way of having searchable stores (rather than just addresses), latitude services (BBM could let you send your location to a contact, too so not completely lost there), and the satellite view of maps rather than just, well, the map. Google Maps on Android is also vector based which made it a touch more data efficient than other map options.
I'm hoping all these things will be taken care of with the next version of BlackBerry Maps, but we'll have to wait and see, right?
- 01-12-2013, 09:21 PM #62
Curious if RIMM will be the first phone to release a navigation app that doesn't suck.
Sorry, but my Droid's blows compared to my standalone GPS unit I bought years ago. 3D maps is a gimic. I want to get to point B from A and I don't start on the 10th floor of the sears tower and end up in the 50th floor of the empire state building.
- 01-12-2013, 10:09 PM #63
I think RIM needs Google functionality way more than we'd like to admit, but that could be just my needs talking.
If the numbers are there, Google will come. I think, in a way, Google needs RIM too. It may be a relatively small piece of the mobile pie, but tying even small pieces into its ecosystem is the smart play, IMHO.
Don't cry for MS. SB lobbed rocks and got miffed when a boulder came back at him.
- 01-13-2013, 05:16 AM #65
- 01-13-2013, 05:20 AM #66
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