Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Jan 2013 23:28 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The smartphone world is, at this point, a two-horse race. Android has the numbers, Apple's iOS has the figures. Everything else - Symbian, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, etc. - are also-rans. Irrelevant in the grand scheme of things. Even though, say, Windows Phone not making any serious headway into the market, despite boatloads of money poured into the platform, RIM still thinks it can do better with BB10. Austrian website Telekom-Presse has a pretty detailed video hands-on with a BB10 device - the Z10 - and it left me with one burning question: what is BB10's identity?
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by pandronic on Wed 16th Jan 2013 10:09 UTC
pandronic
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2006-05-18

Here's a better hands-on video in English:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqxaQpe1xog

I think the GUI is pretty well thought out, fluid, the gestures make sense and they're not too hard to pick up. Also, it looks pretty nice and the multitasking seems better than Android's or iOS's. As for identity, it comes across as a device made for work (although toggling between Personal and Work mode is pretty sweet).

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by Morgan on Wed 16th Jan 2013 11:22 in reply to "Comment"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

...toggling between Personal and Work mode is pretty sweet...


I believe this is the first time I've seen that concept done the right way, keeping the "personal" and "work" data completely separate, instead of just two different home screens with access to the same pool of data as on some Android devices.

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by phoenix on Fri 18th Jan 2013 00:19 in reply to "Comment"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Now if only they'd bring out a dual-SIM phone, or allow you somehow attach two separate cellular accounts to the phone; one for Work and one for Personal. Separate phone numbers, separate data plans, heck even separate BES/BIS plans (or even get rid of BIS entirely and make it a true Internet access device).

If there aren't separate phone numbers/data plans for Work vs Personal, then it's not really all that useful.

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