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HawkeyeOC

Oct 28, 2011, 12:43 PM
What a dedicated Blackberry addict I am even if it's to the bitter end Laughing

My fling with the iPhone is now history and I have a brand new 9850 in my hands...whoopi Very Happy

First thing I did was go to Seidio's website and order a case, holster and mandatory screen protectors. I like their products a lot because you are not pulling off the case to put the phone in a dock every night. Except...there is no dock for this thing yet from Seidio Shocked

Like Stormsurvivor says, the screen protectors don't cover the entire exposed surface of the phone because the screen is all one piece of seamless plastic. We will see how this holds up over time.

Other interesting things:
-The lock button is now top center which is completely covered if in m...
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stormsurvivor

Oct 28, 2011, 5:55 PM
Welcome back, Hawk, you may now share in the multitude of disgust from the BB Community as it pertains to general RIM ineptitude. Thousands are outraged with the delay of the PoopBook 2.0 update.Might come out in 60 days or by the summer....in 2015!

Very good first impression on your new device. Good luck with it!

I would like to comment on a few points you brought up about form-factor, and cosmetics. I agree the Storm2 stock zen icons are pathetic. I've circumvented that by DL several themes with much improved icon design. It brings a pleasant and custom look to my device. It seems as if RIM will not go to the plate providing OS7 theme-builder tools. So that aspect has been thrown under the bridge.

I find your remarks abo...
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stormsurvivor

Nov 1, 2011, 6:46 PM
Don't lose your sales receipt...remember, 2 years is a long time...ya have 14 days for therapy.

http://www.thestar.com/business/companies/rim/articl ... »
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HawkeyeOC

Nov 3, 2011, 11:23 PM
I'm happy for now Very Happy
The Playbook is misguided though. The iPad is that market segment.
I am not sure I agree about the articles mention of 4G.
Apple and RIM put battery life above being at the forefront of 4G. The chipsets that will give 4G decent battery life will be out next year. Apple didn't even try it stating that putting it in would create too many compromises at this point.

Apple gets a pass in the article, RIM gets blasted.
If RIM stays a business device I am happy. Let the masses get their iPhones and Android devices. I still can't use them for work yet.
Oddly enough, If I only needed a personal phone I would look at something else at this point Laughing
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stormsurvivor

Nov 4, 2011, 1:10 AM
Your a smartphone guy. Look at these #s. How on earth is RIM going to possibly compete, taking into consideration, the state of their current business model? Based on prior performance, even the "supposed" QNX platform which, if the past behavior is any indicator, will always be in a state of "to be announced," or later, or in 60 days......

http://www.androidcentral.com/htc-announces-rezound- ... »

This HTC device buries anything RIM has in their stable and will be released with the new Android 4.0 OS within 3 months.

Its obvious BB is "light years" behind the competition. The stock is in a free-fall because those devices are here now!
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HawkeyeOC

Nov 4, 2011, 10:41 AM
Based on pure numbers anything Android will beat anything else hands down in the smartphone race because there is a new one from someone coming out every minute (ok, maybe thats an exaggeration...every 2 minutes Laughing )

Crackberry has an interesting article on the stock basically saying investors have bet RIM won't make it which is tanking the stock.

http://crackberry.com/rim’s-stock-price-colla ... »

"I'm not giving advice here, but I have personally taken the view that the market is wrong. Sure, RIM is in a heap of trouble right now and the company has its work cut out. But they also have 70 million BlackBerry subscribers, and that number is climbing by about 5 million per quarter. Aside from the...
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stormsurvivor

Nov 21, 2011, 2:25 AM
Better get curtains for your cardboard box and make sure its 200lb. strength. RIMPRE, I mean RIMPILE will be trading under $10 per share when they still haven't released their new device BBsuX QNX by the 3rd qtr. of next year!
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HawkeyeOC

Dec 17, 2011, 2:23 AM
Sounds like I am getting at least a year out of my Torch now...No super phones until later in the year just became reality. Man...nothing is going right for Blackberry in the US!
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stormsurvivor

Dec 18, 2011, 12:16 AM
Maybe, almost, possibly. A lot of it rides on whether or not they'll be in the Mobile Phone business by the end of next year. At the rate the Stock is going now, it should be selling for at least 79 cents a share when they promise the new OS10-tative, which will be released 60 days after the announcement without native email Laughing .

RIM really is quite lame right now. I still carry the Drip2 for AOL pushed mail and amazingly it still turns on (after a 10 minute re-boot only). The main device is a real phone...The new Droid Galaxy Nexus with the 4.0 ICS. I spent too many years fantasizing what it would be like to carry a non-tinker toy.

You could speed the process up. Let the Torch reside on the same Desk as your 9500 stuff. I think...
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HawkeyeOC

Dec 19, 2011, 4:36 PM
The stock price is deceiving at the moment though. The total destruction of RIM (at least as far as the North American market is concerned) is already built into today's price. It's way undervalued at the moment. Not saying it's a good buy or anything.

I told everyone the Playbook was a mistake! All these companies...HP, RIM blew it big time by flooding the market with tablets. It was really Apples market in the first place. Perfect textbook example of companies not understanding their core business. Whoops! Shocked

Congrats on your Galaxy Nexus! My paperweight collection is growing for sure Laughing I still like my Torch for business 10x better than the iPhone was handling things. Maybe Android next time if the RIMpire falls to the dark side...
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stormsurvivor

Dec 21, 2011, 6:38 PM
Thanks for the well wishes on my Android Galaxy Nexus. It sure has a large learning curve and a lot of complexity. For all the "slams" on my Storm, I still find it useful for business and the email client is in a class by itself. I use AOL and those emails hit the device the instant it does so on my PC. That's real time effectiveness. Its actually performing better now since taking the stress off of it with phone calls relegated to my new device. So, my BB resides in a holster right next to the "new game in town."

Continued productivity with your Torch. I have doubts the "dive" has reached bottom with RIM stock valuation. Its not only the PlayBook disaster resulting in their pathetic position in the mobile communication business. T...
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