"The rumor mill says that the next-gen RIM smartphones will be underpinned by quad-core Snapdragon S4 chipsets and that will feature HD displays, LTE support, and, of course, the new BlackBerry 10 OS."
A superphone can be an Android phone - the Samsung S2 narrowly qualifies - but it definitely can't be an iPhone
superphones have at least 4-inch screens and proper multitasking that doesn't stop apps when you leave them. You will be shocked - shocked! - to discover that by that definition, the iPhone 4 and 4S aren't superphones.
Superphones are BlackBerry phones
RIM's been promising BlackBerry superphones for ages, and its QNX-loaded phones are due this year. The devices will have dual core processors, 4.1-inch screens and will be out... eventually.
But it was the smartphone's camera that really seemed to excite the audience. It has a feature that captures several frames in quick succession, frames which can be combined to create a single "ideal" picture. For example, if one person was blinking in a group photo shot, they can be replaced with an image of their face taken moments earlier with their eyes open.
When the company demonstrated fixing one picture of a woman — opening her eyes and tacking a smile on her face — the audience gasped and burst into applause.
That enthusiasm was no doubt what organizers hoped for, as app developers will be a major part of the company's strategy to keep pace with competitors.
It also has a camera that allows a user to zoom in on a face within a picture, and to play around with frames on either side of when the picture was taken – and a video was shown of a user winding back the clock on a photo to a moment when the subject’s eyes weren’t closed.
I appreciate the ability to talk about BBW. RIM is making a lot of announcement rights now. The new BBX operating system looks amazing and RIM's first real challenge to the iOS and Android system's...albeit two years too late.
Seriously though, the camera, the keyboard and the browsing system look very well done. The next questions are firstly, is the BB10 OS going to be this easy to use in person, and will the hardware match the software?
I am using a Macbook Air right now. The Apple Os takes getting used to. Though, having a laptop this light is impressive. Also impressive, it runs very cool.