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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RE: And this is why
by Bobthearch on Mon 25th Mar 2013 05:16 UTC in reply to "And this is why"
Bobthearch
Member since:
2006-01-27

Nothing is more infuriating than installing a "free" app and finding out it's ad-ware. Ad-ware does not equal freeware! Developers should know the difference and not misrepresent their products.

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RE[2]: And this is why
by darknexus on Mon 25th Mar 2013 12:10 in reply to "RE: And this is why"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Ad-ware does not equal freeware! Developers should know the difference and not misrepresent their products.

Oh, they know the difference. What are they going to do though, put a big banner in their app description saying: "Hey, install this so we can feed you ads and I can get money!"?

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RE[3]: And this is why
by Bobthearch on Mon 25th Mar 2013 14:01 in reply to "RE[2]: And this is why"
Bobthearch Member since:
2006-01-27

How about simply replacing replacing the word "free" with "Ad Supported," "Trial Version," or whatever is most accurate and honest?

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