- 01-18-2013, 12:28 PM #2
Soo.. essentially, nothing new. lol
Well depending on how you look at it. I mean, we've heard nothing for quite some time officially that BB 10 was coming to the PlayBook. So, to me at least, this states that something is indeed coming to the PlayBook and reinforces that fact. It doesn't say anything else obviously. But reassurance is comforting in our wait.
- 01-18-2013, 12:48 PM #4
Agreed, any confirmation/reassurance is good news. We've all confidently assumed it was coming to the PB, but there was still the tiny sliver of doubt that it wouldn't or that it would take forever and a day (knowing RIM...). This helps cast that aside.
- 01-18-2013, 01:04 PM #6
An aside: I am glad I came over to the RIMPIRE and this is where I plan to stay for quite some time for I strongly admire the fact that RIM is not abandoning their PlayBook users like HP did with theirs. For them to support me encourages me to support them with my dollars.
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01-19-2013, 01:00 PM #9
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Its not like I don't already know this - talk about obvious. The thing is when HP announced Open webOS the vast majority of people (obviously not you with your incredible foresight and accuracy) thought that the HP Touchpad would get an OS update and no not the Community Edition either - but the real deal. HP strung along their users for an additional year and then got bored and pulled the plug on all existing hardware.
Anyhow do you have any BB10 news to add or share to this thread to enhance it? No, thought not.
- 01-19-2013, 11:31 PM #12
I'm expecting BB10 for the PlayBook to drop with the release of the phone. I don't think the current version on the PlayBook will Bridge with BB10. So everyone, except those few people with the LTE version, should see an immediate release. This is just my guess.BB10 Powered by QNX RTOS.
- 01-21-2013, 02:01 PM #16
I guess the takeaway form this is that at least RIM is still acknowledging there's the notion of BB10 for Playbook. lol.
Seriously though, I'm sure it will come in due time. In a sense PBOS was the test beds from which BB10 developed from. It's a nice giveback for PB users to get the fruits of their "testing" labour.
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01-22-2013, 04:12 AM #18
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01-23-2013, 04:03 AM #20
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If RIM were ever to stop updating the current PlayBook, I hope they'll unlock it for devs to port an open source OS onto it.
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01-23-2013, 11:00 AM #21"I need to do extensive reading on this complex subject before I give an educated opinion." -- Web comment that has never been made
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01-23-2013, 11:47 AM #22
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I'd say BB10 for the Playbook will likely drop when the 'Blackforest 128' 10" tablet is ready to launch. I'm expecting a teaser of this on launch day.
A lot of the gestures that the 10" will use will likely be the same adopted by the 7" form factor, so they'll like have a BB10 developer beta for the Playbook's first that they'll use to test out the app environment and the ergonomics of the new gestures before making it a public release.
That being said, I'd also expect an update for the Playbook that brings in the native BB10 bridging functionality on or near the launch date. It's timed right for the update cycle and the last build was really just an incredibly minor update. Almost a vanity update, one might say, just so they could say they legitimately stuck to their ~45 day update cycle without really investing much time in updating the build.
I'm excited to see how they cross sell the BB10 phones with the tablets due to new functionalities that will come from having a native wifi bridge between the two devices. It's a feature we really haven't seen anything about yet, but it's definitely going to be there.
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