RIM, in quest to be trivial, releases trivial updates at their main conference
With a name like Blackberry World, I’d expect a bit of something from the dying giant RIM, creator of the Blackberry. Instead, they demoed their new operating system and some hardware. I could only care a tiny little bit less.
In essence, today, we’ve been introduced to predicative touche screen (What? That’s a thing to announce, in 2012?), mobile multitasking, which is totally old hat, and an admittedly neat camera app (that may be a ripoff) that lets to travel into the past. Fan of video? Here’s the preview, from RIM
If I remember, one of the few reasons people are Blackberry stragglers is due to the hardware keyboard. Killing that seems kind of iffy, if you ask me. And true multitasking requires lots of hardware power, multiple times better than the puny hardware they have pumped out lately.
That leaves the camera, which lets to scroll back and forth in time to capture the perfect picture, when nobody is blinking and everyone’s pearly whites are shining. But is that enough to get people to switch? I myself hear a resounding no from that. Is it even enough to make one stick with Blackberry?
That is yet to be answered, we just have to look forward to see how the eventual fate of Blackberry will play out.