Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 4th Aug 2012 00:24 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless RIM CEO Thorsten Heins: "We took the conscious decision not to go Android. If you look at other suppliers' ability to differentiate, there's very little wiggle room. We looked at it seriously - but if you understand what the promise of BlackBerry is to its user base it's all about getting stuff done. Games, media, we have to be good at it but we have to support those guys who are ahead of the game. Very little time to consume and enjoy content - if you stay true to that purpose you have to build on that basis. And if we want to serve that segment we can't do it on a me-too approach." As a geek, I applaud the decision not to go with Android, since it's already way too dominant as it is. If I were to have a specific interest in RIM's survival, though, I'm not sure I would be applauding.
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RE: Comment by ThomasFuhringer
by anda_skoa on Sun 5th Aug 2012 13:01 UTC in reply to "Comment by ThomasFuhringer"
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Not sure if they live to see it succeed but BBOS 10 is to me the technologically most promising project in the mobile arena. They use Qt but code in C++ and not QML which should give them a performance edge.


Actually, BB10's main UI framework, Cascades, has both a C++ and a QML API.

Also, since any UI described by QML is tranformed into C++ objects on load time, there will be no runtime difference depending on which API has been used to create the scene.

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