Today, a 14-page PDF file of the user interface on BlackBerry’s upcoming BlackBerry 10 smartphones was leaked. The pictures show the homescreen features BlackBerry’s version of Android’s widgets and Windows Phone 7′s tiles. These are not static icons. Instead, they are dynamic mini-apps that are animated to provide useful information, such as the current weather and the song being played on the music player. Like icons, they can be pressed to open the app for its full features.
Information in the PDF file indicates that the UI is being designed by TAT, the Swedish design firm that created Android’s UI, and was later acquired by RIM. Another image shows the call screen, where a video chat button allows users to easily turn on video chat. BlackBerry 10 devices will be the first BlackBerry smartphones to feature a rear-facing camera for video chat.
With the award-winning user interface designs of TAT combined with the unparalleled performance of the QNX operating system, it is without a doubt that the experience users will have on BlackBerry 10 smartphone will be miles ahead of the iPhone. BlackBerry 10 superphones are expected to arrive September to October.