BlackBerry 10 OS-powered Smartphone Caught In The Wild

BlackBerry 10 OS

The BlackBerry 10 L-Series, the new RIM gadget with touchscreen and now physical QWERTY keyboards is reportedly set to debut in 2013. The international press have niknamed it BlackBerry London and the first pictures of the the new BB 10 OS-powered smartphone have just hit the web.

The new BlackBerry 10 OS smartphone will pack a series of applications with an interface reminding of Google’s Android OS and Apple’s iOS, with the classic BlackBerry Messenger among them, along with Facebook, Maps and StoryMaker, an alleged video editor, writes Engaget.

A leaked video with BlackBerry 10 OS in action provides more details about the new device, different from the Dev Alpha smartphone sent by RIM to the developers in order to help them crate the best applications for its mobile operating system.

Rumor has it that BlackBerry 10 L-Series comes with an interchangeable 1,800 mAh battery and you can see for yourself that the livery of the new RIM smartphone is a metallic gray.

After a year crowded with new OS launches, from Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to iOS 6 and Windows Phone 8, I am eager to see whether the Canada-based company will be able to increase its dropping popularity with the new BlackBerry 10 OS.

Even though RIM is currently sitting on more than $1 billion, the company’s financial results for Q1 and Q2 2012 are indicating that its future on the smartphone market lays under a big question mark. BlackBerry’s market share dropped under 5% and now that the BlackBerry 10 OS has been postponed to Q1 2013 makes the Canadians vulnerable in front of the competitions.

Some analysts are even predicting that RIM will either die by the end of 2013 or it will be take over by a bigger company with the likes of Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook being among the favorites to get their hands on RIM’s patents portfolio. So do you still believe RIM has the power to become one of the big players of the smartphone market?

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