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[3]: Comment by matt4pack
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 16th Jan 2013 22:20 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by matt4pack"
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What is incoherent about it? Can you give some examples? I think the article is overly coherent, as I specifically focussed on just one flaw (no identity) and then proceeded to give several reasons as to why I believe it to be so. There's nothing incoherent about it - as evidenced by the fact that people seem to understand the article just fine.

Now, you may *disagree* with the points I made - that's fine, that's why we have comments. Several readers have already posted excellent comments with different perspectives, and I've learned a great deal already. I disagree with said commenters that the features they name are defining/will save the platform, but that's a different matter altogether. I respect them, and they me, because we are having an open discussion for all to see.

However, throwing personal insults around is not going to get you any goodwill, and it certainly won't give anybody here any new insights. I suggest you either try to contribute in a meaningful way, or not at all.

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RE[4]: Comment by matt4pack
by matt4pack on Wed 16th Jan 2013 22:39 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by matt4pack"
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The whole searching for an identity part. That's just a phrase you made up in your head. But if you want to go with that then it's identity is the hub. No bouncing in and out of apps or back to the home screen as in the current OS's and no a notification center does not compare.

You said it's chaotic with panes appearing to the left and right from gestures but they also have icons at the bottom of apps that bring them up just as well. The only real gesture that needs to be learned is the swipe up to minimize which a 5 year old is capable of.

Also how is the Windows Phone user-interface far superior? It's just shortcuts to apps with live info. BB10 has active frames which is the same concept. Instead they are minimized apps with live info but you say Windows Phone is far superior. That makes no sense at all.

Edited 2013-01-16 22:48 UTC

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