Earlier today, RIM CEO Thorsten Heins gave the world a glimpse at the new BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha testing device. Developers who attended RIM’s BlackBerry Jam in Orlando, FL, got to play around with the new (and long awaited) BlackBerry 10 operating system and its new look and design.
The most notable difference is that, unlike all of the preceding smartphone models, this BlackBerry is all touchscreen. It features their new tactile keyboards, a bold move with bad news for all of those B-Berry lovers who fought the argument: “I like the iPhone and all, but I’ll keep my BlackBerry because I hate the touch screen.” But it's not just any touchscreen, it has cool predictive typing… a feature that's similar (but slightly better?) than the iPhone's auto-correct.
Check out the video below for a better idea of the BlackBerry 10:
This isn’t the finished product, but it gives you an idea of the feel of it. The idea behind the Jam in Orlando was to get investors excited about the new software and its functionality.
There is no specific launch date, but the BlackBerry 10 will be launching sometime later this year!