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Old Apr 27, 2010, 03:36 PM   #1
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Not bad, their finally catching up with times... lets hope it will be fluid and compatible for many models.

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  • Updated GUI that extends the black OS 5 theme with new animations and transitions
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  • New Web browser based on Webkit, with multiple sessions and tabbed browsing
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  • Multi-touch, including pinch-to-zoom in Web browser and photos
  • Universal search
  • New app that will pull in feeds from both RSS and social media
  • New media player
  • Most of BlackBerry’s core apps redesigned for the new platform
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Old Apr 27, 2010, 03:42 PM   #2
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I can't tell if that ad was cheesy or good.
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Isn't that UI a little.. you know.. ugly?
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Old Apr 27, 2010, 04:00 PM   #5
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Not even a little bit Looks awesome, I'm glad Blackberry is stepping it up
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Seems like all the GUI's are standardizing around the same look, function, feel. With all the noise about tens of thousands of apps for iphone and droid is the berry being left behind a bit? Or can we easily say that every major smartphone has more than enough apps for 99% of users out there? So if berry or pre (yet pre is going droid now it seems) has fewer apps does it mean most of us would really care? Other than games Im not sure it matters which phone you get.

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It looks like crap and boring as hell
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The new UI is not bad *hint* *hint* nudge nudge...

I have a lot of criticism for it but oh well. Also it's not as responsive as it is in the video.

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It looks like crap and boring as hell
I agree, it does look a bit boring. Too bad they're not using my version
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I couldnt watch the video, worst video idea ever to show off a phone GUI.
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I couldnt watch the video, worst video idea ever to show off a phone GUI.
Well the video itself wasn't so bad, it was different - the music however.. ah.. opinions are opinions.
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I dont care for or even like the video, but it was the only thing i could find that showed the OS well enough.
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OMG. Cheesy video. If I hear that song one more time ...
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Black Eye Peas must be the best thing since sliced bread. Insanity.
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Big misconception, there is no company called BlackBerry. I worked for RIM, quit in September to work with a startup.

Watch this video without sound, you'll be laughing. Also, the video is quite misleading. It shows a transparent UI, giving it a lot of life while making it completely useless on an experience side, while the actual UI is just on a black background. So not a great representation of what it is really like, it's really just to hype people up about the new UI. The real UI will be out soon so check those out.

All I gotta say is that the marketing department at RIM is such a big F-up.

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New video has emerged... Still dont know if its enough when compared to apples latest offerings or Androids. Still looks promising, need to see it in the real.

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That actually looks nice. I like the "type in a message" and then hit the Text, Facebook, or Twitter icon at the top to send it. All this going in and out of apps is gettings nuts.
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Still using menus for a touch screen phone. I'm going over to UI department and punching them.
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Coming from a guy that was a blackberry user for 5 years I would just buy an iPhone. I did and I didn't look back.
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Well you have to look at the users that use black berry. Have to provide them a consistent feel they are already used to while moving them into next gen. My wife for example. SHE HATES touch screen phones. This would still allow her to continue to operate her black berry the way she traditionally does. Black berry caters to business users and they tend to be focused on work than flash. Don't get me wrong. There are some savy biz people.
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Well you have to look at the users that use black berry. Have to provide them a consistent feel they are already used to while moving them into next gen. My wife for example. SHE HATES touch screen phones. This would still allow her to continue to operate her black berry the way she traditionally does. Black berry caters to business users and they tend to be focused on work than flash. Don't get me wrong. There are some savy biz people.
Yes I know. I work in the Industrial Design department.

The UI department needs an overhaul. This UI is aimed for touch screen phones, and still uses menus for crying out loud.

They need 2 UIs, one optimized for touch screens and one optimized for keypad / jog wheel.

In 3 years they managed to update the icon set. Jeez, wtf are these people doing all day. Think about it this way, When I started they had the Pearl 9100 (the ancient Pearl) and the Curve 8100 (the ancient curve)

Since interning 3 years ago, our department pushed out 1 revision of the Pearl, 1 completely redesign of the Pearl, 1 revision of the Curve, 1 complete redesign of the Curve, 2 complete redesigns of the Bold (9700 and the CDMA Bold), 2 touch screen phones with completely revolutionary technologies (okay they didn't work so well but still revolutionary)

Not only that, each phone has a bout 6-10 colors, each phone has about 10~ different types of keypads.

In these 3 years, what did the UI department manage to do? Create a new theme for the BlackBerry OS, with absolutely no changes in usability. Now they've finally tweaked the usability a bit for touch screen users.

It's just annoying that's all. A bit of look at what goes on inside RIM.

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Yes I know. I work in the Industrial Design department.

The UI department needs an overhaul. This UI is aimed for touch screen phones, and still uses menus for crying out loud.

They need 2 UIs, one optimized for touch screens and one optimized for keypad / jog wheel.

In 3 years they managed to update the icon set. Jeez, wtf are these people doing all day. Think about it this way, When I started they had the Pearl 9100 (the ancient Pearl) and the Curve 8100 (the ancient curve)

Since interning 3 years ago, our department pushed out 1 revision of the Pearl, 1 completely redesign of the Pearl, 1 revision of the Curve, 1 complete redesign of the Curve, 2 complete redesigns of the Bold (9700 and the CDMA Bold), 2 touch screen phones with completely revolutionary technologies (okay they didn't work so well but still revolutionary)

Not only that, each phone has a bout 6-10 colors, each phone has about 10~ different types of keypads.

In these 3 years, what did the UI department manage to do? Create a new theme for the BlackBerry OS, with absolutely no changes in usability. Now they've finally tweaked the usability a bit for touch screen users.

It's just annoying that's all. A bit of look at what goes on inside RIM.
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Old Jul 14, 2010, 05:26 PM   #28
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In 3 years they managed to update the icon set. Jeez, wtf are these people doing all day.
Well, maybe there was more emphasis on the backend rather than the UI. Or maybe people/focus groups didn't like change? Is there even a UI group anymore?

Could be a myriad of reasons, including the one you mentioned.
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I thought it look quite good myself. But then again Im not some 1337 Hero that has to have it all etc.
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In 3 years they managed to update the icon set. Jeez, wtf are these people doing all day. Think about it this way, When I started they had the Pearl 9100 (the ancient Pearl) and the Curve 8100 (the ancient curve)
I started using the 7290 back in the jog wheel days. To me that was the best of everything. You could hold the phone in one hand and navigate while your other hand was free to do whatever.

My second phone was a 8320 Curve. This had the trackball and offered a better screen. Unfortunately it did not have enough memory which made it suck.

My third phone was a 9700 Bold. I have it now and think the trackpad was a good move. So is the addition of a higher resolution screen and like 3 times or more memory. Unfortunately I think they have an engineering issue with it. Seems the phone drops calls, takes up to 3 minutes to make a call or will not answer incoming calls. This only happens 6 to 10 times a day and not on every call so the phone can be used somewhat. Now if you turn OFF WiFi AND 3G the phone is flawless but you have to turn both off. I've tried new sim cards, new phone etc it just has an issue. I'm so disappointed because my carrier has no other Blackberry phones in the same class so tomorrow they are going to work out giving me a Galaxy S phone. I love Password Keeper, it's simple and sweet. Now I have to move to KeyPass and manually copy down my dozens of passwords and import them into KeyPass... lose all my apps I bought for the Blackberry and now learn a new OS. I wish RIM had not ****ed a good thing up, but if a phone cannot be a phone it's worthless regardless what flashy GUI is running on it.
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