x PhoneArena is hiring! Reviewer in the USA

Video shows early reactions to BlackBerry 10

Posted: , by Alan F.

Tags :

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

  • Options

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 00:41 6

1. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

Great :)

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 00:43

2. wendygarett (unregistered)

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

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 01:19 3

3. aco96 (Posts: 242; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)

BB is hot! :)

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 01:21 1

4. slaggyb (Posts: 215; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

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

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 01:27

5. HTCOE (Posts: 635; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)

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

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 02:02

6. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 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

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 03:39 3

7. atsamman (Posts: 74; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

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

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 06:04 2

8. MC1123 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


just amazing!!! i really want one badly!!!

i love all the features!! very very lovely! and its AWESOME!!!

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 08:41

9. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 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.

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 11:40 1

10. StreetNerd (Posts: 836; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)

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

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 19:10

11. Jonathan41 (Posts: 532; Member since: 22 Mar 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?

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories