- 01-29-13, 05:28 PM #27
So; what's the date tomorrow?
Frankly I'd be disappointed if they released BB10 for Playbook as a Beta. Enough already with the endless delays, they've had enough time to put together a gold-plated release. Smart bet would be to have a full version of BB10 available for immediate upgrade on PB - get the OS out into the world immediately to generate some buzz and drive handset sales.
- CrackBerry User
02-09-13, 07:25 AM #28
- 12 Posts
They will and should but then they should leave it on users weather to upgrade o not and they are not gonna force us to upgrade and it will be availabe at the end of march o april 2013 and the notification can be seen till we upgrade and its our wish, and its not the beta verzion its 10 beta can be released august or sept hats of RIM.
- 02-16-13, 10:03 PM #35
I've been rather more reliable on this so far than a few people above (since it's not out yet, and I said it wouldn't be out yet). ;-)
If I were you, I would not hold my breath on this. As we'd been told, and I've said repeatedly, they will need significant time even before a beta is available, and a release will be some time after that. Keep thinking months, not days or even weeks.
The focus must stay on the phones for the near future. To do otherwise would be a crippling strategic mistake, in spite of what many armchair CEOs have tried to tell you.
- 02-20-13, 07:03 PM #36
- 02-21-13, 04:20 PM #38
Very few people are going to look at a tablet with BB10 and go "Wow, that makes me want to buy a phone with BB10!!" The money spent developing BB10 for the Playbook could be used on any number of other things which would be more likely to increase RIM's chances of staying alive for another year.
Besides, the PB already has the taint of failure on it. If the board caught wind that the CEO was funneling money to finalize an OS for a failed device that would bring zero immediate revenue into the company, they'd block him instantly. Hoping that people would show their PBs to other people who know little about them and hoping that those people go out and buy BB10 phones is not a rational business decision when you're running a billion-dollar company.
- 02-21-13, 04:21 PM #39
If it were ready, well, that's a different story. Probably schedule release for about May in that case, after the dust has settled a bit from the Z10 and Q10 launches and there's enough positive vibe to counteract the negative vibe associated with the PlayBook. Or maybe good marketers would mix it all in together with the phone stuff that's going on.
But that's a non-discussion, because it's not ready.
- 02-21-13, 04:31 PM #40
And I also have to say.. (plug your ears BB fanboys)..
BB10 ain't all that great. It's good. It's solid. It's what RIM should have developed 12 months ago. It brings RIM phones about up to the level of Android and iOS. But it's not a leap ahead or even a step ahead.
At this point phone users are like members of political parties. You've pretty much made your choice whether you're a Democrat or Republican at this point. Unless something drastic changes your mind, you're locked in. Same with phones. Most people who have an iPhone are going to stick with it. Most people on Android are going to stick with it.
Both Microsoft and RIM are fighting for #3. All BB10 can hope to do is prevent more people from leaving RIM at this point, and start a base from which RIM can generate a mature OS like iOS and Android for the coming years. It comes too late for me, as I've just switched to Android and expect my phone to come via FedEx tomorrow.
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-21-13, 10:11 PM #41
- 106 Posts
- 02-21-13, 11:29 PM #42
- 02-22-13, 08:08 AM #43
Well it is not all about cashflows such an update. You can assume that playbook owners are loyal blackberry customers and they would appreciate the continued support for their tablet and that adds value to the brand. Just like blizzard (of starcraft and warcraft and so) keeps on updating old pc games. If the tablet is good then I want a bb10 phone because I trust the blackberry brand.
However I don't really like the PB without bb10, therefore I might buy a other brand tablet and then BB will eventual lose me and others as a customer.
Also it is just so weird to keep postponing the release of BB10 for PB, the userbase just keeps on getting smaller, and soon there is just no point in releasing BB10 for playbook at all. Since almost nobody has such a tablet anymore and has moved over to android and ios.
Its actually really hard for me to understand why BB10 is not yet on the PB. If it is hard/expensive to do it, then just don't do it, what is the point? If it is easy to do, then why isn't it here already?....
I'm losing faith though in what BB10 will bring to the PB.
- 02-22-13, 08:38 AM #44
Depending on your definition of "easy", it's either easy or not easy. As a developer, I'd say it's not easy... Easy would be if a team of three could whip it off in a couple of weeks. Not easy is if you need dozens of people, as in probably over a hundred, assigned to it for many months. Or hundreds of people for slightly less time... but still measured in months.
There's something else taking their attention right now, and that's called the smartphone. The tablet will certainly get more attention after the Q10 has launched, and after some of the initial more critical issues with BB10 on the phones is resolved. And... after the phones have been established as a solid success.
- CrackBerry Genius
02-22-13, 08:46 AM #45
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- 02-22-13, 04:14 PM #46
I would pay for an upgrade if it would give me the same speed, fluidity as my wife's Ipad. We were deleting emails side by side. She could get rid of the same amount of emails in about 1/2 the time. (Just saying)
I kept my screen hidden from her as I would not admit it was slower and take the teasing.
- 02-22-13, 04:42 PM #47
- 02-23-13, 12:00 AM #48
BB OS 7 is straight outta 2008, updated for 2010. My Android phone came by FedEx today and I am stunned, absolutely stunned at how much more advanced it is than anything RIM has to offer pre-BB10. It makes the Bold look like a dinosaur, and I'm a loyal BB user since 2009.
I am so glad I didn't spring for a Bold but at the last second changed my order to the Android phone (just a mid-level LG). You have no idea how glad.
I'm still happy to use my PB and will for awhile. At its price-point I think it's the best tablet on the market. But if you have a BB phone with anything less than BB10, you're living in the distant past.
- 02-24-13, 06:38 PM #50
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