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sas786

by sas786

mobile operating systems
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Hi all, seeing as most users on here have a good understanding of tech, i was hoping for a small request in getting some feedback through my questionnaire.
Im currently doing research on mobile os as part of my final year dissertation in computing and would be extremely grateful for those who could fill it out. Ive approached companies head on and they don't seem to have the time to spare 5 minutes (less than that even) to fill it out. No personal details are required, just simple information on... Read more →
xVxM4tthewxVx

by xVxM4tthewxVx

Your Favorite Mobile OS?
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The mobile phone market is huge, with phones varying in size and shape. And each phone has a little something about it that everybody likes. But you wouldn't be able to do anything on that phone without an OS. There are so many mobile OSs out right now. Each OS has something Special, and i want to know what your favorite features on those OSs are. Is there anything thats missing in the OS. Want a new feature?
Post your ideas in the comments!
Be sure to check the Product tags above for a list of...
Mitchellmckenna

by Mitchellmckenna

BlackBerry 10 and Z10 Phone Announcement
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RIM had their (much delayed) announcement for the new version of their OS and new flagship phones this morning (http://tremolo.edgesuite.net/blackberry_experienc... - skip it, just watch the videos below). There are probably a lot of users who either think this is what's gonna save RIM (err, BlackBerry now) and others who think this just re-affirms BlackBerry's done for. No one had posted a discussion for it yet, so I thought I'd start things off.
Z10 Phone
I like the... Read more →
TgD

by TgD

BlackBerry Jam 2012: A bit sweet, a bit sour
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http://www.hiddenacreswa.com/gourmet/images/blackberry_jam.jpg
http://www.blackberryos.com/bbos-images/2012/blackberryjamamericas2-n30.jpg
BlackBerry Jam is happening in San Jose currently and there is new features of BlackBerry OS10 being revealed. I am going to get you up to speed on some new features, as well as my opinions.
-Flow/Peek. From within any app, if you swipe up from the bottom you can see all the notifications you have along the left side. From there if you swipe to the right it... Read more →
marc

by marc

Is there a Blackberry in your future (or anybody's)?
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It may not be a huge surprise, given the company's fortune in recent years, but at today's annual meeting, RIM CEO Thorsten Heins talked about how the company will continue to be streamlined, focusing on a smaller universe of BlackBerry models. Meanwhile, BlackBerry 10 won't be out until January at the earliest. What does the future hold for the former smartphone king? And would you consider buying a BlackBerry?
TgD

by TgD

RIM: Please don't release a phone with a 720 x 720 resolution
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I'll preface this by saying I am a fan of RIM, even in today's dark ages for them. My primary phone is a BlackBerry and I still have justifiable reasons for staying with them. I totally understand why most people use iPhones and Android devices though.
Rumours today (links at bottom) point to two BlackBerry 10 devices on the horizon. There is the device that is similar to the BlackBerry Dev Alpha with 1280 x 768 resolution at a "retina" 356ppi, and a traditional keyboard based device with a 720... Read more →
TgD

by TgD

What do you think of BlackBerry 10?
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With BlackBerry World going on right now, a lot of exciting info is coming out of the RIM camp.
Developers that attended the event got a "BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha" device that is sporting a 1280 x 768 high definition display stretched across a 4.2 inch screen. This seems to show that RIM is going the same direction as the Android market in terms of screen size and resolution.
It also suggests that RIM is going to put the physical keyboard on the backburner. They proudly demoed their new... Read more →
peter

by peter

The cold reality of the mobile OS market
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I received a lot of thoughtful -- and because this is the internet, also some not so thoughtful -- responses to my piece last week proposing that RIM abandon its efforts to build its own mobile OS and instead adopt one of the other options out there, and I wanted to expand on some of what I wrote.
First, I didn't make this argument because I dislike RIM. I have a lot of respect and admiration for what the company has accomplished. I first started using a BlackBerry back in 1999 and carried one... Read more →
peter

by peter

Some thoughts on RIM's CEO switchover
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Last night when the news broke that RIM's co-CEO's were being replaced by Thorsten Heins, the company's COO, I commented on Twitter that this was a "first step to saving that troubled company." Removing Balsillie and Lazaridis was absolutely the right move; despite having built RIM up from nothing, they were clearly not capable of navigating an industry that had changed dramatically in just the past few years.
What's disappointing is that there is no indication that RIM's new leader is going to... Read more →
peter

by peter

It's time for RIM to abandon BlackBerry 10 and adopt either Android or Windows Phone
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It's time for RIM to abandon BlackBerry 10 and adopt either Android or Windows Phone. It doesn't matter that PlayBook 2.0 received some better-than-expected press coverage at CES last week, or that there have been some interesting hints here and there about what the first phones running RIM's new mobile OS will look like. And while it's bad enough that the first phones running BlackBerry 10 won't ship until sometime around the end of the year, the real problem is that even if RIM started... Read more →