As you can see in the image above, I asked RIM whether the current line of OS7 devices would be upgradeable to BBX, which is blackberry’s new OS for smarpthones and tablets, and it tuns out it won’t. 😦
what does this mean? well since the current OS7 handsets (torch2, 9900, etc.) all run on single core processors, they won’t be able to handle the processing power needed for BBX, so right now the only confirmed BBX device is the playbook… 😦
Well as the heading says, I’ll be damned. The blackberry bold 9900 a.k.a touchbold launched today in indonesia, and from the press release, it’s clear we know more about the phone than they do, as they are still calling it the dakota, which was just it’s development nickname. There’s no official statement of documentation from RIM themselves where the 9900 is stated as the Dakota, but that dosent take away the fact that this is one sweet device, now it may not be the phone that pulls me away from rule #7 of my life (all blackberries suck!) but the new device coming from RIM codenamed the “bb colt” might just catch my eye. The reason? Its gonna be running QNX! now I may have posted in the past of my dissatisfaction and disappointment in the abysmal playbook, well the truth is after using it a couple of times, the device is starting to grow on me, and I actually really like it, the video playback is just superb, even in comparison to the iPad 2, now even though I don’t really like tablets and find them useless in comparison to an ultraportable PC (samsung series 9, MacBook Air), the whole touch interface could be a need to some people.
Back to the 9900, it feels quite solid and responsive but there’s just one thing that might draw consumers back, it’s 9 million (IDR) wassup with that??? I’d rather get the HTC sensation which runs gingerbread and runs on a dual core snapdragon 1.2GHz SoC.
What do you think? Will you be pickin up a bold for Nearly double the price of a high end android?