Will BlackBerry 10 Make a Difference?
At the peak of its success in 2009, nearly half of smartphones sold in the market were BlackBerry. Today, it is one in twenty. The BlackBerry 10 is RIM’s best and last hope to prevent itself from fading entirely out of the picture. Unfortunately, RIM put a hold on the release of the OS due to the unavailability of power-efficient chipsets. In the meantime, rivals, such as Apple, Google and Microsoft have released newest versions of their respective OSs, with various new features.
Nevertheless, the Alpha build of BlackBerry 10 shows what RIM has lacked for a long time – a modern, versatile mobile operating system. The early build of BlackBerry 10 looks like a cross between the PlayBook 2.0 with Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0).
It doesn’t take an analyst to figure out that, although it may not be too little, the BlackBerry 10 is definitely too late. RIM’s recently reached its record lows and the company needs to prove the market wrong. However, recent developments may serve as telling signs that the Canadian company has very little leeway in its quest to regain its former glory.
BlackBerry 10 Sneak Peek from the BlackBerry World 2012 Keynote
Video by BlackBerry, Source YouTube