BlackBerry 10 OS:
October 10, 2012
At the BlackBerry Jam Americas 2012, Thorsten Heins presented some of the features of the upcoming Blackberry 10 mobile operating platform. The new BlackBerry 10 OS was created from scratch and is more of an integrated mobile computing platform experience. The BlackBerry Flow user interface makes it possible for one handed thumb navigation. A new gesture labeled BlackBerry Peek enables you to slightly minimize your current application and check notifications without closing the app. BlackBerry Peek is available from anywhere.
Don Lindsay Vice President, User Experience Design, further described the BlackBerry 10 user experience and its innovative touch interaction. He stated that Peek has replaced the home button and the need to close apps to check notifications.
The Blackberry Hub is a customizable area where you receive notifications from your social networks and email. It is easily accessible by pulling the screen to the right from the peek gesture. All is integrated. Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, BBM (BlackBerry Messenger 10) , email and events are all in one place. The BlackBerry Hub is part of the BlackBerry 10 platform's architecture and is always on.
Blackberry Balance allows to have two separate profiles on one device. Each profile is fully encrypted and secured to the OS level. By pulling down on the screen you can then select to use your personal or work setting. App World for work and App World for BlackBerry 10 are separate entities and correspond to the current profile, work or personal, selected. BlackBerry Balance allows IT administrators the capability to completely wipe out all data located on the work profile without affecting the personal profile. Additionally, BlackBerry security will be available for iOS and Android for those who bring their own devices. BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 has improved features and more will be available at launch expected Q1 of 2013.
So, don't expect any new BlackBerry Reviews on upcoming BlackBerry Smartphones for some time. There was no unveiling of any new BlackBerry models. More features such as a new faster browser with HTML5 support and an improved and advanced predictive text entry that automatically recognizes different languages was disclosed. A new Facebook for BlackBerry 10 and integration with Box Cloud Storage will be available on BlackBerry 10 devices. Developers will have an easier time creating programs and BlackBerry has already begun accepting BlackBerry 10 app submissions for BlackBerry App World.