Today RIM will finally unveil, BlackBerry 10, a new mobile OS that’s more modern than the stale BlackBerry 7 OS, and designed to compete with Android and the iPhone.
To show off the new platform RIM will livestream the launch event where it will announce two new BlackBerry 10 phones, likely including the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry X10 in addition to the new OS. The new BlackBerry 10 is gesture based like the PlayBook OS, but will fit in a wider variety of devices.
BlackBerry 10 features a unique homescreen that shows users a preview of their open apps, so there’s no guessing as to what they were doing inside the app. The OS comes with the traditional BlackBerry security, but also has tight social networking integration with Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and LinkedIn.
Update: Added link to watch BlackBerry 10 Event on iPhone, Android and BlackBerry
Read: What to Expect from RIM
BlackBerry 10 also features a unique camera app with a “rewind” feature so users don’t have to worry about a friend blinking of not smiling at just the right moment.
Watch the BlackBerry 10 Event Live in Video
The BlackBerry 10 event will stream on this website starting at 10 a.m. ET, 7 a.m. PT. The stream should work on any desktop OS. RIM posted the following link to watch the BlackBerry 10 event on mobile devices.
Follow BlackBerry 10 Launch Event Live Blogs
If the livestream fails, there are always liveblogs to fall back on. Liveblogs are also great for users who can’t listen to the livestream while at work.
Ars Technica and Engadget provide some of the best liveblogs for these live events, and both will have blogs for RIM’s event. They’ll provide information, some commentary and great photos of the event as it happens.
The News on GottaBeMobile.com
As always, Gotta Be Mobile will cover the news from RIM’s big BlackBerry 10 event as well, bringing the latest news on the platform and the two new BlackBerry 10 phones that RIM will show off.
We’ll provide insight into the announcements as well as advice on who should buy the new BlackBerry 10 devices and why you’ll like the gesture-based interface.
All of GottaBeMobile’s coverage will appear on the homepage and on the BlackBerry 10 hub page.
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