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  1. Phi Nguyen's Avatar
    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.
    Bbry legal probably thought they could get away with it just like bbm Canada vs rim case even though bbm predates rim by 60years

    Just like bbry won against bbm trademark in Canada which is a actual company in Canada that actively uses the name
    It was ruled that there was no way someone could mistaken bbm Canada with bbm app
    Even though bbm Canada actually received support calls for bbm
    http://m.theglobeandmail.com/technol...service=mobile

    Posted via CrackBerry App
    06-28-14 11:30 AM
  2. Platinum_2's Avatar
    It was always my understanding that BlackBerry 10 was named such because it is a platform designed to last 10 years due to its advanced capabilities. I think Thor mentioned this during development.

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    06-28-14 12:04 PM
  3. davinci4real's Avatar
    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.
    So we should be seeing Xbox 45 and Xbox 90 soon.

    From Zarafet my Z30.
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    06-28-14 04:34 PM
  4. playbookster's Avatar
    Xbox Xbox 360 Xbox one

    The GIF Exchange C001B7B16?
    06-28-14 04:38 PM
  5. JeepBB's Avatar
    So we should be seeing Xbox 45 and Xbox 90 soon.

    From Zarafet my Z30.
    From your keyboard, to Microsoft's marketing department... stranger things have happened.

    Make sure you claim your royalties for thinking of it first.
    06-28-14 04:45 PM
  6. Prem WatsApp's Avatar
    Why did Microsoft skip everything between Windows 3.1 and Windows 7?

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    Because Windows 7 is actually 6.1, but you know that.

    NT 4
    WK2 5.0
    XP 5.1
    Vista 6.0

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    06-28-14 07:57 PM
  7. Prem WatsApp's Avatar
    Posted this in the John Chen meme section. I'll just repost here:


    Why did BlackBerry skip os8 and 9?-mockit_08062014200214.jpg

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    06-28-14 08:01 PM
  8. thurask's Avatar
    Because Windows 7 is actually 6.1, but you know that.

    NT 4
    WK2 5.0
    XP 5.1
    Vista 6.0

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    Still doesn't explain the lack of Windows 9-94, 96-97 and 99-1999.

    Posted via CB10
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    06-28-14 08:31 PM
  9. BCITMike's Avatar
    I came to this thread expecting a joke about how Apple iOS is two OS?S back.

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    06-28-14 09:24 PM
  10. crazigee'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
    That's always been my understanding. It was going to be BBX, a combination of BlackBerry and QNX, but there was already a copyright on that. So they replaced the X with 10 because X is the Roman numeral for 10.

    Posted using my Z10 via CB10
    06-28-14 10:41 PM
  11. crazigee's Avatar
    I came to this thread expecting a joke about how Apple iOS is two OS?S back.

    Posted via CB10
    Huh?

    Posted using my Z10 via CB10
    06-28-14 10:42 PM
  12. Essoo's Avatar
    Because 7 ate nine!

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    06-28-14 10:45 PM
  13. crazigee's Avatar
    Because 7 ate nine!

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    Lol

    Posted using my Z10 via CB10
    06-28-14 10:49 PM
  14. shorski's Avatar
    Because 8 said it prefers the "i" thing and 9 was indifferent

    WhiteZ30OS10.3.0.700/unknown bars
    06-28-14 10:49 PM
  15. BeautyEh's Avatar
    Wow

    Posted via CB10 on 10.2.1.3139
    I dare you to respond to people's comments with less words.

    Posted via CB10
    06-28-14 11:33 PM
  16. rthonpm's Avatar
    Why did Microsoft skip everything between Windows 3.1 and Windows 7?

    Posted via CB10
    To take that further, why give Windows 7 that name when it's Windows NT 6.1 according to its build ID in command prompt?

    Posted via CB10
    06-29-14 01:49 PM
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