BlackBerry 10 sneak preview

by Volker Weber

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I don't like the look of the way they integrated the type ahead just from the videos, pictures and more. I will wait and see

Chris Miller, 2012-05-02

I don't know, that type ahead could work well. I would like to try it, but they should make sure to keep the old/different way around and you can switch in options.

Michael E Kobrowski, 2012-05-02

RIM has a very spotty record in developing a better on screen keyboard with both models of the BlackBerry Storm. I do believe however that a small device like a smartphone will gravitate towards maximum screen estate. They are too big for your pocket and too small for your display, at the very same time. The Nokia N9 had the best ratio of screen vs size when it came out. Maybe it still holds that record.

Speaking of which, the N9 is a very very cool device, on the same level as BlackBerry 10. That alone is not good enough as we know.

Volker Weber, 2012-05-02

they lend a few things from webos, and webos is known as a good mobile system.

But will it blend?

I read elsewhere that a BB10 device with a keyboard will come in early 2013. But isn't that a little bit late?

Karl Heindel, 2012-05-02

I don't think it is. I believe RIM will need to sell BB7 devices at least throughout 2013.

Volker Weber, 2012-05-02

The N9 was not allowed to be good enough.
Blackberry 10 looks very promising to me but so did the Playbook (with the latest update). What I like about RIM is that they still try to innovate and I hope that it pays back for them.

Henning Heinz, 2012-05-02

Screen typing is old news at this point. Not much to get excited about. If they showed a new device with a totally hands free (voice) typing technology - that would be exciting!

You know. Like that annoying "say a command" button, but 1,000,000 times better!

Thomas Leriche, 2012-05-02

Wow it takes her a long time to type that sentence, I hope that is not their target speed!

I've found it really hard to get used to typing on my Nexus S. I had a BB Curve before and I could type probably 2-3 times faster on that older device. Everyone said "give it a month, you'll get used to it." Well it's been almost a year and I still don't like it. I've tried the standard Android keyboard, Swype and Swiftkey X. I like the Swype style but the predictive typing of Swiftkey is the winner for me.

Alan Lepofsky, 2012-05-03

I hear you, Alan. I like physical keyboards myself. But screens are winning the fight for device surface. In some markets larger screens even drive larger devices. Who would have thought we would pocket a 5" screen like the Samsung Note, that people love to bits and pieces once they bought the device.

Volker Weber, 2012-05-03

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