A very long but very good hands on preview of BlackBerry 10 and its new hardware

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    Aug 31, 2012 2:10 AM GMT
    http://crackberry.com/hands-blackberry-10-phones-ten-things-were-looking-forward-so-far

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    Was it love at first touch?

    The answer to that question was the same for all of us... HELL YEAH! Keep reading for more on what we saw and to learn the ten things that have our hearts racing for BlackBerry 10 so far.


    We were blown away with the BlackBerry 10 experience. Considering we're still over four months away from these phones hitting the market, we would have handed over our hard earned cash right now to walk away with one. Between now and January RIM will spend the time polishing up the software so it's perfect, but what we handled was a complete operating system. It was fast, it was fluid and it was FUN to use.

    BlackBerry 10 is designed and optimized for one-handed ease of use. If you want to use the device with two hands you can, but you absolutely can have full control over the phone holding the phone in one hand, comfortably using one thumb on the touchscreen to get things done. We can't get into all the specifics, but we can say this notion is continues throughout BlackBerry 10, beyond the home screen and flow experience.

    This is yet another unique to BlackBerry 10 feature that we are gaga for. Other mobile platforms think of mobile as meaning "away from your computer." BlackBerry takes the meaning of being mobile literally - you need to be able to really use your phone while literally being mobile, while doing things. It's a phone and OS designed for people on the go. BlackBerry 10 does not require that you stop what you're doing to use your phone.


    The bottom line is that all of us on the CrackBerry team who went hands on with BlackBerry 10 are genuinely more excited having used the phones than we were going into it (and we are already pretty excited for it to begin with).

    There's no doubt in our minds that BlackBerry 10 will win back a lot of mobile mindshare when it's officially unveiled. We live in a world where every phone will soon be a smartphone, and with BlackBerry 10 RIM will show the world they've created a smarter smartphone experience.
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    Sep 05, 2012 12:53 AM GMT
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    want!
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    Sep 05, 2012 2:14 AM GMT
    Reminds me of a Zune. icon_wink.gif

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    Sep 05, 2012 2:19 AM GMT
    xrichx saidReminds me of a Zune. icon_wink.gif

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    i miss my zune icon_sad.gif
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    Sep 05, 2012 2:37 AM GMT
    i have a 9900 and i love my berry NEVER had a problem with it but having a blackberry now is the equivalent to still using myspace.

    if that phone isn't an upgrade--not same as but an upgrade from the iphone then that's pretty much it.

    all my teammates have an iphone and they can do so much more with it compared to my berry.
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    Sep 05, 2012 1:10 PM GMT
    Boxer_Red saidi have a 9900 and i love my berry NEVER had a problem with it but having a blackberry now is the equivalent to still using myspace.

    if that phone isn't an upgrade--not same as but an upgrade from the iphone then that's pretty much it.

    all my teammates have an iphone and they can do so much more with it compared to my berry.


    Its a new operating system.. not a minor update like the new iphone.
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    Sep 05, 2012 1:44 PM GMT
    reminds me of a rectangle with rounded corners, apple copyright infringement?
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    Sep 05, 2012 2:08 PM GMT
    I've had a BB smart phone for around 6 months. Although I like it in general, I'm starting to fall out of love with it. Thought the day would never come.
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    Sep 05, 2012 4:43 PM GMT
    RuggedRanger15 said
    xrichx saidReminds me of a Zune. icon_wink.gif

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    i miss my zune icon_sad.gif


    I do too! I loved my Zune. It was a great platform. Too bad Microsoft fucked it up.
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    Sep 06, 2012 5:36 AM GMT
    I have till next April for my 2 year Sprint contract to end. I really hate my bberry now and definitely am looking into getting an iphone or android. But I'll be curious to see how this version 10 of bberry plays out and if it'll convince me to remain a bberry user.
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    Sep 06, 2012 5:58 AM GMT
    Midas426 saidI have till next April for my 2 year Sprint contract to end. I really hate my bberry now and definitely am looking into getting an iphone or android. But I'll be curious to see how this version 10 of bberry plays out and if it'll convince me to remain a bberry user.


    Just keep in mind.. nothing about your current blackberry will be in BB10. Its is 100% completely new. No recycled material. Completely new os designed around multi core processors and multitasking, meaning its VERY fast and fluid.
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    Sep 06, 2012 6:49 AM GMT
    Microsoft, Nokia and RIM have to get their shit together. What's with these companies announcing products like half a year before release date, full hardware specs and final prices are even announced, can't they just wait until they actually can mass produce it?. Apple throws an event for a new product and preorders open right that night or within a week the latest. I mean by the time BB10 hits the market everyone already got an iPhone 5 for Xmas. RIM can't afford such long waits anymore. That phone better shoots flipendos off the headphone jack cause as it stands the market couldn't care less about blackberries
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    Sep 06, 2012 8:43 AM GMT
    If there's no Instagram app for BBOS, then it's doomed.

    I'm half joking. icon_wink.gif

    Well, maybe a little more than half. icon_neutral.gif
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    Sep 07, 2012 12:48 AM GMT
    xrichx saidIf there's no Instagram app for BBOS, then it's doomed.

    I'm half joking. icon_wink.gif

    Well, maybe a little more than half. icon_neutral.gif


    Im sure every popular "must have useless app" will be on BB10. The reason it wasnt was because of the oldschool java based OS the old phones use. Im so excited to post pictures of food with my new blackberry. My life will finally become complete.
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    Sep 07, 2012 12:49 AM GMT
    charlitos saidMicrosoft, Nokia and RIM have to get their shit together. What's with these companies announcing products like half a year before release date, full hardware specs and final prices are even announced, can't they just wait until they actually can mass produce it?. Apple throws an event for a new product and preorders open right that night or within a week the latest. I mean by the time BB10 hits the market everyone already got an iPhone 5 for Xmas. RIM can't afford such long waits anymore. That phone better shoots flipendos off the headphone jack cause as it stands the market couldn't care less about blackberries


    what the hell are flipendos?
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    Sep 07, 2012 1:39 AM GMT
    charlitos saidMicrosoft, Nokia and RIM have to get their shit together. What's with these companies announcing products like half a year before release date, full hardware specs and final prices are even announced, can't they just wait until they actually can mass produce it?. Apple throws an event for a new product and preorders open right that night or within a week the latest. I mean by the time BB10 hits the market everyone already got an iPhone 5 for Xmas. RIM can't afford such long waits anymore. That phone better shoots flipendos off the headphone jack cause as it stands the market couldn't care less about blackberries


    I think that Nokia is farther ahead than RIM. I'm actually impressed with Windows Phone 8. It's a complete re-write from Windows Phone 7 and based on the Windows 8 and Windows RT core. As a developer, this has good potential, as it makes porting code easier, and we can share common code (data access layers, business logic, etc) between Windows 8, Windows RT, and Windows Phone 8 (assuming good design). The ability to write native C++ apps for the WP8 platform opens the potential to make some really high performance apps that you see on the other platforms. It has good potential, but may be a little too late in the game to be #1. I don't think it's going away though, but it won't be top dog I don't think. But who knows. icon_smile.gif

    The Nokia devices are pretty sexy looking. I've grown rather bored with the grey/black/white devices that look like any other device. I guess I'm bored of the darker colors.
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    Sep 07, 2012 3:57 AM GMT
    SoloXCRacer said
    charlitos saidMicrosoft, Nokia and RIM have to get their shit together. What's with these companies announcing products like half a year before release date, full hardware specs and final prices are even announced, can't they just wait until they actually can mass produce it?. Apple throws an event for a new product and preorders open right that night or within a week the latest. I mean by the time BB10 hits the market everyone already got an iPhone 5 for Xmas. RIM can't afford such long waits anymore. That phone better shoots flipendos off the headphone jack cause as it stands the market couldn't care less about blackberries


    I think that Nokia is farther ahead than RIM. I'm actually impressed with Windows Phone 8. It's a complete re-write from Windows Phone 7 and based on the Windows 8 and Windows RT core. As a developer, this has good potential, as it makes porting code easier, and we can share common code (data access layers, business logic, etc) between Windows 8, Windows RT, and Windows Phone 8 (assuming good design). The ability to write native C++ apps for the WP8 platform opens the potential to make some really high performance apps that you see on the other platforms. It has good potential, but may be a little too late in the game to be #1. I don't think it's going away though, but it won't be top dog I don't think. But who knows. icon_smile.gif

    The Nokia devices are pretty sexy looking. I've grown rather bored with the grey/black/white devices that look like any other device. I guess I'm bored of the darker colors.


    windows phone 8 looks like windows phone 7.. how can it be a complete re-write?
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    Sep 07, 2012 4:20 AM GMT
    Yeah im sticking to CM9 on my S3. I can do anything I want.
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    Sep 07, 2012 4:47 AM GMT
    I thought Blackberry had gone bankrupt? Talk about legacy technology!
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    Sep 07, 2012 4:54 AM GMT
    GAMRican saidI thought Blackberry had gone bankrupt? Talk about legacy technology!


    how could they go bankrupt when they have billions in the bank? and yes their old phones are old... this isnt about legacy phones. Its about a brand new OS and brand new top of the line high end hardware.
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    Sep 07, 2012 5:11 AM GMT
    I'm ditching my blackberry for the simple fact that it deletes all my contacts and old text messages at its whim when it runs low on memory. Delete my old e-mails first! Or give me the option to choose.
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    Sep 07, 2012 5:23 AM GMT
    Jockular saidI'm ditching my blackberry for the simple fact that it deletes all my contacts and old text messages at its whim when it runs low on memory. Delete my old e-mails first! Or give me the option to choose.


    which one do you have? and why not just get it fixed?
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    Sep 07, 2012 5:57 AM GMT
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    Jockular saidI'm ditching my blackberry for the simple fact that it deletes all my contacts and old text messages at its whim when it runs low on memory. Delete my old e-mails first! Or give me the option to choose.


    which one do you have? and why not just get it fixed?


    i had the pearl. and then upgraded to the torch. it happened to both of them. i figured it was a default OS thing.
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    Sep 07, 2012 6:05 AM GMT
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    GAMRican saidI thought Blackberry had gone bankrupt? Talk about legacy technology!


    how could they go bankrupt when they have billions in the bank? and yes their old phones are old... this isnt about legacy phones. Its about a brand new OS and brand new top of the line high end hardware.


    Closed, proprietary software is just so...20th century and OLD. I just ordered my zexy & FRESH Samsung Galaxy SIII loaded with Android 4.0 today. I await it's FRESH&CLEAN arrival from Amazon so that I can get rid of one of the last vestiges of proprietary antiquity...my OLD and rotting Apple iPhone.

    Apple. Blackberry. All the fruit is long past ripe. It's all OLD.

    Ahh! Android! I'm awaiting my Ice Cream Sandwich!
    FRESH&COOL!!! (Not OLD and with mold.)
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    Open = FRESH & FREE
    Closed = OLDy & moldy

    NOBODY should PWN your phone!

    Open Source! Free the software! Free the people!




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    Sep 07, 2012 3:44 PM GMT
    This is what I'm here for. If they could produce something like this minus the $1500 price tag, I'd be all for blackberry.

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