12-23-12 06:39 PM
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  1. Skeevecr's Avatar
    Until there's something more concrete, I'm not buying it... A rumour is a rumour is a rumour...
    I agree and the rush to rename the forum on here and churn about half a dozen articles on the rumoured name just seem a bit silly.
    Knightcrawler likes this.
    12-21-12 05:36 AM
  2. amjass12's Avatar
    If this is true, im glad the name has changed... completely different branding and separation from the legacy os is essential!!!

    although i quite liked london tbh....
    12-21-12 06:05 AM
  3. SEAWARRIOR's Avatar
    as w/ the standard weights & measures vs. metric, we in the U.S. are just too stubborn, maybe even lazy, to make that big of a change to what is so nationally cemented & widespread,,, Zed won't fly here,,, i can hear the jokes now,,, sounds like some ol' redneck relative of the Beverly Hillbillies,,, even Z10 is a litte too mechanical, as many have mentioned it's application to cars etc.,,, the military "Zulu" phonetic might fly here,,, whatever it is, it needs to sound as big & badass as the OS it will be representing...
    12-21-12 01:22 PM
  4. Knightcrawler's Avatar
    I dont see why they'd call it the L-series only to name it something that doesn't start with an L
    howarmat likes this.
    12-21-12 02:14 PM
  5. notfanboy's Avatar
    To those who listened in on the earnings call or any of Heins' interviews:

    How did he pronounce it, zed or zee?
    12-21-12 02:54 PM
  6. grahamf's Avatar
    I dont see why they'd call it the L-series only to name it something that doesn't start with an L
    That's what I keep on thinking.
    12-21-12 03:03 PM
  7. kill_9's Avatar
    I would prefer BlackBerry Zero for the name of all BlackBerry 10 smartphones. The problem began when Research In Motion intended to increment BlackBerry X to BlackBerry XI; the OS name 'X' should be generic and version numbers such as v1.2.3 hidden from the product name.
    12-21-12 03:55 PM
  8. 9of13's Avatar
    I dont see why they'd call it the L-series only to name it something that doesn't start with an L
    that same question can be asked about the prototype names of the old legacy devices. Manaco, Montana,etc then released with names like Bold, Curve, Torch, etc.
    Knightcrawler and HUNTZODIAC like this.
    12-21-12 04:19 PM
  9. Nindia's Avatar
    Z10 is a terrible name. What are they thinking?

    Just keep it dubbed the BlackBerry London. It sounds high end and more professional than Z10.

    It's not going to keep me from buying it but from a marketing standpoint I think Z10 is a terrible name.
    12-21-12 04:29 PM
  10. Skeevecr's Avatar
    It's not going to keep me from buying it but from a marketing standpoint I think Z10 is a terrible name.
    Good job that despite cb.com's eagerness to rebrand the l-series forum that this is only a rumour at this stage based on one single pic that looks like it would be fairly trivial to create by anyone who was even halfway competent.
    12-21-12 04:41 PM
  11. JAGWIRE's Avatar
    I agree and the rush to rename the forum on here and churn about half a dozen articles on the rumoured name just seem a bit silly.
    I agree to a point but until jan30 what else is cb going to write about lol
    el_excelsior likes this.
    12-21-12 05:39 PM
  12. imcurved's Avatar
    they should do a research before they start giving names like these...
    it sounds too Sony Ericsson's lines of phones.
    do a wiki on Sony Ericsson lines... there's more than just a V, W, X and Z series..
    they should have maintained the L and N series... or London and Arista.

    Sent from my unsliding slider BlackBerry 9800 using Tapatalk
    I personally like the L and N series better
    12-21-12 06:41 PM
  13. Plazmic Flame's Avatar
    I don't like the name, at all, but the philosophy behind the naming convention as Mr. Crackberry himself broke it down makes a lot of sense. Last night when I was out with a bunch of friends, we talked about tech for a bit and everyone was asked which phones they have, the people with iPhones just said "iPhone" but then after they would say which model exactly when asked. If you have an Android or Windows Phone, you usually have to say which model since there are a whole bunch of them.
    12-21-12 09:20 PM
  14. Unbiased Tech's Avatar
    I'm just worried about how they'll name the next one. The Z10 2 or the Z11 don't sound catchy or household name worthy enough.
    12-21-12 09:24 PM
  15. KasukeSadiki's Avatar
    This name makes me think of someone with a stereotypical French accent saying "The 10"
    JR A likes this.
    12-21-12 09:30 PM
  16. Jake Storm's Avatar
    I like it.
    12-21-12 10:46 PM
  17. grahamf's Avatar
    I'll get used to it. I would problably wait until the Aristo, anyways. I just upgraded to a 9790 from koodo and I'm perfectly happy.
    12-21-12 11:35 PM
  18. vgwillm's Avatar
    I would think the Z10 would be more of the combo.... ZEN....as in peace and balance?
    12-22-12 02:01 AM
  19. el_excelsior's Avatar
    I have some mixed feelings about the name change but I am looking forward to seeing how it all turns out .

    Personally, I think the codenames would sound cooler. How epic does it sound saying "I own a BlackBerry London " or I own an "Aristo "
    " I guess you didn't know that my Excelsior could do that" (if there would be a BlackBerry Excelsior )

    Just my thoughts
    12-22-12 01:37 PM
  20. DuexNoir's Avatar
    Sounds like a sports car to me. I like it. Easy to remember and doesn't sound bad either as a Zed or a Zee. But one question...what does the "Z" stand for?
    12-22-12 02:27 PM
  21. djenkins6's Avatar
    I have a theory.... or according to the guy on the other thread it's a hypothesis as it's not proven, but anyway. I think it could be related to the Rim/QNX tie up with Chevy. Chevrolet are already advertising the fancy dashboard on the Dodge Dart powered by QNX, there was a Jeep reference vehicle, and I believe the demo police cruiser controlled by QNX was a Dodge Charger.

    The 69 Camaro came in a Z10 version, so if they are launching this as a superphone, they could have named it after Chevy's old supercar, and paying homage to this will appeal to American audience
    Z10 at the name of the first BB10 phone-z10-camaro.jpg

    The Z10 is also a more modern supercar, the BMW Z10 so that will appeal to everyone else in the world
    12-22-12 04:51 PM
  22. FrankIAm's Avatar
    What is so wrong with London and Nevada? Or L-series and N-Series? Or maybe just L and N?
    IMHO, Z10 doesn't fit with the current device design or OS design.. The home screen looks so bland, and the device looks completely high end. So why Z10? That sounds like something a teen would buy. Completely out of place.
    12-22-12 05:14 PM
  23. southlander's Avatar
    My first free association upon hearing the name was with Z100 radio station in New York.
    Mine was simply not liking how it sounds. We'll see how it goes over (if true). Lots of things sound bad at first. ipad, etc. Then we get used to it and it becomes cool.

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9930 using Tapatalk
    12-22-12 05:34 PM
  24. JR A's Avatar
    Maybe Thorsten called it "The Ten" but the marketing guys misunderstood him, and heard "Zee Ten".
    That's what I thought.

    Either him or one of the French Canadians in RIM...
    Jake Storm and Bobcat665 like this.
    12-23-12 06:39 PM
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