Excitement is quickly growing for the launch of BlackBerry 10 at the end of January, 2013. In anticipation, more and more leaked images of devices and the OS have been showing up around the web. This week is no different.
When the new OS was announced, RIM CEO Thorsten Heins implied that video chat would be added to BBM when BB10 is launched. Possible verification of this feature has come from what is thought to be leaked presentation slides.
From all the sites that originally shared the pictures, many have been asked to remove them and has done so. This leads us to believe that they are real and not just a hoax being pushed around the internet. Also, after the leak the following statement from RIM was received: “We understand that there is a lot of excitement for BlackBerry 10. We will launch the platform on January 30th and until then we won’t comment on speculation.”
It seems BBM will be launched with video chat within the new OS. Whether or not it will be done via Skype integration (or a company offering the same kind of services) or with their own solution is up to speculation. Not only that, but BBM will also have the ability to screen share during these video calls, which could be a nifty feature. Another slide details a new task manager called “Blackberry Remember”. It will feature Evernote integration and will also be able to sync with MS Outlook.