Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 30th Jan 2013 23:06 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless And so, today, RIM announced its Hail Mary - a brand new mobile operating system (well, sort-of new), as well as two new devices. In addition, the Canadian company also officially changed its name from Research In Motion to Blackberry. The first few reviews of Blackberry 10 are already out, and it's not bad. The problem, however, is that in the case of Blackberry, 'not bad' could easily mean 'not good enough'.
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by Radio on Thu 31st Jan 2013 13:17 UTC
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"The first few reviews of Blackberry 10" are already saying that the "server-class operating systems shoved into a mobile device" is doing better than the embedded and focused QNX when it comes to battery life.

Of course, experiences with true multitasking on recent mobile operating systems is so-so due to battery life concerns mostly, but QNX' embedded nature ought to pose no problems here - unless Blackberry messed up everything above QNX.

Yeah, they messed up something above QNX - letting apps do what they want.

Because, you know, the real power usage happens in apps, not in the OS, and that is the very reason why all mobile OSes restrict or cull running apps. This is not dumbing down multitasking; why would Android's multitasking be not "real"?

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