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 fran on Thu 31st Jan 2013 23:30 UTC
fran
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2010-08-06

imo it will be almost impossible to really push out a revolutionary mobile interface.
Why? Because you can invent the wheel just so many times.
Does it have to be revolutionary? Does it have to be so much better then Android and iOS?
I think it just have to be on par or marginally better.
Maybe i am just daft but i cannot see how the latest iterations of Android and iOS can be left suddenly antiquated by a new mobile OS. Especially a version 1.

Think about it. You use you phone to dial, do messaging, launch apps, do photos and a few other things. How many variations to launch this tasks can we get? And how much will this new task methodology really improve on other modern phone OS's that the others feel well, antique?

IMO Blackberry did a good job.
They build it and now we hope the people and the app developers will come.

They have a good basis for the future and if this does not turn things around, rumor is Lenovo or others will take the torch and run with Blackberry.

Edited 2013-01-31 23:31 UTC

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