RIM previews Blackberry 10, we want your thoughts

May 1, 2012
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The world of RIM and Blackberry is all shook up at the moment with their announcement of Blackberry 10 and their developer alpha device. We don't really talk much about Blackberry around these parts but you can get all the details from our sister site SlashGear, as they had plenty of coverage. After seeing the Blackberry 10 sneak peak video shown below, I was pretty curious and wanted to see what our readers thought. Check it out after the break.

The image above is of the Blackberry 10 Dev Alpha Device from what we are hearing, and basically looks like a smaller Playbook shaped more like a phone. Hey, at least the OS appears to finally be ready for 2010... err I meant 2012. While we don't get a good look at the OS in general RIM did show off a few neat things like that impressive keyboard. That is about the only thing that caught my eye other than the tidbits of Android's Ice Cream Sandwich colors and menu buttons.

Pretty neat? Or too little too late? I must admit that keyboard predictive text is pretty innovative and looks amazing. I want it already. I wonder how long it'll take for that to appear in the Google Play Store -- I'm giving it 2-3 weeks tops. Anyways check out all of the Blackberry 10 coverage from the SlashGear link provided above, or from the video, then let us know what you think.

Will Blackberry 10 compete with Android or iOS? Is it too late for RIM? Should they do what Nokia should have done and just jump to Android? Lets hear it all in the comments below!


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  • Laughing @ RIM

    hold on…..didnt RIM have a commercial like “imagine typing a hundred emails a day on a touchscreen”?

    /sigh

  • bitflung

    a lot of BBX looks more like webos than anything else.
    i know, this isn’t news to anyone, but after reading the article’s mention of android colors the more obvious webos mimicking style seemed to need a mention…

    (do i need to point out that this is FINE and i’m not crying that RIM ‘stole’ any ideas? seems UI design copying is something lay people take as sinister these days and i’m not trying to claim  anything like that…)

  • Robert Ayala

    Swiftkey has offered an android predictive keyboard for months / years. Nothing new with Rim. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brian-D-Buckley/581951993 Brian D Buckley

    RIM!!!! WAKE UP!!!!!!!! why did you ditch the keyboard? that was one of the ONLY things you had going for you!!!  May i remind you of the BB Storm? Click screen? WTF! BB Physical keyboards are the best! hands down! Torch had it going on! YOU NEED TO FIGURE OUT YOUR OS before messing with hardware that works and has always worked!!!!!!   Who is in charge? Step down, get someone with some damn sense and think this stuff through!!!!! Your days are numbered. This disappoints me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=580416222 Danyal Manzar

    They should lic there services on android… I would love to have bbm and true push email on my android phone ….

  • http://www.blackberry-spy.net/ Track Blackberry

    That’s great if Blackberry has turn shift to smart outlook, but I think they must introduce valuable App like BBM. Its look like Play book and I hope they must keep such kind of extraordinary Features and HD like Play Book.