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Can BlackBerry 10 succeed as an all-in-one platform?

0. phoneArena posted on 19 Nov 2012, 20:35

This is a trend that we've seen time and time again. Software companies are continuing to push towards a unified OS for all devices from traditional desktops to mobile. We've heard it from Microsoft, and Ubuntu, and now RIM CEO Thorsten Heins has hinted that the future of BlackBerry will span devices as well...

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posted on 19 Nov 2012, 21:05 10

1. JBurd3 (Posts: 11; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

To sum up the answer to the original question.... NO!

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 12:15

10. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

Gotta gree with you. I just dont see BB10 as making a dent in the OS market....from what I have seen in the demo it doesnt have a differentiating factor from android

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 22:41

2. MC1123 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

yeah... it would be nice to see BlackBerry Book! and all the next gen loptops/computers will be touchscreens and the UI of PlayBook is amazing! so i guess its really nice to see it on computers too!

so yeah... nobody knows the future... so no one can judge!

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 01:35

4. drahmad (Posts: 480; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)

no body knows future but at least we know this is not going to happen. its like saying "India will be more wealthier than united states in next four to five years" we know it cant happen so quick.

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 22:47

3. MC1123 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

"But, the desktop market is far more static, so unseating Microsoft is an almost impossible task (just ask Apple and Canonical). "

the reason is that, apple computers or "Mac" are overprice for what can it offer... yeah its beautiful but heck super expensive!

while ubuntu, its free, and fas as i know it has the ability to run Microsoft apps through wine...they got devs support but not enough... since its free, maintaining the softwares is hard! no fund since its just a community...but ubuntu is really good! very beautiful(if you want Mac, then ubuntu is for you!)

but i think Blackberry is in different way! they may or they may not outsell microsoft's dominance...but who knows... only time will tell!

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 12:24

11. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2720; Member since: 26 May 2011)

So, your argument is that Mac is too expensive to overtake Windows, and Linux is too free? By that logic, the perfect thing for RIM to do would be to sell the docking stations + phones at anywhere between 0 and 1000 dollars.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 18:04

12. MC1123 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

"Mac is too expensive to overtake Windows, and Linux is too free?"

mac is too expensive yes... but most people want mac... but they just cant afford! even with these new ultrabooks that look exactly like a mac!

im not saying that linux can overtake MS coz its too free... free is good! but in linux, no decent app that is "Free" to be comparable to what windows is offering! like photoshop and microsoft office, open office or libre office just sucks to me! its not as functional as what microsoft office is giving me.... but for me corel office works a little bit better than microsoft's! coz you still need to pay to have good apps coz free apps isnt as good as what most people expect!

but i dont really know about RIM! but if they just planned it right, i think it will work! coz PlayBooks's gesture base OS is amazing and it will really look nice in a computer! and i think it looks and feels better than windows 8!

but then again, i dont know, and no one knows the future.. so lets just wait and see about what will RIM's gonna do!

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 09:17

8. DavidSmith1029 (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)

The real question is can Blackberry 10 succeed at all. I'm interested, but maybe not enough to buy.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 10:13

9. steelicon (Posts: 318; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)

When Microsoft has too many f-ups (the two forgettable phones, Nokia, W8, WP7.x,, WP8) and BlackBerry keeps on doing things right, I don't see how this could be far from reality.

Hearts and minds, BlackBerry. Capture our hearts and minds. Go BB10!

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 07:54

13. DylRicho (Posts: 17; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)

I'd rather stick to Android (HTC) and my Windows 7 laptop (ASUS).

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