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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matt4pack
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2013-01-16

A QNX based real-time OS based on gestures is pretty much the ultimate OS but it gets nothing but bashed on an OS website. Makes sense.

Edited 2013-01-16 18:32 UTC

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umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

A QNX based real-time OS based on gestures is pretty much the ultimate OS but it gets nothing but bashed on an OS website. Makes sense.


Yeah, except it's a closed system, which is a huge strike against it compared to Android (and hopefully WebOS).

I was even excited about the possibility of running android apps on my playbook (which I thought was a pretty awesome feature for RIM to include) - only to find they've really made it a PITA to do so now.

My opinion of BB OS is less about the technology, and more about the company that owns it - they're pretty pitiful these days.

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dagw Member since:
2005-07-06

A QNX based real-time OS based on gestures is pretty much the ultimate OS

On paper and in theory I agree with you. They have a very interesting technological core. A QNX core with a choice of Qt or HTML 5 app development and the possibility to easily port Android apps with the Android run time.

That being said I kind of have to agree with Thom, it doesn't matter how awesome your technology is if you use it build a mediocre product. There are many many ways they can screw it up, and based on what I've seen and read chances are they probably will.

That being said I again, I really hope I'm wrong and that it will be awesome, and if that's the case I'll happily leave Android behind and my next phone will quite possibly be running BB10.

Edited 2013-01-18 13:50 UTC

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