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RIM shows off brief glimpse of BlackBerry 10 in video

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RIM shows off brief glimpse of BlackBerry 10 in video
BlackBerry 10 is the star of a short video that RIM has released to tease its new operating system. Never mind the hardware which is merely the Alpha Developer's phone that the Canadian manufacturer is handing out to developers today at BlackBerry Jam. Your main focus should be on the software and while the video is only 47 seconds, we get a good luck at the virtual QWERTY keyboard for the OS and the word prediction caabilities of the keyboard are displayed.

The video also shows off something near and dear to the heart of every 'Berry user, the email in-box. We also get a very brief (don't blink) look at video streaming on the video. Obviously this is just a little taste just to get those interested in the new OS hungry for more.

What did you think about the first look at BlackBerry 10? It might require more evidence to form a realistic opinion, but is RIM on the right path here? And remember, don't judge the hardware as it is not what RIM will be releasing to consumers later this year; it is being used just to get the software into the hands of developers so that  apps can be written before the release of the first BlackBerry 10 handset.

source: RIM via IntoMobile

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posted on 01 May 2012, 10:11 8

1. ilia1986 (unregistered)


That keyboard is awesome!!

Me likey! me wants for Android as well!

posted on 01 May 2012, 10:42 12

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


good luck to RIM. though i am an android fan but would still like RIM and Nokia to make a come back. competition is always good.

posted on 01 May 2012, 10:12 2

2. RobotMan (Posts: 125; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Look promising, Have to try this when available.

posted on 01 May 2012, 10:18 10

3. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


That keyboard is amazing. Putting the autosuggest right on the keyboard keeps your fingers where they need to be. I like it. And having the partitions between each row looks to keep the same feel as a physical berry. Partially anyway.

posted on 01 May 2012, 10:26 8

4. HugeTroller (banned) (Posts: 80; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Titanic wont get back on track no matter how hard it tries.

posted on 01 May 2012, 10:31 4

5. crankyd00d (Posts: 191; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


That made me lol

posted on 01 May 2012, 10:51 4

11. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Oh look another comment referencing a 100 year-old royal mail ship. You must be a genius.

posted on 01 May 2012, 10:35 6

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


I like that keyboard!!

posted on 01 May 2012, 10:35 5

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


I like that keyboard!!

posted on 01 May 2012, 10:42 3

9. Whateverman (Posts: 3191; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Looking very good, I must admit. I would love to see what else RIM has planned for BB10.

posted on 01 May 2012, 10:45 4

10. a1000smiles4u (Posts: 84; Member since: 24 Apr 2012)


awesome keyboard ...
make bb services free and u r back in game

posted on 01 May 2012, 11:56 2

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


I'm so looking forward to this new QNX from BlackBerry, on my PlayBook it's awesomely smooth and saw some demos of Cascades and it look very promising. The alpha device for developer currently support 4.2' and have 1280x768 HDscreen! wonder how's the slider/keyboard one is like
GO RIM GO

posted on 01 May 2012, 12:13 1

13. Hadican (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


I like it !!!

posted on 01 May 2012, 13:22 1

14. Luuthian (Posts: 210; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Tough to say? This is a good start, but we weren't shown the home screen or how the phone actually functions.

posted on 01 May 2012, 13:31

15. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5587; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


mmmm...we'll see, we'll see.

posted on 01 May 2012, 13:54 2

16. xtroid2k (Posts: 355; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)


A recovery on RIM part would be nothing short of miraculous. However remember sprint in 2007. We all were certain it was going down in flames. Now sprint is a main competitor. With similar drastic management changes and a solid product on the horizon I see great things for RIM.

posted on 01 May 2012, 17:43 1

20. Mr.Best (Posts: 79; Member since: 17 Jan 2012)


I disagree. Many of Apple and Android users were Blackberry users. There is a reason why they were once dubbed Crackberry you know. One amazing product can bring them back in the game.

posted on 01 May 2012, 15:21 3

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


Theres always some room for competition!!! Im tired of listening just Apple vs Android , i would like to hear something new!!!

posted on 01 May 2012, 15:47 2

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


Yess this keyboard is a winner, love. love the phone style too.

posted on 01 May 2012, 17:31

19. cityeighteen (Posts: 40; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


I like what I see so far.

posted on 01 May 2012, 19:59

21. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


OS doesn't look half bad, not quite as good as Android but after some development it should look fine. Also, doesn't it look like RIM took an iPhone, covered up the home button, and just spray-painted the whole device black? I know its a prototype, but that looks a helluva lot more similar to the SGS2 that wasn't allowed in the US for an extended period of time

posted on 01 May 2012, 22:30

22. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1264; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Hope for the best for RIM!

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 23:54

23. an4564 (Posts: 39; Member since: 17 Jul 2012)


i really want blackberry to do well. blackberry 10 looks awesome. it might just be my next phone next year

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