Video shows early reactions to BlackBerry 10

Video shows early reactions to BlackBerry 10
With the presidential inauguration bringing plenty of people into Washington D.C., RIM decided it would set up a tent in conjunction with the Canadian Embassy. The idea was that users could come in the area and test out BlackBerry 10 on the BlackBerry PlayBook. Why not give them a BlackBerry Z10 to test? Somehow, we could see that turning into a PR nightmare for RIM with Mr. Blurrycam and his whole extended family (Mr. Badcrop, Granny Lowflash, etc.) taking pictures of what is supposed to be top secret until next Wednesday. On the other hand we're not certain that the experience portrayed BlackBerry 10 as it should.

The BlackBerry 10 was tested on a BlackBerry PlayBook

The BlackBerry 10 was tested on a BlackBerry PlayBook

Since the video below is made by RIM, you are not going to hear a discouraging word. What you do hear is raves about BlackBerry Balance, which allows you to have one for work and play. At work, certain apps can be used while others cannot, and your company's IT department has some control over the phone. But shift into play, and you have complete freedom. The word correction system also received some praise. We've seen how a suggested word shows up on the virtual QWERTY where it can be swiped into a message. The smoothness and responsiveness of the OS was also receives special attention.

Things are falling into place and unlike other handset manufacturers, there actually seems to be a real live buzz around BlackBerry for the first time since the BlackBerry Storm was set to become the first touchscreen 'Berry. But this time, it looks like RIM has cooked the software just right for the launch.

source: RIM

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11 Comments

1. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Great :)

2. wendygarett unregistered

I'll take the bb10 version of playbook thank you very much :)

3. aco96

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

BB is hot! :)

4. slaggyb

Posts: 218; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

i have a blackberry bold 9900 and am definitely upgrading..

5. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

back to 4 major os... im excited for blackberry actually but im still leaning towards the release of the next nexus device though :/

6. rickywinataa

Posts: 262; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

with RIM planning to license BB 10, i think samsung, lg or htc should make one BB phone. RIM might not go with larger screen or a15 processor with FHD resolution, so it would be a good idea for them

7. atsamman

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

how come no guys in this video ...guess they know better to stay away from it

8. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

#BlackBerry10Believe!! just amazing!!! i really want one badly!!! i love all the features!! very very lovely! and its AWESOME!!!

9. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

"Since the video below is made by RIM, you are not going to hear a discouraging word;" they must have taken that cue from that "other" company in Cupertino that fabricates their own "control study" promotional videos. BlackBerry should take it to the street: Union Square (NYC), Times Square (NYC), Poydras (next Sunday, February 3rd), etc - to see what people [really] say. Nevertheless, good luck RIM I sincerely hope you can drag yourself out of that volcano you've been stuck in since 2007.

10. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

they did a similar video when they released the first playbook....

11. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

Everything they mentioned in this video cannot be achieved with an Android. I haven't really been following blackberry. I just wanna know why I should wait on this instead of getting on of the many Androids on the market today?

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