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Forum: Rumor Mill 06-09-2010, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,420
Posted By skeevecr
Both LTE and Wimax are considered to be true 4G,...

Both LTE and Wimax are considered to be true 4G, the only people that tend to disagree on that point are the ones rolling out networks using LTE which is technically more advanced but has no...
Forum: OS 6 05-01-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,686
Posted By skeevecr
Given that they have new hardware to release July...

Given that they have new hardware to release July isn't that unlikely.
Forum: OS 6 04-25-2010, 10:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,686
Posted By skeevecr
Os6 will show up on time, it will show up on new...

Os6 will show up on time, it will show up on new hardware, the big question is when or even if it will show up for older devices.

We don't actually even know for certain if existing devices will get...
Forum: General 9670 Series Discussion - Style 04-25-2010, 09:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,540
Posted By skeevecr
While the plastics won't be final, the fact that...

While the plastics won't be final, the fact that the pics show a working OS does tend to imply that it isn't a mock up and that the final device will be pretty similar to that.

The way I look at it...
Forum: General 9670 Series Discussion - Style 04-25-2010, 09:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,540
Posted By skeevecr
In the bgr post about the phone they did show...

In the bgr post about the phone they did show some pics of the external screen if you went into the gallery itself.
Forum: OS 6 04-20-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,686
Posted By skeevecr
Given that the leaks seem like they will have...

Given that the leaks seem like they will have come from the slider which is a touchscreen, we can't really know how it will work on devices without a touchscreen until we get leaks from one of those....
Forum: Rumor Mill 04-20-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,741
Posted By skeevecr
I guess the stealthy part there was the linking...

I guess the stealthy part there was the linking the celeb and the blackberry even if the banner was also a non-stealth advert.

Of course this whole idea of stealth marketing overlooks that these...
Forum: Rumor Mill 04-20-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 38,477
Posted By skeevecr
Given the context in which he was using the term...

Given the context in which he was using the term I think he actually means an android worldphone device and is simply phrasing it badly.
Forum: Rumor Mill 04-20-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 38,477
Posted By skeevecr
The main reason for a somewhat less helpful...

The main reason for a somewhat less helpful attitude these days is that on most forums like this you get a lot of people who just want to troll blackberry owners and advocate iphone or...
Forum: Rumor Mill 04-20-2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 38,477
Posted By skeevecr
Worldphone is cdma code for also includes a gsm...

Worldphone is cdma code for also includes a gsm radio, the 8830 was the first cdma device to include that and since it came out you have had other devices such as the 9530, 9550 and 9630 that also...
Forum: Rumor Mill 04-20-2010, 06:40 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 38,477
Posted By skeevecr
If rim ignored security they might lose those...

If rim ignored security they might lose those security ratings that allow people in governments to use the thing. You might doubt performance, do you also doubt that virtual memory is slower on your...
Forum: Rumor Mill 04-19-2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 38,477
Posted By skeevecr
All gsm devices are inherently world phones, it...

All gsm devices are inherently world phones, it is only cdma that needs to use the term to distinguish between their models that have just cdma or cdma and gsm radios.
Forum: Rumor Mill 04-19-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 38,477
Posted By skeevecr
I think you are attributing malice to a decision...

I think you are attributing malice to a decision that is simply financial, some blackberries are aimed at a lower pricepoint so some features are omitted from them e.g. the 8520 and 8530 are budget...
Forum: Rumor Mill 04-19-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 38,477
Posted By skeevecr
The 8830 was the first blackberry cdma...

The 8830 was the first blackberry cdma worldphone, I find it very unlikely that it was also the first cdma worldphone though.
Forum: Rumor Mill 04-19-2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 38,477
Posted By skeevecr
There are plenty of reasons, two that spring...

There are plenty of reasons, two that spring immediately to mind are security and performance.

One other word that springs to mind in response to this little rant would be backup.
Forum: Rumor Mill 04-19-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 38,477
Posted By skeevecr
At best two days being roughly twice as long as...

At best two days being roughly twice as long as android or iphones though.
Forum: Rumor Mill 04-12-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,633
Posted By skeevecr
The new browser is fully compliant with html5 as...

The new browser is fully compliant with html5 as well, flash support will be in addition to not instead of anything, giving people more choice rather than dictating what they should use is a reason...
Forum: Rumor Mill 04-06-2010, 07:05 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 13,047
Posted By skeevecr
I don't get the kindle killer description a...

I don't get the kindle killer description a number of people have given the ipad, the kindle hardware is cheaper, more portable and better for people who read a lot and for those that go for an ipad...
Forum: Rumor Mill 04-06-2010, 07:01 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 38,477
Posted By skeevecr
The simple fact of the matter is that...

The simple fact of the matter is that blackberries will never be at the bleeding edge of mobile hardware, from the very beginning they have always considered stuff like battery life being vital to a...
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 03-15-2010, 04:14 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,893
Posted By skeevecr
Firstly, BGR is a rumor site that seems to make...

Firstly, BGR is a rumor site that seems to make up at least as much as they get actual leaks and secondly what fails 4 out of 5 times because without more info than that, even if it isn't made up, it...
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 03-12-2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,893
Posted By skeevecr
Why would somebody be more likely to use a...

Why would somebody be more likely to use a landscape one, with a vertical slider you have the obvious advantage that it is usable with both one or two hands whereas you can only use a landscape one...
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 03-12-2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,893
Posted By skeevecr
If you look at a lot of these leaks you would see...

If you look at a lot of these leaks you would see that version numbers change before a device finally ships e.g. the bold 9700 originally leaked as the 9020, so the 9700a is probably just a temporary...
Forum: Rumor Mill 03-12-2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,776
Posted By skeevecr
You would have to think that potential mechanical...

You would have to think that potential mechanical issues of both the trackball and the trackwheel before it would have been part of their reasoning behind this move to the trackpad.
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 02-28-2010, 03:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,893
Posted By skeevecr
There's always the option of the 9000 without a...

There's always the option of the 9000 without a camera.
Forum: Rumor Mill 02-19-2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,093
Posted By skeevecr
The exclusivity for VZW and Vodafone with the...

The exclusivity for VZW and Vodafone with the Storm 2 seems to have come to an end judging by this:

BlackBerry Storm2 (9520) Mobile Phone on Pay Monthly...
Forum: Rumor Mill 02-15-2010, 06:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,116
Posted By skeevecr
5.0 on Tour is basically a maintenance release...

5.0 on Tour is basically a maintenance release and just like we have seen 5.0 on 9700 before other gsm blackberries you could easily see the Tour 2 come out before the Tour simply because new...
Forum: Rumor Mill 02-14-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,444
Posted By skeevecr
Indeed they do, but neither the features nor the...

Indeed they do, but neither the features nor the branding will be down to the carriers entirely, although it would be very close to that if its a carrier exclusive like the storm.
Forum: Rumor Mill 02-14-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,444
Posted By skeevecr
I guess it comes down to what is the most...

I guess it comes down to what is the most important criteria for the name, clearly RIM decided that features were the deciding factor, whereas most of us would tend to say form factor.

If we never...
Forum: Rumor Mill 02-10-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,444
Posted By skeevecr
Look at the sales stats, the Curve family is...

Look at the sales stats, the Curve family is still RIM's top seller even now, there's simply no way they are going to abandon the name entirely, they'll keep selling the 8520 and at some point it...
Forum: Rumor Mill 02-08-2010, 08:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,444
Posted By skeevecr
Given that the Bold 9700 is more what we would...

Given that the Bold 9700 is more what we would think of as being curve-sized, maybe the next one to be labelled as a curve would be a 3g update to the 8520.
Forum: Rumor Mill 02-08-2010, 08:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,375
Posted By skeevecr
Interesting that you found the camera worse than...

Interesting that you found the camera worse than the one on the iphone, most people find that the cameras on the blackberry outperform their relatively low amount of mp and I don't know anyone else...
Forum: Rumor Mill 02-05-2010, 08:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,375
Posted By skeevecr
So you didn't think that a phrase like "Android,...

So you didn't think that a phrase like "Android, iPhone and WebOS are all slowly leaving BB OS in the dust..." deserves a response from people that think it is wrong then?

Personally, I am fine with...
Forum: Rumor Mill 02-03-2010, 09:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,375
Posted By skeevecr
As if it would shut them up, they'll just stick...

As if it would shut them up, they'll just stick to the same tired old drivel that the Blackberry OS needs to be totally replaced and is broken now when the reality is far from that.
Forum: Rumor Mill 02-02-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,375
Posted By skeevecr
With the way blackberry works with various...

With the way blackberry works with various carriers you don't really have a flagship product, for most it would be the 9700, but I doubt VZW would agree with you, so maybe the question should be...
Forum: Rumor Mill 02-02-2010, 10:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,375
Posted By skeevecr
There are times when this board needs more...

There are times when this board needs more smilies, in this case the facepalm one seems like it would be ideal as another sheep parrots the ongoing internet meme that blackberry is doomed.

If...
Forum: Rumor Mill 02-02-2010, 10:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,839
Posted By skeevecr
Assuming your carrier doesn't impose its own...

Assuming your carrier doesn't impose its own caps, the speeds for umts and the various HSDPA speeds aren't completely impossible to achieve outside a lab, they are just highly unlikely since they are...
Forum: Rumor Mill 12-05-2009, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,994
Posted By skeevecr
I guess it depends if any carriers push for such...

I guess it depends if any carriers push for such a form factor or maybe rim won't know what else to do for next year's bold.
Forum: Rumor Mill 12-05-2009, 06:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,116
Posted By skeevecr
I wouldn't be surprised if they were a bit...

I wouldn't be surprised if they were a bit quicker with tour 2 because releasing it will eliminate the slight confusion that there currently is for customers where you have wifi and the new trackpad...
Forum: Rumor Mill 12-05-2009, 06:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 38,381
Posted By skeevecr
There's been no definite details about the...

There's been no definite details about the magnum, but you would have to assume that something along the lines of the pixi would be one of the options they would consider for combining physical...
Forum: Rumor Mill 12-02-2009, 05:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 38,381
Posted By skeevecr
Rim did apply for a couple of patents on slider...

Rim did apply for a couple of patents on slider designs and one of those was a vertical one like the Pre, but there hasn't been any rumours about a design in that form factor yet.

It does seem...
Forum: General 9100 Series Discussion - Pearl2 12-02-2009, 05:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,533
Posted By skeevecr
It's almost like you don't have to buy it and its...

It's almost like you don't have to buy it and its aimed at people who want a narrower device. ;-)
Forum: Rumor Mill 11-23-2009, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,785
Posted By skeevecr
The Tour is a little larger than the 9700, but...

The Tour is a little larger than the 9700, but not enough to warrant a 9730, I wouldn't be surprised if their next new device after the Tour 2 was a 9130 since its a more distinct form factor.
Forum: General 9100 Series Discussion - Pearl2 11-23-2009, 02:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,202
Posted By skeevecr
Odds are its going to have the same spec as the...

Odds are its going to have the same spec as the 9700 except squeezed into the smaller form factor.
Forum: Rumor Mill 11-14-2009, 04:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,505
Posted By skeevecr
If you look at the way RIM work these days, they...

If you look at the way RIM work these days, they are about expanding their range to give people more choices and reversing that trend just wouldn't be logical.
Forum: Rumor Mill 11-09-2009, 04:21 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 13,047
Posted By skeevecr
Thats a rather bizarre change to be considering,...

Thats a rather bizarre change to be considering, dumping a smartphone for a much larger tablet device.



While those sizes may be ideal for you, that sort of size would be far too big for most...
Forum: General 9100 Series Discussion - Pearl2 10-17-2009, 07:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,306
Posted By skeevecr
The tour has the same size screen and its...

The tour has the same size screen and its actually a higher resolution than the one on the Bold.
Forum: Rumor Mill 10-17-2009, 07:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,377
Posted By skeevecr
For a lot of carriers, they won't want to promote...

For a lot of carriers, they won't want to promote both the 9700 and the storm 2 at the same time.
Forum: Rumor Mill 10-12-2009, 03:22 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 48,783
Posted By skeevecr
The benefits of doing such a thing just aren't...

The benefits of doing such a thing just aren't there though, say they did try to squeeze some of 5.0 onto older devices it wouldn't be good for anyone. People with old hardware would have just...
Forum: Rumor Mill 10-12-2009, 03:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,006
Posted By skeevecr
The ultimate goal seemed to be to introduce a...

The ultimate goal seemed to be to introduce a premium product for their most popular form factor, it was clearly intended to provide an upgrade for those that wanted it without also trying to replace...
Forum: Rumor Mill 10-12-2009, 02:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,121
Posted By skeevecr
The storm 2 will be out on vodafone just like the...

The storm 2 will be out on vodafone just like the storm, but as far as the tour there just wouldn't be any point, the carrier would have to go through their whole approvals process for a product that...
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