RIM puts picture of BlackBerry Bold Touch on its web site prior to introduction
0. phoneArena 29 Apr 2011, 23:49 posted on
The BlackBerry Bold Touch, expected to be introduced during next week's BlackBerry World Conference, was spotted on RIM's web site and mentions that it will be running the new BlackBerry 7 OS...
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1. Seylan (unregistered)
If they gave it a better, or newer design, then I would have considered it.
2. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
"It's rather simple, if BlackBerry is to provide the same user experience as its competition, RIM needs to make sure that every little thing is either done as well as the competition or better." Actually, RIM needs to make it better than the competition. The routine of doing what the competition did 1 to 2 years ago isn't cutting it for RIM. There is a reason their financials tanked for the most recent quarter - their customers are going elsewhere. Why are they going elsewhere? Because yesterday is not enough.
3. justsaying (unregistered)
Blackberry has never tried to aim for what everyone else is doing, they have their own way of doing business which has and is still working for them. There are still a number of Blackberry users, even if that number isn't matched to iPhone and Android it's still enough to keep RIM going. If you look at longevity, RIM has set themselves up to be more than just a mobile phone provider in the future. The companies that they have acquired, i.e QNX and TAT (featured on the Playbook), will help launch RIM into a new category that will be untouched by Android or iOS.
Yes Blackberry doesn't have the best web experience, well the nation seems to be moving toward tablets so why have on your phone what you will use on your tablet, and yes they don't have thousands upon thousands of useless applications that you will never use in a day to day setting, but Blackberry is still a very reliable and stable phone. Battery life vs iOS and Android is unmatched. Call quality issues vs iOS, Blackberry has never had one single line of Blackberry device have the issues that Apple did with iPhone 4.
Does Apple and Android have great web experiences, yes they do, hands down no questions asked but what will happen in 3 years when most people carry around a phone and a tablet? Everyone is stuck in today, when companies are thinking of next month.
4. Goldeneye (Posts: 375; Member since: 22 Jan 2011)
Unfortunately that's the way that RIM management thinks, they need to change their business model, it worked great few years back but technology is going forward faster than they wanna think, in order to stay in business they need to innovate or else, 3 years from now? at this pace RIM could be dead or swallowed by a smarter company, think about it.
5. Daniel Perez (unregistered)
They are thinking of the future. That's why they bought up QNX, TAT and still buying up mpre companies. The Playbook is thr testing ground for QNX and so far it looks great - best digital keyboard, best browser, wireless upgrades every 2 weeks, unmatched mukltitasking, able to perform functions even when downloading, able to run app simulators from adobe, android, blackberry and Mac, and can pair seamlessly with your blackberry. Once this is fully integrated with the BlackBerry OS - RIM will be way ahead of the competition.