- Page 1:RIM's Dreams Will Be Crushed
- Page 2:9. Did You See That Blackberry Torch Commercial? Neither Did We
- Page 3:8. Size Matters, And That’s A Small Screen By Today’s Standards
- Page 4:7. We Could Do Without These Annoyances
- Page 5:6. The Gaming Experience Makes Us Shudder
- Page 6:5. Web Browsing Is Frustrating
- Page 7:4. A Pain In The Apps
- Page 8:3. The Improvements Are Just Catch-Up
- Page 9:2. A Very Clunky Mix Of New And Old Tech
- Page 10:1. It’s Still A Blackberry
Blackberry. It’s a name that will forever be associated with smartphones. It is an absolute staple in the world of consumer electronics. But the Blackberry operating system has been around for nearly 15 years. That makes it a veritable dinosaur in the current mobile market. The iPhone iOS platform and Android have taken the entire smartphone industry by storm: these are two sexy new players that have entered the arena with bold new technologies threatening to tear down everything in their path. Every other mobile operating system is suffering, and for no other company has it created as much of a threat as for Research In Motion (RIM), the technology firm responsible for Blackberry production.
That’s where Blackberry 6 and its flagship phone, the Torch, come into play. Revealed for the first time earlier this month (we got our hands on it here), RIM’s brand new operating system is the company’s long-awaited response to Android and iOS. Touting an overhauled interface, touch-screen controls, social networking integration, and an improved apps platform, RIM is hoping to blow its increasingly dominating competitors out of the water.
I’m sorry to say, however, that RIM’s dreams most certainly did not come true. The Blackberry Torch is a fine phone. It stands up to the standards of the 2010 state of the mobile industry, but there’s nothing here that should make anyone stand up and take notice. It, along with the new Blackberry 6 platform, will just continue to sit around in the same corner where the rest of the Blackberry line is positioned right now, and here are 9 reasons why.
- RIM's Dreams Will Be Crushed
- 9. Did You See That Blackberry Torch Commercial? Neither Did We
- 8. Size Matters, And That’s A Small Screen By Today’s Standards
- 7. We Could Do Without These Annoyances
- 6. The Gaming Experience Makes Us Shudder
- 5. Web Browsing Is Frustrating
- 4. A Pain In The Apps
- 3. The Improvements Are Just Catch-Up
- 2. A Very Clunky Mix Of New And Old Tech
- 1. It’s Still A Blackberry