BlackBerry Z10 gets the once over on Austrian video; is this the first BlackBerry 10 TV ad?
another BlackBerry Storm type launch. So far, though, the Z10 looks like a sleek, head-turning device and we have to say that the current management team led by CEO Thorsten Heins has the company running on all cylinders.
The other video below was captured directly off the television screen, but the quality is not that bad. As any investor worth his salt knows, this is cable channel CNBC and what we are seeing is an ad for BlackBerry 10 which apparently is one of CNBC's sponsors for coverage of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. By the way, if you look at the stock prices on the bottom of the television screen, you'll see Apple on its way to closing under $500.
So we have a detailed look at the BlackBerry Z10 (albeit in German), pre-orders, and now an ad. All that is left is the launch of the actual phone.
source: nerdberry, MobileGeeks (translated) via Engadget, BerryReview
1. MeoCao (unregistered)
Great stuff, very smooth and nice transition effects. BB10 is much more innovative than WP8 and deserves 3rd place.
6. wendygarett (unregistered)
Are you telling me that 20 years old icons (apple creations) is better than brand new live tile?
14. MeoCao (unregistered)
live tiles are wrong implementation of widgets Wendy.
the information in live tiles is scattered and difficult to managed, not customizable and incomplete.
and they are distracting too.
16. wendygarett (unregistered)
I personally think live tile is simple, and informative... However in widget, only clock widget is useful, the rest are very manual and you need to update yourself, live tile update themselves when your data is on... I own android and my friend own lumias and I can tell that...
17. MeoCao (unregistered)
if you use WP phone as a toy live tiles are fun Wendy.
18. wendygarett (unregistered)
I don't know how to communicate with you meocao... :(
22. MeoCao (unregistered)
You want to send me an email? I'm too old for such young girls like u Wendy...
lol just joking
15. abdane (Posts: 492; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
this phone looks like an iPhone 5... if it sells well, apple will not hesitate to sue them...
23. Commentator (Posts: 3150; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
I've used Live Tiles on my Windows 8 PC for their intended purpose exactly 0 times. They're that frustrating medium between a widget and an icon: they don't show enough information to be an effective widget, and they take up a clumsy amount of space as an icon.
24. wendygarett (unregistered)
In pc, yes it's totally frustrating coz I experienced it, but on tablet, things getting different :)
25. Commentator (Posts: 3150; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
How so? My laptop has a touchscreen, so I'm able to use it as a tablet if I want to. It still doesn't change that the information displayed by the Tiles isn't usually helpful at all.
4. wendygarett (unregistered)
Aww come on!!!
8. blackice214 (Posts: 164; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)
lol,Blackberry looks cool but it's not for me, (19 yrs College student)
9. wendygarett (unregistered)
I understand :D
3. wendygarett (unregistered)
125gram is a huge advantages for the businessman to pick with :)
5. ckoch125 (Posts: 191; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
I like the slide up the screen to wake it up but wonder if it will have problems with being unlocked in pocket?
7. joey18 (Posts: 587; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)
there 2. hot phones now the sony z and the blackberry z10 i will try the blackberry bcs iwas my firts phone. 6 years ago en 2 years android motorola and 4 months samsung galaxy en long time iphone 4 and 5 now i sold my iphone 5 for the blackberry z10
10. smileychix (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)
I shoud say this is the first "smartphone" of Blackberry. XD I don't consider as smartphone the previos BB. haha
11. BattleBrat (Posts: 1302; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
I like it... Gonna have to get my hands on it though....
13. SleepingOz (unregistered)
If I have to use another platform apart from Android, it'll be UBUNTU.
19. Commentator (Posts: 3150; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
AUSTRIAN, not AUSTRALIAN.
Jeeze, and you'd think the language used in the video was a dead-giveaway...
21. Alan01 (Posts: 298; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)
Hope the Chamber of Commerce in austria won't be mad!
In all seriousness, thanks!