5 Things to Know About BlackBerry 10

The mobile operating system will finally launch next month


blackberry 10 5 Things to Know About BlackBerry 10The newest BlackBerry mobile operating system will officially launch on Jan. 30. BlackBerry 10, marketed with the tagline “Re-designed. Re-engineered. Re-invented,” is Research In Motion’s (NASDAQ:RIMM) response to the challenges that have seen it lose market share to phones using Google‘s (NASDAQ:GOOG) Droid software and Apple‘s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone, AllThingsD.com reports.

At a recent preview during the BlackBerry Jam conference, RIM executives showed off some of BB10’s features:

  • A new totally touchscreen interface
  • BlackBerry Hub, a center for monitoring all messages
  • The device can function in both work and personal modes
  • Time Shift, a photo function that takes multiple shots in quick succession
  • Virtual keyboard, a new and improved touchscreen keyboard

AllThingsD also hints that BB10 will feature a voice-control system similar to Apple’s Siri, but that won’t be confirmed until launch.

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