Talk:BlackBerry 10

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The information contained in this section has little to none of the same information contained in the reference link. I haven't read this information anywhere contained in this article actually. Just spamming by a BB hater? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:44, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

Confusion between latest RIM operating system names[edit]

Do I understand it right, based on RIM's Press Release from 18 Oct, 2011, that:

(in press release the OS for RIM's tablet is called "BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0")

  • BBX is a name of software platform and it is built on top of BBX-OS (just like S60 software platform is on top of core Symbian OS). Quote from PR: "The BBX platform will include BBX-OS, and will support BlackBerry cloud services and development environments for both HTML5 and native developers [...]."
  • BBX platform may be a successor to both BlackBerry OS (formerly BlackBerry Device Software) and BlackBerry Playbook OS (formerly BlackBerry Tablet OS). Quote from PR: "BlackBerry WebWorks and HTML5 apps compatible with current BlackBerry smartphones and tablets will run on future BBX-based devices [...] Applications developed with the Native SDK will run today on the BlackBerry PlayBook and will be forwardly compatible on BBX-based tablets and smartphones." -- (talk) 10:17, 22 October 2011 (UTC)

good point, I'll have a dig around and see what turns up. --Cameron Scott (talk) 11:25, 22 October 2011 (UTC)
I created a section "Software platform". It explains the difference between OS and platform. I think currently there is not enough information on both OS and platform, so there are no reasons to create the separate articles for them. -- (talk) 12:41, 22 October 2011 (UTC) (aka

It's out, why say future?[edit]

I'm surprised that a lot of pages are updated within minutes of news announcements, but the BlackBerry 10 page hasn't been updated even a full day after the release of BB10...

I know next to nothing about BlackBerry, so I'm not qualified to write anything, but I'm sure there's a lot of people out there for that!

CielProfond (talk) 11:47, 31 January 2013 (UTC)

Reviews / impressions of BlackBerry 10[edit]

Please let's try and keep things balanced if posting reviews and expert impressions for this new operating system. There have been positive, negative and neutral reviews with valid points.

OS image[edit]

MThinkCpp (talk) 18:45, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

New features section/expansion on old features[edit]

Some suggestions for updates to the features of BB10:

Android Player

Blackberry 10 introduced an Android runtime layer, which allows users to sideload applications designed to work on the Gingerbread (Android 2.3) and below operating system. Gingerbread, however, is showing signs of age with waning usage. Less than 46% of Android devices connected to the Play store are running 2.3 or below. [1] Because of this, Blackberry officially announced that it will soon update the runtime layer to include compatibility with Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) applications.[2] This will broaden the availability of big-name applications on the BB10 platform substantially.

Voice Control

Voice Control was also introduced in BB10, allowing users to send BBMs, schedule meetings, update social networks, and open apps using natural speech patterns. Voice control can also be used for typing on any screen that accepts keyboard input. [3]

Blackberry Link

Blackberry Link allows users to sync and organize music, documents, photos, and videos between a BB10 device and a computer. It is compatible with Mac and PC, and supports iTunes and Windows Media Player. Syncs are done over Wi-Fi or USB. Blackberry Link also facilitates device switches from Android and iOS as well as BB10 software updates [4]. Link transfers contacts, files, calendars, tasks, bookmarks, alarm clocks, SMS, phone logs, WLAN profiles and other information between devices. [5]

Looks good, add it in MThinkCpp (talk) 12:27, 27 April 2013 (UTC)

Changed your statement about sideloading. Sideloading is not meant for users, only for developers as stated numerous times by BlackBerry. Android runtime's purpose is to afford developers an easy way to port their apps to BlackBerry 10. MichaelTTO (talk) 15:48, 10 June 2013 (UTC)


Kingcm4 (talk) 03:18, 27 April 2013 (UTC)

Seems a bit biased[edit]

It seems to me that the article is pretty biased, and tries to portray Blackberry 10 in a good light. Sentences such as

"[…] with BlackBerry 10 providing substantial enhancements over the earlier releases.",

"BlackBerry 10 has continued to improve and evolve as can be seen by the release of newer versions which have added increased features and functionality, free of charge, to the devices.",

"The features shown off at the BlackBerry World conference included a unique platform-wide flow interface, a new intelligent keyboard, as well as a camera app which allows the user to time-adjust the whole photo and also time-adjust individual faces one at a time to optimize picture quality.", and

"Gestures are largely integrated within the BlackBerry 10, featuring four main gestures for easy navigation"

doesn't seem "encyclopedic", but rather like a fan or a marketing team presenting something they love/want to sell. In my opinion, this whole article need a serious overhaul to fix this, as it permeates the entire article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:51, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

Future BlackBerry10 Devices[edit]

BlackBerry never announced they will stop making BlackBerry10 (BB10) devices as this article states. The alleged announcement was simply an interpretation/presumption/speculation of the Daily Mail writer.

What BlackBerry, namely John Chen, said was that BlackBerry will release two new devices in FY17 (ending February 2017), they'll both run Android, and they might decide whether or not they'll release new BB10 devices once they've released BB10 10.3.4. You can see him make these statements in an April 2016 interview with NDTV (around the 7:00 mark).[1] I've seen him make those statements in other interviews as well, so you should be able to find other videos where John Chen repeats those statements.

Also, given the claim by many in the media, including the Daily Mail article referenced in this article, that BlackBerry is abandoning BB10, it would also be fair to mention the various times in 2016 that BlackBerry has explicitly stated that they remain committed to BB10 and are not abandoning it.

Bartron67 (talk) 18:03, 4 June 2016 (UTC)

There are notes 4 and 5 in the article : website = BlackBerry Developer Blog}} website = Inside BlackBerry|last = Chen|first = John}}
I bought a BlackBerry Leap in February 2016 so I think I am missold if they stop updating BB10. WillemienH (talk) 13:30, 5 June 2016 (UTC)