BlackBerry 10 isn't due out for almost three more months, but that hasn't stopped RIM from agressively trying to convince people that its latest OS should not be overlooked.
RIM’s BlackBerry 10 (BB10) OS isn’t exactly the most anticipated tech launch of the year, but it’s still worth looking into if you haven’t already decided on an Android, iPhone, or Windows Phone. The Canadian-based handset maker hasn’t seen much success in the smartphone market in recent years, but its CEO, Thorsten Heins, is hoping that RIM’s latest OS will help BlackBerry regain its foothold.
Due for launch at the end of January next year, BB10 will probably make it or break it for RIM. Despite all the speculations about the ultimate demise of the BlackBerry brand, there may be a chance for RIM to regain what little prominence it once had. Multitasking seems to be somewhat lacking in Android and iOS, and that’s where BB10 aims to rise above the rest.
Muy Computer recently posted a 10 minute video in which RIM’s Regional Senior Product Manager, Claudio Roselli, gave viewers a taste of BB10’s multitasking prowess. The demo is in Spanish, but you don’t have to know the language to know what’s being shown. Roselli demonstrated that BB10 users can accomplish quite a few tasks within a short amount of time with simple finger gestures.
BB10’s app count is still low, but the video reveals that the drawer isn’t filled with chirping crickets either. Furthermore, RIM has been aggressively trying to persuade developers to port apps to BB10, and supposedly porting an Android app to BB10 is as easy as installing a plugin for Eclipse.
BlackBerry supporters will likely love everything about RIM’s new smartphone OS, and for the sake of RIM’s future let’s hope that others will feel the same.