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BlackBerry 10

The last generation of BlackBerry's proprietary operating system (see BlackBerry Key). Introduced in 2013 and based on QNX, BlackBerry 10 (BB10) was very innovative and a dramatic departure from previous phone models. The Q10 included the company's signature keyboard, while the Z10 was all touchscreen.

Originating in the corporate world, personal and enterprise activities were kept separate (see BlackBerry Balance). The camera's Time Shift feature took multiple images so the best one could be chosen. See BlackBerry, QNX, mobile compatibility and mobile device vendor control.


Peek Into the Hub for Email and Messages
The BlackBerry Hub enabled all notifications to be revealed at any time by swiping the screen up and over with the same hand that held the phone. Users could "peek" in for a quick glance and return smoothly to where they left off. (Image courtesy of BlackBerry, www.blackberry.com)







Predicting Text While Typing
Suggested words can be quickly flicked up into the sentence, and common typos are remembered. Interjected foreign words are also spell checked. (Image courtesy of BlackBerry, www.blackberry.com)







The Q10 and Z30
With a 5" phablet-sized touchscreen, the Z30 (right) was faster, had longer battery life and better speakers than the Q10 (left).
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