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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Comment by frood
by frood on Wed 16th Jan 2013 10:05 UTC
frood
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In all his most recent speeches Thorsten Heins has referred to "Blackberry People Do". The new OS is optimised for productivity over and above everything else.

The BlackBerry platform has always been about work. It may lack in media applications and games but the included applications along with the keyboard shortcuts that allow you to jump around from a[application to application quickly and with ease were always very efficient.

The OS is showing its age now and that's why it's being completely refreshed.

As far as BBM goes I think it's a hidden gem in their crown. It's hugely popular amongst the kids here in the UK but it;s also a powerful mobile project planning tool. You can create groups of contacts with a shared task list and shared calendar. Members can assign tasks to one another as well as the group chat ability that's popular.

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