Beware the Apple!
A gallery of the first BlackBerry handset running RIM's new QNX-powered operating system has spilled onto the interwebs. Portions of the device, which are awaiting approval from mobile network operators, have been glimpsed for several months - but this is by far the fullest detail available. The photos reveal a lush high-end …
Beware the Apple!
Boring! Tedious! Has been said before umpteen-dozen times! Unoriginal!
What are you? A freaking Dalek?
I'll get my coat.
and immediately had an image of Steve Jobs in a suit, albeit wearing a poloneck.
Whilst typing in 'RIM Jobs' into the title, i also realised....well it doens't matter. Ahem.
death to the infidel they scream as they ride their steeds out of cupertino...
At least the journos will have something to talk about now that samsung v apple has gone (a bit) quieter.
Looks nice but I'll hold out for the model with a keyboard.
Looks a bit glarey :/
I know its childish but 'RIM jobs'
It's a modern smartphone with a touch screen, and it's turned off.. so it's a small black slab. Truly significant and revelatory :)
On that obscure website, the BBC
Looks like the same phone to me.
It's a rectangle with rounded corners, won't that get then into trouble with patent lawyers?
You know what else is boring and tedious? People saying "Boring! Tedious!"
Just ignore the comment, they will die out.
Nice design. Apple, Nokia and BB can do attractive devices, why can't HTC and Samsung?
Just because *you* say HTC and Samsung can't do nice designs doesn't make it so for everybody else. Your world view is not shared by all.
...nicely understated, sleek little Galaxy S Advance on my desk at the moment, I would have to assume that you're talking about a different Samsung.
That definitely looks like a smartphone.
OK, I admit it - I'm the one with a PlayBook, so will probably stick with BlackBerry. Once a proper keyboard's been bolted to this, may upgrade from my 9700. Will definitely upgrade if they allow you to disable the touch screen - driving my wife nuts on her 9900 - touch phone to ear, turn on speaker phone.
That's a bit piss poor - all other touchscreen phones have a little proximity sensor built in to power off the screen when you're in a call.
...and the 9900 does have a proximity sensor built in to prevent that. I'm guessing that it might be an old OS that she has installed on it.
on the main page looks like my LG Optimus 3D except it has Blackberry where my 4 Capacitive buttons are
Take my money!
I hear that. Android and iOS... suck ass (hey, I'm sticking with the RIM jobs theme!)
Now bring back the QWERTY keyboard...
Reminds me a LOT of WebOS, with a touch of Maemo thrown in.
No bad thing..
whorespeople. A group not generally known for love of complex unless it "just works".
Looks pretty nice. Unfortunately for RIM I just upgraded my Android but if BB10 performs as well as this looks it could be a winner.
The look an android without the malware. I think they have a winner!
Ill belive it when I see it.
Im sick to death of form following fashion.
form must follow function. ~Doesnt any hanndset maker see this?
any one recall the Psion 5? or the nokia 9210I
both had PROPER keyboards,
Why? because people that use ordinary keyboards with their PC's want the same on their handsets.
They want to concetrate on the content of what their typing not on how to type.
an on screen keyboard is there cos its cheaper to make, and theres more profit for the hand set makers.
I counted up the no of buttons on my 9210I theres over 70.
Its a joy to text on.
Wether RIM have the foresight to do the new one with a properly sized keyboard, well have to wait and see.
If they have the guts to buck the fashion trend Ill get one tho I somwhat doubt it.
Until a handset maker does the money will stay in my pocket.
How about a survey?
If you want a proper keyboard in a handset make your view known by writing just a YES here on this forum.
Driven by results NOT fashion.
Just buy a phone with a keyboard then...
There aren't many left...
Theres a BIG difference between say a blackberry keyboard and a PROPER one like on the Psion 5 or nokia 9210i
Perhaps your nor aware of the difference.
There isnt a phone made with a proper keyboard.
Ive seached for it for 2 yrs!
If there was one good enough Id have found it.
Its not for the lack of trying!
hope you follow
Space your messages
Out in such
An annoying manner?
Make a sentence
Or even a paragraph
But please stop with the double spaced
What is your definition of a proper keyboard? I also like phones with physical keyboards, and I was OK with BlackBerries, then I had an HTC/Tmobile G2, where the keyboard was not as good as the BBs, but still better than the virtual ones.
I'm confused. Is it driven by results or function? And WTF does either mean?
My daughter taps away on her keyboard and says she likes it. I like screen where the keys would be.
Isn't it just personal preference?
I dont do the double spacing, Im using thunderbird. mail programme in Linux.
A hand set is just a tool to do a job.
Different folk want their handsets to do different things.
I use tools all the time and what I use has to deliver results, as I earn my living from them.
So for example my lathe is designed to turn metal its not a fashion item designed to look pretty or have street cred over what its meant to do. Its designed from the frame up to be functional.
So a handset for me has to meet my needs. these are primarily to have
1. a good clear screen,
2. a proper keyboard
3. a decent sized battery
4.a fold up design to protect the k/board and screen
5. a strong case to be strong enough to withstand knocks, wet, and being in a pocket with hardware, ie nuts bolts tools etc.
Once you have the form factor right, you then can put any software you like on it.
Wether its simple Symbian or android or QNX.
Also Ive big hands so small keys are a waste of time.
If you gave me a Blackberry for free I couldnt use it.
Ive tried the Dell Streak mini, beautiful handset, miss type all the time on the on screen k/board.
No feed back like a button k/board.
do you understand now?
No, I don't understand. You keep going on and on about what you want, but you don't say WHAT you want. How would a "proper" keyboard look in your mind? The only thing I've got is that you've got big hands (I do as well) so the keys have to be big. Again, I had a BB where the keyboard was smaller than the one in the T-Mobile G2 (as seen here http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/06/t-mobile-g2-review/) but still easier to type on.
You want 3 rows or 4 rows of keys? Responsiveness? Material?
If you tried the Dell Streak, have you also tried the Samsung Note or Note 2? Way better screen.
But I Do know what I want.
In my 1st post I mentioned the Psion 5 and the nokia 9210i
Google for them and youll see or pics of them on Ebay.
I use the nokia now and also have the P5 here as an example of what I find is the ideal k/board.
Do let me know if you follow when you have had a look at these 2 examples.
The OP apparently
Wants to speak like Capt Kirk.
Cannot help you.
ok its not sleek or flashing, but to me it looks quite understated, which for a "Professional" perspective could be quite appealing. The only real tell though will be the spec and features.
I wish them the best of luck with it.. Let face it the dual between iOS and Android is getting boring!
The 'bandwidth issues", if referring to speed, arise from the fact our international links are continually broken by fishermen.
Luckily, I can access El Reg - this time served from Rackspace, USA.
Tedious, maybe. But his thing looks more like the iPhone 5 than anything Samsung could do.
My point will perhaps become more obvious when people start porting cracked versions of phone OSes between hardware platforms. Boot up a Samsung with iOS, or maybe port BB10 into a generic hardware platform (as may have happened here - LOL).
"15 feet of car" (Clarkson on a particularly boring BWM 3-series) will become "4.3 inches of phone".
A new BB10 handset with a proper keyboard is on the way and may or may not be here before June...according to this anyway:
Looks pretty decent too...in my opinion obviously!
Definitely interested now. I'm due for a new phone in the new year and this will be one to consider..
He said Rim Job! ]:)