Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Mar 2013 15:51 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Thorsten Heins, BlackBerry's CEO: "Apple did a fantastic job in bringing touch devices to market ... They did a fantastic job with the user interface, they are a design icon. There is a reason why they were so successful, and we actually have to admit this and respect that. History repeats itself again I guess ... the rate of innovation is so high in our industry that if you don't innovate at that speed you can be replaced pretty quickly. The user interface on the iPhone, with all due respect for what this invention was all about is now five years old." Ironic, perhaps, that this comes from a BlackBerry CEO, but that doesn't make him wrong - although I'm sure the usual suspects will claim that it does.
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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by unclefester on Tue 19th Mar 2013 09:01 UTC in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
unclefester
Member since:
2007-01-13

I was given a new iPad Mini for my birthday last week. I had to hide the disappointment on my face because I hate the iPad with a vengeance - it is a completely useless device for anything except web browsing or viewing media. It really annoys me that my family were suckered into paying well over AUD500 for something not worth AU200.

*I refused to even open the box because I plan to immediately sell it on Ebay.

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Tue 19th Mar 2013 09:03 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

So that person may like you a lot as it's an expensive gift or hate you a lot, because (s)he should know your dislike for anything Apple related.

iPad Mini's are very popular, so you should have no problem selling it.

But you better be quick about it. The first next generation iPad Mini rumors have been spotted. Once they take a more solid shape the price of your iPad Mini goes down.

Edit: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Edited 2013-03-19 09:04 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by unclefester on Wed 20th Mar 2013 06:23 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

So that person may like you a lot as it's an expensive gift or hate you a lot, because (s)he should know your dislike for anything Apple related.


It was a mistake. My sister emailed me me a few weeks ago to ask what sort of tablet I'd like. I said I didn't want one. She obviously got confused somewhere along the line.

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by Johann Chua on Tue 19th Mar 2013 09:24 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

My alma mater, Xavier School, now requires students to have an iPad. Wonder how they lock down the 'Pads to stop students from playing games during school hours.

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RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Tue 19th Mar 2013 09:28 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I guess using the parental controls.

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