It may not be out until next year, but RIM has announced the standard resolution specs for future BlackBerry 10 full touchscreen and keyboard devices, meaning app developers can get to work on prepping their applications.
But there is a caveat. The first BlackBerry 10 device, which RIM CEO Thorsten Heins has confirmed will be a full touchscreen device, will sport the same resolution – 1280 x 768 - as the Dev Alpha device unveiled at BlackBerry World in May, but future devices will be slightly different.
So not standardised then? Well yes and no. All future touchscreen BlackBerry 10 models after the first device will sport a 1280 x 720 resolution. This means developers planning to introduce apps on the first BlackBerry 10 device will need to alter it slightly for future devices.
The other option, as suggested by RIM, is to consider “letter boxing” the app, to leave a 24-pixel border on either side of the display.
As for BlackBerry 10 devices that house a keyboard . . .well, that’s a little more straightforward. They will all have a resolution of 720 x 720.
Despite announcing BlackBerry 10 at BlackBerry World in May, the Canadian manufacturer has been forced to delay the release until 2013, leading many to question the future of the once smartphone giant, though Heins is convinced RIM will recover.
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