Thu, 31 Jan 2013 08:45:00 GMT | By The Hindu Business Line

RIM changes name to Blackberry; launches two devices on new OS

One of the new features in the new operating systems is the Hub which integrates social network notifications in addition to BBM and email


RIM changes name to Blackberry; launches two devices on new OS (© Reuters)

New Delhi: Canada based Research In Motion said that it will now be known as Blackberry. The company until now was widely known as RIM and as makers of Blackberry phone. The handset maker also launched two devices under its new operating system Blackberry 10. While the Z10 is an all touch device, the Q10 has QWERTY portrait keyboard

"From today on, we are BlackBerry everywhere in the world." Thorsten Heins, President and CEO, Blackberry said while announcing the company's transformation. Today represents a new day in the history of BlackBerry. Today is not the finish, it is just the starting line." he said.

One of the new features in the new operating systems is the Hub which integrates social network notifications in addition to BBM and email. Contact pages, which are built into the Hub, can show up-to-date social network information and activity, which means with one finger touch, the user can move from one app to the other, right from the Hub.

The keyboard has a unique word prediction feature that lets you "flick" words from the keyboard to the screen. Blackberry executives called it "writing without typing." The keyboard also has built-in multi-language support that's accessible with a gesture. The new OS also has BlackBerry Balance feature.

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