BlackBerry 10 OS makes a sneak appearance

... at least in highly Photoshopped images
Written by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, Senior Contributing Editor

Crackberry has what is claimed to be exclusive pre-release images of Blackberry OS 10 - but I wouldn't get too excited if I were you.

The images are allegedly from a marketing document that was sent to the site by a tipster. While the document might give us some clues as to what BlackBerry 10 OS will look like, we can't take too much away from these images because:

  • First, they're marketing materials, something which I find to be highly unreliable
  • Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, the images have been heavily (and at times, badly) Photoshopped.

You can head over to CrackBerry to see the full images, but here's just a few of the 'shopping flaws I've come across:


Image credit: Crackberry

Several things stand out here, the clarity of the hands holding the handset compared to the screen, the jaggedness around the edge of the screen, and the roughness of the icons at the top-right of the screen.


Image credit: Crackberry

There's so much wrong with the above image I don't know where to start. Where does the silver trim on the right-hand side of the handset vanish to? Why is there staggering at the top of the screen? Why do the icons at the top-right not line up correctly?

Image credit: CrackBerry

Image credit: CrackBerry

More screen alignment issues at the bottom.

These images are really rough. So rough that they might be early marketing material (possibly placeholder stuff given that the hardware displayed is old stuff), or they could be faked. Either way, I'm not putting too much stock into these leaked images.

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