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[Merged] Let's go BB10 make the comeback

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Hm, all I can say is that from a neutral perspective - RIM definitely does have a future for BB10 and their new phone. However, one thing I did notice in one of the videos on Mobile Syrup, the BB10 had that feature in Android where someone calls, you see their pic and can swipe to answer/reject the call.

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I'm not sure how creative you can get with gestures. I assume 99% of the smartphones have a picture associated to a contact. Answering the call can only be done so many ways. I guess they could have chosen to shake the phone violently to answer any calls but that wouldn't be received well.

Would it be copying if a smartphone has a physical keyboard and uses a answer button? I'm pretty sure that's standard.....

Did apple steal the idea to put copy and paste on there iphone because if memory serves me right their original "smartphone " couldn't copy and paste. I would call it an oversight but I guess to others that's stealing ideas.....

I don't want to derail the thread. What they showed today looked promising and I hope that they can deliver on it.
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Former RIM CEO Mocks Touch Screen Typing
The iPhone? Undoubtedly a very nice product, but there is no virtual substitute for a real keyboard, reckons RIM CEO Mike Lazaridis: "Try typing a web key on a touch screen on an iPhone, that's a real challenge. You cannot see what you type."
"THERE’S a reason that R.I.M. is averse to the iPhone’s glass pad. ‘I couldn’t type on it and I still can’t type on it, and a lot of my friends can’t type on it,’ says Mike Lazaridis, R.I.M.’s co-chief executive and technological visionary. ‘It’s hard to type on a piece of glass.’"
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djemzine wrote:
May 1st, 2012 9:44 pm
Hm, all I can say is that from a neutral perspective - RIM definitely does have a future for BB10 and their new phone. However, one thing I did notice in one of the videos on Mobile Syrup, the BB10 had that feature in Android where someone calls, you see their pic and can swipe to answer/reject the call.

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You seriously need to use more phones picture photo id has been here for ages....it's always either swipe or press a button....how else are you suppose to answer a call? Do the happy dance and yell magic words?
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That photo feature with ability to scroll back through frames is pretty cool.

It is kind of funny that RIM used to bash the "touch" interface but now is rolling out a phone without keyboard. I would think that they would still make a hard button version of a phone in the future for those diehard button people.
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That photo feature with ability to scroll back through frames is pretty cool.

It is kind of funny that RIM used to bash the "touch" interface but now is rolling out a phone without keyboard. I would think that they would still make a hard button version of a phone in the future for those diehard button people.

yep, they are still making business devices, hardkey devices and consumer devices.... but the core focus of bb10 is touchscreen..

(it's funny that they still run commercials with people saying they couldn't imagine typing 1000 emails a day on a touchscreen)
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Not a BB user anymore myself but loved my last BB (Bold 9700) and I know a number of people are still all about them. Would love to see the company do well....
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(it's funny that they still run commercials with people saying they couldn't imagine typing 1000 emails a day on a touchscreen)

+1. I came here to post the same thing. Way to already bash your new product.
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I guess I'm always going to be a BB fan. I don't like how it doesn't have a keypad :( So I'm prolly not going to switch over from my Galaxy Note. My Note is too distracting, it's like I'm taking my desktop with me everywhere I go. When I had my BB, I used it for what it was made for..emailing, calling, texting and BBM-ing lol
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I guess I'm always going to be a BB fan. I don't like how it doesn't have a keypad :( So I'm prolly not going to switch over from my Galaxy Note. My Note is too distracting, it's like I'm taking my desktop with me everywhere I go. When I had my BB, I used it for what it was made for..emailing, calling, texting and BBM-ing lol

That may be because it is the size of a desktop and not a phone ;)
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That may be because it is the size of a desktop and not a phone ;)

Lol

I played with the note and I didn't feel that it was too large. I was a bit disappointed though. I thought it would some how be more fluid. The salesman showing it also said it does slow down at times so maybe I caught it in a bad moment.
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Lol

I played with the note and I didn't feel that it was too large. I was a bit disappointed though. I thought it would some how be more fluid. The salesman showing it also said it does slow down at times so maybe I caught it in a bad moment.

Android is always going to have fluidity problems because of its UI architecture and real time thread priority. They can compensate by throwing more processing at it but it's an inherent problem in the OS. WP7, BB10, iOS and preOS are all superior in that regard.

As far as the size of the Note, I would honestly be afraid of losing a nut every time I sat down with it in my pocket.
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I'm a huge BB supporter like the rest, but after messing around with Android ICS 4.04 and seeing what Android can do, I was a bit underwhelmed even by this presentation @ BB10 Jam conference. That camera is cool, but not sure how often I would use it. I'm holding out for a BB10 device lilke the rumored Blade (BB10 Torch w/ keyboard)

Funny thing is a few buddies of mine are down in Orlando now @ the dev conference, + got to meet Thor and som other Rim Execs. He says they were told by RIM devs that BB10 is only scratching the surface of what it do and theres about 75% more that we have yet to see. I'm wonering of thats enough.

He says there were people there hecking some RIM execs and employees.

Even if BB10 devices have blazing fast processors (which I doubt they will) + are the more superior smartphones, it won't mean jack if they're market share is eroded to less than 5% of the market, or don't have content/apps/ support of developers. I'm keeping my fingers crossed and rooting for RIM, but holding out for a BB10 device w/ a keyboard.
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