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[7]: My thoughts
by cdude on Fri 1st Feb 2013 13:09 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: My thoughts"
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The WP7 stack on WP8 is just the WP8 stack running in quirks mode.

WP7 is silverlight which is an incompatible subset of C# on Win8. Silverlight is dead now but got ported and integrated into WP8 to keep WP7 apps running.

It is a work in progress

Yes, rather visible.

The difference being that Microsoft doesn't actively facilitate the careless porting of an app runtime to Windows 8.

Win32 is still core of Win8 and going to stay beyond. The same cannot be sayed about Metro yet. WP7 Silverlight aborted and according to Microsoft Win9 Blue will be incompatible to Metro means not run Win8 apps.

It certainly does not crash for half of the users.

Then only 45%. Who cares? Look at the reviews its near every second review reporting the same crash on startup. Up to today. And we only looked at one app, at one of the most demanded games. This I name a bad user experience.

As a Windows Store dev I can tell you that a lot of crashes are erratic and have to do with faulty GPU or other hardware combinations.

Yeah, blame Nokia Lumia hardware. Whatever. Does it matter why it crashes? It crashes ON STARTUP already!

BB10 was literally announced yesterday man. There have not been an influx of users to be able to draw that conclusion. You're not making sense.

All dev alpha devices already got the BB10 update OTA and have access to the app world. In UK BB10 devices are already sold. No crash report so far.

Anyhow, its nit representative with one game only but its a nice example to punk your argument :-)

Nokia isn't the last remaining OEM.

HTC went all-in with Android doing WP on sideline as long as Microsoft pays them. Same for Samsung. How much WP did they sold? More then 100.000 both combined?

Surface is a device with limited

... customers, sells, demand, satisfaction. Lesser then 1 million sold disappointing even Microsofts own limited expectations by more then half.

Its a science project.

Or how Ballmer named it: The future (of Microsoft).

While I'd love to see more Surface investment, it is a balancing act with OEMs.

What OEM's? They all ditched RT and WP already. Granted except Nokia who plans to bring a RT tablet to market now where its clear RT failed. LOL, gotta love that Elop mate who jumps on every failed opportunity thrown at him.

Edited 2013-02-01 13:17 UTC

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