- 01-31-2013, 01:39 AM #27
What should they learn? Seems to me that Blackberry is repeating Microsoft's mistakes: constant pushbacks, early app announcements that won't be available at launch, and a faulty azz keynote. So......
- 01-31-2013, 01:48 AM #28
There are two things I would like Microsoft to take from BB10 OS:
1. Notification Hub - The BB hub looks good but I am sure MS could make a great alternative.
2. Quick settings for wireless comms.
What mapping software is being used in BB10? I've seen mention of TomTom and even Bing.
01-31-2013, 02:17 AM #30
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The one interesting thing i noticed, was that the BB Browser supports flash.
Considering its not available on iOS/WP, and its been dropped on Android, where did it come from? Or is it the old discontinued version that is still available only in the UK Android marketplace, to support BBC iPlayer?
It will be interesting to see the reaction to the Q10. Seems like a good business phone, but surely having to use the top half touch screen for most navigation is going to be a very wierd experience. Imagine using only the top half of an iOS/Android/WP device 90% of the time, doesn't sound fun to me.
- 01-31-2013, 03:01 AM #32
Interesting: Microsoft did intend a notification centre for WP8, but ran out of time | WMPoweruser
What was that about style and design?
- 01-31-2013, 05:19 AM #33
Wp sales are poor, and there -IS- a lesson at hand. As to why, if microsoft, bb, android, or iphone are paying attention, that will be the key to unlocking more sales.
- 01-31-2013, 10:39 AM #36
01-31-2013, 11:33 AM #41
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Notifications too for me. I am both a long time Blackberry user and a huge fan and user of Windows Phone since the Lumia 800, 900, and now using the 920.
I think Lumia 920 is far superior to Blackberry. Only little things like notifications center, improved speaker performance, that needs a lot of work.
Other than that, I love my Lumia 920.
- 01-31-2013, 02:38 PM #44
For me it isn't a factor. My primary computer is a Mac OS X machine and I have a Thinkpad on Windows 7 that I am unlikely to update to Win 8 anytime soon (it hardly gets used these days) Doesn't matter to me. Unless Microsoft gives me some amazing synergistic flow between my phone and PC, I don't see myself putting the Mac down or even updating to Windows 8 in the near future.
- 01-31-2013, 05:10 PM #45
All I know is that BB had several things going for it that I never saw with the WP8 launch:
Trending 3-4 topics on the competition's own forums (scroll up)
Hitting the #1 spot on Facebook's top 10 most talked about companies. iPhone was at #5
Making Twitter's top 10 trending most of January
Nobody lined up all the way down the street to buy a Lumia or 8x:
this was in the UK today.
Looks pretty cut and dry where things stand to me.
01-31-2013, 05:54 PM #46
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socialcarpet "Unless Microsoft gives me some amazing synergistic flow between my phone and PC, I don't see myself putting the Mac down or even updating to Windows 8 in the near future."
Actually that's the cool thing, they already do. The other day I was in class and was like, I need this list I made on onenote on my phone so I can buy my book. I just uploaded my list to skydrive and just pulled it down on my phone. What was also impressive was when I got my new replacement focus s, cause my other focus s mic died and I just logged in with my Microsoft account and bam, everything synced to it, all contacts, all my mail for various mailboxes, facebook, ridiculously simple and easy. Windows 8 was better, I had a windows 8 beta on my old laptop and I got a new tablet, logged in and BAM! all of my apps, facebook, contacts, calendars synced and mail I just had to set up in 5 minutes. it was impressive! It also syncs with my xbox via smartglass. I think MS is doing a better job of cross-platform integration than any other company, including apple, which is what their known for.
- 01-31-2013, 07:26 PM #48
I actually think Microsoft made some great strides with w8. Having the same operating system throughout, rather than having a disjointed mobile os and a desktop os. I just bought a nokia 920 and a lot of what is toted in z10 is available with w8. I have been impressed. I do agree that MS seems to have a "let's do this and see how it goes" attitude rather than selling out to the WP. Lack of marketing was a pet peeve of mine with BB, now with W8 I would say the marketing doesn't do it justice.
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