1. toddpart's Avatar
    As long time supporter of Palm and the webOS I always found myself upset towards the end when another manufacturer introduced a 'new' feature and got lots of external media credit for said feature....when all of us in webOS world new we had had such a feature first. The card metaphor for multi-tasking, Synergy, ummm GESTURES.

    This week I was reading about MS SmartGlass and saw a video demonstration and all the buzz in the media about SmartGlass, its features, and its possibilities. And all the time I could only think about one thing...Blackberry Bridge! Watching the MS product manager use a Lumia 900 and open web pages and apps from it ONTO his tablet or XBox. Using the Lumia 900 as a remote control for the UI on the Xbox connected to his TV. This type of functionality was there for RIM 18 months ago with Bridge (arguably webOS debuted it with TouchToShare...but I want cry about that anymore either) and now they will get NO credit for the innovation. It will be seen as "oh yeah...that's just like SmartGlass."

    I just wonder if I'm watching the same movie again as all the great things that make up the BB experience between devices are replicated elsewhere and BB goes off into the sunset....just as it all happened to webOS. I hope not. At least the management team at RIM seems to be a bit more in line with their strategy than HP was...so I have hope.

    Thoughts?
    06-07-12 11:44 AM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    Moved to the BB10 Forum
    06-07-12 11:47 AM
  3. toddpart's Avatar
    why? because I put BB10 in the title? The post is not really about BB10 at all...
    06-07-12 11:49 AM
  4. neilmann's Avatar
    I sure hope that RIM is not headed down the same path as Palm. WebOS met a very unfortunate end because of the CEO of HP at the time. My hopes are that RIM stays afloat and survives, but IF they get sold, I hope the company invests and keeps things going. WebOS had a lot of potential and I wish HP would have kept going with it.

    And I remember the first time I used a Playbook I though "This functions a lot like WebOS". I'm always reminded of this clip when discussion about who came up with what first, etc, etc. "There may be some similarities"
    06-09-12 12:56 AM
  5. audiosupernova's Avatar
    Actually, if you look at pics of Meego on the Nokia N9, I think you'll see that BB10 looks strangely familiar...not a bad thing.
    06-09-12 09:38 AM
  6. BB10FTW's Avatar
    I'm going to go our on a limb and say that Blackberry 10 will be exactly like Blackberry 10 at launch. I can't see how anyone can disagree with that.
    06-09-12 05:37 PM
  7. Blackberry_boffin's Avatar
    It's up to RIM to set the record straight.
    RIM never really talked it up that much.
    06-10-12 06:36 AM
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