BB10, the new operating system from BlackBerry has officially launched, here’s a look at some of the main features. Don't forget to take a look at our BlackBerry Z10 price comparison.
Swipe up to access our homescreen, which includes active programs (or frames) like Facebook and Weather.
Swipe right to view other app screens.
Swipe left from any application to access BlackBerry Hub, which correlates all message, including: BBMs, texts, work emails, personal emails and Facebook and Twitter messages.
At the heart of BB10 is BlackBerry Flow, a process of flowing from one application to another naturally, rather than opening and closing applications to complete a task.
When the message indicator blinks, whatever application you are in, swipe up to see what the notification is and swipe right to view your inbox and the sender. Either return to the application, or enter BlackBerry Hub to read the message.
Within BlackBerry Hub, flow from your messages to upcoming events simply by swiping down. Select a meeting to find out more about attendees and information about specific attendees.
That’s the idea of Flow, a wealth of information is available within a few swipes of the BlackBerry Hub
Camera with Time Shift
The BlackBerry Z10 includes a 8-megapixel camera, with a feature called Time Shift Camera Technology, which captures a series of frames simultaneously. Using the dial you can ‘rewind time’ to view the frames and choose the best frame to create the perfect photo. It’s particularly good for people photographs, where the subject may blink or look away.
The BlackBerry keyboard looks really impressive, start typing and suggestions appear over the next letter - simply throw up to accept and a space is inserted automatically.
Auto correct is on-board and cleverly it can also swap between three languages. The more you use the keyboard , the more accurate it becomes, becoming more customised to your typing style - for instance if you tap a particular key on one side.
BlackBerry smartphones are traditionally used by businesses (or enterprise customers). BlackBerry Balance in BB10, lets users set up up separate Personal and Work profiles and swap between by swiping down.
The Work profile includes work apps, emails and access to the Work App Catalogue - if a company wants to recommend apps for installation. It’s possible to lock Balance for security reasons - restricting access to work emails.
So tell us your thoughts on BlackBerry 10 and the new handsets being released - would they tempt you to swap? If you're a BlackBerry user are you excited at the prospect of upgrading to one of the new devices? Share your thoughts in the comments below.