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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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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-03-25 20:29 from sS@2 - click to readactually BB is the most secure OS out there, that's why most companies prefer BB. Data Encryption is unmatched. call that living in stone age. the only drawbacks for RIM is technical specs which is not quite a disadvantage to them since their target markets are businesses and companies not geeks.

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  • 2012-03-26 01:56
  • 9Lax


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  • 2012-03-25 23:39
  • 9Lax

its funny to see how android and ios fanboys are scared, nokia with their new strateegy and bb10 will beat them soon, nokia nd bb for the win, btw, tizen beats android

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  • 2012-03-25 23:23
  • Lydh

There something you don't understand. Android, iOS and BlackBerry are the 3 major OS. Even BADA from samsung sell better than WP all together. The fact that alot of compagnie depend of the blackberry services you can not count them out. Blackberry is going to launch is BB10 on smartphone the same os that playbook have. I did try WP7 it's boring. BB10 has better chance than wp7. The fact that you can put android app on bb10 is another plus. Are you following me.We already have 3 major os and WP isn't in this. I know a lot of died hard Blackberry user their not going to change for WP. Am a fandroid i like open souce that's why i also like Meego and Symbian but there are dead but not blackberry. Blackberry is here to stay my friend. It's going to be hard for WP to beat 3 proving platform That already has huge ecosystem. Am not a huge fan of Blackberry but i give them credit because they have the best services of the 3 major OS all encrypted. Do you understand now???????

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  • 2012-03-25 23:23
  • qasT

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-03-25 16:17 from sS@2 - click to readIs it as fast as on Blackberry? No i also have an iPhone and the Blackberry email engine is beyond anything out there! All you need to know is how to use the shortcuts.

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  • 2012-03-25 22:30
  • LK3S

very good

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  • 2012-03-25 20:59
  • vw6y

Here are some of the negatives of RIM :
1. You need (Read Must) to have BIS which is costlier than EDGE Services offered by service providers.
2. RAM is the application memory. I use BB9300 which has meager 256MB of memory. Out of which 180MB is consumed by OS. What the use the the app world then. A few gtalk / BBM like apps and you are done.
3. When Apple / Samsung were releasing Ghz processors with 1GB RAM, RIM released it's flagship model of BB Torch with 624 MHz of Processor and 512MB of RAM. Do you expect to turn your fortunes around with this Vision.
4. RIM strategist still think that, Push mail and Chat app can be a USP :) Please awake and see around.
5. What RIM is doing right now; it should have been done 3 years back. But they failed to recognize the threat just like Old Nokia with their Symbian :) My Advise .. Keep your enemies closer !!!

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  • 2012-03-25 20:52
  • tt1T

> In reply to BB @ 2012-03-25 18:13 from ib1V - click to readI respect the android and iOS and symbian software developer. But not RIM. RIM software developer were living in stone age... sorry, i know you're from RIM.

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  • 2012-03-25 20:29
  • sS@2

simple peoples like to use simple phone with simple OS. just like the above persons who commented the BB 10. Let the latest version out first. they dont have the authority to comment....never say or write something if you dont know. Please respect the software developers....

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  • 2012-03-25 18:13
  • ib1V


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  • 2012-03-25 17:20
  • PEqe

> In reply to Mobistarman @ 2012-03-25 13:42 from mw74 - click to readand regarding email, etc.

android/iOS is BETTER than BB. You can receive e-mail FREE with wifi at home/work, whereas in BB you NEED to have BIS (Blackberry Internet Service) which is very bad in reliability.

So, BB dead....

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  • 2012-03-25 16:17
  • sS@2

> In reply to Mobistarman @ 2012-03-25 13:42 from mw74 - click to readwhose politician? american politician (capitol hill)??

You might be surprised to know that EVEN american politician have change from BB to iOS/android. At the end of 2011, only 70% still use BB, and according to the survey, around 80% out of that 70% said they gonna change to iphone/android before 2012 over.

You got to admit it, there is nothing RIM can do to avoid loosing customer. BB OS is sux for developer, user, and all.

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  • 2012-03-25 16:15
  • sS@2

What BlackBerry? Who RIM? Yawn... sleepy.

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  • 2012-03-25 14:49
  • nSTU

> In reply to kapoor @ 2012-03-25 06:01 from s8FZ - click to readVery well said, same here I have had all the iphones so far, I always sell them to the ifreak's for more and currently using a galaxy s2x, and BB 9900, can't go without my BB. carrying two phones can be a pain sometimes but I just can't miss my BBM, I also own a Playbook and I think the Playbook OS was brilliantly done, especially after the update.

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  • 2012-03-25 14:09
  • 45Ja

i dont see why people are so concerned about loosing the qwerty keypad yes its a big part of blackberry but alot of people dont even realise that the qwerty style is even rim's.... black have needed a touch screen with a new sleek design, looking forward to seeing bb10 hit the shelves !!

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  • 2012-03-25 14:04
  • M3s@

The big issue is that they just aren't any fun.. it's just functional. Games/apps look awful on bb (if you can find any good ones) :)

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  • 2012-03-25 13:50
  • mw74

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-03-25 13:17 from sS@2 - click to readThen why does every politician use a blackberry?
The batteries go for miles and they got push-mail, always had, mails aren't saved to phone but on a server. And then there's the COMPRIMATION!! Not all of us have an unlimited phone-plan. Look I'm a big fan of Android or IOS, even the new windows phones look promissing. Yes BB got stuck in their own ways, but we would all be much better of if that technology would be shared. again, almost EVERY politician uses a blackberry and it's not because they like the look

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  • 2012-03-25 13:42
  • mw74

Here is a chart of failing BB:

The chart doesn't lie!!!!
and it's even uglier for RIM in Q1 2012.

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  • 2012-03-25 13:22
  • sS@2

> In reply to Mobistarman @ 2012-03-25 11:53 from mw74 - click to readRIM problem were they stuck into their own success/stereotype. They thought that phone only need for messaging, call, email.

Android/iOS really change the game. The phone right now is not a phone anymore. It's a connector of us into digital world. and RIM failed at competing in this segment. while the other OS got a good apps to compete RIM in BBM. So, RIM is un-innovative and dead... bye bye RIM.

for those of you who write here that RIM is good because BBM, you haven't see the big picture. There were lots of BBM-like apps. and all is better than RIM solution because it's open (no tied to certain OS). That's the one that make RIM dead now.

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  • 2012-03-25 13:17
  • sS@2

rounded-edge-square design, n minimalize the button..
seems like biten-fruit-design to me..
hahahahahhaaa..need creativity here

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  • 2012-03-25 12:04
  • KiS}

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