- 01-16-13, 09:02 PM #77
Can't wait to see this phone in the flesh. The first initial pics made the screen look small. Now these pics (especially the one on the left) make the screen look big. Gosh! My only gripe is the icons are too big for the size of the screen. Get rid of the words below the icons, make them a bit smaller and have 3 rows of icons.
- 01-17-13, 07:47 AM #81
- 01-17-13, 09:31 AM #83
The odds are that we won't see a slider before 2014 if you think about it, the market for physical qwerty devices is not increasing so Rim are unlikely to launch one anytime soon as it won't expand sales sufficiently and instead will mostly steal a few that would have gone for an n-series or all-touch anyway.
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01-17-13, 10:43 AM #84
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Im my opinion the slider wasnt given a fair chance as it was hogged by AT&T. I have it now for work but would have jumped all over it as I am on Sprint for my personal phone. It would have probably done much better if other carriers were able to get it also.
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01-17-13, 06:59 PM #87
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- 01-17-13, 07:25 PM #88
According to the Toronto Sun:
RIM is concentrating on smooth glass handsets that resemble Apple Inc.’s iPhone 5 or Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy S III, shifting away from the raised black keypads that inspired the BlackBerry name. While RIM will sell a BlackBerry 10 model with a physical keyboard to cater to e-mail traditionalists, Chief Executive Officer Thorsten Heins has said he expects the touch version to account for most orders.
So really I think what you see is what you get - A small screen device that just satisfies the Qwerty base. I think that the Qwerty device will be found to be underwhelming , hence the delay for the Dev C units. RIM does not want any negative press at the launch. The mistake that RIM has made was to stick with the BB9900 foot print. The X10 needed to be the same width as the Galaxy III ( 70 mm) to accommodate the largest screen possible in the square format. Basically a modified "TK justice " was the way to go. The X10 may be the best keyboard machine available but by "settling" they open up the possibility for a better Qwerty device from Samsung. Regardless, RIM traditionalists deserved better.
- 01-17-13, 09:25 PM #90
To be clear:
Only the first paragraph came from the Toronto Sun ... the next paragraph is just my opinion. To be fair, it is probable that RIM lacked the resources to put as much $$ into the X10 as the Z10. Indeed the Z10 is the priority at this time. I wonder if internal politics may have hampered the development of the X10. I am talking about "old school" RIM that probably thinks that the BB9900 is just fine. I guess we will see on Jan 30th but if the X10 has only a 3.1 inch screen then of course fewer people will buy it.
- 01-18-13, 12:01 AM #91
- 01-18-13, 03:44 AM #92
- 01-18-13, 12:30 PM #93
Sorry, I disagree. The target market wants a device with a keyboard and not a device with the same usable screen size as the Bold 9900. I own the 9900 and I find the screen just too small. The X10 would entice few current 9900 owners to switch and does nothing for the Torch owner. The square screen format presents a limitation so the overall size has to be increased. RIM would have been better off then to develop a slider as model #2. I suspect that rehashing the 9900 was the cheapest short term solution. At the very least RIM should start work on a bigger better X10 for release a year from now.
- 01-18-13, 03:48 PM #94
If you are advocating a slider and find the 9900's screen to be too small then realistically you are not the market they are catering to with this device and they have an l-series to sell you which offers a better typing experience than on a torch and a larger screen without the bulkiness of being a slider.
In time the qwerty bb10 market may expand widely enough to support a slider, but that is not the case in the short term where we will get a successor to the bold and the curve which were physical qwerty models that actually sold in much greater numbers than the sliders.
- 01-20-13, 08:37 AM #96
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