BlackBerry 10 Unveiled at RIM Event

I’m an Android man, but my first smartphone was a Blackberry Curve, so I’ll always have a special place in my heart for RIM. The company held an event in San Jose, California today where they unveiled the BlackBerry 10 and Engadget was there to check it out. According to CEO Throsten Heins, the new BB interface is called BlackBerry Flow and the new OS is all about getting things done.

Heins demoed the new “peek” feature which lets users take a gander at their message notifications by using a right angle gesture, a function that can be used in any app. This gesture takes users to the BlackBerry Hub, which displays messages, tweets, and whatnot. A new clock and alarm system allows users to set an alarm with another simple physical gesture.

BlackBerry has always been about business, so their new Balance feature is right at home. With it, IT departments can access corporate email and perform remote wipe without affecting the rest of the phone. This essentially splits the one into two profiles – one for work and one for personal use. Just try to not to get them mixed up where you end up sending your boss those pictures of your butt.

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