Rumor: New Blackberry 10 images leaked?

Research in Motion has already indicated that their next version of the Blackberry OS, Blackberry 10, won't be released until sometime in late 2012. That isn't stopping some leaks of the next smartphone operating system from RIM, apparently. Fan site Crackberry got some new screenshots of Blackberry 10 in action, thanks to a unnamed tipster.

While the smartphone in the screenshots is of an older Blackberry model, the operating system appears to be the new Blackberry 10. The image above seems to be RIM's idea of putting in a version of "widgets" in Blackberry 10. The UI is a bit similar to Microsoft's Windows Phone Live tiles design.

Another new screenshot, shown below, features Blackberry 10's icon tray with a number of new icons for Blackberry-based apps. Other screenshots shown in the Crackberry article include the new Universal Inbox and a new caller display interface.

While RIM may be taking their time to get Blackberry 10 completed, these newly leaked screenshots show that the company is at least heading in the right direction as far as the UI of the operating system is concerned. Of course, there are still performance issues that are currently unknown as well as what specific type of hardware will be put into the final Blackberry 10-based smartphones.

Images via Crackberry

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SpyderCanopus said,
Anyone else not see the Windows logo by clock?

That's the BlackBerry logo. It's been present on their phones for years.

But these images are as fake as a pornstar's tits.

Interesting in a world where hard button handsets are becoming more and more commonplace, RIM have stuck with hardware keys. Even google is pushing to remove physical keys but as long as the interface works with the keys, its nice to see something new from Rim.

shifts said,
Interesting in a world where hard button handsets are becoming more and more commonplace, RIM have stuck with hardware keys. Even google is pushing to remove physical keys but as long as the interface works with the keys, its nice to see something new from Rim.

I'm actually glad for this--I far prefer the physical keys--glad to see there are still options for everyone out there.

I look at this and think WebOS right off the bat but then I also think of a combo of the other mobile OS. What gives Blackberry? I am open minded but it seems they copied some stuff then again this happens all over

I'm far from beeing a fan of RIM, but seriously people are so negative and closed minded in here. Neowin used to have a user base of more intelligent and open-minded people in the past.

Sad.

2xSilverKnight said,
I'm far from beeing a fan of RIM, but seriously people are so negative and closed minded in here. Neowin used to have a user base of more intelligent and open-minded people in the past.

Sad.

I like the look of the OS, I don't mean to be negative about it, but I just wish they had done something a bit different from everyone else. This taking good ideas from others and making all of the mobile OS's so similar is getting old. I mean, if they're going to copy all of these features from others, I hope they add some new features that are worth copying too. LOL

cool, this is exactly whats needed. a UI thats more current and somewhat similar to other current smartphone OS's that people can identify with and easily transition from what they have to this.

TheCyberKnight said,
One of the pictures is clearly Photoshoped.
Pathetic.

Can you tell by the pixuls? Did I somehow land on fail blog by mistake?

Interesting. I've never actually used a Windows Phone, but from the screenshots it seems like these tiles are a little more "live" than the WP live tiles ... am I right in thinking Windows Phone ones just show a single number or similar for phone etc? These seem to surface quite a bit more useful detail...

Timble said,
Interesting. I've never actually used a Windows Phone, but from the screenshots it seems like these tiles are a little more "live" than the WP live tiles ... am I right in thinking Windows Phone ones just show a single number or similar for phone etc? These seem to surface quite a bit more useful detail...

Live tiles can show just about anything... Though your point about the phone icon itself might be accurate, what information does one really need to be able to see at a glance? How many messages you have? Missed calls? Or the duration of your last call (Minutes left is a nice addition)? Personally I think Windows Phone's implementation is more useful. The other Live Tiles are about the same as far as showing content...

smooth3006 said,
so now rim is ripping off both wp7 & the iphone UI? this company is destined to fail.

Seriously ... anything they do or anyone do will look like something else. Stop complaining and stfu.

smooth3006 said,
so now rim is ripping off both wp7 & the iphone UI? this company is destined to fail.

Like I said above, why would it be a bad thing to have the best of both worlds. I fail to see the problem with that.

Yes they are late to the game, but that doesn't mean they can't bring an excellent product to market.

kenboldt said,

Like I said above, why would it be a bad thing to have the best of both worlds. I fail to see the problem with that.

Yes they are late to the game, but that doesn't mean they can't bring an excellent product to market.

And it also doesn't mean that they can't bring something unique to market... What is the sense anyway of developing your own OS internally when it's going to look like the other OS's already out there? Just license one of those and save yourself some money... OR do something different and innovative.

smooth3006 said,
so now rim is ripping off both wp7 & the iphone UI? this company is destined to fail.

Because of course RIM wasn't actually doing a grid of icons before iOS....

Like. Although I don't think BB needs to look just like every other smartphone out there. I guess that's what they need to do to get back in the game, though. I do wish they could make things more modern in their own way--but maybe people wouldn't be receptive to something too different...

Hm... I like the um... Live Tiles... LOL Innovative.

And what's that in the second picture? A grid of icons? Looks like they're trying to combine Windows Phone and iOS...

M_Lyons10 said,
Hm... I like the um... Live Tiles... LOL Innovative.

And what's that in the second picture? A grid of icons? Looks like they're trying to combine Windows Phone and iOS...


Yeah, and having the best of both worlds, man, would that ever suck [/thick sarcasm]

kenboldt said,

Yeah, and having the best of both worlds, man, would that ever suck [/thick sarcasm]

Or they could, you know, innovate. Something Blackberry has a bit of a reputation for doing. I would be disappointed by this "Me too" release.

One of the rules of business is if your competitors are doing something and beating you then you must FIRST copy it and then also try to add something extra as well. Customers will always like better but if it's truely better but if you don't have X popular feature in your phone, you wont get sales. Simple as that!

If BB said tomorrow that they'll block Facebook or no Apps - you'll see how much their sales drop and current device owners switch.