A huge part of RIM's woes is that the current phone OS, is clunky and slow compared to the blisteringly fast and feature packed android and ios operating systems. BlackBerry 10 is what RIM hopes will change that fact, It's a much more modern, UNIX-based operating system. Judging from what Heins showcased in his keynote, the look and feel of BB10 will be something like a swiss army knife of sorts.
In terms of multitasking, Blackberry is using a new concept called Flow view. The idea is to have all apps integrated into the operating system, letting you move smoothly from task to task without having to first drop what you're doing, manually close one app, then fire up another just to check Facebook, Twitter or Angry Birds. the BB10 keyboard has been given a massive upgrade, the looks and feel of the keyboard look largely the same but will now predict your next word and place them right above the letter it expects you to hit next.
You can then flick words upward to form sentences in a flash or swipe a finger horizontally to quickly delete. RIM will integrate a whole bunch of gesture controls into BlackBerry 10. For example, you'll be able to answer or reject calls by performing a long press then swiping up or down. RIM's vision is to make BlackBerry 10 adjust itself to each individual user over time. The keyboard for instance will pay attention to where your fingers fall and become better at adapting to your typing behaviours. Enjoy this video showing blackberry's new keyboard concept.
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