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First BlackBerry 10 phone won't have a QWERTY keyboard

22 June, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
First BlackBerry 10 phone won't have a QWERTY keyboard - read the full textThe Washington Post is reporting on a curious decision by RIM - the first BlackBerry 10 device to launch will be touchscreen-only. RIM isn't abandoning their trademark - the full hardware QWERTY keyboard - as such devices will still come later on. While it's true that touch-only devices running...


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I like Blackberry because of its cheap data cost but really its useless. Why will I buy a phone that is testing a touchscreen technology when other OS have perfected it? A phone with less Apps than java phones.

Those that said hardware keyboard is faster should try swype technology in touchscreen devices... I have used the both and I'm not going back to hardware keyboard.

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  • 2012-06-23 21:42
  • N9@S

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-06-23 20:10 from Qxpm - click to readAgree. Nice phone.

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  • 2012-06-23 21:18
  • tR6E

One thing good in BB is that, there is no Gulu, no N0kian lover, no Apple maniac, no Samsonian.

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  • 2012-06-23 20:10
  • Qxpm

this new OS 10 is mixed between iOS/Android i feel like the BB will get lawsuit in every possible way

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  • 2012-06-23 16:42
  • nTpT

I Agree with this Article , BB Go to the Best

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  • 2012-06-23 14:57
  • Nr7V

With WP8 having a core level enterprise integration. it will be for sure fatal for RIM not to adapt WP OS or to go with android and BUILD ENTERPRISE INTEGRATION [which will take time beyond their grave.]

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  • 2012-06-23 14:44
  • KA5A

Bb shuld stick wid qwerty bt should move on to a modified and secure OS

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  • 2012-06-23 14:29
  • 9DJL

Only way for BB to get into the game is offer something superb at a great price. If quadcore and a 12 mpx camera with at least a 4.5 inch screen with a slim design, i think they could have a winner on their hands..only if they keep it under 300$

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  • 2012-06-23 14:18
  • 4xpK

The Post reads that the First Blackberry 10 Device will be Touchscreen and Media Centric, this appears to contradict with earlier online Articles, suggesting that Blackberry/RIM were going back to Grass Roots and only concentrating on Business Phones - Im Confused . . . .

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  • 2012-06-23 13:49
  • nxbC

apple will sue u, because all copy iphone.

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  • 2012-06-23 13:16
  • puAN

as for me,i agree with the writer too that said microsoft should buy RIM,blackberry dont really av the required functions that any experienced phone freaked will want just pinging only...

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  • 2012-06-23 13:14
  • N9RQ

ita a very good version of Blackberry...... lol!!

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  • 2012-06-23 13:07
  • 9xpe

can Blackberry (RIM) run with the competition on screen size

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  • 2012-06-23 10:29
  • N9@S

> In reply to Jon (Swe) @ 2012-06-23 06:33 from mhBh - click to readi dont say blackberry will have it easy, but it looks like such a massive step change, it could suprise the market. and the keyboard looked like a game changer genuinely. of course wm8 will be better than 7, but microsoft have hyped up their new release each year for years saying this is the one, this time and with little traction. ive just seen in all before so dont expect a different outcome

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  • 2012-06-23 09:41
  • H55S

> In reply to Raduljica @ 2012-06-23 08:48 from p@BC - click to readSome people can type much faster on a virtual keyboard, reason is feather touch, with no need to press down on physical keys, causing mini lag with each letter.

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  • 2012-06-23 09:01
  • IWcP

typing on the solid keyboard will allways be faster than on a touchscreen, the main reason is that you have to LOOK at the virtual keyboard, but not with a solid keyboard

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  • 2012-06-23 08:48
  • p@BC

> In reply to gingerbreadman @ 2012-06-22 21:40 from f3VN - click to readVirtual keyboard requires you to look at the keys while writing. With hardware keyboard you don't have to look at the keys while writing. That's a huge bonus when you need to look at something else while writing. Plus there's no real feel in virtual keyboard.

I'll take real keyboard over virtual any time.

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  • 2012-06-23 07:13
  • Sw2B

Bad, bad decision, removing the keyboard is the same like removing the berry from the blackberry :( SAD SAD SAD No more BOLDS only STORMS. Stupid stupid decision.

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  • 2012-06-23 06:50
  • IBJP

> In reply to Guido @ 2012-06-22 20:10 from MM2K - click to readWindows mobile 6.5 and Windows Phone 7/7.5 is not anywhere close to the same thing.
And really back in those days, WM 6.5 did have a pretty good share of the smartphone market, and Symbian was dominating. So judging by then, WM 6.5 was a really good smartphone OS.
The first version of iPhone OS didnt support apps, should you then say iPhone is worthless today, since today its all about apps, and iPhone did not have support for that, back when...

Now WP8 will share core with Windows 8, meaning that the same apps can be used on both, with just some work to the UI part.
Thats a really good thing. And now there is reason for manufactors to invest in the WP platform, it wasnt during the 7/7.5 releases, those werent good smart-phone OS itterations.

The iPhone, although still beeing the most sold smartphone has lost some of its reputation of beeing the best (I would argue it never were), but I hear kids, and trendy girls saying that samsung is better (samsung, not android).
I dont think users are that tied in, so I think MS has every chanvce to start taking chunks of the market shares.
Rim (Black Berry) will have very hard times ahead, since its not in as strong position with a cross platform ecosystem. Rim could port their OS to linux, and start pushing it as a desktop business solution, and then in the end make its way over to consumers.

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  • 2012-06-23 06:33
  • mhBh

> In reply to gingerbreadman @ 2012-06-22 21:40 from f3VN - click to readI dont agree. Keyboard is far superior to a bad touch screen.

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  • 2012-06-23 05:57
  • y$g@

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