View Poll Results: Will BlackBerry 10 be your next upgrade?
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- CrackBerry Abuser
05-09-2012, 07:03 AM #26
- 378 Posts
this time RIM MUST deliver
This time RIM must deliver
The BB10 stuff from Orlando looked fantastic, yet the share price is still dropping like a stone
Unfortunately for RIM, they have lost the goodwill of the markets - after previous marketing hype having set wonderful expectations (think pre-launch of PlayBook) which were not followed by quality delivery
Hopefully this time, the expectations will be exceeded, instead of under-delivered
I have my fingers crossed.....BigAl_BB9900
BB9900 (Orange UK) - 7.1.0 Bundle 2061 (v184.108.40.2064, Platform 220.127.116.112)
PlayBook 64Gb - 18.104.22.1684 (and another spare PB 64Gb)
and a Doro345gsmPAYG for everytime the new BB9900/Orange3G knacks up.... (btw Doro make great simple big-button handsets for seniors and for those of us with reduced feeling in our fingertips.....)
- 05-09-2012, 07:19 AM #27
After using a Blackberry for many many years I tried an iPhone for two weeks at work, tried a Samsung Galaxy Captivate and recently got a Bold 9900.
My Gawd why did I bother with the other phones? The real keyboard and integrated Inbox are essential for me.
On the Android phone I kept clicking on the Mail, Gmail, Contacts, Messaging, Facebook, Twitter and eBay icons constantly whereas the Bold I go to the Inbox and everything is there. Not to mention the Activesync barely synced while BES is darn near bulletproof. I had more missed emails and texts on the iPhone than I did during the " Great Blackberry Outage".
So I have concerns about the BB10 examples without real keyboards and the Playbook's reliance on Activesync. Give me a Bold 9900-ish device with speed and power to run BB10 (and a better camera) and I am in. Leave me with a mini Playbook and I won't be interested.7100t -> 7230 -> 7290 -> 8700r -> 8310 -> 8900 -> 8520 -> 9800 -> 9810 -> 9900 -> Z10 & Playbook (64gb)
- CrackBerry Genius
05-09-2012, 07:31 AM #28
- 3,213 Posts
Has a point; I really miss that keyboard, and do hope BBX comes with one.If You Can Read This, Thank a Teacher...if it's in English, Thank a Soldier
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05-09-2012, 08:16 AM #30
- 303 Posts
i cant vote on that because bb10 isnt finished and remember all the great stuff that they showed on the playbook before it came out ? well we still havent got them so ill wait until its out to pass judgment.
i want Blackberry to blow me away as Android phones (ICS) and Iphone on OS5 just arent cutting it anymore.
OS4 and Gingerbread were lighter and more user friendly, ICS and OS5 are both too clunky and are full of bloatware.
- 05-09-2012, 08:16 AM #31
YES, I am "convinced", although I think it will be a couple of months after release that the BB10 devices will have most of the bugs out, but in the end I think it's going to be a very NICE device. I love my BlackBerry keypad and since there is no definite release date for BB10 with or without a keypad I decided to buy a Sprint Bold 9930 from BestBuy for $ 99, I figured I couldn't go wrong with that price . When/if the BB10 device with a keypad is released I will get a little more excited until then I'm going to enjoy my 9930/PlayBook combo
- CrackBerry Addict
05-09-2012, 08:23 AM #32Ain't no rocket scientists in the fire hall
- 673 Posts
9500 > 9550 > 9800 > 9810 > 9900
32g Playbook + 16g Playbook + 64g Playbook
- 05-09-2012, 09:10 AM #35
I am committed to moving to the BB10 when it comes out. I just sold a Bold 9000 and a Curve 8520 to get a used Bold 9780 until the BB10 arrives. I am leaving my "upgrade" opportunity open until that day. I don't particularly "live" on my smartphone all day like most of the population. I turn it off at night and during social events, and don't feel the anxiety of not being connected. BUT, I rely on my phone to be a phone first, canlendar and contact manager that will sync with my other devices to keep my schedule in order, and also to play nice with my playbook. all the rest is gravy. So, unless I win a 9900 from the Bold a Day contest, the 9780 and I wait to meet the BB10.
- CrackBerry Master
05-10-2012, 02:20 AM #40
- 1,118 Posts
Though we only saw a few features of BB10, I am 100% convinced that BB10 is the next big thing. It looks absolutely NOTHING like OS7. While this is scary for someone like me, who has been using pretty much every BlackBerry since the Pearl, for the first time, I WANTED a touchscreen phone.
Sure, there is the Torch 9860. It looks like a great phone, but I don't get the feeling that by NOT having it, I'd be missing out on stuff that my 9810 or 9900 can't do. I was NEVER excited about the iPhone. Not even tempted. To me, iOS isn't "powerful." It is extremely basic. QNX is the exact opposite. I won't list all the industries it is in, as it's been talked about before. Not that the fact that QNX in Las Vegas fountain shows has ANYTHING to do with BlackBerry10, but the fact that QNX is capable of doing such an array of things, has me excited for the future of BlackBerry.
I can count two times that an event or unveiling by RIM has made me smile that ear-to-ear, geeked out smile. The first time was in September 2010 when they announced the PlayBook. I was ecstatic, smiling into my Mac Book screen, watching the unveiling over and over, checking here and BGR.com for ANY details of its release. The second time was the unveiling of the Bold 9900, and each leaked picture and commercial, months prior to it being official. I just had to have it, it was my dream Berry. Well... the third time RIM genuinely got a smile out of me and just a.. sick sense of happiness, was Thorsten's keynote video. Seeing the camera features, the keyboard, the transitions on the screen, with the email thing where you swipe from the side.
It looks like RIM finally took all the little companies they bought, and created quite the weapon to take it to Apple and Android. And I'm excited about it. Excited enough to make the first BB10 phone my very first full touchscreen phone.Sean
- CrackBerry Master
05-10-2012, 03:35 AM #42
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- 05-10-2012, 09:15 AM #43
After watching the keynote at BlackBerry World and some of the video from the Jam sessions, I'm convinced that BB10 will be a wonderful OS with lots of awesome features.
As Thorsten Heins said in his keynote address 'That's only the beginning. There's more to come'...and I truly believe that.....There are no such things as problems...only challenges and opportunities--E.B.
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05-10-2012, 09:42 AM #44
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- Hey, what did you expect ?
05-10-2012, 10:00 AM #45
- 79 Posts
It will be big... for BB supporters. The best case scenario is for RIM to take 3rd place over Microsoft, but behind Apple and Android. The smart phone and tablet revolution is done. Like all technology, once discovered, it can only be refined and enhanced. And with an enhanced BB10, do you think it will be enough to win over the Apple and Android hoards? With BB's reputation as a phone for older business people, I doubt it. Two things are needed in order for BB to regain the smart phone top spot. A miracle and a revolution. BB10 will be neither.
- 05-10-2012, 10:18 AM #46
The fact the first offering is going to be the "slab of glass" design as opposed to having a tactile keyboard as in the Bold 9900 is a substantial change and a concern for me. The market now wants on-screen keyboards so I understand why they are doing it, but not everyone wants an onscreen keyboard. Plus it sounds like anything with a tactile keyboard will be out much later (if at all). Would be nice if both were released at the same time. Having said that maybe I'd be able to adjust to it, but it's still an on-screen keyboard not a tactile one and with that it has to be considered alongside the competition as one of the main diferentiators is no longer.
I want a better app ecosystem (by which I mean as good as or better than the competition), I want to be able to cross-platform stuff with my friends on other platforms, I want not to spend ages rebooting my phone and I want the end of the spinning clock. I've read a lot of promises and hopes and speculation, they sound exciting but so far they are exactly that.
If the battery life is anything like the 9900 (nice phone, shame about the battery) then half the much-touted abilities of the new phone won't be usable anyway without the need for carrying around chargers/spare batteries.
RIM could lock in people to an upgrade to the new phones if it at least showed it was treating its existing customers a little better - offer a decent discount to upgrade from or trade in their soon to be obsolete OS7 phones. Every little helps.
Last edited by JiveGirl14; 05-10-2012 at 10:46 AM.
- 05-10-2012, 11:06 AM #47
yes RIM has let me down in SMALL doses. But the big picture is always a device that becomes a vital tool for me with features that I love and funtionality that I appreciate greatly. So.... BB10 is definitely my next move.I'm pretty sure Fonzie would use a BB
- CrackBerry Addict
05-10-2012, 07:59 PM #48
- 583 Posts
I'm convinced!! Was going to pick up a p9981, but the bb10 just looks/sounds too awesome to stick with my os7 platform ehBe Proud
BlackBerry by choice
- CrackBerry Genius
05-10-2012, 09:09 PM #49
- 2,138 Posts
I haven't seen anything convincing yet. All that has been shown is either not new (e.g. Scalado Rewind, the keyboard, etc.) or doesn't yet exist (from what I read, even the Alpha device doesn't have most of the new features). All we've seen are mockups that may or may not materialize.
Before I say I am convinced I want to see, among other things:
- The specs, notably the screen size/resolution/technology (I am pretty spoiled by hi-res, good quality displays on all of my devices) and the battery life of the actual BB10 phones, etc.
- The price.
- Whether RIM gets a multi-platform communication solution (e.g. Skype). Now, my Android phone is filling that gap that the Playbook has.
- Whether there are GPS apps available by then.
- Whether they finally enable background services (I have to always be online for my messaging/Skyping needs).
So, for now, I'll abstain from voting as there is no option "I don't know yet" or "Too early to say".
Last edited by kennyliu; 05-10-2012 at 09:16 PM.