If anything, i would assume the opposite. That when these conditions are met:
Originally Posted by olga421
- BBOS devices are no longer relavant years down the road (minimal amount of users remaining on BIS service)
- its no longer financially sustainable to keep BIS going (not enough service revenue to keep the servers running without making huge loss)
- when BB10 has a broad portfolio of both high end and entry level devices (to satisfy all levels of needs)
- The technology BIS provides are no longer relavant (faster cellular data speeds, or basically new technology)
We will see BIS go the way of the Dinosaurs.
My post above:
One of the touted features of BB10 is LTE/4G. In fact faster and faster speeds will be guaranteed in the future as new technology emerges. So to implement the BIS as we know, will be counter productive to that. Making data route through BB's servers again. Data compression isn't exactly brilliant these days as most data are already in compressed formats anyway, such as jpg, mpg, mp3, etc. Most of the compression are probably just servers requesting lower image/video quality, or simply just text, emails, etc, IF available from the content provider. I expect to see more contents being optimised for mobile as it plays an increasingly important role in the modern world, sending you images that are just right for your device screen resolution, nothing more, nothing less (unless requested, similar to the idea of request HQ images from BBM). Imagine if you have a 640 X 480 display, but they send you a photo with resolution of 2560 X 1920, the extra data transfer is pretty wasteful if you just want to take a quick glance at it. And, If you have a device with a high pixel density such as the Z10, you would want a decent image quality when browsing photos online right? There's no way they can compress files such as photos and video without losing quality.
Question: What benefits do I stand to gain?
Answer: Well, this can be rather technical. Your data now do not need to travel long distances as opposed to the standard BIS previously. With less travel distances, both you and your recipient can expect to receive messages or data faster. All of it, the ping, latency and stability should now improve, and will be hence, entirely dependent on your telco. One less party in the transmission path, one less factor that will cause network disruptions (if any) in the future.
Furthermore, perhaps when 4G/LTE is more robust, carriers will start bundling more data for consumers. Then, WiFi availability are increasing as well. Next up, leading email providers such as Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, are also offering push email services, like IMAP, ActiveSync, etc. So push services are another thing out as well.
My point is, personally i don't see BIS making its way onto BB10, at least not the BIS that we know.