RIM will be launching its new OS, BlackBerry 10 along with the BlackBerry Z10 and X10 handsets during its multi-city event on January 30, 2013.

Today, folks over at BGR released a set of 100 photos of the new BlackBerry 10 OS platform. The images detail every screen, every option menu, along with notable features like RIM’s voice recognition assistant, BlackBerry Hub, and BlackBerry’s new NFC features.

From the screenshots, the BlackBerry 10 appears to work similar to an Android – perhaps a hybrid between the older BlackBerry OS and Android could be a way of looking at it. Gestures are expected to take a prominent role in how the device operates; however without a video demonstration, it’s difficult to say how great the user experience would be.

RIM has already announced carrier partnerships including all 4 major US carriers for the launch. According to BGR’s sources, pricing for the new Z10 and X10 will be set lower than the usual $199 on-contract prices, putting itself in a strategic price point below the more popular Android and iPhone handsets.

via BGR


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