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Ars Technica: What can RIM and Blackberry do to win back your heart?
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ArsTechnica: January 29, 2013
What can RIM and Blackberry do to win back your heart?
On the eve of a new OS, tell us what would convince you Blackberry isn't doomed.
Research in Motion may only see its Blackberry platform as being down for the count, but we’re all but ready to pull the sheet over its head. The company has been trounced month after month in smartphone sales by Apple’s iOS and Google Android. Now, even Windows Phone is catching up.
Worse, it feels like RIM has done precious little to catch itself up to competitors it dismissed only six years ago. The company buried its head in the ground 15 months ago and went to work on the next version of its operating system, Blackberry 10, as its market share continued to slide to zero. Now the company is struggling to hold on to its former business customers and win the attention of developers as it finally prepares to make a splash with BB10.
We’ve seen a bit of the operating system now, and some tidbits about new phones are starting to leak. On the eve of the operating system’s official launch, likely with two new touchscreen handsets, we’re wondering: if RIM were on the metaphorical chopping block and you held the sword, what could it say at its BB10 press event to change your mind about its fate? What could it do to return to the near-unshakeable consumer and business faith it had in 2006?
Regardless of anyone's perceptions and expectations, RIM is set to deliver BB10 in New York City Wednesday morning at 10am EST. Ars will be on the ground, ready to liveblog RIM’s every turn of phrase.
Link: What can RIM and Blackberry do to win back your heart? | Ars Technica
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01-29-2013, 07:05 PM #4
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What I find amusing are people passing judgement on a device they haven't used. I've had a Z10 since early December and it's a nice device. Pretty much every major knock people had about Blackberry they have addressed. It's hard to say that - people need to use it to see the UI in motion, the guestures (I try and do them all the time on iOS and Android to much avail!)
The hardware is as nice as anything on the market. It's not the latest bleeding age specs but it doesn't have to be. The screen is beautiful and feels great in one hand. The browser is as good as advertised, people use Chrome as the benchmark and it feels slow when I use my Android device (which is quad core). Did I mention Flash support for err video viewing
It's really down to the App question - RIM has worked on this for over a year now. Outside of holding a gun to developers heads unsure what else RIM can do. Sales will get developers attention though so hope for a nice launch.
Everything else is just noise by people who prefer their current smartphone platform or have biased opinions about Blackberry. I swear the bulk are people that had an old *** device (8800,8300) and attach the thought of owning a Blackberry to that. RIM needs to fix that image as for many people a Blackberry was a restricted leash their company forced them to use. The Z10 is nothing like any other Blackberry and after using one improves many of the things iOS and Android are still poor at. If you want a device to launch Apps and get every App you can think of - iOS and Android got you covered. If your looking for more of a mobile experience to make you more productive and enjoy your life - give BB10 a shot. I think a lot of people are curious. It will be interesting to see what people are negative about as the OS is really polished and you can tell a lot of thought went into BB10.
I'd love to see the day when people ask about BB10 and how it is and you can look at them with disdain and say, "Oh your still using iOS?"
- 01-29-2013, 07:44 PM #5
God can people make any more wrong assumption based on what they know about 5 year old blackberry tech?
If these people havn't seen anything about BB10 and watch the launch, they are going to be blown away. Thinking about it, it could actually be agood thing. Can't wait for the flood of articles showing off the new tech. People that have their eyes wide shut today will have tehm wide open in abuot 24 hours.
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