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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Comment by powderblue
by powderblue on Sun 24th Mar 2013 19:06 UTC
powderblue
Member since:
2007-07-22

So this is really newsworthy? I guess if you're going to post something about Blackberry that the rules of this site say it can only be negative.

Edited 2013-03-24 19:08 UTC

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RE: Comment by powderblue
by hollovoid on Sun 24th Mar 2013 19:20 in reply to "Comment by powderblue"
hollovoid Member since:
2005-09-21

These kind of ads happen all over the web, and especially in free mobile apps, rim is hardly the first to do it, and your right, its not really newsworthy that they are.

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RE: Comment by powderblue
by nej_simon on Sun 24th Mar 2013 20:52 in reply to "Comment by powderblue"
nej_simon Member since:
2011-02-11

If Thom had spent 1 minute googling he would have found this:

The ad, which promotes the U.S. launch of the Z10, won't open automatically, but will instead only take over the screen when a user clicks on it. Frank Boulben, BlackBerry's chief marketing officer, says the ad — via Phonevalley — will come in different forms, including banners and in-app units. "Let's say you are exposed to a BlackBerry 10 link," Boulben says. "You click on it and it will take over your screen and, for instance, show you the BlackBerry 10 keyboard and at the end ask 'Does your smartphone do that? If not, visit blackberry10.com.'"

So no, the ads wont "hijack" the screen.

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RE[2]: Comment by powderblue
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 24th Mar 2013 21:13 in reply to "RE: Comment by powderblue"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Uh, when I click an ad, I don't expect my ENTIRE DISPLAY to be hijacked. That's not okay, in any way, shape, or form.

Edited 2013-03-24 21:13 UTC

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