BlackBerry 10 to Debut Without Keyboard

By Bizclik Editor


RIM’s upcoming BlackBerry 10 smartphones are taking a break from the usual RIM layout and are launching without a physical keyboard, opting for touchscreen instead. With no ETA from RIM on when BlackBerry 10 smartphones will have a physical keyboard, developers better be prepared to offer apps for touchscreen technology.                                              

The BlackBerry 10 is expected to debut in late 2012 with a heavy emphasis on multimedia, Internet browsing and apps offering consumers rival competition to current industry leaders.

As previous touchscreens offered by RIM have not been deemed successful, it’s interesting that the classic Canadian icon would abandon its traditional phone layout. In an understandable effort to compete with industry leaders, such as the  iPhone and Android, BlackBerry 10 will need to pack the punch with its offerings and services to the current demanding consumer base. As BlackBerry’s popularity has been slowly on the decline, it will be interesting to see whether BlackBerry 10 will fulfill RIM’s hopes in technology success.



Click here to see the latest issue of Business Review Canada


RIM is currently in Toronto today to debut the upcoming platform to developers as a part of its BlackBerry 10 Jam. Offering app developers insight into the BlackBerry 10’s app creation, tech fundamentals, HTML5 development and more, RIM has high hopes on selling the new platform to some of Canada’s best developers.



Featured Articles

Amelia DeLuca, CSO at Delta Air Lines on Female Leadership

Driving decarbonisation at Delta Air Lines, Chief Sustainability Officer Amelia DeLuca discusses the rise of the CSO and value of more women in leadership

Liz Elting – Driving Equality & Building Billion-$ Business

Founder and CEO Liz Elting Turned Her Passion into Purpose and Created a Billion-Dollar Business While Fighting for Workplace Equality – and Winning

JPMorgan Chase: Committed to supporting the next generation

JPMorgan has unveiled a host of new and expanded philanthropic activities totalling US$3.5 million to support the development of apprenticeship programmes

How efficient digital ecosystems became business critical

Technology & AI

Mastercard: Supporting clients at a time of rapid evolution

Digital Strategy

Why Ceridian has boldly rebranded to Dayforce

Human Capital