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    Default New BB10 icons caught on video

    As was mentioned before, RIM has updated the guidelines for the icons in BB10 to measure 114 x 114 pixels. Berryreview posted an article citing a recent video that appears to show off the new icon set.

    New BlackBerry 10 Icons Show Up In Video Review - BerryReview

    Screen capture from the video:

    New BB10 icons caught on video-bb10icons.jpg
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    When they mentioned a "drop shadow effect" on the revamped icons, this wasn't what I was expecting. I was thinking the icons wouldn't still be enclosed in a rectangle, but it looks like they are. That means they take up about the same amount of space as the old icons which is a good thing IMO. Bigger touch targets are better for homescreen icons.
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    There is a slight difference, not enough to even count really. Assuming those really are the new ones.
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    mmmm... let's believe that it looks great live...
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    I don't know but I just love that swiping!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bla1ze View Post
    There is a slight difference, not enough to even count really. Assuming those really are the new ones.
    Not that small a difference, compared to the big, solid blocks that got everyone fired up in the first place. Those things were horrendous.
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    Don't like 'em... still.
    Fix them again RIM.
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    The updated icons really look slick, however, I still prefer the first version. It just seemed like the first version needed to have the edges rounded ever so slightly and needed to be tweaked a little bit, that's all. But, its just my preference. It doesn't matter because I'm still going to buy this kick-a** phone anyway and for many other reasons than icons.
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    The icons look a bit smaller and rounded. I didn't have a problem with the previous design, just like now I am cool with the rounded feel of this one. We shall know for sure on 30.1.13
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    Actually, this I would not mind. Perhaps lighten the shadow a bit.

    Looking good!
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    It would be cool if they created the icons to be like BlackBerry App World's icon, but having the differentiated icons have their pictures inside the Black circle and then have the labels under the bottom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by calicocat2010 View Post
    It would be cool if they created the icons to be like BlackBerry App World's icon, but having the differentiated icons have their pictures inside the Black circle and then have the labels under the bottom.
    That is a pretty cool idea. I still like how they are presently and the purported new ones, but that idea is nice.
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    This seems to be an improvement over the square, blocky icons everyone was complaining about previously BUT it's still anyone's guess as to what final production will look like...
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    No matter what the icons look like BB10 looks super smooth now, and fast. And they still have a couple months to make it better too!
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    I like the original square format.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcat665 View Post
    This seems to be an improvement over the square, blocky icons everyone was complaining about previously BUT it's still anyone's guess as to what final production will look like...
    I actually see an improvement here, which I happen to like

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    I really like what I saw in the video. I especially like how visually crisp and clear the keyboard looks. Even though I love the keyboard on my 9900, it is going to be very hard to resist the screen real estate of the London.
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    It isn't that much different, but I think it does look better. There is actual transparency behind the App World icon, for example, which looks much better. So I'm pretty satisfied with the changes from what I can tell.
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    Default New BB10 icons caught on video

    Quote Originally Posted by Bsavvy View Post
    The updated icons really look slick, however, I still prefer the first version. It just seemed like the first version needed to have the edges rounded ever so slightly and needed to be tweaked a little bit, that's all. But, its just my preference. It doesn't matter because I'm still going to buy this kick-a** phone anyway and for many other reasons than icons.
    They can't round the edges...Apple has a patent for that



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    Quote Originally Posted by yitzyw View Post
    They can't round the edges...Apple has a patent for that



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    Hahaha....Nice! That one gave me a good chuckle=) But, I didn't mean like the apple icons, those icons are too rounded and dull for me.
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    wow ... what a reactive and fast interface ... it's far above my current dev Alpha; no "doitagain" swipe and thunder lightning responsiveness.
    Also the "personal" and "work" perimeters (have to bookmark this language lol) ...
    Holly cow sheep, I want this update !!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bla1ze View Post
    There is a slight difference, not enough to even count really. Assuming those really are the new ones.
    based on this reply, im going to assume since Bla1ze has seen the real devices, that these arnt final
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    did anybody else notice the menu button in the video? Looks like they changed the vertical three dots into the BB symbol. Very nice.
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    Why can't they just go with the PlayBook icons
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    Ehh...I liked the original icons better; thought they were more distinctive and fit with the rest of the OS. I still think the OS needs more polished. Things are definitely must faster and it no longer looks like the device is missing swipes, but it isn't all roses. There are lots of things that can be cleaned up (this is often the most tedious, and hardest part, so I sympathize with the engineers!)

    • The menu transitions and the keyboard raising/lowering look a little disjointed (almost like they're not coordinated; can't explain it).
    • The browser loads the images for the tabs after the tab screen is opened; it works, but it feels kinda clunky, and almost like the device isn't as fast as you
    • The browser's address bar remains stuck half-way in the page after the keyboard is closed

    Oh, and AFAICT the menu button hasn't changed (it's still the three dots).
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