Rumors about Samsung working on licensing RIM's BlackBerry OS 10 It's not a new rumor, there was one just like it last year. Even so, the rumor proved to be believable enough for RIM's shares to rise.
Anyway, Samsung killed the rumor and announce its FALSE, Here is the Official Statement from the Company:
"Samsung Electronics has not considered the acquisition of Research in Motion or licensing BB10".
Washington Post is reporting that RIM the first BlackBerry 10 device to launch will be touchscreen-only. The full hardware QWERTY keyboard as such devices will still come later on.
Android and iOS devices is taking over blackberry, the solid typing experience on the hardware QWERTYs is one of the main reasons people still buy a BlackBerry as BlackBerry is one of the few options for people who hate typing on virtual keyboards, losing this feature means losing More customers and More Market share.
We Hope RIM has a plane!
A New version of the BB10 (BlackBerry OS 10) SDK has been released, allowing developers to now upload apps to the BlackBerry 10 App World. The new SDK version includes API's for BlackBerry WebWorks epublishing platform, as well as Adobe Air.
After a Dev App has been uploaded to App World, SDK is available for download to other developers, who can try it out on the BlackBerry developer alpha unit released by RIM a few months back.
An Italian BlackBerry site is displaying some pictures of the BlackBerry 10 OS. As for the AT&T apps on the screen, they came on the BlackBerry PlayBook beta as well. The only questionable app on the screen would be the Skype app which could be the Android app icon.
RIM CEO Thorsten Heins has already let loose the news that the BlackBerry 10 devices will have a removable battery. A video shows that the cell is an 1800mAh capacity battery and will be used on the first two BB10 models which are currently code named BlackBerry London and BlackBerry Liverpool.
RIM's last chance, the BlackBerry 10 which is scheduled to launch on January 30th on a special event from RIM. Some news arrived to day that RIM is planning to seed pre-release BB10 devices to enterprise and government "customers" for beta testing.
Also we are getting more high-quality screenshots of the BlackBerry 10 UI, including the homescreen, notifications, BlackBerry Hub, and various apps that will be available at launch.
As you can see a Siri like voice assistance system is already pre-installed on the BB10 and ready to use, Facebook has its App on the BB10 too pre-installed and ready to use.
RIM has a January,30th event on its calendar when it will probably officially announce its new BlackBerry 10 OS and the first smartphones to carry it, This time we have a Name for it the "BlackBerry Z10". It will be available in two colors black and white.
The L-Series is RIM's upcoming full-touch BlackBerry 10 line of phones, the ones with a physical QWERTY belong to the N-Series. The first of those phones might be called the BlackBerry X10.
From the specs that leaked earlier this year, the BlackBerry Z10 should pack some decent specs a 4+ inch screen with HD resolution (720p or WXGA), dual-core Krait processor and 8MP / 1080p camera.