Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Jolla vs BB10 video camera test

I did a small camera test the other day, Jolla vs Z10, filming a Full HD video with the same content. I did two tests, outside conditions and inside conditions.

Both these devices have about the same specs on the camera, 8 megabit Auto-Focus and none of the are marketed as any kind of super-über-DSLR-camera-phones so they should be on the same line in that sense.

Anyway, video below:

I must say, I'm a bit disappointed with the Jolla camera quality, hopefully it can be fixed with software updates. Jolla compresses also a bit more than the Z10.

Thursday, December 05, 2013

BlackBerry BBM on Jolla device

BlackBerry BBM runs almost perfectly on the Jolla!

Use your favourite method to download the com.bbm.apk file from Google Play and transfer it over to your device, for example trough the browser or e-mail it to yourself. It should install and run just as you would expect on any android device.

I've just done some quick testing, but a couple of minor issues came up:
  1. Needs to be running, background service does not seem to work. I don't know if this is a limit of the runtime on the Jolla or something else.
  2. Reading of shared QRCode PINs using camera fails.

Need more proof ? Checkout this short video demonstraing chatting with a Jolla and a BlackBerry Z10.