BlackBerry must have heard that we were doing a show today, and decided that they wanted the guys from inThirty to talk about it. Listen in as we give the best non biased review we can of the armchair quarterbacking you love from Chaim, Harry, and Justin. We discuss if this is a reinvention, or too little too late. How does the hardware compare to the current crop of smartphones? Does the keyboard, both virtual and hardware, keep in line with the keyboards RIM err… BlackBerry is known for. Finally we takle the OS. Is QNX really worth it?
RIM’s BlackBerry OS smartphone chops are showing their first signs of ripeness: on the 39th episode of inThirty we give our take on BlackBerry 10. The dev kits and PR speak are flowing like maple syrup straight from Waterloo and comparisons to more mature smartphone platforms abound as we analyze RIM’s future prospects and discuss whether the hardware keyboard will be BlackBerry’s defining feature going forward. We also consider whether RIM’s popularity with the enterprise can be spun into success in the consumer sector.
Later, we follow up on the progress of another newish mobile OS, Windows Phone 7. When we spoke to Steve Wozniak a few months ago we asked for his feelings on the mobile OS that Gates built and he hadn’t yet had time to play much with Metro. Apparently a Lumia made its way into Woz’s hands and he has some interesting things to say.