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RIM Now Accepting BlackBerry 10 Apps

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Too Late ?

Tofuchong

Oct 10, 2012, 1:34 PM
I really doubt that 3 - 6 months is enough time for them to build up a "healthy" supply of apps.

Everybody will always be comparing them to what is already available - Google Play store and App store. It's a nice step but should have been done much sooner.
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Haggard

Oct 10, 2012, 1:44 PM
Blackberry rep that came to our office yesterday said January would be when the devices would start being shown and releasing..not sure if he was providing his opinion or fact though..He did bring up that when he first started they had 4 million subscribers..now they have 80+ million.
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newfoneguy

Oct 10, 2012, 1:56 PM
Yea who knows they might do ok. but do we really want them too? I think certain monopolies are better for the customer as we get a better service (power, water, and i think cell phones too) we only have a limited amount of market for developers and if they only have to makes apps for two or three phone os's we get more apps for those. I personally think that android, IOS, and microsoft should be the only mainstream. But i DO believe the small companies (i mean like garage tinker companies) are very healthy to spur new ideas.) Blackberry has no other real markets they are involved in and so not going to fair as well i think as say windows phone, IOS, and android all have MAJOR power behind them that can make the user experience better.. (just...
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T Bone

Oct 10, 2012, 2:49 PM
Blackberry isn't going to fare as well as Windows Phone?

Um.....the Blackberry user base is somewhere between 4-5 times bigger than the Windows Phone user base....you know that right? Blackberry currently has 80 million users, while Windows Phone has somewhere between 10-20 million users....
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newfoneguy

Oct 10, 2012, 3:07 PM
yea i know but down the street i dont think it will be. one reason people like apple so much is everything syncs and works nicely between there mac pc, ipod, iphone and itv. if microsoft now has a nice amount of that same syncing and easy to use between all their products like the new windows 8 is promising.. windows makes the device and pc software well blackberry only has the device. get what i'm saying?
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Jarahawk

Oct 10, 2012, 8:27 PM
Yeah, because they JUST started making Windows phones... Rolling Eyes

How old are you? Twenty?

Dude, I've owned crappy windows phones that were worthless. Motorola Q, XV6700, XV6800 and XV6900. And when I say worthless I mean as in they couldn't do jack. Having seen Windows fail at supporting a phone platform let's just say that I will put my money on RIM over Microsoft in the smartphone market ANY OLD DAY.
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Vmac39

Oct 11, 2012, 12:11 AM
I guess we will have to wait and see. I think all four can do well and give people more options. As for apps, developers can make more money developing apps for more than one or two OS's. I also would like to add that, the phones you mentioned, are not current Windows devices or anywhere near what is expected next month.

Microsoft has done very well at supporting the current phones, so far. What will be the determining factor for current WP owners, specifically the Titan 2, Samsung Focus S, Samsung Focus 2 and the Nokia 900, is the 7.8 updates. Those of us who still own first Gen WP's, will most likely upgrade to the new hotness of WP8.

The make or break for RIM will be, whether or not their new OS proves it was worth the wait and ta...
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newfoneguy

Oct 11, 2012, 7:44 AM
Jarahawk said:
Yeah, because they JUST started making Windows phones... Rolling Eyes


ok wait... back up. windows is yet to make a phone. The rumored surface phone would be there first actual phone. Windows has been in the phone market since 2000 with windows mobile. Windows mobile had over 42% of the market in 2007 so you cant really say they suck because you dont get 42% of the market by sucking..? they have experience in the market. The new "Windows phone" software was started in 2010. blackberry has around 95k apps reported while windows market place has over 110k apps. and has the newer windows phones like the nokia 900, HTC Trophy, HTC Titan II, and Samsung Focus S are all great rated windows phones. I...
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T Bone

Oct 11, 2012, 9:27 AM
It actually goes back further than that....before there was Windows Mobile there was Windows CE....

And in the last year, Blackberry has seen an INCREASE in the number of users (not a decrease) and an increase in revenue (not a decrease) moreover surveys of Blackberry users indicate that most people are waiting to upgrade until Blackberry 10 comes out...so Blackberry 10 should see a major wave of new purchases....

It is beyond foolish to count RIM out just because the Google and Apple centric media tells you to do so....
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newfoneguy

Oct 11, 2012, 9:53 AM
Yes, but if i remember correctly ce was on pocket pc not a real phone.?

And yes even if blackberry has seen a boost in users (has it? I can't find this) and a boost in revenue (not a very big amount by any means). They are still losing ground in the usa. There small bolster in sales came from asian markets of low end blackberry phones. There continued delay of the blackberry 10 os (now set for March of 2013?)
They are fighting hard to stay in but i wouldnt be suprised if some investors end up making RIM an offer they cant refuse and just selling the patents RIM owns. There stocks have inproved very little. Sept 24 they were at 6.40 a stock and now the are just under 8.00. Maybe they have some magic up the sleeve but i'm not bettting ...
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T Bone

Oct 10, 2012, 8:46 PM
Have you ever used a Blackberry? With Blackberry Desktop Manager it is just as easy to sync with a PC, add music etc as it is with an iPhone using iTunes....actually I would say that the Blackberry is better than iTunes because the user has more control over the process...
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Jarahawk

Oct 11, 2012, 12:08 AM
It's like RIM blinked and the world turned upside down. Owning a Blackberry was once a status...It meant you were successful.
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newfoneguy

Oct 11, 2012, 8:53 AM
now the poor guy down the street has the same phone as steve jobs did. but heck the british made something for that...

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4563154/so ... »

man would it suck to drop that..
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Jarahawk

Oct 10, 2012, 8:23 PM
Huh? Talk about National bias. I think there are plenty of subscribers in Canada, Europe and Asia who would beg to differ. Hell if not insist upon pummeling you with their Blackberry device for such blasphemy.
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newfoneguy

Oct 11, 2012, 8:04 AM
sorry by markets i mean like pcs or elsewise.. ex. apple sells laptops, desktops, ipods and windows is the big giant in pc software, servers and all sorts of business solutions, now tablets and other odds and ends. but blackberry has what? the playbook?
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Jarahawk

Oct 11, 2012, 12:11 AM
When I read this post it just makes me cringe. Windows?
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T Bone

Oct 10, 2012, 2:45 PM
The discovery (not really surprising but still discouraging) that none of my current Blackberry apps are going to work in Blackberry 10 and that I am (probably) going to have to repurchase them all over again (assuming any of them are ever actually converted to Blackberry 10 in the first place) is frankly enough to make me think that it is time to jump off the good ship Blackberry and find another platform.....the primary benefit of sticking with Blackberry is that my apps can carry over and I don't have to buy them again...now that ship has sailed...most of them will probably never be available at all on Blackberry 10, and the ones that are might not be available for a couple more years...and even then I'll probably be forced to buy them ag...
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Tofuchong

Oct 10, 2012, 2:48 PM
I 100% agree.

Making your new products 100% backwards compatable is a MUST these days. The video game systems got it right, and you can even still get a few newer computers with legacy PCI slots in them, but as far as the cell phone industry, that is lost.

New Blackberry 10 devices not being backwards compatable, as well as current windows phones not being able to upgrade to Win Pho 8. I know it's only missing 3 features, but still, that's a deal breaker. I can't even believe they announced that. If I was considering giving that company money, as soon as I heard that, it would have been a 100% no way.
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T Bone

Oct 10, 2012, 2:58 PM
Blackberry 10 is really a completely different platform altogether...the only reason they are even calling it 'Blackberry 10' (thus giving the false impression that it is a mere continuation of the traditional Blackberry OS when it is really a scrapping of the Blackberry and its replacement with a different OS) is because they got sued when they announced they were going to name it 'BBX', which would have made it clear that the traditional Blackberry OS has been completely abandoned.....this is more like jumping from X Box to Playstation that it is like upgrading from Playstation 2 to Playstation 3


It doesn't surprise me...but I am still disappointed...there are currently something like 30,000 apps in the Blackberry App World....I don't...
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Tofuchong

Oct 10, 2012, 3:18 PM
We better not have to. They could pull an apple where they charge you again for a different "version" of the app (Like Angry birds and Angry birds HD(for iPad)), but I really hope they don't become evil like apple.
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Haggard

Oct 10, 2012, 4:02 PM
The prices of apps are set by developers. Blame Rovio (or whatever) for that one. Just like they are charging $49.99 for the console version of the game.
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T Bone

Oct 10, 2012, 4:25 PM
It's true that the price of the apps is set by developers, but we're talking about transferring apps from one device to another...all modern OSes allow you to simply copy apps over...once you bought an app you don't have to buy it again....iPhone does it, Android does it, Blackberry does it.....Blackberry and iPhone is not as smooth as Android....Android does it automatically the first time you sign in and activate a new device it immediately begins downloading and installing all your apps, Blackberry and iPhone require you to manually download and install them, it isn't automatic......but still...you don't have to pay for them again...which is the only thing I care about....
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Jarahawk

Oct 10, 2012, 8:30 PM
"I really hope they don't become evil like apple."

All businesses are evil DESPITE what Dan Hesse says.
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Jarahawk

Oct 10, 2012, 8:29 PM
How many do you personally own?
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T Bone

Oct 10, 2012, 8:41 PM
Last time I counted, I have downloaded somewhere between 50 and 60 different apps from Blackberry App World in the time I have been using Blackberries....but I don't have them all installed right now....I won't claim I use all of them every day because I don't....and several of them are paid apps, that I really don't want to have to pay for again...some of them, to my surprise and delight, have actually been built in to the Blackberry OS, including Slacker Radio, Weather Channel, Shazam, VLingo and Facebook....well actually I guess I don't really know who pre-loaded them....at&t or RIM....but they are now pre-loaded....
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Jarahawk

Oct 11, 2012, 12:03 AM
That is rather impressive. I only have Evernote,Google Voice,Uber Social Blackberry Bridge and Facebook Messenger. I haven't downloaded many more than that to my Rezound so...I'm really not going to miss Android WHEN I upgrade to a BB10 handset. If you have paid for a bunch of those apps and RIM doesn't make you whole I can certainly understand why you would be ticked. But the hardcore Crackberry addict is going to excuse RIM for pretty much anything. Don't believe me...go over to crackberry.com and say anything negative about RIM and see how fast they jump in your shid. Even if you critique the Playbook they will get their claws out.
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newfoneguy

Oct 11, 2012, 7:57 AM
lol yea anyone who is still aboard the blackberry train is a true Crackberry addict and you cant change that... although the playbook. ouch.. I have been able to use those as we were cursed enough to try and sell a few and I was not sure why blackberry even bothered. Blackberry needs to come out of the gate strong with a quality product and this just wasnt it...
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T Bone

Oct 11, 2012, 8:44 AM
I have a Playbook, there's nothing wrong with it, it has stereo sound, which makes it great for playing music, and is very stable and has great battery life. I got in December of last year after they cut the price to $199 and it has never crashed once in the 11 months since, the only time it has been rebooted is to install system updates....
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Jarahawk

Oct 11, 2012, 7:53 PM
I had one and returned it....not because it wasn't a quality tablet...I actually LOVED it. But something went wrong with the camera. It took two months to get my refund...


The problem with the Playbook is lack of Apps....specifically Netflix and Skype.
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mycool

Oct 10, 2012, 4:47 PM
Tofuchong said:
I really doubt that 3 - 6 months is enough time for them to build up a "healthy" supply of apps.

Everybody will always be comparing them to what is already available - Google Play store and App store. It's a nice step but should have been done much sooner.


I'm gonna guess that you're not a developer. Developers aren't going to just now start developing applications... instead, they were probably working on these applications the day the SDK was released. In fact, they could easily have been working on their applications before that as well considering that you can use Adobe Air to create BB 10 applications, as well as HTML5/CSS3.

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newfoneguy

Oct 10, 2012, 4:50 PM
Oo! a real life developer... what i wouldnt give to have someone make me an app or two....
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T Bone

Oct 10, 2012, 4:51 PM
I've seriously considered getting into app development myself...but who has the time to learn the programming languages?
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johnhr2

Oct 10, 2012, 9:08 PM
A college student who is wants to become an app developer.
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T Bone

Oct 11, 2012, 9:39 AM
I haven't done any programming since the late 90's...and then I did it in C++.....I have done some programming in Python and some more specialized languages like Macaulay 2 and Mathematica......but I don't know any of the languages that are currently used for mobile apps....although I do have some good ideas for apps...
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T Bone

Oct 10, 2012, 4:50 PM
The Windows 8 RTM was on August 1 actually.....and the release date is October 26....just 16 days away...


Hopefully, RIM has made the process of conversion of apps really easy so that most of the apps will be ready by release date....
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mycool

Oct 11, 2012, 1:09 AM
T Bone said:
Hopefully, RIM has made the process of conversion of apps really easy so that most of the apps will be ready by release date....


Converting your app to work to another device can be easy or difficult depending on what your application was written in. For example, I could adapt most of my C# code to work with iOS and Android (mostly) if I take advantage of the MonoTouch software.

RIM Supports the following:
* Native C/C++ Code
* WebWorks HTML5/CSS
* Adobe Air
* Java Android Runtime (yep)

So, it depends on what your application was previously written in. Believe it or not, if you wrote an Android App it is quite easy to make a few minor changes to get it work on Blackberry 10! Als...
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Jarahawk

Oct 10, 2012, 8:20 PM
If you're going to pose a question perhaps you should allow someone else to respond rather than answer it yourself.

Believe it or not, there are individuals who are every bit as loyal to RIM as there are those who are loyal to Android and IOS. I'm not one of them, obviously, but as soon as they roll out BB10 with a Qwerty keyboard, I will be back in the fold. I hate touch screen keyboards and I still keep all my personal data in my deactivated 9630. If there were a BB7 device with LTE... Well, let's just say I'd be a very loyal Crackberry fiend.
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