RIM, which stands for Research In Motion, is preparing for the launch of its first BlackBerry 10 plaform. The company has unveil the new management software, BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, based on a Unix-like platform called QNX (now available for download), that will help its customers keep a handle on their BlackBerry 10 smartphones.
On January 30 at a press event in New York City, the company is expected to unveil its new smartphone operating system, BlackBerry 10, and a pair of new handsets (one with a physical keyboard and another that is all touchscreen).
RIM looks set to release a touchscreen, the Z10, and a smartphone with a hardware keyboard, the X10, according to sources.
The lock screen shows notifications for alarms and unread messages and emails on the left plus your upcoming meetings as well as the date and time. Also there is a button to launch the camera straight from the lock screen to grab a quick picture.
You unlock the screen by sliding your thumb up the screen and from there slide from anywhere and the handset starts to draw in around where you slide so if you just want a quick peek at the info in one area of the screen, you can just drag to show it and then let go – with the device remaining locked (‘Peek’ mode).
On the main homescreen you can find the ‘Active Frames’, technically mini-apps, which give you an overview of information from a particular app and launch the full version when tapped.
According to RIM, the key features of the new service include the integration of BlackBerry Balance functionality, which will help keep work and personal apps and data separate.
BlackBerry World for Work is the reinvention of the company’s traditional app store that gives the ability to more easily manage workers’ apps; and an “intuitive enterprise enrollment process for employees that offers a self-service console, and centralized control of assignable profiles for email, SCEP, Wi-Fi, VPN and proxy servers.”
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