- 06-22-2011, 12:03 AM #1
Windows Phone 7.1, I think, could be missing a chance to be unique and faster. I haven't used it yet, so I can't judge. However wouldn't fast app switching -- which is essentially what Mango does -- be easier if you could just pull your tiles up quickly, and it be simi transparent so you can see what app your on now and have the full live tile list to choose from. I just think that be good idea.
Also, Microsoft if they want to buy out someone buy out RIM. Cheaper, and they could bring a lot of talent to the Windows Phone team. Imagine BlackBerry with Windows Phone 7.
What do you guys think?
- 06-22-2011, 02:08 AM #2
I like your multitasking idea, but most blackberrys would not run windows phone 7 very well, outside the Torch and the Storm. Phones like the bold series have such a small screen I can't see wp7 being enjoyable. Plus, RIM would not be a cheap acquisition.
06-22-2011, 08:03 AM #3
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pass on RIM, that is a sinking ship. A company that held on to their current technology and never tried to improve on their product and got burned. Correction, they tried a touch device and it failed terribly....
I think MS is fine and does not need any aquisitions.
06-22-2011, 11:26 AM #5
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Keep MS out of the Hardware business. Let them continually work on what they do best.
I do want a bit more cohesiveness and intergration between their product offerings. Not having full Outlook functionality on WP7 is a crime to me. Also, pulling together Live Sync and Live Mesh would be nice if it were similar to dropbox that way I can sync documents between both my PC's and Phone. Plus there's less for MS to support and maintain.
- 06-22-2011, 12:40 PM #7
RIM is being dumped on by the media simply because they haven't released a new phone in a little while... Which is odd, because even though Apple hasn't released a new phone, no one is saying they are about to go under are they? RIM's playbook sales have been higher than anticipated, and they have moved 13 million Blackberry's this year, not to mention all the profit they are making thanks to their acquisition of QNX. RIM is doing just fine.
- 06-22-2011, 02:21 PM #8
As for the Playbook sales... They're above analyst expectations but below RIM's... http://venturebeat.com/2011/06/22/ri...0_undefined,0_
Edit: oh and as for Apple's iPhone not getting the same type of press is because that thing sells. It's very very popular more so than BlackBerry that's for sure.
- 06-22-2011, 05:30 PM #9
I would like deeper Zune integration. Like make band/artist/song names clickable links in IE and Outlook/Gmail, and clicking them opens the song in Zune Marketplace, ready to stream download or purchase. Also, there *needs* to be a Zune Family Pass. I am not paying $15 a month for four people. For that matter, make it a tier on Xbox Live. I already have the family pass for that, it should extend to Zune.
Oh. And buy Hulu.
- 06-22-2011, 08:37 PM #10
Q3 has a lot in store for RIM, as many as 6 new handsets will be released by RIM, with at least 3 of those featuring touchscreens that rival the resolution of most other smart phones, and processors that one up most of the ones on the market. Q3 will be a turning point for RIM, especially if they can get their new line out before Apple cranks out the Iphone 5.
- 06-22-2011, 09:14 PM #11
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- 06-22-2011, 10:20 PM #13
IMHO, RIM *will* go under, unless they do like Nokia did and embrace a 3rd party operating system. They are the AOL of mobile operating systems, imho. They rely on users who simply do not know any better. That's not sustainable.
Huge holes in iOS? Do a little research. RIM caves *instantly* when a government entity wants your info. The only thing they have going for them is sturdy hardware.
- 06-22-2011, 10:33 PM #14
Obviously since we are on a Windows phone forum there aren't that many Blackberry supporters, and until the announcement of the Blackberry Bold 9900, I wasn't really a supporter myself, I have hope for RIM, but they really need to speed up the release of their latest line, or they really might be facing trouble.
- 06-23-2011, 12:04 AM #15
...and its not just the fact that they need to move quick, they are also going to need to innovate. The reason I say this is because the direction they're headed in, IMHO looks like they're gonna be just another one of those "grid of static icons" OS, just like Symbian, just like iOS, and just like Android. Correct me if I'm wrong but the whole "app drawer/grid of icons" model was started by Symbian, which is now dying, now BlackBerry (BlackBerry could've started this model first I think I can't remember) is the next in line with the similar model and is showing signs of going down. Apple is next, there are the first hints of them losing market share and forecasters see them losing out to windows phone. Currently, and the most recent platform to be successful with the icon layout is Android, the only real reason I see that one being so great is because of the free licensing, its pretty much the "***** OS" so to speak, and hey, who doesn't like the occasional easy f u c k right? OCCASIONAL being the operative word here Android will fall if only kept up with the outdated grid UI. I mean, wtf? Isn't the only reason the icon UI grabbed traction in popularity is because it resembled a very familiar setting (Windows desktops)? Now the very popular Windows Desktop's UI is changing to the metro design, which is starting to grab traction as well. Windows Phone already has that, so does that mean this next gen of Microsoft products are to be followed as well? It certainly seems that way given recent announcements *cough* iOS5 *cough*...
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- 06-23-2011, 04:11 PM #19
RIM loses more U.S. market share to Apple, Google - International Business Times Of course WP7 is lower, but I don't think that will stay the same.
I do like rim, though. Their tablet rocks the house. But even tho I lik the company I don't own a BB and won't unless it radically changes course.
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