Today at Blackberry World, RIM took the wraps of its upcoming mobile computing platform Blackberry 10 which is based on QNX OS. RIM’s future is completely dependent on this Blackberry 10 platform andÂ so itsÂ more important for them toÂ get it right. They showed three elements of the OS today which I think are impressive as well.
1) The appsÂ in Blackberry runs in background all the time, so you can just flow between apps as opposed to resuming apps from tombstoned state.Â You can drag your thumb from left to right to peek at other apps that are currently running in the background. And you can swipe between the apps without any delay.
2) The software keyboard in Blackberry 10 has been redesigned from ground up. The keyboard now looks well designed, well spaced and responsive too. The new innovative stuff is that the keyboard is personalized for you and it offers word suggestionsÂ overÂ few lettersÂ based on the predictive engine. You can just swipe the suggestions up to your actual typing text. Also you can use swipe right gesture to delete characters as well.
3) The camera software experience in Blackberry 10 is also designed for a great photo experience. RIM showed a stuff where you can just click a photo, choose a portion of that photo and use an analog like control to choose better version of theÂ portion from previous frames. Yes, the software starts capturing frames even before you click it. Pretty neat stuff.
Will this save RIM from death ? I don’t know! More than the future of Blackberry, I’m excited about the new user paradigm each mobile companies are bringing to make our digital experience evenÂ better.
What do you think of these stuff from Blackberry ?