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BlackBerry 10 interface gesture guide

0. phoneArena posted on 03 Oct 2012, 03:11

BlackBerry 10 and the first devices running on the new platform are approaching their launch in early 2013, and as that day comes we are getting to know more…

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posted on 03 Oct 2012, 03:22 9

1. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

these actually seem really convenient! caint wait to see more of their UI and OS......if this comes together well then it will be a strong competitor in the game because they already have the spec sheet down all they need to do is capitalize on is their UI and other things like apps and app store

All in all good job Rim and keep it up :)

also that design looks really good as well so thats another plus for them

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 03:24

2. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)

do people will remember all those gestures? i dont think so....RIM please make something that make us say "WOW" in bb 10 otherwise it won't succeed

blackberry messenger service outages again in asia pacific, lol, it shows stupidity of RIM (RIP)

i think pikapowerize will come

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 03:33 2

5. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

I agree with you. I went to shop last time to have a look at their playbook and I did not know at all how to operate it.
besides, keyboard on Android comes out automatically just right at the times it is needed, so why to switch to manual where I have to bring it up everytime with 2 fingers?

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 03:36 1

6. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)

i think blackberry users aren't accustomed to virtual keyboard,

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 12:46 1

10. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

It takes a bit of getting used to. The tablet tells you about the gestures during setup. That said, it works brilliantly. For the most part it works the same as it does on the Playbook, except it seems they've added more gestures, and the keyboard moton used to be swipe from lower left or right corner towards center. Bringing the keyboard up say in the browser will automatically allow you to type in a new address, and it has some other uses. I also like the swiping on the sides to switch apps, its pretty handy. Also it seems to be more multitasking friendly, as say if you swipe down to up or to another app sideways, say if you're playing a game, it will automatically pause. With Android, the home button is used to minimize an app and back is used to close it, but you often have to hit back several times in some apps to actually be able to close it as back is also used to go back a screen in the same app. Closing apps and switching between them is infinitely more intuitive than Android, without sacrificing powerful multitasking like ios does.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 03:32 2

3. Jonathan41 (Posts: 532; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)

This looks interesting. Show me what you got Blackberry. You guys really, need to pull out all the stops on this one. Don't sacrifice on the specs.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 03:32 2

4. SIGPRO (Posts: 1887; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)

That's is the UI of the N9......damn just a copy O_o

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 04:08 3

7. pegasso (Posts: 285; Member since: 27 Nov 2011)

swipe to unlock?
Apple will sue!

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 20:09

12. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

but thats not left to right... its swipe up to unlock! its very good and i fresh looking while unlocking the devices.. its not like WPs style to unlock but different and unique!

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 05:45 2

8. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

Hello there "almost" identical Swipe UI from nokia. :D

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 20:11

13. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

swipe UI was a genius and the most elegant UI ever! but actually the UI od BB10 isnt competely the same with N9's...

it follows the flow and gestures of your hand...

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 07:31

9. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

guys you remember that lawsuit where the lawyer showed a blackberry device to prove things could be "different" I want to see his face when he sees that black rectangle over there

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 15:55

11. martinikatz (Posts: 6; Member since: 05 May 2012)

Contrary to another's post, these gestures don't seem difficult to remember. Nobody's trying to remember them from just having seen them. On using them (and they aren't difficult to use), they'll become second nature, just as with any phone, keyboard, or riding a bicycle. Apart from that, they look convenient and they seem to cover most necessary functions. It looks like RIM and Blackberry are on their way to being competitive again. Way to go, RIM!

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