BlackBerry 9800 Set up video shown off, check out the boot animation! [video]

By Bla1ze on 21 Jul 2010 07:32 pm EDT
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Wow, check this out. Salomondrin has again teamed up with Terrible Bean to bring us another look at BlackBerry 6. This time, we get the set up video for the BlackBerry 9800. The video walkthrough is quite impressive to see on it's own but I'm really digging the boot animation that gets shown off. Check it out, let us know what you think in the comments. You're turn RIM. Show us something else cool about BlackBerry 6. Maybe have it running on a full QWERTY non touch screen? We'd all enjoy that video.

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BlackBerry 9800 Set up video shown off, check out the boot animation! [video]

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But there is nothing stopping you from buying an unlocker and using a T-Mo SIM. I did this with T-Mo on the original Bold. The only down side is the splash screen said was at&t. It worked beautifully.

Of course, just conjecture. However, the scuttlebutt is that it's only 6 months for the AT&T exclusive. and there are pictures of it with a T-Mob Europe sim card plugged in. I think it's actually pretty likely.

Insignificant.

Touch screen is the way of the smart phone now.

BlackBerries weren't even relevant to "the rest of us" until the Storm series dropped. It's currently their best selling line.

Look at the line up of leading phones: iPhone, Droid and Droid X, EVO, Incredible, etc etc

Even if some have a slide out keyboard, it's all about a huge touchscreen out front.

God. If they don't have Blackberry 6 on a 9700 soon I'll freak out! I don't want to have to buy another phone.

I'm really looking forward to this phone!

I think RIM is really trying to catchup with the other companies in the areas that lacked.

Although even without the extra stuff that is a very welcome addition, I still find blackberry's all around the best phones for what I do. This will just make it undisputed in my mind anyways.

I realize this is supposed to launch as a GSM device but surely there's a chance it will come to CDMA too? I also believe Blackberry is the best device for what I do- I am not tempted to switch to any other company at all. That being said, I really love my plan and quality of service at Sprint... Anyone know if CDMA is Even a Possibility???

It's rumored that sprint just might be getting the 98xx series slider. It's also rumored that Vondafon UK has signed on to get the 98xx series slider also. So Verzion customers rejoice since vondafon owns Verizon we could be seeing this phone also.

It's such an amazing phone, I just would love to know when?! I'm not the type to buy phones the day the come out, but for this phone I think I would make an exception. AT&T, please gives us a date!

I want this on a 9700 form factor device. If my current 9700 is eligible, that's great. If I have to buy a newer model, so be it. I just don't want anything but this 9700's form factor.

For the record, I don't care about the cool intro or the video demo--I want the updated core app suite, refreshed UI and most of all; Social Feeds!!!

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I've been a member here for a few months now and have been keeping up with the 9800 and BB6, I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS DEVICE. I will have no problem putting my 8900 down for it, just like I had no problem putting my 8310 down for the 8900.

RIM is progressing slowly but surely. And though the vid was the setup demo, it looked damn good!

Right, I know my BlackBerry will never have enough power to run this (8520), so I'm thinking I'm going to get the 9800 sometime, it looks amazing.

Right, I know my BlackBerry will never have enough power to run this (8520), so I'm thinking I'm going to get the 9800 sometime, it looks amazing.

C'mon it's not difficult!!!!

Anyway, this phone and OS gets better with every video I see of it. I don't mind that my 9700 may not get OS6, it's great how it is and it's nice to have something to aspire to (?)

This 9800 is really starting to look like a world beater. All the fancy media stuff AND the BlackBerry simplicity? But with the customisability of Blackberry too?

Surely the real test will be when it's in your hands but right now it's looking like the least compromised phone out there, to me at least.

Customise is how the English Speaking world spells it, Customize is how the American Speaking people Spell it.

You are correct with the Definately being incorrect, as it Definitely only has 1 English Spelling without an Americanism.

Then is timing or scheduling.
Than is comparison.

You do one thing THEN another.
You compare more than that.

On topic, that OS6 and the 9800 looks fabulous.

I really don't care anyone says - the more I see of OS 6, the more I can't wait to get my hands on a 9800. Time to retire my 9530 (we've had both good times and bad times)!

And for the whiners who say RIM hasn't done enough, just remember this - what they do, they do very, VERY well. Between a new slick interface, what looks to be a very promising browser, and improved media capabilities I will be a VERY happy CrackBerry user!

I agree with you - that which the BlackBerry does works very very well and there is no room for the superfluous. There's a lot of stuff on the BB, and it's all there for a good reason.

I predict a serious upsurge in the positive vibes permeating CrackBerry ones the 9800 finally drops...

The device looks smooth, really smooth. The booting animation is amazing, as I already said, so many times by the way, I'm gonna get this device as soon as it is released in France! Fosho!

People, honestly - stop complaining about the fact you're upset OS6 won't be available for older devices. New software needs new hardware, plain and simple.

We no longer live in a world where cell phones last years on end. Products have shorter lifespans now, they're designed to be out of date within a year because even if you max everything out, it still pales in comparison to what's out there the year after.

Be happy there are companies who push themselves to the limits to release something better than their last product every 6 months, whether it be RIM, Apple, or HTC.

If you want the latest and greatest, prepare to pay for it. Otherwise shut up, take care of your phone and wait till you're eligible.

Well said.

RIM can't please everyone. Either they are progressing too slow with stuff, or they are abandoning their loyal customers because they decided to make a big jump with their software.

DevGod has a point that can be raised, OS6 doesn’t shows any new OS capabilities ( like new ways of handling memory, efficient way to use SD cards, better hardware handling, etc ).
It just showed some new apps and a new GUI.
I was expecting some new features like save email to html/pdf/doc format, native html email compose, folder sync for exchange servers, pc like email experience(bb’s best selling point is email device), native zip support, etc..
But I can’t see anything really new, except new browser.

No kidding.. I'm wondering what goes through some peoples heads...

1) They have nothing to back up the statement that it's build on an "old" OS..

2) They likely don't even have a clue how an OS is even built

3) I'm not sure what features it is missing for this person to even come up with this statement... Lack of apps? That doesn't mean the OS is poor, it means RIM has done a poor job of getting developers on the platform.

Gotta love ignorance.

Unfortunately saying it's a "GUI on top of an old OS" doesn't really make a lot of sense. The UI is essential the OS, since they're run on a JVM. They've definitely revamped the way the OS runs, adding functionality and features to how the interface looks, and works. A lot of people won't know this because it's really not essential knowledge, but with a name such as "devG-D" I was hoping you actually did development.

@slashd0t
Since both BlackBerry OS and Android OS are Java platforms, and Java is the second most widely used programming language on this planet, there's definitely a huge community of programmers and developers. RIM just hasn't made it "popular" enough for them to be compelled to do it.

Other than that I wish RIM luck on doing so, they at least have me as a developer :D

Unfortunately saying it's a "GUI on top of an old OS" doesn't really make a lot of sense. The UI is essential the OS, since they're run on a JVM. They've definitely revamped the way the OS runs, adding functionality and features to how the interface looks, and works. A lot of people won't know this because it's really not essential knowledge, but with a name such as "devG-D" I was hoping you actually did development.
Unfortunately you only believe in what you see (better GUI), there has to be very efficient custom carved kernel for every other devices, I guess rim is very lazy on handling some very important dues like memory handling, boot up to name few.

@slashd0t
Since both BlackBerry OS and Android OS are Java platforms, and Java is the second most widely used programming language on this planet, there's definitely a huge community of programmers and developers. RIM just hasn't made it "popular" enough for them to be compelled to do it.
Yes java is very popular but not very efficient for embedded devices,
Iphone uses objective C ( C++ like ), symbian: C++, bada: C++, BREW: c,c++.
No complain in java’s scalability, but RIM’s propriety API are very confusing and lame.

I'm very impressed with your knowledge, and can't really disagree with much. I'm a bit biased, but of course it's no secret what are RIM's faults.

So the GUI topic and the API kind of fall in to one category. Apple released how many phones? 4. And RIM has released how many? Honestly I have no idea what the count is, but I'd guess around 20+ area. My point is, that even though Apple's iPhone gets a lot more dev's they're really only developing for 1-2 OS's and the specs are the same across the board on iPhone (from development stand point). Whereas RIM has 4.0+,4.5, 5.0, and shortly to come 6.0. They also have phones with multiple resolutions, and a large array of specs. What I'm trying to say is, that it's a lot easier to develop for Apple because it's a lot more convenient, and the stresses of compatibility don't really exist. Couldn't you have just said C? No need to really go through all the C family that is available, haha i'm aware of what the iOS is, and C is only used for their app development, it's actually a Unix based OS. I've seen and used both IDE, and RIM makes it easier by allowing us to use Eclipse, and we're not required to have an Apple computer to develop (my favorite thing about this!). I don't know if you can call it an embedded device either, they're kind of going away from that definition, but until that's a general consensus, we'll just leave that up in the air.

This is a pretty nice phone hope it comes to AT&T for not tooand hopefully I won't have to buy a new phone because I just go the 9700 in january to get my hands on OS 6

That boot screen looks amazing. I just wonder how much memory is that taking away from application memory lol. For the people that say that android and iPhone 4 is a better phone than OS 6 it simply depends on your needs. I'm sticking with RIM because this is only the beginning. I can't wait to see the storm 3. I like the layout in OS 6. Its simple and organized! I can't say that for an android or iPhone OS because all the icons seem to be on one long screen.

Iphone has the most simple and easy to use OS, I am happy for RIM but they actually have to produce something, like the Miami Heat (gotta get some rings).

Right now all they have done is give ME what I have been asking for (I am moved on but when I had a Storm I wanted pinch to zoom and a more updated all around OS, then it was oh you want a toy like that get an Iphone or Droid, so I did LOL) and what most people on this board calls trolling or complaining ....something they now "Can't wait to get". So there is no need to comment on another OS thats at a place this one is trying to go.... :)

of RIM and T-Mobile USA's fucked up exclusivity deals! It IRKS me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

God, I hate the fact that I have to pay a ridiculous amount of money for a phone that will soon be deemed "obsolete" because T-Mobile didn't support it in the first place.

I refuse to pay ridiculous prices for Verizon and I've hated AT&T since I worked for them.

Why short yourself $$$ by offering dumb ass exclusivity deals?

RIM & T-MOBILE, you dumb bastards-DO YOU KNOW HOW LONG TMO SUBSCRIBERS HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR A TOUCHSCREEN BLACKBERRY?!!!

F'in IDIOTS!

You do realize that Blackberry is one of the most successful handsets ever made right? You do realize how much global market share Blackberry has right? I'm pretty sure the folks over at RIM arn't "IDIOTS!"..

Perpetuation. But when their lackluster innovation comes around to the rear, I doubt their share value will hold steady.

As someone has stated SOLD. I will be getting this on lunch day for sure. I have been looking for RIM to step there game up and after this I am happy, i guess i will be owning this along with my 9650.

And AT&T continues to get the worst possible phones. God forbid you actually get a phone people who do not want a iPos want.

This is the reason I switched to Verizon and got the Incredible. If AT&T would have gotten the Storm or a decent Android phone I probably would still be there. But no cant have that ...Steve Jobs wont like that.

Sadly you left to soon, the Captivate which was released this past Sunday is superior to the Incredible and Droid X. Sadly, both AT&T and Samsung do little advertising.

But I don't blame you, you got what you wanted and needed when the time was right for you. I went the Nexus One route.

Sadly you left to soon, the Captivate which was released this past Sunday is superior to the Incredible and Droid X. Sadly, both AT&T and Samsung do little advertising.

But I don't blame you, you got what you wanted and needed when the time was right for you. I went the Nexus One route.

This video made me drool. You are right. Cool boot up and more astonishing, pretty quick. My 8900 took forever. My hero doesn't even boot up that fast. Oh, I hope Rim makes a cdma device so cellular south can get it. I was on at&t until May and left cuz the service is so cruddy. Almost makes me wish I hadn't left! Wouldn't do much good where I live since AT&T doesn't have 3G here. But it would rock on Cellular South.

borinnngg-enough with the videos already; just release the damn thing. and give some slider love to Vz for crying out loud.

I am so glad I'm on AT&T! Anyway I'm not concerned if it will work on my 9700 because I've had it since December of last year. I think one new BB per year is a good pace.

I agree with jorgerangel159's sentiment at the top about this great looking OS6 and phone going to T-Mobile. I've been with T-Mobile for about 7 years now (after dropping Verizon for their poor and expensive customer service). And I got the 8900 since it first came out to T-Mobile nearly 2 years ago. It's been a GREAT phone, overall - my best phone yet (and I still have and love my T-Mobile Pearl 8100, too). But after my 2-year contract is up, I hope it will be time for my next "best phone yet" from T-Mobile, the 9800.

T-Mobile, if your listening!!!

Keep up the great customer service, improved speed and network coverage AND...

Keep the best of the Blackberry phones coming to T-Mobile!!!

Have 9650, hope it comes to me, btw what device was he showing it on it said blackberry but looked too big to be a Storm?!?!

Has to be...I read that comment and cocked my head to the side and gave the ol' Scooby Doo grunt to my monitor...

Am really excited about OS6 and I was never really into touch screens or sliders but am really beginning to like the 9800. I have the 9650 and hope to see this on my device soon and am really glad to see the improvements that are coming.

I'm anxious for AT&T to hurry up and finish picking up Alltel's divested markets so I can get my hands on this!

I have an interview with AT&T tomorrow and if I am offered the job I will be getting this phone. wish me luck !

Ok so I saw someone using the 9800 today the toronto fc game....he was sitting a few rows infront of me and was using it to take a picture I was hoping he was gonna use it again to I can snag a picture of it but no dice....is this phone even out on the market anywhere????

It was recently bought, and honestly they haven't even finished fully taking over the company. I've personally worked with QNX, and as awesome as it seems, I don't see it's application in BB OS. I'm curious to see what they do with it, but honestly I don't see them using it in their devices.

I'm hoping a 9800 version will be available on Verizon. Many of us were talking bad about the device when pictures first leaked. Now it's a very good change this will be king of the hill in BlackBerry land.

But it was just a video on the phone. Now if this was a video of someone demonstrating OS 6 and it was that smooth on the actual device, I might be getting giddy. Otherwise...meh

It's a substantial improvement over current RIM models. But:

1) I wish the ugly EULA button were replaced with something cleaner. Maybe an HTML page with a "Submit button" at the bottom...

2) They really need to make slicker, more modern versions of the system icons (attention icon, clock icon, etc.)

3) The dialog boxes could do with some UI love. Some nice gradients and a slight 3D look-and-feel would go a long way

4) The fonts need to be improved

Those are mostly things that are controlled by themes.

I like the default look of the OS, I wouldn't want 3D looks, and shadows, and extra flash, if I want it I'll buy a theme.

Plain and to the point is a feature for my BB use.
Heck, my first 3 themes I got were all monochrome themes as I wanted an even more plain look

I think the default look-and-feel should look more modern, clean and presentable. Sure, you have the option of replacing it with a theme, but the majority of people should be wowed with the user experience right out of the box.

These are just your opinions and not objective criticisms of OS6 and its functionality...

Your idea of contemporary and fresh is different to mine for example, not having a go, just sayin'.

I'm speechless...that video intro is bad azz! Much better than all the other ones I've seen. It also looks kewl that you can go back and replay video tutorials.

Nice!