Blackberry 10 – Re-Designed, Re-Engineered & Re-invented
Research In Motion is now BlackBerry – One brand, One promise
Handset maker BlackBerry (formerly RIM) officially launched the QNX-based BlackBerry 10 operating system and released two BlackBerry 10 Smartphones Q10 with full QWERTY physical keyboard and Z10 with full touch at the event held in New York on January 30. Here is a quick look on all the announcements made by the company:
BB 10 OS: The BB 10 OS is next version OS introducing features like BB hub, BB balance the new BBM, BB10 Browser, BB Remember and BB world.
The BlackBerry Hub: Stay close to what’s important – keep everything that matters to you in one place. Simply peek into the BlackBerry Hub from any app with just a swipe and flow effortlessly in and out of your messages and conversations. It’s more of an actual destination within your phone.
Active Frames: BB10 does true multitasking, which in itself is impressive but Active Frames are its real unique contribution. These provide reformatted info for native BB10 apps when they’re active but minimized, sort of like a cross between live tiles and Android’s widgets.
Accounts & Sharing: One of the best parts of BlackBerry 10 is the fact that one can share directly to a number of different services thanks to account integration.
BBM with Video & Screen Share: Features voice and video call in addition to earlier features. It allows ability to share screen/files among users
BB Peek: Peek, is the little gesture allowing you to check your latest notifications and messages without having to exit the current app you’re using. As you swipe up over the screen BB10 will minimise the pane you’re viewing and display notification icons down the left side.
BlackBerry Story Maker: Users can build slideshows with music, transitions, captions, photos and video right on their device itself. You can aggregate video and music content into one stream with story maker.
BlackBerry Remember: Combines memos, tasks, evernote, websites, emails, photos, documents, To-Do list and other files in a single place.
BB Keyboard: Features include gesture typing, words suggestion, swipe delete and language support. Best typing experience as in physical keyboard same incorporated in touch.
BB Balance: Enables user to bring a balance between work and personal content for people, by allowing users to separate and secure work applications and data from personal content on BlackBerry devices.
Camera with TimeShift: Much-vaunted TimeShift feature captures milliseconds before and after your photo – so you can scroll back on the dial to open one friend’s eyes and then forward to catch your other friend smiling, before combining it all to create the perfect picture.
Browser: The browser renders websites very quickly, there’s a “Reader” mode that quickly reformats text-heavy pages, and an Omnibar approach that combines search and URL fields into one. It is Solid all around.
BlackBerry Bridge & BlackBerry Link: BlackBerry has released a couple of pieces of software that help the devices to connect other devices, including its own Playbook and desktop computers.
Voice Control: The BB10 manages a trick that has been mostly Siri’s territory, offering built-in voice commands for tasks like texting, BBM, sending an email, calling and posting social network statuses or updates. It does this with around as much effectiveness and accuracy as Siri.
Blackberry World: Apps are an important part of any mobile ecosystem & Blackberry World has been relaunched with 70000 apps on its BB10 platform. The BlackBerry World is a crucial area for consumers looking at BB10 as a real contender to the existing mobile platforms out there.
Winjit Technologies had immensely contributed in BlackBerry World for BB 10 by participating in both Port-A-Thons and combined we ported between 70-80 android apps to BB 10. Also Winjit Technologies, Being one of the preferred development partners of Blackberry, was present at the Pre-Launch of BB10 held in Mumbai.
BlackBerry has created a smartphone that’s worthy of being mentioned in the same conversation as the latest Android devices and the iPhone. Also by roping in Alicia Keys as the Global Creative Director, BlackBerry surely wants to catch up fast with its once set precedent. That alone is an accomplishment for a company that has seemed on the verge of extinction for quite a while now.