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  1. skstrials's Avatar
    I am just wondering about their naming of the OS

    As far as I am aware, BlackBerry skipped the eighth and nineth OS and went straight to BlackBerry 10 right?

    So why the jump in number? Why not just call it BlackBerry 8?

    Posted via CB10 using Blackberry Q10
    06-28-14 02:18 AM
  2. BadGoliath42's Avatar
    We could speculate that BlackBerry Tablet OS 1.0 was BlackBerry 8, and 2.0 was BlackBerry 9, both used for the BlackBerry PlayBook.

    I guess we'll never know for sure.

    Posted via CB10 on my Z30STA100-5/10.3.0.700.
    06-28-14 02:24 AM
  3. shorski's Avatar
    This has been discussed way back 2011 and buried in 2012.
    Get your answers or at least clues to your answers here

    http://forums.crackberry.com/general...-8-9-a-676805/

    http://forums.crackberry.com/blackbe...d-bb10-717149/
    06-28-14 02:30 AM
  4. Wayne_Enterprises's Avatar
    I am just wondering about their naming of the OS

    As far as I am aware, BlackBerry skipped the eighth and nineth OS and went straight to BlackBerry 10 right?

    So why the jump in number? Why not just call it BlackBerry 8?

    Posted via CB10 using Blackberry Q10
    Please tell me you're kidding

    Posted via CB10 on 10.2.1.3139
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    06-28-14 02:32 AM
  5. Pulkist's Avatar
    Theory 1
    Mr. Heins must be like, 'Man, we've to progress, and since I'm not giving rat's *** for PlayBook and it's on OS 2.0 and will be discontinued and we have been planning to think about os 8, why not add not add both of them and create something new.' that's how os 10 was created by addition of os8+os2= os 10.

    Theory 2.
    Os 7 and os 2 were out on a date, because it was os7's happy birthday and he was going to turn os 8. That night, they were like 'how would our baby look like?'
    They were like let's bridge and see, and a blackberry 10 was born.

    Theory 3.
    I don't really know man. Maybe they should release a diary and story behind the idea of BlackBerry 10.




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    06-28-14 02:32 AM
  6. Wayne_Enterprises's Avatar
    Theory 1
    Mr. Heins must be like, 'Man, we've to progress, and since I'm not giving rat's *** for PlayBook and it's on OS 2.0 and will be discontinued and we have been planning to think about os 8, why not add not add both of them and create something new.' that's how os 10 was created by addition of os8+os2= os 10.

    Theory 2.
    Os 7 and os 2 were out on a date, because it was os7's happy birthday and he was going to turn os 8. That night, they were like 'how would our baby look like?'
    They were like let's bridge and see, and a blackberry 10 was born.

    Theory 3.
    I don't really know man. Maybe they should release a diary and story behind the idea of BlackBerry 10.




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    Wow

    Posted via CB10 on 10.2.1.3139
    06-28-14 02:39 AM
  7. Pulkist's Avatar
    Wow

    Posted via CB10 on 10.2.1.3139
    Is Wayne Enterprise planning for new gadgets in the next batman?

    Posted via CB10
    06-28-14 02:42 AM
  8. Wayne_Enterprises's Avatar
    Is Wayne Enterprise planning for new gadgets in the next batman?

    Posted via CB10
    ?

    Posted via CB10 on 10.2.1.3139
    06-28-14 02:44 AM
  9. thurask's Avatar
    Why did Microsoft skip everything between Windows 3.1 and Windows 7?

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    06-28-14 02:59 AM
  10. Pulkist's Avatar
    Why did Microsoft skip everything between Windows 3.1 and Windows 7?

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    Because going to 4 would have been mainstream.

    Posted via CB10
    06-28-14 03:00 AM
  11. Grafic111's Avatar
    It kind of clearly states that there is a huge difference between the two Os's..they wanted it to have an X factor..apparently it was named "BlackBerry X" initially. But they changed it to Blackberry 10 after a competitor (don't know who) raised copyright issues. I read somewhere about it.

    Posted from my SuperHuman Q10
    06-28-14 03:40 AM
  12. KingOfQwerty's Avatar
    Just to show the world that they are way ahead of iOS 6 at that time. May be?
    06-28-14 03:58 AM
  13. megajo123's Avatar
    Why did Toyota Skip the Rav1 Rav2 and Rav3 to go straight to the Rav4?

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    06-28-14 06:01 AM
  14. yciwolf's Avatar
    Because the original name of BlackBerry 10 was BBX due to QNX but a Company already took this name and sued BlackBerry so it turns to BB10.

    Check the old news and you will see...

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    06-28-14 06:58 AM
  15. southlander's Avatar
    Software versioning can be meaningless. 10 sounds a lot cooler than 8. 8 would also imply a link to the traditional BlackBerry OS. Which, there's not.
    06-28-14 07:11 AM
  16. wincyUt's Avatar
    I guess we will never know unless those who partook in the decision making "tell all".

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    06-28-14 07:17 AM
  17. DenverRalphy's Avatar
    Because the original name of BlackBerry 10 was BBX due to QNX but a Company already took this name and sued BlackBerry so it turns to BB10.

    Check the old news and you will see...
    ^^^ This.

    When RIM acquired QNX, the first phone OS they released with the new QNX kernel was named by mashing BBOS and QNX into one name. Thus BBX was born (though prior to the announcement, everybody on the forums referred to it as BBQNX). A trademark dispute ensued with Basis Software who already had a product trademarked as BBx. RIM eventually just morphed the X in BBX to a 10 (based on the roman numeral), and thus BB10 was born.
    JeepBB and needforbbx like this.
    06-28-14 07:50 AM
  18. davinci4real's Avatar
    Why did the Xbox jump backwards from 360 to one?

    From Zarafet my Z30.
    06-28-14 07:50 AM
  19. bobshine's Avatar
    Why am I born in February instead of January?

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    06-28-14 07:57 AM
  20. Double_J75's Avatar
    Because it was going to be called bbx. Since that didn't happen they went bb10

    Posted via CB10
    06-28-14 08:04 AM
  21. neteng1000's Avatar
    The reason is that they wanted a fresh slate. Something that would differentiate from the old Java based OS. If they named it OS8, people would just think it's OS7's next update

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    06-28-14 08:07 AM
  22. JeepBB's Avatar
    Why did the Xbox jump backwards from 360 to one?

    From Zarafet my Z30.
    There is actually some perverse logic in MS's numbering, but I doubt it's the real reason.

    360 degrees in a circle, turn full circle and you're back at 0 degrees... next number is one.

    But, the BBX mash-up explanations given above are the real reason for the jump from 7 to 10 AFAIK. It was all over these forums at the time. Someone in BB legal must have dropped the ball when it came to checking if that name was in use by another company.

    @bobshine: there's a fairly straightforward explanation for that... you should maybe ask your parents to explain. Don't settle for the birds and bees explanation, which confused me for years.
    KingOfQwerty likes this.
    06-28-14 08:11 AM
  23. Sargon123's Avatar
    Because seven eight nine

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    06-28-14 08:12 AM
  24. BlackBerry Guy's Avatar
    06-28-14 09:06 AM
  25. megajo123's Avatar
    Damn't 7.. always scaring away other numbers

    Posted via CB10
    06-28-14 09:07 AM
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