Canada’s Research in Motion has been through lots of doom and gloom in the past few years. Since the increasing popularity of android system and iOS, BlackBerry has lost its market share to companies like Samsung and Apple.
However, RIM does not give up and is trying to win back users. The BlackBerry World event, held in Orlando on May 1st, introduced their new cellphone: BlackBerry 10.
RIM CEO Thorsten Heins unveiled the company’s new operating system, which previously is used for their PlayBook tablet. There are tools that enable developers to play around within the system. There’s even a new App Generator tool that will help people get their content on BlackBerry devices more easily.
Now let’s take a look at some cool features of BlackBerry 10:
BlackBerry is trying to create a lovely feel of its new modified keypad. which will allow users to select full words with a single key stroke. When you’re typing, the autocorrect/suggestions appear on the next likely key you’re going to hit. If you type “A-P-P”, the word “APPLE” appears on top of the “L” key. Simply swipe up to complete.
Also, to get to numbers and special characters, just swipe upward from below and the keyboard layout changes. You can swipe up and down to cycle through these layouts and, like SwiftKey swipe left to delete whole words.
Isn’t it Amazing!
Another improvement of the new system is “Swipe Everything”. Swipe from left to right to see the running tasks. If you’re in the email app, swipe from the left to see the previous screen. Swipe from the right to see your notifications and swipe further to act on them. Swipe from the bottom to go back to the homescreen.
This is where I found BlackBerry 10 is even cooler and more attractive. It can detect that you’ve blinked when a photo was taken of you. Luckily, BlackBerry 10 camera app has you covered. A blink can happen in a matter of frames. The BlackBerry 10 camera app records the frames before and after the picture is taken, allowing you to move to the perfect time when the person was actually smiling. Want to preview this feature? Click the link below!