BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha Gallery

Leaked first before the BlackBerry World 2012, the elusive BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha has come to fruition – it is really a developers phone that will be given to all the BlackBerry World 2012 developers attendee to test all their apps out. So you won’t be getting this one sweet device people – good thing for the developers, these BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha devices can be swap for the actual BlackBerry 10 device when it comes out on or before October this year.

CrackBerry got one in-hand and found out it boast a whooping 4.2″ touchscreen display at 1024×768 pixel resolution, which is the same resolution of the PlayBook – which puts the pixel density at over 300 DPI. Check the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha gallery and see the comparison with Galaxy Nexus and iPhone 4S.

BlackBerry 10 : Camera

Another great feature of the upcoming BlackBerry 10 devices is in the camera. The camera added features includes a face detection coupled with what seems to be a ‘wizardry’, heh. To put it plainly, you will have the ability to turn back time (a couple of seconds actually). Really gets handy on ‘ruined’ photos with people closed eyes etc. What it does actually i believe is pre-record everything before and after you completely pressed the shutter button. With pre-recorded images of your subject, the camera now can isolate that person and adjust the photo back to when the eyes are open or smiling. Another great feature of the camera is being touch sensitive, allowing you to touch anywhere the screen to snap the picture. Sounds awesome right? Check the video demonstration below and see the new BlackBerry 10 camera awesomesauce features in action.

BlackBerry 10 : Keyboard

One of the many and best feature of the upcoming BlackBerry 10 devices is the keyboard. Revolutionary in my opinion, the functionality itself is the very first of its kind – these include word prediction built into the keyboard itself, gesture-based control, and a smooth visual flow.

What interest me really is how word prediction ease up the doubled handed typing coupled with those swiping gesture controls. Learn more about the new BlackBerry 10 keyboard demonstration below.

More BlackBerry 10 Alpha Developer Device Photos

More photos of the BlackBerry 10 Alpha Developer Device has surface and now they are a lot more clearer. I’ll say its pretty much a slimmed down PlayBook. Now remember people, this is just a “dummy phone” – not the final hardware design for the dreaded BlackBerry 10 that’s coming within this year. This device will be given to the BlackBerry developers to test their apps and games out – though it gave us hints on whats coming and i am very excited.

BlackBerry 10 Phone – Developers Alpha Device Photos

Check this out BlackBerry fans, fresh photos of the rumored BlackBerry 10 developers alpha device – in laymans term – this is most likely the device that will be given by RIM / BlackBerry to App & Game makers to test out their apps basically.

Looking at the photos RIM/BlackBerry may have truth to their saying that their upcoming BlackBerry 10 device will be basically a toned down BlackBerry PlayBook – and yes it really looks like a slimmed down BlackBerry PlayBook. I know that this isn’t the final look of the device, but goddamn this already looks awesomesauce in my opinion. They just have to perfect the BBX / BB10 software that will be running in it and ill be like “shut up and take my money”.

Check more photos below and sound off in the comment section below.

BlackBerry London Philippines

Sweettttt! I woke up to this on my RSS feed!!! Goddamn very first image of the dreaded BlackBerry 10 Superphones! Labeled as the BlackBerry London, the image above looks much more like a phonified BlackBerry PlayBook, featuring the rounded corners and all-black look of RIM’s first tablet. Enough with my copy pasta description – i’m not big with words so just stare and admire the sweet thing above and picture yourself playing with it.

This next-generation BlackBerry phones are expected to be out later this year. Rumors has it that BlackBerry London is actually slated for the UK, while two other models – BlackBerry Laguna and Lisbon are in development for the US market. I guess being in the Philippines, we could always get any of the three BlackBerry 10 superphones 😉

What’s In A Name: Why Next-Generation OS Will Not Be Called BBX

Although BBX would’ve sounded highly state-of-the-art for the new-generation BlackBerry gizmos, a recent court ruling has barred RIM from using the trademark for its upcoming operating system.

A court in Albuquerque, New Mexico has granted a temporary restraining order against RIM in favor of BASIS International Ltd’s claims toward the use of the brand name. As it turned out, BBX was developed by BASIS (a software provider that largely caters to corporate clients) way back in October 1985, and still runs in a lot of today’s popular desktops, smartphones and tablet pc’s.

In the wake of the US Federal court’s decision, RIM has officially announced its upcoming operating system at the recently held BlackBerry DevCon Asia. The BlackBerry OS 10, as it will now be called, is derived from RIM’s own BB OS integrated to the much-famed QNX platform. Users have had a taste of its smooth interface in the original BlackBerry Playbook released this year. At the conference held in Singapore, RIM announced that the new software will be a “single, converged” platform that will power not just its PlayBook but also the new-generation smartphones, much like the other tech giants’ OS’s–Android and iOS–running across all their respective devices.

This giant leap from RIM, on one hand, could mean that the next generation smartphones may not be released until the latter part of 2012 as, according to some sources, the demand of the new operating platform will require at least a dual-core processor and a higher-resolution screen to take advantage of the BB QNX capabilities (also check BlackBerry Milan entry by Jebus; Dec 10).


With the announcement of the BlackBerry OS 10, some are wondering where OS 8 and 9 fit in the picture. Perhaps it will be good to note that when RIM came out with its OS 7 devices (running on a faster machine, albeit a single-core processor), the earlier BlackBerry units did not receive any legacy support. As it stands, these OS 7 smartphones could possibly not receive the OS 10 upgrade either (once the OS officially comes out) and may be left instead with eventual OS 8 and 9 updates.

Well, fact of the matter is, whether its BBX, or OS 10; whether it has legacy support or none, 2012 has to be a redeeming year for RIM. With the recent issues that rocked its boat, the Canadian company needs to keep itself above water as consumers demand more and more from these gadgets they utilize daily.

(Photos from Google. No copyright infringement intended in the use of the images)

BlackBerry Milan Philippines

Lo and behold, the very first image of the upcoming BlackBerry Milan, a new slider BlackBerry that packs a whole lotta punch. Together with the all touch BlackBerry London, BlackBerry Milan will be the second device that are on the lineup of the new generations of BlackBerry, labeled as BlackBerry 10 (formerly known as the BBX). While there isn’t an official specs yet – With the first image of BlackBerry Milan above, the photo itself says a lot. It’s a slider BlackBerry, featuring the physical full qwerty keyboard that BlackBerry addicts know and love.

BlackBerry Milan is also rumored to pack amazing displays (higher pixel density than the iPhone 4’s retina display), which will really add to the awesome factor. It’s interesting to note that the design on this one seems to merge together two looks: at the top are rounded corners, similar to the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, while along the bottom we have the sharper edges simliar to the photo of BlackBerry London.

Overall BlackBerry Milan is awesomely exciting. A full, big touchscreen along with a physical keyboard on the next-generation BlackBerry 10 OS could be the ultimate phone for a lot of people out there in 2012.