RIM, the makers of BlackBerry have had a tough time of late. Everyone and their dog has had a go at putting down the company for falling behind in the smartphone business. Yesterday, those who still believe (or at least those who are just curious) have gathered in Orlando, Florida for BlackBerry World 2012.
Making a brave decision not to showcase any new hardware, RIM have instead turned the attention to their latest operating system – BlackBerry 10. The new OS appears to be developed solely for touch interface, suggesting that finally RIM have caught onto the fact that a physical keyboard is not needed anymore. To assure business types that losing actual keys will not be a problem for efficiency, BlackBerry 10 appears to have a fresh take on predictive text with word suggestions floating above key you just typed.
Get a feel for how typing on BlackBerry 10 will feel from the video below.