Stay tuned: BlackBerry 10 launch
On January 30, RIM CEO Thorsten Heins will officially unveil the new BlackBerry 10 OS, as well as the first devices to utilize the platform, among which is the BlackBerry Z10 full touchscreen smartphone that we've seen leak several times. Thanks to these numerous leaks and small events where company officials revealed little details about about the platform, RIM has managed to generate a moderate buzz surrounding its anticipated new platform.
Will the real thing live up to these expectations? Will it manage to exceed them? We'll know all of this on January 30, starting at about 10AM Eastern Time (7AM PT, 3PM GMT). Stay with us, as we'll be bringing you all the details as soon as they come out, plus piles of complementary coverage that you surely don't want to miss!
1. MartianMe (unregistered)
i just taught of an idea.. how about blackberry with android os integrated ... that would be something :)
5. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)
I really don't get why people like you want android on every darn phone? Nokia Lumia: get it with JB, BB Z10: get it with JB. We as consumers need choices and the better the competition among manufacturers, the better and cheaper products we as consumers get.
7. wendygarett (unregistered)
I think bb10 can receive 3rd party apps from Google play tho ...
10. bb10.is.a.junk (Posts: 3; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
RIM making the biggest mistake of century along with Nokia.
IF RIM use Android they will success because.....
First BB10 device ONLY DUAL CORE & 4", WHY? because BB10 were not prepared for 5" 1080p (FULL HD). If RIM goes to android route, they won't be bothered to support CHIPSET THAT WILL GIVE THEM 5" 1080p.
In other words... going to Android route will let ANY phone company on the CUTTING EDGE!!!!
Look at Nokia, Why WP8 fail??? Because it's only DUAL CORE and nokia try to sell their lumia 920 in quadcore price range...
This is the same things that will make BB10 failllll....
Their Dual core device is only worth US$ 200 - US$ 300 IF on the right ecosystem.
BB10 WILL BE DEAD ON ARRIVAL.
It's a sure things.
Those german dude has been lying and hyping about BB10
15. jellmoo (Posts: 650; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)
Dude, please stop randomly capitalizing words as though it somehow proves your point. It really does not.
For starters, not everyone wants a 5 inch screen. Some people want a compact device that is easily pocketable and can be used one handed without too much effort.
A Full HD screen sure is nice in theory. In practical application though, can you tell the difference between a screen showing 355 and 441 ppi? Probably not.
You mention Nokia as a failure. You see, your comparison here is flawed. It really isn't Android that is the success story. It's Samsung. Samsung is the only Android manufacturer making high profits everywhere outside of Asia. LG breaks even, while Motorola, HTC and Sony struggle to stay out of the red.
You are getting way too hung up on meaningless phone specs that don't tell the whole story. I get it, you like Android and think it's the best. That's cool, a lot of people do and there are a ton of great points to support that line of thought. But letting yourself get so wrapped up in your fanboyism that you can't see ll of the cool things other platforms are doing will give you some terrible tunnel vision.
Now I don't have a crystal ball, so I don't know whether or not BB10 will succeed. I certainly hope it does, as choice and competition is great for us as consumers. Having played with a Dev Alpha BB10 device, I think RIM has a great platform to work with, but that they really need to market it, get app developers excited, and show consumers that BB is cool again. I don't know if they can do it, but bringing them down just because they aren't your platform of choice doesn't benefit anyone.
20. Captain_Doug (Posts: 748; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Apparently if you make sense, people thumbs you down.
24. BB10.the.looooosserr (Posts: 3; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
When a regular user come into store, they will COMPARE what's in the store.
Let say the user have US$ 700 in their hand,
would he/she buy a quadcore, 1080p, 5" android phone or a 4" dual core BB10, in which if he opted for 4" dual core, he would be able to buy Samsung Galaxy SIII mini, for HALF the price of BB10, and it still be better. BECAUSE IT HAS PLAY STORE, compared to BB Pirate Store.
29. jellmoo (Posts: 650; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)
Huh... If only iCould think of a single 4 inch, dual core phone that is a success. iWish that there was one out there. iDunno what to tell you,.
31. jeck77 (Posts: 25; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)
LOL. Ignorant comment of the day. Thank you for this dose of stupidity.
38. MC1123 (Posts: 1236; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
but not all people like humongous screens even though it is 1080p, you wont really appreciate its beauty on such screen size, the one that deserve 1080p are the 10",9",8",7" tablets coz you will really appreciate its beauty with those screen size!
and having 1080p videos on your phone will eat huge amount of memory! some of us would still prefer 720p,480p, and the trustie 360p coz they eat small amount of memory and you cannot really see the difference since you are using a phone screen size!
thats why i think 1080p screen and 1080p videos make no sense if you put them on phones!
nikolas stop being pathetic with new user everytime!
39. MC1123 (Posts: 1236; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
totally agree! you dont really see the difference on a 1080p on a regular screen (lets say 720p HD screen)
some even say that the sreen size of 808 pureview are life-like than s3, its a symbian device with just nHD screen!
all that matters is that it should have sunlight ligibility!
and i really think 1080p screen and and 1080p videos on a phone is just stupid since you dont really need it! it drains the battery fast and also it take too much space in your memory (1080p videos)! and also the quadcore is just a commercial to magnet buyers! coz on day to day basis, you dont need one!
you only need quadcores on a PC to perform better, but i compared a quadcore, single core and dual core, single core is not that good but dual core and quadcore performs almost similar and you dont even notice the difference!
i just hate android fans here, they are really annoying as hell!
and totally agree that android is not that a big success, its samsung since samsung hold the biggest market in android empire! the reason why bada before has a respectable market share coz it looks like an android coz of that touchwiz UI of samsung ( i see users and ask them if they know what is the OS on their phone, and they said android but its not, its a wave phone so its running bada)
17. wendygarett (unregistered)
Stop creating that much of account just to thumb us down Nikolas....
40. chezy (Posts: 20; Member since: 29 Dec 2012)
blackberry A series will be quad core. so your comment is a fail.
46. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
champ....quad core doesn't mean that this or that phone is in a premium league. Start thinking. It doesn't hurt unless your brain has been washed
37. MC1123 (Posts: 1236; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
that is disgusting! so you want to be like windows and intel playing monopoly on PC market again?
RIM is giving a full blown and very awesome OS as an alternative!
not even other linux are happy with android's monopoly the reason why other wants to make another OS that is very versatile like android namely sailfish and ubuntu and even webOS, while others go for the more advance like firefox and tizen with HTML5(i say advance since HTML5 is said to be the future of the web)
so if you want a BlackBerry android, i'll discourage you since it wont happen!
but dont worry, your android apps can be ported to BB10 so dont be sad about the ecosystem!
2. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1316; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
it already runs Android apps which are modified
11. bb10.is.a.junk (Posts: 3; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
It's not real as real Android
22. apiskula (Posts: 566; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)
Your exactly right. This will fail just like all the other blackberry's.
3. PhoneLuver (Posts: 463; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)
I really like the new platform and features. Let's just hope they release a phone with excellent specs soon!
13. bb10.is.a.junk (Posts: 3; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
Next iPhoneArea article:
4" DualCore Smartphone WAR: Samsung Galaxy SIII mini, Apple iPhone 5, BB Z10.
DualCore Smartphone War: Samsung Galaxy Grand, Nokia Lumia 920, Apple iphone 5
4. MartianMe (unregistered)
right ,but imagen if they come up with one model fully android with their own skin, bbm, and all that s**t ... it would probably make em some cash.
6. uchihakurtz (Posts: 232; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
The OS is really interesting, can't wait to see the full review on Phonearena :D
8. lenovo.almost.die.by.bb (Posts: 3; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
This BB10 is DEAD ON ARRIVAL....
Well, not really..... pickapowerz will buy it, MC12345 will buy it...
then.... it will be dead on arrival....
9. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)
Why don't you tell us the reason its crap rather than making statements like these with no proof? "Only hype", hype is what companies do before launching a new product, its not limited to just RIM. Or is this a new of trolling, that the eggbot employs in GSMArena?
23. apiskula (Posts: 566; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)
You are right. I had a blackberry one time and I would NEVER EVER go back to another one. I don't care if they changed the operating system. There phones are garbage, app world is terrible.
41. chezy (Posts: 20; Member since: 29 Dec 2012)
and you and all the other haters are narrow minded fools
12. Sathishkumar.V (Posts: 2; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
I really like the Operating System of Blackberry. And eagerly waiting to see its specifications, features, price and its availability
14. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)
i'm really excited for this product, my first impression when i heard about next BB OS is that it will suck and RIM would be bankrupt in the next 3 years. this might become the saving grace for RIM, they got the design right and the apps selection right, let's hope that they got the hardware right this time
16. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6239; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Welcome back black berry. Wish u the best of luck & too its fans
18. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
I am really excited about BB10. And I'm a big Android fan. And I like that phone design.
All I will say is the iPhone has some stiff competition out now: Android, WP, and I got a feeling BB is gonna make a big push now.
19. jonartpop (Posts: 155; Member since: 25 Oct 2012)
The design is just beautiful. I really really hope the battery will last longer.
21. apiskula (Posts: 566; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)
Hopefully they will announce they will close the doors! This will be another failed product.
25. Googlethis (Posts: 168; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
Pathetic not every thing has to run android to be a success and I would hate to see this company do so I prefer that there should be as much compitition as possible I want each company let alone os to actually fight for my money
27. MobileMac (Posts: 15; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
BB10 runs on top of QNX. It is a unix type of OS. The difference between Android and BB10 is that Android runs the OS as a single process. QNX runs the os at the core and the applications as processes. So if a process acts up, it just turns it off. You may not need a quad core processor for it to work smoothly. As for chosing this OS, the os runs military tanks and medical equipment. They didn't just pick something off the shelf.
With that said, BB10 looks cool, looks fresh and may soon over run Windows. It will take a long time if ever to catch Android or IOS.
If they want to compete, they need to have apps, eco-system and battery life to make it. Well, two more days and we shall see if they show us something we don't seem to know already.
30. jellmoo (Posts: 650; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)
Incredibly well said. RIM has a platform with a ton of potential, it will take time to see if they are capable of fully realizing it.
36. MC1123 (Posts: 1236; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
the ecosystem is at good start, 70,000 and more..apps is not that a big problem coz devs of iOS and android wont have a problem to port it on BB10, Batter life isnt a problem too, even old BB is know for battery efficiency, but this is a different OS so its a complete different story, so we'll still see what its gonna be!
28. MobileMac (Posts: 15; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
Also, the Lumia did not price itself at a quad core price. From the outset they were at $100 with a free charging mat.
33. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Some of us were talking about BB10 today. Ppl are actually excited about it. One was a iPhone user....
They said BB is their first love....and they may be switching back. I really think BB has a hit on their hands. I know when I first saw the Playbook...many of us were wondering when that OS was gonna make it to phones. Like when many saw Honeycomb for the first time...many wondered when it was coming to phones.
It came in the form of ICS...and its the best version of Android to date. I have a feeling BB10 will be the same thing. I dont know why the earlier QNX based version didnt take off. But this looks even better.
34. MC1123 (Posts: 1236; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
honeycomb is a complete flop!
but the playbook is a complete flop as well BUT it just flop coz of the pricing! i think if RIM price it on a competitive price like $250 it will be a hit and im pretty sure RIM wont be really on big trouble...
42. jrparnell1977 (Posts: 7; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)
You know, all of these other fanboys are showing how uneducated and stupid they really are. I have Android, but I'm not bashing BB10 or the specs. You don't know if it is going to succeed or not, so shut the heck up and see first. Oh and learn to spell before you go bashing others. I can tell a lot of you are from overseas by your grammar.
44. MC1123 (Posts: 1236; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
oh so you think americans are the best in grammar?
43. Crowsticks (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)
bet they'll get sued by Apple cuz it looks kinda like an iPhone5 .... >.>
45. Siaw_Yong (Posts: 12; Member since: 09 Dec 2012)
It's a new start for blackberry and I'm a blackberry user for 2 years now. I hate my bold 9780 but this new blackberry is something else. Not just a new way to interact with out phone but also the smoothness of the OS. If this thing come at a budget price, I'll definetly buy it ;)