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    Default [Confirmed] Instagram to be released for US launch?

    Alright that's it, I'm going crazy over here as to Instagram coming to BlackBerry 10 especially reading those rumors and articles out there. I've really no f*cking idea what's going on in this world. Kevin, you promised us that a native app will be coming anytime. Judging by my last thread I made, you gave us a couple of hints and enough proofs that it's indeed a native app. Now those articles that are flying around mentions we'll never ever see a native one coming to BB10 and in fact it is a ported version of Andriod. Seriously, enough with the teasing and all. For the sake of BlackBerry and CrackBerry nations, can't you/someone/BB/BBRY/RIM be direct to us and let the words come out because once again, enough is enough already!

    Back on the subject, this is what I stumbled across Twitter after doing some heavy research last night. I know it's gonna shock you and most probably won't believe it, but it's worth a peek.

    https://twitter.com/RecioC/status/304743131893600256

    Your thoughts on this people? And especially you, Kevin!
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    Kevin has already addressed the issue. He posted a blog post about it earlier today/last night. Check the front page... Though it may be pushed back to the second page by now.

    In a nutshell, no native app, and the Android port is a tentative maybe.

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    Which blog are you talking about exactly?

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    If you read the BB experience 2013 -DC threads, you will find reference to the fact that BblB management has confirmed in front of an audience of 300 that instagram will be on stage in late March to launch the Z10 in the US market. So I think the commitment is now confirmed.
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    If you read the BB experience 2013 -DC threads, you will find reference to the fact that BblB management has confirmed in front of an audience of 300 that instagram will be on stage in late March to launch the Z10 in the US market. So I think the commitment is now confirmed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nabooy View Post
    Which blog are you talking about exactly?

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    who cares, blackberries are tools, not toys!
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    Quote Originally Posted by West Coast Flavor View Post
    who cares, blackberries are tools, not toys!
    Looks like consumers like their tools!
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    Quote Originally Posted by West Coast Flavor View Post
    who cares, blackberries are tools, not toys!
    What part of a tool set is Angry Birds on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by qbnkelt View Post
    What part of a tool set is Angry Birds on?
    The part when you have a cup-a-tea.

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    The part when you have a cup-a-tea.

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    Ah......so it can be used to play games during down time. So when you are playing games, you are using toys, no? Just like an iPhone. Which is used at work too, in places like Home Depot. So they are tools just like BB.

    So really, the line about tools not toys doesn't play well, does it? Especially now that Angry Birds is on the Z10. Because any device has within it the power to be used as a toy or a tool.

    For example, hospitals use iPhones and iPads as tools, not toys. And if you notice the tabs, they also use Androids and Blackberries. So the line doesn't work there very well, does it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by qbnkelt View Post
    Ah......so it can be used to play games during down time. So when you are playing games, you are using toys, no? Just like an iPhone. Which is used at work too, in places like Home Depot. So they are tools just like BB.

    So really, the line about tools not toys doesn't play well, does it? Especially now that Angry Birds is on the Z10. Because any device has within it the power to be used as a toy or a tool.




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    There is a difference in where you start. Z10 is a smartphone that can be a toy. iPhone is a toy that tries to be a smartphone. And this is the point everybody is making.

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    Quote Originally Posted by West Coast Flavor View Post
    who cares, blackberries are tools, not toys!
    Not sure if you have noticed, but there are more posts on games coming onto BB10 compared to apps that people want. So does that mean BB10 is a toy?

    Like Q said, any device has the capacity to be used either as a tool or toy. Instagram might be a way for businesses to connect with their customers particularly fashion brands. Posting a photo of their products to share with people who follow them. Not everyone that is on Instagram is on facebook or twitter. So might be a medium for them to communicate with their consumers. Or look at facebook. It used to be a site to socialise, connect with friends, and make new ones if you are so inclined. But now businesses are using it to connect with their fans as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sydsam View Post
    There is a difference in where you start. Z10 is a smartphone that can be a toy. iPhone is a toy that tries to be a smartphone. And this is the point everybody is making.

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    Seems to me that teaching hospitals are using them both as a smartphone and as a tool.

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    And these titles seem to me to qualify as tools of specific disciplines.....what do you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by qbnkelt View Post
    With a bespoke app built for it? Sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qbnkelt View Post
    And these titles seem to me to qualify as tools of specific disciplines.....what do you think?

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    Like I said, you can try and turn iPhone into a tool, but it is not what it is essentially. Essentially its an iPad Touch with phone functionality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sydsam View Post
    There is a difference in where you start. Z10 is a smartphone that can be a toy. iPhone is a toy that tries to be a smartphone. And this is the point everybody is making.

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    I am curious what your definition of smartphone is. Z10 has its own limitations just like iPhone. So what makes one more of a smartphone compared to the other?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sydsam View Post
    With a bespoke app built for it? Sure.

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    well, don't know what a bespoke app is, sorry.

    But if we're talking apps, it seems that iPhones/iPads are used in classrooms because of available apps.

    Top 20 Must-Have Educational iPhone & iPad Apps Used By Real Teachers in the Classroom - iPhone app article - Shara Karasic | Appolicious iPhone and iPad App Directory

    In this instance, the line between a fun app and an educational app is blurred, but I would argue that much of education is engaging young minds to want to learn. Therefore, these meet the criteria of tools for the classroom. I don't see Angry Bird there, do you?
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    Oh looky.....another use of the iPhone and the iPad in the medical field.

    I don't think these are toys, I think these are more like tools for physicians and nurses.....what do you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sydsam View Post
    Like I said, you can try and turn iPhone into a tool, but it is not what it is essentially. Essentially its an iPad Touch with phone functionality.

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    Oh.....so maybe that is why NASA used the iPhone to go into space, so that ET could phone home.....so in that case, if ET is using an iPhone to phone home, is that ET using a toy, or is it a tool?

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    So basically after using iPhone for space mission, NASA has abandoned its space program, and finally gave up the space race that lasted half a century, and thus conceded to Russians.

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    The tool vs. toy line is between iPhone and BlackBerry is even more blurred now that exchange integration on BB10 is using active sync, even with the new BES. Super tight integration with exchange calendaring and contacts was once a great differentiator for BlackBerry, and now this functionality is no better than iPhone or Android. Add to that the grim reality that many apps that business people use are released on the other platforms first, and I don't see how we can say BlackBerry has a leg up as a business tool any more.
    BlackBerry Balance is an exciting feature, but it's something that has to be implemented by the IT department at a time when many organizations are considering dumping the BlackBerry platform altogether. I had to beg my IT department to do the (free) upgrade to the BES to properly support my Z10; they had no plans to do so initially.

    We've got a lot of selling to do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sydsam View Post
    So basically after using iPhone for space mission, NASA has abandoned its space program, and finally gave up the space race that lasted half a century, and thus conceded to Russians.

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    OK, that was a joke, right? I really hope that was a joke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qbnkelt View Post
    OK, that was a joke, right? I really hope that was a joke.
    Which part?

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