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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What's new on BB 10?
by tonny on Wed 2nd May 2012 10:44 UTC
tonny
Member since:
2011-12-22

All in all, while I'm all for a new platform - the more the merrier - I'm wondering what, exactly, BlackBerry 10 has to offer over the competition. iOS has the Apple factor, Android has the openness, freedom to tinker, and customisability, and Windows Phone 7.5 has the uniqueness and quirkiness of Metro. What does BB10 have?

Same old BBM?

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RE: What's new on BB 10?
by barcodex on Wed 2nd May 2012 13:20 in reply to "What's new on BB 10?"
barcodex Member since:
2010-06-28

Apple introduced iMessage to undermine BBM's inportance. But what's actually kicking RIM's ass regarding BBM is WhatsApp. This little thing is crossplatform, so teenagers just switch from they BlackBerries whenever they get enough money to buy a decent smartphone instead.

Sure, it depends on the country. But BBM even does not work in all of them. You might see a businessman with BlackBerry in US, but try to find one in Estonia, for example ;)

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RE[2]: What's new on BB 10?
by tonny on Wed 2nd May 2012 14:18 in reply to "RE: What's new on BB 10?"
tonny Member since:
2011-12-22

Well, at least it's their last forte. Many consider Blackberry just for their BBM.

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