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[5]: My thoughts
by cdude on Thu 31st Jan 2013 18:18 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: My thoughts"
cdude
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And this is exactly the situation that BlackBerry should seek to avoid.


And yet you seem to like the WP7 Silverlight alien (and EOLed stack) in WP8 app market idea since by far most of the Windows Phone app market apps are WP7 apps.

A situation that's being actively remedied with Windows 8/Windows RT.


Its actually even more worse in Win8 where you have all that old stuff and the metro stuff.

Win8 has TWO desktops, not one. The classic one and Metro. Both not connect, from the ground up different, in look, feel, handling, concepts, design and any aspect you can think of.

If there is a name for inconsistency and failed user experience its Windows 8.


Jetpack Joyride is on Windows 8


And crashes for half its users on startup :-)

http://win8review.com/apps/reviews/Jetpack-Joyride-Halfbrick-Studio...

Do I need to add that I am not aware of such problems with the Android version running on Blackberry?

Looks as your stable argument works against you in this case.

About 5% of Windows Store apps are actually HTML5 based, another 5% C++, and 80% C#.


Yes, a typical Ballmer. Whenever he pushes something, like HTML5 in WP7 http://forwardthinking.pcmag.com/microsoft/282461-ballmer-pushes-ht... - it fails :-)


Time is something BlackBerry has precious little of


They make profit ever since unlike Nokia, the last remaining WP reseller. If they are gone Microsoft is on its own and it doesn't look as they are going to make it (see Surface RT failure and the now halfed Surface Pro production).

Everybody touching Microsoft products, from Phone to Tablet to Desktop, is in problems currently. Compare that to Android, Apple and now Chromebook.

Edited 2013-01-31 18:25 UTC

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