More at BBC. Looks good, it really does, but is it enough?
Well, he sounds confident, although the "growth factor" sounds like a stretch.
It will need more "bells & whistles" than just a fancy unlock screen to bring back their market share though, and they will have to really sell the SDK hard to get 3rd party developers on board. Existing developers may at least be able to update with minimal effort which may help, but I suspect that the entertainment element is a little sparse when comparing to Android or iOS or even Windows Phone for that matter.
not so sure of the flow system, plus to be honest for business requirements and lengthy email responses I am not so sure that a physical keyboard isn't the right idea, but think it would need to be a slider and would also have to have a touch screen.
Just as a note the flow screen idea is something that you can actually get on Android where you can set the last used menu to bring up a set menu of apps, thus allowing you to switch between common use apps without going to home screen or without going the app drawer.
Do hope one of RIM or Microsoft grabs better market share.
2 horse race isn't proving good for competition imo, I want one of them to succeed.
@Jaam Gans, If they could nail down a good voice recognition system, that may alleviate demand for a good keyboard, but decent voice recognition requires training and I doubt that many would have the patience.
One reason I think Nokia floundered was poor execution of their online services. They had a somewhat crappy mail and instant messaging service which never really caught on. They had an app store which had loads of outdated apps.
The other reason was their attitude towards device support, each being a non-updatable appliance to some extent, but then as a hardware maker that was where their money came from. See lostinmobile passim.
So my question is whether RIM have a complete package to offer? Hardware seems to be coming together, operating system possibly (if they didn't fire or lose all their developers!), but am unsure about the whole online service side.