BlackBerry and Android strike back: BBX superphones and Galaxy Nexus

Apple had their big Let's talk iPhone event a couple of weeks ago and have now released [iOS 5]( 5) and iCloud, and launched the iPhone 4S -- now it's RIM's and Google's turn.

Kevin and Adam from are live at BlackBerry Dev Con 2011, hoping to get their keyboard-crunching hands on a next generation BBX (QNX) based superphone and Playbook OS 2.0.

Phil and the gang over at Android Central are waiting for the big Ice Cream Sandwich and Galaxy Nexus (Prime) reveal from Google and Samsung tonight.

Keep an eye on both, then run -- don't walk! -- back here and tell us how you think they compete with iOS 5, iCloud, and iPhone 4S. Did they raise the stakes?

Rene Ritchie

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Asdollah Mirza says:

Is it me or does the leaked image of Nexus look fugly ?
Im not too happy with the iPhone 4S looking exactly like iPhone 4, but at least Apple didnt go back in time.

tigo30 says:

they don't want to be sued again

Asdollah Mirza says:

I think what's beautiful is that we have someone from 1999 [you] , being able to post on this website! Spooky if you ask me, McFly! ;)

dloveprod says:

I do like the customization and widgets on android devices but not enough to make me switch.

Blitzer123 says:

Jailbreak. That solves all of your customization interests. It adds LOTS of capabilities that Apple won't let us have without JB. :)
Not happy after jailbreaking? Restore from backup, and you're good to go.

dloveprod says:

I won't jailbreak until they add 1 gig of ram which seems to be never.

Anonymous says:

Then you won't be getting iphone 5 if it's curved like some early images show? Smh apple fanboy

Rick Milligan says:

Actually that phone is the sMe phone as the leake la iPhone 5

Asdollah Mirza says:

Dont get me wrong curvey is sexy ;) How ever this phone looks too bulky and very boring. It doesnt look appealing unless youre still stuck in the late 90s.
Glad you like it though, as I am a firm believer that competition is much needed in any field , specially when it comes to smart phones.

Jason Iannantuono says:

Android vs. Apple.vs. blackberry....its all a matter of preference. If there wasn't this rivalry, then smartphones would be dumb!

Asdollah Mirza says:

I feel bad for you , cause if RIM tanks and Kevin's source of koolaid is gone, you wont have anybody else to stalk! lol :P

Rodney Ruswa says:

everything on my galaxy s2 just works think that fragmentation thing comes into play when u have a low end model ;)

Brian Buehler says:

Not intending to inflame anything here but I'm totally new to the iPhone after just getting a 4S. Getting the phone to use my Google contacts was not possible through setting up a Gmail account (it took setting Gmail inside an exchange account on the phone). Then it took over 12 hours to sync/import the just over 300 contacts. Last night/today, I discovered that buying a ringtone on iTunes does not allow me to use it as a ringtone on the phone.... It shows up as music instead.
Isn't "just working" for me (with hopefully "yet" as a qualifier :-) )