- Sep 24, 2012
Yikes. If that's the case, it shows that companies are wary of investing their products into WP8 for one reason or another, and that can't be good.
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Perfectly right.. commited.
It's still something to raise an eyebrow at. I love my windows phone and I love that we are now gaining traction, but if BB10 were to come out exactly as promised in today's presentation. I feel like a lot of people would jump ship on WP.
MS should first release a proper Skype App to WP8 before BB10 and the Skype App for WP8 should be unique! Seriously, if MS release Skype App for BB which is better then WP8, i will be jumping ships to Andriod! Because MS bought Skype and we really should have the best Skype app and if that happened, that means MS really doesnt care about its software and customer! Lets hope not!
I understand that making Apps for BB is much easier since they benefit from Andriod! But does that mean BB will get all Google apps? Andriod is not worried about BB10 and not attacking as its attacking WP8? If not then i believe Google fears MS! Also what maps in BB10 does it have? Gmaps?
Swiping in BB10 is like the swiping i do in my iPhone using "Activator" app that will set swiping features on your iOs! im not sure if u guys are familiar with "Activator" in iOs! My iPhone if i swipe from the top bottom, it will be locked. if i swipe from bottom to up ill see the running apps! if i double tap on the clock, ill go back to the home menu! Anyways u can set it up the way u want! Point is, i believe that BB stole that from iPhone!
"We are excited about our plans to bring Skype to smartphones running the brand new BlackBerry 10 platform," said Bob Rosin, VP & GM of Business Development for Microsoft's Skype division. "We are working closely with BlackBerry to ensure Skype runs great on BlackBerry 10 devices. This will give BlackBerry 10 users a great Skype experience, including free voice and video calling, sending instant messages and text messages, sharing photos, videos and files, and calling to landlines and mobiles at Skype's low rates."
A lot of the BB10 launch was super hype prior to launch. I am not sure anyone else noticed, but at one point they were demonstrating screen sharing between a phone in London and one in New York. The phone in London was flipping through their pictures, which would show up on the phone in New York. I pointed out to the people in my office, that the last 5 pictures in that slide show showed up on the phone in New York, before the phone in London flipped to them. The last one by a good 3 seconds. This tells me that it was a pre-prepared sequence that was being shown (and subsequently lost sync), not a live demonstration of their software, as they claimed.
I actually run the Canadian operations for a large Live Streaming CDN. I am familiar with sync issues. I am also familiar with the fact that sequences such as this are frequently filmed in advance (which is why you can't actually see their hands behind the podium while they are "presenting") to eliminate the risk of connection glitches. It is similar to a musician using a "backing track" and lip synching to eliminate potential for a voice crack, etc.I am pretty sure it was because of the two different connections: the one was directly through the phone (BBM) and was faster than the streaming connection line on the presentation screen...This kind of "async-behaviour" is pretty normal for streaming... Besides: if RIM (Blackberry) would lie about the streaming-quality during their presentation it would mean that the OS is not ready yet... if that was the case I am pretty sure they would not show that feature... I mean the phones are coming during the next couple days... they would never risk such a huge disaster just because of the presentation's sake...