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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RE: Multitasking
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 16th Jan 2013 00:22 UTC in reply to "Multitasking"
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I can understand that you let your dislike of certain aesthetics ruin any joy you might get out of such a purely functional approach to a mobile OS. But no need to ruin it for the rest of us.

This article is about identity. Something to make it stand out. Not a single consumer cares about real multitasking. 'Social integration' isn't working for Windows Phone and webOS either - people prefer applications. Notification center - uh, Android?

So far, there's nothing that makes it stand out from what's already available. If there's anything that BeOS has taught me, it's that you need a large enough userbase to survive. I've see nothing so far that will pry said users away from iOS or Android.

You may think the visual stuff doesn't matter - but out there, in the real world of sales and consumers? It does.

Edited 2013-01-16 00:23 UTC

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