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BlackBerry should start nicknaming its OS releases

Android OS Nicknames
By Kevin Michaluk on 17 Jan 2014 02:19 pm EST
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Android likes the sweets with Gingerbread, Jelly Bean and Kit Kat. Windows Phone has gone fruity in the past with Tango and Mango and is waiting on the color Blue. Heck, even if less celebrated externally, internally Apple gives ski resort names to iOS, with iOS 7.1 honoring the upcoming Olympics with Sochi.

How about us BlackBerry fans? Well, we're looking forward to the release of BlackBerry OS 10.2.1. TEN DOT TWO DOT ONE. Trying saying that tens times fast.

I realized the nerdiness of it earlier this week when telling one of my in-laws that 10.2.1 would hopefully solve the issues she was experiencing with her BlackBerry Z10

Over the years we've seen BlackBerry use no shortage of codenames as relating to BlackBerry phones. Kickstart, Javelin, Gemini and Onyx have been some of my favorites. On the software front, we have just never really had that. Or, if BlackBerry has been giving their software releases names, it's never really made its way beyond the company's walls.

We're at the beginning of a new year. It's a good time for change and to form some new habits. Maybe there isn't enough time to give 10.2.1 a cool consumer-facing nickname as it's feeling like it's going to drop any week now (check out this forum thread for some 10.2.1 excitement), but maybe for future BIG BANG OS releases they could start putting a little nickname love into it.

The question for the community is... if BlackBerry began nicknaming OS releases, what kind of names would you like to see? Drop your thoughts in the comments!

 

Update: Well this is fun. I just received a nice little tweet from BlackBerry's Michael Clewley stating:

@kevinmichaluk fun fact we actually had names drafted up at one point. Won't say what type as that's "secret" but who knows what will happen
518 comments

Kevin Michaluk

Props to Android Central's Phil Nickinson on this one... he gave me the idea for the post. Though his actual words to me were "if you're going to rip off Android, at least rip it off all the way". Funny guy. :)

Phil Nickinson

Pretty sure I lobbed a few F-bombs, too. :p

Posted via the Android CrackBerry App that wasn't pirated off some dirty Pirate Hooker site.

igor10000

Thanks, Mr. Nickinson, but the Android security holes will not be ripped :)

Posted via CB10

Schmurf

Amen brother!

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ianbordas

I feel the OS should have kept the name QNX and not BB10... would have had a much better acceptance from the non BB users IMHO.... but too late now to complain... GO BB10!!

Sallem

I second QNX Prefixed with BlackBerry insignia.

axllebeer

Agreed. But there is no harm in giving it a unique kickname the way that Android does. But the underlying name should just be QNX, and not BB10 I'm thinking.

Posted from my CB10 via the power of "Q"

axllebeer

Or hyphenate the original BBX to BB-X.

Posted from my CB10 via the power of "Q"

jc dla

Let's give it girl names.... like Alexis... or Kagney... or Asa... or Jenna.... or... uhhm ya know >:D :p

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jcarlos100

Actually they did try it but there were legal problems with the name so they sticked with bb 10

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Chaplain_Clancy

That was with BBX, not QNX. QNX is the name of the underlying platform.

thatotherguy97

Why was it called qnx

Posted via Nexus 7 2013

Kriilin Namek

Short for Quantum UNIX, if I'm not mistaken.

thatotherguy97

Oh thanks

Posted via Nexus 7 2013

Mr.mister

+10

Better android than android. The future is black....

kscribs

Hehe black to the future

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G-bone

Hey, Phil!
Thanks for dropping by.
We're not ripping off Android - just legitimizing it, making it useful, and, most importantly, bringing some civilization to the Wild West!
(insert F-Bombs as appropriate)
:D

#IchooseBlackBerry10
ETC.

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Dave Bourque

Don't forget I pirate free apps off Google Play. Lol... (rolleyes)

Z10STL100-3/10.2.1.1925

Jerale Hoard

I don't consider using the runtime of Android to download it's apps is considered a "rip off". At least we aren't like Apple who went out of their way to "rip off" the Android OS with iOS7.

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550WHAT

Don't care what's it's called...just release it already...

She says I'm always on my phone...

BB Adict

+1

Addict for 10 years, but it may be time to get off this drug.

Tim-ANC

+1

Silly to name something the carriers won't give us. Keep it mundane to prevent riots.

www.907outdoors.com

Ayla Pnx

Hallelujah

Zed 10 user in SA

slagman5

Yah, so even BB has to jump on the bandwagon??

cletis

Exactly. The bandwagon of proven effective marketing techniques. I know it'll be a first for the company, but maybe it could the start of a new way of thinking there.

slagman5

Ok, we should just make touchscreen only phones and make our OS open source too while we're at it. Hey, what else is considered cute and cool that everyone else does that BB should do?

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RP Singh

Well said.

Sent from my iPuh-lease-as-IF

cletis

Your response is not relevant to my comment. I did not say anything about manufacturing, and open source is hardly marketing, let alone profitable. I also said nothing about either cute or cool; just because other companies use stupid names, that doesn't invalidate the concept of using them. BB is free to use non-stupid names; I would encourage it.

jago1978

Kevin,tell me the truth, what you did not tell us about your lunch with Chen?

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qwerty4ever

There exchanged PINs. Ha! Ha!

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McCale

They should just go with their city code names.

Posted via CB10

Observation Junkie

Google's next Android update should be called "Doughnut " it has the same size hole in its security software

Posted via CB10 from my Z10.

cellphonejunkey

Muchos funny hahaha!

Posted Via CB10/SQN100-3 luvn leak 10.2.1.1055

vbittersweet

OK, this made me laugh so thank you for that. I needed it this morning. :-)

cletis

When I think of city code names, I think of Win95 and its internal M$ codename, Chicago. And I shudder to remember the ever-lengthening period of embarrassment Redmond went through as the release date was missed, and missed again, and missed again... Too reminiscent of past BB embarrassment; let's try something else.

Serkle K

Kind of like how Android did to iOS... amiright?

freddysrevng3

This "actually" would have been a good contest, Kevin... some pretty "creative vibes" bouncing around up in here...

CB from the Z30

tatail

I have two suggestions for naming the OS versions.
The first which I like more and I don't think we will have an issue using those names is using the Periodic Table and use the names in the same order.

Second suggestion is using the Comic Super Heros: Batman, superman, iron-man and so on. This is of going to cause some trademark issues which I believe BlackBerry can take care of.

What do you think?

JBeemer_X

+1. I like the elements idea

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BionicKris

+1

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daver55

This is seriously nerdy...I like it. Sheldon from Big Bang would no doubt agree.

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Jerale Hoard

I actually like the first idea. BlackBerry 10.2.1 QNX Platinum or Gold (or should we go with Pt 78 or Au 79). The elements make it sound scientific which reminds me of Mike L. who is a quantum mechanics engineer.

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Carmels

I was thinking along the lines as well. Like Iron-Man's suit's, Mark IV

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Cyclingman25

That is an awesome idea. But use them like a thread below suggested: Keep BlackBerry in the name. As in BlackBerry Hydrogen, BlackBerry plutonium, etc and keep it in atomic weight order!

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Macarrao

The best idea ever!

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za_berry

Like this idea or even BBX Plutonium, BBX Gold, BBX Mercury

Internal names so no trademark issues with BBX

Posted from my awesome HUB enabled  Z10

DJRikko

I do like it but some elements don't flow well when you say it (BlackBerry uranium, helium, um um um).

How about geology: obsidian, jade, granite, marble; and yes, throw in some of the elements that sound good: silver, carbon, iron, gold, etc.

My five cents (penny is not good anymore).

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abramadhi

I like the idea of naming the OS with superheros, but limit it with the x-man team names such as "wolverine", "gambit", etc since bb10 can also be "BB-X".

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eniga

Best idea so far.... +1000

using super heroes would be cool, but going the periodic table would just make it geeky.
i think i would support superheroes more as it gives it a more fun feel

JC_30

Wait till blackberry releases its update. Then we'll see if it's a BB10 tortoise or a jaguar update.

Posted via CB10

JC_30

Maybe BB can name it after cars from fast cars (aventador,enzo,murcielago) up to the fastest (veyron).

LOL. Whatever OS name it is it should be worth updating.

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mauro316

Without even going over the article I have to say NO. Regular people does not know the difference between kit kat, jelly fish or ice cream sandwich. It's just confusing. It's just so much easier to see 10.0 or 10.1 or 10.2...

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mauro316

Jelly bean ;)

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Publisher1963

Agreed. BlackBerry people are logical, after proper phones, rather than toys. Silly names for the BBOS don't sit pretty for me. Let's be more grown up about it all. There's no point trying to follow the others - they lead their world; let's carry on leading ours!

Posted via CB10 on my Z10.2.0

Saucy10

That's a good idea

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atm33

I actually like the numbers lol

Posted via CB10 on Q10

danfrancisco

The only numbers that I will be looking at is seeing how many comments this blog posting generates. Ever since Kevin started actively blogging again, the comments have blown up! Did you see the "How's your Z10 treating you" (paraphrasing) article???

jojo beaconsfield

It might be, he has plans to join a Golf Club this Summer and wants to reach his Quota, before the season starts,I hope not!!

Kevin Michaluk

Well, I think you could still keep the numbers. Android keeps the numbers too. You need them for version tracking.

But for BIG releases, the first decimal, you could give them a name.

badiyee

Knowing BlackBerry's quite "mundane" naming schemes, I won't be surprised if they decided to name it after towns...

But then, if they have a twisted sense of humour, they can name their releases after star constellations. Wasn't it Jim / Mike in the interview when asked "what's going to happen if you can't shoot to the stars anymore?" and he replied "we'll just crash and burn"? Or something like that?

Kevin Michaluk

Yes. That was Jim. Let me find that interview now.. it's Friday. Almost want to re-blog it.

 

eldricho

Do iiiit!
Would be nice to read

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Observation Junkie

Ok, Google can track their versions, so they can measure how big many security holes, malware that it has

Posted via CB10 from my Z10.

kscribs

Yes like instead of BlackBerry 10.3.2 for example call it BlackBerry Platinum .2

I've been wondering what would happen after BlackBerry 10.9....

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qwerty4ever

BlackBerry OS 10.10?

Posted with CB10 running on BlackBerry Q5

LilRichArtist

Akam release

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atm33

But i can see how name the releases can create some sort of buzz

Posted via CB10 on Q10

birdman_38

Name them after sex moves. That would do it.

walabe16

Use super hero names or sci-fi characters. Get the geek/nerds excited.

rocker_man1

Gotta be Wolverine then as he is Canadian and bad Ass. Just like BlackBerry 10

www.mikescraftbeer.com - C00012735 Posted on my Z30

imcurved

I like Wolverine.

 CB10 

Dave Bourque

YES

Z10STL100-3/10.2.1.1925

mnc76

They should call it Hiesenberg :)

CB10 : Z10 STL100-3 10.2.0.1803

cletis

Ignoring the fact that the marketing effectiveness of naming a business phone (or any phone) after a criminal drug figure is extremely debatable, let's not forget the other two drawbacks to this name: First, that it's associated with someone who knows they're going to die a painful, ugly death soon, and second, that it's associated with the word "uncertainty." I can't think of a worse idea. (Except maybe the entire SNL skit "Smuckers Jam" -- it's hard to do worse for a product name than "Painful Rectal Itch.")

thatotherguy97

I uhh think he was joking sir

Posted via Nexus 7 2013

peterallcdn

First thing that came to my mind too. Popular comic/cartoon characters. Certainly would be cooler and more appealing than the dessert names Android uses.

mkye86

 Aquaman
 Batman
 Cyborg
 Doomsday
 Echo
 Flash
 Green Arrow
 Harbinger
 Impulse
 Joker
 Krypton
 Lex Luthor
 Martian Hunter
 Nightwing
 Ozymandias
 Plastic Man
 Robin
 Superman (I did this only to get to the "S")

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slade632

I love it

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QXS

+10.2.1

8310 >> 9800 >> Z10 10.2.1.1925 (Forever BlackBerry)

JC_30

Plastic man LOL.. should be a samsung update..

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BionicKris

Mmmm, no.

Posted via the incredible BlackBerry Z10

ThaMunsta

The names would be fun and would help people identify it but they still would need to follow up with some coverage so people aren't left wondering what new features are there. BB kind of waits till someone stubs their toe on a new feature.

pfluger

Keep it edible!
BlackBerry Syrup
BlackBerry Jam
BlackBerry Cobbler
BlackBerry Pie
BlackBerry Cake
BlackBerry Sorbet
Sorry, made me check the fridge for some Blackberries right now.

Tradesman644

That's the one! Keep it BlackBerry food related and it'll catch on!

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mkbbryfan

The issue with naming it with BlackBerry food names, or any other food names... is, by the time the US carriers release it - it would already be spoiled... :-)

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GeneralHerzog

hahahaha, I see what you did there, Well done!!

ots1960

LOL my thoughts exactly.

TSY#CB

Periodic Table of Elements, brilliant.

Food-related, well....just watch this skit from the BBC's One Ronnie c.2010 -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAG39jKi0lI&sns=em

Sorry, I couldn't resist

SQN100-2 | 10.2.1.1055

Gord Cluthe

This isn't actually a bad idea :)

pfluger

And then Kevin will have a cooking competition with Phil to see if Android or BlackBerry make the better deserts :)

meltbox360

+1000000 That would be epic

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dzbeebo

We should all back this idea and vouch for it!! Love it! Haha

Posted via CB10

G-bone

BlackBerry Wine, BlackBerry Whiskey, etc.

#IchooseBlackBerry10
ETC.

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tony123ny

I was thinking the same thing. Name them after spirits/cocktails. It would make for great hybrid os names when the leaks come out that take the best parts from all the os'sthat have been released already. Just think, bb screwdriver, bb bloody Mary, bb martini etc.

Posted via CB10

djsrt

Sure. And they can name one of them Apple.

*waits quietly for the slamming*

2671D7D7

pfluger

Why not? Crushed apple pie with blackberries on top?

amjass12

Love blackberry jam

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Felipe M

and then start getting silly with the edible names... Blackberry Pizza, Blackberry Tart, Blackberry Steak and Eggs

Cyclingman25

Hey I Like it!!! That is pretty funny. But I also like the periodic table.
As in BB Hydrogen, BB Helium, BB Lithium, etc and keep it in atomic weight order for ease of tracking.

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CDM76

This!

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Thannor

My vote would have rivers from around the world.

Posted via CB10 from Z10

extisis

BlackBerry Nile, BlackBerry Amazon, BlackBerry Volga, BlackBerry Zambezi, BlackBerry Mekong, BlackBerry Danube, BlackBerry Ganges, BlackBerry Yangtze. i like.

mvpcrossxover

No Thank you. Keep it simple with the numbers.

WireNow

I agree here. Well I don't think it's simple with the numbers. There is a reason why the Android ecosystem (naming, developing, anticipating etc...) works for them. It arose out of the culture they made for themselves. I don't think BlackBerry has a culture like that. It's still, unfortunately so, confined to their staff which is much smaller now and still very much dev-based. I will say this has changed a tad with Chen.

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eddy_berry

This is the last time I will say this, but BlackBerry really needs to utilize the word Pheonix. Rise from the ashes and all that. It also works out with naming the devices after cities.

Posted via CB10

BerryWife

Let's just hope they spell it Phoenix!

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SalMan50

Lol I see what you did there

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eddy_berry

Oh. Right. Yes. Spelling it correctly would be a must. :)

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Pilot Prop

I would like to see named OS releases

Posted via Q10

iToya

I like nicknames! Start with DC or Marvel characters...

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Xayinn

Some tech company already uses character names from X-Men for a pruduct line. Think it was Nvidia, but not sure though...

cletis

I wonder how many millions they're paying in licensing fees...

ikalinin

BlackBerry Black
BlackBerry Red
BlackBerry Gray...

i'm liking the colors....

HighwayBob

My vote is to keep it the same. The Android naming drives me crazy and to me it's childish.

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heyjohnnybravo

It's convenient and identifiable.

Posted via the Android CrackBerry App!

cletis

It needn't be childish; non-cutesy name could be used instead.

Abreu02

Like they aren't using the name of cities for the codename of the phone, they could use that: London, Paris, Barcelona ( could be cities or just capitals).

Posted via CB10

BoldTeddy

BlackBerry 10.2.1 Wolverhampton.

jic999

about time but make them more vogue and professional like Porsche , Quantum , Blue X , Scale etc...this number crap has to go if a slight version is required you can add 1 , 2 . 3 . 4 etc if required

CarGuy1368

The Curve 8900 was my first BlackBerry. Saying I had the "8900 Javelin" was very cool indeed.

Posted via the super amazing BlackBerry Q10

imcurved

Javelin is still one of my favorite things.

 CB10 

Concession

But BlackBerry isn't a giant parasite whose business model depends on convincing people that isn't what they are.

buckwylder

I think they should use elements.

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terrycfc

What about using elements like
Blackberry 10 Ice
Fire
Lava
Snow
Earth
Wind

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Nharzhool

*AHEM*...

Yttrium
Technetium
Radium
Xenon
Barium

etc...

Larger sample group...Also, the symbols would work nicely to put under the About section for OS.

wincyUt

Lol!! You must be a science nerd.

Puz_zled

Like it! Plus there's no copyright naming issues to worry about. Keeping with the nerd theme, how about using particle physics terms : Charm quark, Neutrino, positron, Higgs, Quantum entanglement, brane etc.

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justdotdotdot

I like that actually!

Posted via CB10

Blackberry_Boss

The storm.....

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buylocal_getaBB

Change it to "forces of nature" theme and you may be in to something. Would also increase number of possible names, typhoon, elnino, tsunami, etc etc

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CDM76

Nice!

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nature boy

i've always been ok with the numbers, but if they really need to number blackberry os releases, in the spirit of the crackberry (comments section at least) they should just rename bb10 "first" and then bb10.1 "second" and so forth lol.

AngryEdmontonian

Starwars themed.

Internal builds/leaks = Sith / dark side reference

Official builds = Jedi reference.

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lcgoldman

I want the next one labeled "Brilliant!"

SunshineStateFlyer

City names for devices and, how about river names for the OS? BlackBerry Mississippi.

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Nharzhool

Lakes work as well...like Tanganyika, or Goddionduon - or something boring.

Cyclingman25

What is gonna happen when they have to use BB Titicaca? Hahaha

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Oscar_E

hahahahahahaha Lmao !!!

rhon3g

Greek Gods?

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alltorchedup

I agree! Plenty of great names to choose from.

Posted via CB10

Oloyejawnson

Hmm! Nice.. like BB Athena, Chronos,Hermes, Poseidon,Zeus..

Posted via CB10

KDB84

I like the basic numbers; classy.

Posted from my Z10 via CB10

Xayinn

Good idea! People remember names, only nerds remember numbers.
I think they should go with something big, like names of Egyptian/Roman/Greek deities. Or general awe-inspiring names like Sovereign, or Goliath, or Leviathan.

On a sidenote, Kevin is on a roll! I almost can't keep up with his recent blog posts. But don't slow down!

Meok

Well, since Michael Clewley is a Star Trek fan, I'll recommend Star Trek nicknames, like "Bones", "Enterprise", "Voyager", "Galaxy", "Intrepid", "Data", "Neelix", "Worf".

A guy could only wish

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kscribs

Amazing

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Bla1ze

Still holding out for a BlackBerry Blaze. :P

peterallcdn

Off topic, but I still think comments by the staff of Mobile Nations should be uniquely coloured similar to comments by the article's author. :)

Xopher

I don't care what they call it, as long as they get the updates released to everyone.

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allwi

I think nicknames are a quite infantile idea.

Aside for this: bad names - and it differs from person to person what a bad name is - reflect on the product.
I would never use Jellybean: I find jellybeans disgusting.

bbfanboi

I support this :) The average user can't remember numbers. The old RIM used to have devices named 9320 - what the hell was that? Real people react to names not numbers.

drmike

I'm sure some of the posters here would like to call the OS "First" to drive everyone batty.

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za_berry

Nice +1 

Or something like, Number One or Make it So, Engage, Warp, dylithium, energise,

Posted from my awesome HUB enabled  Z10

yokogeri374

Nooooooooo!

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qbo

I really liked when they used to name their hardware after planets: Saturn, Jupiter, etc.

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blacksheepbridge

Hey Kevin, any news on the ETA for the OS update 10.2.1? Seems like you were dropping some subtle hints yesterday.

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ricocan

Maybe the user community should just create and use the names, if it catches on then it might get adapted?

Tongue in check hear but I like 10tative for the next release.

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SJ2211

Haha.. I see what you did there =D
10tative.. Niicee lol

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vlad_tastic

Naming them is childish

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Nharzhool

You're right...just refer to everybody in the future by the order with which you met them.

buylocal_getaBB

Hahaha touché

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knighty2112

BlackBerry pudding! BB10.2.1
BlackBerry jam! BB10.3
BlackBerry pie! BB11.0

; )

Z10 In action here!

kidneythief

Great idea!

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jgrzadka

I hate nicknames. How can you know which is the latest version jelly bean or ginger bread or another cookie? Number are easy to follow.

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revtech

Because they go in alphabetical order: cupcake, donut, eclair, froyo, gingerbread, honeycomb, ice cream sandwich, jelly bean, kitkat, etc . . .

jgrzadka

Thanks for decrypting it for me.

coffee-turtle

You are right jgrzadka. Boring but efficient.

smallbiz

Greek gods.

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sf49ers1980

I agree. But I think most people would prefer the faster roll out of these os' over a fancy name?

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Oscar_E

IMO, i think naming the os updates is not just a great idea, it will also save these guys from running out of numbers, cause when they reach BB10.9.9 whats next ?

So naming OS updates will be a solution,

EX:
BB10 - Apollo
BB10 - Hades
BB10 - Poseidon
BB10 - Zeus

curea

Name it after Karma Sutra positions!

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revtech

or maybe "Kama" Sutra . . (check your spelling . . .)

cletis

Maybe curea meant that you get the sex position you deserve...

There's also a huge "what goes around comes around" joke in there.

JCon111

This is a pretty poor post really, why does updated software need a silly name? To appeal to a younger audience or to simply make less educated users smile...blackberry needs a fresh new app development team to compete with those on other platforms (a quality app will pay for itself in sales so this should be a the very top of the priority list), never mind messing about with inconsequential titles, that's child's play, literally

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cb900f2

BlackBerry needs to up its cool factor game! With the best OS and phone on the market they need to sell it in the same way!

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curea

Name it after mobile bloggers

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bb.spacecowboy

What if the community just started nicknaming the updates themselves and as it becomes more popular, Blackberry has to join in on the fun. I vote for topographical names since BB needs all the love ''in the world ''.

smarcuzzi

Use the bbm icons as nicknames.

Example smiley face/wink face

Real Qwerty!

g33kphr33k

Well, for release 10.0, it should have been called hiroshima, followed by 10.1 aka chernobyl.

All joking aside, I like named releases as they can be fun. The same way that our company servers at one point were, Dipsy, Tinkywinky, etc. I'd go with something fun, along with tools, not toys.

Hammer, Ratchet, Spanner, Jackhammer, etc.

Z10 until Z30

Thesmartmale

They should first rename the whole OS to something like QNX1 or QNX10 then make nicknames, will be good for marketing and easy tracking.

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rickster2611

I say let's give proper respect to the founder Mike Lazaridis and give them Greek alphabet.

Starting with Alpha , Beta, Gamma, Delta each for 10.2 - 10.9.

Each incremental update can be Alpha.1 all the way to Alpha.9

The only downside is that Beta is already taken from testing area for applications.

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AngryEdmontonian

Omega Percy i8

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cletis

"The only downside is that Beta is already taken from testing area for applications."

As are alpha and sometimes gamma.

amarkj

Old Transformer names.. Did you download BlackBerry Megatron.. it's bad ass. No, I'm still running Blackberry Optimus Prime.. haha

If naming is childish might as well go all the way.. haha

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JuiciPatties

I think they should name it after porn stars, like "Buck Naked" from Seinfeld.

Or maybe even give them a Jersey Shore nickname.

Parrillas NY

Blackberry OS Star Wars / Blackberry OS Galactica / Blackberry OS Universe / Blackberry OS Justice / Black Berry OS X

SiyaBerry

Star wars is a brand by Disney... no way...

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rocker_man1

Didn't I read john Chen sits on the Disney board?

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SiyaBerry

Please don't!

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PH_BB

Would like it to be related to declassified secret missions. Or anything related to privacy and secrecy.

"Iron curtain"

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Prannoy Sarkar

10.1 - BlackBerry Wait
10.2 - BlackBerry Waiting
10.3 - BlackBerry Hope
10.4 - BlackBerry Hoping
10.5 - BlackBerry Kevin's Box

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Prannoy Sarkar

:)

Further suggestions :

10.6 - BlackBerry US Summer
10.7 - BlackBerry 7:00 ETA BBM
10.8 - BlackBerry Jakarta Winter
10.9 - BlackBerry early 2025

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Prem WatsApp

Coming soon, sooner, nearly there, almost, berry close, inches away, ....

(not serious about it, too lame maybe... haha)

My name is Prem, I'm using BBM ... from my QuZe10 ...whatarhyme...

Antoniius

I definitely think they should name this it gets people to remember then easier and they seem more important.

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BlackJack-21

I like Greek mythology

-Zeus
-Apollo
-Aries
-Aphrodite
-Hades
-Hermes etc...

Maybe it's too serious because BlackBerry means business.

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Observation Junkie

I like the last one, BlackBerry Herpes, hopefully it will catch on.

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JC_30

Who would like to be the first to get one? Not me.

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Observation Junkie

You can have the first download :)

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bobshine

Hmm not a bad idea, since they are already using city names as codes for phones.

Since they are going with the enterprise customers, it could be something linked to "action"

Something like
BlackBerry 10 Bull
BlackBerry 10 Bullet
BlackBerry 10 Rush
BlackBerry 10...

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Thirdie Palma

Or animals:
BlackBerry T-Rex
BlackBerry Lion
BlackBerry Fox
BlackBerry Viper
BlackBerry Wolf
BlackBerry Tiger
BlackBerry Panther

Or mythical creatures:
BlackBerry Centaur
BlackBerry Unicorn
BlackBerry Pegasus
BlackBerry Hydra

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davinci4real

People don't rralise the android software updates are named alphabetically. So the next android update is gonna start with the letter L.
Blackberry could use planets and stars tho. E.g "the Jupiter update" :D

DaMaRa1109

If BlackBerry would release anything regarding OS that'd be awesome. Sick of waiting for android apps.

Gambit_DE

I'd use radioactive element names.
Or star wars character names.
Maybe doctor who related names.

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Applevine

I all in favour of the nicknames. Maybe they can recycle old ones in an homage to the past.

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hbelkin

I don't really case what they call 10.2.1, I just want it!

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Schmurf

I think in general the older people like the numbers and the younger people like the names. I'm fine with either, though I think that giving names has a certain cachet. Linux names their OS versions too. Of course Android is a Linux derivative, so that follows.

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jayemmbee

I say name it after colors, constellations or cities
Red, taurus and Toronto

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tgillan

Perhaps they could use a similar naming scheme as their devices? London, Jakarta etc.

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tmichaelmorrissey

How about OMAHA. Go Pats!

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BlackJack-21

If want to get silly, let's use acronyms.

- TGIF
- YOLO
- LOL
- WTF
- ATM
- SMH
- FML

etc...

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Nharzhool

I would go out of my way to destroy every BlackBerry ever if one of the OSs is ever called "TGIF" or "YOLO"...

Playbook007

I hope this wasn't the hold out article......Gingerbread....really. Childish like no? I prefer the sequential numbering scheme. Jelly Bean and Gingerbread does not define the latest without you knowing.

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Nharzhool

It does...they are alphabetical. So the next one will be something like Legume or whatever.

TheStoryUp

It's going to be "licorice"

Zed30

Nharzhool

That's just lame...it should "Lard". Because people are fat. :-P

bigbadben10

ACID
BLOW
MOLLY
GANJA for our fav bloke on here :-)

BlackberryFan777

BlackBerry Flair!

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fentebaieuser

Hey NASA named all there rockets, maybe use those names? Sounds cool to me!

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playbookster

I fully agree

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Iggy City

How about Roman numerals?
Blackberry I
Blackberry II
Blackberry III
Blackberry IV

That would confuse everyone profusely too haha.

lionheartsimon

I'd go in alphabetic order, but using a team name of the 4 majors sports... Argonauts Astros, Bruins,Bills, Canadiens Cowboys , Devils, Expos etc...

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fentebaieuser

Or name it after booze/ liquor.....it goes down with anything!

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BeautyEh

@Playbook007 I actually really agree with this. Isn't BB supposed to be going for the security niche, the enterprise niche, the scholar's niche, the hacker's niche...? The "prosumer"? Do we need a cutesie name like "ice cream sandwich" for our OS? Not a lot of 12 year old girls using Blackberry's these days, am I wrong?

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Gambit_DE

A friend had a bad idea: take names of sexually transmitted diseases. Even if most people avoid them, they will stay forever.

I like radioactive elements a lot more xD

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ibpluto

Call 10.2.1 "Phoenix "....as in rising from the ashes kind :)

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Hamad Ijaz

BlackBerry boost..

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Cesare21

10nacious, 10tacle, 10don, 10pin, 10nues, 10able.

This is inspiring. :D

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JMDBERRY

Why! Pls just stick with the the number naming convention!

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JonD424

I think that you never gain anything by following or copying anyone else. And since BlackBerry seems to be keeping their business's profile, things shouldn't change.

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kr007

BlackBerry should name their OS releases after curry.
Jalfrezi
Madras
Vindaloo
Phall
Bhuna

Easy to remember and great with a beer!

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anfidhlear

Yum!!! Now I'm hungry. Thanks a lot ;P

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