Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 4th Apr 2010 21:23 UTC, submitted by kragil
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "There is a lot of misconception around support for multitasking in the iPhone and its giant cousin, the iPad. What follows is my analysis of the situation. I am not privy to any insider Apple information. Moreover, while my knowledge is certainly colored by my work on Android, I'm not drawing a comparison or using any Google-specific knowledge." Interesting stuff about how Android does multitasking.
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computeruser
Member since:
2009-07-21

My BlackBerry has a 312 MHz CPU and 64 MB RAM, and supports multitasking. It also has an uptime of one and a half years!

My old Windows Mobile devices had multitasking with similar CPU and RAM. I could play music, download something with the web browser, and play a game all at the same time, and I could keep the messaging applications open. The UI was certainly not very good at it.

On my iPhone, responding to a text message while listening to music and then returning to iPod takes entirely way too long.

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reduz Member since:
2006-02-25

Blackberry multitasking works really well, although blackberry apps are extremely simple in comparison to iphone apps, plus all java.

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twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11

My BlackBerry has a 312 MHz CPU and 64 MB RAM, and supports multitasking. It also has an uptime of one and a half years!

My old Windows Mobile devices had multitasking with similar CPU and RAM. I could play music, download something with the web browser, and play a game all at the same time, and I could keep the messaging applications open. The UI was certainly not very good at it.

On my iPhone, responding to a text message while listening to music and then returning to iPod takes entirely way too long.


Blackberry and Windows Mobile can be technically better but they are neither "cool" nor "trendy". "Cool" people with iPads will laugh when they will see a Blackberry in your hands. Do you really want "cool" people to laugh at you? Do you want to be unpopular?

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Blackberry and Windows Mobile can be technically better but they are neither "cool" nor "trendy". "Cool" people with iPads will laugh when they will see a Blackberry in your hands. Do you really want "cool" people to laugh at you? Do you want to be unpopular?


Is Obama considered cool?

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