When the BlackBerry team said Skype was committed to bring its app to BB 10, did you envision the software being a simple Android port? Me neither.
After using the BlackBerry Z10 for a few short days, some immediate impressions come to mind. Here are my initial thoughts, with a full review to follow after more usage.
Research In Motion is no more. BlackBerry is the new company name and the Z10 is the first BlackBerry 10 handset. Here’s a quick overview of the new phone.
Research In Motion — which has renamed itself BlackBerry — launched its new smartphones at a star-studded event in New York, but responses to the new devices ranged from sharply critical to “ho hum,” and that could be lethal.
We covered RIM’s BlackBerry 10 launch event Wednesday morning here: check out the events as they unfolded in this live blog..
BlackBerry devices took the world by storm and enjoyed several years of dominance. But a slow reaction to a changing market brought RIM’s fall. Now, all of the right pieces are in place for BlackBerry 10.
Although other barriers to success exist, Research In Motion has one less obstacle for its new BlackBerry 10 smartphones: All four major U.S. carriers plan to sell the devices. The world is bigger than the U.S. but here the carriers are still the kingmakers.
Research in Motion must regain the confidence of the U.S. smartphone buyer if it wants to once again thrive. CEO Thorsten Heins thinks that support from U.S. carriers is going to help in a big way, as those companies look for a third handset supplier.
Research in Motion is planning a Jan. 30 launch event for BlackBerry 10 and the first devices to run on the platform. It’s the start of a huge turnaround effort for RIM, which needs to make up a lot of lost ground in the smartphone market.
Now that touch input has revolutionized the mobile device market, what’s next? Voice interaction and natural language processing (NLP) surely have to be high on the list. But it’s not always easy for app developers to enable voice features. Enter OneTok, a cloud-based NLP solution.