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RIM to give out BlackBerry OS 10 dev prototypes in early May

24 March, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
RIM to give out BlackBerry OS 10 dev prototypes in early May - read the full textRIM is preparing a new OS - called BlackBerry 10 - to replace the two current OSes that it uses (BB OS 7 on phones and Tablet OS on the PlayBook). The BB OS 10 will launch late this year, but app developers can look forward to playing with it sooner - 2000 developer prototypes running a version of...

 

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That's good to hear that blackberry is updating its still worth itm please rim try to improve the battery timming in bbs like nokia and iphone.

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  • 2012-03-27 15:25
  • PAmi

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-03-26 13:40 from sS@2 - click to readand let me point out that on the sources that you gave... there isn't even any mention about android being more secure. The sources are more like humours if not surveys. I think that came from you. for the army... they have their own software,satphones and private lines. and only federal agencies uses BB or any other Phones/OS aside from what they have.
BB's main turf is not w/ the government, it's w/ the business companies. Have you ever wonder why there isn't any GIS(Government Internet Solution OR AIS(Army Internet Solutions)? and from the las word of the two acronyms, the word SOLUTIONS is basically a business term. Comparatively THERE is a much more secure OS other than BB, and it's w/ the ARMY and the Government, But IT IS NOT android nor iOS.

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  • 2012-03-27 00:57
  • 9Lax

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-03-26 18:16 from sS@2 - click to readYeah. Now that's what I'm talking about. Some real evidence we can all sink our teeth into. Next time if someone asks you to back up your statements, then step up and back it up. Your juvenile insults add nothing to the conversation.

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  • 2012-03-26 23:41
  • RbqJ

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-03-26 13:40 from sS@2 - click to readTrue that The Government and the Army maybe switching from BB to Android. If that would be the case, it's just the the Government and the army then. comparing the size of their employees to the private sector that includes corporate, small and medium businesses and consumer businesses as well, they wouldn't even reach half the numbers. and mind you , if the army is switching to android, it is because of it's processing power and custumization capabilities. and pray tell me why CIA and FBI is not individually mentioned? I work on an australian Mobile carrier and my wife works w/ AT&T, 89% of the government accounts uses black berry and 9% uses iOS, 1% uses windows phone. and your just talking about the United STates of the God FR*akin America. android is far from being a business OS. iPhone CAN be in sometime ahead if they address the needs of the business world.

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  • 2012-03-26 23:25
  • 9Lax

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-03-26 20:03 from NCvq - click to readwhy would apple have to change there look if they sell 50 million iphones a year

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  • 2012-03-26 22:52
  • QGMH

Blackberry is a nice fone bt why dnt they hav video calls nd radios?i wanna own BB one day bt without radio nd secondary camera,neva.

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  • 2012-03-26 22:01
  • fjVd

RIMM lol, nuff said

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  • 2012-03-26 21:18
  • QGMH

Hmmm.. unless everyone here has used every OS out there, no point in pointing out the flaws or greatness of all OS's. Android's OS, very nice, clean but what a hog on battery power. Apple OS, like android (except for the battery drain) hasn't changed its looks since its first generation iPhone. I don't care how many of you say its perfect and thats why they don't change it, if thats your response, you're as boring as your iPhone. BB at time was great. i had 3 blackberries. RIM, too small and too slow to keep up with the big boys. Unless BB10 AND their devices blow the socks off you, don't expect RIM to do much. They won't disappear, but they won't be a contender anymore. BB10 is their last chance.
Everyone should enjoy the competition, it pushes for GREAT OS' to be developed. Imagine if all 3 collaborated on one OS?? wouldn't that be something.

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  • 2012-03-26 20:03
  • NCvq

> In reply to whatchasay @ 2012-03-26 16:40 from 4$ve - click to readHere is another one:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com...icle2338235/

Quote:
"In another blow for beleaguered BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM-T13.950.282.05%), the U.S. federal government’s main procurement agency is issuing iPhones and Android-based devices to some of its 17,000 workers.

While the General Services Administration does not impose its purchasing decisions on other parts of the government, the terms and conditions it negotiates can be used as a blueprint for other agencies.
....................."

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  • 2012-03-26 18:32
  • sS@2

> In reply to whatchasay @ 2012-03-26 16:40 from 4$ve - click to readHere is another one for you...

only 1% of Capitol Hill Staffer think BB as their next phone:
source: http://www.theglobeandmail.com...icle2369944/

quote:
"...................
On Capitol Hill, where BlackBerrys were in the hands of 93 per cent of staffers in 2009, a significant majority – 77 per cent – still thumb the tiny keyboards.

Smartphones are rapidly catching up.

iPhone use was up to 41 per cent among Capitol Hill staffers this year; more than triple the level of three years ago.

The really grim news – at least for BlackBerry – is that less than one per cent of respondents said they planned to buy another BlackBerry.
.........................."

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  • 2012-03-26 18:27
  • sS@2

> In reply to whatchasay @ 2012-03-26 16:55 from 4$ve - click to readyou really love your Blackberry aren't you?
The REAL reason the army choose Android instead of Blackberry is BECAUSE.... BB is NOT real Smartphone. It's kind of TERMINAL in linux mode. It's a dumb terminal. Without the BIS (Blackberry Internet Service) and the server in blackberry HQ, the BB is a DUMB PHONE!!!

This is VERY dangerous in the field. BIS is well known for it's down time, problem, etc. If the army in the field have a combat, and blackberry having problem, they could die.

On the other hand, Android is THE REAL SMARTPHONE. They could use multiple source of internet (Wifi, 2G/3G, etc) and don't need the BIS or Blackberry server to be smart.

That's the REAL reason...

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  • 2012-03-26 18:21
  • sS@2

> In reply to whatchasay @ 2012-03-26 16:40 from 4$ve - click to readyou really show what a true blackberry user looks like... it's either lazy (can't do google), or incompetence....

Here is the link:
http://www.nationaljournal.com...nds-20120311
and here is another one:
http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2...taffers.html

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  • 2012-03-26 18:16
  • sS@2

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-03-26 13:40 from sS@2 - click to readThe army is thinking about android for the field because it is more customizable. Thus they can limit the heck out of what the devices can and cannot do. Blackberry is still #1 on the govt. Why do you keep sticking "govt" in your sentences when referring to the army. They are not the same. Congressmen and their staffers need alot more cyber security than the guy on the battlefield. As a result, they overwhelmingly use BlackBerries.

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  • 2012-03-26 16:55
  • 4$ve

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-03-26 13:37 from sS@2 - click to readWow. What a cop out of an answer. So, in other words, you have nothing to back up your statements. Nice.

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  • 2012-03-26 16:40
  • 4$ve

> In reply to Verbal_Criminal @ 2012-03-26 01:56 from 9Lax - click to readwould you explain to me then...
why the american army, govt, now move to android??
they said android is more secure than BB now.
search google... android US army.
the day of BB the only secure OS is now over.
right now Android is THE OS that use by US army (meaning the most secure)

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  • 2012-03-26 13:40
  • sS@2

> In reply to aznfratboy @ 2012-03-26 05:31 from RNK9 - click to readthis is a defunct bull shit.
right now android and iOS could be as secure as BB.
That's why I said that RIM need to learn their competitor.
BB think they the only one can do it right....

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  • 2012-03-26 13:38
  • sS@2

> In reply to Whatchasay @ 2012-03-26 06:23 from 4$ve - click to readgoogle is your friend...
search on google
Blackberry loosing on capitol hill

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  • 2012-03-26 13:37
  • sS@2

business and crazy ass texter should use bb, geeks and nerds should use android or iphone. problem solve.

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  • 2012-03-26 07:49
  • PA8u

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-03-25 16:15 from sS@2 - click to readThat's some interesting info. Do you have a source we can all look at? Hmmm?

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  • 2012-03-26 06:23
  • 4$ve

With the issue of identity theft and privacy laws and what not, Blackberry is very useful in the corporate world. At the end of the day, Blackberry is still a very relevant company. The last thing a billion dollar company wants is losing valuable information, patents, secrets and information that companies deny ever happen so that their employees achieve higher score on Angry Birds or watch their YouTube videos of stupid cats or RWJ making his voice crack at 27 in a better screen.

Most geeks dont' see the B2B market, or the B2Government market, they see things we don't see for 5 and sometimes 10 years. The internet's been around since before most of us were born, let's remmeber that.

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  • 2012-03-26 05:31
  • RNK9

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