Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st May 2013 22:40 UTC
General Development "BlackBerry 10 is completely different from previous BlackBerry operating systemsâ€"with good reason. Its core assets come from a company named QNX, which Research In Motion acquired in 2010. Blackberry 10 features include 'live tiles' that dynamically refresh with new information, as well as a revamped keyboard and security upgrades. But what really makes or breaks a phone is the quality (and quantity) of its third-party apps. So what we'll do here is look at the programming API. That will give us a good grip on what app developers can do with the platform."
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RE[4]: APIs are great
by Soulbender on Thu 2nd May 2013 12:05 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: APIs are great"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

disassemble the phone and watch parts of the trackball mechanism disperse.


Oh yes, that was the really fun part becasue who the heck can wait two weeks (minimum) to get their company phone back? Service unit? Naah.
Scourging the blackberry forums for instructions how to clean it your self you realized *everyone* had this problem with the damn trackball.
Didn't help how fragile the parts of trackball was either. And while you could make it work again by cleaning it yourself it never really worked as good as as new again and you ended up cleaning it quite often.

Edited 2013-05-02 12:06 UTC

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RE[5]: APIs are great
by MOS6510 on Thu 2nd May 2013 12:10 in reply to "RE[4]: APIs are great"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I was never able to get any improvement regarding the discoloring.

During my BB time I owned 3 Bold 9000 and every one started discoloring quite fast. Other people either had this too, or not at all.

Sadly it wasn't possible to quickly swap balls without the owner noticing.

One trick I read was making the ball black, but then it wouldn't light up.

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