Video tutorials for BlackBerry Touch show RIM's next Apple and Android challenger

Video tutorials for BlackBerry Touch show RIM's next Apple and Android challenger
Just the other day, we showed you some photographs of the BlackBerry Touch. Code named the Monaco or the Monza for the CDMA and GSM models respectively, the handset is next in a series of 'Berry models to take on the Apple iPhone (BlackBerry Storm, BlackBerry Torch 9800), RIM is hoping for better results with the new model. As you might recall, the BlackBerry Storm launched half-baked after a huge buzz while the Torch received lukewarm reviews from users.

While viewing pictures is nice, looking at video is better. Extracted from a recently leaked version of BlackBerry OS 6.0 (6.1.0.44 to be exact) is a number of video tutorials for the BlackBerry Touch. The question is whether or not RIM can ever get current Apple or Android users to make the switch to BlackBerry. While the Torch 9800 might have been successful in keeping 'Berry users from jumping ship, RIM needs to come up with something spectacular to entice those using other platforms to at least give BlackBerry a try. Is the BlackBerry Touch that phone?

source: Crackberry









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19 Comments

1. webOSdev2.0

Posts: 31; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Finally

2. Hello-dirt

Posts: 102; Member since: May 02, 2010

can I see the real phone in action and not a computer simulation, Please.

3. SeniorEd

Posts: 15; Member since: Feb 16, 2011

Until Black Berry releases QNX based smartphones, they will not make much headway in the consumer market. The will continue to do well in the enterprise segment because they are so entrenched, but OS 6.x will not make a dent in iOS or Android. No Dual Core, no LTE, no QNX means NO DEAL!!!

8. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

no it needs windows phone 7. that wud be perfect for bb. Think of it running on a torch... that wud be pretty nice--and it would give bb the "hip" they need. And honestly, the marketplace has about as many apps as "app world"

4. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Best phone for Business. Kudos for RIM for making the black berry look slim, simple, and unique... unlike toy looking androids or fragile square iphone.

5. userwhodonotwanttologin unregistered

Finally a decent looking phone. i have got tired for looing at hideous android phones. And to tell the truth, but decent looking phone like this is better then buy hideous toy with android on it....

12. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

hideous android phones? HTC? because there are many nice and sleek looking phones with android on it...

6. Ebonyks

Posts: 20; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

No, the monaco will not be that phone. Too little too late guys, here's hoping for better luck on the playbook than in RIM's smartphone line.

7. jennylolz78 unregistered

I would get this phone if it had a front facing camera, 4g Lte or wimax or hspa+ 21 mbps connectivity and flash player for better web browsing and since most likely it wont have any of those things i prolly wont be getting this bb , I just really hope I'm crossing my fingers because I love blackberries I'm hoping it does have all those things I mentioned above if it did I would.dump my bb bold 9700 and get this new blackberry. If people using htc, lg and samsung phones get all those feautures I mentioned above why can't us bb users get any of those things?

9. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

BB/RIM may be starting to make some progress, but as @Senior and @jenny mentioned, they are still behind the feature set of the competition. The only thing keeping RIM viable on the high speed data connectivity issue is the general lack of high speed data service for most users. If users can't reliably make high speed data connections, the lack of that feature on the phone is not a deal-killer. Apple has managed to avoid having to provide a LTE modem in the iPhone until maybe even the iPhone 6.... But BB/RIM is not the Apple iPhone, so they are going to have to step up their game to stay relevant. Notice how the PlayBook is supposed to be released around Summer, 2011 with WiMax and LTE? There is a reason for that. BB/RIM need to be releasing phones with similar high data capability.

13. what0you0gotta0say

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 05, 2011

MONACO??!! So did they think this name out at all? I laughed the first time I saw it. With such a latino culture merging in the US you think someone that spoke spanish for RIM would have said this was a dumb idea. Mo-Naco .... So I am hearing More Naco... Def: Naco (fmn. naca) is a pejorative word often used in Mexican Spanish to describe the bad-mannered and poorly educated people of lower social classes. It is also the union of the apocope of two Spanish words "nacido" (born) and "corriente" (ordinary): therefore na-co (lowborn or lowbred).

14. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

15. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Still don't see why need a touch screen on the BlackBerry Curve just looks stupid to me.

18. jtalker1965

Posts: 18; Member since: May 17, 2009

Why a touch screen on the Motorola Pro??? It doesn't make since. A BlackBerry want-be!

16. SavageLucy42

Posts: 211; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

I'm going to stick with my Torch, which I went with for the physical keyboard. I'm a little afraid that a day will come when phone companies totally stop producing phones with physical keyboards.

17. axllebeer

Posts: 271; Member since: Apr 05, 2011

Agreed. I have the Style and before Curve 8350i both with good keyboards. I would hate to be forced to type on a piece of flipin' glass. I like the Torch with the vertical sliding keyboard and touchscreen, but I would hate the idea of having to rely on the screen fully for typing. My speed and accuracy would suffer horribly.

19. jtalker1965

Posts: 18; Member since: May 17, 2009

I always enjoyed my BB Storm. I picked up the Fascinate from Verizon and they killer is the lack of support for the phone Verizon blames Samsung and Samsung blames Verizon for the lack of updates. I have two upgrades and I just may have to check this out, if and when Verizon may get it.

21. illegalskittle

Posts: 13; Member since: Aug 02, 2010

root it and throw a custom rom on it!

20. illegalskittle

Posts: 13; Member since: Aug 02, 2010

The hardware is pretty great, blackberry has always had great aesthetics, i just am not a fan of the OS personally.

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