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It's not anti-American. It's not a totally capitalist idea though.
Then ask Apple. If tens of millions want that, they may do if if they feel if would benefit them. But it does work with other Messaging systems, just not with all the features.
Generally, I'm all for interoperability. But a lot of those services that Chen is talking about are already interoperable. And the ones that aren't, can be worked around, to some extent.So iMessage works to communicate with any phones, just as every other messaging app does. Do you get all the services if you're not on an iPhone, iPad or Mac? No, of course not, that's the point. FaceTime? Well, Apple offered it as a standard, it's up to other companies to support that. If...
I don't really agree with that. Yes, it's true that vendors such as Google, and even Microsoft, that are totally, or mostly software houses, or service houses want to spread their services elsewhere. That's how they make money. But Apple is a hardware company. Its software and services are there for the purpose of selling that hardware. It would be nuts for them to give those services to every other platform. There are plenty of services, and software, that reside on...
We can all understand why he wants this. But even if these companies agreed to it, it would take time for it to happen. By then, Blackberry might be out of the phone business.He's been talking about monetizing BBM since he first got there. He's still talking about it. But he's been there for a while now, and it hasn't halpened yet. Despite all of his talk about it, possibly they've put feelers out to their commercial and government clients, and they've been negative. If...
Well, he was talking about major services, not every minor app. So GMail, iMessage, Android messaging, Netflix, and some other major services.
Seriously? You can't tell the difference? No one was demanding that Blackberry open up BBM. It was Blackberry that decided to do that. They did it because there aren't enough Blackberry users to support it, and they still think that they can monetize it with Ads, subscription fees, or both. That's nuts! But BBM's user base hasn't grown since the first quarter it came out. It's essencially, a failure. So now he's demanding that other companies be forced to support...
Very interesting. The only computer you mentioned that I haven't used, or even knew about was the Smoke Signal Broadcasting. I used to love the Northstar demos at the computer shows with the wireframe figures revolving about. My girlfriend at the time, since then, my wife, used to really like those.I think we've taken the standard UIs about as far as they can go. There are continued refinements, but they're all just that, refinements. To make the next leap, we've got to go...
I hardly see the point to it then. That's basically an iPad with keyboard.
Um, I'm missing something here, aren't I?
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