BlackBerry 10 software demonstration at CES

BlackBerry 10 software demonstration at CES
In just a few weeks from now, RIM is about to embark in a new chapter in its storied history. As we all know, they’re going to be having a press event where they’ll unveil some of the upcoming new devices running on the totally new BlackBerry 10 platform, which as we all know, has a lot to contend against in the always-competitive smartphone landscape. Luckily, we managed to score some time with the good folks over at RIM during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Of course, there were no actual new devices in sight for the occasion, but rather, we checked out a Dev Alpha unit showing off some of the cool features with the new platform that RIM is developing. Honestly, we weren’t expecting to be totally blown away by this platform, especially when their previous efforts didn’t quite gain the traction amongst consumers. Sitting back and watching the platform in action, we’re instantly mesmerized by how different the approach is this time around with the presentation, scope, and functionality of the platform.

Rather than going through the specifics here, it’s best to check out the video below to get acquainted with what to expect when the full experience is unveiled later this month. However, we’d like to point out that the platform simply flies – like buttery smooth with everything! From loading and browsing web sites to multi-tasking between two different apps, there’s just this consistency in performance that catches our attention. Heck, even the way that RIM carries out predictive text is pretty neat!

All in all, if this is merely a small snippet in what’s to come, we’re absolutely dying to see the entire thing come later. Naturally, it’s going to be rather difficult to penetrate the market right now with a new experience, but as we're all aware, RIM has some dedicated fans that’ll undoubtedly stick to it until the end! Are we excited about this? Totally!



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44 Comments

1. wendygarett unregistered

You are so lucky John :p

24. phljcnth

Posts: 556; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

It's Joooooohn.

28. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Looked good up until I saw the stupid charging port on the SIDE of the phone. What is this, 2010? And the screen is nothing compared to retina and HD screens, judging from these pictures. I was looking forward to this phone, but not anymore.

31. itguyinto

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 18, 2012

The screen is 355 dpi, iPhone 5 is 325 dpi ... So ya ...

32. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

What's wrong with that?? Seriously dude. Not everyone wants their charging port at the phone's Arrrrssseee.

35. Xtasy

Posts: 284; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

That's not the finished product u shmuck...why don't u wait for it's release before judging

39. verty

Posts: 132; Member since: May 07, 2012

you are a nincompu!!!

2. metoyou

Posts: 279; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

RIM didn't disappointed me this time..bring it on i'm ready )

17. AhmadoGozalela

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 11, 2013

RIM is a thief It ask for shady developer to steal from Android market and post the pirated apps to their apps market RIM will RIP this year.

43. r0v3rT3N

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 14, 2013

You are stupid. RIM doesn't ask developers to port to their platform, developers just do what they want...

3. Ruckus

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

It looks so bland. It might be popular in corporate America, but consumer America will ignore this device. Perhaps other countries will take a liking to it but to me its boring.

4. blackice214

Posts: 168; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

lol patty's been used and abused.

25. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 2012

I looks more boring than Symbian ....Ubuntu has a change i think ,their UI & gestures are a real good looking

5. SleepingOz unregistered

Interface looks boring but I already love that work/personal feature!

6. shamataa

Posts: 257; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

What a boring OS. Why buy this when you have upcoming phones from CES and other individual events later on that will have 1080 p displays and at lest a quad core or in Samsung's case a Octa Processor later on?. That is such a big waste of money and time. Its not going to go anywhere!. The guy calls it the best of almost everything?. Like really dude it hasn't even out yet and u r claiming it's the best already?. Do your research before you say false info to the people. ITS NOT. I can tell already.

8. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Agreed, rim is always one step behind, Why waste money for this sh*t when 8 core smartphones and flexible displays are coming? This phone is too 2012-ish

13. IHateApple

Posts: 122; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Both of you guys are an idiot. Flexible Displays are coming. When? 2014 at the ""latest"". And when they'll come, they will cost over a grand. And very few people are going to buy it. 8 core smartphone?? I LAUGH at you ignorance. It is a quad core smart phone. There are two quad core groups and you can't use both groups together. And you guys can almost forget about 8 core smartphones coming to US. You are only going to get Snapdragon 800's in your phones. And if you still call it 8 Cores, then you should call Tegra 3 and Tegra 4 Penta Core SoC's and not Quad Core SoC's. And tell me one thing. You guys act like Android was never one step behind. Go back to 2009, Android was nothing compared to RIM. Now that Android has grown, you guys act like worshipers of Android. Learn to change.

23. naptown2

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

well said

27. bvalde09

Posts: 191; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

If I could give more thumbs up I will. I mean I love the tech that is coming (Flexible Screen) however most user will not see the benefit of the quadcore nor 8 Core. I consider myself a heavy user since my phone is mostly used for work but Im happy with a dual core and 2GB Ram. Im not a RIM Fan but for the first time I could feel that they have put some tech behind the phone. I would love to see what else is coming from them

29. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Much agreed, but one thing; sure you can go back to 2009 when Android was in its infancy. But here in 2013 Blackberry has been around for give or take 10 years. If RIM can't get it right now, they never will. And judging from the pictures, there is NOTHING to brag about in this phone.

36. Xtasy

Posts: 284; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

is there truly something to brag about in android phones compared to this one? cuz once this is released it will be the best and most powerful phone on the market

40. verty

Posts: 132; Member since: May 07, 2012

You said it all. Some people are jus dumb and talk from their ass!

7. uchihakurtz

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Typing seems like it's gonna be good but the gestures might become confusing to some people... Can't wait to play with it :D

9. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Rim..your gonna die, people are not stupid , they won't waste their $$$ for this crap because 8 core smartphones with flexible displays are coming Rim should have announced this phone in mid 2012, but now the industry has changed

11. Retro-touch unregistered

Its a 4+4 core smartphones, it never uses all four cores at any given time, hence a little.big architecture. Either way only time will tell, but they wasted too much time and lost steam not to mention people will be seriously confused on how to operate these devices

33. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

I suppose that tombstone as your profile pic must be for you. Not for RIM. Haters, gonna hate....lalalalalalalalala~

37. Xtasy

Posts: 284; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

I am and so will millions of people as u watch them enjoy the bb...u will be on your played out android/iphone. this is something new....even android looks boring now to me

41. verty

Posts: 132; Member since: May 07, 2012

You are actually the most senseless CLOWN on PA.

44. Xtasy

Posts: 284; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

No just wanted to shut u up and others who have sensless negativity to splatter here...do i go around on feeds about android or iphone to talk BS NO!!! get a life

10. Starscream9

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 11, 2013

Well Rim did bring some innovative things....BB 10 phones will really attract people that work.

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