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BlackBerry Z10 review
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An interesting and well-resolved fresh operating system and fine build quality, but it’s up against some gravely stiff competition
BlackBerry Ten OS, Four.2in 1,280×768 display
BlackBerry has bot all overheen the news recently, and not usually for the right reasons. The once-dominant smartphone manufacturer has seen its stock submerge ter latest years spil it struggled with the competition from Apple and Android.
The company’s certainly not going down without a fight, tho’. After a rebrand from RIM to BlackBerry, two fresh handsets have appeared running the fresh BlackBerry Ten OS: the keyboard-equipped BlackBerry Q10 and this, the touchscreen-only Z10.
Initial impressions of the Z10 aren’t brilliant, spil it’s a fairly uninspiring black rectangle with rounded corners, the Z10 wasgoed all too often described spil a “poor man’s iPhone Five” during our time with the handset.
The non-slip rubber back is a winner
However, it feels like it would get through slew of manhandle. There’s no ripple at all ter the bod, and the rubber rear means you’re unlikely to druppel it. It feels reassuringly intense, but 136g isn’t out of the ordinary for a modern smartphone.
OUT WITH THE OLD
The fresh BlackBerry Ten OS is the big selling point for this phone, and it’s a yam-sized step forward from previous touchscreen BlackBerrys. You can banish memories of the horrendous BlackBerry Storm, spil the Z10 feels like a slick and modern smartphone.
Navigating BlackBerry Ten is all about swiping from left to right. The OS is arranged te a series of panels, for messaging, open apps and your main app tray.
When you make the ‘huis’ gesture, which involves swiping up from the bottom of the display, you go to a screen of currently-open programs, each represented by a thumbnail. When you switch inbetween apps, the previously-used program stays open te a frozen state, which makes it very quick to open it again. This means that once you’ve bot using your phone for a while, you uncommonly need to go back to the app tray to find and open an app again, spil if you’ve used it before it will still be running.
The homescreen shows your currently-running apps spil a series of cards, Palm OS-style
BlackBerry Ten also has a standard app tray containing several screens of icons, which you can rearrange by long-pressing and dragging apps to where you want them.
So far the OS feels like a mix of Android and the defunct Palm OS. However, this is a BlackBerry, so messaging is never far away. Swipe left from the huis screen and you’ll find the BlackBerry Hub. This is a well-designed interface for all your messaging, from your email accounts through text messaging through voicemail. The accounts are displayed te a list, accomplish with a number denoting the number of unread messages ter each and an asterisk for any fresh email.
The messaging hub is a good way to keep track of numerous accounts
The asterisk is a particularly neat touch, while many smartphones just vertoning you the number of unread messages, which may include a number you have just chosen to overlook, BlackBerry OS Ten lets you know if your collection of 685 unread messages contains a fresh one. The BlackBerry Hub also has an aggregated inbox, which brings all your messages into one place, together with any upcoming appointments if you swipe down from the top of the screen.