Research In Motion (RIM) will launch its mobile operating system BlackBerry 10 worldwide on January 30th, 2013. The company will also unveil the first two BlackBerry 10 smartphones.
Thorsten Heins (President and CEO, Research In Motion): Our team has been working tirelessly to bring our customers innovative features combined with a best in class browser, a rich application ecosystem, and cutting-edge multimedia capabilities. All of this will be integrated into a user experience – the BlackBerry Flow – that is unlike any smartphone on the market today.
BlackBerry 10 will offer a catalog of leading applications from across the globe and across all categories, including Games, Productivity, Social, Lifestyle and Leisure, Multimedia and Published Content, as well as applications designed for business and enterprise use, says RIM. The BlackBerry 10 platform has also received the FIPS 140-2 certification, which means that government agencies will be able to deploy BlackBerry 10 smartphones and BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 as soon as it is available.
Key features of BlackBerry 10 devices:
BlackBerry Flow and BlackBerry Hub: BlackBerry Flow allows seamless navigation across open applications and the BlackBerry Hub. All messages, notifications, feeds, and calendar events come into the BlackBerry Hub and no matter what the user is doing with the device, with a simple gesture, they can peek into the Hub at any time.
BlackBerry Keyboard: The BlackBerry Keyboard learns how you write and adapts to how you type.
BlackBerry Balance: With BlackBerry Balance, personal apps and information are kept separate from work data, and the customer can switch from their personal to work profile with a simple gesture. The work profile is fully encrypted and secure.