- CrackBerry Abuser
01-31-13, 04:49 AM #4
- 308 Posts
It's true for me. What's the point of developing for a platform that will vanish in a few months? Focus on BB10.
Well, that's not true. I ran in to a wall with their crumby simulator in November and have done nothing on any RIM platform since. I can't buy dev hardware and trying to get one at an event is too big a gamble for a small-time developer. Without actual hardware or a simulator that actually works I had no choice. That they completely ignored me and other users with the same question about the simulator just ticked me off. Thanks for screwing the little-guy RIM! If Android development wasn't a total nightmare, and the phones so unappealing, I'd have moved on.
- CrackBerry User
01-31-13, 04:55 AM #5
- 80 Posts
I think BlackBerry must bring his new OS BB10 to playbook, there is a lot of Playbook users and it's the only Tablets for her, if the hardware can run this OS so why dont update it ?
Blackberry will not lose her Playbook users, she must stay focusin on tablets, and dont forget that Playbook is a business device too.
- CrackBerry Newbie
01-31-13, 06:03 AM #7
- 5 Posts
Here in the UK the playbook out sold the ipad during the Christmas period, this was probably down to the pricing structure, a lot of those sales are probably to none blackberry phone users (I'm one of them) that hotspot connect their PB, now that BB10 has been launched I would have thought Blackberry would make it a priority to get the OS on as many devices as they can and the PB is a perfect contender to do that without taking anything away from the phone launch's.
Hardwear is at the end of the day bits of metal/ silicon/ plastic the heart of any device is the software and what a user can do with it, I have always purchased my phones on what it can do for me rather than what it looks like, the quicker blackberry can get BB10 in the publics eye and talked about the more chance they have at selling new phones that operate on BB10, those PB users without Blackberry phones will be looking to upgrade their phones so pull your finger out BB and get the OS in everyones face and give those users a reason to buy into BB10.
- CrackBerry Newbie
01-31-13, 08:20 AM #8
- 1 Posts
PB BB10 "a couple of months"
Was with a senior RIM, er BlackBerry person yesterday who told me that BB10 update for PB will be in a "couple of months."
Will get the new contextual typing on the Z10 and Skype as well.
Also said they are working on Netflix.
- 01-31-13, 08:39 AM #11
I like the current OS and feel no urgency for an upgrade, but if BB10 means we get better support from app developers, I'm for it. I was pleased to read that Skype is one of the new apps being made available on BB10. I just hope BB10 is not too-little-too-late to bring Blackberry back to the forefront along with other big players.
- 01-31-13, 08:47 AM #12
Of course dates can slip - but you build that into your release schedule.
I think not making BB10 available for the PB now is a huge missed marketing opportunity for BB, after all US users can't get a phone until march but they could have got used to the BB10 experience on their playbooks ( and showed it off to their friends / enemys ).
I hate to say it, but I think a lot of good will would have been lost yesterday.
- 01-31-13, 11:22 AM #14
Surprising everyone by saying that BB10 was going to be dropped to the Playbook today would have gone a long way in rebuilding the support that has been lost on account of the Playbook. It would have rejuvenated the Playbook community and would have also allowed for more word-of-mouth marketing by Playbook users showing off BB10 to others. If it wasn't ready to be launched today - which is obvious - then the next been thing would have been to actually give us a release date as to when it would be made available. Instead of saying, it's coming soon - a phrase that makes me cringe when Blackberry says that - tell us the exact date and then stick to it.
Prove to us that Blackberry is different than RIM.
I hope Blackberry gets the whole circle of life thing in the ecosystem
BB10 OS Product ---> 2-3 Milliion users =====>>>>( Increase App developers -----> Increase apps ------> Increase users)
BB10 OS Product ---> 0 user base =====>( low app developer base ---> low app deveopment ---> slow user base growth)
- CrackBerry Newbie
02-01-13, 07:23 AM #17
- 5 Posts
- 02-03-13, 10:17 PM #19
- 02-03-13, 11:45 PM #20
BB2.2 is the first try-out for the BB10
multiple apps open at the same time
to bottom, just swipe
it was suppose to bridge the time from the old BB 7.1 to a larger and touch screen experience, as the development of the real BB10 and Z & Q10 where so behind schedule
- 02-03-13, 11:52 PM #21
- CrackBerry Genius of Geniuses
02-08-13, 08:30 PM #23
- 9,403 Posts
- 02-08-13, 11:35 PM #24
It really does feel like RIM/BlackBerry don't care much about Playbook users, especially those who bought devices at full price soon after launch. The Playbook was a testing ground for QNX for both users and developers... PB users were guinea pigs who helped make BB10 and the Z10 a reality but it seems like BlackBerry doesn't want to acknowledge that.
They could have given a tentative release schedule for BB10 on the Playbook at the recent media events. They could have said thanks to all the PB users who stuck with them for over two years. As it is, the Q10 will be late, BB10 for PB looks like it'll be late too, so it's Blackberry business as usual
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