Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Jan 2013 23:28 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The smartphone world is, at this point, a two-horse race. Android has the numbers, Apple's iOS has the figures. Everything else - Symbian, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, etc. - are also-rans. Irrelevant in the grand scheme of things. Even though, say, Windows Phone not making any serious headway into the market, despite boatloads of money poured into the platform, RIM still thinks it can do better with BB10. Austrian website Telekom-Presse has a pretty detailed video hands-on with a BB10 device - the Z10 - and it left me with one burning question: what is BB10's identity?
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Will give me something to play with
by umccullough on Tue 15th Jan 2013 23:55 UTC
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A while back, I picked up a refurb Playbook to mess with - hoping eventually that someone would port Android to them.

Sadly, rooting it is a royal PITA given how they locked it down, and nobody seems to give a rat's ass about running Android on it. All the forums that revolve around this device (and other Blackberry devices) are rife with zealots who bash non-blackberry fans with a vengeance.

To this day, my Playbook sits here on the shelf collecting dust, until something more interesting comes along. The app store from RIM is pretty sorry - compared to my Touchpad running ICS (CM9), there's nothing of interest there for me.

The only thing I somewhat like about BB OS is that it takes some UI cues from WebOS - but even that was done in a much inferior way (I still love the WebOS card metaphor and their implementation of it).

At least it seems I'll be able to throw BB10 on the Playbook eventually - that will breathe new life into the device for a day or two ;)

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