Have you been wondering what Research In Motion has been planning despite them failing miserably in the smartphone market?. What if I was to say that they have something planned, and it’s their forthcoming product line of BBX-based handsets?. The company says it’s “derived” from at least some of their own inspiration from their Blackberry Playbook. VP Developer Relations Alec Saunders whom is talking to PC Mag, says that company’s next generation smartphones will include 1024×600 resolutions, with 16:9 aspect ratio, which is exactly what you will find on the PlayBook, which is all mashed into a smaller frame. He also made sure to say to developers that the applications designed for the tablet will also work on the handsets with the same operating system. “Look, if you build an application for the PlayBook, then it will be garanteed to run on the BBX,” as explained by Saunders. “We have maintained the aspect ratios, BBX also has the abilityo to upload multiple dimension graphics… [and the standard resolutions] are the same as PlayBook.” For the rumors of the first BBX phone (called Colt?), that would lack BES support?. Something like that is total B.S., which as said by Saunders, who is saying the phones will also come with a native e-mail client, and that consumers shouldn’t expect the BBX to be the same as a PlayBook, or in other words a “to be behind the PlayBook”.
My take from all of this is maybe the same as yours. New resolutions, sounds cool. Cross device compatibility, is good. But what does RIM (Research In Motion) have in play in terms of features in their smartphones and tablets that Apple and Google do not have yet in their smartphones and tablets?. Will the next coming BBX smartphones come with voice recognition like Siri?, nothing has been mentioned. How about music integration?. Google and Apple have all these great features that Blackberry or RIM have not come forward to offer consumers looking for what is already offered in competitive’s devices. So I will just say that they have improved with the two things I mentioned already, but they got a Mtn Everest ahead of them and they will be lucky to make it half ways up in this market nowadays. It seems that they will be using cloud services though, thats a step forward, just one step though.