- 09-25-2012, 02:14 PM #1
RIm stole features from Windows phone 8 and windows phone 7
Social hub from Wp
address bar at the bottom
3 dots concept a the bottom
I hope MS does because live tiles is a big one for MS
Also I do think Apple and google will do it as well
- 09-25-2012, 02:25 PM #2
after watching bbjam, i was thinking the same thing! not that they should sue, although they should, but how remarkably similar bb10 is to our lovely windows phone platform.... unbelievable
the lock screen even fades under your finger as your scroll up, sound familiar?
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09-25-2012, 02:45 PM #4
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The term "sue" raises a flag with a lot of folk nowadays due to Apple's bullying over the slightest similarity, but in the case of BB10, I think MS should seriously consider it. I would go for royalties over these features and earn from BB's sales, instead of killing off the OS.
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- 09-25-2012, 02:48 PM #5
Problem with the whole law suit thing is that it's no sure bet. You can lose and it's very expensive and it's bad for MS' image. Better yet, work with BB, maybe bring Bing, or Office functions. Better to try to make money than pay a bunch of lawyers. t may have some functionality, but It looks very different to me. The current Windows strategy is to build a better product, I say lets go with that. Besides the competition is good for the consumer
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09-25-2012, 03:21 PM #10
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The tiles in BB10 function differently than the live tiles in WP though from what I saw and understood from the video. In fact, depending on the app the usability can be worse than live tiles.
But yeah the general idea definitely feels derived from WP
- 09-25-2012, 03:53 PM #12
BB10 could maybe be described as an updated N9 running Meego. Check out some N9 videos on you tube.
The active frames are actually minimised running apps.
It's not bad actually, a giant leap from os5,6 or 7 for sure.
- 09-25-2012, 05:39 PM #13
Everybody "steals" from everybody. If anybody should be suing it should be HP/Palm. Palm OS was the first to bring home screen icons to the masses, cross-platform desktop syncing, true PIM and tethering (DUN). webOS brought unified contacts with Synergy, app swiping, touch to share and wireless charging. Gee, as I'm writing this I'm wondering how Palm ever failed? Oh that's right, HP bought them out.
- 09-25-2012, 06:44 PM #14
I think BB10 (in it's current state) is somewhat ugly and slightly unintuitive with its multitude of swiping gestures. And while it does borrow from other competitors, I don't think that's enough to warrant legal action.
Especially not after that sweet licensing deal RIM just signed to use Microsoft's patents. :D"Engineering is more than just the number of megapixels." - Stephen Elop
- 09-25-2012, 06:48 PM #15
Blackberry will be broke before they made it to court. I like dedication to an OS like the next guy (*glares at HP*), but they are lost.
The only thing Blackberry with worth these days is their patent portfolio. Microsoft is more liable to do a hostile takeover for the patents than sue them for the $3 they have.Family friendly video game videos, here is the website.
09-25-2012, 08:42 PM #19
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They had a couple of good ideas. The "Blackberry Peak" and the work/play modes were interesting.
The aethestic of the UI is like a really cheap iOS/Android hack with some WP concepts thrown in. All that grey and white looks really tired. The transitions looked amateurish compared to WP as well.
09-25-2012, 09:34 PM #20
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This Blackberry Peak is almost exactly the same as the split feature in Windows 8. As I watched some of BBJam I couldn't help but think that the blackberry Peak is very very similar to WP Pivots in functionality.
The Lock screen is a blatant rip off of Windows Phone, reorganized to a slightly different layout.
The multitasking capabilities look good.
The word prediction is slick.
Active frames is definitely a live tile rip off.
Profile separation with Blackberry Flow is a great business feature.
Putting it to sleep by pulling down, similar to shutting off a WP, but neat in it's application. Fluff material in my eyes.