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  1. RobUM2011's Avatar
    sdotmiles' argument was that RIM was so stupid/careless that they inserted the word "lens" by mistake when they meant to say "screen."
    ...but the part RIM is referring to can be called a lens.
    10-21-08 11:56 PM
  2. Brandon26pdx's Avatar
    WTF else would be made of glass in that capacitive picture besides the "lens/casing"?

    My god, it said glass in the Press Release. Press releases are not technical articles, they're mean't to be read by the media and others who are basically laymen. If the media and the laymen read "large (3.25) glass lens", they're going to expect the shiny part on the front that they touch with their fingers to be glass. If it's not true to the press release RIM will take a flogging for it, and I don't think they would let a gaffe like that slip through undetected.
    10-21-08 11:57 PM
  3. sdotmiles's Avatar
    FAIL.

    You do know that a lens is not limited to a camera right?

    lens [lenz] Pronunciation Key - plural lenses
    noun
    1. a piece of transparent substance, usually glass, having two opposite surfaces either both curved or one curved and one plane, used in an optical device in changing the convergence of light rays, as for magnification, or in correcting defects of vision.

    Or perhaps this one:

    3: something shaped like a biconvex optical lens <lens of sandstone>

    And even without that definition, Civic himself posted a picture in which the top layer of the capacitive display is labeled "LENS/CASING," and he did not at all dispute that the top layer can be called a lens. Clearly he thinks it's appropriate, or at the very least, Synaptics believes it is.
    i will not get into a semantics argument, but from a logical standpoint there is really no reason for rim to refer to the screen as a lens in their press release to the general public who has zero clue who synaptics is or what touch sensors are. its obviously a typo.
    10-21-08 11:57 PM
  4. RobUM2011's Avatar
    i will not get into a semantics argument, but from a logical standpoint there is really no reason for rim to refer to the screen as a lens in their press release to the general public who has zero clue who synaptics is or what touch sensors are. its obviously a typo.
    Google the words "phone" and "glass lens" ...see how many phones come up with their "screens" being described as "glass lenses" ....RIM is not the first to do so.
    10-21-08 11:59 PM
  5. John Yester's Avatar
    Since everyone here likes to post big boy words....

    Then maybe have respect for the forum by following some simple rules... Like big boys.........

    I am assuming you all have read them!

    Hmm maybe not since this is going on.... Allot of you should be ashamed of yourselves... But allot of you more likely don't care.

    Amazing what this place has came to... calling people out because of Glass! come on....

    http://forums.crackberry.com/f39/bas...r-conduct-114/

    http://forums.crackberry.com/f39/pos...uidelines-113/


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  6. sdotmiles's Avatar
    Haha sdotmiles just got told by several different people.
    HA, not quite.

    Press releases are not technical articles, they're mean't to be read by the media and others who are basically laymen.
    which is exactly why they wouldnt be calling the screen a lens if it were not a typo. i love how all these rim apologists are trying to make excuses for a rushed press release.
    10-22-08 12:02 AM
  7. iHack7's Avatar
    you need to get over yourself dude. Move on already.

    Nobody cares.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    Are you Civic? NO....so sit quietly or reply to someone else comments....not comments that aren't directed in any way towards you.
    10-22-08 12:02 AM
  8. yapkuen's Avatar
    i will not get into a semantics argument, but from a logical standpoint there is really no reason for rim to refer to the screen as a lens in their press release to the general public who has zero clue who synaptics is or what touch sensors are. its obviously a typo.
    http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...-lcd-lens.html

    Lens over LCD screen coming apart.... - Samsung - Wireless Forums from AT&T

    Amazon.com: OEM Replacement Lens Screen Glass Lcd Blackberry Curve 8300 / 8310 / 8320 -By Hitechcloseout: Electronics

    Amazon.com: Replacement Motorola RAZR2 V9, V8, V9 GSM 3G LCD Display Screen Lens: Everything Else

    Oops, what is this? References in the general public to the covering of the LCD screen being a "lens"? Obviously those were all typos too.
    10-22-08 12:04 AM
  9. RobUM2011's Avatar
    Exactly what I was saying in my previous post...which sdotmiles ignored...
    10-22-08 12:06 AM
  10. sdotmiles's Avatar
    Google the words "phone" and "glass lens" ...see how many phones come up with their "screens" being described as "glass lenses" ....RIM is not the first to do so.
    yes but the whole raison d'tre for the storm is the clickthrough screen so you are not simply relying on the lens to recognize your touch. to simply refer to it as a lens would miss the whole point they are trying to make.
    10-22-08 12:07 AM
  11. UrbanGlowCam's Avatar
    Crucial can you confirm if it's glass or not or are you still not allowed?
    10-22-08 12:08 AM
  12. RobUM2011's Avatar
    yes but the whole raison d'tre for the storm is the clickthrough screen so you are not simply relying on the lens to recognize your touch. to simply refer to it as a lens would miss the whole point they are trying to make.
    The lens is the glass part.
    10-22-08 12:09 AM
  13. ShortSxit's Avatar
    Crucial can you confirm if it's glass or not or are you still not allowed?
    Sdotmiles will just claim that Crucial is wrong
    10-22-08 12:09 AM
  14. yapkuen's Avatar
    yes but the whole raison d'tre for the storm is the clickthrough screen so you are not simply relying on the lens to recognize your touch. to simply refer to it as a lens would miss the whole point they are trying to make.
    Why is that? Just because you don't use it to recognize your touch doesn't mean it's not a lens.

    Take this, from Blackberry's site about the Bold:

    "Stunning Display

    Incorporates the sharpest display ever introduced on a BlackBerry smartphone its half-VGA (480x320 resolution at 217 ppi) color LCD is fused to the undersurface of the lens, making images leap out with stunning definition and clarity. Pictures are vibrant and razor sharp, while video plays smoothly and web pages, documents, presentations and messages snap with exceptional quality and contrast."

    Seeing as how the Bold isn't a touchscreen device at all, the top layer of the screen plays no role in touch recognition whatsoever. Yet it's still a lens. Maybe it's not how any of us might intuitively use the word, but it's clearly how RIM applies the terminology as far as their phones are concerned.
    10-22-08 12:11 AM
  15. sharkattack's Avatar
    If the screen is glass then it couldnt really flex like that from a soft touch. My guess it is something to do with the software and not the hardware.
    It's hardware not software.

    They made the screen with thinner, lower quality piece that would flex and pressure the LCD display underneath. Definitely not intended by design. Most likely chosen to go this route for cost savings reasons.
    10-22-08 12:12 AM
  16. sdotmiles's Avatar
    except for the glaring fact that none of those links are press releases to the general public! or have you now changed your point to say that forum nerds and tech specs for replacement parts somehow equate to common people referring to a lcd screen as a lens. show me an apple, htc, lg, blackberry etc press release for a touchscreen phone that refers to the screen as a lens.

    try harder.
    10-22-08 12:13 AM
  17. sdotmiles's Avatar
    and for the super slow people, keep in mind that no where have i said that i think the screen is plastic or glass. i've simply stated that it was a typo in the rim press release. i sincerely hope/think it is glass because it would be incredibly stupid for rim to make the storm with a cheap plastic screen like a voyager or something.
    10-22-08 12:18 AM
  18. John Yester's Avatar
    Official Press Release:
    BASKING RIDGE, N.J., NEWBURY, England, and WATERLOO, Ontario Verizon Wireless, Vodafone Group (NYSE and LSE: VOD) and Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced that the BlackBerry Storm will be available exclusively to Verizon Wireless customers in the U.S. and Vodafone customers in Europe, Australia and New Zealand next month.
    Designed to appeal to both consumers and business customers, the BlackBerry Storm combines the powerful communication features and productivity tools of a global BlackBerry smartphone with revolutionary technology that provides for easy and precise touch screen typing on the worlds first tactile touch display that responds like a keyboard and combines multi-touch and gesture support for intuitive selection and application navigation.
    In the U.S., BlackBerry Storm customers will benefit from the nations most reliable wireless voice network and the pervasiveness of Verizon Wireless reliable high-speed Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) network for rich Internet browsing. Building on the strong business heritage of BlackBerry, the Storm offers consumers a host of fun and practical features, including:

    Large high resolution screen coupled with a rich multi-media suite
    Text (SMS), picture messaging (MMS), the ability to watch 30-second video clips, instant messaging and access to popular social networking sites
    Removable and rechargeable 1400 mAhr battery that provides approximately 5.5 hours of talk time and 15 days of standby time.
    The BlackBerry Storm offers our customers more ways to stay connected to both their personal and professional lives whether in their community or around the globe, said Mike Lanman, vice president and chief marketing officer of Verizon Wireless. The BlackBerry Storm combines the reliability of our network with the dependability and network efficiency of the BlackBerry platform to deliver our customers the ultimate wireless experience all in one of the coolest smartphones available on the market today.

    The Power is in The Touch
    The BlackBerry Storm comes with a unique touch screen that gives a distinct click confirmation when depressed ever so slightly, very similar in experience to a keyboard-based BlackBerry smartphone. An easy to use menu adds support for multi-touches, taps, slides, swipes and other gestures, so customers can easily select, scroll, pan, and zoom for smooth navigation.
    The tactile touch screen display gives customers worldwide a choice of virtual keyboards RIMs SureType layout in portrait and a full QWERTY* layout in landscape orientation. Relevant features such as cut and paste are only a touch away for the ultimate smartphone experience.
    World Class Smartphone
    The BlackBerry Storm is a top of the line mobile phone with global connectivity. In the U.S., the BlackBerry Storm gives Verizon Wireless customers EV-DO Rev. A/CDMA technology and (2100Mhz) HSPA/UMTS as well as quad-band EDGE/GPRS/GSM for global use. The BlackBerry Storm 9500 from Vodafone supports (2100Mhz) HSPA and quad-band EDGE/GPRS/GSM networks.

    Browse the World Over
    Customers will enjoy a full HTML high performance browser that works in either portrait or landscape orientation. Navigating Web sites is fast and easy with the touch screen interface that lets users tap to zoom in and slide their finger to scroll. Icons along the bottom of the display allow for quickly accessing Favorites, opening the virtual keyboard to enter text, switching between Page View and Column View, as well as the ability to toggle between Pan mode and Cursor mode. The enhanced browser supports file downloading, streaming audio and video, and with its built-in RSS support, new content from supported Web sites can be automatically pushed to the user.

    Packed with Additional Features
    The BlackBerry Storm, exclusively from Verizon Wireless and Vodafone, also includes the following features and functions:
    BlackBerry Internet Service, BlackBerry Unite!, BlackBerry Professional Software and BlackBerry Enterprise Server support for seamless integration with corporate email systems and the security and IT policy controls that enterprise customers require
    Edit Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files directly on the handset
    3.2 megapixel camera, with variable zoom, auto focus, and a powerful flash that also provides continuous lighting when recording video; the camera records video in half-VGA resolution (480320) or at 176144 for MMS
    1 GB of on board memory storage and 8 GB microSD memory card included in expandable memory card slot
    Media player that can find content on the handset in an instant, display pictures and slideshows quickly, play movies smoothly in full screen mode in any orientation, and manage an entire music collection; playlists can be created directly on the handset and theres an equalizer with 11 preset filters including Lounge, Jazz and Hip Hop for customized audio ranges when using wired headphones or external speakers
    Sleek, elegant design with contoured corners, stainless steel back and chrome side-accents that frame its large (3.26), touch sensitive, glass lens display; its exceptional 360 x 480 resolution at 184ppi, offering the highest resolution display ever introduced on a BlackBerry smartphone, is crisp and colorful with clarity thats easy on the eyes
    A sensor automatically adjusts to ambient light for ideal screen viewing and an orientation sensor allows customers to use the handset in a portrait or landscape position
    Additional details related to availability and pricing will be announced in the coming weeks. To learn more, visit https://forums.crackberry.com/e?link...token=i4MkSANE.
    * Virtual keyboards are also available in AZERTY, QWERTZ and other configurations to support different language groups.
    10-22-08 12:19 AM
  19. ShortSxit's Avatar
    except for the glaring fact that none of those links are press releases to the general public! or have you now changed your point to say that forum nerds and tech specs for replacement parts somehow equate to common people referring to a lcd screen as a lens. show me an apple, htc, lg, blackberry etc press release for a touchscreen phone that refers to the screen as a lens.

    try harder.
    Didn't have to try too hard...


    BlackBerry - Press Release

    Stunning HVGA (480x320 resolution at 217 ppi) color display with LCD fused to the underside of the lens for eye-popping definition and clarity
    10-22-08 12:20 AM
  20. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Ugh!! Their is no way I'm going through all this and deleting each and every individual rude/ignorant/uncalled for post.

    Some of you have managed to turn a GREAT thread into nothing but belligerent ranting and raving over whether or not the screen is glass or not and some of you just antagonized the whole situation by adding fuel to the fire.

    Consider it closed cause some of you cannot play right..rather then PM's and warnings on how you all should behave, I'm closing this down.

    Play nice or don't at all folks..if a thread like this happens again...PM's will be sent and warnings will be issued and followed up with bans if needed. Hate to be harsh, but seriously...thread went disgraceful awfully quick.
    Last edited by Bla1ze; 10-22-08 at 12:26 AM.
    10-22-08 12:21 AM
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