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Old 03-10-2006, 01:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Next BB device loaded with MS or BB?

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I would like to see the number(s) of user (even new user) want next Blackberry device loaded with Microsoft or Blackberry software.

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Old 03-10-2006, 03:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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1st vote... hehe
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Old 03-10-2006, 07:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Would like to see Microsoft with BB but you never see that happen....Gates to money hungry..
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MS might have nice "flashy" features, but doesn't compare when it comes to email
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or reliability
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having used both platforms... I vote no.. the RIM solution is far superior to the ms solution.
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I have bounced back and forth for years. I have always had a blackberry (well at least since the 9XX days) and the old pager style was a hard to use PIM so I had Ipaqs, Axim and Palms.. played with each and though each to have their pros. Once BB came out with qwerty and cell phone enabled, the game was over for the rest. Sold the axim and bought a 6510. I will not go back to the MS OS unless they make it more stable and business oriented with wireless email, sync, etc with the same ease and stablilty of BB with BES.

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Im all for the bb os. the only thing i like about microsoft os is that they have support for media like mp3s and stuff. being the musician that I am i need to have that stuff. i would like the idea of having a blackberry with a media playing program (not that it would ever happen)... but other than that bb is the best. I can deal with carrying my blackberry on my belt and an ipod in my pocket.
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I vote for teh BB OS. As to media I don't see why it can't it already opens a media app when an MP3 tune is downloaded (based on the 8700). It will not take much to expnad it. However, they need some extra memory via either an internal or external micro cards.
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I love BB OS. It is far superior organized OS. I can easily navigating and comforting with it. I don't see why would RIM adds alternative OS like MS on next device. There is very small percent of users want it loaded with MS OS. Not that important for RIM to consider it.
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I vote for teh BB OS. As to media I don't see why it can't it already opens a media app when an MP3 tune is downloaded (based on the 8700). It will not take much to expnad it. However, they need some extra memory via either an internal or external micro cards.
I was thinking that there should be some way to use a program on the 8700 to listen to mp3's (not as a ringtone preview or anything like that) since it is compatible with mp3 ringtones... but im not sure. I dont think RIM is focusing on media viewing features right now. If they were... they would most likely make a BIG impact on people... especially younger people who listen to a lot of music. I have a lot of friends with phones that play mp3's and ive suggested to them that they need to get a blackberry and they said if they supported mp3 playing then they would. So im sure if RIM added this feature they would gain some costomers. Of course they would need to have some sort of expandible memory feature also... or just have a 30 gb hard drive like that ipod blackberry everyone has been talking about lately
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I agree it is not worth anything if it does not have the memory expansion. All of my other phones are capapble o playing MP3 and in all honesty I do not use it. I use the extra storage for other things when I need the space.
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Yea.... it needs expandible memory. I would sure use the feature though... being a professional drummer i need to have my music.
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I agree it needs expandable memory for storing data such as music, multimedia, business documents, photo, and just abt everything. I believe that RIM will do this one at a time. Could be music/multimedia player or camera or expandable memory with music/multimedia player or other ideas depends what RIM think what's best for the first step toward personal and business use.

I know that RIM will consider abt those things. BB OS will be upgraded with the new features that are capable of playing music/ multimedia and camera without MS OS need.


I really don't expect RIM do it all at once. It could costs them and us a lot of money.
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Rim will probably never have expandable memory because they sell alot of BB to goverment workers and thats a security problem if people can just put documents on a card and take them and send them to whoever.
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how true! I understand its not secure for the business and government.

RIM will have to increase internal memory 128MB - 4GB to be able to store as much as we can.

I am consumer myself I love BB and I could live without the expandable memory.

I was thinking RIM should offers two models one with and the other without camera like PDA did. So individuals that don't work in business/governemnt enviroment can purchase with camera to enjoy photographing.

I was thinking abt music/multimedia features - Is it really threaten governemnt?

The only thing I can't wait for AIM finally avail for BB in the near future so I can use it without incur extra charges from Cingular. Because it becomes qualified application for the BB which is part of data plan. I depend IM everyday. And that I dont have to have BES at extra charge a month.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by phil77
There is very small percent of users want it loaded with MS OS. Not that important for RIM to consider it.
I think actually that there is a very small percent of users, and more importantly potential users, who actually care what OS is loaded. I am not talking about the CrackBerry Addicts that read these forums, however, the vast majority of BlackBerry users probably couldn't even tell you what OS their BlackBerry runs, let alone care if it is BB OS v4 or Windows Mobile.

To be honest, if RIM came out with a BlackBerry powered by Windows Mobile, you would problably see an significant increase in consumer oriented sales much like we are seeing right now around the Treo 700w.

Whether we CrackBerry Addicts will admit it or not the BB OS being better than Windows Mobile has little to do with the spin generating positioning power of the name Microsoft that would probably make a Windows Mobile Powered BlackBerry one of, if not the best selling PDAs to ever hit the market.
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Having used and tested most devices, RIM is definately for me. BlackBerry is a tool, whereas a full on MS based PDA is more of a toy. Of the people I know who have these things, they are barely ever used for productivity. If I want MP3's I have my iPod and if I want movies on the move and gaming, that's what I have my PSP for - my BlackBerry on the ther hand, that's my corporate workhorse!
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I think actually that there is a very small percent of users, and more importantly potential users, who actually care what OS is loaded. I am not talking about the CrackBerry Addicts that read these forums, however, the vast majority of BlackBerry users probably couldn't even tell you what OS their BlackBerry runs, let alone care if it is BB OS v4 or Windows Mobile.

To be honest, if RIM came out with a BlackBerry powered by Windows Mobile, you would problably see an significant increase in consumer oriented sales much like we are seeing right now around the Treo 700w.

Whether we CrackBerry Addicts will admit it or not the BB OS being better than Windows Mobile has little to do with the spin generating positioning power of the name Microsoft that would probably make a Windows Mobile Powered BlackBerry one of, if not the best selling PDAs to ever hit the market.

Mmm...I will have to agree with you about the increase in sales. Businsess people and the individuals can choose what OS they want to suit their needs.

Its all up to RIM.
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