- CrackBerry Genius
02-09-13, 02:35 PM #101
- 1,587 Posts
In 10 -15 years maybe but right now not really close outside theory.And we will always run into the app issue which MS has pretty much monopoly on it as far as I know.But I welcome change if its for the better and cheaper for us consumers.
- 02-09-13, 05:47 PM #108
for niche markets people may require something with more powerful hardware. As we seen with the ipad, a seriously lacking device, our personal handheld devices can easily replace our desktops and laptops. I'm sure some devices out right now are more powerful than any ipad, and you already have people arguing the ipad replaces their PCs. There is niche markets and there are mass consumer and business markets that don't require high-end specs. Running word documents, email, web, spreadsheets and simple apps is the most a lot of people need. Its easily conceivable that our handhelds will replace PCs and I'm sure for many they've already taken on a good portion of the workload. Why buy your employees a company computer when all they need is a personal handheld. Why buy a PC when all you need is a personal mobile device.
We've already seen a droid make an attempt at this. It was a disaster/DOA (seems like a correct use of those terms). Its just a matter of time before some company pulls it off.
The thing thats really needed is a good system for once people get back to their desk and are not longer mobile, to see their info on a larger screen in their workplace. Looks like RIMs already got a patent on something.
- 02-09-13, 05:51 PM #109
^^^ "Disaster?" That's putting it nicely. It was horribly conceived and horribly implemented. Moto (IIRC) was the wrong OEM to try it.
Now, if BBRY can harness BB10, that could be the anchor, but it needs to come correct. Someone is gonna try to do it again... why not BBRY?
- CrackBerry Abuser
- 238 Posts
- 02-09-13, 10:15 PM #111
Re: Heins says Z10 wiil replace your desktop and laptop
I have the Moto Atrix/Lapdock combo (and I'm keeping it because it's the first of its kind ) and it actually worked fairly well, despite being underpowered. I was able to hook up external hard drives, do spreadsheets, use my BT mouse, and for all intense and purposes I used it as a laptop (heck, I even hooked up a PS3 controller and played Super Mario Bros). The nice thing was, it never mirrored my phone. It had its own interface and software to make it seem more like a laptop. However, all the extra goodies ate up pretty much all the RAM on the phone (only 1GB), which lowered it's performance.
I still love the concept, and really hope to see someone come up with a new spin on it with much better hardware than its predecessor.
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- CrackBerry Addict
02-10-13, 11:28 AM #118
- 859 Posts
I seriously have a chuckle whenever someone posts something like this. BlackBerry, like every other company caters to 90% first, then the niche market (if ever) later. If the Z10 can do VDI for what MOST people do on their computers, I think we have a winner.
You can't please everyone, and it's a lost cause trying.
- CrackBerry Master
02-10-13, 04:00 PM #121
- 1,291 Posts
- 02-10-13, 04:09 PM #122
^^^ last_attempt, thanks for posting that vid.
This is exactly what I was doing with my PB this last week while my desktop was out of commission.
I love the part of the video where Bert minimizes the game and lets it load in the background while he shows us the keyboard. : D In my experience with iOS and Android, neither of them do this, and would put the game in "suspension" as soon as it was minimized in favour of the keyboard (please correct me if I am wrong current/former iOS/Android users).
- 02-10-13, 04:12 PM #123
Heins says Z10 wiil replace your desktop and laptop
That's going a little too far to say it will replace a desktop! No smart phone can ever replace a desktop IMO!
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- 02-10-13, 04:20 PM #124
This is weird discussion, that the Z10 will not be able to outperform a PC. Of course it will not as it has a completely different power envelope.
However, the performance of the Z10 is roughly as your PC was 2002, and you could run word processing program on it and a few games that were cool back then. This is basically where the Z10 is and I think that making your cell phone a desktop is basically the next step in the evolution.
Today, at work I sit with a laptop on a docking station and 10 years ago this would be unthinkable as laptops were too far behind the stationary desktops in performance. Now, the laptops are fast enough for most workstation use and that's why many companies buy laptops instead. In the future, the laptop will shrink and the size will become closer to something you can put in your pocket.
In practice you can run most office applications with a Z10 but they don't exist for it. Actually, Google docs could in theory work on Z10 (don't know the speed here) and there you go.
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