As the title says, one thing that has me excited is the build quality that RIM has been showing us lately. The 9900/30 is probably the best phone they’ve ever built. From the stainless steel ring to he carbon fiber back cover, the device just screams high end. That is what happens when RIM sets their mind to something. The build quality on the PlayBook is also a great example of the awesome build quality from RIM.
I believe that RIM will continue this trend with the upcoming BBX phones, and realistically they have to if they want to stay in the game. The iPhone 4/S, the Nokia N9, the Galaxy Nexus, and the GalaxyS2, are all extremely well built devices. RIM needs to keep up and not play catch up.
BBX is a long term plan and their is as much riding on the software as their is on the hardware. RIM has an opportunity to do something big. BBX combined with the build quality is capable of, will really give the competition something to think about.
Like I said in the previous post, the London is a good step in the right direction, in regards to being unique and standing out. Whether the London is the 1st BBX phone or not, its fair to say that 1st BBX phone will be an all touch. What has me very curious, is what the 1st BBX Bold will look like. Keyboards have been RIM’s bread butter for years, and thankfully RIM has said that they are not giving up on them.
Only time will tell what the BBX line will look like and how many form factors RIM will offer, but their execution (on the hardware side) has been great and that has me very excited.
The more I look at this device, the more it grows on me. This is a huge step away from everything that RIM has ever made to this point. The PlayBook was a step in a different direction for RIM, but the London is very different from anything RIM has made to this point.
Though I think that the design is different and unique and that is exactly what RIM needs right now. If you look at almost every Android device out there, they all look pretty much the same. It is really hard to differentiate the new phones from the old one, the high end ones from the mid-range one. The only tell tale difference is size. The lower to mid-range Android phones tend to be on the smaller size. The iPhone is a beautiful piece of hardware, but its an iPhone. The 4 and 4S are identical, and the design is getting dated.
With the BlackBerry London, RIM is going to separate itself from the crowd. There is nothing out there that looks even close to it. Unique design will be the 1st thing that the mainstream public will notice. They will be shocked that a phone like that could be a BlackBerry. If RIM wants to get back the mindshare that they’ve lost, they need to show the world that they are ready to not just step into the future, but dive in head first. As long as its not too big or thick, I believe that the London will be a hit.
The only thing that might not be good is the rumors are that we won’t see this phone until Q3 of 2012. I really hope that RIM realizes that would be a mistake and get the phone to the world sooner than that.
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Hello out there, ever since the release of the OS7 devices it seems things once again are quieting down. Sure we had the 2nd quarter earnings report that stirred up quite a buzz filled with a bunch of negative. “BlackBerry coming to an end” B.S. But realistically RIM/BlackBerry isn’t going anywhere for a long, long time, if at all. Their presence in Canada is HUGE! They have tons of money, and were just voted #1 most attractive company in Canada, plus just recently reached 70+million global subscribers! So IOS and Android are more popular right now and are beating BlackBerry at their own game. But don’t forget RIM is in a major transition to the QNX OS. Of course the change isn’t going to happen over night, I believe it will take a lot longer, and is not going be over with the first QNX device. But for myself and a lot of loyal BlackBerry users its not so much about the wait, but more about the change we will see. I for one love my BlackBerry the way it is. Sure there are areas that need work, and other areas that are just straight up lacking, but it does everything I need it to do. Not to mention as far as q2 not being so good, most of sell through came from the new OS7 devices, which were well accepted and much needed. So for now the BlackBerry world seems a little quiet, but that’s ok Devcon is literally around the corner. And with that comes more announcements and some sneak peaks we all are looking forward to.
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