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BlackBerry giving away 2,000 special BlackBerry 10 phones to developers in May

0. phoneArena posted on 23 Mar 2012, 18:51

According to Bloomberg, RIM will be giving away 2,000 BlackBerry 10 powered handsets at the BlackBerry Jam in Orlando this May; the design of the test model and the software will be different than what the final device will offer...

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posted on 23 Mar 2012, 19:07 2

1. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

stick a fork in RIM. they are done.

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 19:13 6

2. Das70 (Posts: 124; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)

I doubt it.

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 19:27 5

3. slaggyb (Posts: 215; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

Because everybody is saying rim is done you also say the same s**t..you never used a berry before all you do is post the same s**tty comment on a every post that involves rim....

posted on 24 Mar 2012, 02:46 1

7. StreetNerd (Posts: 836; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)

lol, i was using bb for few days becoz i was waiting for my new phone....

and it was horrible.... bad UI and browsing was friggin slow -_-" im so happy i didnt bought one years ago :')

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 19:43 3

4. idriod (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)

They are done!

Lost almost all market share plus government contracts.

now they are trying to compete in a three horse race (IOS,ANDRIOD,WP7)
the only thing is they are WAY behind all of them...IOS and ANDROID are clearly winning but with WP7 launched just over 19 months ago with the backing of 2 powerhouses MICROSOFT and NOKIA gaining ground slowly but surely RIMM is too little too late.

They're only saving grace before they dissolve is going to be licensing BBM pins to IOS, ANDROID and WP7.

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 20:23 2

5. kindlefireowner (Posts: 503; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

Former Blackberry User, it's. not about hating, it's. about making a phone that does more than corporate email. Loyal blackberry customers have patiently waited for a better device which never came. So now we are suppose to get excited about a phone, new os that does not have a release date.

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 21:42 1

6. Lousclues (Posts: 34; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)

I really hope they do well with the BB10 devices. I don't understand why so many people want a company to "die" or be "done" with. That's just stupidity in my opinion. If iOS and android weren't in such a heated battle, you wouldn't have all your super precious phones to play with right now. Competition equals better devices.

posted on 24 Mar 2012, 14:48

8. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

I wonder how long it will be before photos of the developer devices start to leak out?

The challenge for RIM is to start shipping. The 9900/9930 devices are battery killers. A friend whose employer issued 9930s is lucky if they can get through the day without having to re-charge. They have started carrying a spare battery in case the battery dies before the day is out. And then there are the random reboots. If nothing else, RIM needs to have another story to tell as opposed to having to respond to complaints about the 9900/9930 handsets.

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