Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st May 2013 22:40 UTC
General Development "BlackBerry 10 is completely different from previous BlackBerry operating systemsâ€"with good reason. Its core assets come from a company named QNX, which Research In Motion acquired in 2010. Blackberry 10 features include 'live tiles' that dynamically refresh with new information, as well as a revamped keyboard and security upgrades. But what really makes or breaks a phone is the quality (and quantity) of its third-party apps. So what we'll do here is look at the programming API. That will give us a good grip on what app developers can do with the platform."
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Meh
by WorknMan on Wed 1st May 2013 23:21 UTC
WorknMan
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2005-11-13

Whether they realize it or not, Blackberry is dead. Finished. Kaput. The fact that they still exist is pathetic, like a former movie star trying to make a comeback, when their 15 minutes of fame died a long time ago.

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RE: Meh
by Nelson on Wed 1st May 2013 23:28 in reply to "Meh"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

I'm not so pessimistic about BB. We've yet to see numbers from them, but if they have an acceptable start then I think they'll be able to avoid death, and maybe even carve themselves a niche.

BB seems to be ticking all the boxes and doing all the right things to kick start an ecosystem. I hope it works, they bring interesting ideas to the table.

I also wonder how BB will fare against Windows Phone and Nokia.

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RE: Meh
by eduSquirrel on Wed 1st May 2013 23:58 in reply to "Meh"
eduSquirrel Member since:
2011-06-06

You sound like you are upset that BB10 exists. Do it's existence offend you?

Comments like this belong on BGR. This article isn't discussing how cool you look when you bring the device out of your pocket, more about the merit's of it's API.

Edited 2013-05-02 00:10 UTC

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RE[2]: Meh
by WorknMan on Thu 2nd May 2013 00:09 in reply to "RE: Meh"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

You should like you are upset that they exist. Do their existence offend you?


Nah, I just think it's funny, really. Talking about Blackberry possibly making a comeback is like asking if the next Vanilla Ice album might make the top 10 ;) Sure, they might 'carve a niche' for themselves, which is basically the same thing as saying that they'll be an also-ran. They can fight it out with Windows Phone to see who will be a distant third.

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RE: Meh
by galvanash on Thu 2nd May 2013 01:54 in reply to "Meh"
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2006-01-25

Whether they realize it or not, Blackberry is dead. Finished. Kaput.


I don't give them much of a shot either, but it isn't because of lack of effort. BB10 is actually pretty damn nice (my co-worker bought a Z10 and it is pretty solid), I just don't know if they can make up so much lost ground...

If their marketshare starts to climb over the next year, even a little bit, I wouldn't completely count them out. Well see I guess.

The fact that they still exist is pathetic, like a former movie star trying to make a comeback, when their 15 minutes of fame died a long time ago.


That seems a bit over the top to me... 15 minutes of fame? They reigned over the smartphone market before it was even called that - have a little respect for your elders ;)

Anyway, Hollywood is riddled with aging movie stars that somehow made a comeback after all but disappearing. Its not like it never happens...

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RE[2]: Meh
by timalot on Thu 2nd May 2013 08:17 in reply to "RE: Meh"
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2006-07-17

Meh is right, the problem with RIM is their past. IE they were a business phone, no one wants that anymore apart from luddite IT managers. Now it's all about BYOT, ie bring your own tech, ie consumer devices in the workplace.

I used to have a blackberry pearl for a phone. The main thing it could do is hold 2000 text messages from a shitty IT system that would page me that some moron's code and fscked up again. They were phone built for IT policies and annoying the fuck out of you. Not for people.

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