BlackBerry OS 10: Simplicity Recreated.

Pros: Love the swipe gesture BB Balance is ingenious. crazy about the Keyboard… its the smartest in the market. The Time-Warp feature on the camera is genius. Hub is a neat way to glance at your entire updates.

Cons: Maps feature is not so good, app store is weak, No ‘select all’ option.. Disappointing. 

Summary: : Refreshingly different than the iOS and the Android. Bored with all the phone OS feeling the same… I like the BB10 OS , very clever, I love the Keyboard the most, it learns dynamically the words you use the most and you are able to include them in a message by a mere swipe of your thumb… Very ingenious… The sneak peek gestures are smart as well, unlike the other OS around, this one is a true multi- Tasking OS. you can choose to play videos and audio in the background while you are reading an email or any thing else.  And i think BB Balance takes the cake , where it actually works as a dual profile on the same phone… with all different settings as you chose to have.
There are a few drawbacks as well. BlackBerry Maps doesn’t work well in india. Though we can expect an update that can solve this. BlackBerry World is poor in app selection. so many useful apps are missing. like i had download a third party wordpress client to write this thing. i was really happy to know that it can run android apps as well. but it turned out to be a colossal disappointment. android don’t don’t work well. they lagg every now and then. we hope that BlackBerry can fix this as they’ve partnered with amazon to bring more apps to this platform.
i am staying on BB10 for now. I think BlackBerry is heading in the correct direction … wont be too long before the catch up to the big names again.. Keep up the good work. 
  © manab

10 Incredible Facts About India’s Mars Mission That Will Make You Super Proud

Early in the morning, while most of us were
probably in our beds, history was created as
India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (M.O.M.)
successfully entered the orbit of the red planet.
The I.S.R.O. pulled off an incredible feat of frugal
engineering and helped us join an elite club of
space-faring nations to have accomplished this
stellar feat.
The internet has been abuzz and congratulations
have been pouring in. Here are a few facts about
the mission which every Indian would be proud
1. India is the first country in the world to have
succeeded in putting a probe into Mars’ orbit in
the very first attempt.

2. This is, hands down, the most cost effective
Mars Mission to have ever been undertaken.
The Mangalyaan Mission cost $ 74 million. The
recent Hollywood space adventure movie
“Gravity” cost about a $ 100 million to make.

3. On an average, every Indian has probably
contributed about Rs. 5 per person towards the
So pat yourselves on the back.

4. At Rs 450 Crore for 780 Million km, the
mission cost about Rs 5.77 per km. That is
cheaper than what many auto-rickshaws charge
in the country.

5. N.A.S.A. took 5 years to complete its “Maven”
Mars Orbiter. The I.S.R.O. took just 15 months to
complete Mangalyaan.

6. They even managed to make it weigh about
1,350 kilograms. That’s less than your average

7. The odds were stacked against us. Of the 51
Mars missions attempted across the world so far,
only 21 have succeeded. But we nailed it.

8. India will join the U.S, Europe and Russia in
an elite group of countries to have successfully
undertaken a mission to Mars.

9. The success of the mission will solidify India’s
reputation as a competent and low cost base for
sophisticated engineering.

10. And by the way, this happened.


© manab