Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Sep 2012 20:08 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "RIM has just unveiled the latest iteration of the BlackBerry 10 operating system, set to be released on new devices early next year. We have finally gotten a look at the UI RIM will be shipping, and it's an interesting mix of user interaction metaphors we've seen on multiple devices to this point and a strong progression from the version of the software we first saw back in May." It looks nice. I like it.
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Too handy
by MOS6510 on Thu 27th Sep 2012 04:55 UTC
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2011-05-12

It isn't very user friendly if you need 3 hands to operate it as clearly visible at 01:33 of the video.

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RE: Too handy
by Risthel on Thu 27th Sep 2012 12:14 UTC in reply to "Too handy"
Risthel Member since:
2010-12-22

Unleash the power of your thumbs and your nose using BlackBerry 10! 3 point multitouch

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RE: Too handy
by libray on Thu 27th Sep 2012 17:20 UTC in reply to "Too handy"
libray Member since:
2005-08-27

It is the first multiuser handset.

But seriously, the UI additions to the experience already had by WebOS and TabletOS users is good. Smartphones are communications devices, and having texts, emails and BBMs underneath all the time in an integrated apps is kinda cool. Calendar is also underneath everything and above the communications app.

The iPhone 4S and 5 lackluster releases shows a slowdown in revolutionary handsets and the BB10 models will have an opportunity to leapfrog the iPhone 5.

Edited 2012-09-27 17:25 UTC

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Don't be so lame
by JimBroad on Thu 27th Sep 2012 17:29 UTC in reply to "Too handy"
JimBroad Member since:
2006-06-29

Only required one finger, if you examine what was going on at that point...

Looks like while demonstrating the multitasking, the reviewer opened a not so pretty or useful screen test/demo(edit: looks like contacts app that wasnt functioning properly), that he was not expecting. He was about to stumble, guy in background realized this, and jumped in to help get it out of the way and closed it so it wouldn't happen again for the sake of the demo. At the same time reviewer moved to a new app.

If anything I'd say its a testament to how responsive device is. A lot of things happened in that brief moment and phone didn't stutter at all.

Edited 2012-09-27 17:34 UTC

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RE: Too handy
by Neolander on Fri 28th Sep 2012 06:59 UTC in reply to "Too handy"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

It isn't very user friendly if you need 3 hands to operate it as clearly visible at 01:33 of the video.

Well, the title can be read as a "3-hands on" of "Blackberry 10" after all ;)

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RE[2]: Too handy
by MOS6510 on Fri 28th Sep 2012 07:11 UTC in reply to "RE: Too handy"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I guess you can make all kinds of jokes, but as the extra hand is black you have to be careful not to upset the more political correct among us.

But I found it rather funny the extra hand showed up. It didn't really add anything and its sudden intervention was completely ignored. The voice didn't acknowledge it and the hands didn't seem to mind either. I would slap it.

I wonder why they just didn't reshoot it without the extra hand.

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RE[3]: Too handy
by libray on Fri 28th Sep 2012 13:38 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Too handy"
libray Member since:
2005-08-27

I guess you can make all kinds of jokes, but as the extra hand is black you have to be careful not to upset the more political correct among us.

But I found it rather funny the extra hand showed up. It didn't really add anything and its sudden intervention was completely ignored. The voice didn't acknowledge it and the hands didn't seem to mind either. I would slap it.

I wonder why they just didn't reshoot it without the extra hand.

The unpolitically correct are ironically the ones with the most problems with their position so they cry wolf /on behalf/ of minorities to "help" them out.... Or to desensitize others. Either way the strategy is actually pretty disgusting.
I note how race was not mentioned in this post until you came along, mentioned it and warned^H^H^H^H^H^H threatened everyone that the politically correct boogieman would be out to get them.

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RE[4]: Too handy
by MOS6510 on Fri 28th Sep 2012 13:41 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Too handy"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Oh, I don't care about people making those kind of jokes. My mother is white, my father was black. But I am aware some of the folks here can easily be upset.

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RE: Too handy
by kcorey on Fri 28th Sep 2012 12:20 UTC in reply to "Too handy"
kcorey Member since:
2007-11-06

Wait a minute...are you sure that was a /hand/?

Hey, RIM might just be about to reveal a bold new frontier...the "3rd leg interface".

Plus...guaranteed neither Apple nor Google has a patent on that.

-Ken

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I Hope They Succeed
by Pro-Competition on Fri 28th Sep 2012 18:59 UTC
Pro-Competition
Member since:
2007-08-20

While I prefer open platforms, and currently use Android, I really hope BB10 is successful in the marketplace.

Not only do I have a soft spot in my heart for QNX, but (as my username indicates) I firmly believe that customers are only treated fairly when there are several viable competitors.

The more, the better, in fact. My favorite time in PC history was the TRS-80 / Apple II / Atari 400/800 / Commodore VIC20 / C-64 / TI 99 / etc. era. Every platform tried something new. Some worked, some didn't, but all were interesting and creative.

At least in software terms, the current mobile OS wars feel a little bit like that. (Back then, the hardware was the star of the show.) Hopefully more competitors like BB10 and the HTML5 club (and Jolla, WebOS, etc.) will keep it interesting for a while.

Dominant standards make it easier for developers and businesses, but they inevitably cause stagnation and customer abuse.

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Comment by zima
by zima on Wed 3rd Oct 2012 23:59 UTC in reply to "I Hope They Succeed"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Take off the rose-coloured glasses when recalling distant past ...the times of 8-bit micros were almost abusive with what they offered for the price, slow hw barely able to do anything useful, and tremendous amounts of lock-in into particular systems back then.

It's ironic that you seem to blame the PC standard (PC being what killed off 8-bit micros) of abuses and stagnation - while in fact, the vast Wintel ecosystem brought us tremendous capabilities for great prices. It also brought powerful commodity hardware for inexpensive *nix workstations, and alternative operating systems in general...

Edited 2012-10-04 00:09 UTC

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