11-19-12 05:04 PM
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  1. aragone79's Avatar
    I'm actually getting less excited for the BB10 "London" phone. I played with a LG Optimus G phone at a store yesterday.

    Here is why:

    1) I'm tired of waiting. I'm ready for a new phone *now*
    2) I'm not sure there is really a compelling enough reason for me to wait. The BB10 gui is nice, I like the interface, swiping from the screen, but I'm not sure it's enough.
    3) I want a high end phone, not a mid-range phone. There are already quad core, 4.7" phones on the market that have 2GB of ram also.
    4) I'm not sure "active frames" are enough. RIM is not really innovating enough. They *should* be interactive like Android widgets. If they aren't, RIM is behind

    So I am not sure what to do.
    I don't like to use Widgets on my Nexus. Those make memory and battery draining so fast. If you like a high end spec smartphone, than you should go with android one. If yes, better for you to pick up Nexus 4 for getting fully support from Google. But, if you want to play a real contender for others smartphone and you are eager to wait, then line up to get London for next Feb or maybe on 30 Jan 2013.
    11-18-12 10:15 AM
  2. aragone79's Avatar
    I don't really think that is a final version of the L-Series. Because, really, why in the name of all that is logic, Thor would make that move and show in the wild the final version of the phone, more than two months ahead of launch, risking the secret and the momentum? Really?
    75% it's London EU at Thorn's hand. Rev B for other Blackberry 10. Try to zoom and recoqnize those from others pictures within this forum.
    11-18-12 10:20 AM
  3. BB_Bmore's Avatar
    No way is that a look at the new BlackBerry10 devices. Hiens will unveil Jan 30 2013 and not a day sooner. With that being said those dev alphas are still sweet looking imo. Maybe they were using the camera to catch a perfect picture I like everyone else can't freaking wait to get BlackBerry10 in my hands
    peter9477 and kdna like this.
    11-18-12 10:54 AM
  4. W Hoa's Avatar
    Which version of BB10 phone is Andrew Bocking using?
    Attached Thumbnails [PICS] Spotted: BlackBerry 10 & its First NBA Night with RIM CEO. Final Devices Grabs some Action!-bb10.jpg  
    11-18-12 10:56 AM
  5. mithrazor's Avatar
    An older one because he doesn't have the new icons in there.
    11-18-12 11:03 AM
  6. calicocat2010's Avatar
    I'm actually getting less excited for the BB10 "London" phone. I played with a LG Optimus G phone at a store yesterday.

    Here is why:

    1) I'm tired of waiting. I'm ready for a new phone *now*
    2) I'm not sure there is really a compelling enough reason for me to wait. The BB10 gui is nice, I like the interface, swiping from the screen, but I'm not sure it's enough.
    3) I want a high end phone, not a mid-range phone. There are already quad core, 4.7" phones on the market that have 2GB of ram also.
    4) I'm not sure "active frames" are enough. RIM is not really innovating enough. They *should* be interactive like Android widgets. If they aren't, RIM is behind

    So I am not sure what to do.
    3- High end BB10 phone will be coming out later in the end so you could get a new phone if you just Have to have one now, while waiting for the high range BB10 phone if you don't like what thor says for the January 30th launch of the L series and N series.
    11-18-12 11:18 AM
  7. Vector-SS's Avatar
    That holster looks designed for that phone with the BB logo. Would they actually go through with the hassle of designing a holster for a dev alpha device?
    11-18-12 12:28 PM
  8. Andrew4life's Avatar
    I was trying to see if there are any new apps, though I couldn't really make anything out that was new.

    [PICS] Spotted: BlackBerry 10 & its First NBA Night with RIM CEO. Final Devices Grabs some Action!-bb.jpg
    11-18-12 12:31 PM
  9. GTiLeo's Avatar
    I'm actually getting less excited for the BB10 "London" phone. I played with a LG Optimus G phone at a store yesterday.

    Here is why:

    1) I'm tired of waiting. I'm ready for a new phone *now*
    2) I'm not sure there is really a compelling enough reason for me to wait. The BB10 gui is nice, I like the interface, swiping from the screen, but I'm not sure it's enough.
    3) I want a high end phone, not a mid-range phone. There are already quad core, 4.7" phones on the market that have 2GB of ram also.
    4) I'm not sure "active frames" are enough. RIM is not really innovating enough. They *should* be interactive like Android widgets. If they aren't, RIM is behind

    So I am not sure what to do.
    i don't see how a dual core is a mid teir phone just because there are quadcores out, the iphon is a top level smartphoen and its clock speed is as fast as my 9900 only with another core and a gig of RAM.hardware isn't everything pal and Android still has a rather slowish experiense
    11-18-12 01:04 PM
  10. mikeo007's Avatar
    i don't see how a dual core is a mid teir phone just because there are quadcores out, the iphon is a top level smartphoen and its clock speed is as fast as my 9900 only with another core and a gig of RAM.hardware isn't everything pal and Android still has a rather slowish experiense
    While I agree that the number of cores does not determine the hardware tier of a phone, the A6 processor in the i5 is well beyond the processor in the 9900. It's not just an extra core and extra RAM. Remember, a modern 2ghz intel CPU would destroy a 3+ ghz CPU from a few years ago. Same goes for ARM CPUs.

    As for the OP, that's quite the publicity pose from Thor & co. there. Doesn't look like a finished product, more likely an Alpha device. Still seems to have garnered some attention though.
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    11-18-12 01:44 PM
  11. GTiLeo's Avatar
    While I agree that the number of cores does not determine the hardware tier of a phone, the A6 processor in the i5 is well beyond the processor in the 9900. It's not just an extra core and extra RAM. Remember, a modern 2ghz intel CPU would destroy a 3+ ghz CPU from a few years ago. Same goes for ARM CPUs.

    As for the OP, that's quite the publicity pose from Thor & co. there. Doesn't look like a finished product, more likely an Alpha device. Still seems to have garnered some attention though.
    totally agree but a statement of comparing numbers, and that large numbers don't always make for larger performance
    11-18-12 01:55 PM
  12. sleepngbear's Avatar
    I'm actually getting less excited for the BB10 "London" phone. I played with a LG Optimus G phone at a store yesterday.

    Here is why:

    1) I'm tired of waiting. I'm ready for a new phone *now*
    2) I'm not sure there is really a compelling enough reason for me to wait. The BB10 gui is nice, I like the interface, swiping from the screen, but I'm not sure it's enough.
    3) I want a high end phone, not a mid-range phone. There are already quad core, 4.7" phones on the market that have 2GB of ram also.
    4) I'm not sure "active frames" are enough. RIM is not really innovating enough. They *should* be interactive like Android widgets. If they aren't, RIM is behind

    So I am not sure what to do.
    It doesn't matter what high-end phone is out now, or whatever your definition of a high-end phone is, because there is always something higher-end in development. But if that's what you must have...
    11-18-12 02:15 PM
  13. TheScionicMan's Avatar
    I'm actually getting less excited for the BB10 "London" phone. I played with a LG Optimus G phone at a store yesterday.

    Here is why:

    1) I'm tired of waiting. I'm ready for a new phone *now*
    2) I'm not sure there is really a compelling enough reason for me to wait. The BB10 gui is nice, I like the interface, swiping from the screen, but I'm not sure it's enough.
    3) I want a high end phone, not a mid-range phone. There are already quad core, 4.7" phones on the market that have 2GB of ram also.
    4) I'm not sure "active frames" are enough. RIM is not really innovating enough. They *should* be interactive like Android widgets. If they aren't, RIM is behind

    So I am not sure what to do.
    If you're looking for a high-end Android phone, you should buy it immediately, cuz in 3 to 6 months the improved version will be here, moving this down a tier...
    11-18-12 03:58 PM
  14. PagerRocka's Avatar
    If somebody wants to waste a few hundred dollars the full-res picture can be purchased from getty

    Thorsten Heins CEO Of Research In Motion Takes A Picture
    11-18-12 05:14 PM
  15. TomJasper's Avatar
    I see .....Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong > national health information network > Vodafone > RIM

    Thor recently made mention in an interview in regards to BB10 / QNX / NFC in a hospital/medical scenario, interesting indeed. Could RIM be involved in Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong's ambitious plan, time will tell.
    http://www.bbin.in/en/wp-content/upl...hO6ZJxHxhx.jpg

    This is by far the more interesting picture. That's Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong with Heins. Dr. Soon-Shiong is a professor at UCLA and he's a guy very interested in the future of tech, especially stuff like very low power semiconductors and oddly, augmented intelligence. He also has enough cash to buy RIM, and have some left over.

    EDIT: Forgot to mention, Dr. Soon-Shiong also owns a piece of the Lakers, which he bought from Magic Johnson.
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    11-19-12 09:32 AM
  16. James Nieves's Avatar
    These are the phones they showed off to the media. They aren't a dev alpha and they aren't the L-Series london. They are simply personal phones for staff and used to show the media that BlackBerry 10 is well on its way. The final phones will be more polished of course:

    As for Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, he's probably a shareholder of RIM these days

    "Soon-Shiong on Wednesday outlined his testbed for a new model of medical care: a system that lashes together genomic processing, supercomputing, high-speed data networks and the same mobile devices that people use to make dinner reservations. All of this technology will put the best information available in the hands of doctors instantly, he said at a Washington, D.C., conference put on by the Bipartisan Policy Center and a nonprofit called Doctors Helping Doctors."

    The future is #RIM
    11-19-12 12:16 PM
  17. BB_Bmore's Avatar
    Am I the only one that thinks BlackBerry10 is already on Thor's PlayBook?
    Not to mention Thor is carrying his playbook in that picture.
    11-19-12 02:36 PM
  18. kdna's Avatar
    These are not final production BB10 devices. I think they are internal prototypes similar to Dev Alphas. As another Team BlackBerry member pointed out in this forum, BlackBerry 10 hardware will be unveiled on Jan 30 2013.
    11-19-12 03:38 PM
  19. sm4k's Avatar
    Of even further interest, in the background of this photo notice the subtle yet smug smile on Andrew Bocking's face. Think he knows something we don't?

    Andrew is RIM's Senior Vice President of Software Product Management.



    http://www.bbin.in/en/wp-content/upl...hO6ZJxHxhx.jpg

    This is by far the more interesting picture. That's Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong with Heins. Dr. Soon-Shiong is a professor at UCLA and he's a guy very interested in the future of tech, especially stuff like very low power semiconductors and oddly, augmented intelligence. He also has enough cash to buy RIM, and have some left over.

    EDIT: Forgot to mention, Dr. Soon-Shiong also owns a piece of the Lakers, which he bought from Magic Johnson.
    11-19-12 05:04 PM
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