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Old 05-09-2006, 08:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was on the train, headed home, playing with my Berry (as you do) and noticed some guy sat right in front of me was on his.

I thought, "Wouldn't it be cool if the BlackBerry could broadcast it's PIN, for users nearby?" And wouldn't it? I can see it becoming one of those hot new metro trends.

Just to say to someone in the area, "Hey, know a good coffee shop around here?" Could be a pretty useful social function.
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Oh yes, I want everyone on the train having my pin.
I don't give my pin out to very many people. My BB is not for social functions.
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Yeah...plus there's always the whole "open your mouth and actually talk to them" thing... ;)

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Oh yes, I want everyone on the train having my pin.
I don't give my pin out to very many people. My BB is not for social functions.
I'm not sure if everyone on the train has a BlackBerry. And I envisage this feature as being a setting.

A great many people do use their BBs for social functions ... not everyone is a business user, or part of a company/corporation. BBs are for everyone, for work, or play.
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Yeah...plus there's always the whole "open your mouth and actually talk to them" thing... ;)

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No, that's boring, and far too low-tech for me.
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Yes, frequently on the subway in New York and London you see people talking to each other and having a good time.

A BlackBerry As The New Pickup Device

I can see the article in the tabloids now.

Plus I am positive that the government, military and corporate users of a BB would be lining up for this.

Sorry. Back to wireless e-mail for me.
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Great idea! I would have to agree that this definately isn't for everyone but I can certainly envision a 3rd party app that users could install to enable this. Perhaps a way of scanning/broadcasting in the immediate area in the same fashion as BT devices do

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Great idea! I would have to agree that this definately isn't for everyone but I can certainly envision a 3rd party app that users could install to enable this. Perhaps a way of scanning/broadcasting in the immediate area in the same fashion as BT devices do

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i was thinkig along those very same lines!
if u wanna chat, u can enable your blue-tooth, so it is "discoverable" in "chat" mode.
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This could also serve as an easy way to exchange PINs with friends and colleagues, too.
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No, that's boring, and far too low-tech for me.
I too have given up all forms of verbal communication . . just ask my wife.
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I too have given up all forms of verbal communication . . just ask my wife.
Can I PIN her instead?
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Nokia has a bluetooth chat function in some of their devices that is very popular in the Middle East where young men and women are forbidden to talk to each other if they are "dating". This allows them to chat without using up SMS.
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Can I PIN her instead?
Actually she's going to Chesterfield next week so you can meet her in person if you like . . .but you might regret it
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I was on the train, headed home, playing with my Berry (as you do) and noticed some guy sat right in front of me was on his.

I thought, "Wouldn't it be cool if the BlackBerry could broadcast it's PIN, for users nearby?" And wouldn't it? I can see it becoming one of those hot new metro trends.

Just to say to someone in the area, "Hey, know a good coffee shop around here?" Could be a pretty useful social function.
Yeah. Hey, and then why not swing by the local tatoo parlor and have your PIN etched into your forhead with the words "PIN ME!" under it? That would surely get a reaction.
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Yeah. Hey, and then why not swing by the local tatoo parlor and have your PIN etched into your forhead with the words "PIN ME!" under it? That would surely get a reaction.
Well I was thinking about getting a t-shirt made. I hadn't thought of "PIN ME!", so thanks for the tip. I'll make sure to post a pic.
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Yeah...plus there's always the whole "open your mouth and actually talk to them" thing... ;)

LOL...

What is this "open your mouth and actually talk to them" thing? Isn't that something from the pre-blackberry days. You know, the thing they did back in the old days.

I vaguely remember it... The only real communication I like is typing...

For those of us who have a problem with stuttering, this is the best form of communication. Because, you can get judged on what you actually say, not how you say it!
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What they need is the ability to beam like the old Motorola 2-way pagers. It was so easy to beam contact info, messages, progs, etc..It made you interact socially as well.
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What is this "open your mouth and actually talk to them" thing? Isn't that something from the pre-blackberry days. You know, the thing they did back in the old days.
I think it's a 3rd party app.
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Yeah...plus there's always the whole "open your mouth and actually talk to them" thing... ;)

LOL...

What is this "open your mouth and actually talk to them" thing? Isn't that something from the pre-blackberry days. You know, the thing they did back in the old days.

I vaguely remember it... The only real communication I like is typing...

For those of us who have a problem with stuttering, this is the best form of communication. Because, you can get judged on what you actually say, not how you say it!
I'm with you on that one.
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What they need is the ability to beam like the old Motorola 2-way pagers. It was so easy to beam contact info, messages, progs, etc..It made you interact socially as well.
Truthfully, I believe this was a huge oversite by RIM. The ability to wirelessly send your electronic business card. I think it sucks to have to manually another persons info and they have a BB also.

As for the OP, that would invite spam and other unwanted communications. I could see someone walking around with a device that just collects PIN's.
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