Phones How will BlackBerry compare with the iPhone 5?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by ProfessorJim, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. ProfessorJim macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2013
    Seen a few videos and I'm quite impressed, though I love my iPhone 5. Still nice to see competition. I hate Android.
  2. BHP41 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 21, 2010
    United States of America
    I for one am very interested in seeing the new BB10. Although every video I've seen it has had lag so I hope they can smooth things out a bit. I don't hate Android as I own one but I do find it frustrating to deal with. Being able to customize a few minor things is not worth the hassle that it brings when it come to a useable device.

    Phone should be easy to use and do things quickly. It's about content and applications. Not about what launcher or how your home screen looks.

    My concern is that BB has dug themselves a hole that I'm not sure they can come out of. They'll need dedicated developer support to make it a success and only then will it be remotely successful for them. Unless they start giving them away(that's how android has the market share) they not begin to chip away at Apple or any of the 100 Androids out there.
  3. mikeo007 macrumors 65816

    Mar 18, 2010
    Take a look at the video's a new barebones OS with even less customization options than iOS. It's not bad, just nothing new or exciting.
  4. Appl3FTW macrumors 603


    Nov 15, 2012
  5. xAnthony macrumors 65816


    Mar 2, 2010
    BB10 actually looks really nice... I'm quite surprised at how much I like it. I guess I'm just getting bored with iOS. It's nice to see something new and refreshing. I'm going to wait until iOS 7 is released before I make any decisions though. If iOS 7 turns out to be another iOS 6... I'll be purchasing a blackberry for the first time.
  6. scaredpoet, Jan 24, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2013

    scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    I think it's nice to see that RIM might actually pull a miracle and come back from irrelevancy. Palm tried to do the same thing, but it was too little, too late, and combined with some rather immature gimmicks (i.e. spoofing iPod USB IDs to enable iTunes syncing), they simply faded away.

    I just hope that RIM has done something about some key issues with how their phones worked in the past, like hard coded blackberry PINs and the forced use of RIM's backend for pretty much everything data-related. These used to be good ideas for security purposes 10 years ago, but today there are other, more flexible ways of being secure that won't hold users back.

    I mean, we've seen how everyone hollers when iMessage goes down. Imagine if Apple tied EVERYTHING to iCloud? So if it went down, NOTHING would work... no web pages, no Twitter, no Facebook, no Gmail/Hotmail/Yahoo Mail/IMAP/Exchange Mail, no maps Google or otherwise, you couldn't even pull up stock quotes or weather, even if you're on WiFi? Yeah... that's pretty much what happens when RIM has an outage.

    Or, imagine having to get a whole new Apple ID every time you got a new iPhone or iPad, and you couldn't share them across devices for iMessage or FaceTime purposes? Yeah, Blackberry.
  7. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    Too little too late IMO but it's good to see RIM finally coming through with something. I think Gizmodo sums it up well as "Surprisingly OK" (specifically in reference to the Z10).

    How is that relevant?

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