Remember part one? We can only hope that Cingular’s learned from their mistakes and will have a more successful launch of the BlackBerry 8800 than they did with the Pearl. It can’t go any worse, can it? It’s with their track record in mind, though, that we ask you this week’s question: Will Cingular have a more successful roll-out with the 8800 than that of the Pearl?
They’re off to a good start already with official press releases already out and about, as well as a date firmly in place for February 21. So will the roll-out be smooth or bumpy? Best response this week will win the Proporta Gadget Bag that I sat down with yesterday.
Last week we asked you to create a patent that you’d like to see RIM file away. I was expecting boatloads of ridiculousness, but alas, you’re all pretty level-headed and tame and took the easy route. JP Diddle (probably his real name) is walking away with the prize of five titles from Magmic Games for his response:
Blackberry should try to develop a voice recognition software to be added to the device for security purposes. When locked the user would then have to not only enter a security code to get into their device but also say a specific â€œpassword phraseâ€ which is then analyzed by the voice software. Without the combination of both this number and phrase the phone would be locked and unusableâ€¦..obviously there would be some sort of RIM customer care that would need to be set up to allow for reset of Passwords if the customer forgot login info.
Also this software would have to be better than any of the voicedial software out there right now because I donâ€™t know about you but I hate calling wife by accident when Iâ€™m trying to call my bookie!
Congrats, Mr. Diddle. If any of you missed who won our GPS puck giveaway (there was more than one winner), check out our podcast from last week.