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Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 06-15-2011, 05:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,393
Posted By Hauser
Re: buy now or wait

Don't you feel you've already made a bad decision with the Xoom considering the vanishingly small number of tablet apps available?
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 05-12-2011, 06:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 966
Posted By Hauser
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 05-11-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 966
Posted By Hauser
Re: Thank goodness for a serious business tablet at last!

You're right of course.

http://i.imgur.com/Vhqwt.jpg
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 05-10-2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 966
Posted By Hauser
Thank goodness for a serious business tablet at last!

http://i.imgur.com/sJXNU.jpg

:razz:
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 05-02-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,125
Posted By Hauser
Re: BlackBerry PlayBook is ‘dead on arrival’, analyst claims.

Whatever it shipped with, it was fresh out of the box. I should have taken video, next time I get my hands on it I'll do so.
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 05-02-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,125
Posted By Hauser
Re: BlackBerry PlayBook is ‘dead on arrival’, analyst claims.

Spent an hour with a PB this weekend. Flash videos worked (slowly), Flash ads really slowed down the loading of many webpages I tried, and most Flash apps I tried didn't work at all, don't know if...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 04-27-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,018
Posted By Hauser
Re: Playbook observations

What happens if the device runs out of batteries? Or does it always have a reserve charge to turn on even if the battery is empty?
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 04-27-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,018
Posted By Hauser
Re: Playbook First Impressions

It's clearly aimed at both.

Well unless you're in the business of developing racing games.
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 04-24-2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,513
Posted By Hauser
Re: Bad software; bad support

Maybe he's disappointed that the product takes so much effort to get up and running out of the box. Seems reasonable.
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 04-14-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,125
Posted By Hauser
Re: BlackBerry PlayBook is ‘dead on arrival’, analyst claims.

Ok, how about Skype? Video chat? Turn by turn nav? Pandora? Angry Birds? I could go on and on, these are the kinds of apps that huge numbers of people use on their tablets and are not available yet...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 04-13-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,125
Posted By Hauser
Re: BlackBerry PlayBook is ‘dead on arrival’, analyst claims.

There's a computer science theorem called Turing Completeness that demonstrates mathematically how even simple programmable machines like 1990's calculators are fundamentally equivalent to the...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 04-13-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,125
Posted By Hauser
Re: Playbook WILL support Android Apps!

No, Dalvik is only part of Android and in fact is very similar to running a Java virtual machine on top on a Windows PC, because there's a whole native code operating system underneath it.

It's this...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 03-29-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,125
Posted By Hauser
Re: BlackBerry PlayBook is ‘dead on arrival’, analyst claims.

The QNX NDK is not available at launch, meaning most customers' first impressions will be based entirely on Web Work apps, emulated Android apps, Adobe Air apps and the limited number of bundled apps...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 03-29-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,125
Posted By Hauser
Re: BlackBerry PlayBook is ‘dead on arrival’, analyst claims.

You don't get it. Stats show that consumers download something like 100 iOS apps a year for their devices, and are paying billions of dollars for the privilege. The bulk of that revenue is not going...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 03-29-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,125
Posted By Hauser
Re: Playbook WILL support Android Apps!

Folks, the Android apps will be running inside an emulator, don't expect nearly the same performance as you'd find on a dedicated Android device.

The supported Android revision is 2.3, which is a...
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 02-09-2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,971
Posted By Hauser
Re: love the calendar

She can replace it with this: Calvetica (http://calvetica.com/)
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 02-09-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 768
Posted By Hauser
See the Playbook in Toronto Feb. 23

The local Flash users' group is doing an evening on the Playbook. I'm not involved with this and won't be there, just passing on info.

link (http://www.flashinto.com/)
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 02-09-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,125
Posted By Hauser
Re: BlackBerry PlayBook is ‘dead on arrival’, analyst claims.

If you're talking about the Playbook as a business-only device, then I would agree with you. However consumers have voted with their wallets and proven they they absolutely love games and other fun...
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 01-24-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,365
Posted By Hauser
Re: Super App Challenge

Developers may just be willing to give RIM a chance with the announcement of the Playbook, QNX and so forth.

RIM should be heading straight to the developers of top 20 iPhone and Android apps and...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 01-23-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
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Views: 1,619
Posted By Hauser
Re: Bbm

If you need one in the next 5 days, iPad and Galaxy are your only options, even then it's a hard choice - iPad 2 is coming out within the next month or two, and Android has a great new tablet OS...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 01-11-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 74
Attention: Poll: Will you purchase one?
Views: 16,006
Posted By Hauser
Re: Will you purchase one?

As a developer I'd love the device - QNX, Java, Flash etc. - but it already sounds like RIM is going to sabotage this thing by making it dependent on Blackberry and/or RIM's proprietary...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 01-11-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,120
Posted By Hauser
Re: No native email and calendar apps on Playbook?

Source is my link to the Gizmodo hands on report (click the "can they" phrase if it's hard to see in your browser).

I'm hearing now this is deliberate in the WiFi-only model for "security" reasons,...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 01-11-2011, 07:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,120
Posted By Hauser
No native email and calendar apps on Playbook?

They can't be serious, can they (http://gizmodo.com/5725985/blackberry-playbook-preview-the-first-great-7+inch-tablet)?
Forum: iPhone Android & other HandHeld Forum 01-11-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 34,940
Posted By Hauser
Re: Will you move away from BlackBerry?

Was a BB user for four years, when I found out my year-old 8820 wouldn't be given a useful browser (OS 6) I jumped to iPhone 4. BB is unquestionably a better messaging device - hardware keyboard,...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 12-13-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,123
Posted By Hauser
Tracking kids' BBs via GPS?

The kids want BBs for Christmas, my wife's still on the fence but she'll go along if she can have some way to track the kids via their phones' GPS systems (we had a close call with our youngest being...
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 06-26-2010, 06:29 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 15,024
Posted By Hauser
Research In Motion delivered a quarter that...

Research In Motion delivered a quarter that showed buckling market share and disappointing sales as the smart phone marker feels the heat from Apple and Google.

Investors didn't take the news well,...
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 03-09-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 15,024
Posted By Hauser
RIM right now reminds me of Palm circa 2000, who...

RIM right now reminds me of Palm circa 2000, who built up a huge lead in their particular market then sat back and let the competitors eat their lunch. Amongst the challenges RIM's facing today are a...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 12-24-2009, 04:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,579
Posted By Hauser
Yeah, and that's the problem - Apple keeps making...

Yeah, and that's the problem - Apple keeps making significant advances in their software platform while RIM's OS languishes as they focus on making hardware for every form factor under the sun. I'd...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 12-24-2009, 04:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,355
Posted By Hauser
I hear it's hip and fresh to pad your post count...

I hear it's hip and fresh to pad your post count by posting 3 responses in a row instead of grouping your responses into a single post. ;-)
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 12-24-2009, 04:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,265
Posted By Hauser
That's a big stumbling block for me, that you...

That's a big stumbling block for me, that you can't upgrade Android phones to the latest OS once it's released, especially given how fast Android is changing right now. That's unlikely to change too,...
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 10-03-2009, 02:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,533
Posted By Hauser
I had the same reaction, as a platform (hardware...

I had the same reaction, as a platform (hardware and software) the iPhone has come incredibly far in a very short time, and by implementing features like copy/paste, MMS, voice dialing, Exchange...
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 07-06-2009, 03:11 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,533
Posted By Hauser
The iPhone's software seems to get significantly...

The iPhone's software seems to get significantly better and more capable every few months while the Blackberry's software languishes; I was shocked at how much faster and better the new iPhone 3GS...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 03-17-2009, 11:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,959
Posted By Hauser
How to put all of Project Gutenberg's e-book collection on your BlackBerry

One of the things I love about my Bold is that I've really been able to increase the time I spend reading for pleasure, in that it makes an excellent e-book reader. An incredible resource for free...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 01-29-2009, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 557
Posted By Hauser
Does the built-in voice dialing get better over time, or should I try something else?

Like seemingly lots of folks, I find the Bold's built-in voice dialing to be pretty inaccurate even under ideal noise conditions. Is it the sort of application that learns your voice/contacts and...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 01-26-2009, 07:00 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 49,632
Posted By Hauser
Oh boy, I just updated according to the...

Oh boy, I just updated according to the instructions in this thread and all my application preferences seem to have disappeared (BeeJive accounts, Facebook email, BerryTunes radio stations etc.)....
Forum: Hardware & Accessories 01-26-2009, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,821
Posted By Hauser
New Bold charging pod from RIM, anyone tried it?

RIM has a new charging pod for the Bold...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 01-26-2009, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 332
Posted By Hauser
Upgraded to 4.6.0.190/4.0.0.172 and my thumbnails disappeared!

Hey folks, I upgraded to 4.6.0.190/4.0.0.172 before Christmas and I just noticed now that all my camera thumbnails are displaying the same white icon instead of a thumbnail preview of the image. Is...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 11-28-2008, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 551
Posted By Hauser
Changing icons for apps on Bold?

I'm no iPhone fan but I DO like how their developers put a lot of effort into UI and design and whatnot, and I'd love to freshen up some of my existing apps' icons with new designs from my wife...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 11-28-2008, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 632
Posted By Hauser
This happened to me, all my notifications got...

This happened to me, all my notifications got turned off for some reason.
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 11-13-2008, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,726
Posted By Hauser
Open your browser, go to Options -> General...

Open your browser, go to Options -> General Properties and set the Default Browser to Hotspot Browser (plain old Wi-Fi, no BB data plan required). Close the browser, open it up again (should now be...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 11-10-2008, 08:54 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 46,422
Posted By Hauser
I thought I'd add my observations to the pile....

I thought I'd add my observations to the pile. Using 162, YouTube works fine in WAP browser using 3G with WiFi turned off, doesn't work at all with WiFi only using HotSpot. Tinytube works fine in...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 11-10-2008, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,743
Posted By Hauser
What's the difference exactly? I use Gizmo5 and...

What's the difference exactly? I use Gizmo5 and it does what I want a VoIP app to do, namely let me use free WiFi to avoid expensive carrier charges.
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 11-10-2008, 08:00 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,457
Posted By Hauser
Think of total cost of ownership of the device,...

Think of total cost of ownership of the device, for example I'll likely have my Bold for 2 years at about $100/mo so my total cost will be $299 + $2400 = $2699. With an iPhone my TCO is $100 less at...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 11-10-2008, 07:52 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 540,356
Posted By Hauser
I use the Precision Silver theme which is more or...

I use the Precision Silver theme which is more or less black and white so this image works well.

It's a snapshot of 100 pulses from LGM-1 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGM-1), the first detected...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 11-10-2008, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,097
Posted By Hauser
I have a few iPods and I used iTunes so I figured...

I have a few iPods and I used iTunes so I figured I'd try the iPhone, I tried to live with some of the stupidity of the device (no cut/paste, the magnifying glass for editing, no fine-grained info or...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 06-11-2008, 09:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 702
Posted By Hauser
I've used Gizmo (http://gizmo5.com/pc/) in the...

I've used Gizmo (http://gizmo5.com/pc/) in the past to make VoIP calls over my 8820's WiFi radio, it worked great but I haven't kept up with it lately. The 8820 has UMA capability (cell provider VoIP...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 05-31-2008, 09:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,218
Posted By Hauser
Thanks, I've been out of the loop for a while and...

Thanks, I've been out of the loop for a while and didn't know about the new forum. I just scanned the 8800 forum for 4.3 and didn't find anything new in the past few months and figured it was dead in...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 05-30-2008, 11:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,777
Posted By Hauser
I went through the same thing with my unlocked...

I went through the same thing with my unlocked 8820 on Rogers, short answer is yes you can use Wi-Fi without a data plan (regular or BIS/BES) but you won't be able to make use of BIS/BES...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 05-30-2008, 11:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,218
Posted By Hauser
No significant new OS for 8800 series phones?

As I recall 4.3 was supposed to be available for 8800 series phones sometime in Feb/March, but I haven't heard anything in ages. Is the 9000 the OS upgrade path for my 8820? :(
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 05-30-2008, 11:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,386
Posted By Hauser
Workable for Rogers, or workable for their...

Workable for Rogers, or workable for their customers? ;)
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