Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st May 2012 15:12 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It's about time. RIM is in deep trouble, and is seeing its smartphone market share being eaten left and right by Android and iOS. After being more or less the equivalent of a deer caught in the headlights, the company has now finally unveiled its answer to the original iPhone - 5 years too late.
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RE: Crackberry
by Sparrowhawk on Tue 1st May 2012 16:07 UTC in reply to "Crackberry"
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I tried to +1 your comment as insightful, but as I'd already posted it was not allowed (I still don't agree with this system, but hey). So have a virtual +1 instead ;)

I was reading reaction to the new OS on the various Blackberry sites/blogs and it does seem rather positive. One thing that is noticeable is that Blackberry fans are every bit as vociferous as their iOS/Android/MS/whatever equivalents. So I suspect that you might be right and many of those who left due to the slow pace of progress on the current-gen phones might be tempted back. How many is the biggy though, and how many like me are likely to move to Blackberry for the first time too.

Ultimately, I think it's how well RIM can grab back the corporate mindset that will decide this. If BB10 can deliver the rock solid corporate functionality coupled with the whizzbang features most people wants they could pull this one off and surprise a few people along the way.

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