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    Article: RIM's CEO To Answer Top 10 Questions From Readers





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    There's only one question I would like to ask
    Q. Is there a problem with bringing BBM to QNX? Is this the reason for the delay? We know radio stack is not an issue coz its already there on Devalpha.

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    These are all great questions!

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    Hey veeru, I don't think there is an issue, I just think it's not finished.

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    I would have asked question 10 differently. I would have asked why not release a dev alpha that runs a Smartphone version of PB OS 2.1, and would be able to upgrade to BB10? I would like the answer to that one. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Jerde View Post
    I would have asked question 10 differently. I would have asked why not release a dev alpha that runs a Smartphone version of PB OS 2.1, and would be able to upgrade to BB10? I would like the answer to that one. lol
    you should reach out to thorsten for us and see if he responds :P

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    I may be mistaken, but reading between the lines, what RIM's CEO is saying that current BB phones will NOT be upgraded to BB 10. And neither will be the PlayBook. My colleagues and me are in the need to get new phones, currently we own BBs. They are non-IT people and come to me for advise. I don't see how I can tell them to wait for next year and that whatever BBs we could buy today, will be "obsolete" in 6-7 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vmiyakawa View Post
    I may be mistaken, but reading between the lines, what RIM's CEO is saying that current BB phones will NOT be upgraded to BB 10. And neither will be the PlayBook. My colleagues and me are in the need to get new phones, currently we own BBs. They are non-IT people and come to me for advise. I don't see how I can tell them to wait for next year and that whatever BBs we could buy today, will be "obsolete" in 6-7 months.
    Current BB phones will not be upgradable to BlackBerry 10, however, the PlayBook will as the PlayBook is already running QNX via PlayBook Tablet OS. This has been confirmed by RIM (I have personally heard it from Tim Neil, Director of Tools and Applications) so I can verify it for you.

    While one may argue that it is not a good time to buy BB phones because it will be 'obsolete' in a few months, I think the argument can also be said for any other phone out there currently on the market. If I purchase an iPhone now, it will be 'old' when iPhone 5 comes out likewise for the next Nexus phone. I understand the difference is that 'current' apps will still work on those newer platforms (Andriod 4 > 4.1 etc) but that also the whole discussion of why Thorsten is saying those phones arent actually newer, they just got a new 'face'. If I was a particular company, I would not be hesitant to adopt new BlackBerry phones. Most companies do not typically adopt new devices until a few months after they are introduced to market (reasons include cost, required testing/set up etc..) so by the time the company is on board, the current BB 7 devices will be in time for an upgrade. Like Thorsten said in the piece, the currently BB 7 phones do pack a punch, if you are not a huge 'apps' person and are usually on email or the phone, BlackBerry 7 is the best mobile solutions right now available.

    Feel free to disagree below that's what open forums are for.

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