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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Not enough
by bolomkxxviii on Thu 31st Jan 2013 15:47 UTC
bolomkxxviii
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2006-05-19

Blackberry gave it their best try, but fell short. I really like the hardware and the OS, though the OS will need a few refinements over the next few months. The biggest problem is the same one dogging the Playbook...apps. The number they keep throwing around is 70,000 apps. The dirty secret is 40% of them are Android ports. While they work, they are not as smooth as native Blackberry apps and do not have the standard look and feel. Anyone can point their browser to Appworld and see what is there. Make a list of the apps you use on your current phone. Search for them in Appworld. How many did you find?

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RE: Not enough
by dsmogor on Thu 31st Jan 2013 20:35 in reply to "Not enough"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

Keep in mind that they are expected to improve their Android runtime as well, affecting all the apps.
BB10 UI paradigms are not any different from Android ones, and there's no consistency within Android world altogether.
I mean, how do you know that the any "sucky" app wouldn't suck on Android proper, and that any half assed (hard to expect anything else atm) port to QT wouldn't suck as much?

Edited 2013-01-31 20:36 UTC

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