(Posts: 11; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)
lets hope that they do mess this up.
(Posts: 26; Member since: 20 Dec 2011)
This reminds me of the Kindle Fire for some reason. This phone and the OS better be good or they are boned.
(Posts: 307; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
From a UI and OS standpoint.....we only see a music player app. So that really doesn't say much.
The design of the phone itself looks too narrow.
(Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
*Waiting for BB fanboys to proclaim how great this will be*
*Remembering BB has no fanboys*
(Posts: 85; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)
Coming from an Android and iOS guy, this is one attractive device and I hope they don't screw this up. Also I'm curious what Google will think of the ICS 4.0 like vibe of the OS as far as the music player goes from the image render of the device. I'm also looking forward for a third major OS weather it be Blackberry, Windows 7 or Open source Web OS. :)
(Posts: 9; Member since: 12 Jan 2012)
I'd love to see BlackBerry succeed, but they need something drastic to restore faith in those lost BlackBerry lovers. If they can win those people back and get the word of mouth out that BlackBerry is improved...I think they could survive. Let's just hope that drastic change is in the works :)
(Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)
Speaking as a strictly Android guy... That is one sweeeeeeeeet looking device! If the OS and engine under the hood are as Sexy and elegant as this bad boy looks, then RIM may be on to something. Btw... To all the BB haters, You guys have short memories. BB was on top once, and with those two knuckle heads out of the way, they have a great chance of being on top, or close to it again. Say what you will, BB is still the third Ecosystem in North America. Fourth worldwide.
Totally agree with you on these points. BB is definitely the 3rd ecosystem in the US and the fourth world wide, even though many choose not to admit it. Their respective places in the US and world wide is theirs to lose, and I don't see that happening. By the way, really sweet looking device!
(Posts: 1; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)
Looks like the Optimus 3D/Thrill 4G from the front to me, instead of the 4 android keys, there's a blackberry logo.
(Posts: 43; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)
say whag you want about blackberry but they were the original true smartphone os, and they laid the model for a good interface...... bb had a back and menu button long before android was even brewing...... this looks to be a great phone and I having both android and bb cant wait to see what the london is gonna bring..... ill be carryng it amd the gs3
(Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)
uhhh palm was the original.. dunno what you're talking about..
(Posts: 298; Member since: 29 Oct 2011)
I have a BB Bold 9700 and this is still the best phone as far as signal reception, voice quality and email management, not to mention almost absence of dropped calls. Then for the fun I have an iPod touch, basically the best of both worlds for an average user.
I don't mean to denigrate any other phone iOS or Android powered, they're fantastic devices but this is just my personal experience. For example when I've been next to other friends and colleagues phones with the same carrier my BB always had more bars and so a more stable communication, especially in places with not so good signal. Everybody values features in a different way based on its own needs and to me a phone has to work primarily as a phone, then everything else.
I hope that, if BB evolves in a modern fashionable phone, it'll always have available something like a Bold 9700 or 9900 for who prefers substance vs power or status symbol.
(Posts: 1266; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)
The phone looks great, I hope it performs well.
(Posts: 102; Member since: 02 May 2010)
My question revolves around the difference of the two phones in the picture. The model laying on it's side looks like normal phone with regard to it's proportions, and the standing phone looks like a runway model (in a bad way), too tall and too skinny. The standing up phone looks like there is about an inch of dead space on top and bottom of the screen.
(Posts: 3346; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Agree with everyone here. Wonderful looking phone. Looking excitedly to see what it can do.
(Posts: 205; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)
Personally, I can't wait for this device to be available. I'm sure gonna buy it!
(Posts: 176; Member since: 13 Nov 2011)
I have seen a picture of a slide out qwerty keyboard version that is due out about this time 2013. Hope it comes out earlier as my plan finishes October 2012. Tried the N9 for evaluation and have to say there is no way an onscreen keyboard is a patch on a physical qwerty keyboard. A stylus would be nice as its useful and makes for a more interactive experience. Must have 4G which is compulsory.
(Posts: 560; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)
I'm waiting in anticipation for the next delay of this unicorn operating system.
(Posts: 745; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Very sexy phone I think.. I'm just not sure how much mass appeal it will have being full touch screen. Maybe if it runs Andriod apps.
For me it's that when I think of Blackberry, I think of their awesome keyboards. I can't imagine a full touch BB in the corporate world, but then I suppose as the adoption of iPhones in companies it can work.
I'd love to see their implementation of the new OS on a BB with their keyboard.. for a corporate user that would be awesome!
(Posts: 35; Member since: 01 Feb 2012)
Reading each line I was starting to buy into this being the catalyst for Blackberry's rise until I read "Quality Apps".
(Posts: 307; Member since: 14 Jan 2012)
I was a Blackberry fanboy, and had they released this before I got my hands on iOS, then WP, and now Android, I would rock it.
Not now though. Not ever.