Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Sep 2012 20:08 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "RIM has just unveiled the latest iteration of the BlackBerry 10 operating system, set to be released on new devices early next year. We have finally gotten a look at the UI RIM will be shipping, and it's an interesting mix of user interaction metaphors we've seen on multiple devices to this point and a strong progression from the version of the software we first saw back in May." It looks nice. I like it.
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Too handy
by MOS6510 on Thu 27th Sep 2012 04:55 UTC
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It isn't very user friendly if you need 3 hands to operate it as clearly visible at 01:33 of the video.

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RE: Too handy
by Risthel on Thu 27th Sep 2012 12:14 in reply to "Too handy"
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Unleash the power of your thumbs and your nose using BlackBerry 10! 3 point multitouch

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RE: Too handy
by libray on Thu 27th Sep 2012 17:20 in reply to "Too handy"
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It is the first multiuser handset.

But seriously, the UI additions to the experience already had by WebOS and TabletOS users is good. Smartphones are communications devices, and having texts, emails and BBMs underneath all the time in an integrated apps is kinda cool. Calendar is also underneath everything and above the communications app.

The iPhone 4S and 5 lackluster releases shows a slowdown in revolutionary handsets and the BB10 models will have an opportunity to leapfrog the iPhone 5.

Edited 2012-09-27 17:25 UTC

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Don't be so lame
by JimBroad on Thu 27th Sep 2012 17:29 in reply to "Too handy"
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Only required one finger, if you examine what was going on at that point...

Looks like while demonstrating the multitasking, the reviewer opened a not so pretty or useful screen test/demo(edit: looks like contacts app that wasnt functioning properly), that he was not expecting. He was about to stumble, guy in background realized this, and jumped in to help get it out of the way and closed it so it wouldn't happen again for the sake of the demo. At the same time reviewer moved to a new app.

If anything I'd say its a testament to how responsive device is. A lot of things happened in that brief moment and phone didn't stutter at all.

Edited 2012-09-27 17:34 UTC

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RE: Too handy
by Neolander on Fri 28th Sep 2012 06:59 in reply to "Too handy"
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It isn't very user friendly if you need 3 hands to operate it as clearly visible at 01:33 of the video.

Well, the title can be read as a "3-hands on" of "Blackberry 10" after all ;)

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RE[2]: Too handy
by MOS6510 on Fri 28th Sep 2012 07:11 in reply to "RE: Too handy"
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I guess you can make all kinds of jokes, but as the extra hand is black you have to be careful not to upset the more political correct among us.

But I found it rather funny the extra hand showed up. It didn't really add anything and its sudden intervention was completely ignored. The voice didn't acknowledge it and the hands didn't seem to mind either. I would slap it.

I wonder why they just didn't reshoot it without the extra hand.

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RE: Too handy
by kcorey on Fri 28th Sep 2012 12:20 in reply to "Too handy"
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Wait a minute...are you sure that was a /hand/?

Hey, RIM might just be about to reveal a bold new frontier...the "3rd leg interface".

Plus...guaranteed neither Apple nor Google has a patent on that.


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