Research in Motion is back on track and this time with a bang, with its BlackBerry 10 OS, after going through a humiliating phase of holdups. The question, however, still remains, whether this new launch will offer enough fodder for BlackBerry, to stand strong against the tough competition it has been facing from tech giants like Apple and Samsung. Nevertheless, with the BlackBerry 10, RIM has left no stone unturned to prove its worth in the market, of which it had once been the leader.
Although the collection of 70,000 apps that is supposed to come with the BlackBerry 10 operating system is quite a faded assortment when compared to the numerous apps from iOS and Android, the early glance of the BB 10 at the pre-release press conferences, has managed to make quite a rage among prospective customers. This has also attracted investors to venture into the shares of the company.
The main features include:
· The Blackberry Hub- that is the fundamental position for e-mail, social network updates and other messages
· Flow- this smoothens the steering and multi-tasking between the different apps
· BlackBerry Balance- the feature that allows corporate officers, to manage a bi-fold personality, to strike a balance between work and personal life
Better Virtual Keyboard: the virtual keyboard has been upgraded this time, with an extra heat map layer and that will supposed surpass the contenders by calling up words, numbers etc. that are frequently typed
Research in Motion will reportedly launch two devices, the Z 10 and the X 10, the touchscreen and the keypad version respectively. Thus, with all these and more to come, techies are ardently looking forward, whether BlackBerry 10 would manage to throw a tough challenge before its nearest competitors, the iPhone 5 and the Galaxy S3. With RIM going all out with an innovative virtual keyboard and enhanced carrier support, BB Z10 is expected to bold out Sammy and Apple for us , atleast from what we see now.