Snaps of Research In Motion's (RIM) upcoming BlackBerry 10 OS have leaked online, giving smartfans a rare glimpse of the much-awaited platform revamp.
The folk over at CrackBerry.com managed to intercept an email supposedly sent by one of RIM’s external ad agencies, detailing information about the platform and ideas for future marketing campaigns.
It also contains several snaps of a handset, possibly the Curve Touch, running the latest, freshest BlackBerry 10 OS, due for launch sometime this year.
Among these is a shot of the home screen, which sports a tile-based interface much like Microsoft’s Windows Phone. The app launcher, on the other hand, bears resemblances to Android and iOS.
The call screen is also revealed, which places a picture of the caller on top and buttons just below, including options to add call and initiate video chat.
Unfortunately, the wait for BB10 could be much longer than most would like. RIM has already said there will be no handsets with the new OS until Q4 2012.
Clearly, the Canadian giant wants to make a big splash and ‘get it right’ this time around, following scathing criticism of BlackBerry 7. But some industry analysts are already forecasting it just may be too little and too late.