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    New RIM Browser LATE 2010?



    Different reports are coming in stating RIM will be officially be releasing their new "Webkit" browser by the end of 2010. This differs drastically from the previous report/rumor of mid July. The new browser will bring "iPhone-like" web surfing to the BlackBerry platform, supporting AJAX, CSS, and HTML. However, at this time there is no confirmation of flash.

    The first thing this brings to mind is whether it may be too little too late. RIM is already DESPERATELY behind in a consumer driven market with both the OS and the browser. What else will Apple, Google, or even Microsoft bring to the table in another nine months. Another nine months where RIM falls even further behind.

    Do you anticipate an earlier release? Do you feel RIM is simply fighting a battle they can't, or won't win? Talk about it with your friends at BlackberryOS!





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    I've been trying to stick with RIM but it seems like they are try too hard too late. In the beginning Blackberry were design for the business person. Now days your phone should be able to handle anything you can throw at it since we've become mobile everything. The iPhone was made as an entertainment phone, so was most google devices. I would love to wait around for RIM to get it right, but like you said...9 months from now the things we find awesome about other device will be even more with added functionality. I'm pretty sure that I'll be moving to another device soon, hell the Nexus is right around the corner but who knows? Lol.

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    RIM BETTER release this new webkit browser before 2010! It should be released as originally stated this summer. And IT HAS TO HAVE FLASH! I know RIM can do it, they most certainly have the resources and the hardware can now definitely support it. Its just a matter of why don't they? And that is the billion dollar question... literally. I am not going to hold my breathe but hopefully we will all be pleasantly surprised, not only by an early release but by a flash supported web browser that knocks our socks off!!!

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    I will be highly disappointed if this is true. Been having blind faith that RIM will pull thru with this new browser, but way too many exciting new phones arriving before the end of 2010 to wait around that long. Hopefully it will arrive by middle of year. If not I don't think I can hold out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackSheep2007 View Post
    I will be highly disappointed if this is true. Been having blind faith that RIM will pull thru with this new browser, but way too many exciting new phones arriving before the end of 2010 to wait around that long. Hopefully it will arrive by middle of year. If not I don't think I can hold out.
    Quote Originally Posted by shaydlife View Post
    I've been trying to stick with RIM but it seems like they are try too hard too late. In the beginning Blackberry were design for the business person. Now days your phone should be able to handle anything you can throw at it since we've become mobile everything. The iPhone was made as an entertainment phone, so was most google devices. I would love to wait around for RIM to get it right, but like you said...9 months from now the things we find awesome about other device will be even more with added functionality. I'm pretty sure that I'll be moving to another device soon, hell the Nexus is right around the corner but who knows? Lol.
    Don't feel like you two are the Lone Ranger. There are many people that feel this way. I just hope this report is wrong.

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    I bet I have it by this summer... As for falling behind apple... Remember this: APPLE WILL NEVER HAVE "FLASH" but ? will with that new browser!
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    I cant believe that this report is true. Webkit was shown on a 9700 at recent Barcelona show, cant see how on earth it would take until the end of the year to get it up and running. Also with new BB Bold slider coming out this summer, reliable sources have reported that it will have OS 6.0 and webkit running.

    If they delay webkit until end of year RIm will get screwwd.

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    I can only speak to me and how I am wired. I used a Windows based device a few years ago. It was incredibly slow and unreliable, so I moved to BlackBerry, and for the most part been happy. I don't think I would ever give Windows another try, once I feel that it has failed me, I don't think I'd ever go back no mater how wonderful they claim that they are. I would always have a bad taste in my mouth. I don't know how many other people are out there with the same mentality, but I hope this does not happen to RIM.

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