Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 30th Jan 2013 23:06 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless And so, today, RIM announced its Hail Mary - a brand new mobile operating system (well, sort-of new), as well as two new devices. In addition, the Canadian company also officially changed its name from Research In Motion to Blackberry. The first few reviews of Blackberry 10 are already out, and it's not bad. The problem, however, is that in the case of Blackberry, 'not bad' could easily mean 'not good enough'.
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RE[2]: Comment by Radio
by cdude on Thu 31st Jan 2013 14:42 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Radio"
cdude
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2008-09-21

Notice BB10 devices ship with 2GB of RAM, necessitated by the fact that more apps are resident in memory at a time.


I know as WP fanboy you will be unaware of that but outside of WP there are platforms indeed doing clever memory management like freezing apps that are invisible in the background. You will also be shocked to read now that there is no difference in battery usage if you have empty RAM or RAM filled with data.

We've come to a point where this "freedom" is more of a handicap


Brave fanboy even taking over the most stupid argument that freedom is a handicap.

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RE[3]: Comment by Radio
by Nelson on Thu 31st Jan 2013 17:21 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Radio"
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2005-11-29


I know as WP fanboy you will be unaware of that but outside of WP there are platforms indeed doing clever memory management like freezing apps that are invisible in the background. You will also be shocked to read now that there is no difference in battery usage if you have empty RAM or RAM filled with data.


If you have more average RAM usage, you need to include more RAM, which draws more power. This is common sense.

BlackBerry only does this if you elect not to run in the Background, but given that it is an option, it is an uncontrolled situation.

You *have* downloaded the SDK, right? I mean, you're not talking bullshit? You have tried it?


Brave fanboy even taking over the most stupid argument that freedom is a handicap.


It takes real effort to be as stupid as you, I commend you.

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RE[4]: Comment by Radio
by cdude on Thu 31st Jan 2013 18:35 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Radio"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

If you have more average RAM usage, you need to include more RAM, which draws more power.


And there are your errors. You assume all of the RAM is always on use (read/write opposed to keep-state/refresh) and assume a single 1GB RAM unit takes significant more power then a single 2GB RAM unit so it has huge effects on daily battery-life. All three wrong.

Edited 2013-01-31 18:42 UTC

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