01-31-2013 03:37 AM
will the new software be as hard ro work with as OS7 what I mean by that is no other major OS allows any type of real intergation ie maps,calendar,email, WTF. REALLY LIKE TO KEYBOARD HATE THAT I CAN NOT EVEN SYNC MY GMAIL OR MAC CALENDAR WTF
02-01-2013 01:47 AM
02-01-2013 03:43 AM
blackberry has little to know cross platform support, it does not play nice with google or mac.
Google is starting to shut down all devices that are not Android... Windows, Apple, BlackBerry. Not the way around:
So yes you can blame BlackBerry from not being owner by Google but that does not lead to much in the end?
well, I am not sure that not being compatible with Apple products is a flaw, it usually is the other way around. How many smartphones cannot use a regular microUSB cord ? How many computers in the world require an adaptor to be able to link to an HDMI device? How many smartphones on earth cannot simply get an mp3 and listen to it without requiring a PC/Mac to do the transfer?
BlackBerry Desktop Software exists for mac (for OS7 and prior)
for the new BlackBerry Link, the Mac version was released the same day as the Windows version, and requires iTunes and iPhoto to work correctly. How is this about "not playing nice with mac"...
02-04-2013 06:16 PM
02-04-2013 08:53 PM
g stuff will work so long as you use it
after its SOL
i am using 5 gmail accounts for alerts on my firewalls and now trying to use EAS for them instead of BIS push
google is blocking
apple is locking
rest is mocking
do i rap?
02-05-2013 11:22 AM
I see your point but google services still work well on iPhone not sure about windows this evident by the release of google maps for IOS.
Google Maps is different from Google Contacts & Google Calendar.
With Google Maps, Google gets information on what users want: they search how to go from one place to another.
So when Apple Inc. decided to stop using the Google Maps APIs for iOS6, of course it did harm Apple because their new mapping service was not top notch. But it harmed far more Google, because it meant far less queries to Google Maps, and thus far less statistical data to feed their algorithms.
On the other hand, Google has far less interest in getting people's calendar and contacts. They already have all that through the Google Mail service.
In other words, it is crucial for Google to keep getting the emails from BlackBerry/WindowsPhone/iOS users, but not so for contacts & calendar. This is the reason why, starting now, Google is stopping the ActiveSync synchronization system and Google Sync tools for Contacts & calendar.
It is a deliberate move to cripple the Google experience for people not using an Android device.
And since they cannot do that openly because they say they are not Evil, they simply say "for new Contacts & Calendar", we do not support ActiveSync anymore, but feel free to use the CardDav and CalDav protocols.
They are right, those two protocols can be used. I currently use them on my PlayBook and my Z10 on the BlackBerry10 OS. But as far as I know those are not available yet for iOS or WindowsPhone or BlackBerry OS5/OS6/OS7.
Of course, for existing accounts, Google has said that all the ActiveSync will still work, but many users have witnessed the contrary.
I hope indeed that CardDav and CalDav synchronization will be possible very soon for OS7 devices.