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  1. nycspaces.'s Avatar
    Thor should be out in-front on this, clarify the release dates for the Q please! The true threat to a blackberry loyalist like myself is not really the iphone or android hardware, it's not even the basic apps which other than a few that SHOULD be coming for BBOS10 soon, it 's the cloud component of android. Google Now may be the real game changer, they are doing such cool stuff with reminders for upcoming appointments, travel times to recently search destinations in maps, i suspect this is the tip of the iceberg of it's capability, which will ultimately put Android over the top where apple/ios, bbry/BBX, nokia/Win?, and any other forthcoming os's will fall short. They just won't have the full mobile->desktop->mobile loop of information that goog/chrome/anroid can muster. It's slightly terrifying what they know about us but it's also amazing.
    03-18-13 07:38 AM
  2. jthep's Avatar
    The features you mentioned are nothing new, never used the calendar features on any smartphones? You are listing features that have existed as far back as PDA's that have long since been included in smartphones.
    JUSTQUAN2, jegs2 and p00l like this.
    03-18-13 09:22 AM
  3. Alex Keb's Avatar
    What's the launch date for Canada then?
    03-18-13 04:34 PM
  4. nycspaces.'s Avatar
    The features you mentioned are nothing new, never used the calendar features on any smartphones? You are listing features that have existed as far back as PDA's that have long since been included in smartphones.
    You obviously are missing the 4.2.2 user experience with android. It's not plain reminders about meetings, it's you need to leave for your meeting at X time because travel time is X minutes, if you are likely to be late a link to email attendees...this is borderline artificial intelligence type of knowledge not just information. Check it out, it's very much the beginning of the NEXT phase of mobile computing, probably part of the work they are doing on Glass. There are some cool things in other OS's keep your eyes open and think about BBRY's ability to scale to that level.
    03-18-13 07:49 PM
  5. kjjb0204's Avatar
    You obviously are missing the 4.2.2 user experience with android. It's not plain reminders about meetings, it's you need to leave for your meeting at X time because travel time is X minutes, if you are likely to be late a link to email attendees...this is borderline artificial intelligence type of knowledge not just information. Check it out, it's very much the beginning of the NEXT phase of mobile computing, probably part of the work they are doing on Glass. There are some cool things in other OS's keep your eyes open and think about BBRY's ability to scale to that level.
    First time I got a Google now card with shipping information from an amazon order, I was a little weirded out.
    03-18-13 10:36 PM
  6. flyersfan76's Avatar
    That also makes me wonder why anyone would restrict themselves to their isp domain email, especially when it only supports pop. I mean, why would you not move to an imap email service? You don't have to use your isp mail. I haven't used comcast mail in 5 years.
    My corporate email is POP3 and IMAP capable though so that is good.

    The web versions of most email services are not as easy to use or capable as Outlook.
    03-19-13 01:26 PM
  7. jthep's Avatar
    You obviously are missing the 4.2.2 user experience with android. It's not plain reminders about meetings, it's you need to leave for your meeting at X time because travel time is X minutes, if you are likely to be late a link to email attendees...this is borderline artificial intelligence type of knowledge not just information. Check it out, it's very much the beginning of the NEXT phase of mobile computing, probably part of the work they are doing on Glass. There are some cool things in other OS's keep your eyes open and think about BBRY's ability to scale to that level.
    That makes absolutely no sense to me? So I leave at time X bc my calendar reminded me, I am sitting in traffic and everyone gets an email that I will be late? Then there is a permanent record of me being late in everyone's phones, I cannot sneak in? Or better yet, traffic clears up and I get there on time, but they already got emails. You can keep that one.

    Its difficult to build a better mousetrap than what has existed on smartphones already for soooo long in calendars. But if you want your phone to apologize for your behavior through emails, have at it. I like the way calendars have been for a long time already. If its not broke, don't try to fix it...
    04-13-13 10:06 PM
  8. TWISM's Avatar
    That makes absolutely no sense to me? So I leave at time X bc my calendar reminded me, I am sitting in traffic and everyone gets an email that I will be late? Then there is a permanent record of me being late in everyone's phones, I cannot sneak in? Or better yet, traffic clears up and I get there on time, but they already got emails. You can keep that one.

    Its difficult to build a better mousetrap than what has existed on smartphones already for soooo long in calendars. But if you want your phone to apologize for your behavior through emails, have at it. I like the way calendars have been for a long time already. If its not broke, don't try to fix it...
    "if you are likely to be late a link to email attendees"

    You can choose to send it, it's not automatic.

    Reading FTW!
    04-13-13 11:09 PM
  9. AlfredFettucine's Avatar
    If you are an investor in BB, you would be quite happy to see a delay of the Q10 in the U.S.
    Given the (U.S.) media assault on the Z10, do not expect a better outcome for the Q10 when it hits the U.S. market. No matter how great the phone or sales are going to be, you are sure to get some well orchestrated spins to benefit the short community. As sad as it is for U.S. retailers and consumers, it just might be quite a bit better for BB and holders of BB stock to see the Q10 do well in the rest of the World first, prior to hitting the U.S.
    04-13-13 11:42 PM
  10. DarrenHD's Avatar
    How do you announce a phone or any product yet you can't get the products to the consumer until many months have passed. I want Blackberry to succeed but thorsten Heins is becoming a joke. He has no pizazz or stage presence and dies t know how to make a device after 2 years of delays. I bought stock so I'm pissed off.
    He is still way better than Apple's Tim Cook - ok I know that is not saying much for either man, but still Heins is better. I think both companies would benefit from a spokesperson/presenter type person, or masters of ceremonies, when doing these type of product launch events. Someone who has real energy, that speaks well and with some enthusiasm, and can actually get people excited.

    Tim Cook is absolutely horrible at this - it feels like he is fighting it himself when he tries to get people excited. Heins is marginally better. Maybe these guys should pop a Viagra pill before going on stage...LOL!
    04-15-13 09:37 AM
  11. austriker's Avatar
    He is still way better than Apple's Tim Cook - ok I know that is not saying much for either man, but still Heins is better. I think both companies would benefit from a spokesperson/presenter type person, or masters of ceremonies, when doing these type of product launch events. Someone who has real energy, that speaks well and with some enthusiasm, and can actually get people excited.

    Tim Cook is absolutely horrible at this - it feels like he is fighting it himself when he tries to get people excited. Heins is marginally better. Maybe these guys should pop a Viagra pill before going on stage...LOL!
    I know it's cliche but sounds like you described Steve Jobs. I still remember tge original iPhone intro. He was a great stage presence. I agree heins isn't great on stage, rather underwhelming really.

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    04-15-13 11:15 PM
  12. CRJDRIVER's Avatar
    Personally I feel that it was last attempt to get people to come back to BlackBerry, Anyone can get a Qwerty Blackberry but to get a BlackBerry L10 they needed an edge so let's promote the **** out of it and get it out there soon as us qwerty users have to wait just a little longer because BlackBerry knows we are still loyal to them. That's just my opinion
    And this is how they feel they should reward loyal customers?! I'm still carrying my 9800 and STILL waiting... People HAVE been patient... two years worth to be exact.
    I love the device... The company's tactics on the other hand I can live without.
    04-15-13 11:35 PM
  13. DarrenHD's Avatar
    I know it's cliche but sounds like you described Steve Jobs. I still remember tge original iPhone intro. He was a great stage presence. I agree heins isn't great on stage, rather underwhelming really.

    Posted via CB10
    Well yes, Steve Jobs was certainly capable of provoking a response from people - both good and bad. Generally on stage he was very good, certainly far better than Cook or Heins. He did have that capability to capture the audience and keep people interested and guessing about what he was going to say next.
    04-16-13 12:31 PM
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