The CEO of Research in Motion presented Tuesday a preliminary version of its new BlackBerry 10 OS, for its smart phones and its Playbook tablet.
The new Chief Executive of Research in Motion (RIM), Thorsten Heins, presented Tuesday a preliminary version of its new BlackBerry 10 platform, for its smart phones and its Playbook tablet, BlackBerry World Conference 2012 took place in Florida.
RIM takes the bet of using this operating system to bounce on the market and forget his bad results with respect to sales of phones and tablets, which less than 500,000 units found licensee.
BB10 is intended to replace the current system, BB OS 7, and equip the next generation of BlackBerry phones and tablets Playbook. It is not compatible with the older models of terminals of the mark.
Even if he tries to seduce the developers so that they design many applications for its new system, RIM will have to multiply the efforts to better garnish her shop online, including poverty and lack of diversity as one of its main flaws to seduce the public.
What to expect?
Some features of the operating system have been detailed. Based on the QNX system – purchased by RIM in 2010 to the Harman International Group, BlackBerry 10 (BB10) features including new ways to browse by gestures and multitasking real-time management.
The feature to note is probably the revamped interface of the virtual keyboard, which should facilitate the life of its 77 million users in the world, in adapting to their habits when they type the text.
When a user types his motions, keyboard automatically suggests it terms not in the same box of text or on a menu scrolling, but directly on the keyboard, above the next likely to be typed letter.
The camera has a feature that allows to take several shots burst. In this way, it seems likely to make at least a decent snapshot of this multitude of similar images.
Freshly made to its developers at its annual Conference, the mobile platform BlackBerry 10 (BB10) is expected in the second quarter of 2012, while first devices the shipping arriving probably on the market a quarter later.
Remains to be seen if BB10 has kidneys strong enough to compete successfully with iOS and Android, competitors who have the wind in the sails.
The Canadian company reported a loss amounting to 125 million $ in the fourth quarter, on a turnover estimated at 4.2 billion $, which corresponds to a decrease of 23%.