Any superphones in the works?
Is anyone aware if Blackberry is going to launch a phone in the near future that can at least compete with an Android device? What I mean be this is that RIM clearly went after the Iphone 5 which is no longer the standard of smartphones. I really want to give another platform a try, however, this Z10 is absolutely nothing compelling to make a switch. The OS looks GREAT, however, a 4 inch screen with an 8 megapixal camera just doesn't cut the musterd expecially when the new standards for this summer is at LEAST a 4.5 inch screen with at LEAST a 10 megapixal camera. Even Apple has found its playing catchup and is rumored to release a larger screened phone. For the life of me I just can't understand why Rim didn't go with a product that the market is clearly calling for and a product that at least offers some tanglible benefit to even mid level android devices. With that said is there a real competitor in the works?
- 02-04-13, 10:45 PM #3
if they did and anyone knew the info would probably be in here : http://forums.crackberry.com/rumored-devices-f150/
hard to see somtimes wayyyy after the 9*** and 8*** series forums
*IMHO* I think The CB team should move it to a subforum of General Blackberry or merge with News and Rumors.
- 02-04-13, 11:05 PM #5
Funny, I've spoken with a few Android users that are making the switch, so I guess they did make a phone that competes. They are, however, (all speculation at this point) coming out with a larger and more powerful phone so the spec junkies can get their fix.
- 02-04-13, 11:19 PM #8
Dude... seriously.... the Palm retort is just ridiculous, tired, and old. The two situations are worlds apart..... With that said, the 4.2 inch screen was designed with purpose. They were not just trying to be bigger than the iPhone. I've held it and it's a VERY comfortable fit in hand and is designed for one handed use, and the design worked for the purpose intended.
I'm glad you're willing to give it a try as the OS and UI is really quite interesting. There is still some work to be done on little bugs here and there but that's the norm for any 1.0 release. I do believe Android is still working out some bugs (sorry... just had to). Of course the app count isn't there yet, and will be a bit until it is but it's a strong start and more are coming all the time. With the interest shown in the UK and Canada so far, dev's are going to want to be a part of this.
Sorry if the opening line was a bit abrasive but I really hate that comparison because it's not valid.
- 02-04-13, 11:22 PM #9
- 02-05-13, 12:44 AM #11
the new standards for this summer is at LEAST a 4.5 inch screen
at LEAST a 10 megapixal camera
I really want to give another platform a try, however, this Z10 is absolutely nothing compelling to make a switchCarrier controlled updates is the worst smartphone spec of them all
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