Last week BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins announced that even though it was promised, the BlackBerry PLayBook will not be getting updated to BlackBerry 10. A few days later on a whim I was flashing the newest Jelly Bean version of SlimRom onto my 3 year old Samsung Captivate. As it was flashing, it occurred to me how bad it looks for BlackBerry that the Captivate, which is over a year older than the PlayBook can still be updated to a version of the most current evolution of it’s operating system. I suppose it is important to mention that SlimRom is obviously not created or maintained by Google or Samsung, it is managed by 3rd party developers (2 points for Open Source!).
||July 18th, 2010
||April 19th, 2011
||Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8
||Dual core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
||512 MB RAM
||1024 MB RAM
My second thought was to simply wonder whether this is more about killing the tablet business off than performance. Thorsten has not been shy about saying that he thinks there’s no good business model for tablets. I personally think he’s flat out wrong. BlackBerry had a truly unique offering with the ability to pair a handset and tablet together utilizing BlackBerry Bridge. I guess all of this is moot for the most part, but I think it’s time to officially declare my feeling that the company formerly known as R.I.M. can R.I.P. As far as I’m concerned they’re no longer a relevant player in the smartphone business.
I've been creating various torn elements for my phone and last night I decided to create a new BeWeather icon set to go along with it.
Get BeWeather from Android Market
Download Ripped BeWeather Icons
Click image to purchase theme.
*Storm and Torch versions*
Fifteen Text icons on Left Side Dock are customizable. (Slots 7 thru 21)
Five icons on Right Side Dock are customizable. (Slots 2 thru 6)
Click the curved arch next to the Text icons to hide dock.
Click arrows and X’s to bring up other docks.
Click the large clock to bring up the Clock and Alarm App.
Today Screen ONLY shows Messages and Calendar events.
Pristine offers a level of customization like nothing you’ve ever seen before in BlackBerry Themes. With a unique minimalistic design, this theme is crafted for the wallpaper connoisseur by giving an incredible 8 colors to choose from for Home Screen Text and Signal/Battery Meters.
Custom control panel
8 Home screen text and meter colors to choose from
3 Basic banners to choose from(Dark Gloss, Light, Grey)
Set meters to visible or not
Set icon dock to visible or not
Set OCD(Weather icon slot) to visible or not
Set OCD(Weather icon slot) text to visible or not
Full Landscape and Trackpad support for the BlackBerry Torch
RAK Shortcuts to give you a consistent experience with all Vision Mobility BlackBerry themes
Available for the BlackBerry Storm OS 5.0 and 9650, 9700, 9780, 9800 OS 6.0
An updated version of App World is available in the Beta Zone. Get it here.