Internal RIM documents show off more of BlackBerry 10; BlackBerry Colt 2 to be first BB 10 phone

Internal RIM documents show off more of BlackBerry 10; BlackBerry Colt 2 to be first BB 10 phone
Last week, RIM introduced its new BlackBerry 10 OS at the BlackBerry World Conference in Orlando. Since the Canadian based manufacturer is still working on the software, we were able to get a taste of what the new OS is about. More information was revealed through a leak of some RIM documents, obtained by Crackberry. Instead of offering a widget-based home screen like Android, BlackBerry 10's home screen keeps four or more of your recently used apps along with a screen showing your open applications (think MeeGo). The messaging system is a swipe away.

Pictures of the lockscreen show that you can see notifications without unlocking the phone and the Cinnamon Toast system allows you to receive more information about a notification, by tilting your BlackBerry. The phone is unlocked by dragging up on the screen.

The source that tipped Crackberry to this information also had some RIM news to discuss, such as word that the 10 inch BlackBerry PlayBook has been scrapped and RIM will stick with 7 inch tablets for now. The tipster also revealed that the 4G PlayBooks are still set to launch next month and they will have BBM installed out of the box as expected. Finally, the BlackBerry Colt 2 will be the first BlackBerry 10 model and features metal edges with sharp corners. As CEO Thurston Heins alluded to at the Conference, a model with a physical QWERTY is being developed.

source: Crackberry (1), (2), (3), (4)


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18 Comments

1. Leon101

Posts: 90; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

I like it and i hope they get to be o the top again with Apple and Android!! LET THE FIGHT BEGIN!!!

2. Maximuscougar

Posts: 8; Member since: May 07, 2012

I think its a little too late for BB to step into the ring. its been several years now since we were introduced to iOS and Android. Both in which have left a firm footprint among consumers. Unless BB does something completely different, it will just be another clone of a clone of a clone....

7. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

This is pretty much completely different. Complete overhaul of the other versions of Blackberry, yet still keeping some characteristics of the old software that BB users are used to. It's pretty nice, they just need some new marketing.

8. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

That's right, now... if only Nokia can do the same thing with Symbian...

13. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

If Windows Phone keeps lagging behind not only Android and iOS, but Symbian and Blackberry, then they may have no choice, assuming MS doesnt buy them out.

3. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Looks like Blackberry might be in the game again

4. jibraihimi

Posts: 815; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

It looks like copy of Harmattan UI on N9.......

5. shadowcell

Posts: 300; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Minimalism? I'm loving it especially the lockscreen interaction.

6. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Blackberry 10 is definitely the change RIM needed. It looks great!

9. andrew1953

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

I have an N9 so if BB go MeeGo thats great.

10. Maximuscougar

Posts: 8; Member since: May 07, 2012

head over to youtube and check out the keyboard shortcuts for the texting demo of BBX. pretty cool how the words appear right above the letters on the actual keyboard and not above the on screen keyboard like iOS and Android.

11. BBGrind

Posts: 50; Member since: Jan 17, 2012

Come on BB10, lets see quad core now. And is a go.

12. grif_

Posts: 61; Member since: Apr 28, 2012

Nokia sold its soul to Microsoft in the hopes that it will save them. RIM however chose instead to save itself, not putting its fate in the hands of another company like nokia did.

14. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

we will see if sticking to their guns pays off for them, but one thing is for sure, they at least are ready to go out guns blazing. Nokia is just self mutilating themselves, RIM is actually trying to fight its way out.

16. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

i hate windows...

15. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

looks like a mixture of Belle and Meego... anyway, I hope for the best!

17. GeekMovement unregistered

Yes! Blackberry is coming back I hope the design of their new line will be awesome.

18. grif_

Posts: 61; Member since: Apr 28, 2012

Besides that one comment from that guy its good to see that ppl still have the belief That rim Can bouce back.

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