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BlackBerry 10 unveiled

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Gestures aren't exactly hard to implement, and I'd not seen any earlier previews of BB10 OS.

Either way, it doesn't matter. RIM/Blackberry are no longer particularly relevant in the mobile OS world. They've left things way too long now. They'll end up being niche, like Firefox's and Ubuntu's mobile OS's.

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Gestures aren't exactly hard to implement, and I'd not seen any earlier previews of BB10 OS.

Either way, it doesn't matter. RIM/Blackberry are no longer particularly relevant in the mobile OS world. They've left things way too long now. They'll end up being niche, like Firefox's and Ubuntu's mobile OS's.

But it does matter. It sets them apart from the major players in the smartphone world. BlackBerry has huge carrier support and an Internet-based instant messaging service (BBM) with over 60 million active users. On top of that, BBM also has free voice calling (over the Internet), file sharing, and screen sharing. Despite what you may think, BlackBerry is still relevant.

Whether or not they'll stay relevant remains to be seen but I'm hopeful.

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Do BB Devices stil connect to RIM before the web as a forced proxy or whatnot. Im tempted to give tese a try(in a year :p) and just curious if they are like other devices with direct connectivity.

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It's so god damned slow!

From The Verge:

I don't exactly know the call quality of the iPhone 4S/5 but I imagine it's either the same or better.

Nothing innovative? They're doing something different. The usage of the OS is based on gestures which explains the lack of navigational buttons. That's something we haven't seen yet in other smartphone operating systems. The onscreen keyboard alone could be considered innovative because of its next-word prediction feature. I wouldn't be surprised if Microsoft, Apple, or Google added that feature to their respective operating systems.

Also, BlackBerry has a very good relationship with carriers. They're going to launch BB10 with major carriers in the US, Canada, and Europe. And that's with an OS that hasn't really been tested yet by the general public.

I'm hopeful that this will save BlackBerry (formerly known as RIM) so I'm not ready to count them out just yet. One thing that consumers should hope for is more competition. Remember when Apple changed the game back in 2007?

I highly doubt any of those companies would sue BlackBerry.

I'll need to see frequency response charts, BEFORE I cast a vote, from a reputable page like gsmarena or someone over at head-fi.

http://www.gsmarena.com/apple_iphone_4s-review-665p5.php

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I have used Blackberries since the 8700 all the way up to the Storm. I really thought I was getting best of both worlds - usability and flexibility of the iPhone with the power of the Blackberry but I experienced a lot of issues with the Storm. The unit would stop taking incoming calls, it would remain running but if you called the device - *unresponsive to me* but to the caller - it is ringing through to voice-mail.

I went through 3 Blackberry storms and then I was offered an iPhone at a discounted price.

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Gestures aren't exactly hard to implement, and I'd not seen any earlier previews of BB10 OS. Either way, it doesn't matter. RIM/Blackberry are no longer particularly relevant in the mobile OS world. They've left things way too long now. They'll end up being niche, like Firefox's and Ubuntu's mobile OS's.

Ah shutup

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Ah shutup

Why should I? Don't like dissenting opinions? Better get off the internet then.

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Incorrect. Ubuntu's phone OS, shown off a few weeks ago, is entirely gesture based and has the same dock on the left, settings at the top etc. BB are copying again.

How can they be copying when they are out first?

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