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[3]: My thoughts
by cdude on Thu 31st Jan 2013 14:30 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: My thoughts"
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What the hell kind of experience is it to have an app store filled with a bunch of foreign feeling apps

You never used Windows or? :-)

Serious, from WinAmp over Java Swing to iTunes. From classic Win95, over Ribbon to Metro. Its all there.

Games are a small exception, but again, if performance isn't up to snuff, its a moot point. There is no advantage at this point in time.

What I hear is that for example playing Jetpack Joyride is fine. A game in the appWorld using the Android runtime. That game is btw still missing in the WP market place despite multiple past announcements and years passed.

I'm still waiting for someone to point me to one good HTML5 app

HTML5 is rather new. Chromebook, FirefoxOS, Tizen, WebOS and now Blackberry 10 joins that. Where is the problem?

This Android compatibility everywhere needs to die. This is such a terrible idea from a UX POV

Give it some time to improve future. Meanwhile its already useful enough. SailfishOS and Ubuntu Phone plan something similar as far as I remember.

Wouldn't wonder if Microsoft does that too. There Phone app story certainly failed and they really need to do something to address the shortcomings. Compatibility would be a good starter.

I'm worried about how BlackBerry World will look a year from now. Potentially a bigger wasteland than the Android app store.

Yeah, we known by now you think only WP has the real alive app store. *roll eyes*

Edited 2013-01-31 14:35 UTC

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