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Blackberry 10 - will it save RIM?

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RIM is launching Blackberry 10 & new devices including Blackberry Z10.

http://www.gottabemobile.com/2013/01/25/rim-teases-super-bowl-ad-for-bla...

Looks good, but is it enough to get a foothold in the smartphone / tablet market?

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RE: Blackberry 10 - will it save RIM?

And of course, if the platform succeeds, it may consider going Google way of licensing its OS & sell its hardware business:

http://www.gottabemobile.com/2013/01/22/rim-talks-about-licensing-blackb...

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RE: Blackberry 10 - will it save RIM?

Is there room for four platforms?  They can't afford to be an also-ran, they can no longer rely on their reputation alone.  Too many server outages mean they are no longer considered bomb proof.  Does it do anthing the other three platforms don't?

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RE: Blackberry 10 - will it save RIM?

Well, it won't be only 4, as more are coming! Firefox, Ubuntu, Tizen & Sailfish to name a few.

http://www.trustedreviews.com/opinions/is-there-room-for-another-mobile-os

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RE: Blackberry 10 - will it save RIM?

There are some unique features:

http://www.dialaphone.co.uk/blog/2012/12/20/blackberry-10-review-hands-on/

But I think it's too late. Consumers should have a strong reason to ditch their existing OS for a new one.

My only experience with Blackberry (Storm) was a rather disappointing one. Brilliant OS to use, but too many glitches which rendered my phone next to useless. Restarting the phone took ages (something like 5 mins!).

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