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Where's BBM on BBOS 10 Dev Alpha?
Like all of you who watched the keynote today, I am happy with BBOS 10, new UI, integrated mailbox, camera features, and so forth.
Afterwards, I had this feeling, Something is amiss here. What disappointed me, no demonstration of new BBM for the new platform.
RIM has promoted BBM connected apps as a great feature for over a year now to developers. How are developers supposed to design BBM connected apps for BBOS 10?
For RIM to release BBOS 10 phone by October/November time frame, the finished product (hardware and software) has to be in Carriers hands by end of June for battery of network tests. So where is the new BBM?Evolution of Communication: Rotary Phone > Dial Tone > Motorola Walkie-talkie > Nokia 2160 > Nokia 6190 > Samsung a460 > Samsung a920 > BB 8700 > BB 9530 > BB 9860 > PlayBook 32GB > z-wait is over, BlackBerry Z10 for me
- 05-01-2012, 07:55 PM #3
It's possible that BBM is still very unfinished. RIM has before said that they are having difficulties integrating QNX with BES/BIS. That's why they came out with Mobile Fusion.Blackberry 10 > Windows Phone 7/8 > Blackberry 7 > iOS > Android > Symbian > WebOS > Meego
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05-01-2012, 08:04 PM #5
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When they showed the side bar or whatever it's called where the new msg indicators were it showed bbm messages and he made mention of them. They probably just didn't want to revel it ui just yetm today seemed like it was just a teaser to get us talking and excited.
- 05-01-2012, 08:10 PM #6
there's a session tomorrow at jam that's called how we made bbm with cascades...notice how its "made" and not "we're making." i suspect we will see bbm make a brief appearance tomorrow
- 05-01-2012, 08:24 PM #7
i think RIM is just trying to play up the hype by not showing us a lot of things. Honestly, they showed very little features today. They still need time for carrier testings and all that, so if BB10 were to make its debut this oct, it would means that they are pretty close to the final software. Thor did say that they are playing this pretty close to the heart. Also that BB10 will definitely be on time. I remember hearing him they really want to get BB10 right and delivered on time and they are close.
If you look at the posts by Bla1ze at BB10 jam, there seem to be a lot more showing off of BB10 and cascades than at the keynote. Sadly no videos allowed there, which just further shows how they really want to play this close to their heart. not revealing anything to their rivals, and giving the consumers a good surprise. or at least that's how i like to think it. When watching the keynote, you can feel that Thor is truly excited about BB10.
also as mentioned by erodenero, there is a session on how they built BBM with cascades. The keyword, is of course "built". I wouldn't be too worried if i were you. RIM wouldn't be near crazy enough to put out a phone without BBM running silky smooth and with awesome cascades framework.
- 05-01-2012, 08:31 PM #9
alex_hong are there really no cameras allowed at jam? theres a couple of vids of madden, wikitude and a weather app on youtube, guess this guy was hidin it well! hopefully someone will sneak one into the bbm session lol
- 05-01-2012, 08:45 PM #10
They mentioned the physical keyboard but never said if the new devices would have them. I hope they don't make all touch screen devices.
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- 05-01-2012, 08:50 PM #11
i think if they scrapped the physical keyboard a lot of their current userbase wouldn't want to upgrade. i personally would miss it, but its not a dealbreaker if the softkeyboard is decent enough.
The one thing that struck me the wrong way is that they have these stupid commercials where the girl is like "try typing a 1000 emails on a touchscreen" so they effectively bad mouthed any future or current touchscreen blackberry devices. i think that was a bad move seeing how their new os is heavily dependent on touch.
- 05-01-2012, 08:52 PM #12
The Alpha technically doesn't run BB10. I do that RIM continues. To update this device as time goes on, primarily so developers have an accurate working enviroment and because this would make a great limited-edition collector's item.
- 05-01-2012, 09:00 PM #13
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- 05-01-2012, 10:21 PM #15
I do hope it gets BB10 though, otherwise it would be not a super great phone.Blackberry 10 > Windows Phone 7/8 > Blackberry 7 > iOS > Android > Symbian > WebOS > Meego
- 05-02-2012, 12:44 AM #19
They showed BBM in the BBWorld keynote. You could see that they had notifications for BBMs in the Universal Inbox. Whether it was simply a mock-up or not is beyond me, but they'll definitely have it by release.
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05-02-2012, 05:30 PM #24
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The RIM internal BB10 devices (demo'ed at the keynote and some of the other sessions) probably has BBM on it in some form. The dev alpha's handed to developers just have a modified PlayBook OS, and so there won't be BBM on there. Hopefully we'll get some more information from those who attended the Jam sessions talking about use of Cascades to make BBM...
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It would be great if a video leaked from Jam Session showing BBM cascades UI. I am not sure why RIM keeping it such a secret??Evolution of Communication: Rotary Phone > Dial Tone > Motorola Walkie-talkie > Nokia 2160 > Nokia 6190 > Samsung a460 > Samsung a920 > BB 8700 > BB 9530 > BB 9860 > PlayBook 32GB > z-wait is over, BlackBerry Z10 for me