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RIM shows how BlackBerry 10 touch screen keys could rival even its traditional keyboards [video]

Updated Dec 26th, 2019 10:07PM EST

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This week has been a very good one for Research In Motion (RIMM) and BlackBerry 10 news. First there was the teaser by RIM, then a detailed leak from Vietnam, followed by a mouth-watering video walk-through leak. And now the company has released a new video with Vivek Bhardwaj, Head of Software Portfolio for BlackBerry showing off BlackBerry 10’s touchscreen keyboard. As BlackBerry purists know, nothing beats a physical keyboard, until maybe now. Bhardwaj says the keyboard on BlackBerry 10 is visually designed to look and feel like a physical BlackBerry keyboard with frets in between key rows “maximized edge-to-edge.” The keyboard is also more intelligent and personalized, automatically learning words based on your vocabulary for future suggestion. The keyboard’s also got a cool contextual awareness feature that automatically adds spaces between words when you need to rapidly type something out. Bhardwaj says the software knows how to infer where the spaces should go and that the content awareness is smart enough to switch between several languages such as English and Spanish. We’ve posted the full video below, and the new keyboard capabilities look awesome.

Raymond Wong is a technology reporter with a passion for cutting-edge gadgets and clean design. His writing has appeared on DVICE, Ubergizmo, G4TV, Yahoo News, NBC blogs. You might even have seen his videos on Xbox LIVE.