1. qbnkelt's Avatar
    If apple could buy BB and put iOS on BB keyboards- I'd have the perfect phone.
    I said that once and was crucified. BlackBerry can not execute cleanly. Apple excels at it. Apple takeover would be fabulous.

    Not merge, takeover. Keep both lines separate.

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    06-28-2013 12:55 PM
  2. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    He also keeps gloating that BB "SOLD 4.1 MEEEEEEEEEELLIONS OF 2 AND A HALF YEAR OLD HARDWARE".

    No.

    They SHIPPED 4.1 million legacy pieces of crap. Saying over and over that shipped equals sold makes him look like a fool.

    The gloating is repulsive. And he's been listed as BB fan of the month on their official Facebook not that long ago.
    That has always been my counter to people who claim what Blackberry "sold." Same goes for people
    who defend Android devices. It's what they SHIPPED and sold to carriers. Doesn't automatically
    translate to a consumer purchase.
    06-28-2013 03:53 PM
  3. CSI Guy's Avatar
    Count me in, I have a Z10 sitting on my dresser. Tried it and after a few days, I am back to my trusty iPhone 5. The only other phone that is worth a look is the HTC One but I chose the iPhone 5 as my daily driver. It just keeps calling my name. I just wish the iPhone had a larger screen as these tired old eyes need more real estate with the screen. I am really looking forward to the ios7 and just bought a iPad Mini to compliment my iPhone 5.
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    06-28-2013 11:54 PM
  4. dacunto's Avatar
    Just purchased an Iphone 5......coming back. And yes, I have left Iphone a couple of times, but always seem to come back. IOS7 got me this time.........On a side note, time to put my Z10 up for sale.
    06-29-2013 05:44 PM
  5. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I'm keeping the Z10 and the SGIII. I love both devices.

    But i can't wait for the iPhone 5s. I might cave and get the 5.

    I don't know if I can hold out two and a half months. Or three.



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    06-29-2013 10:18 PM
  6. DaPhoneking's Avatar
    That's three of us that I recognize from CB. Are we going to take this place over ???
    Make it 4. I was in the CB forums too YEARS ago until I got my iPhone 4 June 2011.
    06-29-2013 11:12 PM
  7. DaPhoneking's Avatar
    That troll is toxic.

    I'll wait out the iPhone 5s here. I'm one greasy banana peel away from a ban and if I even look at his arrogant posts I might forget to control my actions.


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    I dare you to do it anyway lol.
    06-29-2013 11:24 PM
  8. Mr.Willie's Avatar
    He also keeps gloating that BB "SOLD 4.1 MEEEEEEEEEELLIONS OF 2 AND A HALF YEAR OLD HARDWARE".

    No.

    They SHIPPED 4.1 million legacy pieces of crap. Saying over and over that shipped equals sold makes him look like a fool.

    The gloating is repulsive. And he's been listed as BB fan of the month on their official Facebook not that long ago.
    Hey Missy, you're treading on thin ice. That 9810 I had never failed me. Had the apps I needed. Didn't have all the ones I wanted, but what I needed. The optical trackball. I do miss it. But the screen was too small. I would have gotten a 9860, if it would have actually been available here.

    I said that once and was crucified. BlackBerry can not execute cleanly. Apple excels at it. Apple takeover would be fabulous.

    Not merge, takeover. Keep both lines separate.

    Sent from my Z10 using Tapatalk 2
    Nope, they sure can't. But I will look at them again when and if the A10 comes out. Hopefully they do that one better. Of course if someone from Apple read what I posted on another thread, and implements them into the iPhone...


    If apple could buy BB and put iOS on BB keyboards- I'd have the perfect phone.
    Try typing on a 4.3-4.7" touchscreen phone. I am much faster now then I was on the chicklet keyboards.
    06-29-2013 11:43 PM
  9. KJowers's Avatar
    The alarm feature /auto power on or whatever it was called. Set the alarm, power off the phone and auto wake was scheduled for like 5 minutes before the alarm went off. Loved it and BBM.
    What's something you'll miss about your Blackberry that the iPhone just doesn't have right now?
    06-30-2013 11:34 AM
  10. mikeo007's Avatar
    Nope, they sure can't. But I will look at them again when and if the A10 comes out. Hopefully they do that one better. Of course if someone from Apple read what I posted on another thread, and implements them into the iPhone...
    I have a pretty ominous feeling about the A10...I'm thinking it may not be arriving in the timeframe we expect, or as the device we expect. If it does, they are going to have one heck of a time moving those units unless they deliver a knock-out new feature. The price can't exceed the market leaders, and increased specs wouldn't seem to offer much advantage for BB10...get rid of a few stutters maybe, but not much else. The hype surrounding BB10 has died off, they'll never be able to re-fuel that hype machine. Developers have become extremely wary as well. Looking at BB's own developer forums, it looks like a lot of folks are packing up their bags and moving to greener pastures.

    I also see the app world shrinking somewhat, as I'm sure I'm not the only developer who has de-listed several apps. I know several folks who have pulled down a pile of free apps simply because the small userbase does not justify the time commitment to fix and improve free apps. I'll of course continue to support and improve my paid apps, but only because I owe it to my customers, not because I think there's any future on the platform.

    This is a worst case scenario for BB...apps are one of the top concerns of people avoiding the new platform, and current developers are fleeing, while future developers now see very little incentive to start up with the platform. There's no way we'll see the "big players" come anywhere near this platform with a measly 2.75 million users (probably being generous at 3/4 of shipped = sold).

    Blackberry started as a great business device. They precariously stumbled into the consumer market due to the popularity of their devices in the enterprise, and they attempted to add more consumer friendly features. They never really understood the consumer market though, they just kind of fumbled their way through it. Now, with the new BB10 devices, they directly targeted the high-end consumer market...somewhere they've never had any real success. They still don't understand that market, and have also somewhat alienated their business users. They're in a tight bind, and I don't see an easy way out. Another re-boot is out of the question, and while they might be able to focus on a niche business market again, they may have already lost those users for the near future.

    I think a sell off is the most likely scenario. Their hardware business is basically worthless, so that leaves their software and networking businesses as the most valuable portions of their company. I don't see Apple benefitting from a BBRY acquisition, nor do I see any benefit to Samsung. I think it will either be one of the smaller players, or someone with heaps of cash to burn, and nowhere to go but up...maybe Microsoft? The saddest thing about a sell off though, is that some of my favourite parts of the Blackberry family (TAT and QNX) will likely be casualties in the whole thing.
    06-30-2013 12:09 PM
  11. alicepattinson's Avatar
    I'm keeping the Z10 and the SGIII. I love both devices.

    But i can't wait for the iPhone 5s. I might cave and get the 5.

    I don't know if I can hold out two and a half months. Or three.



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    You can do it! 2 months is just feeeeeeew weeks to go!. woooohoooo
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    06-30-2013 12:27 PM
  12. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I dare you to do it anyway lol.
    Nah....I won't burn that bridge.

    Right now there is a troll on an anti BB10 campaign and he is absolutely toxic. Delusional. Self serving. Arrogant. Illogical. But CB mods will do nothing because he simply brings in hits. Hits equals money.

    So I'm out of CB until the mod squad does something about the patients running the asylum.


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    06-30-2013 12:36 PM
  13. anon(73368)'s Avatar
    Nah....I won't burn that bridge.

    Right now there is a troll on an anti BB10 campaign and he is absolutely toxic. Delusional. Self serving. Arrogant. Illogical. But CB mods will do nothing because he simply brings in hits. Hits equals money.

    So I'm out of CB until the mod squad does something about the patients running the asylum.


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    Not sure if your on AT&T or not but the i5 is only 100 bucks online only. Offer ends today.
    06-30-2013 12:42 PM
  14. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Not sure if your on AT&T or not but the i5 is only 100 bucks online only. Offer ends today.
    Oooo thanks but I'm buying off contract.

    Appreciate the info, though!!!!!

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    06-30-2013 12:44 PM
  15. qbnkelt's Avatar
    You can do it! 2 months is just feeeeeeew weeks to go!. woooohoooo
    I know!!!!!!! Assuming the final iOS beta goes to production early September then the phone should be around that time mid to late September, according to a chart I saw. That is CLOSE.

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    06-30-2013 12:54 PM
  16. mikeo007's Avatar
    I know!!!!!!! Assuming the final iOS beta goes to production early September then the phone should be around that time mid to late September, according to a chart I saw. That is CLOSE.

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    Did you ever end up installing iOS 7 on your 4S? I think I'm going to crack and install it on my ipad. Don't really want to lose Cydia though.
    06-30-2013 01:10 PM
  17. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Did you ever end up installing iOS 7 on your 4S? I think I'm going to crack and install it on my ipad. Don't really want to lose Cydia though.
    No I haven't got a Mac. I was a bit wary of that tool I've got to download. I'm afraid I'll wreck my device.

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    06-30-2013 01:24 PM
  18. DaPhoneking's Avatar
    I'm using the iOS beta on both my iPhone 5 and iPad mini and love it.
    06-30-2013 03:53 PM
  19. DaPhoneking's Avatar
    Nah....I won't burn that bridge.

    Right now there is a troll on an anti BB10 campaign and he is absolutely toxic. Delusional. Self serving. Arrogant. Illogical. But CB mods will do nothing because he simply brings in hits. Hits equals money.

    So I'm out of CB until the mod squad does something about the patients running the asylum.

    Knowing how the CB forums are unfortunately I don't see that changing anytime soon....
    Last edited by DaPhoneking; 06-30-2013 at 07:03 PM. Reason: Add quote
    06-30-2013 03:54 PM
  20. swarlos's Avatar
    I rewatched the BB10 keynote again and after another viewing I still would never buy a blackberry based on that presentation. Just compare Thorsten and Vivek's deliverance versus Steve Jobs and even Tim Cook there's a world of difference. Just compare the amount of energy exuded by the audience when the Z10 and Q10 arose from the floor, it was laughable now compare to the reveal of the OG iPhone when Steve announce the introduction of three revolutionary products, the crowd went nuts when he said a widescreen iPod with touch controls but when he said the next product would be a phone the room erupted with cheers but the BB10 keynote might as well have been a funeral with the amount of energy and excitement in that room.

    When Apple presents a product you can tell its something they're passionate about and they talk audience as if they're talking to 4000 of there closest friends. I didn't feel any of that from Thorsten's presentation he was just going through the motions plus all the lame jokes and attempts at being funny with the whole vacation bit.




    Sent from the collector home world.
    Last edited by swarlos; 07-01-2013 at 08:19 AM.
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    06-30-2013 06:01 PM
  21. madeinhb's Avatar
    Try typing on a 4.3-4.7" touchscreen phone. I am much faster now then I was on the chicklet keyboards.
    Some of us just don't like virtual keyboards. Doesn't matter how big the phone is. Plus I don't want some gigantic phone.
    06-30-2013 09:01 PM
  22. revtech's Avatar
    Nah....I won't burn that bridge.

    Right now there is a troll on an anti BB10 campaign and he is absolutely toxic. Delusional. Self serving. Arrogant. Illogical. But CB mods will do nothing because he simply brings in hits. Hits equals money.

    So I'm out of CB until the mod squad does something about the patients running the asylum.


    Sent from my Z10 using Tapatalk 2
    . . . BD ? . . .
    06-30-2013 10:59 PM
  23. Judson50's Avatar
    Nah....I won't burn that bridge.

    Right now there is a troll on an anti BB10 campaign and he is absolutely toxic. Delusional. Self serving. Arrogant. Illogical. But CB mods will do nothing because he simply brings in hits. Hits equals money.

    So I'm out of CB until the mod squad does something about the patients running the asylum.


    Sent from my Z10 using Tapatalk 2
    Interesting. Who do you think that is?
    06-30-2013 11:04 PM
  24. Chris Kerrigan's Avatar
    I researched the BB10 keynote again and after another viewing I still would never buy a blackberry based on that presentation. Just compare Thorsten and Vivek's deliverance versus Steve Jobs and even Tim Cook there's a world of difference. Just compare the amount of energy exuded by the audience when the Z10 and Q10 arose from the floor, it was laughable now compare to the reveal of the OG iPhone when Steve announce the introduction of three revolutionary products, the crowd went nuts when he said a widescreen iPod with touch controls but when he said the next product would be a phone the room erupted with cheers but the BB10 keynote might as well have been a funeral with the amount of energy and excitement in that room.

    When Apple presents a product you can tell its something they're passionate about and they talk audience as if they're talking to 4000 of there closest friends. I didn't feel any of that from Thorsten's presentation he was just going through the motions plus all the lame jokes and attempts at being funny with the whole vacation bit.




    Sent from the collector home world.
    Whether you love or hate Apple, I think it's hard to argue that *any* company comes close to the style and energy that Apple puts into their keynotes.

    And no, Steve Ballmer running around like a drowned rat in his own sweat doesn't count.
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    07-01-2013 07:50 AM
  25. 03_CTD's Avatar
    . . . BD ? . . .
    Lol......yep!!
    07-01-2013 09:19 AM
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