Blackberry 10 is a new smartphone and the first to be one of its kind which is going to launch in the fourth quarter of 2012. The surprising part of this phone is that it will be touchscreen one and no physical keypad which is a trademark of blackberry, this was heard from a spokeswoman who told the Associated Press about it. The company declined to say when a physical keyboard model might be available.
If you ask me then i would say that this news isn’t all that surprising, since the Dev Alpha device on which RIM is demonstrating Blackberry 10 also uses a touchscreen instead of physical keys. Apart from it the virtual keyboard in Blackberry 10 is one of the operating system’s featured attractions. While the user types, suggested words appear above the next letters in the sequence, and the user can flick upwards from that letter to automatically complete the word.
Colin Gillis, an analyst with BGC Financial, told the AP “The physical keyboard is the most dominant item that separates out Research In Motion from its competitors”. “If you are not playing to your historical strengths you may find it more difficult to get traction.”
In later days its obvious that blackberry will surely launch one with a key pad because only a touchscreen model wont suit all customers.