Blackberry needs a revolution not an evolution.
It seems like Blackberrys have been evolving. Every new model has a slightly additional feature over their predecessor. Like the trackpad vs trackball. A slightly faster processor. Slightly larger megapixel camera. Evolution is great. It helps solidify the phones functionality.
When are they going to come out with something revolutionary? Like the Android OS.
Originally Posted by ceslar
This seems to be the question of the year. I really hope they do something soon. A new browser would sure be great.
You know something? My girlfriend and I were discussing something like that the other night. We are going out tomorrow to move her to Verizon, from AT&T and she was looking at the Blackberry's available. The discussion ended as we were building our future Blackberry device. What it would consist of and be able to do.
And funny enough was that what we were asking for is not outside of the possibility. It would just need a revolution on a well known and established name.... Research In Motion.
So RIM, build us something that is not just the next evolutionary step in Blackberry devices. Give us something that not only sets RIM apart from other smartphones, but something that makes the other companies rethink their existence.....
Just my two cents.
I think the only thing that could keep Blackberry relevant are (1) an ability to emulate Android sufficiently to run Android apps or (2) a super-kick ass browser and a shift in the landscape from traditional install apps to mobile web apps. Will either one of these happen and will they happen soon enough?
Frankly, I think RIM's a little late to the game. The 8330 customers are up for new phones and they're picking Android devices. Everything in 2010 will be Android-this and Android-that.
Yes you're right. Android this and Android that. Check out this 1.5GHz Android phone rumor.
Unthinkable - HTC Bravo comes to Orange, 1.5GHz successor in works
Imagine if Blackberry had a 1.5GHz phone. Hmmm... maybe in 2014.
Agree on the ETA. What bugs me is that RIM could remain competitive if it had a few high end devices this year and eeked it out until the Snapdragon processors were fast enough to emulate Android and run Android apps.. or I could be having a pipe dream.
Originally Posted by ceslar
Another rumor floating around is that the Nexus Two will be a business-centric device. This could really gut RIM if it is done properly.
Baby steps. And while the Android OS is "revolutionary", it has many shortcomings. Each new Android device does not introduce revolutionary features either. They are using baby steps on their devices as well. Sure, I'd love to see a SnapDragon 1GHz processor on the Storm 3. Do I think we'll see it? No. Do we actually need that much processor power. No.
Agree. Do we all want another Storm 1 fiasco. That phone (which I own) should never have been sold as a finished product.
Originally Posted by TemperamentalMan
Evolution builds upon the successes of the past.
Revolution throws everything out.
"Evolution builds upon the successes of the past.
Revolution throws everything out."
Great thought process on that comment. This illustrates why the revolution has not yet begun. Do we really want to throw everything out and start over? Not a chance. What we really need to do is stop adding little things that clutter up the device and try to integrate those ideas into the core of the system. We have BBM and SMS/MMS, why do we need more apps like twitter? Just clutter. We have a browser that needs attention, but more are added to choose from, all with their own issues. Can't RIM just take the hint and decide to actually fix something instead of adding more "stuff"?
I guess what I'm saying is we don't really need that many options, just options that work.
And you are soooo right. RIM needs to step it up, because I am sick of the iphone this and iphone that, come on RIM, you have the #1 selling smart phone on the market (curve), but still need to cover lots of ground between you and the iphone, get with it and fast!!
Originally Posted by dlsolo
I don't know why RIM would have to throw everything out to improve their OS and marketability... they have a strong product. It just needs to be improved. Adding things like threaded sms helps to bring some aspects out of the dark ages.
Seems to me the reasons for going from a texting phone to a smart phone are:
business (email/calendar/biz apps)
BB is lagging behind in two of those! :17:
I want more and better apps for my BB. Especially cool games - where I can have more than one loaded on my phone at a time while having enough app memory left to actually use the device.
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