Since Research in Motion took the wraps off their upcoming OS makeover at BlackBerry World last month, people have been asking for clarification on what the homescreen will actually look like and how will apps be launched. Today, RIM has released images showing off the homescreen (above), which is filled with what looks like four large widgets, but they are actually “live” apps. Depending on your current tasks, these four panels will change. Users can quickly swipe left or right to change their view to their email inbox and other options.
Below, we have the app launcher and no that’s not Android or iOS, but what appears to be a love child of the two. The status bar across the top looks very much like the iPhone’s while the icons and search navigation have a very Android-ish look. Either way, it’s not a very “inspired” looking UI. RIM doesn’t need to copy Apple or Google to be successful or to make a great looking UI. Look at Windows Phone’s Metro interface, it’s creative, unique and extremely fluid. I just expected more for Research in Motion, especially since they spent million to acquire TAT, they are already well behind the market leaders, the last thing they need to do is blend in, they need to stand out and so far, BB10, no matter what if offers, isn’t doing that.
Source: CNET UK