BlackBerry 10 Google Talk, Twitter and voice control apps shown in leaked screenshotsAlex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
The BlackBerry 10 leaks just keep on trickling out ahead of RIM's Jan. 30 launch event, giving BlackBerry fans little nuggets of information to keep them entertained until the new operating system is actually released to the public. The latest round of leaks has shown off a few new apps for BlackBerry 10 that are likely to be high up on the "Most Frequently Used" lists of many users.
First up, we've got some screenshots from BlackBerry Reinvention have revealed the Google Talk and Twitter apps for BlackBerry 10, both of which feature a set of navigation buttons at the bottom of the screen. The Google Talk app has options for Contacts, Chats and Invites and is also integrated into the BlackBerry Hub, which is a sort of unified inbox for a user's device. The official Twitter app looks fairly similar to the apps that are already available on other platforms, with a blue Twitter logo up top and the usual Home, Connect, Discover and Me options on the left panel.
The other app that's leaked out today is one that'll be built in to BlackBerry 10. A user on the CrackBerry forums has posted a screenshot showing BlackBerry 10's voice control capability, which presents the user with example commands like "Send an email to Megan" and "Search the Internet for custom cars." Unsurprisingly, the voice control app can also compose a BBM message, with users only needing to tell their device "Send a BBM message" to their desired recipient.
There's nothing terribly shocking to be found in today's leaks, but it's good to see that apps like Google Talk and Twitter are coming along well. The voice control app also looks nice, and considering how big voice controls/search are on other platforms like iOS and Android, I'm sure that BlackBerry fans are glad to see that they'll be getting their own version once BlackBerry 10 finally hits shelves. We've gotten a few looks at the BlackBerry 10 software that RIM and developers have been working hard on in recent months, so what do you all think of RIM's new OS so far? Has what we've seen gotten you excited for Jan. 30?