I should probably explain my absence from the blog. (Even though the lack of personally intriguing architecture may have something to do with this as well)
Well, it’s the Blackberry Z10.
And since it is not the thing I should be blog regularly (pure gadgetry/electronics) I have been silent on the matter. Since we’re (inevitably) here now, I think I should state some of my opinion on the lukewarm reviews that were posted during the same day as the Z10’s launch. (the more prominent ones were linked from Crackberry’s Z10 tech community review page.)
The reviewers were given a full week in advance of the device launch, this presents a good and bad sides:
The good side would be the instant media coverage the Z10. Yes, people want information as soon as possible, but that kind of mentality also have a down side. I’ll explain more of that later.
The bad side would be the incomplete ecosystem of the device and software should some more of the void be filled during the launch day. Sure, We still want surprise by launch day, given the eventual leaks during the year leading up to the device/OS launch (And I am willing to think that a good number of people did not foresee the renaming of the company – from Research in Motion to Blackberry) . But the fact is, all that impatience of ours is continuing to hurt large companies that have to manage international trade in order to manufacture physical products; and yes, that includes Apple, Samsung, Nokia, and all of the other large companies around the world. In the end, all this high expectations from the consumers would end up hurting ourselves.
So can we try and not peek at everything that’s behind the proverbial locked doors? It might just help us. (And patience is a virtue, is it not?)