RIP to RIM

Old Oct 12th 2011, 6:33 am
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Its a second day we cant have e-mails, messages or BBM services from this stupid phone. Basically these ****s messed up yesterday for over 12 hours and in the evening we were told its been fixed and guess what? the problem started Slough (no surprise) one wonders how these ****s managed to get 70 million users world wide!

That said, I'm not moving to iphone ...
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Old Oct 12th 2011, 7:32 am
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my iPhone is working like a dream, also, when I checked my other emails on my iPad, it worked like a dream as well. WhatsApp keeps working smoothly too.

Don't know what the fuss is about.
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Old Oct 12th 2011, 8:28 am
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It's a shame since I prefer the qwerty key handset but agree RIM are fork-lift-trucked after this. It's been said elsewhere that their architecture is a mobile version of now extinct dinosaur compuserve and ultimately single-point of failure is a disaster waiting to happen.

Open source Android is my bet for future winner if Apple can't keep on creating great new interfaces.

****** BB is useless this week though, would be furious if I were busy.
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Old Oct 12th 2011, 9:19 am
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Now into the third day

And it took the idiots at Etisalat until this morning to send out a SMS of 'explanation'.
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That's still faster than the idiots at du....
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Old Oct 12th 2011, 9:48 am
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Originally Posted by Meow View Post
Now into the third day

And it took the idiots at Etisalat until this morning to send out a SMS of 'explanation'.
They have promised 'three days of free texts' to all blackberry users.

Bwah ah haaaa, bet they are over the moon about that?

Anyway most crackberry users I know are a pain in the hoop, they are never, ever off them - I'm sure it's a nice relaxing time for all now.
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Now into the third day

And it took the idiots at Etisalat until this morning to send out a SMS of 'explanation'.
Do you understand what it said, though? It was all in Arabic so I have no idea...
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long may it continue - enjoying being able to concentrate on one thing at a time again
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They have promised 'three days of free texts' to all blackberry users.

Bwah ah haaaa, bet they are over the moon about that?

Anyway most crackberry users I know are a pain in the hoop, they are never, ever off them - I'm sure it's a nice relaxing time for all now.
I detest them, however our company gave everyone a BB and now take the attitude there is never an excuse not to follow up on work emails, whatever the hour. It gradually becomes normal to check them even when on a night out and weekends.

The last few days have been very peaceful, reverting to old fashioned SMS and phone calls has been bliss.
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The last few days have been very peaceful, reverting to old fashioned SMS and phone calls has been bliss.
Hasn't it? Enjoying the go slow
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It's a shame since I prefer the qwerty key handset but agree RIM are fork-lift-trucked after this. It's been said elsewhere that their architecture is a mobile version of now extinct dinosaur compuserve and ultimately single-point of failure is a disaster waiting to happen.

Open source Android is my bet for future winner if Apple can't keep on creating great new interfaces.

****** BB is useless this week though, would be furious if I were busy.
I spent ages with a colleague recently explaining why he should go with Android when he came to me for some help in choosing a new phone. The iPhone has a very cool interface and is a thing of beauty, but it is a closed system (even jailbroken you are still very limited in what you can do) and you are tied to the god awful iTunes bloatware to get anything onto it.

BB is a platform that has clearly run its course, and can no longer compete with either Apple or Android, both of which have gazzilions more funky apps you can load, and are backed by the 2 biggest players. I gave it 18 months tops before it went tits up (a bit generous).

Android has phones and tablets at all price points, has an interface almost as cool as the iPhone, and most importantly is an open system, you can very easily run whichever flavour of Android suits you on almost every device. I run the Cyanogenmod version and it suits me just fine, quick, responsive and some neat extra features.

Having gone through all the options, he went off to Jarir to make his purchase, and came back with... a sodding BB

I got a call from him this morning, just one word - Doh!
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Originally Posted by LaLaLayla View Post
Do you understand what it said, though? It was all in Arabic so I have no idea...
Either I've had a Matrix style implant that enables me to read Arabic all of a sudden, or the SMS I received was in English
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I like the design of the blackberry but it looks like my next phone will be an apple - will I have to say prayers to St. Steve of Jobs when I buy it?

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Originally Posted by LaLaLayla View Post
Do you understand what it said, though? It was all in Arabic so I have no idea...
To paraphrase it said, 'RIM have made an arse of it. Dunno when it'll be fixed. Don't phone us.'

Hope this helps.
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Old Oct 12th 2011, 1:07 pm
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Either I've had a Matrix style implant that enables me to read Arabic all of a sudden, or the SMS I received was in English
From the look of your avatar I'd plump for the former
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