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BlackBerry 10 homescreen widgets and interface first look!

The Gadget Show  Tuesday 14 February 2012

BlackBerry 10 homescreen widgets and interface first look!

The next generation of BlackBerry phones won’t be seen till the end of this year at least, but some photos have already emerged of the latest BlackBerry 10 operating system, detailing the almost Windows Phone-like experience that users can expect on future BlackBerry handsets.

Take a look at the above photo. What you are looking at is reportedly one of the first photos of the new BlackBerry 10 widget-based interface. It’s just one part of a haul of leaked information said to stem from a presentation, sent as a tip to Crackberry. Some haul.

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Look closely and you’ll see that BlackBerry 10 for smartphones bears more than a passing resemblance to the user experience found on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, stripped down, resized and tailored to finger-friendly fashion to fit in your pocket.

As you can see, the major change here is the use of homescreen widgets that, dare we say it look very Windows Phone-like, bar the names of the folders appearing beneath the folders.

Shots of the menu system reveal icon and app navigation reminiscent of Android, iOS and Nokia Belle. It’s one heck of a change from previous BlackBerry menus, unrecognizable, even.

Other shots reveal that a clear inbox interface for your email and instant messages and more than a hint that video calling will be a mainstay of future BlackBerry 10 handsets. Perhaps in handsets such as the BlackBerry 10 ‘London‘ – a 1.5GHz phones with a front and rear-facing camera, spotted at the beginning of the month.

Will the new interface be enough to tempt you into going down the BlackBerry route?

Apple’s iOS remains as popular as ever, Android, with the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system continues to improve by adding more features, and Windows Phone handsets are beginning to find their way into more hands. BlackBerry 10 will have to be something special. Agree? 

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BlackBerry 10, RIM, smartphones

User comments (2)

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Jonathan

And where is the keyboard? What is the point of a Blackberry without a keyboard?

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Anonymous

i like blackberry because they are nothing like android and now they are becoming more and more like them :(

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