BlackBerry continues to roll out new information on its impending BlackBerry 10.3 OS update. Yesterday the company released a beta version of the BlackBerry 10.3 SDK to developers, taking the time to explain the four new “guiding principles” of the OS’ new aesthetic, while also confirming an upcoming 1440x1440px QWERTY smartphone. Today, BlackBerry’s Director of Software Product Management, Michael Clewely, has expanded on information previously posted to his BBM channel about 10.3’s feature set.
Clewley again confirms BB 10.3’s signature action bar and endless folders (i.e. folders without app limits), while organizing feature additions into three main camps: Home Screen, BlackBerry Hub, and Calendar. Some additions are minor but remote IMAP email search, weekly agenda views, and quick access to system settings will appeal to the “keep moving” crowd. BB 10.3 also features a much-needed redesign to the BlackBerry Camera UI to simplify picture taking and speed up toggling between camera settings.
The full list of additions to BlackBerry 10.3 OS can be found at the source link below.
Disclosure: I worked for BlackBerry from 2009-2011. Michael Clewley is one of the first RIM employees I ever met. He’s not so secretly a huge Transformers fan.