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Forum: BlackBerry In the News 04-03-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,110
Posted By shootsscores
Re: BB10 vs Galaxy S III vs Iphone 5

As my apple loving friend says of his iphones, "It's fun but it's a shifty phone." He's total apple fan. And no, iphones don't draw signal like BBs.

Is this an ifan site? The name of the forum is...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 04-03-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,959
Posted By shootsscores
Re: Gotta Admire the Genius of the Idiot Button

I'd hate to think that some of you are trying to be obtuse. The idiot reviewers, so ingrained to pushing a button to place their device into standby, were shutting the PlayBook down which led to many...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 04-03-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,959
Posted By shootsscores
Re: Gotta Admire the Genius of the Idiot Button

I read just fine. A big complaint upon initial release of the PlayBook was boot time because idiot reviewers had to press a stupid button which, in the case of the PB, shut it down leading to wide...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 04-03-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,959
Posted By shootsscores
Re: Gotta Admire the Genius of the Idiot Button

Sure. This is not a downer site as the volume of traffic clearly attests. ;-)

The top button puts the device into "standby" mode similar to selecting "standby" on the PlayBook complete with swipe...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 04-03-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,959
Posted By shootsscores
Re: Gotta Admire the Genius of the Idiot Button

The OEM battery seems to be working just fine so far. Sorry to disappoint some of you.:smile:
Forum: General Z10 Series Discussion - BlackBerry 10 04-03-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,917
Posted By shootsscores
Re: Bizarre notifications (PIN messages?) keep poping in my HUB...

Are these notifications associated with any particular account? Have you responded to any?
Forum: BlackBerry In the News 04-03-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,110
Posted By shootsscores
Re: BB10 vs Galaxy S III vs Iphone 5

My z has better reception than any of my previous phones. Seems that BB is determined not to fall short in that area. Only Apple can get away with being a poor telephone.
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 04-03-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,959
Posted By shootsscores
Re: Gotta Admire the Genius of the Idiot Button

No. This is a bit of a downer site.

BTW, my Z10 has not frozen or crashed since it first booted up 7 days ago. I'm sure that there's something negative to be gleaned from that.;-)
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 04-03-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,949
Posted By shootsscores
Re: Chicken and Egg, Again!

BlackBerry has been doing quite a bit to woo developers but, yes, BB is a small player now in a market, especially in the US, that is quite negative towards it. Netflix, for example, refuses to...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 04-03-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,959
Posted By shootsscores
Re: Gotta Admire the Genius of the Idiot Button

Such paranoia and negativity on this forum. This really is bit of a downer site.

I enjoy my BlackBerry devices, don't work for BB and don't even own shares.

BTW, with light to moderate use...
Forum: General Z10 Series Discussion - BlackBerry 10 03-30-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,135
Posted By shootsscores
Re: Mmmm the Kool-Aid is good

There were/are many features on the legacy OS that makes those phones still running it very adept communication devices. Arguably still the best in many regards. Hopefully many of those endearing BB...
Forum: BlackBerry In the News 03-30-2013, 12:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,435
Posted By shootsscores
Re: RIM success in 4Q, but too early to declare win

Long row to hoe but they've built a better mouse trap.
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 03-29-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,959
Posted By shootsscores
Re: Gotta Admire the Genius of the Idiot Button

You said that you weren't ever to be granted certain permissions. POSIX related?

And ya, I know the floppy disk legend.

Such unadorned negativity on this forum.

QNX is a winner one way or...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 03-29-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,959
Posted By shootsscores
Re: Gotta Admire the Genius of the Idiot Button

Why did you shut down the PlayBook? It will hold a charge for several days on standby.

Your take on app development is interesting. I know that QNX can be locked down pretty tight but I didn't...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 03-29-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,454
Posted By shootsscores
Re: New to BB

I would hazard to say that the apps will be coming. Their absence has less to do with BB than the app developers. I've never heard of the apps you want so critical mass will be important if app...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 03-29-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,454
Posted By shootsscores
Re: New to BB

No. You don't seem to be very happy despite having a productive scenario described to you that no other device on the market can come close to duplicating.

iOS is an app launcher and android is a...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 03-29-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,454
Posted By shootsscores
Re: New to BB

I have to admit that you have a host of reasons to hate BB10. All that clicking! I have no idea why I'm not as exasperated as you. LOL!

The Z is an impressive device.

One thing though, deleting....
Forum: Rumor Mill 03-29-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,719
Posted By shootsscores
Re: US Z10 release

What's missing for you? Skype? Netflix?

Even you have to admit that there is no other phone on the market that could accomplish my multitasking last night. I was checking weather forecasts at the...
Forum: Rumor Mill 03-29-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,719
Posted By shootsscores
Re: US Z10 release

Such sweetness. :smile:

Digging my QNX powered devices. (y)
Forum: Rumor Mill 03-29-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,719
Posted By shootsscores
Re: US Z10 release

Man, I can't believe it but it appears like you are still miffed by the now departed founders of RIM. It's not RIM anymore. Time to turn the page, don't you think?

That said, one of them saw the...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 03-29-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,454
Posted By shootsscores
Re: New to BB

Yes, QNX is superior.

Last night I talked to the wife via speaker phone while I took pictures with the phone, bbmmed the pictures to her, while checking our calendars while I was checking Nhl.com....
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 03-29-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,959
Posted By shootsscores
Re: Gotta Admire the Genius of the Idiot Button

I had a 9650. Native email never meant a thing to me. I do think the angry birds thing was bigger but native email probably edged out no "home button".
Forum: General Z10 Series Discussion - BlackBerry 10 03-29-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,431
Posted By shootsscores
Re: Verizon Z10 Keeps Crashing...

Sounds like a defective device. Only had my running for about 24 hours and function is nominal (no crashes).
Forum: Rumor Mill 03-29-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,719
Posted By shootsscores
Re: US Z10 release

I'm hardly digging holes and your churlishness is charming. The US is a major pain for BB. I suppose you're now going to claim that it's not. :smile:

It will be interesting to see what the numbers...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 03-29-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,454
Posted By shootsscores
Re: New to BB

It remains to be seen if QNX powered BBs have a soul.;-) Probably a good thing nukes aren't run by something as unstable as android, don't you think? After all, wasn't it you who brought up...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 03-29-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,454
Posted By shootsscores
Re: New to BB

Could have something to do with post #8.
Forum: Rumor Mill 03-29-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,719
Posted By shootsscores
Re: US Z10 release

I own a Z10 and am therefore no longer a subscriber to BIS. No BB10 owners will be subscribers. The subscriber base is down and that must be reflected in the quarterly reports by law.

There are...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 03-29-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,959
Posted By shootsscores
Re: Gotta Admire the Genius of the Idiot Button

And it can still do things the competition will never be able do due to the nature of a superior OS. iOS is basically an app launcher and android is a clunky mess requiring comparatively huge amounts...
Forum: Rumor Mill 03-29-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,719
Posted By shootsscores
Re: US Z10 release

Love your rudeness. :smile:

I would have thought the subscriber issue was pretty damn obvious. Owners of BB10 devices are no longer BB subscribers by definition (unless BES). They no longer...
Forum: Rumor Mill 03-29-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,719
Posted By shootsscores
Re: US Z10 release

It was RIM back then. Under TH, the company has been meeting deadlines. Sorry that you seem so jaded. No promises made for "PB10" except in a vague way. I'll suppose that I'll get almost as sour as...
Forum: General Z10 Series Discussion - BlackBerry 10 03-29-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 828
Posted By shootsscores
Re: Happy To Be Back

The Z10 is quite the device. Had it for 24 hours now and am still making my way through its capabilities.
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 03-29-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,959
Posted By shootsscores
Re: Gotta Admire the Genius of the Idiot Button

How many times per day does one need to power down the PlayBook? Mine has never been shut down (aside from restarts).
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 03-29-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,959
Posted By shootsscores
Re: Gotta Admire the Genius of the Idiot Button

No disagreement from me regarding PlayBook OS boot times. It is why I never shut down my PB. The OS never needs to be shut down battery level concerns aside. Swipes instantly to life equals zero...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 03-29-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,959
Posted By shootsscores
Re: Gotta Admire the Genius of the Idiot Button

If the PlayBook or Z10 for that matter isn't going to be used for a period of days, then by all means shut it down. If it's not going to be used for some days then what matter is a couple of minutes...
Forum: Rumor Mill 03-29-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,719
Posted By shootsscores
Re: US Z10 release

The name change from RIM to BlackBerry is significant. The company is, under TH, now meeting deadlines.
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 03-29-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,959
Posted By shootsscores
Re: Gotta Admire the Genius of the Idiot Button

Sorry, but I know exactly what I'm talking about. I'm guessing you don't recall complaints of PB boots times or even the laughable ones about no "home button" or "I can't work the power button"...
Forum: Rumor Mill 03-29-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,719
Posted By shootsscores
Re: US Z10 release

LMAO! Nothing I posted was counterfactual. I got my z delivered on release day and BB10 was officially launched in the first quarter.
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 03-29-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,454
Posted By shootsscores
Re: New to BB

I have run into crappy android ports and they can mess stuff up. However, I've never had one destroy the OS. Delete, reboot, good to go. 8-)
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 03-29-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,959
Posted By shootsscores
Re: Gotta Admire the Genius of the Idiot Button

You folks are missing the point. When the PB was initially released a popular complaint from reviewers were slow boot times because they were simply used to using a button to "turn off" the iPhone or...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 03-29-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,454
Posted By shootsscores
Re: New to BB

Remains to be seen whether or not the new device has a soul.;-)

But, yes, micro kernel stability is a major asset.
Forum: Rumor Mill 03-29-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,719
Posted By shootsscores
Re: US Z10 release

Got mine on March 28 at noon from Verizon. TH kept his promise of full release of BB10 in the first quarter. The guy has delivered again. He cut it close but did it. Now, when does PB10 make its...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 03-29-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,454
Posted By shootsscores
Re: New to BB

Hardly. I just understand QNX better than most.

"4 years out of date"? LMAO.
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 03-29-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,959
Posted By shootsscores
Re: Gotta Admire the Genius of the Idiot Button

The "off" button puts the device (Z10) into "standby" mode.

As a result there have been very few complaints about "boot time". People feel like they are turning off their Zs. BB has taken a common...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 03-29-2013, 03:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,959
Posted By shootsscores
Gotta Admire the Genius of the Idiot Button

A big complaint about BB in general and PB per se was their slow boot time. BB designers and engineers put a dummy button on top of the Z10 to mimic an on/off switch. Brilliant! All it does is put...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 03-29-2013, 01:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,454
Posted By shootsscores
Re: New to BB

BTW, how can you deem the Z to be 4 years out of date when it's the most advanced mobile computer on the market? You have to try it first. Apps arrive by the score every day. The OS will be cutting...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 03-29-2013, 01:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,454
Posted By shootsscores
Re: New to BB

BIS will be supported on legacy devices for some years.

The 9900 series is an excellent phone and the best of the old RIM.
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 03-26-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,668
Posted By shootsscores
Re: Uh Oh! BBRY Slow Out of the Gate in the US

It boils down to anti BlackBerry sentiment hampering sales in a key market.

The stock performance reflects the general bias.

It's going to be difficult for Blackberry to overcome years of...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 03-26-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,668
Posted By shootsscores
Re: Uh Oh! BBRY Slow Out of the Gate in the US

I merely mentioned the stock price as a gauge of sentiment on "the street". When you see coverage from such sources as CNBC for example and an "analyst" says that BBRY is doomed because no one in...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 03-23-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,668
Posted By shootsscores
Re: Uh Oh! BBRY Slow Out of the Gate in the US

A slew of negative reviews from mainstream sources such as CNN. Let's hope BB cab weather this tempest long enough so that the qualities of its new OS can begin to be recognized.
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 03-23-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,668
Posted By shootsscores
Re: Uh Oh! BBRY Slow Out of the Gate in the US

This thread has more to do with a faltering device launch than financials. Anti BlackBerry sentiment is high in the US.
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