Blackberry calling the kettle black

Blackberry calling the kettle black

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The CEO of the company formerly known as RIM, now Blackberry, Thorsten Heins claims that Apple is trailing when it comes to innovation. He also basically called iOS the Operating System(OS) that iDevices(iPhones, iPads, iPods, etc) run on old. Now to me aint that a little like the Blackberry calling the kettle black. Yes pun intended, but really it wasn’t very long ago that Blackberry was on the brink of destruction as their marketshare in the mobile space eroded with their dated offerings. So if anyone should know about old, outdated and quickly becoming irrelevant it would be Blackberry. The new BBX isn’t even a smash success yet so does Mr. Heins really feel justified in talking about a competitor whose device has more market share and makes more profit than his company does right now? You can read more about what the Blackberry CEO had to say to The Australian Financial Review in this iMore post. Now before anyone claims that I’m getting deffensive because of my Apple Fanboyism. Go back and listen to some of the old T3kd podcasts where we argue and wax poetic about RIM and it’s future. I have been a supporter of them turning …

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RIM Job: The 3 Cast #108

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This week we talk about BlackBerry, formerly known as RIM. We talk about their new products, then we talk about how Apple sucks and will never be the same. Then we ask if Video Games really cause real violence. Plus picks and the final question, this week on The 3 Cast. Download       mp3         |          AAC        |           Video Hosts: Matthew Weber, Vincent Hui, Paul Shirey Topics: RIM announcements, Apple’s future, and Video Game Violence

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BlackBerry 10, Consumer Polls & the End of the World

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There have been rumors floating around for the past two years about the upcoming BlackBerry 10 (BB10) models, and today we no longer have to speculate about RIM’s new devices. RIM officially unveiled BlackBerry 10 and two next-generation handsets Wednesday. The Blackberry Z10 will be available on February 5th in Canada, sometime early next month in the U.K., and early March for U.S. customers. U.S. BlackBerry customers can expect availability through AT&T and Verizon networks. Highlighted features so far include: Balance – This allows the BB10 user to setup custom personal and professional profiles on their BlackBerry device. Something that, RIM anticipates, will discourage the use of multiple devices for work and play. Predictive Text & Multi-language support – After having viewed several demos of the predictive text feature I must say, this is a feature that every smartphone should have. Very cool! Hub Flow & Peek – This is a unique user interface design that allows you to seamlessly ‘flow’ from one application to another with a simple swipe. Users can ‘peek’ into the BlackBerry Hub and get an overview of every application, communication and recent activity. This feature is something that could definitely set apart the new BlackBerry …

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A look inside BlackBerry 10

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As a Canadian I love to see RIM in the smartphone market. It’s a Canadian company going at it with the big boys. I’ve written quite a few posts in the past about how RIM is doing and how they could make things better but unfortunately those posts are now all gone. It is all in the past and like RIM I’m looking forward to the future. In just a few days RIM is set to take the wraps off their new OS and I’m betting many people like me would love to have a look inside BlackBerry 10. Just to know what it means for RIM’s and Blackberry’s future in the smartphone market. If you didn’t know RIM was once at the top of their game and a leader in the smartphone market. The security of their devices coupled with the hardware keyboard was loved by many and it was a staple for the enterprise market. Businesses loved the control they had over the devices with the ability to lock down services that they chose and the peace of mind knowing the information was secure. Then the market started to change it headed in the touchsreen, user friendly, appcentric …

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The Apocalypse – The 3 Cast #107

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This week we talked about Apple’s cheap iPhone and why it won’t happen, we asked if Robots will ever take over, and we had hopes for RIM and BlackBerry. Ricky and Matt agreed a lot in this one, so that’s why we’re predicting the end of the world. Download mp3 | AAC | Video Hosts: Matthew Weber, Vincent Hui, Ricky Williams, Paul Shirey Topics: Cheap iPhone, Robots taking over the world, RIM and hope. The Final Question and picks of the week  

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What is the Post-PC era?

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Apple has been talking about the Post-PC era since the introduction of the iPad. Now three years later I don’t feel we are any closer to it happening industry wide. Yes for a lot of people the iPad can seriously augment their PC use or even replace it. However when you talk about a Post-PC era it’s a very different thing. Well actually, it depends on the definition of Post-PC era doesn’t it? What is the Post-PC era?

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How RIM could make better Blackberrys with Blackberry 10

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I had a teacher in high school who always said. If we could write an essay using one word and that word could express all the points we were trying to prove. Then we would get the first 100% mark he would have ever given out. No one ever tried but if I were in his class I would now be getting a 100% mark. The question is, how RIM could make better Blackberrys? I can use one word to sum it up. Feedback! They need to take feedback on their upcoming Blackberry 10 OS, which is due out in January and the hardware it’s running on.

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The 3 Cast #85: Shush!

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AH RIM. We just keep bashing your dead body. Well, at least two of us do, Ricky is in unusual optimistic form, and gets argued down by both Vince and Matt. The argument is quite awesome, and could’ve lead to punches. We talked about RIM and why it is where it is and how to fix it, we talked about how Patents and the Patent system are stupid but aren’t killing innovation, and we talked about the reemergence of dedicated Brand brick and mortar stores. Download    mp3   |   AAC   |   Video Hosts: Matthew Weber, Vincent Hui, Ricky Williams Topics: RIM bashing, Patents (Apple v Samsung), Brick and Mortar stores resurgence, Picks and Question of the Week

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The 3 Cast #78: Techucation

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How should students be taught about education in grade school? Should they be taught? That’s this weeks topic that Matt and Ricky disagree on. We also talk about hopes and dreams for the next generation iPad, and we have an interesting discussion on Silicon Valley’s monopoly on the tech industry, during which Matt refrains from bashing Canadians. Too much. We promise that there will be an iTunes feed for the video version. Our current problem is hosting, it is very expensive to host big video files, and even if we compress the hour long podcast it is still almost a GB. While we are okay with hosting the video podcast on a service like AWS S3, it will get ver expensive very fast. We could host it here on our servers for T3KD, but we only have 100GB of storage and cannot upgrade to more. If we were to change to a dedicated or virtual server then we could get more storage, but again it is very expensive. We have looked into services like, but they have started to limit their shows to web series, which we are not.  Once we find a reasonably cost effective way of hosting we …

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T3kd Weekly 54: Who Watches Porn?

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As usual when you get Matt and Ricky in the same room, and then you add the dirtiness that is Corrina and Andy, you get something that is unlistenable by children younger than 17. We warn you if you are apprehensive about lude behavior and an incredible amount of swearing, you best not listen to this episode. If you don’t care, listen and you shall laugh all the way to end. We talk RIM and why its dead, we talk about the new Android phones and Ice Cream Sandwich. We also talk about how Apple is just killing the competition. Ricky and Matt get into an argument over who knows what. Check it out after the break with links for download and iTunes subscription.

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