BlackBerry Z10: First Impressions (Video)

A brand new OS like BlackBerry 10 can be a lot to take in. After our initial encounter with the Z10, we stepped away from the hustle and bustle of the big BB10 unveiling to sit down with the phone and really give the software and hardware a much more thorough examination.

As you’ve probably heard by now, BB10 is all about gesture control, something that becomes painfully obvious when you’re in an app and don’t see any on-screen button to bring you back to the platform’s home screen. Instead, a swipe up from the bottom of the screen triggers that transition, and that’s a gesture you’ll be making quite a bit, as it’s also used to unlock the handset and to check out its Peek notifications. On the flip side, swipes down from the top bring up a convenient menu for changing phone settings.

Don’t worry if that all sounds a bit confusing – the phone’s packed with tutorials to help walk you though what you’ll need to know to navigate this new OS. Check out our video below to see for yourself just what BlackBerry 10 has to offer.

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!