Fanboys will be Fanboys
But when people actually see what they can do with BB10 I do believe they will be impressed.
I don't have much experience with Android, but from what I know about iOS, BB10 will blow that experience out of the water. The ease with which multiasking and app switching can be done is phenomenally quick. No in app, press on home button, change to next app (kinda like BB7, very slow and inefficient). Quick swipes on the bezel get you everywhere you want to be.
In terms of apps, they are projecting over 100k apps including many of the top apps available across platforms. They are offering a $10k guarantee to developers who meet certain criteria, and have helped port many apps over.
The internet browser can do Flash (unlike iOS) and is also the best rated browser out there for HTML5 (which Jobs championed over Flash) compatibility. So on your BB10 device not only will you be able to do HTML5 well, you will also get the full internet experience with Flash.
No doubt BB7 and earlier has been a failure. They will turn it around with BB10. They don't need to be at the top to be successful, but they will gain customers with the new OS. Apple's offering is approaching 6 years old, and when compared to the ease of use of BB10 its age will begin to show - and it hasn't aged gracefully.
San Luis Obispo, CA
I hope your right. Unfortunately there are some problems down the road. Flash= DOA. Even the current android OS no longer has flash available. And I'm talk'n ICS as well as the newer Jelly Bean offerings. Flash is a known resource hog which is why it was never offered in the iPhone world. Time to die, Flash!