- CrackBerry Abuser
02-13-13, 01:38 PM #4
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I don't think it is going to happen. Correct me if I am wrong, but the Torch keyboard is inferior to the keyboard that you would find on the Bold, and the virtual keyboard on the Z10 is so good that it probably would make it a better typing experience over the Torch. Factor also mechanical issues inherent in sliders, and the extra development costs and OS work, it is not appealing for BlackBerry to produce such a device.
- CrackBerry Genius
02-13-13, 06:25 PM #5
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Well, slide based device will probably just have the 1280x720 resolution of the full touch. Not sure if they'll need a dev alpha for that. Think the dev alpha program has run its course once Q10's also released.
- 02-17-13, 12:07 PM #6
Will there be a Dev Alpha D?
I think Blackberry or an OEM will just make a CASE mod that has a bluetooth keyboard/trackpad (similar to the Blackberry keyboard for Playbook) that straps on to a Z10 and "slides" or "flips" out.
No need for a dedicated device. That's how Blackberry wound up in the chaotic number of devices mess from before.
Keep it simple, crank out as many Z10 as possible and lower production costs due to volume, and let someone make a keyboard case for it, maybe with an extra battery for charging too.
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- 02-17-13, 12:18 PM #7
They could, possibly one with the standard touch resolution 1280 x 720, as the Dev alpha, Dev Alpha B, and the Z10 all have 1280 x 768 displays. So for developers to test there apps on the different screen resolution, they could do this. But that would be the only reason.
- 03-05-13, 08:27 PM #11
- 03-05-13, 08:37 PM #12
I'm a convert from a Torch to a z10. To me it was all out physical keyboard and bigger screen. For me the bigger screen won out with the z10 since the touchscreen keyboard is so much better than a regular touchscreen keyboard. And I think it'll be the same for the q10.. if a physical keyboard floats your boat then you'll gravitate towards the q10 (it also has a bigger screen than the regular Bold). I honestly don't believe a Torch type device is required. Also, if BB spreads itself out too thin then the potentional for quality and software bugs increases. I think BB is doing the right thing sticking to these 2 devices.
- 03-06-13, 04:12 PM #14
- 03-06-13, 04:21 PM #15
Only reason the made the Dev Alpha C was to get people to port their apps over with the new screen resolution.. they have no reason to have any more dev alphas in the future unless they change their screen resolution, which does not seem to be happening any time in the near future.. no reason to, this PPI is great, anything more is pretty much just overkill.. anyone who says they can notice between 768/720 to 1080 on this small of a screen is just lying.
If they do make a torch, they WILL make it 1280x768/1280x720/720x720 resolution.. getting apps to two/threw different resolutions is demanding enough. Any more than that, and BlackBerry would just be shooting themselves in the foot.. they can't afford any more fragmentation.
No more dev alphas, sorry man!
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