An article in the Globe & Mail posits a way to “start fixing BlackBerry”. The problem? There wasn’t a truly useful or meaningful suggestion. Worse, the writer fails to challenge one of their sources on an inconsistency in the industry.
The new Playstation 4 from Sony is going on sale in the US tomorrow. There are plenty of reviews out for this amazing machine, but one common complaint is apparent: it is short on games. Could Sony have fixed this problem?
Apple’s announcement on Tuesday definitely had a lot to cover. They weren’t kidding on the invitation. Was it too much at once? You could argue that. Apple seems to try to keep these sorts of events to 90 minutes, and parts of it definitely felt rushed. Having lots of new toys is cool, though.
Okay, so I haven’t posted anything in a couple of weeks. This is about the time people start wondering where I’ve gone, or what I’m up to. My silence is a combination of factors conspiring against any sort of semi-thoughtful rant.
This has certainly been a tough couple of weeks for Blackberry. They reported rather dismal numbers for the last quarter, losing nearly $1 billion dollars. They are left scrambling after Garnter suggested that companies basically abandon the handset. One of their manufacturing partners is bowing out. T-Mobile won’t sell Blackberries in store, and will only sell them on-line. Now we find out that the plan to take them private may be on shaky ground. All this, coupled with the suggestion that Blackberry can retrench and survive in a niche doesn’t bode well for what was once a great Canadian brand. Seriously, can it get worse?
Part of the Apple announcement for the iPhone 5S was the move to a 64-bit processor. This isn’t entirely a surprise, and frankly, was inevitable. It was a question of who would do it first. But what does this mean for anyone building apps for iOS?
The new iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S have been unveiled. There were very few surprises with either model. We saw pretty much what was expected, although the new 64-bit processor seemed to surprise some. But are these new phones revolutionary or evolutionary? I’d say the former, and not the latter.