- 12-16-12, 03:34 PM #102
Not really cheating, just a clunky workaround. You are used to the easy access on a BB, where airplane mode (all-off) and the individual component service controls are only one click away from home screen. That makes it only two clicks to drop cellular for us, but it looks like Android doesn't provide the same easy access to control the cellular radio alone, it is buried many clicks deeper.
- 12-16-12, 03:41 PM #103
- CrackBerry Abuser
12-16-12, 03:57 PM #106
- 100 Posts
Re: Who did RIM **** off?
this has been a very entertaining thread... thanks.
ok, who did rim annoy? well, most everbody on the playbook (and even the fans/apologists know it) through a selection of incredibly poor choices. no native email, mis/ill-functioning apps and features, and so forth early on... not a great start (and hardly much for the media to get behind) despite being technically excellent... nearly 2 years on, the pb sales jump dramatically, mainly thanks to aggressive discounting in the americas and europe/uk, and active sales techniques that promote this. however, the os updates are debatably positive with upgrades tempered by other mis/ill-functioning apps and features.
a case in point? well, alongside watching the browser crash on many, regular, diverse occasions, I'm trying to post a sale on ebay.co.uk. limitations in the browser prevent me from publishing the sale (it cannot select paypal, which is already selected!)
before the naysayers begin, the fact is that the browser gives a pretty standard signature to sites: it is not the sites, it is the pb os. you cannot expect to have a flourishing system that has issues with basic functionality unless you're competing with the cheapest of the cheapest... oh, wait.. could it be?
either way, rim did this... no one else.
bb10? bring it on, it better be good
- 12-16-12, 04:50 PM #109
Re: Who did RIM **** off?
If I turn airplane mode on, it shuts down data and voice.
I can then turn on wifi. This is useful when accessing wifi in flight.
On my BB, I turn network off and can turn wifi on when accessing wifi in flight.
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- 12-16-12, 05:33 PM #111
Dude this really isn't that hard to figure out is it?
Airplanes have in flight WiFi. How would you be able to use said WiFi if airplane mode disabled your WiFi radio?
Last edited by Saiga; 12-16-12 at 07:11 PM.
- 12-17-12, 12:20 AM #112
it is conformant to have reduced power wifi while in airplane mode.
it is also true that PB is a massive failure and anyone who purchased one for more than $129 is likely ****ed off, along with people waiting for BB10 for the last two years, app developers who see RIM's incompetence dealing with backward compatibility, investors, and users who can't surf the internet. Probably more people but that's a big chunk right there.
- CrackBerry Addict
12-17-12, 02:21 AM #114
- 758 Posts
They overslept some things to be still "cool".
They entered too late the "app-market".
They brought out some devices, which hardware was too outdated, when they came out.
They relayed too much on their "old" OS and they focused too much on "business".
Don't get me wrong, I would never trade my BB for an other plattform - but that are some facts why RIM was bashed the last few months/years.
But I also understand RIM's point of few.
They took the business costumers a bit too serious and wanted a better batterylife over high-res. displays and crazy processor performances.
But times have changed and people prefer multimedia abilties with their phones.
So resting on their strenghs was too less, compaired to developing for new markets.
Still BBs are the best devices for email and communication, but as I wrote - nowadays it's too less to be on time and too be "cool".
- 12-17-12, 09:48 AM #115
Re: Who did RIM **** off?
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- 12-17-12, 10:06 AM #117
- 12-17-12, 10:12 AM #118
Technically BBs have always been subpar, even compared to some "dumb" phones, the overall experience was excellent though. BBs have never been leading in tech, rather used older but trusted tech.
- 12-17-12, 10:18 AM #119
I like my BlackBerry devices for what they do, but I use other platforms also and I am honest enough with myself to admit that RIM is behind. Using these other platforms have clearly shown me that BlackBerry is very far behind when it comes to the things that the vast majority of consumers actually care about.
Why would anyone need to pay money for a smear campaign against RIM? You said it yourself - "Hiring PR agencies to smear competitors". Sorry to break it to you, but RIM hasn't been competitive for the last couple of years. Why would a company waste good money on trying to hurt RIM when RIM has done a perfectly fine job of hurting themselves?
- 12-17-12, 10:26 AM #120
It proves that this does happen so you cannot rule it out as a "conspiracy theory"
Now tell me, how successful has google been at social networks and how many they started have failed and closed?
- 12-17-12, 10:38 AM #121
- 12-17-12, 10:56 AM #122
No one cares that much about RIM. RIM hasn't been a serious threat to anyone in years. Why throw expensive dynamite on a train wreck when the damage is already done?
- 12-17-12, 11:01 AM #123
- 12-17-12, 11:10 AM #124
But you are right. Apple and Google do want RIM's slice of the pie and they have easily taken the vast majority of it (if we are talking about the market share pie) by investing money into making and marketing products that people actually want. Not by paying for smear campaigns.
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