IF THERE'S a smartphone vendor which really needs a shot in the arm, then it is Research In Motion. Once a favourite among smartphone users, it has been overpowered by Android phones. But then the company would be hoping that BlackBerry 10 proves to be a game-changer. The BB 10 is a new operating system that would run on the new BlackBerry devices and promises to offer a faster and smoother user interface.
Some new features are the BlackBerry Hub - a one stop centralised location for your email, Gmail, Twitter, Facebook, BlackBerry Messenger, text messages and more. BB 10 would also have its keyboard powered with predictive text which adapts to your writing style so that you can compose messages quickly and more efficiently.
It also comes armed with a Time Shift Camera where you can move forward or reverse in time after clicking an image and edit the expression from multiple frames captured by the camera. The price point of phones powered with BB10 hasn't been revealed by the company. It will be launched on 30 January.