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BlackBerry 10 intro
Research In Motion (RIM) has been slow to revamp its BlackBerry handsets to measure up to the competition and keep up with developers' needs. However, the new BlackBerry 10 operating system is just around the corner; has the company done enough of an overhaul to revive consumer interest in its smartphones?
The new platform harmonises RIM's operating system strategy for its smartphones and tablets, allowing both to run on the same software — the same approach taken by Google with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
To get an idea of what can be expected from BlackBerry 10 when it arrives later this year, ZDNet UK got some hands-on time with a dev handset running the software.
The demo session used a pre-beta build of the software. It focused on three key areas of the OS: the new virtual keyboard, the completely revamped notification system, and the new home-screen UI.
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