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BlackBerry Q10 – Release (delay)

February 3, 2013


ImageBeen a busy few weeks and missed out on the launch party events, including CrackBerry HQ party in Toronto. I will be attending the Business oriented BB10 Experience at Toronto this week.

The press, haters, analysts and even the end users are a bit peeved about the later (2mths later) release month of the Q10. Most of this is because a LOT of BB9900/9790/9780 (dare I even say 9700 laggards) have been desperately waiting almost 1.5yrs for a replacement of such a keyboard device. Their MOST salivating not just at the spec’s or connectivity, but also after the larger battery life (1800mah) the most shipped in a BB to date!

This release month (not a specific date – which fuels more DOA mantra from haters and competition) got me thinking.


RIM, made a BIG mistake!! RIM waited so long and focused on making z10 like Beta A/B units for the past … 8mths yet neglected to give developers enough time with a solid dev unit for the Q10’s announcement! Yes I mean RIM made the mistake, not BlackBerry the new company name announced Jan 30th.

A lot of questions come to mind about Q10 which puts to light WHY RIM released April as the launch date for it.

How many of the 70’000 applications are available in the western world region supporting the 750×750 resolution?

How will BB10 BBM Video and ScreenShare work from a Z10 & Q10 interacting? Will a Q10 share look squished on Z10 or just scaled down to the same resolution?

Can I ad-hoc a WiFi connection?

Presentation Mode for HDMI, how will this work differently from the Z10?


PS: Did RIM make a mistake in the Q10 Photo above?! Did anyone notice that the HUB selection buttons are in the middle and not on the left? Is this normal or backwards?

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