BlackBerry 10 UI and apps get some clean new screenshots

BlackBerry 10 UI and apps get some clean new screenshots
As expected, more and more leaks are coming about BlackBerry 10 as we move closer and closer to the launch event which is scheduled for January 30th. Today not only brought the news that RIM is planning to seed pre-release BB10 devices to enterprise and government "customers" for beta testing, but now we're also getting more high-quality screenshots of the BlackBerry 10 UI, including the homescreen, notifications, BlackBerry Hub, and various apps that will be available at launch.

BlackBerry 10 is shaping up nicely. We're definitely excited to see the new notification system in action, and especially the BlackBerry Hub, which is the new all-in-one messaging center for BB. Something of a surprise, and danger, is that it looks like RIM is working on its own voice assistant similar to Siri, Google Voice Actions, and S-Voice (aka Vlingo). The image we've got here is very barebones, so we're hoping RIM is working more on the functionality of the app than the style. 

Now, on to the pictures!



1. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Totally Uninteresting UI.

23. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

seems like a blend of ios desktop with android's internal appearance and with a few swipe gestures from WP...totally uninteresting!

28. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

i dont know if you're being sarcastic or what... but that makes it very likeable!

35. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

nah i was just being sarcastic :) but i like your comment...guess you were caught in a fix whether to thumb me up or down :) I wish the best for BB as more players ensures no monopoly but I am not so impressed by what I've seen so far but hey who knows...they might surprise me with the final release!

41. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Yes but i am afraid that they will also overprice BB10 devices like microsoft and face a cold reception!

45. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

no, i didnt put a thumb down on your comment...

36. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Considering this is supposed to be a corporate device the UI looks quite professional looking and not aimed for teens and young college students. If it's fluid and not resource heavy I can see this working very well. Hopefully RIM will bring OS updates to their OS10 phones unlike in the past where many phones don't move past their released OS version.

38. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012


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3. s-hitman

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Looks promising :

4. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Isn't it too late?

18. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Do you even have to ask that?

43. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

yup!! i dont think Melissa Mayer and the like will dump their new iPhones and Androids just to buy BB10 All that BB10 can attempt to do is salvage the remaining big clients

5. phljcnth

Posts: 556; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

The sreen should make up for this boring UI. Or else,

6. ChafedBanana

Posts: 409; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Why would anyone want this over Android?

7. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

many will want this over windows phone however ,considering it has bbm

10. bigbmc26

Posts: 43; Member since: May 10, 2012

Maybe, just maybe they don't like Android? Why is everything so one sided nowadays? I like BB using and don't like using Android or iOS. There is your reason someone would want this over Android...

30. nwright94 unregistered

It's really only this website in particular where you can't like any other OS.

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8. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I hope rim is holding something special aside for the release. So far all these leaks are nothing new. If this is all bb10 has to offer I should call my stockbroker and sell everything I have in rim.

9. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I really like the minimalistic look. It kinda looks like a holo themed gingerbread ui. Looks great though. If they can get the hardware behind this and expand their app selection they may avoid extinction like Palm.

11. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

I'm actually interested to see a BB10 phone and seeing the new OS in person. Looks to be shaping up nicely.

12. Rocksteady unregistered

I feel it's taken some elements from every other OS, like the notification tray is pure Android; at the home screen, the top bar containing battery meter ,time, and signal indicators are from WP; the toggles at the notification tray (Wifi, Bluetooth, silent mode, rotation lock...etc) are again from Android. But yet, I hope they succeed in getting into the smartphone market, the more the competition, the better.

16. pkiran1996

Posts: 166; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

Agree. The dark greys and neon blue lines are elements from the Holo theme on stock Android.

13. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Looks good... but I'm smelling more lawsuits from Apple...

37. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

To be honest there's only so much you can do for a usable graphic smartphone UI. I hope we don't see anymore BS lawsuits in the future as it gets really annoying after a while.

44. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Agreed... it's just unfortunate that so much generic patents was approved.

14. mahmoodh

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 10, 2012

looks good.

15. mattrajeh

Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 23, 2012


17. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

I don't see anything wrong with keeping up with the competition, so many android kids down playing Rim just as a few years ago apple kids down played android. If you don't like Blackberry then you should stop coming into blackberry articles and posting the same crap. All I see are android users talking s**t in every Blackberry article and really we don't need trolls .

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