BB10 Specs not up to par?????
I Love the phone but the specs are average. I thought RIM told us months ago the main REASON for the delay of BB10 was a Special LTE chip that was not currently out in the market. RIM was waiting for this hardware to be released and thats why BB10 is delayed. The Mysterious LTE Chip RIM Is Betting Its Future On - Forbes Now Rim has said the delay is because they want to make it perfect. Which is it? because the specs in this phone seem outdated (From what I have been reading in the comments) I hope RIM really steps it up with BB10, I think the OS will be flawless (we have waited long enough)
- 12-23-12, 06:16 PM #3
Are you having a conversation with yourself? You have both stated the specs are average and then replied by asking why everyone is saying the specs are average.
- 12-23-12, 06:21 PM #4
The rumored BB10 Specs are decent, if not the best, in the market right now, and will remain the case at launch. The two youtube videos showing the Dev Alpha B vs iphone 5 / SGSIII are pretty evident.
What people concerned about is that they are afraid the unreleased BB10 will not be up to par against the unreleased flagship phones such as I6, SGSIV, Note III, Lumia 1020 (I am just making this up :P)
- 12-23-12, 06:21 PM #5
The specs are up to par for what it is designed to do, meaning it will run BB10 beautifully. It is not running Android so it doesn't need a quad core to run semi decently. Its like comparing apples to oranges. iPhone has worse specs than a lot of Androids but that makes no difference whatsoever.
- 12-23-12, 07:28 PM #8
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12-23-12, 08:32 PM #13
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Ummmm....OP,u realize the excuses that they were waiting for the LTE chip is from the beginning of the year right when Mike and Jim were still CEO's right? You're bringing up a very old issue aren't u?
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- 12-23-12, 09:04 PM #14
- 12-23-12, 09:32 PM #15
The iPhone 5 does not have the worst specs at all. I would argue that it is among the best:
Camera: better than everything except Lumia 920.
Storage: competitive with most Android offerings except for the ones with expandable storage like SIII.
Screen: Pixel density is near the top and screen quality in terms of colour reproduction etc. is top notch; better than SIII and I think as good as HTC One X.
Processor: people should keep in mind that a quad core does not mean faster than dual core. When architecture is newer/superior, less cores can easily outperform more cores. In this regard Apple's custom A6 is among the best on the market in both CPU and GPU terms and can beat the quad core Exynos 4XXX in SIII which is based on ARM older A9 architecture. I don't remember it's ranking vis-a-vis custom quad core Krait from Qualcomm though.
Battery: I will concede that iPhone battery is not very high capacity as top of the line Android
Judging by the videos of beta BB10 vs competition, I am heartened to see that it is competitive in real life performance which matters the most in the end of the day. I do say this in light of the revelation from BlackBerryScoop saying that most leaks are controlled so the videos may be rigged, hence the inconsistency in the websites tested. Still judging by my PlayBook with its "old" hardware and my gut feeling BB10 is gonna fly. I think my disppointment will only be that of a tech enthusiast not having the greatest specs if I get the London.
One thing that got me interested is that BlackBerry Scoops said that the leaked specs are not the final deal. Very curious.
Jan 30 can't come soon enough.
- 12-23-12, 09:35 PM #16
I do believe they were waiting for the chips. The s4 snap dragon that will be in these weren't out yet. Don't worry about the specs. BB will have the best battery life and will handle everything perfectly. I haven't seen a game run poorly on my playbook yet. And it's over 1.5 years old. We have nothing to worry about hardware wise.
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12-23-12, 10:40 PM #18
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I will take real world performance of any given OS as opposed to the "specs" of the hardware running it. Best example comes from the world of computers. When Microsoft release Vista OS was released a couple of years back.... it did not matter how "souped up" your system was spec wse... Vista ran like a slug..... Had a state of the art computer at the time... did not help matters. Where RIM has an advantage over the competition is that they are staring from a proven OS as its core and creating a new front end... if it performs as all indicators show... it should hum along. IOS is sort of stuck as with each itterition it still has to be capable of running on the first gen IPad and 2nd gen Ipod..... To do this they have sacrifice speed somewhere.... as for Android... there are so many versions out there it is hard to know if the company producing it takes time to optimize it of just does enough to get by.... after all time is money to them..... If BB10 is optimized to run on the current hardware as it is speced.... it should fly... for me that is all I care about... I no longer want to live on the "bleeding edge" of technology.... Found that dane frustrating and expensive.....
- 12-23-12, 11:02 PM #19
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- 12-24-12, 12:54 AM #24
my playbook is 2 years old and has the same specs as any new tablet has. regardless it is not about specs. if the os is capable and best running with a single or dual core processor then it would do nothing but kill the battery if they put more in. like the new windows phones. they said windows 7 only needed a single core so thats all they put in them.
all in all i trust the company making the product and the research and development teams working on it to make it top shelf quality. androids have quad core and the bugginess of the os still bogs down after 20 solid minutes of use. its all about the os.
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