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Top message:  Not Upgradable to QNX ? by tony1168   Sep 30, 2011, 1:35 PM

Replying to:  Re: Not Upgradable to QNX ? by stormsurvivor   Oct 5, 2011, 12:04 PM

Re: Not Upgradable to QNX ?

by stormsurvivor    Oct 5, 2011, 3:48 PM

I posted these comments on the Sprint 9850 Forum a few weeks ago. It belongs here, too, and I think there's quite a bit of logic to these observations....

Nowadays, texting has become more imperative on a cell phone, than composing emails, because many of your email recipients may not be availed with lap or desktop computers at a particular time. All, however, will have handset devices with them.

For quick communication, that text, and the ability to send it on the go, requires an accurate, convenient typing experience. From what I read on the Phonescoop review, the Torch is horrible...typo city, even in landscape position. Though the Storm improved from the original release, software key boards have never been a RIM strong point.

Perhaps I'm imagining it, but this 9850 release doesn't feel deserving of a two-year contract agreement. Not when the scene will be bursting with new devices within a year. More stable, impressive units...dual core, real 4G on a network that can provide it (Verizon), front facing cameras, and, referring to the above, a deviation, whether it be hard qwerty landscape sliders, which Samsung is developing (the Samsung Stratosphere for example, with incredible specs), typing experiences on most Rim devices must improve. The screens should be larger and the devices produced with ample battery reserve to power them.

You wonder how long RIM will have a lock on pushed email. If they do not sell handsets, market share is diving into oblivion 28% down to 11%, they just might have to license out that technology to others.

I suspect most users who buy this device now, will be sitting with them halfway into their contract, wondering why they bought them in the first place.

And the traitor, or to put it clearly, is non-other than RIM itself....Pouring out a "barrage" of QNX devices will make OS7 a thing of the past.

QNX is being promoted now...OS7 devices will be obsolete and thrown under the bridge. That is sad for users of the 9850 & 9900. What developer would put effort into OS7 when their work will become dated almost as soon as the apps are released? A look at the Playbook App market reveals how difficult QNX handset introduction will be.....No applications!

The Storm, for all its design limitations, was constructed of metal & glass. Pick up the Torch and compare the hardware components. There's something seriously wrong with BlackBerry priorities...

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