Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 30th Jan 2013 23:06 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless And so, today, RIM announced its Hail Mary - a brand new mobile operating system (well, sort-of new), as well as two new devices. In addition, the Canadian company also officially changed its name from Research In Motion to Blackberry. The first few reviews of Blackberry 10 are already out, and it's not bad. The problem, however, is that in the case of Blackberry, 'not bad' could easily mean 'not good enough'.
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by ingraham on Thu 31st Jan 2013 01:03 UTC
ingraham
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2006-05-20

Hey, Thom, were you using Windows Mobile PocketPC Embedded 2003 Compact Standard SP2 Ultimate Special Edition Plus, or Windows Mobile PocketPC Embedded 2003 Compact Standard SP2 Ultimate Special Edition Plus Professional? :-)

I've also been annoyed by Microsoft's plethora of name changes, when PocketPC was a perfectly good, well-known name.

In all seriousness, I agree with your basic point that it's hard to imagine anything saving Blackberry at this point. I'm just hoping it doesn't take QNX down with it.

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RE: sigh
by rjamorim on Thu 31st Jan 2013 01:23 in reply to "sigh"
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2005-12-05

In all seriousness, I agree with your basic point that it's hard to imagine anything saving Blackberry at this point. I'm just hoping it doesn't take QNX down with it.


If Blackberry goes down some vulture would buy QNX and keep it alive. Lots of money to be made on licensing and support contracts.

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by moondevil on Thu 31st Jan 2013 07:48 in reply to "RE: sigh"
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2005-07-08

I hope so.

Together with Symbian, it is one of the few commercial micro-kernel operating systems.

Personally I think this is the only way to improve overall OS security, but we can only get there if mainstream OS adapt such architecture.

QNX has proven it is possible to have micro-kernel OS with enough performance.

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by cdude on Thu 31st Jan 2013 08:28 in reply to "RE: sigh"
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2008-09-21

RIM, err Blackberry, is already very much down. An advantage for that new devices since the expectations are not very high. They just need to sell better then the old Blackberry devices and stop the downfall. Since RIM, err Blackberry, is profitable that's all they need for now to stay alive and improve there offering to grow again significant. I see that a bit like Android 1.6 or the first iPhone. They have 1-2 iterations time left, 2 years I say, to improve the product and then its time to judge if Blackberry 10 can compete against Android and Apple.

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by pandronic on Thu 31st Jan 2013 09:46 in reply to "RE: sigh"
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2006-05-18

Maybe Google could buy QNX in that case and use it as Android's foundation?

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RE: sigh
by phoenix on Thu 31st Jan 2013 16:36 in reply to "sigh"
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2005-07-11

Hey, Thom, were you using Windows Mobile PocketPC Embedded 2003 Compact Standard SP2 Ultimate Special Edition Plus, or Windows Mobile PocketPC Embedded 2003 Compact Standard SP2 Ultimate Special Edition Plus Professional? :-)

I've also been annoyed by Microsoft's plethora of name changes, when PocketPC was a perfectly good, well-known name.


It also better reflects the capabilities of smartphones, pamltops, and other mobile devices. They really are "pocket-sized PCs".

Of course, that would fly in the face of the whole "post-PC" crapola, if we all carried "pocket PCs". ;)

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