- 01-07-13, 05:40 PM #53
Hahahahaha!!!! This guy is funny!! True comedy right there!! Maybe he should make a tech show for TV and they could air it on Comedy Central lol! Seriously, but if we look at his trends for being wrong then we can expect something wonderful from BB10!! I agree with everybody: why the hate? Why can't you just appreciate this comedy mastermind? Let me list his biggest jokes: 1) nobody is gonna buy the iPhone and its design would be "passé" in 3 months. Lol did he get it right? 2) I can't wait to get home to use my OS/2 powered pc. Uhhm how about no 3) WTH is Netscape?? Is it like the thing Felix Baumgartener used to jump out of last year?? And finally 4) BlackBerry is not a smartphone. At least he got that one right... Its not a smartphone... its THE smartphone!! BB10 FTW!!
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- 01-07-13, 05:49 PM #55
Surprising thing is I do agree with his general sentiments. As for the BB not being a smartphone, he is wrong and so are the ninnies who agree with him. A cellular telephone with built-in applications and Internet access. In addition to digital voice service, modern smartphones provide text messaging, e-mail, Web browsing, still and video cameras, MP3 player and video playback and calling. In addition to their built-in functions, smartphones run myriad free and paid applications, turning the once single-minded cellphone into a mobile personal computer.
Stating otherwise is silly, still RIM does need to do this well...the Storm was indeed horrible, the Playbook is not. Objectivity is a **** of a thing, supporting BB does mean that I can acknowledge its faults. However, objectivity also means that dont pretend for once as if the Nondroid...sorry Android and the youPhone...that one, are the bees knees. Without apps they are nothing, without apps, the BB is still close to them, no?
- 01-07-13, 06:06 PM #56
He talks about blackberry like they are less then smartphones. He talks about the playbook like is hasn't been sold for years. Like it's a distant memory. It's still in stores!!!!! Wonder if the latest android tablet will be in stores after two years?
- 01-07-13, 06:58 PM #60
John also is a very regular guest on Leo Laporte's "This Week in Tech" on this TWIT.TV podcasting network, and was in fact there last Sunday. When Leo was away recently, John was the host of that show.
Someone before me said he likes being a curmudgeon and that's an apt description of him. He likes to tweak and comes across as an equal opportunity complainer. He has a Galaxy Nexus (I know because he mentioned it during TWIT this week), but is no fanboy of it except it seems to work better for him than other things he's tried.
Consider the source on this one. Not really worth getting riled about, no one is not going to their carrier to buy a BB10 because John said so, except maybe some of the listeners of his shows on Sunday and Thursday they seem fairly hardcore fans.
- 01-07-13, 08:16 PM #62
Exactly! Now when you google his name (OP put it out there in BIG letters,lol) this thread will come up no doubt.
Still nothing to see though.
Just so ya all know , this is the same dude who said in 2007 that the Green Fruit Company would fail .... there , now that's some inspiration,lol.
- 01-07-13, 09:34 PM #64
But it's an "opinion piece". How can you call for someone to be punished for expressing an opinion, and then scream about your rights to speak freely??
- 01-07-13, 09:56 PM #68
- 01-07-13, 10:04 PM #70
As for ruining the life of a writer outside the domain of Crackberry.com , I think that's reaching, in fact I'll bet the writer relishes more eyeballs on his writing/s, it's called guerilla marketing, and by the looks of this thread the writer has done just that ie. got responses which in turn makes him more $$$.
I can understand Crackberry.com having rules attacking others posters opinions but when you advocate a poster/s can't speak to writers outside of Crackberry.com I think that's going too far as there are already rules in place outside of Crackberry.com that would speak to anything that would be way over the top legally. Perhaps a MOD can give some direction, as I myself don't see any rules broken, then again that's just my opinion.
- 01-07-13, 10:10 PM #71
This John C. Dvorak has got to be the biggest ***** ever. Read his bashing of RIM below!
its like saying a toyota prius is now a bike because it isnt as good or fast as an aston martin db9.
awful article. poorly researched and should never have seen the light of day
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- 01-07-13, 10:34 PM #73
I have listened to John C. Dvorak on TWiT. I like what he says. I might not agree with him, but that is besides the point. I think he writes things to get people talking. Just like this thread. He said something, and now this thread has gone on for 3 pages, in about 12 hours. His job is done.
- 01-07-13, 10:51 PM #74
I don't let this kinda stuff work me up anymore. I simply don't care and have better things to read than misinformed pieces like this. Most of us here already know RIM's strengths and weaknesses and the position the company is in.
BlackBerry 10 will stand on its own merits when it's out...nothing a Negative Nancy or Positive Polly is going to say or write will affect that.
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