According to RIM boss Thorsten Heins, we shouldn’t expect the first BlackBerry 10 handset(s) to drop till January 2013. Still a few months to go then.
However, developers are currently beavering away on all-important Blackberry 10 content, and RIM has told ‘em how many pixels to keep in mind.
Firstly, full touch BlackBerry 10 devices will rock a resolution of 1280 x 720, yielding a 16:9 aspect ratio.
On the other hand, BlackBerry 10 devices with a traditional full QWERTY keyboard will have a square display, with a 720 x 720 resolution.
However (that seemed too simple, right?), the first BlackBerry 10 handset, an all touch device, will arrive with a 1280 x 768 resolution, as found on the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha.
Over on the Inside BlackBerry Developer Blog, the RIMmers suggest that developers can either tailor their apps for each resolution, or consider “letter boxing” – chopping 24 pixels off either side.
RIM says: “We are committed to making the BlackBerry platform the absolute best – and easiest – application platform for you develop on in order to innovate and grow your business.” Lovely.