1. neteng1000's Avatar

    BlackBerry 10 to resurrect RIM after 2013 release - ProductReviews

    By Alan Ng on October 29, 2012 3Comments
    Are you still clinging on to the hope that RIM are going to make their glorious return into the smartphone market, and release a phone with BlackBerry 10 on board that will reverse the companys recent fortunes?

    If the answer is yes, then it looks like you are going to be very impressed with what BlackBerry has to offer, based on early previews. RIM may be taking forever to publicly release their highly anticipated new software, but on all accounts it finally looks like RIM has an OS in the making that can actually rival Android and iOS.

    A few years ago, BlackBerry smartphones were the cream of the crop, with everyone using them as their main messaging tool and generally owning a BlackBerry handset because it was cool to do so. Now, with the emergence of apps like Whatsapp, suddenly the need for a BlackBerry device has died down considerably and the bland OS that currently greets handsets on the market does little to change to mindset of consumers who have now started to embrace Android and iOS, after initially being a loyal BlackBerry lover.

    An interesting video has emerged courtesy of the BBC, in which RIM CEO Thorsten Heins explains why he believes that BlackBerry 10 will once again give fans a reason to celebrate. The video contains an exclusive preview of BB10 in action and our first impressions is that it actually looks pretty good.

    For starters, we are loving the design touches that RIM has implemented into the brand new BlackBerry 10 lockscreen. The device running the new software may not bring up notifications as the handset is locked, but you will be able to get a preview of what is on your homescreen simply by swiping upwards on the screen, but not fully if you dont want to completely unlock the device.

    As with most new mobile operating systems these days, RIM has placed the importance of social media as a top priority of BB10, and there will be a new service called the Hub, which will allow you to get your daily social media fix inside one integrated service RIM even promises that you can updated your various spaces, without the need to actually open a respective app.

    The days are early yet, but BlackBerry 10 is looking really nice. The biggest problem that we can see is convincing consumers to hold on tight till it releases sometime in 2013. Android Key Lime Pie 4.2 is obviously coming soon, while Apple may even have iOS 7 out by the time BlackBerry 10 is fully rolled out across all BlackBerry models.

    Take a look at the video for yourself and let us know your thoughts on the popularity decline of the once-loved BlackBerry. Are you still an avid fan, or have you moved on?
    Jonesy1966, kbz1960, bitek and 1 others like this.
    10-29-12 07:09 AM
  2. Jonesy1966's Avatar
    The press has been a tad all over the place when it comes to all things RIM recently. Take TechVibes for instance, all of their articles about the business end of RIM are filled with doom, gloom, death and despondency. Their stance changes when they talk directly about BB10, I wouldn't suggest they're suddenly filed with exuberance and fawning but the overall air is far more positive. I know certain parties in the press have had a hands on preview of both hardware and software a couple of months ago and the reports from them have to a greater degree been enthusiastically positive. But what strikes me as exciting are the news agencies who are simply seeing the same videos, and are reading the same press releases as we are, and yet also seem to be getting as excited by what they are seeing.

    The press hasn't been kind to RIM (deservedly so, perhaps?) but is almost united in their enthusiasm for BB10. I just hope that excitement spills over to the buying public when it's finally released.
    Knightcrawler and Wino Ryder like this.
    10-29-12 07:35 AM
  3. bitek's Avatar
    better than a year ago. now there are many positive news. even BGR wrote that if "one was put gun to his head and choose between RIm and Nokia to pull through he would choose RIM"
    10-29-12 01:46 PM
  4. sputneek's Avatar
    I'm starting to feeeeeeel it
    10-29-12 03:25 PM
  5. jimpilot's Avatar
    Me too. I can't wait
    10-29-12 04:12 PM
  6. missing_K-W's Avatar
    BB10 will be "great" that's what I know .....however tossing beta software to blogs/journalists and have them react so warmly shows just how pathetic the media is.....flashy home screen, hub, peek, flow etc is all anyone has really seen outside of NDA's. Why I tend to pass on mainstream media.....RIM may just win over the media due to its negative perception alone. Nowhere to go but up.

    Don't get me wrong. I love the warm embrace
    10-29-12 04:26 PM
  7. cgk's Avatar
    Android Key Lime Pie 4.2 is obviously coming soon
    Wow... that site has it's finger on the pulse of tech news!
    10-29-12 04:28 PM
  8. JR A's Avatar
    Wow... that site has it's finger on the pulse of tech news!

    or maybe not, since Android 4.2 is going to remain as Jelly Bean

    BB10, when the media favors it, pop culture and the masses will follow suit.
    10-29-12 05:09 PM
  9. madman0141's Avatar
    BB10 will be positive and bring RIM to the front again. Nice reading positive press. Maybe journalism isn't dead.
    10-29-12 05:18 PM
  10. mikeo007's Avatar
    Wait...I thought RIM wasn't dead. How do you resurrect something that's still alive?
    Alex_Hong likes this.
    10-29-12 05:24 PM
  11. njasmine's Avatar
    I hope so, I'm waiting on the N series phone
    10-29-12 09:07 PM

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