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Still, the software is responsive and easy for a non-BlackBerry devotee to master, and is more impressive than the anonymous hardware that contains it.
In some respects, the continued presence of the Qwerty is at odds with some of the smarter elements of BlackBerry 10's user interface — I found that swapping the home button with an upward swipe mades sense pretty quickly, as did Peek.
The Peek functionality (seen above) in particular makes for some elegant multitasking in here — I was impressed by being able to take a look at my email while continuing to stream a video from the BBC website, for example.
Other software such as Docs to Go is handy for a business audience and easy to use, but the number of apps available remains somewhat limited, and remians a broader issue around attracting developers to BlackBerry's ecosystem.
The predictive text system works very nicely, and the option to "clear learnt words" is also a nice touch that could save you from an embarrassing damn-you-autocorrect moment, too.