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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by darknexus on Mon 25th Mar 2013 12:16 UTC in reply to "Comment"
darknexus
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Hope you like your paywalls, because that's where all this is heading.

I don't much mind, to be honest, so long as the content is good and the price is fair. Better than serving me ads from a third party server that I did not wish to access especially if I have no real idea what's actually being downloaded until it appears. The number of malware infections I've seen from supposedly legitimate ad services (mostly flash, but some js or Java exploits too) might surprise you. If paywalls are what it takes to get rid of this shit, so be it especially when you also factor in the skyrocketing data caps and corresponding plans. These goddamn full image ads already hog enough of our already limited mobile bandwidth even when you don't click on the bloody things, and a hell of a lot of home ISPs are beginning to institute caps as well.

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