One of the statements that really excited me from RIM’s CEO, Thorsten Heins, was that he was committed to BlackBerry 10. Specifically Thorsten said that “quality matters” and that he is laser focused on making sure the BlackBerry 10 experience will be perfect at launch. According to him there is a lot more to come for BlackBerry 10 beyond what we have seen so far. This includes the seamless flow between multiple applications that run in real time in the background. Something other platforms cannot provide. That way when you flow you have everything at your fingertips.
The BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha is definitely not a final device but it gives developers an idea of form factor. RIM is making sure that the experience with full touch builds on RIM’s previous experience with PlayBook and even Storm and BlackBerry 7. They want to make sure that typing both on touchscreens and physical keyboards are the best.
I am just hoping this means that RIM is dedicated to make sure BlackBerry 10 is a full experience instead of a half delivered one like the BlackBerry PlayBook. I am loving that RIM is finally focused on delivering a final product instead of a dev one.
Thorsten also shared why he thinks RIM really has something with BlackBerry 10. He said that when the different teams presented him for the first time all the integration points of the building blocks of BlackBerry 10 a few weeks back there was no stuttering, hourglassing, hickups, or anything. This is BlackBerrys future and everything was running in real time.