- 01-30-2013, 06:13 PM #26
The promised top 46 apps, if they don't arrive 2 months after BB10 launches in my country, (expected April-May), I'm going over to BB10. Have always preferred physical keyboards, and their FB app looks decent enough.
Will be waiting for reviews.
- 01-30-2013, 06:19 PM #27
I'm actually hoping that they succeed. I am a previous BB user and I love how stable the Facebook, Twitter apps were. The email is the best one out there and their calendar is superb. I moved to a Nokia Lumia 920 after 2 and a half years with BB and I have no regrets. I do miss a couple of things from BB, but I still like the Nokia better.
- 01-30-2013, 07:41 PM #29
^ windows phone has to actually catch Blackberry first.
Given the fact that Microsoft was gifted 2 years to catch third place and failed to do so, I'm sure Blackberry will have no problem stopping its fall.
01-30-2013, 09:12 PM #31
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JI want them to succeed as well. i was a blackberry fanboy and i converted to WP at the OS's launch. these two platforms gives more choices to the consumer. why should we have to choose between IOS or Android. both are horrid OSs in my opinion to be stuck with. they work for some but i'd hate to be backed in a corner with only hese two to choose from ya know.
- 01-30-2013, 09:25 PM #32
- 01-30-2013, 10:47 PM #35
I seriously wish Blackberry (no longer RIM) all the best being Canadian and a long time Blackberry owner/ambassador. With that being said, WP8 is what this fast paced mobile space seriously needs. The most personalized and interactive OS, blended with a very vibrant and stylish hardware. Its too good of story to not catch on. MS have very deep pockets, but the need to smell the coffee and bring the attention they've been giving Windows Phone 8 up another notch and to take the competition seriously. They have the best eco-system available. With Windows 8, WP8, X-Box and SURFACE? Hello? No one else has this. They need to get developers behind their app store and make their marketing department more accountable for their action or lack there of. For the love of god, sell the whole package people. At least inform people of what's underneath the Microsoft umbrella. They have the total computing experience.
- 01-31-2013, 12:33 AM #36
I think RIM... er I mean Blackberry is going full force for a fight in the mobile market... maybe this might cause microsoft to start putting some effort into WP.
Got a feeling in a few months blackberry world will make marketplace look embarrassing (hope I'm wrong)
- 01-31-2013, 02:33 AM #39
Again this forum, along with many other forums of different categories, are worried about the competition. People need to be SECURE in their purchase and quit acting like they have something at stake if the item they're supporting doesn't get as much attention as the competition. Buy the thing that works for YOU and stop worrying about BB10, iOS, and Android. You bought Windows Phone for a reason, and that reason should sustain you. If not, move on. Simple as that.
I purchased my iPhone 5 back in October/November. To this day, I haven't had the urge to play with any new devices at any stores (including WP8 devices). ****, I barely browse the forums anymore for news on upcoming devices. This phone, outside of a few things, meets my needs. I don't feel like I have to defend it, I don't feel like I should scope the comp to see if they offer something better, and I definitely don't feel bad when people think I should get something else. It does what I need it to do. The lot of folks here should take note of that.
- 01-31-2013, 06:09 AM #42
I think BB10 is a little to complex and lacking discoverability. I think that will be an issue for a lot of folks. The BB fans will flock to it...as will those who chose to leave BB because they were stagnant. But there are too many issues with their approach to believe they will be too much of a threat. Time will tell, though.
- 01-31-2013, 06:51 AM #43
I'm waiting for MWC. If Nokia and Microsoft <gives a good long stare at Steve Ballmer> don't come up with anything good <gives another good long stare at Steve Ballmer>, BB10 is a threat.
I am personally hoping that they'd release a Lumia (N-Gage) 720 which would become a companion to the XBox 360 and its successor (people are calling it the 720, so Nokia/Microsoft could at least jump on the bandwagon.)
BB10 itself? MeeGo Swipe UI + Android/iOS. Lo and behold, you have a new UI! In other words, I've seen it all before.
- 01-31-2013, 03:53 PM #46
The thing that worries me about BB10 is that it's based on the same JVM as Android and with only a few tweaks Android apps can be fully converted to BB10. This gives them relatively easy access to a mountain of apps. That combined with people in business who have clung to their old BBs means this platform could easily pick up some traction in specific market segments.
I see this as the beginning of a boxing match. WP8 has had time to strut around the ring and show off for the crowd and now BB10 has climbed through the ropes. I can only hope that Microsoft hasn't fooled itself into thinking this isn't a fight. With iOS slipping, Blackberry and Microsoft have come to market at the right time. People being as they are, there can be only one new trendy device. Which will it be?
- 01-31-2013, 05:02 PM #48
No....is it a nice OS sure...did they miss the price point and the release date in the US....YES....not really seeing much momentum after they took this long to finally bring it to the market and it is still going to be a good 6 weeks or before anyone in the US can get one....Would not shock me if WP8 gets more devices and pricing and ads and have those devices in stores before the first BB10 gets out the door in the US....hey when is Mobile World Congress again?
- 01-31-2013, 05:05 PM #49
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