BBM for BlackBerry 10 to use darker theme to prolong battery life
which should help extend the life of the battery because the OLED screen requires less power to display them than it does with brighter colors. We all can use longer battery life, but BlackBerry users haven't been hamstrung by the cell in their handset as much as Android users running over LTE have been. The slide from RIM indicates that switching BBM to a simple black theme can decrease battery use by 25%. Further optimization of the OLED screen that will apparently be on the new BlackBerry models, can result in a hefty 75% decrease of normal battery consumption.
If this focus on what the BlackBerry user needs for a great user experience permeates the new hardware and software, rumors of RIM's demise might have been greatly exaggerated.
1. Mohtastic (Posts: 19; Member since: 24 May 2011)
It'll be so sad that after all this Rim wont get it right...
2. dcgore (Posts: 212; Member since: 24 Feb 2012)
It will probably be a 3G device with the 4G version "coming soon" as usual.
3. TheRequiem (Posts: 228; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)
No, they have already stated the delays with them in the first place were specifically due to 4G LTE chip-sets.
4. Jeromeo (Posts: 135; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)
I had two N-Series models before Nokia nearly failed and was eventually bought out by Microsoft.
That same N-Series line was quickly and permanently discontinued and lost both updates and support from Nokia...
The N-Series former Flagship line from Nokia was the tell-tale marker of Nokia's imminent downfall.
RIMM is now launching a N-Series line--a tell-tale marker of RIM's eventual buyout or even sadder downfall. Nokia had dozens of unique models, materials, patents, and innovations, but after 14 years at the top they were beat out by Samsung and their stock is the lowest it's been in 8 years.
RIM was nothing more than a qwerty keyboard for people who thought that they were business professionals. The fact that they're still relevant boggles my mind. This N-Series marks the beginning of the end for them.
If we studied history well enough we would actually learn from our past mistakes.
8. downphoenix (Posts: 2766; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
yes, because having an "n-series" spells imminent doom.
No wonder you haven't got any likes yet.
9. Alistaire (Posts: 132; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
It's exactly the same as the Nokia Lumia clear black display. RIM should just have the option and let the end consumer choose their screen theme. Not much of an issue to dwell on. they have bigger issues to fix.