BlackBerry 10 is not too far off a release, with loyal consumers hoping that the revamped operating system provides a much needed boost to the platform and provides a welcome alternative to the ongoing onslaught of multiple Android devices and Apple’s iPhone. RIM recently unveiled to the world that BlackBerry 10 will have a release date of January 30, and now we have some recent comments from CEO Thorsten Heins to share with you on his visions and hopes for the new software.
Mr Heins has been pretty optimistic it has to be said when discussing the fortunes and future of RIM, with an overall sense that BlackBerry 10 could be the deciding factor between success and failure. At the end of October, we gave you a little teaser on video of what BlackBerry 10 looks like, including some past comments from Heins again on how BlackBerry 10 would change everything for the company.
Now, Heins has been speaking again and has this time spoke about BlackBerry 10 eliminating the need for consumers to ever need a laptop computer. At the moment, we are starting to see evidence of tablet devices replacing the need for laptops, but what about a smartphone managing to solely pull this off? Nobody has managed it completely so far in our opinion, if you head into a Starbucks coffee joint for example – it’s still all laptops and now tablets.
BlackBerry 10 could change this trend though according to RIM’s CEO. In another interesting insight, Heins has told The NYTimes that BlackBerry 10 phones will supply consumers with all of their laptop and desktop needs, so much to publicly state that “You will not carry a laptop within three to five years.”
That is quite a bold statement when you think about it and possible evidence that BlackBerry 10 really is going to be worth the long wait. Right now, we still can’t imagine not needing a laptop in a public space completely – especially considering the iPhone nor top of the range Android phones can pull this off either yet. Laptops are still very much an essential part of travel, so it will be interesting to see what makes BlackBerry 10 so special that we won’t need laptops in ‘three to five years’.
Are you fully on board the BlackBerry 10 bandwagon? The new software launches on January 30, so will you be first in line to pick up a device at the first opportunity?