Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st May 2012 15:12 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It's about time. RIM is in deep trouble, and is seeing its smartphone market share being eaten left and right by Android and iOS. After being more or less the equivalent of a deer caught in the headlights, the company has now finally unveiled its answer to the original iPhone - 5 years too late.
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Too late?
by Sparrowhawk on Tue 1st May 2012 15:49 UTC
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I'm not sure it is, truth be told. Let's wait and see. As far as I am concerned, I am now more likely to move to my first ever Blackberry phone than to continue with iOS. That's just me of course, and each to their own.

Interestingly, as a PlayBook owner (and iPad for anyone thinking there is undue bias!), the last few weeks have seen a lot of quality titles appearing, and many more have been announced in Orlando. It *seems* like major dev studios are taking notice of the platform, so that bodes well for the BB10 app catalogue at launch. It won't be anything like the iOS or Android app catalogues, but as long as there are enough quality apps, I really don't care about quantity.

That camera enhancement is brilliant incidentally, loved it. And for me, what the PlayBook OS has that I hope will carry over to the BB10 phones is fluidity when moving between apps, closing apps, etc. I love that.

As I said though, each to their own, but it's good to see that RIM and MS are having to work hard and come up with fresh products to keep the mobile race interesting.


Edit: fixed typo

Edited 2012-05-01 15:54 UTC

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