Not dead yet: BlackBerry to hand out more Developer Alpha devices this summer
posted by Alan F. / Jun 30, 2012, 7:12 PM
RIM will be handing out more this summer, advising those interested to watch for promotions. The developer's handset is the same one that is being used internally to help build the first BlackBerry 10 powered devices, and when they were first handed out at BlackBerry World last month, some critics actually reviewed the device as though it was the first BB10 handset for the public.
The fact that Saunder is even talking like it's business as usual at RIM could be a front to prop up the stock, or even a bid to get more favorable terms in a buy out. It could simply mean that yes, it is business as usual for the company as they race to get BlackBerry 10 launched before the grim reaper shuts the doors for good at RIM. One last thought. While RIM did tease some of the new features of BlackBerry 10 a couple of months ago, shouldn't they be rushing out some videos to whet the appetite of current Berry users who are dying for a reason to stick with the platform?
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I am so proud of RIM for fighting so hard. I wish them the best.
posted on Jun 30, 2012, 7:17 PM 8
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I really love RIM's OS its so simple, and multitasking is going to be like web os, I loved web os, but now its android Blackberry 10+ android openness = happy
posted on Jun 30, 2012, 7:41 PM 4
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I hope RIM does well, but on the other hand I hope Windows Phone 8 does well too. One is going to die out and as bad as it is to say it, I hope it's Blackberry. Unfortunately there just isn't enough room for everything anymore :( Maybe Blackberry can find its way in prepaid, who knows...
posted on Jun 30, 2012, 7:37 PM 2
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RIM need to take a bold step in design n forget about their "beloved" qwerty keyboard. If people are switching to Iphone/Android or WP smartphones, do they miss the physical keyboard? NO! It's frustrating that they want to re-invent but stay stuck in their old designs. Their PR need to put a zip on their communications. Way too much unnecessary releases that comes back to bite them.
posted on Jun 30, 2012, 8:58 PM 0
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it seems like rim is very determined in making its way back to top but the problem here is that it takes them quite long for bb10 to go out in the market if ever hey would release it by september it will take about several months before it came here in our country bb has a really good messaging but lack of innovation when it comes to processing power.. how i hope they still have the manufacturing power to provide devices for people cause if not RIP RIM because people who used bb os 7 has been waiting impatiently..
posted on Jun 30, 2012, 9:31 PM 1
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Rim needs to do something to keep on going, they simply just don't have what the general market wants. You have Google, Apple, Samsung, Motorola, Nokia, even LG and Microsoft that are just making more advancements to their mobile products everyday, so much to the point where if Rim really wants to stay in the game they need to put something out that's miles ahead of the competition just to keep up. They also need developer support as well, if not that go the Nokia route and pick up on Windows phone 7, or go Google Android to where RIM can have all their different customizations and additions, but still have the advantages of Android as well.
posted on Jul 01, 2012, 12:20 PM 0
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