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BlackBerry OS 10.3 screenshots confirm UI changes, here's a taste

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BlackBerry OS 10.3 screenshots confirm UI changes, here's a taste

It looks like BlackBerry is giving the UI of its BlackBerry OS 10 a makeover for the upcoming update to version 10.3. Product Manager Michael Clewley has been leaving little clues here and there for the BB faithful to follow. Right now, we're aware of at least four changes to the interface, and we're sure there has to be more where that came from, so we'll be staying tuned.


It looks like BlackBerry's dwindling market share isn't disheartening the struggling company and its non-compromising CEO, John Chen. With active work going on behind the curtains of its freshly sold Waterloo campus, the phone-maker is slowly and consistently acting to turn the tide in its favor.



via CrackBerry: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4

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posted on 07 May 2014, 07:08 1

1. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3617; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Seconary?

posted on 07 May 2014, 07:14 2

2. bbblader (Posts: 583; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


This design still reminds me of a very famous smartphone OS...hmm :D

posted on 07 May 2014, 07:19 7

3. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Keep your head up BB!!!!

Sorry...but if there could only be 3 platforms...I wish it was WP, Android and BB...in no particular order...

Call me an iPhone hater all you want...but this is what I want.....

posted on 07 May 2014, 07:30 4

4. DigitalJedi_X (banned) (Posts: 202; Member since: 27 Apr 2014)


Not gonna call you a hater J. I'm going to wholeheartedly agree with you.

posted on 07 May 2014, 13:57 2

23. sgodsell (Posts: 1435; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


At least Blackberry 10.x can run Android apps. Unlike WP.

posted on 07 May 2014, 08:31 4

9. Zeeya (Posts: 217; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


I would say: BB10 + iOS + Android.. I hate WP x)

posted on 07 May 2014, 09:23 1

12. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


I agree with you also. BB10, Android and WP!

posted on 07 May 2014, 09:44 1

14. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Two-finger swipe down motion? Isn't that what android is using now? Copycat..

posted on 07 May 2014, 14:59 1

24. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


You can use a two finger swipe down motion now to access notifications, etc. so I don't know where you're getting the "copycat" thing from. Oh wait...you've never even used BB10 right? So you really can't say squat about the OS...troll.

posted on 07 May 2014, 07:36 1

5. AfterShock (Posts: 2960; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Still a good looking OS, BB10.
As well, does not look like fisher price was involved with the GUI.
Hang in there BB!

posted on 07 May 2014, 08:01 3

6. Sid91 (Posts: 86; Member since: 06 May 2014)


Used one of my friend's blackberry z10 for like half an hour I agree its a good looking OS ,the interface is nice but confusing especially the gestures, hope they make their OS easier to understand as the average consumer does not want to learn a new OS I think thats why BB10 is falling in market share and other OS are becoming similar to one another.

posted on 07 May 2014, 08:11 3

7. Diego! (Posts: 508; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)


I agree. A friend of mine owns a Z10. Though it is very responsive and lagfree, it gets very confusing and seems to be missing something sometimes. It does have potential, hopefully BB can change their actual state in the mobile industry.

posted on 07 May 2014, 09:22 1

11. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


I disagree. There is nothing confusing about BB10, especially considering that there is a tutorial at the set-up stage on every BB10 handset that teaches you how to use the gesture-based OS.

posted on 07 May 2014, 10:26 1

17. isprobi (Posts: 230; Member since: 30 May 2011)


At least all BB10 devices work the same. Learn one and you know how to use them all. People talk about Andorid like it is just one OS. While there is a base OS every manufacturer implements it very differently. If you give an LG or Sony phone to a Samsung user they will have to learn how to do common things on that phone in a different way. Ultimately they will likely conclude Samsung UI is better. Switch those brands around and you will get similar results with people thinking what they have is better.

posted on 07 May 2014, 08:22 1

8. uchihakurtz (Posts: 276; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


I really like the interface and would really line to learn. I wish they could like at least port it to other devices so that many more people will become interested like what Jola did. This platform just need more recognition. Oh, and apps but then again it runs android apps.

posted on 07 May 2014, 09:08 4

10. frustyak (Posts: 169; Member since: 08 Mar 2010)


"BlackBerry's designers seem to be going for a flatter aesthetic, too."
iOS went flat. Windows went flat. Google went flat. BB's going flat. Flat, flat, flat, flat, flat - everyone's jumping on the flat bandwagon. Screw flat!! I want bumpy! Bring back skeumorphism and those beautiful 3D shadow effects!
Curse you, Jony Ive!!!!
:-)

posted on 07 May 2014, 10:04 1

16. nortoja79 (Posts: 34; Member since: 21 Feb 2010)


lmao..

posted on 07 May 2014, 11:12 2

18. magnanimus (Posts: 329; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


This made me laugh for no reason. XD "I want bumpy"

posted on 07 May 2014, 09:25

13. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


BlackBerry 10 is and excellent looking OS and a pleasure to use. With each iteration it gets better and better. Keep up the good work, BlackBerry!

posted on 07 May 2014, 09:45

15. kartikeyarathi8 (Posts: 12; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


Aggressive marketing and fast product launches is still lagging from BB even after the downfall. Gawd knws when will blackberryz3 will be launched in India.... Be faster n swifter BB to market dynamics...

posted on 07 May 2014, 13:35

21. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


It's already launched in Indonesia, which is where they said it would launch first at the end of April. India was a June / July time frame, I believe. So far they are on schedule. The old regime were the ones with the delays. Chen and Co. have been right on time.

posted on 07 May 2014, 13:38

22. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


And what "downfall"? True, they have problems in the consumer market, but in the enterprise market, they own the majority of marketshare.

posted on 07 May 2014, 12:13

19. flipjzn (Posts: 187; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


Why is every OS going for flat design?

posted on 07 May 2014, 12:37 1

20. Liveitup (Posts: 1572; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


@frustyak Windows Phone was Flat since 2010. Jony Ive took iOS Flat in 2013. Windows Phone started the Flat trend, not iOS.

posted on 08 May 2014, 06:54

25. frustyak (Posts: 169; Member since: 08 Mar 2010)


My comment was more tongue-in-cheek than anything else, but since you brought it up, even if Windows Phone was first, I give them no credit (or blame) for the flat look trend. It was Jony Ive that really made it vogue, and the rest of the phone OS herd followed suit.

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