RIM have just announced that they will be launching the new BlackBerry 10 mobile OS on January 30th 2013 which will happen “simultaneously in multiple countries around the world,” according to the company, alongside the launch of the new OS, the company will also be unveiling the first two BlackBerry 10 smartphone, with details revealed during the event.
The new BlackBerry 10 is said to include a ton of new features, but only a few have been revealed so far meaning we can only tell you about a few, the first of which is the BlackBerry Flow and BlackBerry Hub, Flow is a “new user experience that allows seamless navigation across open applications” and the hub has been designed to show all messages, notifications, feeds, and calendar events, a lot like notification center for iPhone.
BlackBerry Keyboard is another feature that will learn how you write and adapt to how you type, allowing for a quicker and more accurate typing experience, last up is BlackBerry Balance, which according to RIM “offers the most elegant way to satisfy both customer and corporate needs without compromising on either”, it apparently does this by keeping personal apps and information separate from work data, allowing the user to switch between each profile when they need to, and is probably one of the biggest reasons to buy a new BlackBerry device.
Check out the press release below, and make sure to keep coming back right to stay in the loop.
“In building BlackBerry 10, we set out to create a truly unique mobile computing experience that constantly adapts to your needs. Our team has been working tirelessly to bring our customers innovative features combined with a best in class browser, a rich application ecosystem, and cutting-edge multimedia capabilities. All of this will be integrated into a user experience – the BlackBerry Flow – that is unlike any smartphone on the market today,” said Thorsten Heins, President and CEO of Research In Motion. “Thanks to our strong partnerships with global carriers and a growing ecosystem of developers, we believe our customers will have the best experience possible with BlackBerry 10. We are looking forward to getting BlackBerry 10 in the hands of our customers around the world.”
BlackBerry 10 will offer a large catalog of the leading applications from across the globe and across all categories, including Games, Productivity, Social, Lifestyle and Leisure, Multimedia and Published Content, as well as applications designed for business and enterprise use.
The BlackBerry 10 platform has recently achieved FIPS 140-2 certification, which means that government agencies will be able to deploy BlackBerry 10 smartphones and BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 as soon as it is available. This marks the first time BlackBerry products have been certified ahead of their launch. In addition, RIM recently announced that BlackBerry 10 smartphones have now entered more than 50 carrier labs with many more entries expected in the coming weeks.
Some key features of the new BlackBerry 10 devices already unveiled recently include:
BlackBerry Flow and BlackBerry Hub
BlackBerry Flow is a new user experience that allows seamless navigation across open applications and the BlackBerry Hub. All messages, notifications, feeds, and calendar events come into the BlackBerry Hub and no matter what the user is doing with the device, with a simple gesture, they can peek into the Hub at any time.
The BlackBerry Keyboard learns how you write and adapts to how you type so you can write faster and more accurately, giving you the kind of legendary typing experience that only BlackBerry can deliver.
BlackBerry Balance offers the most elegant way to satisfy both customer and corporate needs without compromising on either. With BlackBerry Balance, personal apps and information are kept separate from work data, and the customer can switch from their personal to work profile with a simple gesture. The work profile is fully encrypted and secure, enabling organizations to protect their content and applications, while at the same time letting customers get the most out of their smartphone for their personal use.