Its no secret to anyone that RIM has been lagging behind in the mobile space. With a CEO switch up, BB Playbook struggling to meet expectation and many top executives leaving the company, RIM needs a miracle if they ever expect to find themselves back in the consumer market competing. While the Blackberry PlayBook may have not gotten the sales that RIM wanted it to, the software had gotten praises for being fluid and functional. The next question was when were they going to bring that QNX OS to phones. If leaked screen shots of the alleged BB OS 10 from CrackBerry.com are any indication, expect a huge revamp.
The first major thing you will notice is that OS 10 might primarily be a touch based OS which will be a huge shift from BlackBerries of the past that were keyboard focused. From the title screen shot home screen widgets make their debut ala Android while the mini page of apps seem to draw inspiration from Windows Phone 7. Also the folder implementation falls in line with what you see on Android 4.0 and iOS 5. While not inside the folder you can see what icons are inside the folder which makes looking for apps much easier.
Shots of the call screen are shown as well. As you can see, there is a video chat option which would prove that phones running BB OS 10 will have front facing cameras that can do video calls. Whether they will use a proprietary solution or use Skype has yet to be seen.
Universal Inbox support will also be in tow considering it is on the upcoming PlayBook 2.0 software update. Once again bringing RIM up to speed with Apple, Microsoft and Google in the mobile OS space.
All of these purported screenshot are likely to change before the final software ships. Look for an official announcement to come by the end of 2012.