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[Merged] Let's go BB10 make the comeback

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It's a freaking iPhone 4, with the BB OS?
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mobifree wrote:
May 1st, 2012 10:31 am
It's a freaking iPhone 4, with the BB OS?

looks more like a mini playbook to me.. i don't think that's an actual model though ... it's just showing the os..

if anything the OS borrows from ios, android and win7

live tiles, widgets etc...
http://www.theverge.com/2012/5/1/299110 ... oper-tools

keynote
http://live.theverge.com/Event/Live_fro ... 012?Page=0
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I'm a life long Blackberry user and don't want to give up the physical keyboard.
I send and receive dozens of emails daily and am constantly on Google Talk and BBM.
I just wish they would improve the OS and HW specs on a Bold 9900 type device instead of trying to clone the iPhone.
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mobifree wrote:
May 1st, 2012 10:57 am
I'm a life long Blackberry user and don't want to give up the physical keyboard.
I send and receive dozens of emails daily and am constantly on Google Talk and BBM.
I just wish they would improve the OS and HW specs on a Bold 9900 type device instead of trying to clone the iPhone.

if you only need email, gtalk and bbm you don't need an OS or HW spec revision lol

i'm sure the new BB's will still have keyboards they just won't be in the spotlight
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shaolinmonk wrote:
May 1st, 2012 11:02 am
if you only need email, gtalk and bbm you don't need an OS or HW spec revision lol
lol.. of course for these things.
But I would also like to do the things that Android and iPhone users are doing on their smartphones..
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mobifree wrote:
May 1st, 2012 12:14 pm
lol.. of course for these things.
But I would also like to do the things that Android and iPhone users are doing on their smartphones..

But you can't do android/iphone things unless you have the screen real estate, even the iphone's 3.5" screen is not big enough for people now. BB tried to have the best of both worlds with the torch and failed miserably, you really do have to pick one or the other (hardware kb or big screen).
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hakira wrote:
May 1st, 2012 1:22 pm
But you can't do android/iphone things unless you have the screen real estate, even the iphone's 3.5" screen is not big enough for people now. BB tried to have the best of both worlds with the torch and failed miserably, you really do have to pick one or the other (hardware kb or big screen).
That's pretty much it. The last couple BB OSes tried to support devices with physical keyboards and buttons and full screen devices and failed. It seemed schizophrenic and did neither really well (should a menu come up with a key or a gesture or both? etc). We saw exactly the same schism with Android until they effectively made it a touch OS that you happen to be able to use (one of the few remaining) devices with a physical keyboard. To have a consistent UI you need to pick a direction. If they try to shoehorn full support for both traditional BBs and touch based BBs they are going to continue to have UX failings.
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I rock the Bold 9900 as well because the physical keyboard is second to none. Watching the demo of the Blackberry 10 virtual keyboard was simply amazing. I was absolutely blown away.
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Lol

Looks like rim ripped the apple os. Looks just like the apple interface.

And did anyone else realize how slow the guy was typing???? Keyboard fail!
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^ how did they rip off apple? Because they used a swipe gesture? And the keyboard is a fail? Because the guy is typing slowly so the average person can see the predictive word suggestions in the keyboard? Yes that must be a fail. :facepalm:
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just watched the 10 min clip from crackberry of the live keynote.

i'm excited. ditched bb for iphone, but this excites me.

it was always the little improvements and the subtle-ness of changes that go a long way. swiping to delete or swiping to get to numbers/symbols, that time travel camera app, those are pretty solid innovations.

yeah its borrowed a bit from everything, ios, wp, playbook. TATs capabilities coming through finally though.
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mbk.2k3 wrote:
May 1st, 2012 7:46 pm
just watched the 10 min clip from crackberry of the live keynote.

i'm excited. ditched bb for iphone, but this excites me.

it was always the little improvements and the subtle-ness of changes that go a long way. swiping to delete or swiping to get to numbers/symbols, that time travel camera app, those are pretty solid innovations.

yeah its borrowed a bit from everything, ios, wp, playbook. TATs capabilities coming through finally though.

I think you mean this video.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5KKQx04yD0
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meh... stick to the physical keyboard.... swiftkey x already exists for soft keyboards
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