Blackberry 10 the Newest
Blackberry 10 is an upcoming proprietary mobile operating system, developed by Research In Motion for its BlackBerry line of smartphone and tablet handheld devices. It is based on QNX which was acquired by RIM in April 2010. The platform was originally called BBX but this was changed when the RIM was blocked from using the BBX trademark after legal action from BASIS International, who already use it for their software.
Of course, the best part of the document wasn’t what was written, but rather what was shown including some juicy OS imagery pointing to some of the things we can potentially expect to see in BlackBerry 10.
The name change comes after RIM lost a legal battle for the BBX name to BASIS International, a company that has been using the name for its software products.
Blackberry 10 platform includes BBX-OS and supports apps written in C/C++ as well as HTML5 based applications. Apps, created using BlackBerry WebWorks and HTML5 for BlackBerry OS, as well as apps created with the Native SDK for BlackBerry PlayBook OS, are compatible with the BlackBerry 10 platform.
We’ve been hearing plenty of rumors surrounding BlackBerry 10 for a while now. As a matter of fact, they’ve been swirling about since before BlackBerry 10 even had an official name really and as we get deeper into things, we’ll likely hear some that end up being true and some that are just way off base. That’s just how it works. One place you’re sure to hear a lot of rumors is near Waterloo, home of RIM and with that being the case we were sent the above image to get a look at. Along with it, came a note:
Saw this guy beside me with what looks like a BB10 phone. The top has the sloping feature similar to the photo that was published on your site today. It was fully touch screen. The headphone jack which caught me off guard was top middle similar location to the lock button on the bold 9900 – dead centre middle. U can sorta see a chrome bezel feature and to me it looks similar to the bold 97xx series
Now, we’re not entirely too sure what the image may be. For all we know it could be a BlackBerry 10 device in testing or could just simply be some other device, it’s hard to tell from the image. But it inadvertantly relates to another rumor that has popped up today surrounding RIM’s keyboard design as they move to more touch-based devices.
Now, back to image for above for a second. N4BB also stated their sources have confirmed there is BlackBerry 10 devices out there being tested. And those devices out there are unmarked, similar looking to a Samsung Galaxy S II but otherwise looking like the BlackBerry London as seen previously. Makes you wonder about that image up top.
Following up the first-look image of a BlackBerry 10 phone we posted two weeks ago, today the good ol’ CrackBerry tip line received a pretty *interesting* email, to which was attached a 14-page .pdf file full of Cracktastic goodness. The document was clearly prepared by one of RIM’s external ad agency partners as a BB10 briefing document, providing background information on BlackBerry 10 and outlining some of the OS features and ideas for how to position BlackBerry 10 in future advertising campaigns. BlackBerry 10 Phones may be months away still, but judging by the document it appears the behind-the-scenes work to begin marketing the next-generation of BlackBerry phones is already well under way.
N4BB posted some interesting information today, mentioning that RIM was working towards a new 3D virtual keyboard. One that would possibly be built by TAT using Cascades and would feature something called ‘vibration feedback’ akin to that of haptic feedback. In addition to that, they noted that BlackBerry 10 would be built mostly using TAT’s Cascades as well, something which we’ve only seen small portions of thus far but will be seeing more of as time goes on.
BBX, now BlackBerry 10, was unveiled in October. It will be a unified operating system for BlackBerry smartphones, tablets and other devices, combining the best features of BlackBerry OS and QNX, the operating system RIM had purchased in 2010.
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