- 01-22-13, 02:42 PM #76
- 01-22-13, 03:25 PM #77
also, I agree with the apps part. there may be some big names mentioned.
it was also said, and rightly so, that we as crackberry users may already know these 'surprises' because we have the inside scoop on many stories. These can be only for the 'normal' consumer... so be ready for that.
- 01-22-13, 08:14 PM #85
What's going to be cool is how PlayBook BlackBerry10 and BlackBerry 7 6 5 will all tie into each other. Imagine having native BBM on Playbook and being able to make a BBM voice call to os 5-7 friends along with video chat to other BlackBerry10 devices. BBM voice was huge for the legacy os.
- 01-22-13, 08:51 PM #86
I have no idea what some of the major surprises will be, but I'm excited to find out, regardless of whether they are in fact minor or really that major. In skimming through the slides over on BGR, I noticed something about dictation... I hope that if that's something that really is there, that it's beyond just the siri functionality like what we've seen, but instead goes into full message / email / note dictation and is as spot-on accurate as it possibly can be. I know my Android phone is surprisingly accurate when I do speech-to-text, and I'd love to see BB10 do that but even better.
- 01-23-13, 12:07 AM #87
- 01-23-13, 04:34 AM #88
- 01-23-13, 04:08 PM #89
I was at lunch with three co-workers today. One didn't know what i was talking about, one had heard about it but all his friends had iphones and they weren't interested, the third had heard of it and her friends were on android and they were interested. None has seen anything about bb10 yet.
I think the surpises will be in how quickly they roll things out. Rim has been getting lots of praise for what they've shown so far and they have anounced an agressive schedule of hardware releases before the end of the year. They released the Enterprize server today. January will be over and they'll want to catch the holiday season so we can count December out. That leaves ten months for the six handsets, PB updates and any new form factors. Clearly they've focused on the Z10 and it will come early in Feb if they can ramp up production to feed demand. everything else will depend on the launch but N10 by end of Feb., lower tier hand sets should follow in April/May, higher tier handsets in time for the holiday rush. PB update will slot nicely in March to keep the buzz going after launch (and prove the sytem before the lower tier handsets). Releasing a 10" tab for the school rush will keep buzz going into the holiday launch. If QNX is as stable as everyone claims, and BB10 is as polished as it looks, then porting to different form factors will be a snap (carrier testing included).
So lots of Suprises for the general public. For the faithful, there will be a large majority of the major apps, skype and netflix remain the toss-ups but if they haven't signed up yet they will come when BB10 gains market share. Video conferencing on BB10 between the presenters in the different launch cities would be a great surprise and would really show off a highly polished system. The french toast features will be a surprise to lots of people.
Accessories suprises - Music Gateway... now with video (hardware purchase required) and surprise "BB10" on your TV.
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- 01-23-13, 04:47 PM #90
Jan/Feb - Z10
March/April - X10
June - lower priced model(s)
Sep/Oct - New playbook (tablets sell better at Xmas than phones)
Oct/Nov - Upgrade to Z10
They will want to spread their hardware launches out through the quarters so they can show consistent improvements in market share rather than an early boost and then plateauing.
- 01-23-13, 11:35 PM #91
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01-24-13, 01:01 AM #94
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Jan 30 Surprises
what trap is that? I think that a lot of people have under estimated RIM. Remember,RIM has only released details on 2 handets-the other 4 are largely a complete mystery. The BB10 software seems very well thought out and imaginative.I am also looking forward to software upgrade for PlayBook.
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- 01-24-13, 04:05 AM #97
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