xeleraph, on 01 May 2012 - 15:29, said:
It's pretty much nothing but gloom and doom for RIM lately, but personally I'm really looking forward to see what RIM is capable of delivering when the chips are down. I've never owned a BlackBerry myself, but some of the stores in my area have Playbooks on display, and the OS is perhaps the best one yet I've seen on a tablet. The multitasking system is really slick, and compatibility with Android apps sounds like it's going to cover for a lot of RIM's own weaknesses.
Unless RIM really screws something up in a big way, I'll most likely be picking up a BB10 device for myself later this year. Anyone else looking to do the same? Long-time BlackBerry users, are you staying loyal or jumping ship?
I'm excited about it. I like my BB, the whole company uses them and we just deployed a bunch of PlayBooks to some of the execs. I was impressed with the hardware--it runs smoother than my Samsung Galaxy Tab sometimes (don't get me wrong, I *adore* my Galaxy) and overall just feels very smooth and professional. If the new phone OS is at least as good as that, it will be pretty slick. I can testify that the "swiping-suggested words" on the keyboard is both useful and fun--I played a game of "let's see what kind of funny story I can make using just the words it suggests and choosing randomly" for a good half-hour when I first starting exploring the PlayBook. Also, the timeline lens for the camera sounds cool. RIM was top of the line at one point and I sincerely hope to see them catch back up after they rested on their laurels a bit too long. So far, looking good.
And to answer the OP's question--staying loyal for now