| | 01-30-2013, 09:53 PM Thread Author #1
Something is... missing...
I don't mean to be the rotten berry in the group but, was anyone else slightly dissapointed by the final visuals of the OS? Don't get me wrong, I think the core OS menu bars, actions bars (whatever you want to call it) are nice (not to mention the sexy hardware) but I honestly thought that when I saw the homescreen and active frames (for months now) I was looking at placeholder graphics for something yet to come...
While I understand that they needed to bring this phone to market (and boy am I gald they did), I was a little fizzled when I saw that same icon grid and active frame screen as we've seen in the leaks and on the alpha devices.
To be quite honest, maybe I put 2 things together that I shouldn't have associated; let me explain.
Remember this video :
It showed off the power of Cascades and Open GL on the PlayBook, I remember being blown away by the performace of real time 3D rendering and the ability to have video/pictures embeded/latched into/onto it. When I first saw the tile screen and icon grid (with the long rectangle icons) I thought secretly to myself : "Wouldn't it be awesome if this was just placeholder graphics and when BB10 came out we would see a super rich, sleek and fancy UI "à la" Cascades UI demo!" And this would lead to RIM (now BlackBerry) releasing different "themes" or "variants" of the UI... anyway off track now...
All this to say, the idea stayed so strong in my head that I almost began believing it. I guess this post is just a bad case of managing ones expectations.
(and yes I understand that fancy graphics on the homescreen = more strain on the battery...)
Than again, we always have BlackBerry 11 to look forward to
Also, full dissclosure, I liked what I saw today and pending trying the phone, it will probably be my next mobile device