With the official launch of BlackBerry 10 scheduled for January 30, 2013, RIM decided to cause some excitement by teasing one of its upcoming smartphones. The back of the company’s yet to be announced product got partially revealed on its official website.
The teaser image shows the textured back of what’s likely an already leaked, touchscreen-only smartphone, its camera unit on the top left side, as well as a large BlackBerry logo in the middle. The handset’s volume rocker and power key are also visible. A promise for a re-designed, re-engineered, and re-invented BlackBerry experience is flanking the image, along with an option to register for updates.
Via : BB Blog
The Canadian company RIM is completely renovating its BlackBerry OS in its BlackBerry OS 10 version with the new gesture-based UI. RIM also developed a hardware that should stands up to their biggest competitor-Windows Phone 8.
BlackBerry Laguna for Verizon, an L-series device, has being leaked in a specs sheet details, that seems to be the CDMA version of the oft-leaked BlackBerry London. According to this sheet, the BlackBerry Laguna will feature a 4.2” screen with the non-standard 1280 x 768 resolution (only the dev units and the London are supposed to use this one instead of 720p). The pixel density works out to the impressive 355ppi.
The BlackBerry Laguna will be powered by a dual-core Krait CPU and 1GB built-in RAM (Qualcomm MSM8960 chipset), the same that powers the upcoming crop of WP8 flagship devices. Other specs on the BlackBerry Laguna include LTE (with GSM 2G and 3G for roaming), dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n with mobile hot-spot and Wi-Fi direct, NFC and microHDMI port. In the camera side the BlackBerry Laguna will gather an 8MP capable of shooting 1080p video, and will also have a 16GB of built-in storage and a hot-swappable microSD card. An 1800mAh battery is set to power the whole thing.
We’ve already had a look at what BlackBerry OS 10 is like from these leaked tutorials that gives us even more detail on the new touch gestures.
Maybe the BlackBerry OS 10 has been delayed, but the waiting might be worth it as the new RIM OS is now far from its bland, text-based predecessors. The BlackBerry OS 10 relies heavily on clever gestures for many of the basic tasks – even going back to the homescreen is done with a gesture rather than a button like on Android or iOS. As such, BlackBerry OS 10 brings back memories of the (short-lived) excitement that MeeGo caused.
BlackBerryItalia recorded some tutorials, shows us the best way to use the new gesture. Here are four of them, that shows :
Source : BlackBerryItalia (Italian)