Blackberry is still a status symbol in INDIA as of yet. But R.I.M. seems to have taken a lot of things for granted. If they do not wake up from their slumber and catch up, R.I.M. will very soon become R.I.P.
RIM products are exorbitantly priced whereas you can get much better ones for almost less than half that cost from LG & Samsung.
It keeps on making same mistakes:
- Why no FM Radio? Is it too expensive a luxury?
- NO front facing Video-call Camera?
- Instead of increasing the Battery Capacity, they are actually decreasing it e.g. from 1500 to 1000 mAh.
- No fast processors, no Amoled screens.
- Why no side sliding keyboards & just the stupidity of portrait keyboards?
Why stay long behind the tails of everyone?
Wake up R.I.M. or else R.I.P. . . ! ! !
Anonymous, 27 Jan 2012android will never be an option for BB. Android is on the contrary to Bb:s own OS full of spyw... moreandroid is use by american army.
if android have lots of hole, why the army want it?
WP7 is fail on the american army.
search with google, and you'll know it.
Anonymous, 27 Jan 2012android will never be an option for BB. Android is on the contrary to Bb:s own OS full of spyw... morecan't you see it
windows phone is a failure!!
HTC,Samsung,SonyErricson,Moto exec said they push android and WP the same way, but in the end user don't like that stup1d square things. Metro UI is the new BOB
(search wikipedia on microsoft BOB, one of the biggest failure MS ever had, a project from melinda gates)
Nothing is wromg with RIMS software they're one of the best in celphone industry,10/10. congratulations to there new boss hope he will focus on size of there phones(not too big) and also release new numerical keypad phones like pearl 3g 9105. Not so on Touch phones because not everybody like touch phones.
OS 10 coming out later this year? If they used Roman Numerals it would be OS X...
Yet another company resorting to copying Apple!!!!!!!
BB the company that prides itself on security, to take Android the worst malware infested, Trojan infiltrated OS in the market? Don't think so.
I'm sorry. But this is not a roadmap. This is a recipe for self-burial. I love bb; had the 9000, 9780 and 9900 (which is a good phone btw). But seriously???
No OS10 till 2013? No handsets other than rehashed curves? I agree with the last comment. THIS IS why those two comedian CEO's had to resign. One who doesn't listen (Lazaridis) and one who doesn't care (Balsillie). Rim. I'll say this one more time. YOU DO NOT DEFINE PROGRESS. WE DO. This year alone: Iphone 5, Galaxy sIII, HTC 4G. I greatly fear this will be RIM'S last year. They knew this day was coming and they did nothing.
tactictaylor, 27 Jan 2012Could someone explain to me WHY?? Blackberry was ever popular in the first place? This is not ... moreRIM never used resistive screens, even the Storm uses a capacitive screen... The BlackBerry devices keyboard is the best on market, specially the Bold 9900 keyboard that is the best keyboard on a QWERTY smartphone ever. There are still a lot of people who prefer physical keyboards. The Playbook is a solid tablet, it feels great and it's really fast.
Anyway... This roadmap is a big mistake. Just live the current devices on market and hurry up with BB10 or bye bye RIM.
mw, 27 Jan 2012sorry to say, but if R.I.M dont go android they are doomed.android will never be an option for BB. Android is on the contrary to Bb:s own OS full of spyware, virus and malware. The only option is Windows Phone for Blackberry.
I am hacking my galaxy tab 10.1 to use it as a mobile phone. I want to stand out of the iphone 4s and SII crowd...
These guys are out of their depth. Honestly, they have run out of ideas. They need to attract new users. Not just keep releasing replacement handsets for the existing users. They already lost a lot of those valued loyal users during the big outage last year. They already lost a bucket of money and image with the playbook FLOP! They need to really bring something new. Why do they want to waste another year.
Could someone explain to me WHY?? Blackberry was ever popular in the first place? This is not a bash at RIM, but it seems to me that many could not use the keyboard on older touch resistive screens, and RIM filled the gap, but honestly I see nothing tempting from RIM.....the playbook is well, being honest a cheap looking Chinese tablet locket to RIM.....the phones have TINY screens, tiny keys and apart from BBM (Which playbook has not, well not exactly) what else. Give me a Galaxy S II anyday, RIM could be innovative and demonstrate the best Canada has to offer......sadly, I doubt it. Times have moved on, RIM has not.......Kodak all over again I feel.
I have to say by visiting this site few time a day for the last few years, I have developed the same negative opinion about the RIM company as the writers of the site have.
So, after being pushed off the Blackberry idea, and after having one for the last 17 months I have decided to change the platform to Android HTC XE handest.
After using it for over a week I feel disappointed and betrayed, I should never lef the Blackberry who was by specks on the paper lagging by other mobile makers but hey, their handset was working perfectly, email instantly not after few minutes as it is with the Android. Battery issue is less of the problem with Blackberry's due to their unique server and internet services.
I am sorry, but RIM is ahead in my opinion in one thing and that is simplicity and usability. Very simple and that is what at the end of the day majority of people need.
Something what is reliable, and not what I have with me top spec handset which I am scared to look at because I think how long until battery is flat.
RIM you are the best and I can't wait to get back to you guys happily will take handsets with smaller processors, less megapixel etc.
classically always trolling RIM...Dont bothe, buy your iphone,android,wp device and leave us alone.
Research In Slow Motion. Poor RIM forgot to live upto their name and evolve. Apple got the headstart and RIM was good for a while until Android started the nitro boosters. Once Froyo and Ginerbread came in, then whooosh. Hope RIM recovers ground soon. Though I'm a big Android fan, competition is good. Keeps Android n Apple from getting complacent.