The Porsche Design BlackBerry 10

The Porsche Design BlackBerry 10
Posted: 09 Aug 2013 03:00 AM PDT
I’ve never been a BlackBerry fan, and although I considered giving my dad one briefly earlier this year, there just was not enough to convince me to go for the brand. Even Alicia Keys being appointed its Global Creative Director (whatever the heck that means in real life) didn’t make a difference. Oh, wait! It did. I am not a fan of hers either. Anyhow, it looks like the brand is really doing what it can to get more attention – and try to get people to choose it over competitors. The latest flagship phone, the Porsche Design BlackBerry 10 has been leaked, courtesy of Vietnamese site www.tinhte.vn.
The Porsche Design BlackBerry 10
Granted, it’s just a leak, but you know how these things go. Someone will always squeal.
This is not the first time BlackBerry has gone down this road. Last year, the phone manufacturer teamed up with Porsche Design to launch the Porsche Design P’9981. According to The Verge, that phone was abysmal. Not even the Porsche label was enough to give it a boost. I suppose the $2,000 price tag had something to do with it as well.
Porsche Design BlackBerry 10
That flop does not seem to have affected the collaborators, though, as they are giving it another go with the Porsche Design BlackBerry 10, which is rumored to be called BlackBerry P’9982. Makes sense doesn’t it? Here’s another view of the phone, this time from the back.
I have to be honest and say that the back looks interesting, but if the rumors are to be believed, it will cost more than $2,000. To that, I say, “Thanks, but no thanks.” Would you give up that much money for a BlackBerry? Porsche Design or not?
Porsche Design BlackBerry 10
But, just in case you have an inexplicable love for the brand, you will have to wait at least until the middle of next year, for that is when it is supposed to launch – at the earliest.
What do you think of this new BlackBerry phone?
IKEA to use Augmented Reality for Perfect Furniture Planning
Posted: 09 Aug 2013 02:00 AM PDT
Swedish home furnishing retailer, IKEA is in the process of planning an update for its iOS and Android app, that will allow customers to fit furniture in their home before ordering using augmented reality.
Customers can virtually place up to 90 different products in the room to see how size, shape, colour and positioning would affect their living space.  IKEA plans to launch their 2014 Catalogue app for both Android and iOS  platforms in a few weeks time, on 25 August.
IKEA AR
To allow the Augmented Reality part of the application to work, customers will need to put the physical IKEA catalogue into the space where they would like to test the product. Then the app will use the size of the catalogue against the size of the room and will then scale the products on to the handset. The 90 products which are available through the app catalogue include IKEA sofas, bookcases, chairs, desks, chests of drawers and beds.
Peter Wright, country marketing manager for IKEA UK & Ireland said, "Our customers want to be able to test out whether the products they've been inspired by in our catalogue will work in their own homes, particularly when it comes to larger pieces of furniture…Offering a way of using mobile technology to enable to test products means the technology has a practical purpose and really helps customers visualise the way their homes could look.”
According to the company’s research, “many customers suffer from ‘Square peg, round hole syndrome’ as 14 per cent say they've bought the wrong-sized furniture for their rooms and over 70 per cent say they don't really know how big their own homes are.”  IKEA says that the main goal of this app is to help its customers to avoid buying the wrong size of furniture.
The printed version of the IKEA Catalogue will contain 50 pages that can also be scanned with the mobile app to receive additional product information, alternative views of products and videos.
Thanks to this new app, the next time I visit the big blue monolith, I won’t buy the wrong size table.
The Porsche Design BlackBerry 10 The Porsche Design BlackBerry 10 Reviewed by Multi Level Marketing on 5:37 PM Rating: 5

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