Text Input UI On the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha
It has been an eventful day for those owning a BlackBerry 10 Alpha device, as the device received a much anticipated update from RIM. Although the BlackBerry 10 Alpha device falls short to what we will actually see in the final released product, it does give developers much needed hands on experience with BB 10.
A couple of months ago we showed you a glimpse of some of the new things we can expect on BB 10, and we also got you a hands on look at the BlackBerry 10 keyboard and messaging app. One of the things that many are excited for, is the complete refresh of the way users will interact with BlackBerry 10's new UI.
We all know that ability to input text quickly and efficiently is important for a smartphone, so RIM's move to focus on developing a highly intuitive UI is smart. The gesture based keyboard looks amazing, and is sure to speed up typing on a cumbersome touch screen keyboard. Recently there have been a couple new text input features that have been spotted on the Dev Alpha devices that are worth noting.
According to bbin the following text input features have been found on the BlackBerry 10 Alpha device:
Text Selection Enhancement
Text Selection Action Menu