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BlackBerry 10 arrives Feb 5th in Canada, tomorrow in the UK, US carriers revealed (New OS)
engadget ^ | Jan 30th, 2013 at 11:23 AM | James Trew

Posted on 01/30/2013 10:06:01 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

BlackBerry 10 available midMarch in the US, Feb 5th in Canada, JAN 31st in the UK

If you like what you've seen so far from RIM BlackBerry's big launch event today, then you might want to know when you can get it? Those in the US might have hoped the rumors weren't true, but indeed, you will have to wait until March before you can get your hands on BlackBerry 10. Though when it does land, customers of AT&T, Verizon, Sprint (only Q10 confirmed) and T-Mobile (Z10 confirmed) will all be able to get onboard. BlackBerry's giving its home turf a little bit of a head start with a February 5th release date and Bell, Rogers, Koodo, Telus and Virgin Mobile confirmed as carrying. But -- as had already been hinted at -- it's the UK that gets the goods first, with the Z10 and Q10 both available starting tomorrow on all the major carriers. US pricing will depend on each operator, but expect to pay around $200.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: android; aplle; blackberry; blackberry10; hitech; ios; mobilecomputing; mobiledevices; qualcomm; rim; sailfish; samsung; telecom; windowsphone

1 posted on 01/30/2013 10:06:10 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: ShadowAce
Lots of unanswered questions,...like what is inside,...and so forth.

let's start with this,...I'll add other items as I can dig them out.:

From Anandtech: BlackBerry 10 Announcement: Live Blog

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From the comments:

They do have a live stream for the event http://tremolo.edgesuite.net/blackberry_experience...

2 posted on 01/30/2013 10:14:45 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: All

There is a model with the keyboard .


3 posted on 01/30/2013 10:24:56 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

All I know is that I’ve won over $100M in fake money playing Texas Hold ‘Em on my Blackberry. So, in a way I’m a smartphone bigshot without having to buy an Iphone!


4 posted on 01/30/2013 10:40:36 AM PST by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I liked my first and second BB and had a third when I retired. Then, BB sent a message that froze my email and demanded a new password and other inane questions.
I bought an iPhone in December.
5 posted on 01/30/2013 10:42:04 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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The Q10 has the keyboard.


6 posted on 01/30/2013 10:49:51 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Yep,....they have some REAl work to get back users that have been....unsettled...shall we say.

They showed some pretty zippy stuff....I could get excited about the ..Story maker....(I think that was the name ....on the Streaming presentation....)

7 posted on 01/30/2013 11:27:38 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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Trying to find out more about the OS.....from a Forum:

Sailfish OS looks like BB10

Now Sailfish is now Jolla Sailfish ,,,,and it came from MeeGo!!!

Which was spawned by Intel and Nokia.....

IF THIS IS THE NEW OS....MAN How the world TURNS.

8 posted on 01/30/2013 11:36:22 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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Dropping this link here...some videos at the link:

RIM to ditch keyboards for new BlackBerry 10 OS phones

But of course they didn't.

9 posted on 01/30/2013 11:39:37 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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Based on the Video linked at #9,...Jolla Sailfish is used by Blackberry but may show up on other smartphone makers....(the video says that )


10 posted on 01/30/2013 11:43:47 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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Yurned up this link:

Are you interested in using Jolla's Sailfish OS?

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Sailfish is a great idea, and the execution is going very well so far, based on the demonstrations that we’ve seen on video. But is that going to be enough in 2013? It will really depend on BlackBerry 10, on what Google has in store for a major update to Android, and whether or not Apple revamps iOS in the way that everyone believes they should. Will there be any room for Sailfish? I hope so, because I’d like to see some people using it out on the streets next year.

11 posted on 01/30/2013 11:48:53 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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Yurned is Turned....typo correction.
12 posted on 01/30/2013 11:51:21 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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Wikipedia:

Sailfish OS

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Sailfish is a Linux-based mobile operating system developed by Jolla for use in its upcoming smartphones and intended for more than mobile devices. It is based on MeeGo and Mer.

13 posted on 01/30/2013 11:59:15 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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More:

https://sailfishos.org/wiki/Overview

14 posted on 01/30/2013 12:03:24 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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How does it work

The Sailfish SDK consists of QtCreator, a virtualised Mer Platform SDK and Sailfish components.

Code is developed in Qt-Creator on the host device; then, through shared storage, the code is passed to the virtualised Mer SDK where it compiles inside the Virtual Machine.

15 posted on 01/30/2013 12:06:21 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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More:

Jolla Details the Sailfish SDK, Built on Qt and Mer SDK Tools

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November 22nd, 2012, 13:21 GMT · By Ionut Arghire

Sailfish OS on Nokia N950
Enlarge picture Following the official unveiling of its new Sailfish mobile operating system, Jolla detailed the Sailfish SDK today, offering more info on what developers need to know on the building of applications for the new platform.

Jolla’s Sailfish OS has been built on top of Mer project and Qt, while the modern interface it proposes to users was built with QML and QtQuick, designed to offer support for the standard QtMobility APIs.

However, Jolla will continue to use the MeeGo API (via the Mer core), including Qt 4.7 [Qt47], Qt Mobility 1.0 [QtMob], and OpenGL ES 2.0 [OGLES].

The company also notes that the Sailfish SDK was built on the underlying Qt and Mer SDK tools. It is developed openly and the work is done in the Mer Project. The Sailfish SDK is lightly customized and sports a series of Sailfish components.

“The Sailfish SDK consists of QtCreator, a virtualised Mer Platform SDK and Sailfish components,” the company notes.

“Code is developed in Qt-Creator on the host device; then, through shared storage, the code is passed to the virtualised Mer SDK where it compiles inside the Virtual Machine.”

Those who would like to learn more on the Sailfish SDK will have to go to this page on the platform’s wiki for info on how to build their own copy of QtCreator. The underlying source code can be found on this webpage.

“It's early days for building applications on Sailfish OS; at the moment you have to build your own copy of QtCreator and then work with the people in #mer and #nemomobile on irc,” Jolla explains.

The company also notes that they are using Qt with the Sailfish UI components and that QtCreator plugins will soon become available for download for other people to take advantage of as well.

The developer kit is self-contained with no user-data. Its being produced in the SDK allows people to build their own flavor of the kit.

“You get all the power of a complete OS in an SDK (eg we're running a small web application framework to permit SDK management and this allows other interesting features too),” Jolla continues.
16 posted on 01/30/2013 12:16:43 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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This says the Microprocessor might be from TI:

BlackBerry 10 preview

Talks about the OS also.

17 posted on 01/30/2013 12:30:32 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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Hmmm:

Verizon Wireless News Center

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Featured Story

Expanding the 4G LTE Smartphone Lineup with BlackBerry 10

The latest BlackBerry smartphones announced.

January 30, 2013 by Albert Aydin

18 posted on 01/30/2013 12:38:42 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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Found this:

What BlackBerry is missing

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Nothing announced or demo-ed today in New York by CEO Thornsten Heins and his team suggested this was a company looking to upend a market it once helped create.

Clinton Stark

Is good enough, good enough? BlackBerry CEO Thornsten Heins unveils the Z10 and N10 smartphones.

Yes, BlackBerry, the company formally known as RIM, demonstrated today that it can still build a quality device, and Alicia Keyes proved that she’s equally classy as she is drop-dead gorgeous. Yet BlackBerry forgot to bring something critical to today’s global party.

Granted, the Z10 is a slick looking smartphone. At $199 (on Verizon) it’s priced competitively. There’s plenty of apps at launch. Head of developer relations Alec Saunders said that the new BlackBerry World store features ”the largest catalog of apps for a first-generation mobile platform.” And there’s some solid features (Flow, Peak, Hub) in the new touch-based BlackBerry 10 operating system. Clearly the company has its eyes set on Apple (iOS) and Google (Android).

But there’s one glaring omission:

Innovation.

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See link for more.

19 posted on 01/30/2013 12:52:07 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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OK,...on to something else.

But I want to see one....

20 posted on 01/30/2013 1:03:46 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Awesome. That's just what I've been waiting for - yet another mobile OS platform to have to develop for and support. :)
21 posted on 01/30/2013 1:11:17 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

You in the business?


22 posted on 01/30/2013 1:38:11 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I plan to get a BB 10Q when it’s out.


23 posted on 01/30/2013 1:40:09 PM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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