BlackBerry 10 advances (and rewinds) mobile camera technology

BlackBerry 10 advances (and rewinds) mobile camera technology
Research in Motion is busy this morning pulling the curtains back on its BB10 operating system, the QNX-based mobile platform that will make or break the company’s smartphone business when it’s released in the second half of this year. It’s far too early to make a judgment now, but if the rest of the user experience is as good as the camera app RIM demoed, they may have a winner on their hands.

The app's key feature (and one we hope to see adopted by other mobile platforms) is akin to photographic time travel. Let's say that after you snap a pic on your shiny new BB10 developer phone that upon further inspection you discover your subject was blinking. No need to try and recreate the same shot – instead you can shift it through time. The app provides a circular wheel, conceptually reminiscent of the analog mixing knobs used in video and audio editing booths in days long past. You can use it to scrub through the moments before and after the photo was snapped, to find a shot where no one is blinking.

Of course in essence all RIM has done is capture extra frames, somewhat like a video where you can also capture stills. But the implementation here makes a lot of sense – you can worry less during group photos that someone will blink, and it won’t matter as much if someone walks in front of you when taking a picture of your kids at a local theme park, since you can always turn back time later.

Kudos to RIM on moving smartphone photography into the future…and the past.

source: TechCrunch




Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

Thats very cool ! THis is the type of innovation needed to bring RIM back .. Keep it comming BB!! Good software must be accompanied by good hardware dont forget that RIM

14. andyboi_ph

Posts: 101; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

i totally agree! super cool

2. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Damn. Very cool. Can't say rim will make a convert outta me but they are getting my interest is what seems to be a "too-late" OS.

3. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

This feature seems fairly cool, but how will it work once all the other apps and OS features get loaded on to the device? I'm actually surprised that Apple hasn't come up with something like this.


Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

I think i would have been surprised if apple would have come up with something like this! would of been there first innovation since 07

12. metoyou

Posts: 279; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Apple probably come up something similar and claim they Invented and patent it I'm not too far off about Apple am i ?

4. grif_

Posts: 61; Member since: Apr 28, 2012

really cool idea RIM.:) but still the haters will hate:(

5. grif_

Posts: 61; Member since: Apr 28, 2012

thats because apple takes others ideas and make as if the came up with it.


Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

yea rim better hurry and patent this before apple gets to it

7. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

thats actually very cool and innovative. and yeah next thing we might hear that apple has filed a patent for it and it would the USP of iphone5s in 2013 lol. j/k.


Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

Its expected from apple lol

9. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Or, if the idea gets enough traction, Apple includes it in iOS 6 and releases it when the iPhone 6 is released in September, 1 month before RIM releases the BB10 handsets, and takes all of the oxygen out of RIMs release....

10. dcgore

Posts: 234; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

Well done RIM. No doubt this feature will come to iOS and Android. I'd be smart though and make sure Blackberry gets the credit for it. Patent it i guess.

13. BBGrind

Posts: 50; Member since: Jan 17, 2012

Cool, loving it, keep pushing RIM.

15. paliibabe

Posts: 2; Member since: May 01, 2012

wow thats cool


Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 28, 2012


17. chinta

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 05, 2012

awesome it is also for Andriod...Slider

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