New BlackBerry 10 screenshots appear showing initial set up, default apps and more

New BlackBerry 10 screenshots appear showing initial set up, default apps and more
A number of leaked screen shots reveal the default apps for BlackBerry 10, the initial set-up of the software, the installation process for Adobe Reader on BlackBerry 10 and more. If you take a good look at the Adobe Reader installation , you can see that up-swiping on the screen takes you to the next page of the Adobe Reader installation directions and it all seems to dovetail with those videos that showed us a few seconds of the BlackBerry 10 video tutorial. We also see an app called Story Maker that seems to use the multimedia properties on the 'Berry to create a new story.

Perhaps the most interesting are the screenshots that show the default apps that come on BB10. We see YouTube, but we're unsure if that is a real YouTube client like on Android, or just a way to re-direct users to the mobile YouTube website, which is what BlackBerry OS 7 models do. As you would expect, there are native apps for Facebook, Twitter and foursquare.

The introduction of BlackBerry 10 will take place on January 30th and even RIM CEO Thorsten Heins recognizes that it is a battle for third place between RIM and Microsoft. No matter how all of this does turn out, we have to mention that Heins has done an admirable job replacing Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie whose dual leadership at RIM was filed with questionable calls. RIM's shares took a beating on Friday as analysts are concerned about a drop in the fees that RIM charges carriers once BB10 is launched, and whether this revenue can be replaced.

Now that you've seen these screenshots, are you more or less excited about the upcoming BlackBerry 10 launch?

source: Crackberry



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16 Comments

1. BBGrind

Posts: 50; Member since: Jan 17, 2012

Looking great. I am look for my fav aps like Instagram, SlingBox, Skype and Comcast "Xfinity" apps, it have all those I will be set.

6. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

Can't you just install any Android app on BlackBerry?

2. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Nothing compelling to get a former BB user (me) to switch back from JB and my Note II. Best wishes for success, though (competition compels innovation across the board).

4. redmd

Posts: 1872; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

agreed. Once you go big you can't go back.

16. DigitalBoy05

Posts: 274; Member since: Jun 04, 2011

Thats what she said!

3. redmd

Posts: 1872; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Where's the "view as one page " option?

5. andrew1953

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

I have my Note 2 as default for reading newspapers, watching videos and my 9800 for texting, , phone calls. Makes me lean towards N series as replacement for 9800. I think RIM should look at making a 5.5 phablet.

7. DOUBLE_BASS

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 18, 2012

I felt some lagging once I reached the BlackBerry ID and BB app icon..

8. AmitMajumder

Posts: 178; Member since: May 21, 2012

The swiping gestures are like Meego from Nokia n9.

9. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

How can you be so sure?? It hasn't been released till now.

12. jsdechavez

Posts: 783; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

yup. seen the early demoes.

10. anshul0000 unregistered

its simple and unique..

11. mobilesick

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 23, 2012

BB--black the berries ....they are no.1 fake os maker...Just have a glance on WEB OS by HP you can come to know how they have thefted the idea of multitasking ...Shame on BB

14. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

no worries, BB will end up exactly like Web OS...

13. Tsoliades

Posts: 228; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

I can't wait for BB10 to come out! More competition is always good.

15. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

I think it looks good.

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