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Innovation: The heart of BlackBerry

BlackBerry 10 OS: Reinvented

Former BlackBerry co-CEO Mike Lazaridis

BlackBerry WebWorks

SuperApp developer challenge

BBM Social Platform

Open source

Ad network integration

Z10 and the Q10

Dev Alpha reference handset

The BlackBerry Z10

Predicted words

Interruption of a phone call

BlackBerry OS 10

BlackBerry 10 interface

At the BlackBerry 10 launch earlier this year, CEO Thorsten Heins said innovation is at the heart of BlackBerry.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Sarah Tew/CNET
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Innovation: The heart of BlackBerry

BlackBerry 10 OS: Reinvented

Former BlackBerry co-CEO Mike Lazaridis

BlackBerry WebWorks

SuperApp developer challenge

BBM Social Platform

Open source

Ad network integration

Z10 and the Q10

Dev Alpha reference handset

The BlackBerry Z10

Predicted words

Interruption of a phone call

BlackBerry OS 10

BlackBerry 10 interface

Thorsten Heins onstage at the launch of Blackberry 10, arguably the company's most important software update ever.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Sarah Tew/CNET
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Innovation: The heart of BlackBerry

BlackBerry 10 OS: Reinvented

Former BlackBerry co-CEO Mike Lazaridis

BlackBerry WebWorks

SuperApp developer challenge

BBM Social Platform

Open source

Ad network integration

Z10 and the Q10

Dev Alpha reference handset

The BlackBerry Z10

Predicted words

Interruption of a phone call

BlackBerry OS 10

BlackBerry 10 interface

Former BlackBerry co-CEO Mike Lazaridis introduces the BlackBerry PlayBook at the developers conference in San Francisco in 2010.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: James Martin/CNET
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Innovation: The heart of BlackBerry

BlackBerry 10 OS: Reinvented

Former BlackBerry co-CEO Mike Lazaridis

BlackBerry WebWorks

SuperApp developer challenge

BBM Social Platform

Open source

Ad network integration

Z10 and the Q10

Dev Alpha reference handset

The BlackBerry Z10

Predicted words

Interruption of a phone call

BlackBerry OS 10

BlackBerry 10 interface

Hoping to increase the quality and quantity of its app offerings, BlackBerry in 2010 announced a new app-building platform called BlackBerry WebWorks, a Web-based, no-Java-skills-required platform.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: James Martin/CNET
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Innovation: The heart of BlackBerry

BlackBerry 10 OS: Reinvented

Former BlackBerry co-CEO Mike Lazaridis

BlackBerry WebWorks

SuperApp developer challenge

BBM Social Platform

Open source

Ad network integration

Z10 and the Q10

Dev Alpha reference handset

The BlackBerry Z10

Predicted words

Interruption of a phone call

BlackBerry OS 10

BlackBerry 10 interface

The Super Apps Developer Challenge for BlackBerry developers aims for apps that you can use without knowing you're multitasking.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: James Martin/CNET
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Innovation: The heart of BlackBerry

BlackBerry 10 OS: Reinvented

Former BlackBerry co-CEO Mike Lazaridis

BlackBerry WebWorks

SuperApp developer challenge

BBM Social Platform

Open source

Ad network integration

Z10 and the Q10

Dev Alpha reference handset

The BlackBerry Z10

Predicted words

Interruption of a phone call

BlackBerry OS 10

BlackBerry 10 interface

The BBM Social Platform. When an app goes viral you can get your customers to be your best salespeople, CTO David Yach said in 2010. That's the aim of integrating the BBM Social Platform.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: James Martin/CNET
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Innovation: The heart of BlackBerry

BlackBerry 10 OS: Reinvented

Former BlackBerry co-CEO Mike Lazaridis

BlackBerry WebWorks

SuperApp developer challenge

BBM Social Platform

Open source

Ad network integration

Z10 and the Q10

Dev Alpha reference handset

The BlackBerry Z10

Predicted words

Interruption of a phone call

BlackBerry OS 10

BlackBerry 10 interface

In 2010, BlackBerry, then known as RIM, was just dipping its toes into the open-source world, announcing it had open-sourced components from the platform on GitHub.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: James Martin/CNET
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Innovation: The heart of BlackBerry

BlackBerry 10 OS: Reinvented

Former BlackBerry co-CEO Mike Lazaridis

BlackBerry WebWorks

SuperApp developer challenge

BBM Social Platform

Open source

Ad network integration

Z10 and the Q10

Dev Alpha reference handset

The BlackBerry Z10

Predicted words

Interruption of a phone call

BlackBerry OS 10

BlackBerry 10 interface

Ad networks can plug into the developer platform as well. Developers can control how the service is used, which networks you use, or let the advertising service automatically bring the ad that will bring you the most revenue. BlackBerry said developers would get a 60 percent share of revenue.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: James Martin/CNET
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Innovation: The heart of BlackBerry

BlackBerry 10 OS: Reinvented

Former BlackBerry co-CEO Mike Lazaridis

BlackBerry WebWorks

SuperApp developer challenge

BBM Social Platform

Open source

Ad network integration

Z10 and the Q10

Dev Alpha reference handset

The BlackBerry Z10

Predicted words

Interruption of a phone call

BlackBerry OS 10

BlackBerry 10 interface

Thorsten Heins hold up the BlackBerry Z10 and the Q10.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Sarah Tew/CNET
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Innovation: The heart of BlackBerry

BlackBerry 10 OS: Reinvented

Former BlackBerry co-CEO Mike Lazaridis

BlackBerry WebWorks

SuperApp developer challenge

BBM Social Platform

Open source

Ad network integration

Z10 and the Q10

Dev Alpha reference handset

The BlackBerry Z10

Predicted words

Interruption of a phone call

BlackBerry OS 10

BlackBerry 10 interface

The Dev Alpha reference handset (not an actual product) seen here at BlackBerry World 2012 in Orlando, Fla., looks very slick, especially running the freakishly smart BlackBerry OS 10 keyboard.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Brian Bennett/CNET
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Innovation: The heart of BlackBerry

BlackBerry 10 OS: Reinvented

Former BlackBerry co-CEO Mike Lazaridis

BlackBerry WebWorks

SuperApp developer challenge

BBM Social Platform

Open source

Ad network integration

Z10 and the Q10

Dev Alpha reference handset

The BlackBerry Z10

Predicted words

Interruption of a phone call

BlackBerry OS 10

BlackBerry 10 interface

BlackBerry hopes the BlackBerry Z10 will help it keep pace in the Android- and iPhone-dominated developer environment.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Stephen Shankland/CNET
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Innovation: The heart of BlackBerry

BlackBerry 10 OS: Reinvented

Former BlackBerry co-CEO Mike Lazaridis

BlackBerry WebWorks

SuperApp developer challenge

BBM Social Platform

Open source

Ad network integration

Z10 and the Q10

Dev Alpha reference handset

The BlackBerry Z10

Predicted words

Interruption of a phone call

BlackBerry OS 10

BlackBerry 10 interface

You can see more clearly in this image how the position of the predicted words is dependent on the first letter of the words predicted in BlackBerry 10 OS. This is a clever evolution of the SwiftKey formula, giving touch-typists an advantage.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Joseph Hanlon/CNET
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Innovation: The heart of BlackBerry

BlackBerry 10 OS: Reinvented

Former BlackBerry co-CEO Mike Lazaridis

BlackBerry WebWorks

SuperApp developer challenge

BBM Social Platform

Open source

Ad network integration

Z10 and the Q10

Dev Alpha reference handset

The BlackBerry Z10

Predicted words

Interruption of a phone call

BlackBerry OS 10

BlackBerry 10 interface

This image shows how OS 10 handles the interruption of a phone call while reading e-mail. Rather than a full-screen takeover, notifications are only offered on a portion of the screen.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: BlackBerry OS 10
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Innovation: The heart of BlackBerry

BlackBerry 10 OS: Reinvented

Former BlackBerry co-CEO Mike Lazaridis

BlackBerry WebWorks

SuperApp developer challenge

BBM Social Platform

Open source

Ad network integration

Z10 and the Q10

Dev Alpha reference handset

The BlackBerry Z10

Predicted words

Interruption of a phone call

BlackBerry OS 10

BlackBerry 10 interface

BlackBerry OS 10 has a unified inbox view, common with current-generation BlackBerry devices running on OS 7.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Joseph Hanlon/CNET
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Innovation: The heart of BlackBerry

BlackBerry 10 OS: Reinvented

Former BlackBerry co-CEO Mike Lazaridis

BlackBerry WebWorks

SuperApp developer challenge

BBM Social Platform

Open source

Ad network integration

Z10 and the Q10

Dev Alpha reference handset

The BlackBerry Z10

Predicted words

Interruption of a phone call

BlackBerry OS 10

BlackBerry 10 interface

RIM shows off its BlackBerry 10 interface at BlackBerry World in May 2012.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Joseph Hanlon/CNET
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