04-21-2009 01:40 PM
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05-01-2009 06:46 PM
It certainly would be nice to have the choice. Survival of the fittest would of course apply. Anyone stupid enough to erase a system folder on their PC probably shouldn't have the PC in the first place (barring accidents of course). Hell, my Nintendo 64 used to say "do not remove memory pak" when saving/loading. So what did I do? Certainly anything but remove the memory pak.
I think it's understood that running apps from the media card COULD potentially be dangerous, but I don't think any more dangerous than situations that we put 12 year olds in (hence the N64 reference.) If the only reason for not implimenting this sort of technology is that SOME people might pull the media card out, then I don't think there is good reason at all not to. If people want to ignore protocol and procedure and ruin their phones, then let them spend hundreds of dollars replacing it, while the rest of us who don't even TOUCH the media card run a decent amount of apps on our 500 dollar phones.
05-02-2009 06:40 AM
I think the main idea of consumer products is that even the worse consumer can survive and use their device.
It certainly would be nice to have the choice. Survival of the fittest would of course apply.
I also think that a consumer shouldn't have to know what a protocol is and a procedure is. In my opinion, the job of RIM is exactly the opposite : deliver a fail-proof product even for dummies or people not aware of what an application is.
If people want to ignore protocol and procedure and ruin their phones, then let them spend hundreds of dollars replacing it, while the rest of us who don't even TOUCH the media card run a decent amount of apps on our 500 dollar phones.
05-02-2009 02:54 PM
Well in my opinion that is just proof that those people are overreaching their technological boundaries. Moderation applies to everything from alcohol to technology. If you have reservations about your ability to perform even trivial, mundane tasks with a new piece of equipment, then you should probably steer clear, or attempt to educate yourself using better channels (Crackberry anyone?) before begging others to solve your problems for you.
Besides, the BlackBerry name IMPLIES a higher level of technological communication. I don't know if you've seen the commercial from Verizon Wireless, but a woman gets a call from her husband (boyfriend?) who is sitting on the couch, and she pretends to talk to his butt. Then, his butt "hangs up on her," the whole point of the commercial being a plug for a flip screen Pearl device. Then, the announcer makes a statement along the lines of "Finally, a BlackBerry for the rest of us." I think this is a clear example that in the mainstream consumer world, Blackberries are KNOWN to have a slightly higher learning curve, and are rather advanced. Hence, the "smart" in smart phone.
There are always people who are a little behind on the technology. If no one ever pushed the boundaries of technology past what the average person is comfortable with, we'd NEVER have anything new. Allowing apps to run from the Media Card wouldn't even BE something new, as stated earlier in this thread, there are other devices out there that are currently already offering this option. That doesn't make RIM consumer friendly, it makes RIM "behind the times."
05-03-2009 01:37 PM
05-08-2009 12:48 PM
Now that a RIM phone has taken the number one sales spot away from the iPhone, I'm sure this is the case. RIM has a pretty strong hold on the smartphone market, and things will probably only get better for them. I feel as though the iPhone, like the iPod, and Mac items in general, are mostly driven by "consumerism," where people claim superiority of those items just because they probably own one, or got sucked under the bus, so to speak, and hopped on the "cool kids" bandwagon. At least most of my friends who have Apple products feel this way... slightly stuck up just because I prefer PC's interchangability to Mac, and they "know" that macs are a thousand times better, without question.
I hope they can devise a way to "**bleep** proof" a system to allow us to run apps from the media card, because while its lack offers a safe haven for new, or casual BB users, it is a major drawback for us power users who understand the technology a little more, and have enough real world tech experience and knowledge to know that removing the card while running apps from it is similar to unplugging an external hard drive while watching a movie from it on your PC. It just doesn't make sense to do.
Here's to hoping!
05-08-2009 05:09 PM