08-25-2011 10:00 AM
With respect to your opinion, there is nothing in software developing world called NEVER.
and if RIM did not recognize the important of independent platforms programs like FLASH or SILVER LIGHT as important mobile technology it will lose its market share with minimum 2 years
08-25-2011 11:30 AM
08-25-2011 03:17 PM
08-25-2011 04:26 PM
08-25-2011 06:10 PM
Buying an Android phone will not solve any issue. Currently most Android phones are limited to a specific version of Android.
Take for example the HTC Desire (released in may 2010). Google declared it will never get the Gingerbread 2.3 OS.
Besides, with a BlackBerry device, RIM publishes the OS version to the carriers. Each carriers test it, and train their hotline teams, and then each carrier, with their own timing, release the OS to the public.
The magic is that the BlackBerry owner is able to install the OS that was released by another carrier (for example a Hong Kong or a South American one).
For Android devices, each OS is designed by both Google and the manufacturer (HTC, LG, Samsung, Motorola and so on). I find this incredibly constraining.
About supporting devices. As I have already said here, RIM is proud to offer at least two generations of OS for each device:
Indeed, there is one exception for the past 5 years (I'm counting 15 models, even without differentiating CDMA & GSM devices)
So no, I do not believe that RIM is showing disrespect to its customers.
That being said, OS7 has a great feature called "Liquid Graphics". This feature requires a physical additional processor. To obey your desire, RIM could have done two things:
My opinion is that RIM's OS is, from a consumer perspective, missing some features seen at the competition. RIM cannot be satisfied by small enhancements like going from OS4.5 to OS5 like in the past. Big changes are required fast, and it will of course mean that some consumers are not going to get all the bells and whistles for a device that was released 12 months ago (= 3 generations of smartphones).
Lastly, about the customer disappointment, I only have one motto : caveat emptor. Buyer beware.
When I buy any product that costs more than 100USD, I always try to gather information to know if my acquisition is the best match. You obviously did not.
If I say things differently, if your carrier is honest and trustful, your carrier tells you when a device is reaching its end of life (= date where the carrier does not sell it anymore). Once again, you are the one who chose your carrier.
08-25-2011 06:45 PM
08-25-2011 06:56 PM