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It’s a brave new dawn for the company formerly known as RIM. As BlackBerry launched BB10 yesterday we watched with interest. Does the new platform have what it takes to compete with Android?

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RIM just launched Blackberry 10, but the OS is not revolutionary, or even special by any means. Is Apple doomed to follow suit and die slowly? Is Google in a good position to avoid the pitfalls RIM fell in?

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The argument that Android is popular because it’s cheap rather than because it is good has been bouncing around the interwebs for years now. Is the platform’s success based on price?

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Imagine a world where Samsung and LG made nearly identical devices. Weird, right? Think of your Android world without manufacturer skins on the device. What would life be like without HTC Sense? What if carriers didn’t add bloatware? If everything was pure Android, would you still be interested? Let’s ponder a world where all Android devices were the same OS; no skins, no bloatware, no fun?

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“What is a Nexus device?” seems like a very strange question to ask on a site dedicated to all things Android, but that’s not entirely so!