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BlackBerry 10 in ten minutes: RIM senior PM demos the new platform

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BlackBerry 10 in ten minutes: RIM senior PM demos the new platform
BlackBerry OS 10 is finally officially ready for launch - Research in Motion will officially unveil the operating system on January 30th, 2013, and the first two devices running on it will become available in the month that follows.

But RIM is already organizing events for developers, and at one of them, we get to see a very detailed 10-minute tour of BlackBerry 10 on a Dev Alpha B device. The version of the platform may not be the final one, but it definitely looks very close to final.

The whole demo is conducted by RIM Regional Senior Product Manager Claudio Roselli, so it’s as official as it gets.

Best of all, you get to see some of the signature features of the OS in detail - the adaptive lockscreen, the BlackBerry Hub and the predictive keyboard among others. Someone must have realized that BB10 is not yet official, though, and pulled the video shortly after. Luckily, nothing is lost on the internet, so you can check out the reposted video right below.

source: Muy Computer via SlashGear

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posted on 19 Nov 2012, 01:53 8

1. ODabaja (unregistered)


Looks like a pretty confusing OS...and the whole language barrier doesn't help either. :|

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 01:56 4

3. tigermcm (Posts: 607; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)


I did feel there was a lil too much going on all though the home screen thing he did was nice

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 02:51

14. ODabaja (unregistered)


I did too but it seemed as though at one moment he would swipe in the home screen, and then with the same gesture, a completely different app would swipe in haha.

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 04:38 1

23. AnTuTu (Posts: 598; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


I'd say it is pretty good OS which is well organised, smooth, present true multitasking and customization.

Just a quick advise :- Please study that "Swipe" feature carefully and introduce in BB 10 with ease of understanding (so people don't get confuse especially non technical). Otherwise BB 10 has got potential and would definitely attract crowd of enterprises, youth and geeks.

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 01:55 4

2. tiara6918 (Posts: 1242; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Although I can't understand a word he's saying, bb10 has a potential in the market even if the interface has a bit of resemblance of android

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 02:25 4

8. brar.arsh (Posts: 104; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


DOA.. (Dead On Arrival)
Same happened to MeeGo few years back.. :(

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 02:28 4

11. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


Oh, where were you for the past year? In case you lived under a rock, I'd like to tell that Jolla is continuing MeeGo instead of Nokia.

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 03:29 1

16. brar.arsh (Posts: 104; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


Even if you were living over the hill, Will you buy that Jolla MeeGo?? I doubt..

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 04:18 1

20. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


If it comes where I live, then why wouldn't I? Provided it has decent specs and essential (in my view) apps.

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 02:01 8

4. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1059; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


I wish all the best to RIM but if this is the BB10 platform then I want out!
The wallpaper looks like its covered with bigger app icons similr to iOS and the inside experience looks too much like android! What new in the user experience?

I dont see this flying off and the way RIM has behaved in the past I know for a fact that their pricing will be through the roof! I remember a copule of years ago also when awesome android flagships were available and iphone was there RIM used to make these ugly-a$$ devices with small screens and qwerty keyboards and they used to cost more than any android flagship as RIM had the corporate image thing going for them.
RIM has always been arrogant in its pricing

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 02:02 6

5. kirholstov (Posts: 129; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Too late. There is nothing super innovative - people won't switch to blackberry from android or iOS.

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 02:14 3

6. gunnroses (Posts: 20; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


looks like meego OS of Nokia before

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 02:20 3

7. Peter98 (Posts: 119; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


iOS + Android = Brand new BlackBerry 10. However, it seems it is much more organize.

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 02:26 1

9. nicholassss (Posts: 344; Member since: 10 May 2012)


I could have watched the whole video, but the music in it is too loud, annoying, and distracting.besides, i'm only fluent in english, so i'll wait a day or two until i can get a real handle on whats going on before I pass judgement on bb10.

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 02:28 4

10. sportsinger75 (Posts: 71; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


Hmmm, looks like it's going to fail. The apps are what's important and I can guarantee you that no developer is going to go out there and support this system. It looks like garbage.

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 02:31 4

12. regkilla (Posts: 54; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)


RIM's last chance in the smartphone market.

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 02:34 1

13. Giulio-EU (Posts: 3; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


This looks like a very legit OS, and very similar to MeeGo in the N9... although i do see myself getting this mobile cos it's great for organized people out there, and i own an N9 and an S III so i've got experience with android and meego.. There probably won't be too many people who will switch especially the yanks cos they're too hooked on their iSheeps... this could be like a dead-end device such as the N9 which is so sad to say cos the MeeGo and BB10 are great..

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 02:57

15. GeekMovement (Posts: 1497; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


These are just some notes from my perspective as I watched the video. The lock screen looks android, the lock screen transition looks similar to the LG Optimus G (except the LG was a bubble), the home screen looks like iOS (apps in consistent rows), Windows (updating tile-like apps on home screen), & Android (widget-like tiles/apps, multiple home screens with the dots below to indicate which home screen you're on resembles android, as well as having the on-screen buttons at the bottom, and the card stacking animation when switching between home screens) combined, the user interface design sort of reminds me of ice cream sandwich/jelly bean with the simplistic black/white/bluish color (like on the menu and app store), the navigation bar design above the text messaging screen resembles iOS, and so far the demo version is pretty sluggish when it comes to responsiveness, BUT I am nevertheless very excited to see Blackberry 10 making a comeback. The unique user interface, keyboard, alarm clock lock screen, and the messaging convenience with bbflow technology are just a few things I'm really looking forward to. Hopefully an awesome premium design to follow through with it.

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 03:37

17. blackspot (Posts: 102; Member since: 14 Nov 2012)


Hey guys, I posted this link in a recent BlackBerry article on this site. It's in English and it features a live demo of BlackBerry 10 by RIM CEO Thorsten Heins. It's 14 mins. long and it adds a lot of clarity to most of the features being discussed in the video above. Enjoy.

Link:
youtube.com/watch?v=tzxQ2YUjk50

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 03:43

18. bojan (Posts: 188; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)


copy rip from andriod and apple

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 03:44

19. picka_vi_materina (Posts: 156; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


I keep seeing the N9 in this phone. The UI, the design, etc. That clock is a direct copy.

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 04:26

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


We live in an english country, where is the English version?

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 04:37

22. sonisoe (Posts: 306; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Smart soft mRketing, yesterday the ceo with the device betting someone would get a picture of him and set peoples minds on alert, now this...

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 05:08

24. sonisoe (Posts: 306; Member since: 06 May 2009)


i think the best ui is still webos or nokia n9's meego...it just flows, switching between apps and notification screens

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 05:17

25. kushki (Posts: 49; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


That was clumsy. It looks like Android and operates like Meego/webOS. Windows phone is much more simpler to become the third biggest mobile OS. But it all depends on marketing

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 07:00

26. -RVM- (Posts: 329; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Many design parts are copy of what we could see in N9 and in Symbian Belle.

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 14:01

27. Leon101 (Posts: 90; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


BB nowadays impresses me with this update!!

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 20:06

28. Imaxxacre (Posts: 31; Member since: 23 Aug 2009)


I must admit, this looks like an impressive, if not too busy OS. I'm looking forward to learning more about Blackberry 10. But for now, Android is by far my favorite.

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 22:25

29. CWBAlfredo (Posts: 28; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


BB should just use a skinned version of android with some preinstalled productivity apps or maybe even their own app market like Amazon.

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 23:07

31. MC1123 (Posts: 1220; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


no need for that! if you want android apps to run on BlackBerry 10/PlayBook it can!! all you need to do is convert apk of android to bar! use google to know how! or youtube tutorial!

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 23:06

30. MC1123 (Posts: 1220; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


BlackBerry 10's main goal is using BB10 device in one hand only! all gestures! this is very pretty nice! very amazing!

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 23:11

32. MC1123 (Posts: 1220; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


i'm really wondering if RIM will still keep the current UI of PlayBook if it will be upgraded to BB10... coz for me, the UI on the PlayBook is really amazing as it is... so im hoping that it will still be the same UI in the PlayBooks and future PlayBooks but its BB10!

just like the Window Phone 8 and Windows 8 RT, they all share same kernel, so app is just easy! but they look unique to each other!

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 23:49

33. Rocksteady (Posts: 183; Member since: 29 Apr 2012)


The lock screen animation was nice, switching between home screens while showing the page number at the bottom of the screen is a complete Samsung Touchwiz rip off, even the pop up multimedia.
I feel that this os is somewhere between ios and Android, it's a little buggy, and busy.
IMO, I don't see it surviving.
Have a nice day everybody.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 04:15

34. tumchaaditya (Posts: 71; Member since: 21 May 2012)


Feels nice to see another new UI on market..

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