Was not impressed when all of RIMs services dropped with no for-warning.
Also not impressed with Apple launching products without adequate supply, however the 4S launch was slightly less of a gong-show and the Ipad launches have been reletively painless.
Ya so the company is suppose to warn people when an unexpected error in the system happens? When the backups even fail? The first time it every happened to RIM and the funny thing is government and business still considers them the only safe option out there.
Yes it sucks that the shut down happened. I was lucky it didn't affect me in the least bit and while I know a few friends were disappointed it happened and even pissed at first, in the end a normal person understands that **** happens and it's just bad luck when the main servers and the backups fail. They tried to make things a little better by giving away a bunch of apps for free some of which were really good.
Today RIM has announced an update to their open-source game development platform designed for indie developers called gameplay. Version 1.2 is being made available for download and brings along a few really cool features and additions.
New features in gameplay v1.2
Newplatforms now supporting: BlackBerry Tablet OS 2.0 and BlackBerry 10 ready!, Apple iOS 5.1 for iPhone and iPad, Google
Android 2.3+, Microsoft Windows 7, and Apple MacOSX
New shader-based material system with built-in common shader library.
New declarative scene binding.
New declarative particle system.
Improved physics system with rigid body dynamics and constraints.
New character physics and ghost objects.
Improved animation system supporting animated skeletal character animation.
New declarative user interface system with support for declartive theming and ortho, and 3D form definition with built-in core control classes such as Button, Label, TextBox, Slider, CheckBox, RadioButton. Also includes Layout classes such as Absolute/Vertical and FlowLayout.
New cross-platform new game project wizard scripts.
New game developer guide.
New game samples and tutorials.
I get to go in to pick my new phone tomorrow. I was tempted to switch to iPhone, but I think I'll be sticking with BB and pick up the Bold (along with a playbook). I don't like Apple or any of their products (I tried to....) and my current BB phone has been pretty good to me.
Sorry man I read that the other day and I really think the author of the article is reading something into a speech that was never there.
Originally Posted by Coldplay
Seriously, talk about reaching for straws. The comments are hilarious though.
I gotta be honest, when I read the original story, then read the comments Cook actually made, I was like, "Huh?! Did I misread? What BlackBerry comments?"
That is one of the bad articles you find on CrackBerry. And I'll be honest, I think CrackBerry has become delirious quite a bit since RIM has been going downhill in recent months. The quality of the stories on that site have gone from being pro-BB/RIM to being unrealistically pro-BB/RIM. It's a site about BB/RIM, so I get it, they'll support them, but at the same time, throw some realism in there and understand BB/RIM isn't exactly the dominant product it was even a year or so ago. It is on the down slide, and it is going through change, and it has to work back up to being a viable player in the casual market. Until it has re-established itself in this time of change, then write as such and quit fishing for material to pump up BB/RIM such as this very article we're discussing here.
I have a Blackberry Bold 9780. Is there anyway to take black & white photos with the camera? Looked through all the options and I'm not finding anything. Would be surprising to me if this isn't an option because it seems so simple and there are so many different camera modes to choose from.
Crackberry offers the most current and up to date BlackBerry news, even if the stories are written by people wearing rose-coloured glasses.
Originally Posted by Sined
One must consider that MANY tech sites are also ad revenue generating sites.
In the case of CrackBerry they are under the umbrella of MobileNations.
This kind of story is the exact kinda of story needed to generate traffic.
Skew the story EVER so slightly and get people talking.
This is exactly what happened here. It got people talking, links were thrown around and money was made.
Be fully sure that the Author of the article KNEW that what he was reporting WASN'T exactly the truth and knew it was going to generate traffic and Comments in the Comments sections.
This isn't any different to what BGR does on a regular basis.
Johnny LaRue is right. They do offer a lot of BB news even if it is biased pretty badly. I have CB bookmarked, even though I have an Android now, and I still read it.
I am also well aware of Mobile Nations. The CB editor, Kevin Michaluk, is also the overall editor for Mobile Nations. (Not sure if I agree with that, given his blatant bias for BlackBerry; I'm not sure he can see everything for what it truly is. But that's another story.)
My issue is, why do they need to write stories like that? They're already a go-to source for BlackBerry. Why write such garbage and undermine what positives the site brings to the table? It was a waste and it should have never been posted. Doesn't matter what their reasoning may be for posting such garbage, it's unethical from a journalistic view to allow it to be posted. Clearly they do not follow journalistic rules and ethics.
I have a question about switching phones. If i get a blackberry, is it as simple as switching my sim card over and everything like BBM will work? Or will I have to notify Rogers? I have a full data plan right now so i don't think that would be an issue.