Weekend Contest: A Bug’s Life

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It’s always a bad day when a new toy doesn’t work the way it should – like the time Tickle Me Elmo attacked all of those pre-schoolers. ANYWAY, the Pearl was was hyped up more than any device RIM had ever released, thanks in part to one Boy Genius. Well, lately our pals over at BBHub have been keeping really solid tabs on the bug’s that are popping up on OS 4.2, and Boy Genius has since revoked his hyping and has lambasted the new OS, calling it the most unstable operating system RIM has ever released.

Remember the Motorola Q? After it’s release, it took 6 months for a patch to surface repairing it’s glitches. Do you think the OS 4.2 and the release of the Pearl was rushed by RIM? And as an aside, how do you feel about the fluctuating opinions of reviewers such as Boy Genius who were quick to hype and quicker to dismiss the new BlackBerry? This week’s best answer will receive a free copy of Tetris from Handmark.

Last week we asked you what streaming content you wanted to see on the QuickPlayer. Melissa said that she wanted to see Sesame Street. We’re definitely taking that out of context, but it makes the win that much more memorable. Melissa’ll be getting some rad games for Magmic for her answer. Enjoy.

  • Lungboy

    Given the new feature set of the pearl, expecting it to be bug free is completely unrealistic. While the OS version is 4.2, think of code to handles the trackball, media player, expansion card support and other new features as the first release. I have yet to see a perfect 1.0 release of anything.

    Had there been a ton of issues with features that had been present in previous releases then I’d concede that it had been hasty. A consumer naturally expects everything to be perfect and given how radically different this device is from it’s predecessors I’m perfectlly willing to allow a bit of extra room as people really start to use this new functionality for the first time.

    Now how quickly they respond to these issues as they arise will be the true test in my opinion.

    As a side note, I think this answers once and for all if Boy Genius works for RIM or not. Had he been an employee, would he not have known all the issues with the device prior to launch and been able to include that in his reviews?

  • Lungboy

    Given the new feature set of the pearl, expecting it to be bug free is completely unrealistic. While the OS version is 4.2, think of code to handles the trackball, media player, expansion card support and other new features as the first release. I have yet to see a perfect 1.0 release of anything.

    Had there been a ton of issues with features that had been present in previous releases then I’d concede that it had been hasty. A consumer naturally expects everything to be perfect and given how radically different this device is from it’s predecessors I’m perfectlly willing to allow a bit of extra room as people really start to use this new functionality for the first time.

    Now how quickly they respond to these issues as they arise will be the true test in my opinion.

    As a side note, I think this answers once and for all if Boy Genius works for RIM or not. Had he been an employee, would he not have known all the issues with the device prior to launch and been able to include that in his reviews?

  • Lungboy

    Given the new feature set of the pearl, expecting it to be bug free is completely unrealistic. While the OS version is 4.2, think of code to handles the trackball, media player, expansion card support and other new features as the first release. I have yet to see a perfect 1.0 release of anything.

    Had there been a ton of issues with features that had been present in previous releases then I’d concede that it had been hasty. A consumer naturally expects everything to be perfect and given how radically different this device is from it’s predecessors I’m perfectlly willing to allow a bit of extra room as people really start to use this new functionality for the first time.

    Now how quickly they respond to these issues as they arise will be the true test in my opinion.

    As a side note, I think this answers once and for all if Boy Genius works for RIM or not. Had he been an employee, would he not have known all the issues with the device prior to launch and been able to include that in his reviews?