Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Apr 2013 21:16 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "A recent poll by MKM Partners reveals that an overwhelming 83% of Americans do not know that BlackBerry has launched their new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone or new Blackberry 10 platform. The company's trouble does not just include marketing woes. The Wall Street Journal reports that over 50% of customers have returned their BlackBerry smartphones after trying out the platform. That is not to say that BlackBerry hasn't reached the top of any list. We learned today that BlackBerry is the most undesirable smart phone, learning that 71% of people would not consider the BlackBerry under any circumstances." BlackBerry denies the return rate figures, but that still leaves the others. This is devastating.
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by woegjiub on Fri 12th Apr 2013 22:47 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Re:"
woegjiub
Member since:
2008-11-25

There are FOSS apps for nearly everything now, excepting useless rubbish like Facebook and twitter.

I have completely swapped to the f-droid repository, and have had no problems, except that I had to grab apks from my keyboard's website (it's also FOSS, though, so that was no problem)

I fail to see why anyone should expect money unless they are creating bespoke apps.
Everything else can be done in he free time of individuals, because phone apps are simple.

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by telns on Tue 16th Apr 2013 15:09 in reply to "RE[4]: Re:"
telns Member since:
2009-06-18

You really think apps like ForeFlight are going to be done for free because they are so simple?

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