A video obtained by Berry Review appears to be a demo video for the upcoming BlackBerry 10 OS. The title of the clip, BB QNX 2.0 Preview 1, would seem to label the video as being somewhat dated. Still, the date of the video is May 29th. The UI doesn't exactly match with the videos of the new OS that RIM released during BlackBerry World Conference earlier this month. The video contains all of 40 seconds of BB10, but if legit, still offers an interesting look at what RIM is thinking of doing.
While BlackBerry 10 is rumored to debut later this year in a handset expected to be named the BlackBerry Colt 2, some might question whether or not there will even be an independent RIM by the end of the year. After warning of a terrible Q1 earnings report upcoming, the stock of the Canadian handset manufacturer set a 52 week low at $10.01 on Wednesday morning before rebounding a little. The 52 week high is $42.50. Surely there are some bargain hunters picking up the stock and some short covering also is generating some support, but RIM is a long way from the $140 that the stock once commanded.
RIM's stock has been on a sickening path downward
Can BlackBerry 10 save RIM or will it end up like Palm, scattered to the wind, a name long forgotten. Is there another company out there interested in RIM, willing to pay for a waning connection to business users? The writing, in the form of a sliding stock price, is on the wall.
4.shadowcell(Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)
I like the ability to have widgets turned off on home screen but wouldn't it be more functional if the widgets are transparent when off? Also, the widgets take up too much space leaving you to use more screens than usual.
If the history of RIM's fail is ever written, the root cause will be the company's obsession with handsets. RIM had a nice (really nice) business around its e-mail and messaging service. If they had ported the two services to other OSs (like iOS, Android and WP) their future would be a lot more certain than it presently is.
But the writing is on the wall and customers are looking for alternatives. Their largest customer (the U.S. govt) has already started a project with Boeing (that was reported on PA a while back) to move to a secure Android environment that BCS is developing. Friends that work in some of the largest companies in Silicon Valley that are still using BBs for the messaging security are all working on migration projects, with the objective of moving the company off of BB/RIM in the next 12 to 18 months.
Messaging...not so much...you heard of MS Lync (Office Communicator earlier)? Its enterprise im service...available on windows, android and iOS...my organization is using it from long time...BB messaging service is not so famous anymore!
If RIM has to suvive...build a OS...that has functionality like Android and simplicity like iOS...and then install it on best possible hardware!
Release date please. Only the most loyal blackberry fans care at this point. They should have put a couple blackberry 7 phones on prepaid. Something to keep your name out there. Give them away for free on contract. Anything. There time is past here in the USA.