Discussion Alternates to Android, iOS and Windows?

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  1. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Are there any? Blackberry 10?

    If all someone wants to do is browse the net, whatsapp, skype, chat, FB, email, Tapatalk? Navigation would be a plus.

    Kinda fed up with Android's feel. It's an OS, but it's not a smooth one. Any options out there?

    Anyone tried Ubuntu Phone? or the FireFox OS? @initpidzero any info?
     
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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    I use my sister's BB Bold last week and found it pretty quick and responsive and tiny (in this day & age)

    There was both touch + qwerty + trackpad .. which felt pretty comfortable to use. I am assuming the battery life would have been excellent as well..

    Basic net, whatsapp, FB , twitter stuff can be sufficiently well,

    There was also a Wifi Tethering feature as well which was a surprise welcome, If I had to get a backup phone BB would certainly top that list :)

    Camera etc sucks & featureless .. which I don't need anyway.


    Android is iOS level smooth now, try out any Nexus device. The multitasking of Android is still superior ..
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    I like the BB 10 OS. Especially on the Z10. It gives the full screen experience of any Android device, and the smooth UI does make for a decent experience.

    Looking at the way prices are crashing for BB devices, I might consider a Z10 in the near future.

    Question? Does a regular data plan work with BB now? Or does one still have to take a BB enterprise plan or something?
     
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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    Not sure, I think you need those BB plans for BB mail n BBM

    Regular data plans should work for internet use..

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    I guess there would be ubuntu OS soon.
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Looking forward to it. I update the software on my HTC One Mini and now I can't find the Alphanumeric keyboard anywhere. I send a email to HTC support asking if there is a way to get it back. Sadly nope.

    When will someone understand that Alphanumeric is still the best way to input with one hand!!!
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    Flash it with CM.
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    That's the next step :D
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    I think I would root my phone soon. This is first step to world domination.
     
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    Rockfella Nordic Staff Member

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    What's that? I want total domination. Help me out..
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    It is battle of wits and honour my friend.
     

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