The news was announced, recently, that Blackberry is back in the competition for smart phones. Blackberry held court for years as the king of personal devices, all designed to help people get through their hectic days. It must have come as a shock when Blackberry sales dropped, as people opted to buy smart phones through its competitors. Now, it appears that Blackberry is back, trying for another chance at the title.
Thorsten Heins recently revealed what the new BlackBerry 10 smartphones will have to offer people. The announcement was made Tuesday, at BlackBerry World, in Orlando, Florida. At first glance, it appears that BlackBerry is coming back, packing a punch for competitors.
For the new BlackBerry 10, users will have more fluidity and access to multiple apps. There is also more in the way of integrated social media and multitasking.
Heins talked about the new features, stating that no one has time to pop in and out of applications when they want to change applications. He continued to say that BlackBerry wanted to use a model that was fast and easy. He also stated that with the new BlackBerry 10, users will no longer have to go to the home screen to completely switch between apps. They can transition more smoothly between assorted activities by looking at the apps that are running in the background. They will be able to swipe windows and menus from the side of the screen.
Speaking of apps, the BlackBerry 10 will come complete with apps from Poynt, Gameloft and Occipital, to name a few. It will offers apps for augmented reality, fitness, games and content.
To help BlackBerry fans understand what Research in Motion has in store for them, a video has been released to YouTube, showing the phone in action. On the video, the phone receives media mail, goes to talk effortlessly. Chat or text also looks very easy, with predictive text that doesn’t choose the word for the user, but gives the user multiple options to choose from for choosing entire words. The vidoe also showed receiving a video on the phone, then streaming it straight to the TV.
All interaction is done virtually. There are no buttons to press accidentally, or to get dirt inside of.
The BlackBerry 10 also has a new camera. With this camera, when users take a picture, they will be allowed a choice to select the best shot. This shot is available, even if it was taken before the shutter was pressed.
From first glance, it appears that the BlackBerry 10 is completely different from any previous device or OS that Research in Motion has released heretofore. There is no official release date, as of yet. Original plans for the release of the BlackBerry 10 were scheduled for late 2012. Heins commented on the lack of a release date by saying that Research in Motion wants to make sure it gets it right.
Whatever the date, this may be the device that BlackBerry needs to regain its title and rank among personal device users.