Research in Motion (RIM) is very busy these days readying its all new BlackBerry 10 operating system with new hardware. The company’s BlackBerry Jam event is going on and the Canadian smart phone manufacturer is busy showing off the new features in the smart phone. One of the features is the social media integration, which is now a very core and important feature, something which can make or break a deal for many customers.
RIM has been successful in integrating four major social networks right into the operating system, which include Facebook, Twitter, Four Square, and LinkedIn. Yes, there is native support for all these four social networks. Though, at the event, the company demoed only Facebook on the new operating system and the new hardware.
The inclusion of social networks into the core of a smart phone has become so important that without it, a smart phone would feel incomplete. And I have personally experienced it on a non-branded Android tablet which had no access to Google’s Play Store.
BlackBerry Hub will also have deep integration of these four social networks, according to the company. And when the smart phone comes into the market in a few months, there will be plenty of apps and games for the users to jump into the experience of a very mature ecosystem. The company said that it will use the all new App World to sell music, movies, games, and more, bringing it close to other competitors such as the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.
Also, RIM did mention that there will be a lot of games to play on the new and improved smart phone. We can expect games from Gameloft, which was one of the content providers mentioned by the company at the event. At the launch of the App World, RIM said that there will be over 100,000 apps.
If you are an app developer and want to test your luck in the BB ecosystem, you can start submitting your apps to the App World starting October 10th. Also, carrier testing of the new smart phone will begin next month. Expect the smart phone to hit the market pretty soon.
Source: The Verge