BlackBerry 10 in ten minutes: RIM senior PM demos the new platform

BlackBerry 10 in ten minutes: RIM senior PM demos the new platform
BlackBerry OS 10 is finally officially ready for launch - Research in Motion will officially unveil the operating system on January 30th, 2013, and the first two devices running on it will become available in the month that follows.

But RIM is already organizing events for developers, and at one of them, we get to see a very detailed 10-minute tour of BlackBerry 10 on a Dev Alpha B device. The version of the platform may not be the final one, but it definitely looks very close to final.

The whole demo is conducted by RIM Regional Senior Product Manager Claudio Roselli, so it’s as official as it gets.

Best of all, you get to see some of the signature features of the OS in detail - the adaptive lockscreen, the BlackBerry Hub and the predictive keyboard among others. Someone must have realized that BB10 is not yet official, though, and pulled the video shortly after. Luckily, nothing is lost on the internet, so you can check out the reposted video right below.

source: Muy Computer via SlashGear



1. ODabaja unregistered

Looks like a pretty confusing OS...and the whole language barrier doesn't help either. :|

3. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

I did feel there was a lil too much going on all though the home screen thing he did was nice

14. ODabaja unregistered

I did too but it seemed as though at one moment he would swipe in the home screen, and then with the same gesture, a completely different app would swipe in haha.

23. AnTuTu

Posts: 1621; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

I'd say it is pretty good OS which is well organised, smooth, present true multitasking and customization. Just a quick advise :- Please study that "Swipe" feature carefully and introduce in BB 10 with ease of understanding (so people don't get confuse especially non technical). Otherwise BB 10 has got potential and would definitely attract crowd of enterprises, youth and geeks.

2. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Although I can't understand a word he's saying, bb10 has a potential in the market even if the interface has a bit of resemblance of android

8. brar.arsh

Posts: 202; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

DOA.. (Dead On Arrival) Same happened to MeeGo few years back.. :(

11. No_Nonsense unregistered

Oh, where were you for the past year? In case you lived under a rock, I'd like to tell that Jolla is continuing MeeGo instead of Nokia.

16. brar.arsh

Posts: 202; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

Even if you were living over the hill, Will you buy that Jolla MeeGo?? I doubt..

20. No_Nonsense unregistered

If it comes where I live, then why wouldn't I? Provided it has decent specs and essential (in my view) apps.

4. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

I wish all the best to RIM but if this is the BB10 platform then I want out! The wallpaper looks like its covered with bigger app icons similr to iOS and the inside experience looks too much like android! What new in the user experience? I dont see this flying off and the way RIM has behaved in the past I know for a fact that their pricing will be through the roof! I remember a copule of years ago also when awesome android flagships were available and iphone was there RIM used to make these ugly-a$$ devices with small screens and qwerty keyboards and they used to cost more than any android flagship as RIM had the corporate image thing going for them. RIM has always been arrogant in its pricing

5. kirholstov

Posts: 146; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Too late. There is nothing super innovative - people won't switch to blackberry from android or iOS.

6. gunnroses

Posts: 20; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

looks like meego OS of Nokia before

7. Peter98

Posts: 119; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

iOS + Android = Brand new BlackBerry 10. However, it seems it is much more organize.

9. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

I could have watched the whole video, but the music in it is too loud, annoying, and distracting.besides, i'm only fluent in english, so i'll wait a day or two until i can get a real handle on whats going on before I pass judgement on bb10.

10. sportsinger75

Posts: 79; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

Hmmm, looks like it's going to fail. The apps are what's important and I can guarantee you that no developer is going to go out there and support this system. It looks like garbage.

12. regkilla

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 13, 2012

RIM's last chance in the smartphone market.

13. Giulio-EU

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

This looks like a very legit OS, and very similar to MeeGo in the N9... although i do see myself getting this mobile cos it's great for organized people out there, and i own an N9 and an S III so i've got experience with android and meego.. There probably won't be too many people who will switch especially the yanks cos they're too hooked on their iSheeps... this could be like a dead-end device such as the N9 which is so sad to say cos the MeeGo and BB10 are great..

15. GeekMovement unregistered

These are just some notes from my perspective as I watched the video. The lock screen looks android, the lock screen transition looks similar to the LG Optimus G (except the LG was a bubble), the home screen looks like iOS (apps in consistent rows), Windows (updating tile-like apps on home screen), & Android (widget-like tiles/apps, multiple home screens with the dots below to indicate which home screen you're on resembles android, as well as having the on-screen buttons at the bottom, and the card stacking animation when switching between home screens) combined, the user interface design sort of reminds me of ice cream sandwich/jelly bean with the simplistic black/white/bluish color (like on the menu and app store), the navigation bar design above the text messaging screen resembles iOS, and so far the demo version is pretty sluggish when it comes to responsiveness, BUT I am nevertheless very excited to see Blackberry 10 making a comeback. The unique user interface, keyboard, alarm clock lock screen, and the messaging convenience with bbflow technology are just a few things I'm really looking forward to. Hopefully an awesome premium design to follow through with it.

17. blackspot

Posts: 102; Member since: Nov 14, 2012

Hey guys, I posted this link in a recent BlackBerry article on this site. It's in English and it features a live demo of BlackBerry 10 by RIM CEO Thorsten Heins. It's 14 mins. long and it adds a lot of clarity to most of the features being discussed in the video above. Enjoy. Link:

18. bojan

Posts: 188; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

copy rip from andriod and apple

19. picka_vi_materina

Posts: 174; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

I keep seeing the N9 in this phone. The UI, the design, etc. That clock is a direct copy.

21. BBGrind

Posts: 50; Member since: Jan 17, 2012

We live in an english country, where is the English version?

22. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

Smart soft mRketing, yesterday the ceo with the device betting someone would get a picture of him and set peoples minds on alert, now this...

24. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

i think the best ui is still webos or nokia n9's just flows, switching between apps and notification screens

25. kushki

Posts: 49; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

That was clumsy. It looks like Android and operates like Meego/webOS. Windows phone is much more simpler to become the third biggest mobile OS. But it all depends on marketing

26. -RVM-

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Many design parts are copy of what we could see in N9 and in Symbian Belle.

27. Leon101

Posts: 90; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

BB nowadays impresses me with this update!!

28. Imaxxacre

Posts: 76; Member since: Aug 23, 2009

I must admit, this looks like an impressive, if not too busy OS. I'm looking forward to learning more about Blackberry 10. But for now, Android is by far my favorite.

29. CWBAlfredo

Posts: 28; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

BB should just use a skinned version of android with some preinstalled productivity apps or maybe even their own app market like Amazon.

31. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

no need for that! if you want android apps to run on BlackBerry 10/PlayBook it can!! all you need to do is convert apk of android to bar! use google to know how! or youtube tutorial!

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