The new OS looks pretty slick, and one of the major features that you can see in the video
is the gesture-based “Flow” navigation system, which looks like a really quick and useful
way to get around your smartphone. It reminds me a lot of ‘hot corners’ on OSX.
Another big feature that I think will excite camera phone users, is the ability to take
a photo, isolate individual faces within the shot, and manually pick the timing that gives
the best facial expression for the shot. Although it’s not shown in the above video,
you can take a look at the Timeshift camera software demo of it below.
TechCrunch also noted that the BB10′s keyboard software is impressive and well designed.
They mention that it worked well for rapid and overlapping key taps, as well as predicting
and suggesting words accurately while typing, sometimes even before the first letter.
The launch date for BB10 remains Q1 2013 and BlackBerry will launch one full body
touchscreen phone and one with a physical QWERTY keyboard.