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BlackBerry OS 10 Images Show Off New Home Screen, Widgets, Video Calling

BlackBerry OS 10 widgets

If you’re still a BlackBerry user, then your decision to stick with the company through these tough times may be about to pay off. Images of RIM’s upcoming BlackBerry OS 10 firmware have leaked today, and I must say, they look great.

The images show off the new system’s home screen, which has been given a much-needed revamp to provide a new look that CrackBerry describes as “a scaled-down version of the BlackBerry PlayBook OS.” Widgets that seem to be inspired by Windows Phone’s Live Tiles have also been added.

There’s also a new icon tray that features new artwork and new icons that are “much smarter” that those featured in BlackBerry OS 7. You can see in the image below that folders now provide a glimpse of the applications they have inside them, while the pictures app appears to be displaying an image from one of the albums within.

The clock icon even shows the time of the next alarm you have set, according to CrackBerry.

BlackBerry OS 10 home screen

The email application now offers the same universal inbox feature that is also present on the BlackBerry PlayBook, while a new caller display screen reveals an option for video calling — which will put that front-facing camera we’ve seen on leaked BlackBerry 10 devices to good use.

These images certainly make BlackBerry OS 10 look rather exciting, especially if you’ve been sticking to BlackBerry OS 7 devices while all your friends are using iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone handsets.

What do you think of it?

[via CrackBerry]

Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...