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

42. daftastic

Posts: 87; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

Multitasking tiles are a complete rip-off of Meego's. It's got a lot of features though, useless ones.

38. aco96

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

BB OS 10 looks like combination of all OS- es :D

34. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

I will be the FIRST to say I don't use Blackberry NEVER WILL. But I applaud what they have done here to blackberry 10 it's a wonderful blend. They incorporated a little bit of everybody into this one keyboard looks excellent kinda like android, just the overall fluidity looks pretty excellent. This will appear on T-Mobile, Verizon, and At&t and I think it will sell pretty well. This bring Blackberry back some and that's great to see....

26. phljcnth

Posts: 567; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I don't know. With all the beefy Androids coming this 2013, this will easily be disregarded. Blackberry's lost much too many users already. Too late BB.

21. Armor

Posts: 52; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

Very exciting os. The phone does not need all of those cores. The os is so efficient it does not need it. If you want to see a lame os at work check out ios or android. Blackberry 10 and windows 8 phone have the latest os's with the newest features. Go RIM Go.

22. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

I agree, there's more to Mobile OS's than IOS and Android. BB10 and WP8 are great alternatives, the BB Playbook has served me well with constant updates and browsing second to none. my only complaint are checkerboarding but hopefully by the BB10 is released, all of these minute bugs will be ironed out. The OS itself looks very fluid, smooth and intuitive to use and the handset itself looks quality as always from Blackberry.

20. MaineMan91

Posts: 25; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

software looks lame

19. homersimpsons

Posts: 16; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

It doesn't look half bad. It will likely appeal to Business Users who are BlackBerry's bread-and-butter. Messaging has always been key for RIM and this OS looks to be doing it well. It is certainly on par with iOS/iPhone which has grown completely stale over the course of the years with its boring and unchanging interface. Android is still leading in innovation IMHO though...

18. chezy

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

well to my knowledge the world is full of individuals that have different wants and needs. just because some of you want 1080p 5 inch phones doesn't mean everyone else wants it as well. so don't try to forces your wants and needs onto the next person who has different preferences to yours. also this whole thing about having +700 000 apps in an app store is kind of pointless seeing as most are crap anyway.

16. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

It's quite nice actually. A lot better than lagdroid, which will have about 5% market share in a couple of years.

30. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

You want to know a funny fact? Most people that claim that Android is laggy or like you like to call it "lagdroid" are people that don't have Android phones or bought a Galaxy Y. I speak for my experience a lot of the phones i have seen that are on 4.1 are all smooth.

15. Techsplash

Posts: 41; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

it's amazing.

12. platformwars

Posts: 86; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Contrary to most of the comments here.. i actually found BB10 to be a nice OS.. Ive been on Android for the past 2 years and absolutely love it.. but Windows 8 and BB10 are exciting developments for the mobile world.. if BB10 can be a success (i think it will be a moderate one atleast).. it is going to push Anroid and Ios to do better.. It basically has small windows of the open applications and then the grid for all the installed applications.. Kind of reminds me of windows 3.11... i think that most of these so called exclusive features will be on android or Ios in the form of separate applications very soon.

14. IHateApple

Posts: 122; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

And don't forget Android apps support.

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.

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

7. uchihakurtz

Posts: 429; 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

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!

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