BlackBerry 10 on a Dev Alpha B device: Hands-on Photos

Just when we all used to think that RIM will die so soon, news about the upcoming BlackBerry 10 OS started to spread since last year. It was expected that it will be officially released just before this month ends. Right now, only devs are able to tinker with this new OS via the Dev Alpha B device.

For the mean time, enjoy this photo set of the Dev Apha B device running BlackBerry 10 from my friend, sir Nemory Oliver.

BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha B Photos

Enjoy!

BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha B - lock screen (Peek style)

BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha B – lock screen (Peek style)

I do not know how this peek style lock screen works out but the slated display of this BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha B device looks stunningly great. Without a doubt.

BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha B - main

BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha B – main

The app drawer showcases 4×4 grid of app icons.

BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha B - settings

BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha B – settings

The settings app page for this device comes out pretty neat and easy to understand.

BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha B

BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha B

No physical or capacitive home buttons or other buttons on the front. You can just see the BlackBerry logo on screen and the text Dev Alpha B engraved on the space below.

BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha B - Flow UI

BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha B – Flow UI

BB10 uses swiping gestures to navigate within the operating system’s environment. As heard from actual hands-on experience, everything is smooth. Swiping on screen to navigate reminds me of Windows Phone OS, seriously.

BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha B - quick settings (pull-down menu)

BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha B – quick settings (pull-down menu)

Pulling down the screen lets you have access to quick settings menu. This feature reminds me of Android’s pull-down notifications window and settings bar feature, seriously.

BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha B - back

BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha B – back

BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha B device looks solid.

BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha B  Active Frames

BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha B Active Frames

Again, reminds me of what we call work space in Ubuntu.

BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha B - side (volume rockers)

BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha B – side (volume rockers)

Here’s your not-so-usual volume rockers of up and down keys. The middle button is supposedly used for play/pause of something played by the device, say music.

BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha B Specs

BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha B specs

BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha B specs

Looks like we got a hybrid mobile operating environment here. Partly combinations of various OS’ popular and noticeable feats packed in one, interesting. Honestly, I am not really a fan of BlackBerry since its QWERTYs popularity but seeing how awesome this BlackBerry 10 OS and the Dev Alpha B device looks did change my point-of-view. I need to do a hands-on on this thing.

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