BLACK­BERRY Z10

uk.black­berry.com Screen size: 4.2 inches

Business Traveler (USA) - - TECH SAVVY -

Black­berry to run new BB10 op­er­at­ing sys­tem. It takes its vis­ual cues from the iPhone but dis­penses with any phys­i­cal but­tons. It looks good, but the real sur­prise is how much fun it is to use. The new op­er­at­ing sys­tem has clearly of­fers in­no­va­tive so­lu­tions to prob­lems you didn’t know you had.

Its vir­tual key­board is prob­a­bly the best on the mar­ket, pre­dict­ing the word you are most likely to type next, which saves a lot of time. The ges­ture­based con­trols, which al­low you to “peek” at your so­cial net­works while us­ing an­other app, soon be­come sec­ond na­ture. The eight-megapixel cam­era is backed up by some ex­cel­lent soft­ware, even al­low­ing you to edit an im­age by swap­ping a cer­tain area, such as a face, us­ing “time shift mode.” The Z10’s main draw­back is its rel­a­tively weak app ecosys­tem. Pros Great key­board, ex­cel­lent cam­era soft­ware Cons Not enough apps to com­pete with Ap­ple or An­droid

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