There are 80 million BlackBerry users and growing. You don't think you can sell even a few hundred copies out of 80 million users? Even if you make 10x more money on other platforms, it never hurts to add an extra few % to your bottom line.
Unless you don't have a phone lock password, in which case you are explicitly stating that you don't give a shit about security at all...
I don't know why the one above went by AC, it's a great shut down of an insulting, not well thought out comment by... (oh my, user 137! - respect for that)... ok, maybe that's why someone went AC. Even though #137 made an ugly post, didn't want to make an enemy of someone in the top 200....
But since I don't, I can reply: The one I wanted to chime in with was the former East Germany, or German Democratic Republic. It was hard for my parents to answer when a young me asked "but if the people there are trapped behind the iron curtain and also can't vote, why are they called Democratic?"
Talk to your company about getting a BB10. Your workplace can securely manage the Work partition and nothing can leak to your personal side, not even screenshots. You can have whatever you want on the personal side, backed up on your home computer and untouchable by work, and you don't have to carry 2 phones.
And don't "buy into the idea of the ads you see" comparing raw # of apps - BlackBerry has most of the top apps, and anything you're missing can likely be ported from Android in a short time, since they have an Android runtime on the BB phone.
Yes, I've obviously always been a bit of a fan for some time, but I think the facts speak for themselves. I always loved BB's physical keyboards, but the touch one on BB10 saves so many key strokes, I finally converted and don't mind the touch typing.
Fresh from purchasing a Klappar Cirkus
Benefits of BB10 over iOS:
- True multitasking
- Easier navigation between running programs
- Easier management of running programs
- Expandable memory
- Time-shifting camera (per FACE)
- Constant ability to monitor incoming messages
- SERIOUSLY cool keyboard That keyboard goes somewhat beyond "predictive". First off, the keys are much wider than those on iOS, particularly in portrait mode. Much easier to type on, even without the new features. Second, the prediction scheme is apparently more adaptive, and pays more attention to the way you write as an individual. Third, the ability to "flick" words into the output is frankly brilliant, and I can confirm it's a game-changer. It's an honest productivity-booster.
from dgarrido: “Rumored screen sharing will also be a difference.”
from jagrlover: “Removable battery, HDMI out, Better HTML5 compliance (& a) Higher ringmark score.”
From Nshuti Olivier: "Blackberry 10 is by far better than any iphone or Android phone currently on the market. That is from screen resolution, connectivity, camera, keyboard, OS, Security, Hardware, and the list goes on
This is exactly what I was going to say!
I was going to go "friend" you due to the coincidence, but then I checked your last few comments, and find your views on global warming (and your admitted part in it) to be selfish and unsettling, so we'll call it even.
So many of the great things you enjoy today are due to humans that were more than just "live for today" hedonism. And you're content to live off their spoils while the getting is good, but make no effort to make the world a better place for the next generation, if it means you can't do whatever the heck you feel like at all times?
See you everybody, I'm moving from Canada to Australia!
Also, I strongly disagree that there's no difference if you choose a candidate randomly when the results are a statistical tie. Yes, there's no difference _to the will of the people_, but imagine what would have happened in the US if Gore had been installed instead of W Bush... nowhere near a "toss-up" as far as outcomes go.
(P.S. It's Krusty)