Struggling mobile device manufacturer Research In Motion (RIM) is betting everything on their upcoming BlackBerry 10 devices to increase their market share. The company which once held the top spot in the smartphone market is being pushed down by Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android.
Early reviews on the Blackberry 10 operating system and the devices running them are getting positive feedback from testers. The company may yet pull a surprise early next year. Experts however say that the new BlackBerry’s might only corner a small percentage of the smartphone market – those prefer a hardware keyboard and excellent productivity apps.
There will initially be two devices running on BB 10 OS launched this coming January 30 in various countries worldwide.
Here are some good reasons why you should consider checking out the upcoming BB 10.
Virtual and Physical Keyboard
If you loved the physical keyboard of your old BlackBerry then you will love the virtual keyboard in the upcoming models. The company claims that it is the best virtual keyboard available for any smartphone. According to RIM’s senior vice president and regional marketing director for Asia-Pacific, Urpo Karjalainen, “Writing without typing clearly differentiates BlackBerry 10 OS.”
The Hub and Flow
The Hub and Flow are two new features that will be introduced in the upcoming OS. To put it simply the Hub is a central location for all your messages and notifications which makes it easier for you to access and read. The Flow refers to the easy way you can multi-task between various apps without leaving the Hub.
The old BlackBerry browsers were really terrible to use and were not at par with what the Android and iOS devices were using. This time though RIM has improved their browser greatly and has even made it HTML5 compliant.
The app store might not be carry as much titles as that of Apple and Google but the company promised to make more than 30,000 apps available on launch date.