I think BBX is RIM's last chance...
I think the new BBX phones will probably be the last chance for RIM to get even with the competition. I personally love blackberry phones, but it seems that with all the problems RIM has been having with quality controll, delay of updates, and bad marketing RIM could actually become like Nokia.This is the WORST time for RIM to be slacking in these catagories because Apple, and Android phones are growing rapidly. If RIM doesnt succeed with BBX, im thinking it could be the end for RIM....
BUT THESE ARE JUST MY OPINIONS..... DONT TAKE THEM TOO SERIOUS.
- 11-10-2011, 12:55 AM #3
I think the majority of BB Fanboys will agree with this. It's a sad thought. I can't imagine thinking of using anything other than BB. I think I just wont have a mobile if i cant be supplied with a BB
- 11-10-2011, 01:46 AM #6
BBX is the future OS for phones and tablets. If it doesn't work out, RIM will no longer have any time left to go back to the drawing board to start over (again). Do or die with BBX.Retired: 8703, 8130, 8330, 9630, 9800, 9900, PlayBook
Current: Z10, Nexus 5, iPhone 5s, iPad mini retina
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11-10-2011, 02:25 AM #7
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Nothing wrong with BBOS, don't forget ALL 70 millions current active users are on BBOS right now. For me to like it, BBX will have to mimic BBOS in a full qwerty form factor.
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- 11-10-2011, 03:29 AM #8
- 11-10-2011, 08:13 PM #9
i totally agree and i am preparing for the what if bbx fails. i do believe if rim pulls off BBX right(which i have serious doubt) they can take the lead in the smartphone race again. truth is so much damage has been done to rim's brand. i only know two people(my brother and I) in my circle of about 50 people that own a blackberry. they are gonna have to market the **** out of these phones. to prepare im going to buy two blackberry 9930's. i believe they are the best phone for COMMUNICATION on the market right now. so if i have to i will use the first one until it dies then the next one. should be covered for a minimum of 8 years. drastic..... i know dont judge.
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11-10-2011, 08:20 PM #10
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You folks all do realize that BBX is just a brand name right? BBX *is* the current PlayBook OS with a name that makes sense for multiple devices (like when Apple went from calling their OS "iPhone OS" to "iOS"). BBX will be nothing different from what you have already seen.
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11-10-2011, 08:35 PM #12
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Also, for the record, I think RIM is out of chances, which is why their share price is where it is. Honestly, when has RIM *ever* demonstrated it has the ability to create software that is competitive. This is fundamentally a company that does not understand software and they are competing with some of the best software companies in the world (Apple, Google, etc.).
RIM will likely survive in some niche areas where competitors won't bother going (devices with physical keyboards, cheap texting devices for poorer countries, heavily locked down corporate email devices, etc.) but I don't see them ever playing a role in the wider mobile consumer computing market anymore. The opportunity has come and gone.
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- 11-10-2011, 08:38 PM #13
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11-14-2011, 05:00 AM #16
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It will be enough to save but RIM have to go all out and full force not to mention the momentum of the speed of its delivery.
Without all of these criteria its going to be a down hill jump.
- 11-14-2011, 09:22 PM #18
Does anyone else find this outrageously similar to Palm? Palm switches to WebOS because they're old OS was getting rusty and then it fails after a little while in the same way that RIM is now starting fresh with a new OS since the old one is getting rusty. QNX even looks as if it is based off of some aspects of WebOS.
- 11-15-2011, 02:14 AM #19
Isn't the latest rumour going around that the next BBX phone is supposed to some out Q3 of next year?
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- 11-15-2011, 05:00 AM #21
- 11-15-2011, 05:19 AM #22
They just announced one day that all those who were using PowerPC's are up the proverbial creek without the paddle.
And people who had just bought their PowerPcs threw them in the trash in an ecstatic frenzy.
The problem for MS and RIM changing their OS is legacy support. They cannot tell their customers to go jump in the lake.Through the Years :2001 Ericsson T29s> Sony Z5> Sony Z7> SE Z600>Moto A760> RAZR V3>Razr V3i>BB 8800>BB 9500 >BB 9800>Bold 9900..RIM Returns with a bang
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- 11-15-2011, 11:15 AM #24
Im still not sure what BBX will be like. Have a feeling it will be an amazing OS. However Im just not sure if there will be any support from 3rd party devs. And thats key. Without apps it will fail. And going by the Playbook, it doesnt look great.