similar expanded contacts listing. When you open up a contact in the People Hub, you see the contact's latest Facebook posts and recent pictures. Windows Phone 8, due out before the end of the year, should improve on this method of saving information on your friends and business contacts. RIM needs to do more than just copy features from Android and Windows Phone as there needs to be innovation to take the unified contacts page one step ahead of the competition. At this stage in BlackBerry's battle for survival, merely copying the competition may not be enough for fans who have constantly watched new BlackBerry models fall just short of being able to compete with the Apple iPhone and Android models.
RIM's McCann says that the contacts page on BlackBerry 10 will include show all contact info, status updates and meetings in one place along with Facebook status information and the latest tweets sent out by the contact. He also says that many of the changes are already available on the latest OS build for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, which uses the QNX OS that BlackBerry 10 is based on.
source: Reuters via InformationWeek