- 12-31-12, 02:16 AM #52
Blackberries do have a nice design theory. It has been tarnished by some of the poorly made devices RIM pushed out, but on well built devices it looks really nice.
I direct your attention to this link. Many car companies have made ugly vehicles that follow the same design philosophy of their other vehicles. Do you mean that after doing so, they must throw away all similar designs, even for beautiful models that are considered classics?
- 12-31-12, 02:47 AM #53
Re: The new mid level QWERTY BB10 looks familiar
That's not what I'm saying. Smh... Like I've said before, the iPhone's success was a surprise. It's not for me to say whether or not its "base" design should be upgraded. Do I think it could stand some beautifying? Sure, why not? Then again, that's my opinion as an outsider. And I'm sure some in the Apple community would agree with that assessment at this point, only because of pressure being put on by Android's ever increasing screen sizes.
The real point here is, whether the iPhone gets upgraded or not from its "base" design, the OS WORKS, and is RELIABLE, so to the majority of Apple users that aren't being swayed by the Android pressure, as long as their device works, how it looks is of no consequence.
RIM, like I've said before, can't afford to have that luxury just yet, because at the point when the iPhone came out, BB was already established. Then, the iPhone became more and more popular, while BB became less and less relevant, especially now with the steady climb of Android. RIM is introducing a brand-spanking new OS, after already having premium quality devices run older OS's. You CAN'T, then, introduce that new OS on a device that has a "base" design, because that OS hasn't been PROVEN to be reliable yet. For that reason, you have to put out devices that first LOOK attractive to the eyes, so the brand new OS can be tested out. It's as simple as that. It's called smart marketing. Oh, and by the way? Obviously the pressure being put on Apple by Android caused Apple to deviate from its base design by increasing the screen's height. So yes, even they now understand that things have changed, whether it's fair or unfair. The whole point is, iOS is proven, and BB10 isn't.
- 01-02-13, 03:31 PM #58
That's exactly what I mean! What's the point of having a phone with a whole new and supposedly innovative OS, without having the phone be innovative in terms of its form factor or design? Oh, big deal, a solid black slab with straight black keys, a small screen AND no track pad? Big whoop!
- CrackBerry Abuser
01-02-13, 03:46 PM #59
- 127 Posts
Honestly I think these Die-Hard Qwerty fans are just gonna have to give up.
One, there's only so much innovation you can do with such a dated concept. RIM has been creating qwerty devices there entire career. I think they understand where the market is going and they realise that real qwerty user's aren't looking for fancy dancy innovated hardware. and just need a productive device with great software.
Two, let's face it, the qwerty is gonna die. Take that in for a second, take a deep breath, now relax. If RIM is smart they've started investing more money in R&D to create a product touch screen device so good, no one would bother with a qwerty device. and the L-series is the start of this.
Three, this is the future. Go look at any future concept video from any company. and all of them will have fancy-folding-slim-touch-screen devices that can transform into cats.
- CrackBerry Addict
01-02-13, 05:12 PM #62
- 608 Posts
Until any of us actually sees final product shots and/or specs this is all just speculation.
With that said, I'd be disappointed if RIM were to take the path of planned obsolescence for the QWERTY series. That would be all manner of unwise.
- CrackBerry Genius
01-04-13, 03:31 AM #64
- 1,615 Posts
- CHED NERVE
BB10 is optimized for one-handed use. That philosophy extends from the L series to the N.
I couldn't care less how my phone looks as long as it functions at peak capacity. Form follows function.
Too many people on here are ready to give up on the new keyboard without even trying it.
- 01-04-13, 06:20 AM #65
- 01-04-13, 08:11 AM #66
Re: The new mid level QWERTY BB10 looks familiar
I don't think the X10, or whatever it will be called, looks that bad, myself. Yes, it looks a bit "austere" compared to the 9900, but I can see the reason: to keep the same footprint (which people seem to like) and have the 720x720 screen. I think the ergonomics of the 9900 depend far more upon the typography of the keys than upon the Mona Lisa smile. If the X10 has good keys (and why wouldn't it?), it should be just fine.
The more I look at the X10, the more I like it. Of course that could just be a generalized BB10 jones that's coming on strong now.
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