The Blackberry brand has always been synonymous with high quality, high function, high style handsets. Their ranges have always been the envy of most other companies such as Google and their android phones, and their recent foray into partnership with Porsche to create the P’9981 is a perfect mix of style and substance, with a price tag to match.
As an all in one media centre, like so many other companies are striving to provide, the Blackberry is not ideal. Its smaller screen means that streaming video loses clarity, and its awkward interface means that the things you want to find are not as easy to get to as they should be. But that’s all changed with the introduction of the Blackberry 7 Operating System.
Boasting faster performance and a much improved internet browser, offering 60% faster internet functionality, the Blackberry 7 OS is the level of system that phones require these days. As we move into the realms of 3G coverage across almost the entire country, and the soon to be released 4G standard, there is a lot that phones can take advantage of, which Blackberry is now poised to grab with both hands. 4G will open up the world of streaming media like the world has never seen before. We can expect to receive broadband level data transfer and call clarity from the 4G wireless network. That means faster browsing, better calls, improved video and music streaming, wherever you are. No more reliance on home or office networks to get the sort of high quality data transfer, the net will be with us where we go.
As well as this, their new tablet, the Blackberry Playbook, is placing itself as a major hitter in the tablet wars, and with full Blackberry 7 support, this could be the year of the Blackberry in whatever shape that may take.