Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st Jan 2013 18:12 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "With BlackBerry 10's official launch just around the corner, we happened upon a few photos of the final gold master version of the operating system running on a BlackBerry Z10 handset. Well, thanks to a close source at BlackBerry, we actually can show you about 100 photos of the phone's operating system in full detail. Every screen, every option menu, every app - let's take a ride together." Eh. Let's hope using it is a better experience than looking at it.
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How to
by Soulbender on Mon 21st Jan 2013 18:35 UTC
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bore your audience in fitfty billion easy steps. That's the approximate amount of wizard/setup/what-the-hell-ever screenshots you have to see before something even remotely interesting happen: you get to see an analog clock. Wow.
BB10 may be great, it may be utter crap or it may be ok. There's absolutely no way to tell which from that slideshow.
Half of the time I couldnt even be sure if I saw a screenshot of the phone or a page from the user guide.

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RE: How to
by Neolander on Mon 21st Jan 2013 19:33 in reply to "How to"
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Well, I agree that the screenshots are taken in pretty boring places, but there is also quite a lot of interesting things that can be learned from them. As an example, you can see user-controlled application sandboxing, NFC-based device automation, an extensive collection of security and privacy settings, what looks like user access to the directory hierarchy...

I do prefer a detailed review, with written explanations, to such a picture dump, but I also see how people could be interested in this. Myself, I'm waiting for full hands-on hardware reviews before I can get a serious opinion on the new Blackberry ecosystem.

Edited 2013-01-21 19:33 UTC

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RE: How to
by pandronic on Mon 21st Jan 2013 21:01 in reply to "How to"
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I don't know, I'm excited by this stuff. I'm the kind of person that takes every menu and option in a device and checks it out.

BTW, BB10 looks pretty good. For the sake of competition and variety, go Blackberry!

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RE[2]: How to
by Morgan on Mon 21st Jan 2013 22:37 in reply to "RE: How to"
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I couldn't have said it better. I'm excited to try one out when they come to my Sprint store this summer. I have a feeling I may just end up with one too, if I like what I see then.

Just based on these screenshots I already know I like the interface better than Android 4.1. Of course, I went from a Treo 650 to an original iPhone to a BlackBerry, where I stayed for several years before getting my first Android phone in late 2010, so I'm partial to the platform anyway. It's rock-solid and reliable as a communication platform, unlike most other smartphones I've had.

I just hope the full touchscreen and consumer-friendly focus doesn't detract from that reliability.

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