Yesterday, RIM presented in its Blackberry World Coference a sneak peek of the new Operating System BlackBerry 10 for its next generation of phones. The now-troubled but once-prospering Canadian company is putting its new operating system at the center of its efforts to rebound from the slump it has found itself in.
At the conference some developers were offered a prototype device with the new operating system in beta form, in order to try it out. RIM went as far as to release a sneak-peek video of the OS on YouTube:
The features that you will see might be familiar; BB10 has a Windows Mobile-like word completion service; the interface overall looks a lot like iOS and less like Android; it also has an Air Play-like service to watch videos on your TV-set directly from the phone.
But the biggest question is — will developers develop apps for the BlackBerry 10? Will they produce quality apps for the written-off PlayBook? Rim cannot depend only on business customers – Apple and Google are miles ahead in terms of market share and Apple and Google (through Motorola Mobility) is increasing its penetration in businesses also. Only time will tell if the change of CEO will trigger a successful turnaround.