Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 24th Mar 2013 17:56 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Android and iPhone users [...] will also experience BlackBerry's ad content in the form of mobile takeovers starting the week of March 25. Those mobile takeovers will fill your screen with what looks like a BlackBerry 10's, demoing a specific feature like its photo 'Time Shift' capability that allows you to scroll through several captured options for each face in a picture." Yes. BlackBerry is going to run ads that hijack your entire smartphone's display. Sigh.
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Comment by IndigoJo
by IndigoJo on Sun 24th Mar 2013 18:47 UTC
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I've seen the "BlackBerry keyboard challenge" and tried to take it - you're trying to out-pace the computer, and they rely on you making a typing error (e.g. "the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog" rather than "jumps") and having to correct it, while it will of course have the whole thing correct. I've tried their keyboard and it's OK but not a patch on SwiftKey (which learns your typing habits, and that phrase is not a common one of mine), although probably better than iOS's ancient keypad.

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