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It will be released starting next week

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RE: great timing!
By flyingpants1 on 9/18/2013 4:38:12 PM , Rating: 2
Specs don't matter as much nowadays (or rather, even less than before). Brand and features matter more.

Nobody can tell the difference between the display on an iPhone or BB10 or any other phone now. When it comes to display, lower resolution = higher performance.

Nobody can tell the difference in performance between a Moto X, iPhone or BB. The Moto X is dual core, yet manages to clock itself higher than the flagships, because they throttle so much. Android is barely a multi-tasking OS - you can only use one app at a time, each app takes up the whole screen - so of course higher-clocked duals are fine for now.

Needless to say, nobody can tell the difference between pictures taken with any flagship smartphone.

I'd be happy with a Moto X.


RE: great timing!
By Samus on 9/18/2013 5:23:22 PM , Rating: 2
The key problem most of my clients have with their Z10 is the lack of decent Navigation. Blackberry used to have Google Maps. Where is it now?


RE: great timing!
By boeush on 9/18/2013 8:08:06 PM , Rating: 2
IMO, Google should just buy BB and migrate the Android runtime onto the BB10 OS (instead of its current Linux underpinnings), thereby forming a next-gen "Android" architecture.

A native and highly efficient UI layer, plus the already-available native security/multitasking/communication layers of BB10, plus native ability to run Android apps in an optimized environment = win-win-win all around.

It would be the best of both worlds, and would also be the definitive end of Apple and Microsoft's efforts in mobile. Frankly, for Google a BB acquisition would make a whole lot more sense than their Motorola Mobility acquisition. Really, I'm surprised that Google hasn't moved on this already: it's not like they don't have enough cash...


RE: great timing!
By retrospooty on 9/19/2013 5:07:29 PM , Rating: 2
"IMO, Google should just buy BB and migrate the Android runtime onto the BB10 OS (instead of its current Linux underpinnings), thereby forming a next-gen "Android" architecture."

Why? They already have the industry leading OS with 80% marketwhare... Why spend money to have the 3% anad shinking share of BB?

"A native and highly efficient UI layer, plus the already-available native security/multitasking/communication layers of BB10, plus native ability to run Android apps in an optimized environment = win-win-win all around."

I agree with you there, it would be nice to combine the best of both. That would benefit me a great deal and make me very happy, but I dont see it benefiting Google too much financially... Unless hey could get the whole BB IP set for a ridiculously cheap price.


RE: great timing!
By boeush on 9/19/2013 8:21:58 PM , Rating: 2
Well as you mention, they would certainly benefit from BB's IP set (for instance, by all accounts BB's on-screen keyboard is really, really good as well as really really patented...)

But as well, they would benefit from a much more efficient and performant underlying OS (built from the ground-up with RTOS capabilities and security in mind -- unlike Linux or even SELinux...) That means better multitasking, more reliable media streaming/playback/communications in background processes, and just an overall smoother and better user experience.

That would give them killer product so much ahead of the competition, that they would completely dominate the mobile handset/tablet market. But also, QNX being smaller, more efficient, and real-time-capable, it would be a better fit to smaller/cheaper devices like smart watches and whatnot. It's just more scale-able all around, again by design.


RE: great timing!
By iamkyle on 9/19/2013 9:29:15 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Why? They already have the industry leading OS with 80% market share... Why spend money to have the 3% and shrinking share of BB?


Because it would IMPROVE it. Just because Android is the market leader, doesn't mean it has no issues. Android could learn a thing or 2 from BB10's inherently smooth multitasking.


RE: great timing!
By retrospooty on 9/19/2013 9:46:38 PM , Rating: 2
Of course it could improve, but i dont see Google or anyone else paying 100s of millions for it. Rimm has been trying to sell it for a long time, but they want way more than its worth.


RE: great timing!
By GTVic on 9/19/2013 2:45:28 PM , Rating: 2
The recent update to the BB Maps app seems to be fairly well received. Turn by turn, voice enabled, etc.


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