You have seen our extensive coverage of the BlackBerry 10 Live event. We are going to wrap up our coverage by highlighting some of the new BlackBerry 10 operating system features. Some of the new features includes a Time Shift Camera, BlackBerry Flow & Peek, the BlackBerry 10 Keyboard, and the BlackBerry Hub.
Today at the BlackBerry 10 Live event, BlackBerry announced that the BlackBerry Messenger program will support video chat, voice calling, and screen-sharing. BlackBerry Messenger’s video chat feature competes against Apple FaceTime and Skype. The Screenshare feature lets a friend or colleague view everything that is on your BlackBerry screen. BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins said that this is an easier and faster way to share information without having to write an e-mail or send an SMS. Below is a demo of how it works:
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Today at the BlackBerry 10 Live event, the company announced that they have 70,000 “at launch” apps available on BlackBerry World now. The apps include Skype, Where’s My Water, LinkedIn, Twitter, ESPN Scorecenter, Webex, Bloomberg, The Economist, Angry Birds, Plants vs. Zombies, Where’s My Water, Fruit Ninja, New York Times, Dropbox, United Airlines, Delta Airlines, Stubhub, ATP, PGS Tour, CBS Sports, etc. Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn are integrated tightly into the operating system to make updating your status and sharing photos a seamless experience.
BlackBerry has hired actress/singer Alicia Keys as the company’s Global Creative Director. Keys said that she will be working closely with BlackBerry developers and that she is “fascinated by technology.”
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BlackBerry has unveiled the Z10 today. The BlackBerry Z10 is the company’s first full-touch smartphone that runs on the BlackBerry 10 operating system. The Z10 will be arriving in mid-March at a price of $199.99 with a two-year contract.
The BlackBerry Q10 Has A QWERTY Keyboard, 3.1-Inch AMOLED Touchscreen, and 1.5GHz Dual-Core Processor
Today BlackBerry announced the BlackBerry Q10. The Q10 has a QWERTY keyboard, a 3.1-inch AMOLED screen, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and 2GB of RAM. The Q10 will also support LTE and it will be available on AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and other Canadian telecommunications companies. Below (after the jump from the homepage) is a demo video and press release about the Q10. [Source: BlackBerry Blog]
Research In Motion announced today at a BlackBerry 10 event in New York that their company name will now be known as “BlackBerry” going forward. Named after their signature line of smartphones, their new stock trading symbol will be BBRY going forward. Stay tuned for more updates about BlackBerry today as their event continues.
Research In Motion is going to have a big year. The company’s BlackBerry 10 operating system is launching on January 30 and that will be followed up with their first Super Bowl ad ever. BBDO of London created the 30-second spot. ”A Super Bowl commercial, is a great opportunity to show the re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry to tens of millions of consumers on the largest advertising stage of the year,” stated RIM Frank Boulben. “BlackBerry has 30 million social media fans, and we’re looking forward to continuing to encourage them and all NFL football fans to see the power of BlackBerry 10 for themselves.” [Source: AdAge]