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Old 10-06-2005, 09:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Grand Prize Winner ($14,500 USD value total awards package)

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http://www.blackberry.com/developers...vcontest.shtml

...be interesting to see what comes out of this...
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Old 10-06-2005, 09:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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gimme a friggin break...

what demographics are u looking at anyway! I cant speak for my breathren on this site but i can speak for myself and if blackberry developer think that bb user communities want more games on their bbs..you are smoking dope.
the majority of us do not want a new game, to take pictures, or have cutesy pink colored skins for our bb...WE WANT MORE FUNCTIONALITY!!!!
as usual the developers don't get it..
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I think that this contest is a way of getting apps for the handhelds to make the overall image of blackberry more appealing to the everyday consumer. If RIM sprouted off a division and called it huckleberry, they could build pink a purple phones with cameras and memory cards and instead of push mail, could have like push barbie of the day for all the kids who would make mommy and daddy pickup a stylish huckleberry for them...

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As Dennis Quaid said in Tombstone "I'm Your Huckleberry"
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As Dennis Quaid said in Tombstone "I'm Your Huckleberry"
Actually, that was Val Kilmer in one of his best performances as Doc Holliday.
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yeah..i agree that movie was an instant classic..
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BlackBerry is a prosumer device. What that means is that games are important if you have your device with you 24x7. Games are not a primary functionality but secondary. RIM has nailed the primary and is now going after the secondary etc.

I think people need to stop labelling BlackBerry as a pure business tool (RIM themselves don't want that - hence the game challenge). The business case is that:

Do you think people spend 12 hours a day consistently working? Or do they take a second and leave their life for a wild few minutes of BrickBreaker?

Just my 2 cents...I could go on for hours about this....
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Forgot to say: "Let's finish the game"...

The first person to recognize where the quote comes from get's a free version of Notifire.
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Billy! Let's finish the game.
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Sabby...you got it...PM me with your email address and I will send you Notifire.
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the prize is pretty weak.

Grand Prize Winner ($14,500 USD value total awards package):
1. $2500 cash
2. handango will promote your game for a year or till it hits $7500 in sales
3. three BlackBerry devices of your choice valued $1200 (i guess you can ebay them)

$2500 + $7500 + $1200 = $11200, where is the last $3300?

2nd and 3rd place winners are listed as $5000 and $3500
But when the prize values are added, their $2800 (missing $2200) and $1400 (missing $2100)

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i guess its kinda like the "business case" listed in an earlier post in this thread.
It lacks content and fails to provide a convincing arguement...
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Yes you are correct, but to convince a simpletin is to waste time.
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ok.

Lets hear your business case for more game vs. more functionality and the "prosumer" aspect factored in:


either you have a developed opinion or your dont.

Im not trying to be disagreeable but..i would really like to hear your case.

tHANKs for any response and i hope to hear a good point.

go eradis...
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thats as opti-friggin-mistic as i can possibly beee....
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Quote:
Originally Posted by phil_doyle
the prize is pretty weak.

Grand Prize Winner ($14,500 USD value total awards package):
1. $2500 cash
2. handango will promote your game for a year or till it hits $7500 in sales
3. three BlackBerry devices of your choice valued $1200 (i guess you can ebay them)

$2500 + $7500 + $1200 = $11200, where is the last $3300?

2nd and 3rd place winners are listed as $5000 and $3500
But when the prize values are added, their $2800 (missing $2200) and $1400 (missing $2100)
You missed part of the prizes. Each prize also contains a free membership for one (1) year to the BlackBerry ISV Alliance Program.

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Old 10-19-2005, 12:55 PM   #17 (permalink)
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http://www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/10/17/w...iew/index.html

"A huge difference for many is that we find it much more difficult to maintain barriers between work and play," said Bowker, executive director of Santa Clara University's Center for Science, Technology and Society, which studies technology's impact on culture.
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I dont find it difficult at all..nor do i think its necessary..

some people have to deliberately make the distinction. therein lies the issue.

I have found that those types of "exec Dirs" are out of touch not only with reality but the real needs of the end user. Kind of like the original post to this thread.One of our problems is that developers "think" they know what the consumer wants...moronic...half ass platform with half ass functionality worried about trying to provide me a cute game vs. providing us a cheaper product with more functionality.


kinda like your add on comments where you offer no real substance..just hot air..

thats what i thought. nothing to offer.

your interests may be best served on the other forums for camera phones and pink slip covers for your phone.

You like the developer..dont get it.. move on...hollywood squares is not looking for anymore guests..
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Hey... I thought I was the only person who ever spoke like that and called people names... This is incredible... everybody on the forum was all over me when I would go off on someone... and now that I have to behave myself, everyone else is doing it.

Like really... how come everyone is filling my shoes here when I was being chastized left, right and center for doing it before? I just don't understand somethings.

A month ago nobody could stand me and someone actually quit the forum (oh I know... boo hoo) because of my replies to stupidity and now everyone else is hopping on board to do it. People are even saying they miss the old/real me.

I am so confused...

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whatsupp..?
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