Research in Motion (RIM) has announced that its next-generation Blackberry 10 operating system (OS) will feature support for HD screens.
The BlackBerry maker posted on its developer blog that full touch BlackBerry 10 smartphones will release with 720p (1280×720 pixels) HD resolution displays with 16:9 Aspect Ratio, and rumor circles believe it will come with a 4.3-inch touchscreen.
“As everyone knows by now, the screen resolution on the Dev Alpha device is 1280×768. Let’s just go on record and confirm that this will be the screen resolution shipped with the first BlackBerry 10 full touch device,” the blog post reads.
RIM also revealed that upcoming BlackBerry 10 devices holding on to its trademark portrait QWERTY design will feature 720p (720×720 pixels) HD resolution displays with 1:1 Aspect Ratio.
“Thorsten Heins has also gone on record letting everyone know that full touch isn’t going to be the only BlackBerry device that we produce. We are also continuing with our iconic keyboard for users like me who love typing on a physical keyboard. This new physical keyboard device will have a screen resolution of 720 x 720.”
BlackBerry 10, which is set to debut in Q1 2013 after a delayed release, is widely regarded as the company’s last hurrah to dig out of plummeting sales and revenues.
Other than support for HD screen resolutions, BlackBerry 10 OS boasts a revamped onscreen keyboard, improved multitasking, an enhanced browser and redesigned camera interface.
Source & Image: BlackBerry Dev Blog