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BlackBerry 10 advances (and rewinds) mobile camera technology

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BlackBerry 10 advances (and rewinds) mobile camera technology
Research in Motion is busy this morning pulling the curtains back on its BB10 operating system, the QNX-based mobile platform that will make or break the company’s smartphone business when it’s released in the second half of this year. It’s far too early to make a judgment now, but if the rest of the user experience is as good as the camera app RIM demoed, they may have a winner on their hands.

The app's key feature (and one we hope to see adopted by other mobile platforms) is akin to photographic time travel. Let's say that after you snap a pic on your shiny new BB10 developer phone that upon further inspection you discover your subject was blinking. No need to try and recreate the same shot – instead you can shift it through time. The app provides a circular wheel, conceptually reminiscent of the analog mixing knobs used in video and audio editing booths in days long past. You can use it to scrub through the moments before and after the photo was snapped, to find a shot where no one is blinking.

Of course in essence all RIM has done is capture extra frames, somewhat like a video where you can also capture stills. But the implementation here makes a lot of sense – you can worry less during group photos that someone will blink, and it won’t matter as much if someone walks in front of you when taking a picture of your kids at a local theme park, since you can always turn back time later.

Kudos to RIM on moving smartphone photography into the future…and the past.

BlackBerry 10 advances (and rewinds) mobile camera technology

source: TechCrunch

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posted on 01 May 2012, 10:20 18

1. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


Thats very cool ! THis is the type of innovation needed to bring RIM back .. Keep it comming BB!!
Good software must be accompanied by good hardware dont forget that RIM

posted on 01 May 2012, 19:36 3

14. andyboi_ph (Posts: 101; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)


i totally agree! super cool

posted on 01 May 2012, 10:23 6

2. clevername (Posts: 1407; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Damn. Very cool. Can't say rim will make a convert outta me but they are getting my interest is what seems to be a "too-late" OS.

posted on 01 May 2012, 10:27 1

3. skymitch89 (Posts: 982; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


This feature seems fairly cool, but how will it work once all the other apps and OS features get loaded on to the device? I'm actually surprised that Apple hasn't come up with something like this.

posted on 01 May 2012, 10:51 7

11. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


I think i would have been surprised if apple would have come up with something like this!
would of been there first innovation since 07

posted on 01 May 2012, 12:00 5

12. metoyou (Posts: 277; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Apple probably come up something similar and claim they Invented and patent it
I'm not too far off about Apple am i ?

posted on 01 May 2012, 10:27 8

4. grif_ (Posts: 61; Member since: 28 Apr 2012)


really cool idea RIM.:) but still the haters will hate:(

posted on 01 May 2012, 10:28 8

5. grif_ (Posts: 61; Member since: 28 Apr 2012)


thats because apple takes others ideas and make as if the came up with it.

posted on 01 May 2012, 10:37 6

6. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


yea rim better hurry and patent this before apple gets to it

posted on 01 May 2012, 10:38 3

7. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


thats actually very cool and innovative. and yeah next thing we might hear that apple has filed a patent for it and it would the USP of iphone5s in 2013 lol. j/k.

posted on 01 May 2012, 10:42 3

8. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


Its expected from apple lol

posted on 01 May 2012, 10:46 3

9. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5282; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Or, if the idea gets enough traction, Apple includes it in iOS 6 and releases it when the iPhone 6 is released in September, 1 month before RIM releases the BB10 handsets, and takes all of the oxygen out of RIMs release....

posted on 01 May 2012, 10:50 3

10. dcgore (Posts: 198; Member since: 24 Feb 2012)


Well done RIM. No doubt this feature will come to iOS and Android. I'd be smart though and make sure Blackberry gets the credit for it. Patent it i guess.

posted on 01 May 2012, 15:41 2

13. BBGrind (Posts: 50; Member since: 17 Jan 2012)


Cool, loving it, keep pushing RIM.

posted on 01 May 2012, 19:53 2

15. paliibabe (Posts: 2; Member since: 01 May 2012)


wow thats cool

posted on 01 May 2012, 21:04 2

16. mytechjar.blogspot.in (Posts: 5; Member since: 28 Apr 2012)


APPLE AND ANDROID KILLER FOR SURE

posted on 05 Aug 2012, 02:24

17. chinta (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Aug 2012)


awesome feature...now it is also for Andriod...Slider Cam...onwww.pixature.com

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