Post subject: Blackberry 10 Posted: Mon May 14, 2012 6:08 am
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On May 1, Research in Motion (RIM) had released the Blackberry 10 along with the Blackberry 10 Dev Alpha.
Blackberry 10 is an upcoming proprietary mobile operating system, developed by Research In Motion for its BlackBerry line of smartphone and tablet handheld devices. It is based on QNX which was acquired by RIM in April 2010. The platform was originally called BBX but this was changed when RIM was blocked from using the BBX trademark after legal action from BASIS International, who already use it for their software.
The new 'BlackBerry 10' platform includes BBX-OS and supports apps written in C/C++ as well as HTML5 based applications. Apps, created using BlackBerry WebWorks and HTML5 for BlackBerry OS, as well as apps created with the Native SDK for BlackBerry PlayBook OS, are compatible with the BlackBerry 10 platform.
On 1 May 2012, Thorsten Heins, CEO of Research In Motion officially unveiled the BlackBerry 10 platform. The features shown off at the BlackBerry World conference included a platform-wide flow interface, a new intelligent keyboard, as well as a camera app which allows the user adjust a portrait by moving through time, so that the picture is perfect.
Blackberry 10 Dev Alpha
A developer prototype was given out to BlackBerry Developers as part of the BlackBerry 10 Jam Conference in Orlando, Florida. This prototype is intended to help boost the ecosystem when BlackBerry 10 launches later in 2012 by giving developers a physical device to test on. RIM has clearly indicated that this is in no way the finished product.
It was to have said that all the current Blackberry devices except the PlayBook will not support the upgrade. Which means that all the current devices will be unsupported by end-2013 the latest.