CrackBerry Podcast 087: Lipstick on a Hot Chick!

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By Kevin Michaluk on 22 Jun 2012 04:43 pm EDT
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BlackBerry People get out of bed and do, so we fired things up this morning for CrackBerry Podcast episode 087. Good 'ole Craig Johnston joined us today, so we caught up with him on his thoughts from BlackBerry World especially focusing on Mobile Fusion and BlackBerry Balance. We talk lots on BlackBerry 10 of course, weighing in with our thoughts on all the demo videos and photos we have been seeing the last week coming out of BlackBerry 10 Jam events. And we cover a LOT more than that on this one. It was a fun, high energy show, so you'll want to listen. As for Lipstick on a Hot Chick... well... you'll just have to tune into the show to figure out how we came up with that as name for this episode.

Disclaimer: The podcasts gods hated the color of my hair today, so decided to punish us with a 20fps frame rate on the video playback. Not sure what's up with that, but try not to let it bug you too much. It's still an awesome show worth watching and we'll get things fixed up 100% for the next one. Enjoy it!

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CrackBerry Podcast 087: Lipstick on a Hot Chick!

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guys, do you realize that the audio on your video is in mono? Only right channel has sound...

I have not listened yet but the lipstick on a hot girl must be alluding to Sarah Palins infamous phrase.

I think that was actually Barack Obama talking about McCain/Palin putting "lipstick on a pig" when they were pitching the idea that they were the real agents of change, not Obama. Palin and the GOP tried to make this sound as if Obama was calling HER a pig.

s/pig/pit bull...
and good for you... at least you remembered something from the rim-ification of people who want to DO something...

I just have one question about the BB10 phones...will they get there own Facebook & Twitter apps? I am really hoping TAT is working on projects like this. Kevin, if you know something, spill your guts. If not, you got homework. : )

Fun podcast guys! I really hope you guys fix your audio/video issues... felt like I was streaming over dialup :p

when was Chris Umi at BB10Jam Toronto? I guess you were one of the two people at the front table of the keynote session snapping pics eh?

Not to get all Sheldon Cooper on everyone's butts, but Celsius is 9/5 (nine-fifths) plus 32 to get to Fahrenheit, and you do the reverse (Fahrenheit minus 32, times 5/9 (five-ninths)) to get back to Celsius. Fun fact: at -40 °C, it's also -40 °F! So, if someone says it's 40 below zero, you never have to ask if it's Celsius or Fahrenheit, because they're the same! xD

I love how he says "Everybodys emulating apple, from going from software to doing hardware aswell" whos doing that?

Google - Nexus Line (Phones and Tablets) granted, it was with Samsung for the past two iterations but Google could go all in with Motorola if they wanted to or to save face with other OEM's go entirely on their own and hit up Quanta or anyone else they deem worthy.
    Microsoft - Surface is MS built, thus pissing off several OEM's along the way.

    Aside from Apple, those are your key players and they've all leaned or are showing signs of leaning that way.

    All you guys are such losers laughing at MSFT (you are REALLY showing your age especially Craig, usch an apple fanboy LOL).

    With windows 8,bye bye iPad. I give Apple about 3 more years. I'll love to see you Apple lovers start crying, when the stumble comes the media will bludgen Apple to death. LOL, Gonna love it.

    Hey Craig who's the guy investing his $$ to deliver health care to the dweveloping world? Steve Jobs? NOT.

    Kiddo2050, there are a few things worth correcting in your comment.
    Windows 8 is just Windows 7 with the Metro runtime on top of it. Windows RT, which powers the thin Windows Surface tablet is a completely incompatible version of Windows that can only run Metro apps. Feel free to check out the Wiki ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_RT ). The thicker Windows Surface tablet runs full Windows 8 Pro, which as I said is just Windows 7 with a new UI, and Windows 7 was just Windows Vista with a new UI, which was just Windows XP with a new UI, etc.

    For Windows Surface to really succeed we should decide which one. The proper Windows 8 Pro Surface, or the completely incompatible Windows RT Surface that can only run Metro apps (which you see on Windows Phone 7 today)?

    I don't think that Android or Apple tablets have much competition here since both are proper mobile operating systems, as opposed to Windows 8 which is a desktop OS. Very different animal. Windows RT is supposedly a mobile OS since it only runs on ARM processors, however people haven't exactly been embracing Metro apps on Windows Phone 7 have they?

    Oh and by the way, your last sentence is quite sad and shows you are clueless. Bill Gates is the guy doing all the good work in the developing world, not Microsoft. Remember he doesn't work there anymore. Oh and Steve Jobs is dead so I'm wondering how his ghost can do all that helping out.

    I forget his name, but the guy whinging about Rim not having shown more of bb10 is an idiot, it isn't coming out for months so blowing all the interest so early would be stupid, they did it pretty well by giving out some hardware and showing some interesting new features.

    Another error, the biggest reason for people using a smaller phone alongside the 5820 is due to the first version not even having a phone app and even when it did have one, you had to use a headset.

    Skeevecr, that would be me. Don't worry I've been called worse.
    One thing I'd remind you of is that when a company is losing its subscriber base and hasn't innovated in 5 years, they absolutely DO need to show as many features as possible to get the excitement pent up. Lets take a look at Palm.

    Palm OS was sort of like current BB OS. It had been around for a looooong time and was showing its age. Palm needed to kick that out and create something new. A new OS and a new line of devices. They created webOS and the Palm Pre.

    Palm couldn't show off webOS enough when they first announced it. They created such a huge buzz around it because people loved what they saw, they could play with the device, and could see the potential.

    Now we can look back and say that the reason Palm failed is because the Palm Pre hardware was too underpowered. I don't think you'll find many who say that webOS sucked because it was exciting.

    If Palm had showed only three features when they announced webOS, I don't think people would have cared much. Fast forward to 2012 with the aging BB OS. RIM really needed to pull out all the stops and show as much of BB10 as they could.

    You bring up the alpha device. Its running the PlayBook OS, not even BB10, so even that isn't really showing us anything.