June 26, 2012 9:22am
When RIM showed of their new BlackBerry 10 OS at BlackBerry World 2012 they communicated its “flow.” We saw the homescreen, touchscreen QWERTY keyboard and email. One of the major missing pieces was their BlackBerry Messenger service. BBM is essencial to RIM’s offering and they currently have over 59 million subscribers. Today another internal doc has leaked online showing BBM on the L-Series and N-Series devices that indicates RIM will be pushing out themes, which will somewhat give users customization and save on battery life.
The images look like you’ll have the option to switch between a standard white background, or a black background and change the colour of the BBM messages. RIM states that by simply changing the screen from white to a black background your battery consumption could be decreased by as much as 25%, then changing the colour of your BBM messages could see a decrease battery consumption upwards of 75%.
Looks like RIM is taking aim at battery life in BB10.
One more pic after the break…What do you think?