BlackBerry World has thrown up some very interesting news in the way of RIM’s new Operating System – BlackBerry 10. Starting of, we got the first official view of the BB10 interface, as well as some early information at what the BB10 Developer Alpha Device will come with. Starting with the screen, the Dev Alpha device will feature a 4.2-inch screen, with a fancy 1280 x 768 resolution (higher than any Android device thus far). This translates to a PPI of 355, staggeringly placing it higher than the iPhone’s Retina Display. RIM have decided to keep quiet about what kind of screen it will be, or what the internal guts would be (we would presume dual core processors are a must). 1GB RAM and 16GB internal storage was also announced. The phone will be an entire touchscreen device, though in standard BlackBerry fashion, we would expect a qwery packing cousin to this device soon enough.
The above video also displays some of BB 10′s style and interface, and at fist glace you can tell it borrows heavily from other operating systems like Android, Windows Phone and even a little from BB 7. It’s looking like quite the inviting OS, though we would save reservations and judgements till we get our hands on it later this year. One thing we can say is that we really like the keyboard and how it implements the on screen keyboard with swipes, predictive text and gestures all in on. Whether it’s as good as an iPhone keyboard remains to be seen though.
For more pictures on the BB10, check out Engadget’s gallery here.