BlackBerry 10: Why I'm genuinely excited for it
0. phoneArena 16 Jan 2013, 14:50 posted on
So why am I excited about BlackBerry 10? Well, for starters, I’m just enamored by how smooth the platform rolls along with various operations. At the center of it all, it seems as though the design language of the platform maintains its form from previous versions, but the...
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1. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
I'm glad I'm not the only who is excited for it, I have lots of close friends with BlackBerries and wouldn't mind at all at hopping onto the bandwagon. Best thing is the browser in my opinion, hopefully they got it right this time.
2. AnTuTu (Posts: 1579; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)
Indeed it is a pretty good OS with very good performance. I wish them luck and hope BB make a good come back with this masterpiece. I am excited too actually.
9. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
It's just an OS and it'll catch on fire soon
(sing my sentence in Alicia Keys "Girl On Fire" tone)
3. JC557 (Posts: 1321; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
I'm pretty interested in it as well. It's finally something fresh from RIM unlike the Bold 9930 or Torch 9850 from last gen. The OS looks to be smooth with a clean layout and the device is professional looking and would go great with business and casual attire.
If the battery life is good as is software developement I don't see why it can't succeed. RIM should also do what they do best and make a camera-less version for those who work in restrictive enviornments.
4. ckoch125 (Posts: 192; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
I like how you can wake the phone from swiping up, just wonder if it will have a tendency to unlock in your pocket.
5. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 590; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)
I wish it well. iOS is basically stuck in 2007 and one still needs a pilot's license to run Android.
6. John.V (Posts: 99; Member since: 27 May 2011)
Crazy to say, I saw TONS of people still using BlackBerries throughout CES. So yeah, they still have a huge following
7. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
A lot of bb fans/owners are excited they have a qwerty version bb10 & comes with nfc.
17. MC1123 (Posts: 1255; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
but some of them dont really like that the home button and the trackpad is gone...
but as for me, who needs them anyways? with BB10, its all about the flow!
8. Whateverman (Posts: 3251; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Was and still am a Blackberry fan, so I really look forward to getting one in my hands. But I really, really, really hope to not see the same old 3.2 or 5 megapixel camera they're still using. And I hope they reconsider making the "clickable" screen from the Storm 2. The first Storm left a bad taste in consumer's mouths, but my experience with the second version was hands down the BEST touch screen I have ever used. Please bring it back!
11. MistB (Posts: 581; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
BB10 and BB definitely deserves the third spot IMO. Everywhere i look, aside from IPhones and Galaxies i still see a LOT of teens and suits don a Blackberry from 2009 and 2010, tablets are predominantly IPad to no one's surprise. Even celebs in the UK are notorious for still hanging onto their blackberries!
12. molina0512 (Posts: 4; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
What's the excitement about when wp8...does the same functions from the "people hub"..interesting how fake and hypocritical this reviewers can be...they down talk an OS and then when see it has potential they start praising it.
23. Sw120 (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
WP8 does have a people hub but blackberry just does it better. WP is an awful looking platform that could be good if Microsoft improved the overall look of it. Blackberry 10 looks amazing!
13. yougotkilled1 (Posts: 167; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)
I'm also very interested in BB 10 as well. They took a long time to develop this OS for a reason, so I hope we all won't be disappointed!
14. VZWuser76 (Posts: 3928; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
I hope that this turns RIM around. It never hurts to have more options and I almost went with BB when getting my first smartphone. Glad I didn't at the time because that was the Storm2 and we all remember how that worked out. I think if they would've forgone the "Touchpress" stuff it might've bought them some time. It sounded good in theory, but didn't translate in the execution. But I liked a lot of the stuff with their OS. So if they've made BB better, I'll definitely give them a strong look for my next phone.
16. MC1123 (Posts: 1255; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
a greatly written article..nice job john v!
BlackBerry is BACK!!!
18. REYNER (Posts: 187; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
im really excited.. i cant even visualize how BB10 will neutralize the competition. in my opinoin BB10 has its promise of its own truly is they take time and effort to redesign and reinvent their stuff and this is not just a minor update its something big
19. Jyakotu (Posts: 844; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
A lot of my friends who were hardcore Blackberry users are also excited for BB10. I'm not surprised, the new look is finally fresh and RIM is finally trying something new with their hardware. I'm definitely looking forward to see what BB10 brings to the table.
20. kirholstov (Posts: 144; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
It's 2013 - second gen quad core processors. Why they used only a dual core? I don't think that it is as powerful as Apple's one. But I'm still interested in bb10
22. bigbmc26 (Posts: 43; Member since: 10 May 2012)
Why would you think that? It has been covered all over the internet the only Android is pushing Quad Core processors. iOS, WP8, & soon BB10 will all be running Dual Core. Clearly the OS is buttery smooth from the article above. So again, I ask, why would you think it wouldn't be as powerful as iOS....? I'll wait.....
24. kirholstov (Posts: 144; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
I mean that some people won't buy this phone only because of quantity of cores, especially basic users, who want a premium smartphone. That's why Samsung have done an 8-core processor. I didn't say that it is worse than iOS, I sad that their dual core processor isn't as powerful as that, which Apple is using (by some specs even Tegra 4 loses to Apple). My association with dual core processors is 2011, now it's 2013. I'm disappointed that z10 doesn't have a 1080p screen as well. So I hope to see superphones from bb)
21. cheeseaddict (Posts: 49; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)
at last the only PA news that is not biased! way to go john! smartphone market are for free people, we want freedom and choice that's why rim will bring us blackberry 10! can't wait! im excited!
25. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)
not to criticize it but how is this article not biased? this is an opinion article on how jooooooooooooooooohn V is excited about blackberry10. The whole thing is practically biased, but not in a bad way
please go to wikipedia or soemwhere and look up bias and nonbias and what they really mean.
Just because it agrees with you doesn't mean it isn't biased
Just because it is an apple product doesn't make it biased either
Just because it lists some fault of an android device doesn't mean it is biased
Just because it praises an android product doesn't mean it isn't biased
And if you think iphone reviews(or all reviews in general) are biased then....
GUESS WHAT... THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE BIASED
so the next time you flame Ray or John or whoever, by calling them biased, well........
you are absolutley correct in your claim
you call a Phone review unbiased? you are f*cking wrong
you want nonbiased phone reviews? then look at the tech specs!
Coming out of the mouth of a proud Nexus One/Optimus T owner
I'm tired of reading this biased nonbiased sh*ttalk. the fact that these articles are biased add the the entertainment or reading it. otherwise, they would be bland
As I said earlier, if you want completly nonbiased things, then you should take a look at phone/whatnot technical specifications
26. snowgator (Posts: 3558; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Could RIM have learned something from their past mistakes, where they felt their loyal fans would always be there even if they put out, while still dependable and decent, less then exciting products?
Could RIM have learned from Windows Phones launch, which in all honesty was a "soft start", kinda half effort which barely registered a blip in the sales until 2 and a half years later?
Could RIM have learned it's lesson on apps, and truly be ready to offer a competitive slate at launch?
Could all the doomsayers who have buried RIM in the last two years be ready to be taught their own lesson??
I am cheering for them. As a WP user, I have lots of good memories of BlackBerry. I have not bought a WP8, and am ready to give them a shot. I am your audience, RIM, show me you have learned and want to earn my cash....
27. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
John.. have you tried Dolphin browser with the Jetpack engine??
I've repeatedly mentioned how incredibly smooth and fast it feels !!
And here's a shocker!
That's THE HIGHEST SCORE OUT OF ANY BROWSER out there (including BB10 and desktops!!)
Please try it out and do an article about it
28. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Here's the highest out of 5 tries:
29. medalaster01 (Posts: 42; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
well i think i would get one to my collection...
30. whoyton (banned) (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
I have to admit I am very dissapointed in the new BB10 as neither does it look as unnoticed or fresh than the old BBs which I'm afraid is what BB need right now if they want to stay in the game.