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BlackBerry to eventually offer QNX flavored, dual-core powered phones

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BlackBerry to eventually offer QNX flavored, dual-core powered phones
When it comes to smartphones, RIM must feel like the world is passing them by. Where is the QNX powered, 4G dual-core BlackBerry handset? How about, in the BlackBerry Playbook? According to RIM Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis, there will eventually be a QNX powered, 4G, dual-core BlackBerry smartphone. But for now, dual-core processors require too much work from a smartphone's battery, makes the phone too thick, heavy and costly. As a result, the RIM executive says that tablets are the perfect form factor for a dual-core BlackBerry device.

On the other hand, in an interview with PC Magazine, Lazaridis agrees that the left side of the BlackBerry PlayBook is a QNX handset and says that RIM is working on a multi-core "Superphone" powered by QNX. And yeah, while that sounds great, he says that the first decade of BlackBerry products is complete and RIM is looking at the next ten years which means that those looking for a 'Berry "Superphone" might be waiting a long time.

source: PCMag via BGR

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posted on 08 Jan 2011, 02:52 2

1. chris23 (Posts: 39; Member since: 16 Jul 2010)

Lmaoooo Am I the only person that thinks RIM is talking out their butt right now? Too thick, too costly? They must have not been there at CES to see the newly released phones, which by the way is going to get hotter come MWC. The only point they made is the battery, which i myself want to see how that works out and dual-core might be a little over kill right now until they make software and memory that will fully utilize it.(memory because HD video will take up more space) But to make a statement such as this is a poor excuse for them just not to get with the times....IM SURE WE HAVE ALL SEEN THE POST THAT SHOWS HOW MUCH IT COST TO MAKE A PHONE AND THE PROFIT THAT THESE COMPANIES ARE MAKING. My personal opinion get with it RIM or get lost because with the way it looks Microsoft is stepping up and taking your place. Not even all the phones that were shown at CES were dual-core at least get with a 1ghz processor or at least more than two touchscreen phones. they are even losing business deals becuase companies are giving associates Iphones now

posted on 08 Jan 2011, 02:54 3

2. chris23 (Posts: 39; Member since: 16 Jul 2010)

By the way im pro Android all the way!

posted on 09 Jan 2011, 23:52 1

16. archangel9 (Posts: 233; Member since: 07 Feb 2010)

I'm pro android all the way too although i still love BB because i own a Torch but soon as the Moto Atrix become available later this month ,bye bye Torch...

posted on 10 Jan 2011, 05:03

19. chris23 (Posts: 39; Member since: 16 Jul 2010)

yea i know what you mean...I heard the Torch is a nice device though...my cousin just recently "bought" one from Best Buy and they had it for free....she wanted a simple yet current device so i told her to go with a Windows Phone 7 device ( has AT&T but doesnt want an IPhone) but they had the BB Torch for free....and you cant really argue with a free smartphone.

posted on 08 Jan 2011, 03:12 1

3. donpeppino9 (Posts: 67; Member since: 24 Jan 2010)

i agree that rim needs to step up their hardware, but they won't be superceded by microsoft in sales. in fact, blackberries are still the most popular smartphone os in the world. that is the result of a strong os that emphasizes on messaging and security, which appeals to businesses. why would employers be giving their workers an iphone which is suited for downloading fart apps and playing games, when you can give them a blackberry which costs less and is better for messaging?

btw the blackberry isn't better for messaging just because of the keyboard, but the os also goes a long way. other playforms like as the iOS and android have touch screen platforms that make it ideal for webrowsing and gaming... but blackberry's os is better for messaging and communication.

why is there soo much emphasis on large touch screen devices. why can't companies offer a device with a blackberry form factor and strong hardware specs to boot? thats what blackberry needs to do. if they can add a gig of ram and a gig of processing speed in their blackberry bold, they would have a winner imo

posted on 08 Jan 2011, 04:42 2

6. chris23 (Posts: 39; Member since: 16 Jul 2010)

I totally agree with you on that.......But they are not going to do it. That is the problem that i am speaking of...To be makin poor excuses such as this...Im just saying if they want to see better sales they will up grade their hardware asap...And i don't agree with blackberry being the most popular in the world because i would like to think that symbian OS is still hanging in there, even if its just a little bit...LOL

posted on 08 Jan 2011, 16:11

11. Tom Jefferson (unregistered)

Chris23, if you don't "agree" with what donpeppino9 said about blackberry being the most popular OS in the world, maybe you should DO SOME RESEARCH before you go around touting your "expert opinion" eh?

Do some research and you will fall flat on your back. ;)

posted on 09 Jan 2011, 01:22 1

15. chris23 (Posts: 39; Member since: 16 Jul 2010)

Never really said my opinion was "expert opinion" i dont think anyone of us really have one otherwise we would be the one getting paid to do this. All im saying is that in all my time of ready different articles on various sites i have never read that blackberry OS is the most popular in the world...But what i have seen is articles speaking of RIM kind of losing their ground. Many people i know have blackberrys, but then again they arent heavy smart phone users. Im always open to new information so no need to be a jerk. We are all here to voice opinion and learn

posted on 08 Jan 2011, 06:39 1

7. hawk62 (Posts: 320; Member since: 21 Nov 2009)

Yes having everything you do go though Canada is great! really!?!?

Oh, and when bb servers go down bb phones are dead.

posted on 08 Jan 2011, 03:33 1

4. john (unregistered)

A gig of RAM and a gig of processing speed. Wow it would be the best selling mobile ever esp for those in businesses and require mail and messaging security. More than a winner infact.

posted on 08 Jan 2011, 03:56 2

5. shyne (unregistered)

actually Black Berry hv no idea about future mobiles....!!!!
they can stop packing bcz train alredy left the station...!!!

posted on 08 Jan 2011, 07:57 3

8. pro android (unregistered)

come on ppl. business corporates don't give a shit about 4" screens, over the top hardware, and futuristic looking UI. My boss don't even care about android or even iOS and simply prefer bb bcoz it suits his needs perfectly.

these bb haters whining about this kind of stuff are probably bb-fanboys who owns a bb juz bcoz its cool to have a "corporate phone".

juz shut up and switch to android or iOS if you're disappointed.

posted on 08 Jan 2011, 14:08 2

9. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)

The assumption is that RIM can survive with just business subscribers alone. But there are businesses and bosses who are now deactivating their BES servers and buying those 4 inch screens that are so popular. Right now RIM has only one advantage, their security. But there are many BB users who don't care about triple encryption email service, or BBM. Some people just want to get their personal email and have a little fun with their phones, and those are the many, many subscribers that RIM are losing.

posted on 10 Jan 2011, 04:41

18. chris23 (Posts: 39; Member since: 16 Jul 2010)

Thats the exact point that i was trying to make....very well said

posted on 08 Jan 2011, 14:57

10. p0rkguy (Posts: 685; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)

One of the many reasons why large businesses have been able to stay at the top is because information isn't leaked. Any business that allows theirs to is just asking for others to take them down. Top execs may buy others just for entertainment purposes but are still keeping their BBs around because it is still the most secure and trusted for a business.
These are businesses off the top of my head.
Coca-Cola's special ingredient, to this day is still unknown.
Apple product leaks, how often is that? When leaked, think about the drastic actions they take to contain it.
Blizzard Entertainment data was recently leaked by a top exec in China and was immediately forced to resign.

posted on 08 Jan 2011, 18:12 1

12. hawk62 (Posts: 320; Member since: 21 Nov 2009)

So you are saying that Apple's top ppl (like steve jobs) use a black berry?????????????????? Sorry finger got stuck on the ? While laughing.

posted on 08 Jan 2011, 21:08

14. p0rkguy (Posts: 685; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)

Why are you such a fool? You're so ignorant to the business world it's not even funny.

I'm Steve Ballmer, head of Microsoft, and I'm going to use an iPhone because you know I don't support my own products.

Dumb ass.

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