After a very long wait, interspersed with numerous delays, we finally have the first unofficial glimpse of the new BlackBerry 10 OS, a leaked image depicting the Facebook app, which features certain enhancements currently not available in the native Facebook app. In fact, the new Facebook app for BlackBerry 10 also has the option of choosing the quality of the image before uploading it.
The next-gen BlackBerry device seems to be an all-touch device sans a physical keyboard, thus proving the rumors right. According to some reports, BlackBerry 10 will run TAT Cascades, enabling it to provide high-quality native applications and user interface. One of its components is Share UI, which is the interface for sharing pictures, web pages and other objects via Facebook, DropBox, BBM, Picasa and others. There are various levels of controls that offer the capability of hiding the less-frequently-used controls. These will be incorporated in the Cascade Core UI later this year. .
Recently, it was reported that RIM had further delayed the launch of the BlackBerry 10 OS to early 2013, despite seeing a fall in sales numbers and rumors of it slashing around 5,000 jobs. RIM has been on a sharp decline for some months now and the delay will only make its fall more rapid. The delay would make the company lose out on both important shopping periods- Christmas and back-to-school, while its rivals will ride the tide of shopping frenzies that usually characterize these periods.