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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RE: Comment by Radio
by Nelson on Thu 31st Jan 2013 13:34 UTC in reply to "Comment by Radio"
Nelson
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2005-11-29

Surprise, battery life is a precious resource in mobile environments, just like CPU usage and GPU horsepower is.

Letting every app have free reign over the system is a recipe for disaster and leads to increased costs. Notice BB10 devices ship with 2GB of RAM, necessitated by the fact that more apps are resident in memory at a time.

Multitasking on mobile has been a "solved thing" for a while now, I'm not sure why BlackBerry chose to allow unrestricted multitasking on their OS.

We've come to a point where this "freedom" is more of a handicap when end users start to see significant battery life issues because of it.

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