Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Jan 2013 23:28 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The smartphone world is, at this point, a two-horse race. Android has the numbers, Apple's iOS has the figures. Everything else - Symbian, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, etc. - are also-rans. Irrelevant in the grand scheme of things. Even though, say, Windows Phone not making any serious headway into the market, despite boatloads of money poured into the platform, RIM still thinks it can do better with BB10. Austrian website Telekom-Presse has a pretty detailed video hands-on with a BB10 device - the Z10 - and it left me with one burning question: what is BB10's identity?
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RE[2]: Multitasking
by shmerl on Wed 16th Jan 2013 07:01 UTC in reply to "RE: Multitasking"
shmerl
Member since:
2010-06-08

Not a single consumer cares about real multitasking.

Just because Android, iOS and WP are bad at multitasking doesn't mean that users don't care about it. They just don't know any better (given what's most commonly available). Hopefully mobile Linux releases like Sailfish and Ubuntu Phone will break the trend. So BB10 while having decent multitasking since it's based on QNX won't be unique in this aspect to make it an identity.

Edited 2013-01-16 07:06 UTC

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RE[3]: Multitasking
by dsmogor on Wed 16th Jan 2013 13:07 in reply to "RE[2]: Multitasking"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

QNX being a true RT os could make a difference wrt multitasking, eating the cake (100% 60 fps gui no matter what's in the background), and having the cake (true background apps).
Of course that's only possible if the design of the whole stack is right.

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RE[4]: Multitasking
by tylerdurden on Wed 16th Jan 2013 18:57 in reply to "RE[3]: Multitasking"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

"real time" is one of the most misunderstood names in computer science, it does not mean what most people think it does.

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