TDC Exclusive: Blackberry 10 devices will all have one standard resolution

By on March 14, 2012
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Unlike previous generations, all BB10 devices will feature a standard resolution according to Lewa Abukhait.

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It’s no mystery that RIM expects their woes to alleviate with the arrival of Blackberry 10 at the end of this year, and they’ve been working hard towards not making it another mis-step in their product line. At the Tbreak Developers Conference today, we had the Senior Alliance Manager of RIM Middle East Lewa Abukhait speaking at the event and gave us an official statement that unlike the previous Blackberry operating systems, Blackberry 10 will have one standard resolution on all the devices.

He spoke about the difficulties developers sometimes face in developing an app for the Blackberry platform and then having to customise and tweak it for the various resolutions on different Blackberry devices like the Curve, Bold, and the Torch. But that will not be an issue with Blackberry 10, says Abukhait. The operating system will make things easier by having a single standard resolution on all the devices that will implement it, so developers will only have to develop one definitive version of their application.

What does that really mean? Throughout the years, the Curve and the Bold have had different resolutions and different price points because of that. Now that there’s one resolution to work it, does that mean that RIM is ditching the different Blackberry family model and adopting a single Blackberry 10 phone style? We’ve already seen the pictures of the leaked prototype and there is a possibility that all the devices may look like that, without the smaller and lower-priced models. Or will all the Curve and Bold share the same resolution?

We’ll have to wait and see about that, but take this information for what it’s worth considering a dire lack of information about the much awaited OS.


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