Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Dec 2011 18:59 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I doubt Research In Motion really knew what hit them back when the iPhone launched. I doubt they really knew what hit them when Android steamrolled the smartphone market. And, today, I still doubt they really know what the heck they are supposed to do to turn their sinking ship around. Update: RIM contacted us with a statement on the matter - they state everything in the BGR article is wrong. Read on for the full statement.
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RE[3]: Worse than iPhone iOS 1.0?
by tony on Fri 23rd Dec 2011 19:02 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Worse than iPhone iOS 1.0?"
tony
Member since:
2005-07-06

"Apple-haters always rail on the multitasking bit.

Haters? Like them or not, facts are facts. Real multitasking had been fairly common on other "less cool" devices.
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You're confusing facts for feature check-offs. Fact: Windows Mobile 5 had multitasking. iPhone didn't have "true" multi-tasking. Winner Windows, right? Wrong. Windows Mobile 5 multitasking hampered the platform.

No one really cared, especially not your average user. Haters point to multi-tasking like it's some gotcha. It wasn't.


"Plus, there wasn't a single thing I wanted to do that I couldn't with Apple's "false multitasking".

Then you didn't listen to internet radios, use Skype or maybe even good old IRC? Because these were the sort of applications that got disconnected as soon as you switched to the home screen, and the fact that you didn't have to launch them again once you were done is irrelevant: you had to start from scratch anyway.
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I don't listen to Internet radio, Skype, or IRC on my iPhone, nor have I had any desire to. If I do any of those, I do it on a regular laptop or desktop.

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Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

tony,

"I don't listen to Internet radio, Skype, or IRC on my iPhone, nor have I had any desire to. If I do any of those, I do it on a regular laptop or desktop."

With all due respect, that answer is a cop out.

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tony Member since:
2005-07-06

tony,

"I don't listen to Internet radio, Skype, or IRC on my iPhone, nor have I had any desire to. If I do any of those, I do it on a regular laptop or desktop."

With all due respect, that answer is a cop out.


Why is it a cop-out? Those are things I've never done (and I don't know anyone that does). I mean, IRC? Any smartphone would be terrible for that. Internet radio? If I'm listening to music on my phone I'm on a plane, so it's locally stored music. Skype? Maybe that'd be handy. It would only be handy internationally for me, and then only with a decent Wifi connection.

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karunko Member since:
2008-10-28

I don't listen to Internet radio, Skype, or IRC on my iPhone, nor have I had any desire to. If I do any of those, I do it on a regular laptop or desktop.

So whatever you don't need is irrelevant and whatever is good for you should be enough for everybody else? Okay, then! ;-)

Also, has it ever occurred to you that maybe you don't need a smart/app/whatever phone. Looks like you'd be fine with a dumb phone...


RT.

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tony Member since:
2005-07-06

"I don't listen to Internet radio, Skype, or IRC on my iPhone, nor have I had any desire to. If I do any of those, I do it on a regular laptop or desktop.

So whatever you don't need is irrelevant and whatever is good for you should be enough for everybody else? Okay, then! ;-)

Also, has it ever occurred to you that maybe you don't need a smart/app/whatever phone. Looks like you'd be fine with a dumb phone...


RT.
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And for an equally as obnoxious response:

Has it ever occurred to you that there are dimensions to the success of Apple products that you're incapable of perceiving?

Edited 2011-12-24 03:09 UTC

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