Jan 30 expectations
Hi, so let's review BB launching events history.
Last time RIM launched a phone and actually made a launching event was back in August in 2010. For AT&T were Ralph De la Vega and Jim Baisille announced for the first time the Blackberry Torch.
It was a semi private event and practically no surprises were announced. Every detail up to the launch event was already leaked. This time and since september, leaks have been spoiling what we would think the entire set of possible surprises for next Jan 30th.
But, could RIM still give us amazing surprises? They've done it in the past. The first time I was totally amazed and almost crying, was on September the 30th 2010. The announcement of the Blackberry playbook. We heard that the so called Blackpad was about to be announced and many photoshopped images of an iPad with old BB 6.0 OS on it made me think that RIM shouldn't announce a tablet with smartphone OS. Then the playbook was announced and the specs, the OS and almost everything was a great surprise. No body expected, they suspected the announce and I bet that there were bloggers that went there just to mock on the Blackpad. There were NO images leaked previous to DEV CON and we had no idea of the OS itself.
There are two posibilities:
1. They show what we already know and the "surprises" are what we aren't supposed to know but now we know through all the leaks.
2. They show what we know, the leaks and "surprises".
What are your expectations?
Do you expect to be following the streamming and exclaim "wow" a few times? or do you think we already know everything? I personally remember following some blog streams for iPhone 5 lauching event. I lol'd a lot. When Tim Cook said something like: "Now we use the A6 chip", the blogger exclaimed "wow".. also when he mentioned that some apps will show up with black bars, they again "wowed" . Because those were iSurprises, the kind of surprise only a die hard fan of Apple would appreciate.
And I think I expect artists to show up, Thorstein will show up the devices and I really hope I get surprises beyond what the leaks have shown. There has to be surprises. They have to wow the world. They will spend 1 billion just for the launching date. In May and September after the demoed the BB10, Thorstein said that there were some surprises left for launching event.
I imagine Thorstein taking the stage, giving a review of Blackberry History, showing scenes of what made Blackberry a Blackberry and everything RIM did to be in the situation they are right now. Then Thorstein showing what is "next". Showing the Z10, the X10, and suddenly they show the Y10 the RSeries, the curve version for BB10, making it the most advanced low end device and cheap as current curves. putting some videos of new features. New surprises such as distance meter with Augmented Reality? I don't know I am just making this up. Perhaps car integration, that inmediatly it sends the information to your cellphone regarding everything, plate numbers, model, oil levels, all liquid levels, tires model, tires pressure, what type of oil you use. etc.
Impressive stuff done with BB10
The BB world store in general
Artists using BB, JK Rowling writing Harry Potter 9 with it. Lady Gaga using audio tuner. Fl Studio.
Barack Obama using BB10
The Foo Fighters saying they hated iPhone 5 and are considering BB10
Perhaps they mention all launching details
And then, just as the Marvel movies.... If you stay after the credits, they show a brief video teasing the mother ****er Aristo and what we can only guess is a Blackberry Slider (Milan). Perhaps is a video with Morgan Freeman and Sammuel Jackson.
In any case. It should be fantastic...
- 12-31-12, 06:50 PM #2
Everything leading up to Jan 30th has been plan to precision! They understood what they had and how much to leak, when to leak it a long time ago! they will have a show stopper on Jan 30 you can count on it!
- CrackBerry Addict
12-31-12, 11:30 PM #6
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even I already has experienced for Blackberry 10, London EU or Dev Alpha, but still I know that something is missing here. RIM keeps "the things" in secret. Only some of people that close to BOD and R n D of RIM knows what it is. And all of them keeps in silence. Though they gave some hints, but I still don't get full image of it. One of the hint like this "Video Chat for BB10 can be used through mobile network and wifi". What I have experience from BB10, yes BBM video can be run through wifi, but no for mobile network.
About skype integration or about skype itself, they're just smile when I ask for this. Strange isn't it.
- 01-01-13, 01:55 AM #7
So far, the guerrilla social media marketing has been first rate. I too believe....that they will give us surprises. Let us remember that these are still just communication devices, and will not, in and of themselves, end world hunger or create world peace.....but I sure want them to be the best I have EVER seen!
- 01-01-13, 03:16 AM #9
- CrackBerry Genius
01-01-13, 04:28 AM #10
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i expect there to be way to much expectations and with that may come a let down to some like the iPhone5 was, although there was really no difference UI wise and even looks wise it just had a faster chipset a larger screen and LTE where as BB10 will be a new platform and a new form factor then what us BB users are used to. this still doesn't stop me from thinking maybe people are expecting a little to much from BB10 and judging from some of the comments about the leaked N series i may be right
- 01-01-13, 07:20 AM #11
I'll be looking for inroads into connected cars and m2m
They never stated 1billion for advertising they said they won't take cash loads below 2billion. Witch sit at 2.9billion now. Money spent will include manufacturing costs.
- 01-01-13, 07:23 AM #12
I think that what's really crucial to Rim is to follow the after jan30. I mean : no delays, no huge bugs, what I said is what you'll get, etc. They have already been punished by the markets (and clients!) because of that : like I promised you a bb10 in the fall, you'll get it next year, I've shown you the Skype icon on the PB, you'll never have it....
As to the event...I'd love to see more new things actually. I'd love to see something brand new, so far the only brand new thing is the absence of the home button, but it's not crying wow to everyone. I'd love to see more beautiful stuff like the unlock gesture. Cause so far we only see a nice new OS that I like but which is not enough to make a revolution...
- CrackBerry User
01-01-13, 10:02 AM #16
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Jan 30 expectations
I expect someone to start a thread that will go something like "Is anyone else a little dissapointed in the launch event today and in BB10?". LOL!
But seriously, I think 99% of us will walk away impressed. There will definitely be surprises.
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- CrackBerry Genius
01-01-13, 10:20 AM #20
- 2,434 Posts
I think the biggest surprise will come with big name apps. If there is an ace up RIM's sleeves, I hope it has to do with BBM integration, including a desktop app and potential cross platform integration. To me this opens up BlackBerry to people who might otherwise be painted into another platform.
- 01-01-13, 11:33 AM #24
I think they really have to push this NFC along with the security that only they can provide at this point in time.
How about NFC to start cars instead of keys. I know now keys just have to be near the ignition instead of actually in the key slot on some cars but this might be a cool new feature.
Also, many cars are using QNX in their software so further integration of BB10 with this software might be interesting. They can bring a Porsche on stage and show how they integrate.
Also, remember that they signed an agreement with the major Canadian carriers regarding the secure element of their electronic wallet product so look for that to feature heavily into the presentation.
- 01-01-13, 11:42 AM #25Or have it embedded into vending machines that run QNX so I can buy a pop (soda for you Americans) with it.I think they really have to push this NFC along with the security that only they can provide at this point in time.How about NFC to start cars instead of keys. I know now keys just have to be near the ignition instead of actually in the key slot on some cars but this might be a cool new feature.
Also, many cars are using QNX in their software so further integration of BB10 with this software might be interesting. They can bring a Porsche on stage and show how they integrate
The majority of BlackBerry users own a Porsche, right? I doubt it.
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