RIM CEO Thorsten Heins took to the stage at BlackBerry World 2012 to show off some of the new features of the upcoming BlackBerry 10. Most of the features did not seem all that impressive, but one of the things that caught my eye is the soft keyboard.
Most BlackBerry users choose BlackBerry because of the physical keyboard so not including one requires a huge leap of faith by RIM. They have the best QWERTY keyboard on a mobile phone today, but the new BlackBerry 10 devices will have a soft keyboard (at least at launch time).
Check out some of the gestures that RIM will include. I'm not sure how easy it will be to adapt to the gestures, but I'm glad they are actually trying to come up with something new. That's a good sign among many bad signs for RIM.