BlackBerry 10 taken for 10-minute early ride, is it a threat to Android?
11-22-12 03:52 AM
- Surprisingly positive article from an Android fan page. Even most of the comments are positive. People are starting to recognize the power of BB10. The video itself is old news but wanted to share. You would never see anything posted like this in iBRG
http://www.androidauthority.com/blac...inutes-132495/Despite what everyone thought and what some hoped, Research in Motion (RIM) is not yet ready to abandon the smartphone game that brought the company so many reasons of joy in the (not so distant) past.
Furthermore, RIM is ready to go all in with a new mobile OS, BlackBerry 10, and two handhelds, which will get a gala presentation on January 30, 2013. Theres still a long way to go until we can know for sure if BB can get back on top, but for now well enjoy the hints we can gather from sources.
The latest such source is about as official as it gets RIMs Regional Senior Product Manager Claudio Roselli. The official has been so kind as to show off many of the features of the BlackBerry 10 OS on camera, for the lucky guys over at Muy Computer.
The result is a pretty enjoyable 10-minute video clip that got pulled off soon after its uploading. Oops, it seems that seor Roselli wasnt exactly allowed to perform the demonstration. Fortunately, the video got reposted and, for the time being at least, its again available in all its splendor.
Among the most interesting features demoed in the clip, theres the predictive keyboard weve already heard so much about, but also an adaptive lockscreen, the BB Hub and a screen dedicated to efficient multitasking. Youll also get a tour of the BlackBerry App World, but unfortunately youll need to know a bit of Spanish to understand more than just what transpires directly via the images.
Though the demo is performed on a Dev Alpha B device with unfinished software, there arent many glitches and bugs and the OSs fluency is actually impressive. Im not going to spoil the pleasure of watching the video anymore, so check it out and then come back to us with the answer to the question of all questions is BB10 a threat to Android?11-19-12 08:39 AMLike 5
- 11-19-12 09:21 AM
- Tre LawrenceBetween RealitiesMost of what I have read is good, or at the least positively curious
The theory that the world all hates RIM is a myth. Sure, there are folks that consider the platform archaic, and other silly people post stuff to get a rise out of platform enthusiasts (and I cannot believe how easily people take the bait on some of those tech blogs). If it is a good product that does well in most of the things consumers want, it will do well. We need to stop giving BGR so much power LOL.
RIM messes up, they get tagged; when it drops a gem, they get good press. Bingo.11-19-12 09:49 AM
- BB10 will have its own place in the mobile landscape. I think it will put up some incredible numbers once it's released. Nothing is going to threaten Android or iOS but it will eat away at their piece of the pie. I hope WP8 gains more traction as well. It would be nice to see a more balanced mobile enviroment.11-19-12 10:20 AM
- 11-19-12 11:51 AM
- 11-19-12 11:59 AMLike 4
- indeed, apples brilliance was catering the the rest of the world, not just the tech savy. And unfortunately as a result, those consumers havent been exposed (in any great detail) to other platforms (since the rest came after apple anyways). That's more of a comment on other manufacturers though, not apple.
Something to note though, customer satisfaction doesn't necessarily mean 'not boring'. For some its getting old, for others it's still a good design, but regardless of how they feel about the freshness of the UI, they are by and large satisfied with the device.11-19-12 04:55 PM
- Not for market share FOR NOW.But on a technical front and UI interraction level YES all cyborg fans know this.
Qnx ability is top notch on the technical front and UI interaction RIM is solid its a big threat EVERYONE knows it.
Last edited by RECOOL; 11-20-12 at 09:03 AM.11-19-12 09:43 PM
- Well, this is interesting to be discussed. I have a samsung galaxy nexus, and I already installed the latest O.S, Jelly Bean. BB10 and Jelly Bean have many similarities, such as flow and peek (looks like a peek that Blackberry 10 has). Remember, similar means look like the same, but not the same. I also frequently borrow my friend's BB10AD (Rev A). So, I know the taste of Blackberry 10 is.
IN MY OPINION, The flow and peek that I found in Jelly Bean installed at my Galaxy Nexus is more fragile than what I met on BB10AD (Rev A). I don't know, maybe it because my Galaxy Nexus spec is not as high as Nexus 4. But, actually, BB10AD (Rev A) spec, I think is similar to Galaxy Nexus. The peek and flow at BB10AD (Rev A) is more vivid, more liquid, and more live than what I found on my Galaxy Nexus. If I may use the word "far", that will be more suitable for the differences.
The way we use BB10 compares with Android is far more simple and easy. Sometimes, I stuck on back menu when my galaxy nexus runs out of memory. In BB10, you just need to swipe in vertical direction from below bazel to getting out from the application. If the application runs in android player, you just need to swipe in slanting direction to go back from the page or current display to previous one.
The battery life. This one of the big matters for both my Galaxy Nexus and BB10AD (Rev A) that I borrowed. Those are out of battery almost in the same time (around 8 hours with abuse workload such as play HD games, sending+receiving emails (my email traffic is almost 100/5 minutes), social media always on, video streaming, mp3 turns on, surfing websites. take pictures, video record, making documents, read e-book, chat by messenger: BBM for BB10AD (Rev A) and Line or Whatsapp for Galaxy Nexus). But with larger screen, I think Galaxy Nexus will win if it uses the same size screen as BB10AD has.
Feel to use. Truly, I love to use my Galaxy Nexus for playing games, I can't say the reason, but it's nicer than BB10AD. Maybe it's just my own feeling. But for watching HD Movie, I prefer to use BB10AD. More vivid in color. Same as when I took pictures, I love to use BB10AD.
Conclusion: It depends on each person though for myself, I still choose BB10AD as my first smartphone and galaxy nexus as the backup and for gaming time What about you?11-20-12 10:45 AM
Speaking as someone who is into mobile technology, I find iOS to be stale. My opinion doesn't affect what mainstream consumers think or want.11-20-12 08:23 PM
Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk11-20-12 09:11 PM
- Absolutely not, it tells me that the vast majority of consumers are not techno files, that Apple has succeeded in branding themselves, and that those consumers will naturally flock to a brand that is popular in the mainstream media as well as relatively problem free.
Speaking as someone who is into mobile technology, I find iOS to be stale. My opinion doesn't affect what mainstream consumers think or want.
This is the funny part I don't get from people like you who make this statement. It's a ludicrous as a linux user since 1999 calling Windows UI 'stale'.
Secondly, many iPhone users are technophiles too...Apple frequently is on the leading edge of tech specs afterall. Plus many people just want something that works well without any hassles.11-21-12 12:19 AM
- This is the funny part I don't get from people like you who make this statement. It's a ludicrous as a linux user since 1999 calling Windows UI 'stale'.Secondly, many iPhone users are technophiles too...Apple frequently is on the leading edge of tech specs afterall. Plus many people just want something that works well without any hassles
You're pretty wound up tex, grab a pint or two and then we'll chat.11-21-12 08:16 AM
- 11-21-12 11:06 AM
- Apple never was and never will be "on the leading edge of tech specs afterall", they are always 2 at best 1 year behind the technological curve. It's desktop software (iTunes) is a mess on windows, and that is where the majority of users are. Email is rubbish, Phone capability is rubbish, Facebook and Google integration non existent. I have to agree that the learning curve is easier, but you know why? Because not much is happening in iOS. It's like saying: a sword is way better than Kalashnikov, because sword never jams and is easier to use. There is one thing going for iPhone- Apples great and mighty marketing machine, that and a shiny case. Otherwise it's a gimmick, sad you don't see it.
Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk11-21-12 11:55 AM
- his comparison is the only thing that's wrong with his statement.
its should be a sword is better than a light saber as there is no chance of it not working or running out of light...........
beyond that the apple marketing machine has done a better job then any other in selling their products as the best on the market. even if it comes out with issues people still buy because they feel they need it11-21-12 12:12 PM
- I don't see how historical information is relevant to what he said. People buy iPhones because they are great devices point blank. Sales data and consumer satisfaction tends to speak volume you know. Who cares who invented the smartphone or who will be the top dog in the future. People buy what works for them right now, and right now Apple is a great consumer/business device.
Implying that people buy devices because they are the best, is well, funny. I think that is probably the least of all reasons people buy things, but that's just my opinion.11-21-12 12:13 PM
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