Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 30th Nov 2012 11:42 UTC, submitted by martini
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Once you've got used to it, and that the Hub is the home screen, BB10 is by some distance the most brutally efficient multitouch interface I have used so far. It makes the others look like hard work. Yes, the odds are stacked against RIM - and when it comes to the as-yet unseen hardware, it needs to pull some crackers out of the barrel. But phones sell on the user interface, and this is very good indeed." Basically how I feel about Windows Phone. Much more pleasurable and fun to use than the childish and condescending iOS, and the at times confusing and messy Android (more Holo please, developers!), but sadly, the rest of the world doesn't really care.
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They really worked hard
by reduz on Fri 30th Nov 2012 18:28 UTC
reduz
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2006-02-25

As a developer, BlackBerry worked really hard to make the platform attractive to us. They gave up hundrends o thousands of devices for free to developers, and even paid considerable money for us to port apps to the marketplace, or hold events in several parts of the world to convince other developers to do so. The platform is also really simple and nice to program for, much more than iOS Android or Windows Phone (despite having to work around some strange stuff).

The updates for the platform were also pretty good and a lot of functionality was added with time and, all the love to developers ensures that these phone devices ship, at launch, they will have a reasonable software catalog (at least much better than WP8).

Blackberry worked really, really hard to bring their vision together and reinvent themselves so I hope this second chance works for them. However, at this point, people thinks blackberry devices are the past so they may not succeed anyway.

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