- CrackBerry Abuser
12-30-12, 07:02 AM #52
- 228 Posts
My post didn't quote you, I wasn't referring specifically to you. I take your point that you don't like it, and currently I'm not happy with it either. However the same thing happened with the Z10 as it slowly came to light. People seem to be underestimating RIM an awful lot!
- CrackBerry Genius
12-30-12, 07:03 AM #53
- 2,226 Posts
- 12-30-12, 07:14 AM #54
As far as underestimating RIM, given the company's downward spiral from its top of the industry prior dominance, can you blame those of us who remain skeptical that it has its finger on the pulse of the consumer market?
- CrackBerry Abuser
12-30-12, 07:22 AM #55
- 228 Posts
Haha, good No, I suppose I can't blame you. Perhaps I have too much faith in them under the new CEO, but I feel confident that I'll love the final X10. I hope I'm not wrong, but perhaps it'll finally force my decision to get the touch screen! I just think I'll miss a tactile typing experience, though. Fingers crossed the X10 comes up trumps in the coming weeks! I am positive that the back and UI will be thoroughly refined. I suppose the shape of the shell is more dubious, but it could change. Surely this is a Development device due to when they were seeded?
- 12-30-12, 09:39 AM #57
My first post here although I have been reading the forums since January. Anyways just to give my 2 cents worth on the X10. I don't think a phone with a keyboard can look dramatically different from what is already out there. Notice how Nokia, HTC, Samsung versions of BB keyboard phones all tend to look identical to each other. From a design standpoint I think it would be pretty difficult to make something revolutionary. This is not fact though, just my opinion.
I am feeling the Z10 though and have been quite pro active in getting the word out there. Never owned a BB phone but I am seriously tempted to get the Z10, after owning a playbook and how well its working with OS 2.1. Can see some serious potential with BB10
- 12-30-12, 09:49 AM #58
- CrackBerry User
12-30-12, 10:03 AM #59
- 65 Posts
It's will be very interesting to see how RIM will market both of these phones at the same time. This interface is obviously not designed for qwerty and looks like the keyboard diehards will be lost without the trackpad. While the shell may change the screen size will be the same so I hope there's some carbon fiber or polycarbonate in the works because this screams end of life device in 8 months.
- CrackBerry Abuser
12-30-12, 10:25 AM #60
- 202 Posts
It's easy to make a rendering how a device will look. Actually making one within the limitation of manufactoring and cost are another.
How much can you change a candy bar qwerty device? Do you really want something the size of the GS III with a keyboard on the bottom? Is that functional? The current Bold 9900 feels perfect in your hand so something a little longer and a tad wider will feel similar. The purpose for candy bar to me is one handed operation and if you get too wide and tall the balance in your hand will be off.
Obviously this is a Dev C device, RIM has already stated this model will follow so assume Z10 launches in Feb (hopeful) or March (possible) your looking at April or May for X10. Thats almost 3 more months of tweaking. Do you forget how the L series evolved?
Definately some concerns how BB10 OS will work on a smaller screen but since I've been using Z10 the past two weeks I think it will scale ok. The concern over losing the touchpad are overblown. BB10 OS have nice guestures built in to allow edits. I'll need to use a X10 to see how different but the core guestures will work fine on the current screen size. The X10 looks like a 3.2 or 3.4
- CrackBerry Addict
12-30-12, 01:41 PM #64
- 518 Posts
Some sweet new N series pics
- 12-30-12, 02:40 PM #65
- 12-30-12, 03:18 PM #66
Okay, upon seeing the above link for the TK5 Justice, i have to say, i LOVE that design, in respect to the N-Series. Probably my favorite thing is the idea of the "Action Key" which launches your notifications(marked by the notification star)
- 12-30-12, 03:33 PM #67
- 12-30-12, 04:53 PM #68
Looks like they took a new and powerful OS and are sticking in an outdated "has been" item.
The 9900 was not a big seller. None of the OS7 (stop gap phones) sold.
They need to refresh their look. Cutting edge,
If it is different, if needs to look it.
- 12-30-12, 05:59 PM #71
- 12-30-12, 09:03 PM #73
Yes, TOTALLY different than the 9930 and easily worth $1000....oh...damn....I had my *sarcasm* filter turned on my computer....here let me try it again....ummmm....this design BLOWS....ahhh, that's better!
- 12-30-12, 10:26 PM #75
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