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A look inside the new BlackBerry 10 mobile OS

30 January, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
A look inside the new BlackBerry 10 mobile OS - read the full textThe latest iteration of the BlackBerry OS has been in the works for over two years before it went official earlier today. With dropping market share and countless unexciting QWERTY devices in recent years, the pressure was on for BlackBerry to provide a capable smartphone experience that will get...


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As usual, haters will lurk this thread. Do you really hate RIM or threatened bacause of your OS might look old (actually there is one, and hard to catch up). Its up to you to bash, stick on your current phone or jump ship, your choice, it's our choice if we stick to RIM I mean BlackBerry. Problem? *trollface*

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  • 2013-01-31 08:40
  • PGfx

nice effort. keep it up like the new os and smartphone series.

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  • 2013-01-31 08:26
  • sR4J

Looks good.
From what I have read (on other sites) the OS can directly address issues on enterprise management of BYOD. Gives the IT dept alot of control over work related stuff while not effecting anything thats private.

It appears to be quite powerful.
There is one problem though, I have read that BIS will not offer the same unlimited browsing experience for a flat monthly rate anymore. While some services like BBM will terminate on the BB infrastructure, the rest will use the carriers network infrastructure.
In Africa this has always been the big draw of BB- the unlimited internet access at a fraction of the cost of any other SP.
One carrier did confirm that BB10 will no longer come with a the packaged BIS but remained mum on what packages will be offered. Older devices, however will still have the facilities as before.
So it remains to be seen how well the new OS competes given that it just lost its main draw point for the standard end-user.

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  • 2013-01-31 08:15
  • NHTh

> In reply to mello @ 2013-01-30 20:27 from fuNc - click to readPrice?!
OK, compare price in western Europe, or Canada, US, with price in central Europe, Brazil.... and then say something ;-( But...for that quality, why not? BB is excelent. You still have choice on ebay. Previous models is now cheaper, and still excelent quality with new OS10. So...?

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  • 2013-01-31 08:14
  • ny@d

Ok here is a challenge to all the bb people name one innovative or new feature that hasnt been done already on android wp or ios.

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  • 2013-01-31 08:14
  • 3YhK

It sure won't attract the 'specs kiddies' but their base users have always been the corporate users. This will only probably gain back the few who left and give them a reason to stay. Indonesia should be happy!

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  • 2013-01-31 07:45
  • PGsY

i think the price is high, higher than sgs3, the touch handset i think, anyway this UI is much better than the thumbmail menu of WP which is to boring, this handset is good

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  • 2013-01-31 07:45
  • P@1G

Wish this had WP8 :/

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  • 2013-01-31 07:19
  • vwfg

This OS is going to be so popular, how do i know this? The haters and fanboys can't seem to make up their minds.
1st it looks kinda like meego, then someone else says this is just like WP, then yet another person says it's like Android, and another person Ios, even to the point where someone says it look like Belle.
Everybody already wants a piece of the pie, or they feel threatened by how good it looks so far.
Why don't we wait guys to actually handle the phone to know whether it would be a success or not.

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  • 2013-01-31 06:30
  • 3sEw

> In reply to Saaz @ 2013-01-31 05:53 from vwes - click to readsorry pal, its a different os, even its still BB but BB10 is base on QNX. A new n refresh os. No upgrade i think.

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  • 2013-01-31 06:27
  • vfxa

> In reply to Fridaybird @ 2013-01-30 21:05 from q{Nf - click to readBlackberry doesn't own the company! Where do you get your info from?
Meego is now owned by a new company called Jolla.
And Belle is no more, nobody owns it, it's just gone.

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  • 2013-01-31 06:22
  • 3sE3

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-31 00:58 from t7Xi - click to readIt's blackberry or BB not BBM, that just means blackberry messenger.

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  • 2013-01-31 06:18
  • 3sEw

> In reply to Ryle Kem @ 2013-01-31 03:43 from 25Ek - click to readYou can download google maps

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  • 2013-01-31 06:16
  • 3sEw

> In reply to KenjiPlaying360 @ 2013-01-30 20:20 from nCiY - click to readTo me it seems like a remarkable attempt counterstrike from Blackberry, it seems like an OS worth using IMHO.

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  • 2013-01-31 06:07
  • PrK7

It looks like MeeGo and iOS combined.

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  • 2013-01-31 05:55
  • 9yxC

This is not fare for Blackberry user , When i Buy A new Fone After 2- 3 Months Blackberry launch new fone and not upgrade option is available for old fone , can Blackberry user 7.1 os is upgradeble os 10 ??? is availbale then no problem isn't then i ll not but any new mobile bb... pls help me

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  • 2013-01-31 05:53
  • vwes

UI looks ugly

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  • 2013-01-31 04:23
  • 98xj

> In reply to truefan @ 2013-01-30 19:47 from 85@r - click to readcorrection best camera is Lumia920.. but agree on your other points....

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  • 2013-01-31 04:10
  • 25Ek

> In reply to lateral.thinker @ 2013-01-31 03:22 from utAe - click to readagreed and you forget to mention it copied Swipe UI of N9 too.

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  • 2013-01-31 03:44
  • 4%XN

can you guys please comment on the Map Apps

OK better still let me write it here:-

The app only works when you're online, not even caching routes once you get going, so you'd best restrict your expeditions to areas with good signal coverage.

yup, that's right works ONLY WHEN ONLINE.. for comparison NOKIA works offline..

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  • 2013-01-31 03:43
  • 25Ek

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