- 01-07-13, 11:41 PM #76
- 01-07-13, 11:41 PM #77
Like I said before don't take this guy seriously. Appreciate the bit of comedy he provides, because if you read what he says objectively and you read his previous rants then I don't see how it could be anything other than comedy? Its not like he's one of those RIM is dead/BB10 is gonna be doa naysayers that write stuff like this daily. In fact when you look at his previous trends when he got it wrong, the company he attacked achieved what everyone thought was unachievable. So let's hope he's wrong again on this one. Imo its like the 2012 naysayers, nobody ever wanted to destroy their lives because they didn't get the facts straight, and we're still here right? So don't do the same to this guy.
- 01-08-13, 12:03 AM #78
why should we ruin this fools career I mean I am a big bb fan and I disagree with what he wrote, but I dont work for RIM...RIM wont pay me to destroy this guy. I mean its not really our battle RIM should set this guy straight....I never got people who buy a product and then feel like its their duty to fight some battle or whatever this is.
- 01-08-13, 12:04 AM #79
From my experience, you don’t suddenly start getting everything right after getting so much wrong. So, I’d be cautious about speculating in the stock until real progress is shown.
Above is his final comment! this comment sums up the thrust of the authors thoughts during his writing of the article.
He has missed the changes that started a long time ago! he is behide the curve. Anyone that realizes the enormity of change that RIM has produced is ahead of the curve! RIM will be fine. Better than fine!
- CrackBerry Genius
01-08-13, 12:31 AM #80
- 2,008 Posts
Report BlackBerry Torcher because he wants to destroy John C. Dork? PLEASE!!!!! One ***** here threatened the President Obama saying he needs to go back to Africa. So BlackBerry Torcher you say what you want and don't let these forum thugs bully you. In the real world they are just sheep anyway.
- 01-08-13, 01:00 AM #81
- 01-08-13, 01:29 AM #82
- 01-08-13, 02:56 AM #84
Back in the day, I would read Dvorak's op ed pieces in the PC mags, just like I would tune in to Andy Rooney, and for those of you north of the 49th, listen to Don Cherry on HNIC. Did I agree with what they said? NO, but it was entertaining, and SOMETIMES gave me food for thought. That is all they are designed to do. Lets not give them any more power than that. It's not worth the indigestion, and Blacklatino, you are right. more fibre.
- 01-08-13, 03:11 AM #85
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- 01-08-13, 03:42 AM #86
Yeah, I read it the day it came out and brushed it off like so much dandruff. Guess he missed the turn when all the other "cool kids " realized BlackBerry ain't fading away, ain't gonna say "give ", and will keep beating the ten count. Reminds me of what Chuck Wepner said about Sonny "the Bear " Liston - " After I broke his jaw in the second round...he hit me harder than any man has a right to be hit. I had to be packed in ice for 3 days. ". They've said and done everything to BlackBerry that they can think of. Not only has the 'Berry not gone down, he's starting to look a little annoyed.
So, ya wanna look like an *****? Just keep talking. We got long memories and nothin' but time...
- 01-08-13, 04:35 AM #87
Last line's the killer though, without apps theyd all be equal.
Thats like saying if you took the keyboard out of a Bold device, typing would be the same as on an iPhone.
Like saying if you took out the picture tube, TVs and radios are pretty similar.
It doesnt make sense.
Apps make smartphones smart. BBOS lacks apps bigtime. As such BlackBerries become little more than feature phones, with severely limited functionality compared to other OSes. Funnily enough that makes current gen BB devices toys not tools compared to the competition.
BB10 hopes to change that, but either because they want to save everything for launch or because they have nothing to show, theres no evidence whatsoever that trend will change come Jan 30. Yet.
I hope it does but the one hardware spec that doesnt depend on the OS and is still important to consumers is the camera, and all evidence points to the 8MP shooter in BB10s flagships being about 4 MP behind the crowd come launch time. Not a good start.
- 01-08-13, 04:37 AM #88
- 01-08-13, 05:05 AM #89
- 01-08-13, 05:20 AM #90
So security isnt really a selling point for the average consumer.
Functionality is. Enjoyability is. So being able to play games, or search and load torrents, or access my Mac at home through a 3G connection, or video chat with family abroad, these are all things consumers care about. Deeply.
Its what they demand from their smartphones today, entertainment, functionality, everything.
Having an OS like the PlayBook, which in itself is pretty awesome, is useless when the main selling features, like 'true multitasking', are irrelevant because there arent enough decent apps to make use of it.
And of course, in an ideal world, people would either carry around a pro camera or a beast like the 808, but the truth is Symbian is awful and pro cameras mean one more thing to carry.
People want the convenience of having a decent camera on the device they already carry around with them, same deal with GPS units and GPS on phones.
And theres a huge difference in 5MP cameras vs 8MP cameras. A lot is down the sensor, but even so, pics taken on my 5MP 9900 are awful compared to the ones on my 8MP Android device.
Im making a huge photo mosaic now for my baby's first birthday, of pics taken completely on smartphones since she was born, and you can tell the 9900 pics from the Razr pics even on the collage, the 9900 pics are really really bad.
In the end, if youre asking for top dollar for a phone, and BB10 devices arent going to be budget affairs, why wouldnt people demand the best for their money?
- CrackBerry Abuser
01-08-13, 05:31 AM #91
- 437 Posts
This John C. Dvorak has got to be the biggest ***** ever. Read his bashing of RIM below!
- 01-08-13, 06:07 AM #92They find apps to be confusing and difficult to figure out. They cannot understand downloading. They think some of the features are just dumb.
- 01-08-13, 06:25 AM #93
, but what I'm trying to get to is there isn't much difference for a smartphone if you go 8mp+. That's when the optics of the lens start to matter more than the mp count. You could take better photos with Nokia and the Carl Zeiss lenses than most phones that are 3 or 4mp above it and I have to commend Nokia there, they make some good cameras, but what I'm trying to say is the camera mp count, like all the other specs can be as high as they like, without right implementation it would still suck. Again take the 9900s camera for example, its actually a good camera, but it doesn't have autofocus and that's what is killing it. That's why people should stop looking at specs alone and start to see how they function and integrate with the OS and the rest of the specs, because that is what really matters and makes your experience better.
- 01-08-13, 10:45 AM #96
Nothing is wrong with an opinion piece. But the fact of the matter is that blackberry is a smartphone, and not less than one. Saying its less then one, or not a smart phone is not an opinion. Its an incorrect fact that is poisoning the uninformed reader's minds.
- CrackBerry Addict
01-08-13, 10:56 AM #97
- 560 Posts
John C. Dvorak is an admitted "hit monger," He made a career doing this with Apple, now he's doing it with RIM.
I was talking with [John] Dvorak at the Vloggercon party this evening (2006), and he started telling a story about how he deliberately pisses Mac users off to get flow for his stories, and I said, hold a minute, I want to record this, and **** if he didn't stop and repeat it for me and my video camera.
- 01-08-13, 11:03 AM #98
- 01-08-13, 11:06 AM #99
Re: This John C. Dvorak has got to be the biggest ***** ever. Read his bashing of RIM below!
Just a thought.......instead of firing, tar & feathering all writers that are not on the BlackBerry Bandwagon -yet, wouldn't it make more sense to use them to further the RIM /BlackBerry road to prominence? Most on this forum are already there regarding BlackBerry-just waiting on the sell from the carrier and looking past the launch. Positive written words would go farther from someone anti-Rim(with a change-of-heart regarding BlackBerries), than someone proclaiming to be the defender of BlackBerry at all cost. You love BBs. So, it's expected. Otherwise, why not send him an email with your full name: mr. badazzrimluvinmf? Then you can let him have both barrels. Go ahead.......walk the talk.
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