BlackBerry 10 hands on: Virtual keyboard and radical new UI

BlackBerry 10 hands on: Virtual keyboard and radical new UI

Summary: RIM's dramatically overhauled BlackBerry OS is betting on a new virtual keyboard with nifty word recognition to help it make a splash when it arrives later this year. But does it deliver on its promise?

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    Selecting any of the notification icons will take you to the relevant app. BlackBerry 10 nests opened messages — as in the email example pictured — to allow people to see the message without leaving the inbox.

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    Likewise, selecting an attachment from an email will open the attachment in the same nested manner, so that the message and the email inbox are still close to hand.

    Image credit: Ben Woods/ZDNet

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Topics: Mobility, Smartphones

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  • The virtual keyboard and radical new UI are not the important facets here - it's the new development tools that will empower developers to rapidly release quality applications. Everything seems hardware accelerated and buttery smooth. Here is an example:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twZuuGgBuPI
    anonymous