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Forum: BlackBerry Versus 01-04-2010, 09:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,699
Posted By Drillbit
Streaming media is entirely both the quality and...

Streaming media is entirely both the quality and type of connection you have, the state of Internet "weather" and how well the server on the other end delivers.
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 01-04-2010, 03:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,699
Posted By Drillbit
The 9700 has the same screen resolution as the...

The 9700 has the same screen resolution as the Storm, which in turn has higher resolution than the iPhone. Lots of tiny pixels are cramped into a small screen produces some very sharp results.
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 01-04-2010, 03:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,941
Posted By Drillbit
My Blackberry Tour trackball froze so I brought...

My Blackberry Tour trackball froze so I brought it to my carrier. While I left my phone there, there was a Droid Eris newly displayed. I got the chance to play around with it and the interface. ...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 11-10-2009, 02:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,401
Posted By Drillbit
With iPhone or iPod Touch using GMail, all you...

With iPhone or iPod Touch using GMail, all you need is OS 3.1 and an app called GPush which is $.99 off the App Store. Yes, it will push and give you a home screen notify, plus some blinking audible...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 11-02-2009, 01:00 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 27,697
Posted By Drillbit
Doing it by having an iPod Touch. No need...

Doing it by having an iPod Touch. No need contract, no need AT&T connection issues.

Right now, simultaneously enjoying both a Blackberry and two Nokia Symbian devices. The Blackberry has replaced...
Forum: Rumor Mill 10-23-2009, 02:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,896
Posted By Drillbit
I was thinking something like an 8930 (Aries),...

I was thinking something like an 8930 (Aries), basically an 8900 on EV-DO.

Beyond that, a Tour variant with Wifi.
Forum: Rumor Mill 10-23-2009, 02:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,452
Posted By Drillbit
Can't have revolution all the time. Revolution...

Can't have revolution all the time. Revolution then a period of evolution then revolution again. That's how the tech cycle works. Look at the iPhone, iPhone 3G and 3GS. Its been evolutionary and...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 10-22-2009, 02:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 8,999
Posted By Drillbit
I made my choice---even on the eve of the Storm 2...

I made my choice---even on the eve of the Storm 2 and Bold 2 announcements. I took the Tour. Its more of a carrier choice.

1. They had a cheaper data plan.

2. That cheaper data plan is faster...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 10-05-2009, 03:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 8,999
Posted By Drillbit
BerryBattle Civil War: Storm 2 vs. 9700 vs. 9630 vs. 8520 vs. 8530 vs. 8930

Picking a new future BB. Currently not using a BB, despite having three in the house. Basically my daughter uses a Storm, and somewhere around there is another Storm and a World Edition my wife...
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 10-05-2009, 03:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,701
Posted By Drillbit
Aside from a few complaints, my daughter loves...

Aside from a few complaints, my daughter loves her Blackberry Storm. Unable to convert my wife to a BB Storm from her aging 1st gen iPhone though.
Forum: Rumor Mill 05-30-2009, 02:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,031
Posted By Drillbit
Touch screen or large screen is certainly no...

Touch screen or large screen is certainly no hype.

When it comes to productivity and business, activity that leads to such can be broken into two basic categories. Communication and messaging is...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 05-09-2009, 10:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 24,086
Posted By Drillbit
Coming from the Nokia world, I find that Nokia's...

Coming from the Nokia world, I find that Nokia's email clients and services = fail! They should do a lot better for their E-series because email is life and blood for the corporate world. Nokia...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 05-09-2009, 10:04 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 33,033
Posted By Drillbit
iTunes can sync any music to your iPhone,...

iTunes can sync any music to your iPhone, regardless where that music comes from. When playing music, the player can do it in the background. Same with podcasts.

A notable app from the Blackberry...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 05-04-2009, 04:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,301
Posted By Drillbit
What's a S710? (Looks up wiki). OMG. That's...

What's a S710?

(Looks up wiki).

OMG. That's really a nice looking phone, and it looks like Nokia's newly released E75. Except this one is two years ago.
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 05-04-2009, 04:00 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 33,033
Posted By Drillbit
If the 8900 had 3G I would have bought one. Its...

If the 8900 had 3G I would have bought one. Its just lame not to have 3G in this day and age for a smartphone. That's like the iPhone not being to multitask! The Bold on the other hand looks too...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 04-27-2009, 02:41 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 25,241
Posted By Drillbit
If you want to hear my personal horror story, a...

If you want to hear my personal horror story, a few days ago, my HTC stopped working, or had several parts of it stopped working. No installed programs appeared on Remove Programs for example, and...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 04-26-2009, 02:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 25,241
Posted By Drillbit
The newer HTCs can get pretty warm. Your old HTC...

The newer HTCs can get pretty warm. Your old HTC doesn't have a 528Mhz processor with as much as 288mb of DRAM and a 3D graphics subsystem. Not too long ago that's the specs for a desktop. The...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 04-26-2009, 12:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 25,241
Posted By Drillbit
Have you owned an HTC before? They got a...

Have you owned an HTC before? They got a tendency to get quite warm, like it does with the Diamond, under heavy use. That's energy from the battery going away.
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 04-26-2009, 12:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 25,241
Posted By Drillbit
Technically, when the iPhone first came out, it...

Technically, when the iPhone first came out, it was the best hardware. In 2007, you won't find a phone that has at least a 667MHz processor, possibly ARM 11, accelerometer, at least 128mb of DRAM, 8...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 04-26-2009, 11:28 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 25,241
Posted By Drillbit
Docomo Japan dropped the Bold temporarily due to...

Docomo Japan dropped the Bold temporarily due to strange overheating problems.

Man, that is so HTC like.
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 04-25-2009, 09:46 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 25,241
Posted By Drillbit
Much longer than you think it would. The reason...

Much longer than you think it would. The reason for that is that unlike the Blackberry, the iPod Touch has way more apps, and a way more variety in between from the serious to the frivolous. 1...
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 04-21-2009, 03:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,792
Posted By Drillbit
I found out that kids don't really use their...

I found out that kids don't really use their phones to play games, as much as to hear music and to text like crazy. Giving them a Blackberry is like giving a zealot an AK-47 instead of a revolver. ...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 04-21-2009, 03:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,731
Posted By Drillbit
I heard that the Sidekick is a legend of sorts. ...

I heard that the Sidekick is a legend of sorts. I don't think the new Sidekick will make that big of a splash however, given that there is so many slider qwertys from Samsung and LG alone hitting...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 04-21-2009, 03:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,910
Posted By Drillbit
Those lacking things will all be dealt with come...

Those lacking things will all be dealt with come by June.
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 04-19-2009, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,466
Posted By Drillbit
Yes it runs on a new version of Symbian S60 made...

Yes it runs on a new version of Symbian S60 made to work on touch screens.
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 04-19-2009, 04:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,466
Posted By Drillbit
I just tried a Nokia 5800XM today. Grey and for...

I just tried a Nokia 5800XM today. Grey and for NA market. Its the opposite. The operating system is just incredible. Its fast, responsive and yet well featured. There are things in there that...
Forum: Rumor Mill 04-18-2009, 09:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,932
Posted By Drillbit
The most likely reason why the Storm doesn't have...

The most likely reason why the Storm doesn't have Wifi, is most probably because they ran out of real estate in the motherboard after implementing additional GSM support circuitry. Though it does...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 04-18-2009, 09:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,466
Posted By Drillbit
If you want to know my frank and honest opinion,...

If you want to know my frank and honest opinion, of all the mobile OS smartphone platforms, Windows Mobile is the most troubled one.

General clunky end user experience
high battery consumption
not...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 04-18-2009, 09:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,910
Posted By Drillbit
Actually, what you're trying to say is that if...

Actually, what you're trying to say is that if you want to compete in the US, you need to hook up with a carrier.

Nokia has GSM devices that still has problems even when more than half in the US...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 04-17-2009, 11:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,910
Posted By Drillbit
Nokia was actually making CDMA devices at one...

Nokia was actually making CDMA devices at one point, then Qualcomm came in and demanded royalties. After some legal wrangling, Nokia dropped CDMA entirely at least in the United States but continue...
Forum: Rumor Mill 04-17-2009, 07:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,932
Posted By Drillbit
Maybe it does not matter to you, but Wifi...

Maybe it does not matter to you, but Wifi certainly matters to me.
Forum: Rumor Mill 04-17-2009, 07:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,932
Posted By Drillbit
Wifi can be turned off.

Wifi can be turned off.
Forum: Rumor Mill 04-16-2009, 01:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,932
Posted By Drillbit
1. Wifi 2. Get rid of the Sure Press and simply...

1. Wifi
2. Get rid of the Sure Press and simply just go with a solid capacitative OLED screen with haptic feedback.
3. The Bold's processor
4. Create another version with a slide out landscape...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 04-15-2009, 09:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,910
Posted By Drillbit
The US has a certain disconnect from the rest of...

The US has a certain disconnect from the rest of the world because Nokia isn't just popular in Europe, but also in India, the Middle East, in South East Asia, in South America, in Russia, in Central...
Forum: iPhone Android & other HandHeld Forum 04-15-2009, 03:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,316
Posted By Drillbit
One reason why the N-series wasn't that...

One reason why the N-series wasn't that successful, at least initially, was many versions was a bit flaky and slow. Felt like Nokia was sitting on their laurels. They cleaned up a lot after the...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 04-14-2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,910
Posted By Drillbit
I think that argument fails to account that the...

I think that argument fails to account that the iPhone is trying to be more business like, which is why it has push email, Lotus Notes and Microsoft Exchange synchronization. The argument also fails...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 04-14-2009, 03:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,081
Posted By Drillbit
The screen protectors sold for the iPhone and...

The screen protectors sold for the iPhone and iPod Touch would perfectly fit on the Storm.

In order to avoid bubbles, you have to put the protector as fast as possible. Make sure no dust particle...
Forum: Rumor Mill 04-11-2009, 09:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,478
Posted By Drillbit
4G CDMA or CDMA-2000 isn't LTE. Basically it...

4G CDMA or CDMA-2000 isn't LTE. Basically it goes like this for CDMA.

EV-DO Rev. A - 3G
EV-DO Rev. B - 3.5G (its actually faster than 7.2mbs HDSPA)
EV-DO Rev. C - 4G

Sprint is going WiMax, not...
Forum: iPhone Android & other HandHeld Forum 04-11-2009, 01:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,316
Posted By Drillbit
They probably read in Hangul too, so unless you...

They probably read in Hangul too, so unless you can read that, those phones are of no use to you.

GSM phone shopping heavens happen in Hong Kong, Manila, Singapore, and Malaysia. We're talking of...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 04-11-2009, 12:49 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 33,033
Posted By Drillbit
Its a bit annoying that you are only synchronized...

Its a bit annoying that you are only synchronized to one play list. But this play list is not specific to Mac or PC. You are synchronized only to one playlist in iTunes in one machine and it does...
Forum: Rumor Mill 04-10-2009, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,437
Posted By Drillbit
You know, I can't really explain how IT&E are...

You know, I can't really explain how IT&E are selling generic, non Sprint branded HTC Moguls.Its the Mogul alright, except unlike the Sprint version, the device is black, has no Sprint badge, has the...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 04-09-2009, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,042
Posted By Drillbit
I'm not seeing the comparison between the two. ...

I'm not seeing the comparison between the two. One is more of business level messaging device while the other is a touch screen consumer oriented camera phone. I would understand it better if the...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 04-09-2009, 09:33 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 33,033
Posted By Drillbit
That has nothing to do with DRM. That has...

That has nothing to do with DRM. That has something to do that the iPod or any MP3 device has to be synchronized with only one playlist.

That's all a matter of disciplinary file management.

Unless...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 04-09-2009, 09:27 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 33,033
Posted By Drillbit
The way people feel operating systems are, they...

The way people feel operating systems are, they look at the interface. Having gone through a number of OS advocacy wars, operating systems can be very different underneath.

In terms of age, one...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 04-09-2009, 08:54 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 33,033
Posted By Drillbit
Why is that? Do you actually own any Apple...

Why is that? Do you actually own any Apple products at all?

I can take any generic MP3 or AAC file, sync it with iTunes to my iPod and it works. Those same files will still be opened and played by...
Forum: Sensitive Discussions 04-09-2009, 12:34 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,124
Posted By Drillbit
Two years isn't going to change trends being...

Two years isn't going to change trends being established for over a decade.

Please note as a matter of fact, we export a lot of US hardwoods to China.

FDM ASIA - BUSINESS NEWS...
Forum: Sensitive Discussions 04-09-2009, 10:37 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,124
Posted By Drillbit
What's the point? The country's ideals are being...

What's the point?

The country's ideals are being sacrificed every day, every second, for every gallon of oil you buy from that country to burn in your gas guzzling cars with every dollar sent to...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 04-08-2009, 09:48 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 33,033
Posted By Drillbit
I use my iPod touch to detect wireless routers,...

I use my iPod touch to detect wireless routers, test their connection speed and configure them right there.
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 04-08-2009, 01:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,933
Posted By Drillbit
Thou shall not speak in vain of thy Holy Berry!

Thou shall not speak in vain of thy Holy Berry!
Forum: Rumor Mill 04-08-2009, 01:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,932
Posted By Drillbit
Its important for me to have Wifi. The reason...

Its important for me to have Wifi. The reason for it is sometimes, the 3G signal has trouble reaching you inside a house. Particularly in my island we use a lot of concrete structures with steel...
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