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BlackBerry 10 software demonstration at CES

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BlackBerry 10 software demonstration at CES
In just a few weeks from now, RIM is about to embark in a new chapter in its storied history. As we all know, they’re going to be having a press event where they’ll unveil some of the upcoming new devices running on the totally new BlackBerry 10 platform, which as we all know, has a lot to contend against in the always-competitive smartphone landscape. Luckily, we managed to score some time with the good folks over at RIM during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Of course, there were no actual new devices in sight for the occasion, but rather, we checked out a Dev Alpha unit showing off some of the cool features with the new platform that RIM is developing. Honestly, we weren’t expecting to be totally blown away by this platform, especially when their previous efforts didn’t quite gain the traction amongst consumers. Sitting back and watching the platform in action, we’re instantly mesmerized by how different the approach is this time around with the presentation, scope, and functionality of the platform.

Rather than going through the specifics here, it’s best to check out the video below to get acquainted with what to expect when the full experience is unveiled later this month. However, we’d like to point out that the platform simply flies – like buttery smooth with everything! From loading and browsing web sites to multi-tasking between two different apps, there’s just this consistency in performance that catches our attention. Heck, even the way that RIM carries out predictive text is pretty neat!

All in all, if this is merely a small snippet in what’s to come, we’re absolutely dying to see the entire thing come later. Naturally, it’s going to be rather difficult to penetrate the market right now with a new experience, but as we're all aware, RIM has some dedicated fans that’ll undoubtedly stick to it until the end! Are we excited about this? Totally!

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posted on 12 Jan 2013, 00:03 4

1. wendygarett (unregistered)

You are so lucky John :p

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 09:39 1

24. phljcnth (Posts: 496; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

It's Joooooohn.

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 10:25

28. Synack (Posts: 681; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)

Looked good up until I saw the stupid charging port on the SIDE of the phone. What is this, 2010?

And the screen is nothing compared to retina and HD screens, judging from these pictures.

I was looking forward to this phone, but not anymore.

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 23:13 3

31. itguyinto (Posts: 6; Member since: 18 Nov 2012)

The screen is 355 dpi, iPhone 5 is 325 dpi ... So ya ...

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 03:23

32. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)

What's wrong with that?? Seriously dude. Not everyone wants their charging port at the phone's Arrrrssseee.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 10:36

35. Xtasy (Posts: 284; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)

That's not the finished product u shmuck...why don't u wait for it's release before judging

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 20:36

39. verty (Posts: 125; Member since: 07 May 2012)

you are a nincompu!!!

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 00:19 6

2. metoyou (Posts: 279; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

RIM didn't disappointed me this time..bring it on i'm ready )

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 04:15 1

17. AhmadoGozalela (Posts: 3; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)

RIM is a thief

It ask for shady developer to steal from Android market and post the pirated apps to their apps market

RIM will RIP this year.

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 15:00

43. r0v3rT3N (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Jan 2013)

You are stupid.
RIM doesn't ask developers to port to their platform, developers just do what they want...

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 00:21 1

3. Ruckus (Posts: 286; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)

It looks so bland. It might be popular in corporate America, but consumer America will ignore this device. Perhaps other countries will take a liking to it but to me its boring.

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 00:50 1

4. blackice214 (Posts: 165; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)

lol patty's been used and abused.

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 09:49

25. noim1 (Posts: 297; Member since: 15 May 2012)

I looks more boring than Symbian ....Ubuntu has a change i think ,their UI & gestures are a real good looking

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 00:50 2

5. SleepingOz (unregistered)

Interface looks boring but I already love that work/personal feature!

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 01:02 5

6. shamataa (Posts: 240; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

What a boring OS. Why buy this when you have upcoming phones from CES and other individual events later on that will have 1080 p displays and at lest a quad core or in Samsung's case a Octa Processor later on?. That is such a big waste of money and time. Its not going to go anywhere!. The guy calls it the best of almost everything?. Like really dude it hasn't even out yet and u r claiming it's the best already?. Do your research before you say false info to the people. ITS NOT. I can tell already.

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 01:07 3

8. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)

Agreed, rim is always one step behind,
Why waste money for this sh*t when 8 core smartphones and flexible displays are coming?

This phone is too 2012-ish

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 01:59 10

13. IHateApple (banned) (Posts: 122; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

Both of you guys are an idiot.

Flexible Displays are coming. When? 2014 at the ""latest"". And when they'll come, they will cost over a grand. And very few people are going to buy it.

8 core smartphone?? I LAUGH at you ignorance. It is a quad core smart phone. There are two quad core groups and you can't use both groups together.

And you guys can almost forget about 8 core smartphones coming to US. You are only going to get Snapdragon 800's in your phones.

And if you still call it 8 Cores, then you should call Tegra 3 and Tegra 4 Penta Core SoC's and not Quad Core SoC's.

And tell me one thing. You guys act like Android was never one step behind. Go back to 2009, Android was nothing compared to RIM. Now that Android has grown, you guys act like worshipers of Android.

Learn to change.

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 08:31 5

23. naptown2 (Posts: 70; Member since: 29 Dec 2012)

well said

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 10:11

27. bvalde09 (Posts: 188; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

If I could give more thumbs up I will.

I mean I love the tech that is coming (Flexible Screen) however most user will not see the benefit of the quadcore nor 8 Core.

I consider myself a heavy user since my phone is mostly used for work but Im happy with a dual core and 2GB Ram. Im not a RIM Fan but for the first time I could feel that they have put some tech behind the phone. I would love to see what else is coming from them

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 10:28

29. Synack (Posts: 681; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)

Much agreed, but one thing; sure you can go back to 2009 when Android was in its infancy. But here in 2013 Blackberry has been around for give or take 10 years. If RIM can't get it right now, they never will. And judging from the pictures, there is NOTHING to brag about in this phone.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 10:40

36. Xtasy (Posts: 284; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)

is there truly something to brag about in android phones compared to this one? cuz once this is released it will be the best and most powerful phone on the market

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 20:41 1

40. verty (Posts: 125; Member since: 07 May 2012)

You said it all. Some people are jus dumb and talk from their ass!

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 01:06

7. uchihakurtz (Posts: 401; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

Typing seems like it's gonna be good but the gestures might become confusing to some people... Can't wait to play with it :D

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 01:10 1

9. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)

Rim..your gonna die, people are not stupid , they won't waste their $$$ for this crap because 8 core smartphones with flexible displays are coming

Rim should have announced this phone in mid 2012, but now the industry has changed

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 01:46 4

11. Retro-touch (Posts: 277; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)

Its a 4+4 core smartphones, it never uses all four cores at any given time, hence a little.big architecture. Either way only time will tell, but they wasted too much time and lost steam not to mention people will be seriously confused on how to operate these devices

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 03:29 2

33. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)

I suppose that tombstone as your profile pic must be for you. Not for RIM.

Haters, gonna hate....lalalalalalalalala~

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 10:42 1

37. Xtasy (Posts: 284; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)

I am and so will millions of people as u watch them enjoy the bb...u will be on your played out android/iphone. this is something new....even android looks boring now to me

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 20:44 1

41. verty (Posts: 125; Member since: 07 May 2012)

You are actually the most senseless CLOWN on PA.

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 16:48

44. Xtasy (Posts: 284; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)

No just wanted to shut u up and others who have sensless negativity to splatter here...do i go around on feeds about android or iphone to talk BS NO!!! get a life

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 01:44 1

10. Starscream9 (Posts: 10; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)

Well Rim did bring some innovative things....BB 10 phones will really attract people that work.

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