New BlackBerry 10 OS Images Surface, Shows Homescreen Widgets
Looks like we are seeing aother glimpse of the much anticipated BB 10 OS. Although the device may look familiar, whats in the picture is something actually very refreshing. The photos are taken from what is said to be an external ad agency's marketing documents. The pictures show what appears to be a QNX based OS running on the current Blackberry Torch 9860/9810 models. However, the odds are that we wont actually be seeing the BB 10 OS running on the current OS 7 devices. In addition, new homescreen widgets are shown. This gives us a nice little surprise that RIM may indeed be working on some widgets for us.
As you can see there are quite a few similarities between the OS on this device and the QNX based OS that runs on the PlayBook. If you look closely you can see that the folder icon shows a preview of the contents inside much like the PlayBook OS 2.0 developer beta that we have now. Folder creation like that on a mobile device will be a really nice touch. The other nice thing about the picture above, is that it shows a fresh new user interface that actually invites the user to home screen instead of differing them to a menu button or a slide like action.
In the picture below it shows what looks like a new in-call menu. In addition there is an icon labeled video chat. Could this mean that video chat will be an option with BB 10? Another interesting point to note about this picture is that it actually shows the carrier brand in the top corner. Does this mean that AT&T will be one of the first carriers to have available a BB 10 device?
It's hard to say whether or not these images depict the final product, but it does leave us wanting more. The pictures seem to go from one extreme to another in regards to functionality, but do have some key features that coincide with previous rumors. As always with these types of pictures only time will tell the truth. In the meantime were still waiting.