Work hard, work WIDE. The only smart phone engineered for productivity, not bullshit nigger stuff.
I wish my company would replace our goddamm blackberries.
They say that "the future of blackberry is too uncertain to invest in that platform" but what they really mean is they're too cheap to pay for a dedicated phone and they're pressuring all of us into using our personal phones for work everything.
Of course the sales cunts love this idea, but the rest of us are pretty pissed.
All the way from it's core, it never took security into consideration. When the foundation itself is insecure, then whatever you build on top of it is also so, no matter how much paint you put over it.
As for intrusive, two words: Google Services. There is not a single company out there who collects more data about you constantly, and stores it forever. You can, however, strip out ALL Google-related stuff, and then you might have something there.
We can't decide if we're suits or beardy hipsters. It seems like we're required to be beardy hipsters in order to have any credibility in the software world, but our main user base is suits.
Look at the baby phone thinking it has a lot of screen space
Looks really cool. I got over the honeymoon phase of apps and shit and only use my iphone for browsing the web and email. The square screen has more real estate and a keyboard on the phone is starting to be more appealing.
>working 15 hours a day
Is this what corporate drones actually believe? That they are somehow successful because they give up their entire lives to please the jew above them?
>corporate drone job
"work your way to the top" is a lie pushed by business owners to make you think you'll be rewarded some day
the way you get to the top is by being someone's nephew, drinking with the right people, and being the right person's college buddy. true story.
>half the keyboard is physical
>the other half is on the screen
I would love this thing if it didn't do this shit, all I want is just a full physical keyboard. What's the point of having a physical keyboard if your using the onscreen keyboard just as much? Just do one or the other
>implying all those fablets fit in your pockets
Also, I wear jackets with pockets where I put my phone. And I like physical keyboards, it's called personal preference.
If you could name me one android with a good keyboard, I'd probably buy it in a heartbeat
Listen asshole, wrists wear out. Tendons, joints, all sorts of crap in there. Every hear of carpal tunnel? Arthritis? I'd rather save my wrist movement for productivity, not rotating my fucking gold cupcake phone like you, you irresponsible pussy.
Aside from watching videos, which still isn't all that bad, what else would you consider sub-par on a Berry? It can do what any other phone can. It's 2014. There aren't any "shit" phones out there anymore. They are all very much capable.
Please tell me what uses you have for this personal computer in your pocket that validate you. I'm fully aware of how useful a smartphone is, but I can get more achieved in a 10 minute phone call than you can in 8 hours.
The marketing message is pretty much this:
>Stand out from your greasy college buddies with this phone
>Pretend to be a big shot by paying extra for edges and industrial design
>pull this bad boy out on a lunch, tilt your head and grunt "muh work" "muh productivity"
>all the girls will be dropping their panties and your friends will look you in awe
>you will never be a cool asian guy with a haircut from the 90s and a private jet and a square phone
Blackberry: Creating solutions for problems that don't exist.
I'm a different person entirely, nice assumption though. Keep driving farther away from the issue, maybe people will forget you never addressed it. Here's your get out of jail free card, "you're a stupid faggot".
Seriously though does he still use a Blackberry? I thought the whole Samsung Selfie ban was because he went Moto.
Because you talk about each other rather than about the phone. Also sky isn't blue. A clear cloudless day-time sky appears to be blue because molecules in the air scatter blue light from the sun more than they scatter red light.
It's because I don't want to believe that the majority of posters anymore are advertisers even though it might be the truth. It's as if nobody wants to discuss things they like and only wish to discuss things they dislike, why even.
Perhaps not a majority, but there are too many. Several of my undergrad classmates went on to work jobs like that. It really is everywhere, including that "things they dislike" effect.
Nope, BB is still his main phone. Most of people working in the White House use them. It's the most secure way to transfer sensitive information. I can't see iOS or Android ever being used for anything that truly matters. They just don't cut it, and it has been publicly proven many, many times already.
Even the Blackphone, a supposedly most secure Android out there, couldn't hold a candle to a Blackberry, and gave up its root access in something like 13 minutes.
>Because you talk about each other rather than about the phone.
The only reason I'm doing that is because the other guy hasn't addressed the point, I'm telling him to get back on topic, he chooses to only focus on the parts where I voice my disdain. How else is he going to know that it's bad behavior if you don't call it out? There's a 50/50 shot he's not doing it intentionally, if he is then there's nothing lost but if he's not then at least they might learn something.
Oh I didn't think they would ever link their mobile devices to sensitive data streams. Maybe that's a bit paranoid but I think that would be more appropriate for specially secured machines. I always thought the mobile phones were for like "Incoming Call: Michelle" and "re: Staff pot luck luncheon."
as someone who is integrated into google services (drive (for work), hangouts, keep, mail) and who also likes to use instagram & facebook, how does the passport measure up as far as my usage goes? i also use google maps for driving directions. i miss physical buttons so much. i tried getting into a different mobile os (windows), but the lack of google integration killed it for me. i enjoyed it otherwise.
>Several of my undergrad classmates went on to work jobs like that.
I don't know how people can honestly do this in good conscious. Any sane person isn't going to trust random posts on the internet anyway without forming their own opinion on a product so they must just be arguing with other marketers all the time. What a waste of time on their part and the company paying them doesn't even get a benefit, the only thing that comes out of this is shitposts. What a mess. No discussions allowed.
It's a modified Blackberry, first of all, so it's not something that an average person can buy off the shelf. Secondly, it uses Blackberry Enterprise Services, which is currently the most secure way for communication and data transfer on any mobile out there. All I am saying is that people in the know use a Blackberry, at least as their "work" phone.
There is a hack to make Google Services work, but if you truly rely on them, then stay with Android. There is no better alternative. Google Maps work fine on a blackberry, though.
Personally, I left Google a while ago, and don't use any of their services, because of privacy and data collection concerns.
I think it's more about making sure that the reader encounters the message. Sure, maybe they are arguing against other marketers, but that's kind of the whole point. You don't want your competitor to be the only voice. The mere knowledge of controversy or alternatives has a big impact on consumer behavior.
Discussions are allowed. It's just the abuse of "public." Kind of like the dude who takes all of the sugar packets from a diner table so he can use them at home. It's definitely antisocial and probably against the policies of the establishment, but they're only feeding on what's made available to them.
That's the tradeoff we make in opening ourselves to the public for the sake of exposure to many views: the door is open for the not-so-public too. They want that system to continue.
>which is currently the most secure way for communication and data transfer on any mobile out there
I assume you mean an implicit "consumer" or "corporate" in there, though. Most secure consumer/corporate-available way. And that's great. But doesn't that contradict the effort of modifying the device into something that the average person can't buy? They're hardening a device to be more than consumer grade so that they can hook sensitive data streams into a consumer grade service, however secure it happens to be.
I can't help but think that they would just leave the consumer/corporate scene entirely, because I really strongly believe that the military has the absolute best secure data transfer out there.
Yeah I get why it's reasonable on paper as opposed to other alternatives. It just seems more like a PR stunt, which makes the allegiance to it quite ridiculous.
I get the marketing aspect of it I just don't know how marketeers as a person can bring themselves to do it. Doing it on public forums makes me think of someone trying that at a private party.
>Hey you don't know me but have you tried the new xPhoneoid berry?
That same reason is why phones are supposed to be bent near the bottom but nobody does that anymore. I wish they would.
Oh that's pretty easy: one believes in the same thing that you said, that no one would really form a full opinion solely on a single anonymous statement they read. Let's say this thread was started by such a person. All they did was increase product exposure. Is that really going to cause a great deal of moral consternation, to link to an already publicly available YouTube video?
Or either/both of the arguing faggots. If we stipulate that the BB marketer DOES have a reason to feel guilty, shouldn't someone step in to sabotage that violation of good conscience?
Most ads are easy pills to swallow.
man, i had that phone. it would have been better without that chin. i did enjoy the trackball (the phone came with pac man installed). the battery life was terrible. i had to get a chinese gianormous battery that made it look like a camel with a big hump. the phone did last for 3 days with that battery though.
That phone is the actual Google flagship that set the example of what your phone should be. It had everything a consumer phone could support at the time while maintaining affordable and ergonomic, if you look at the Droid 3 it's basically the same thing without the curve and trackball but has the added front camera. The issue with it though is that the keyboard (in my opinion) doesn't compare well against the original G1. The Droid series was very good but they don't seem to be making phones like this anymore. Even the G2 felt inferior in terms of ergonomics to the G1 and the keyboard was again not as good, they also ditched the trackball in favour of a trackpad which also doesn't compare well.
The Nexus line today has ditched some of the good concepts such as a physical keyboard and now they're slowing getting rid of all buttons giving us just a curved slate. Feels like regression. Not to mention the soft touch on the G1 was god like.
I liked the chin personally, it felt nice to hold and felt good on your face as well. The reason it's there is to angle the mic at your mouth for clarity.
>last for 3 days
This is another regression, phones just don't last that long anymore. My HTC Espresso used to last 3 days with the stock battery.
Obama also uses a fucking Macbook Pro Retina with his own logo slapped over the Apple so how secure do you think his shit really is
Blackberry doesn't give a shit about the neckbearded sewage that clots this forum. It shills and advertises in places corporate level decision makers frequent. It doesn't care about selling to some dipshit who thinks that his choice of Android or iOS defines him as a human being more than his pathetic, failed, basement dwelling life.
I also failed to mention that the Droid series is essentially what we're asking for, a modernization of the hardware with the same features, form, and concepts. It's not a perfect replica but it's certainly good enough, especially now when nobody is making phones like this. I'd settle for less but would honestly want a 1:1 replica with only a better screen panel and modern processing power.
Pic related is the closest thing I used to a G1.
my company already started making us use our own phones, i just switch it off the second i go to work and i just tell my bosses it doesnt work half the time. mfw i do less work than ever before because i'm rarely in communication with anyone
Four large meat lover pizzas with triple cheese, and double meats, 2 bags of bread bites, and 4 orders of fried mozzarella do not count as achievement, Mr. Let's Pretend I'm Not A Fat Shut In.
kind of unnecessary with omnidirectional mics though. any phone can last 3 days given a large enough battery though. other than being super useful, the phone looked super terrible with this thing attached and it actually wore out a rectangle in my front pants pocket. the g2 form factor looks way better than the g1, even though i never owned it.
>kind of unnecessary with omnidirectional mics though
The trade off with those is what you pick up. Omni mics as the name suggest pick up nearly everything around you, the worst offender being the god damn wind, I love when my friends call me when they're outside and it rapes my ear.
>Also sky isn't blue. A clear cloudless day-time sky appears to be blue because molecules in the air scatter blue light from the sun more than they scatter red light.
is this guy for real
Are any other BlackBerry users also looking forward to the Eizo FlexScan EV2730Q?
>There are people on this board still living in 1997
Serious? Wide screens are better for entertainment purposes. Square screens have always been better for reading, working with a text editor (that means coding), etc.
Trends don't effect that very real fact.
I don't like a long vertical screen honestly. I'm imagining using this 1:1 FlexScan next to a 4k or 5k 27" wide screen though. Or better yet, two of these, one on each side of a 27" wide screen.
I've been using a q10 I got for $170 on ebay and loving it. Feels great using a physical keyboard again. OS is unbelievably smooth for multitasking. I never watch video on my phone so don't care about smaller screen size. Like that it actually feels like a phone in my hand.
I love phones with keyboards. I wish they made an N900 or even Xperia Pro with modern specs, I could touch type on those. Could write long WhatsApp messages and work mails while looking out the train window. This keyboard is fucking ridiculous.
Where's all the punctuation and keys like shift and control/alt?
inb4 2-row on-display keyboard appears on screen for those
What's the fucking point of it then? A phone with a stupid ass ratio for media and web consumption, with a retarded OS and a retarded semi-keyboard made for one self-centered retard.
This shit is like post-iPhone hipsterism.
That was my fault, I had to assume nobody would do that with a keyboard but they did. Turns out the upper arrow is not part of the keyboard itself. I couldn't see that with the image.
What can I do since I HATE onscreen keyboards in phones? is the passport good? doesn't it have android app support? How good is it? Should I just go to the dark side and get an iPhone with one of those physical slide-out keyboard cases? fuckk...
Another Q10 user here. You niggies wouldn't believe how nice it is to type on this motherfucker. Also; the keyboard on the passport isn't as bad as you people think. Look at videos on youtube of people using it, the touch enabled keyboard really does make up for the lack of keys. Co workers and people in general are very impressed that you can actually get some work done in your phone, which they can't do on their wide-screen phones. Watching videos is the last I do on my phone and 720x720 is more than enough screen real estate for everything but watching videos. And if you can't really live without your fart apps, there's a big chance you can sideload them. Also, can anyone point me to that Google apps hack? I need to get strava running on this shit.
>Liu Kang uses one and so should you.
>makes your rectus femoris look like a square
>makes you stretch your hand out really wide to grip it
>blackberry's shitty OS