Research In Motion (RIM) fully intends to bounce back from whatever position that they are in at the moment (which is in a rather shabby place, I might add), where they intend to deliver a new contact management system with the upcoming BlackBerry 10 platform so that BlackBerry users are able to enjoy an easy way to tap their contacts’ public profiles. These will range from blog posts to tweets, emails and additional details, and hopefully this will help RIM regain some market share in this highly competitive environment. The new contact management feature is able to pull in contact details from social media as well as other Internet sites, all crammed into a solitary Blackberry page, and will be available on RIM’s next generation of smartphones which are tipped to be released in 2013.
T.A. McCann, the person who spearheads the development of the contacts and BlackBerry Messenger applications for the new platform, said, “BlackBerry has always had this heritage of productivity. We are just going to make it better yet again, when we launch BB10.” This new built-in contacts app on BlackBerry 10 will be able to aggregate the slew of contact information, status updates and meetings, consolidating them all in a single place for easy reference. What do you think of this latest development by RIM? Will it help them claw their way back into contention at the top?