Research in Motion had recently announced that it will be unveiling its
much-awaited BlackBerry 10
operating system on January 30, 2013.
The event will happen simultaneously in multiple countries around the
world. The company is also certain that the new smartphones based on
this OS will start retailing soon after the event
in the meantime, the curious folks at Spanish website muycomputer.com
caught up with Claudio Roselli , Regional Senior Product Manager, who
gave them a 10 minutes video tour of what this operating system has to
offer. The video features Dev Alpha B, which runs on an almost finished
version of BlackBerry OS 10.
Here are a four key features that are demonstrated in this video
1) Lock Screen
first feature that is being showcased is adaptive lock screen, which
changes into icons as you move your fingers around the screen.
2) BlackBerry Flow
BlackBerry Flow is a new user experience that allows seamless navigation across open applications and the BlackBerry Hub.
3) Dedicated Multitasking screen
The new BlackBerry 10 OS will come with screen dedicated to "efficient multitasking".
4) BlackBerry Hub
Hub is the focus point for the new operating system. It is the place
where all messages, notifications, feeds, and calendar events can be
seen. Also, one can access the Hub with a simple gesture at any time no
matter what you are doing with the smartphone.
This video also
gives a glimpse of the BlackBerry 10 App World. RIM has already made it
clear that it will be pushing for app quality, not quantity, with its
make-or-break BlackBerry 10 devices and targeting applications to
customers in various regions.
back to features, RIM at the BlackBerry Jam event had talked about two
more features - BlackBerry Keyboard and BlackBerry Balance - but both
are not a part of this video. The new BlackBerry keyboard learns how you
write and adapts to your typing.
BlackBerry Balance offers to
keep personal apps and information separate from work data, and the user
can switch from their personal to work profile with a simple gesture.
is expected that BlackBerry 10 OS will come with video chat feature for
the BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) service. However, there is no official
word for the same.
RIM had recently launched a beta version of BBM app that supports voice calling over Wi-Fi.
can continue to text chat with other BBM contacts while they are on a
voice call. Voice calling will not work over 3G or cellular networking,
likely as a sop to keep mobile operators around the globe happy.