Z10 http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/z10/all en-GB Porsche Design BlackBerry Z10 handset in the works? http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/porsche-design-blackberry-z10-handset-works/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A set of leaked images points to a plush, premium version of the BB10 smartphone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="porsche design BlackBerry Z10" alt="porsche design BlackBerry Z10" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/bb10-porsche-z10.jpg?1375318526" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>BlackBerry has already teamed up with Porsche Design for the metallic – and very expensive – <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/video/reviews/blackberry-porsche-design-p9981-video-review">P'9981</a>.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/ben-griffin" title="View user profile.">Ben Griffin</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Porsche Design and BlackBerry </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The P'9981 was based on the BlackBerry Bold 9900 – which was somewhat dated even when it launched. But the prospect of a premium phone sporting the up-to-date <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/blackberry-10-os/news">BlackBerry 10 OS</a> is rather enticing. Even if it would burn a hole right through our wallets.</p> <p>Until we hear more, cast your eyes over the standard&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry-z10/review">BlackBerry Z10 in our review</a>.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">[<a href="http://www.tinhte.vn/threads/tren-tay-nap-lung-cua-blackberry-la-bb10-porsche-design.2146554/">Tinhte.vn</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://blackberryvietnam.net/threads/se-co-blackberry-porsche-design-chay-bb10.21781/">BlackBerryVietnam.net</a>&nbsp;via <a href="http://mobilenews.omio.com/mobile-phone-news/blackberry-10-os-porsche-designed-phone-leaks/?utm_source=dlvr.it&amp;utm_medium=facebook">Omio</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="porsche design BlackBerry Z10" alt="porsche design BlackBerry Z10" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bb10-porsche-z10-02.jpg?1375318526" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/porsche-design-blackberry-z10-handset-works/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/porsche-design-blackberry-z10-handset-works/news#comments BlackBerry Smartphones Z10 Wed, 31 Jul 2013 13:52:00 +0000 Ben Griffin 1425176 at http://www.stuff.tv BlackBerry – back from the brink? http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/blackberry-%E2%80%93-back-brink/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With the launch of the Z10 and BB10 OS, has BlackBerry regained its former glory? We spent a week at BlackBerry Jam in Amsterdam finding out </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="522" height="392" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/blackberry-notification_0.jpg?1364407216" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/BlackBerry-ashes.jpg?1364407216" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="854" height="640" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/blackberry-android-apple.jpg?1364407216" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="580" height="435" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/blackberry-balance.jpg?1364407216" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/blackberry-Z10-review-hands-on-games.jpg?1364407216" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/image.jpeg?1364407216" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We spent the past few days at BlackBerry's Jam developer conference in Amsterdam to see just how it's building on the momentum of the Z10 launch.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/phone/news-nugget/blackberry-%E2%80%93-back-from-the-brink </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/blackberry-%E2%80%93-back-brink/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/blackberry-%E2%80%93-back-brink/news#comments BlackBerry Z10 Fri, 08 Feb 2013 16:52:25 +0000 Esat Dedezade 424178 at http://www.stuff.tv New video! Is the Z10 the best BlackBerry yet? http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/new-video-z10-best-blackberry-yet/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BlackBerry&#039;s back and as ever it means business. But has the Z10 got what it takes to play with the big boys? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="901" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screen-shot-2013-02-07-at-14.49.43_0.png?1364407216" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_5720.jpg?1364407216" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>BlackBerry's Z10 represents a change in direction for the king of QWERTY. Not only does the Z10 run the all new BB10 operating system, it's the company's first fullscreen smartphone. You can read all about it in our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/blackberry-z10">in-depth review</a>, but if you'd rather see it in action you'll be able to get the full visual lowdown in <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/video/reviews/blackberry-z10-video-review">our video review</a>.</p> <p><strong>You might also like</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/phone/news-nugget/new-video-is-the-z10-the-best-blackberry-yet </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/new-video-z10-best-blackberry-yet/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/new-video-z10-best-blackberry-yet/news#comments BlackBerry Z10 Thu, 07 Feb 2013 15:11:04 +0000 Lucy Hedges 424160 at http://www.stuff.tv Best BlackBerry 10 apps http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/best-blackberry-10-apps/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BlackBerry 10 is here, and with it 70,000 apps for the spanking new Z10 and Q10 smartphones – here are our picks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/angry-birds-star-wars_3.jpg?1364407231" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>£0.75, <a href="http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/20385188/">BlackBerry World</a></strong></p><p>Ah yes, there’s this obscure little game about birds that have a bee in their bonnet about something, and it’s been crossbred with this really underground space opera series of films, and… OK, look. It’s Angry Birds, it’s Star Wars, and unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ll know what’s up with both. But Angry Birds Star Wars is for us the best game yet in the series: completely addictive, brilliantly simple and a great way to fill a spare ten minutes. A steal for 75p.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/new-twitter-banner_906.jpg?1364407231" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Angry Birds Star Wars </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>£7.50, <a href="http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/107645/?countrycode=GB">BlackBerry World</a></strong></p><p>“Essential” might be the wrong word for Pacemaker, unless you happen to be a DJ (and the price tag strikes us as a little off-putting), but it’s certainly among the most interesting of the new apps trotted out for BB10’s launch. It basically turns your BlackBerry into a DJ booth, allowing you to crossfade between music tracks, pitch bend, loop, time stretch and more. There’s automatic beat-matching too.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_1121.png?1364407231" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Free, <a href="http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/6921/?countrycode=GB">BlackBerry World</a></strong></p><p>Foursquare has been rebuilt especially for BB10 (it’s actually pre-loaded onto devices, so you don’t even need to go and grab it) and while many of you might question the point of “checking in” to locations, Foursquare’s increasingly handy role as a recommendation engine, giving you the scoop on nearby restaurants, bars and other attractions, makes it an invaluable service. Also gives you access to exclusive money-saving deals.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_0_922.png?1364407231" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pacemaker </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Free</strong></p><p>WhatsApp’s makers had originally decided not to bring the incredibly popular cross-platform messaging service to BB10, but user demand and persistent courting from BlackBerry changed their mind. The BB10 version app isn’t available at the time of writing, but look out for it soon. Incidentally, other high-profile apps on the way include Kindle and Skype.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_1_816.png?1364407231" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>£5, <a href="http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/20199743/?countrycode=GB">BlackBerry World</a></strong></p><p>World of Goo has been around for years, but if you haven’t played it yet and you’ve got a Z10 you should take the opportunity to pick up one of the finest indie games ever. A physics-based puzzler that sees you use blobs of gunk to build structures, it’s clever, unique and guaranteed to make your daily commute 100 times more bearable.</p><p><strong>You might also like</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/stuff-office-cat/stuff/stuff-office-cat%E2%80%99s-diary-%E2%80%93-310113"></p><p></a><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/computers-and-consoles/news-nugget/asus-wl-330nul-%E2%80%93-the-world%E2%80%99s-smallest-router">Asus WL-330NUL – the world's smallest router</a><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/phone/5-of-the-best/5-toughest-smartphones"></p><p>5 of the best tough smartphones</a><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/phone/5-of-the-best/5-things-blackberry-needs-to-do-to-get-back-on-top"></p><p>5 things BlackBerry needs to do to get back on top</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_2_703.png?1364407231" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Foursquare </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_3_397.png?1364407231" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_4_299.png?1364407231" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> WhatsApp Messenger </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_5_264.png?1364407231" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_6_236.png?1364407231" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> World of Goo </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_7_215.png?1364407231" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apps-and-games/5-of-the-best/bb10-the-apps-you-need </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/best-blackberry-10-apps/news#comments BlackBerry Z10 Fri, 01 Feb 2013 11:24:30 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 424101 at http://www.stuff.tv 5 things BlackBerry needs to do to get back on top http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/5-things-blackberry-needs-do-get-back-top/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We take a look at what BlackBerry needs to do to climb its way back up the smartphone ranks once again </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/BlackBerry-Z10-review-hands-on-main_0_0.jpg?1364407231" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/BlackBerry-Z10_0.jpg?1364407231" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>BlackBerry has risen like a phoenix from the ashes of RIM with the release of the all new <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/software-and-os/need-to-know/need-to-know-%E2%80%93-blackberry-10" target="_self">BlackBerry 10 OS</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/blackberry-z10" target="_self">BlackBerry Z10</a> handset. All eyes are on BlackBerry, waiting to see whether it'll be greeted with open arms, or left standing at the smartphone altar for the likes of its iOS, Android and Windows Phone rivals.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Unlock BlackBerry Balance </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>BlackBerry balance is a fantastic feature which cleaves a BlackBerry 10 device like the Z10 into two separate Work and Personal profiles. It's a great way to keep work and play apart and lets you easily switch off from work emails and distractions with a simple swipe. Trouble is, BlackBerry Balance is only available to BlackBerry Enterprise Server customers and needs to be set up securely by IT admins at workplaces. While this ensures everything is locked down tightly, normal consumers won't be able to take advantage of it. A BlackBerry Balance Light feature could still split the device into two profiles, minus the fancy backend security encryption. Multiple logins already work on the Google Nexus 10 – and something more well-thought-out would be a unique notch in BlackBerry's bow.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="580" height="435" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/blackberry-balance.jpg?1364407231" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_1124.png?1364407231" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apps, apps, apps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Apps. BlackBerry 10 needs them like Lego needs bricks. That 70,000 apps figure sounds impressive but the BlackBerry World app store is still largely full of low quality filler apps. Sure, Angry Birds Star Wars, WhatsApp and Skype are all present and correct, but BlackBerry 10's app collection is totally dwarfed by Apple and Google's offerings. BlackBerry is on the right track and is offering tonnes of incentives to developers, with BlackBerry Jam in Amsterdam next week designed to help stir up some enthusiasm in the dev community. Hopefully that'll mean an influx of apps in the not-too-distant future.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/blackberry-Z10-review-hands-on-games_1.jpg?1364407231" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_0_925.png?1364407231" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lower the price </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>At <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/phone/news-nugget/blackberry-z10-%E2%80%93-uk-prices-on-release-day" target="_self">£480</a>, the BlackBerry Z10 isn't the most expensive smartphone around, but it's certainly not the fastest, with its 1.5Ghz dual-core processor. When you can snap up a quad-core beast like the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/google-nexus-4" target="_self">Google Nexus 4</a> for £280, the Z10 seems almost absurdly overpriced. Unless, of course, you're a BlackBerry fanatic – or just looking for something a little different.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/blackberry-Z10-review-hands-on-removable-back_1.jpg?1364407231" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_1_819.png?1364407231" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Solid advertising </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>BlackBerry 10 is brand new, but its in danger of still being associated with the RIM of old. BlackBerry needs to get the message out there that it has changed and that BlackBerry 10 offers something for everyone from men in suits to social butterflies. This broad appeal should help rack in the sales – and putting new Global Creative Director Alicia Keys in a TV ad wouldn't be a bad start. As long as BlackBerry gets its promo in place, it should be off to a solid start.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/blackberry-Z10-review-hands-on-active-frames_1.jpg?1364407231" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_2_706.png?1364407231" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Quick updates </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>No new OS is perfect and BlackBerry 10 does have its niggles and inconsistencies. BlackBerry needs to take user feedback on board and have a stream of updates and fixes in the pipeline to ensure that its new OS experience is constantly improving. It's already joined the game late, so fast improvements are a must if it wants to catch up.</p><p><strong>You might also like</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/stuff-office-cat/stuff/stuff-office-cat%E2%80%99s-diary-%E2%80%93-310113"></p><p></a><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/apps-and-games/news-nugget/grand-theft-auto-v-release-date-revealed">Grand Theft Auto V release date revealed</a><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/stuff-office-cat/stuff/stuff-office-cat%E2%80%99s-diary-%E2%80%93-310113"></p><p>Stuff Office Cat’s diary – 31/01/13</a><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/phone/news-nugget/ee-4g-drifts-into-nine-more-uk-towns"></p><p>EE 4G drifts into nine more UK towns</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="376" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/BlackBerry10-_keyboard.png?1364407231" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/new-twitter-banner_909.jpg?1364407231" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/phone/5-of-the-best/5-things-blackberry-needs-to-do-to-get-back-on-top </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/5-things-blackberry-needs-do-get-back-top/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/5-things-blackberry-needs-do-get-back-top/news#comments BlackBerry Z10 Thu, 31 Jan 2013 15:52:10 +0000 Esat Dedezade 424094 at http://www.stuff.tv BlackBerry Z10 – UK prices on release day http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/blackberry-z10-%E2%80%93-uk-prices-release-day/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The first of the new generation of BlackBerry 10 phones hits shelves one day after its announcement. Are you picking one up? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/blackberry-Z10-review-hands-on-active-frames.jpg?1364407231" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_5756.jpg?1364407231" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>So you've read our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/blackberry-z10" target="_self">BlackBerry Z10 review</a> and our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/software-and-os/need-to-know/need-to-know-%E2%80%93-blackberry-10" target="_self">BlackBerry 10 need to know guide</a> and you're tempted to pick on up for yourself? Luckily BlackBerry has graced the UK with an immediate release date of, well, today, so you can pick one up a mere day after it's announcement. Here's all you need to know.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/phone/news-nugget/blackberry-z10-%E2%80%93-uk-prices-on-release-day </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/blackberry-z10-%E2%80%93-uk-prices-release-day/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/blackberry-z10-%E2%80%93-uk-prices-release-day/news#comments BlackBerry Z10 Thu, 31 Jan 2013 10:18:03 +0000 Esat Dedezade 424089 at http://www.stuff.tv BlackBerry Z10 review round-up http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/blackberry-z10-review-round/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We take a look at what the tech world makes of BlackBerry&#039;s latest handset – the Z10 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/BlackBerry-Z10-review-hands-on-main_1.jpg?1364407242" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_138.jpg?1364407242" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>BlackBerry has, at long last, finally revealed the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/phone/news-nugget/blackberry-z10-with-bb10-os-revealed" target="_self">Z10</a> and its new <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/software-and-os/need-to-know/need-to-know-%E2%80%93-blackberry-10" target="_self">BlackBerry 10 OS</a> to the world. It needed to be good. It needed to be fresh. It needed to be different. So, is it?</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/phone/news-nugget/blackberry-z10-review-round-up </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/blackberry-z10-review-round/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/blackberry-z10-review-round/news#comments BlackBerry Z10 Wed, 30 Jan 2013 18:04:39 +0000 Esat Dedezade 424083 at http://www.stuff.tv BlackBerry Z10 with BB10 OS revealed UPDATE: price and release date http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/blackberry-z10-bb10-os-revealed-update-price-and-release-date/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The next chapter in the BlackBerry story is headed with a very attractive handset and OS indeed </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/BlackBerry-Z10_1.jpg?1364407242" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Z10-blackberry-bb-10_0.jpg?1364407242" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_140.jpg?1364407242" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>BlackBerry has had a tough few years but now, with the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/blackberry-z10">Z10 handset</a> featuring BB10 OS unveiled, it could be BlackBerry that lights the way for mobiles.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/phone/news-nugget/blackberry-z10-with-bb10-os-revealed </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/blackberry-z10-bb10-os-revealed-update-price-and-release-date/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/blackberry-z10-bb10-os-revealed-update-price-and-release-date/news#comments BlackBerry Z10 Wed, 30 Jan 2013 15:39:15 +0000 Luke Edwards 424081 at http://www.stuff.tv BlackBerry Z10 http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry-z10/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> After rumours, delays, leaks and death knells, the BlackBerry Z10 has finally landed – and it&#039;s hoping to sucker punch its way back to the top </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/blackberry-Z10-review-hands-on-active-frames_2.jpg?1373429531" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="BlackBerry Z10" alt="BlackBerry Z10" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/BlackBerry-Z10-review-angled_0_3.jpg?1373429531" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="BlackBerry Z10" alt="BlackBerry Z10" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/BlackBerry-Z10-review-back_3.jpg?1373429531" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Z10 is for many RIM's (or should we say BlackBerry's) last chance to show us what it's made of – or risk being put to pasture forever. Running the shiny new, feature-laden<a href="/news/software-and-os/need-to-know/need-to-know-%E2%80%93-blackberry-10">BlackBerry 10 OS</a>, the flagship handset will be hoping to stand shoulder to shoulder with Android and Apple heavyweights with an HD screen, BBM smarts and revamped BlackBerry World. So has the Z10 got what it takes? It's finally time to find out.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £480.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Speedy performance </div> <div class="field-item even"> Good build quality </div> <div class="field-item odd"> One of the best touchscreen keyboards </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not enough apps </div> <div class="field-item even"> Screen could be a tad brighter </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> design and build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>At first glance, the BlackBerry Z10 could be a slightly taller, slightly wider <a href="/review/apple-iphone-5">iPhone 5</a> – that is until you spot the BlackBerry logo adorning the front and textured rubber back cover, which makes it easier to grip than the <a href="/review/samsung-galaxy-s3">Galaxy S3</a>. Although it might feel a little flimsy when taken off, the back cover snaps into place easily enough, making the entire handset feel like a solid single-piece unit.</p> <p>The handset itself is very well built and on par with the creak-free build quality of HTCs, Nokias and iPhones, with a reassuring weight in the hand. It will certainly handle the bumps and scrapes of a working life. And while the new BlackBerry handset is a bit chunky in the bezel department, the fact that <a href="/news/software-and-os/need-to-know/need-to-know-%E2%80%93-blackberry-10">BlackBerry 10 </a>is so big on gesture control (more on that later) means that those small areas to rest your thumbs without fretting about opening or closing apps are quite welcome.</p> <p>We're not ecstatic about the exposed micro USB and HDMI ports down the left hand side, as it doesn't look particularly elegant, but since flaps over ports can be fiddly we're not going to moan too much. On top are the power button and headphone jack, with the volume (and voice search, play/pause) buttons on the right.</p> <p>One bonus is that the BlackBerry Z10 continues the RIM tradition of microSD slots and removable batteries – two features which are becoming rarer and rarer in the Android world – with the <a href="/review/google-nexus-4">Nexus 4</a> a prime example of a smartphone that offers neither.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/blackberry-Z10-review-hands-on-ports_1.jpg?1373429531" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/blackberry-Z10-review-hands-on-river.jpg?1373429531" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The BlackBerry Z10's 4.2in 1280x768 LCD display packs an <a href="/review/apple-iphone-5">Apple iPhone 5</a> and <a href="/review/samsung-galaxy-s3">Samsung Galaxy S3</a>-beating 356ppi. The result is a very sharp screen with excellent viewing angles. Colours aren't as saturated as those of the Samsung Galaxy S3's AMOLED display, but that means they're a little more natural.</p> <p>Side by side comparisons with the iPhone 5 show that Apple's screen has a small edge over the BlackBerry Z10, with slightly more vibrant colours, but the Z10 makes up for it by serving up just a little more detail, helped by those extra pixels. Right now this is the sharpest screen around, although we suspect that record may not last long with the <a href="/news/ces/ces/sony-reveals-waterproof-xperia-z-with-5in-1080p-screen-and-13mp-camera">Sony Xperia Z's scorching 1080p display</a> due to arrive imminently.&nbsp;</p> <p>Overall the Z10 packs a formidable screen, and one that's perfectly proportioned for even the tiniest-handed of users to navigate comfortably with one thumb. It's a shame then, that like the <a href="/review/blackberry-playbook">BlackBerry PlayBook</a>, we craved a few more notches of brightness as even at the highest setting the Z10 can appear dim next to its rivals.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="BlackBerry Z10" alt="BlackBerry Z10" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/blackberry-Z10-review-hands-on-photos-homsecreen-purple_0_0.jpg?1373429531" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> camera </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Disappointingly, there's no physical button to launch the camera, although you can launch it from the lock screen. Once fired up it takes photos snappily enough, with a simple tap on any part of the screen, plus you can use the volume buttoms if you prefer to get a little more physical.</p> <p>The main 8MP camera takes photos with a good level of detail, particularly close-up, and offers up even brighter colours than those taken with the <a href="/review/samsung-galaxy-s3">Samsung Galaxy S3</a> – though these aren't always the most accurate. As expected, low-light shots result in plenty of noise and while the Z10's Night mode does help, the S3's Low Light mode gives better results. 1080p video is largely clear and smooth but can be a little soft and prone to a touch of motion blur.</p> <p>The Z10's camera isn't as feature rich as some Android cams so don't expect to be altering ISO and exposure settings – there's a burst mode and a handful of scenes to choose from but not much else. The BlackBerry Z10's imaging party trick is TimeShift, which lets you mix and match everyone's faces in a group shot for the best possible picture. Altering people's faces individually and stitching them all together is impressive – we reckon it'll genuinely come in useful for those one-chance shots.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="BlackBerry Z10" alt="BlackBerry Z10" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/blackberry-Z10-review-back-angled_0_0.jpg?1373429531" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Despite having a 1.5Ghz dual-core processor (which in this day and age could be considered slow), we happily whizzed around BlackBerry 10 without too many stutters and crashes. Games and multi-tasking were handled with ease, no doubt helped by the 2GB of RAM on offer.</p> <p>Our time with the Z10 hasn't been freeze-free though with Angry Birds and streaming video occasionally causing problems. And a word of warning, the Z10 takes its time to boot up – between 45 seconds and a minute to get to the homescreen before 'preparing BlackBerry Hub'.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="BlackBerry Z10" alt="BlackBerry Z10" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/blackberry-Z10-review-hands-on-removable-back_0_0.jpg?1373429531" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> battery life </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With a 4.2in HD screen to power, gone are the days of the never-ending BlackBerry battery. Chances are with BlackBerry Hub updates coming in and any kind of Bluetooth activity or video playing, the Z10 won't last you the day which is what we've found during our time with the handset.&nbsp;</p> <p>We're told standby time on 3G is 300 hours+ and video playback should reach 11 hours but in our intensive test (streaming video over Wi-Fi on full brightness), the Z10 lasted around the five hour mark. We'll update our review with a total battery life very soon.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>UPDATE:</strong> We've now tested the BlackBerry Z10's battery life fully and on a video rundown with Wi-Fi and email sync on and the display at 50% brightness, the Z10 lasts an impressive 9 hours 20 minutes, a similar result to the <a href="/review/samsung-galaxy-s3">Galaxy S3</a>. Like we said though, in the real world, it's not a great battery performance.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BlackBerry 10 OS </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The greatest hardware in the world is only as good as the software that powers it, which is why the new <a href="/news/software-and-os/need-to-know/need-to-know-%E2%80%93-blackberry-10">BlackBerry 10 OS</a> is just as important as the Z10 itself, if not more so. BlackBerry wants a shot at regaining its former glory, which is why its latest OS was built completely from scratch.</p> <p>So what's different? On first impressions, BB 10 has some nice UI touches like 'breathing' rearrangeable icons, Dropbox and File Manager integration, plus a night mode for the alarm clock that dims the screen and turns off notifications.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="BlackBerry Z10" alt="BlackBerry Z10" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/blackberry-Z10-review-hands-on-peek-screen_0_0.jpg?1373429531" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BlackBerry 10 gestures, multitasking and BlackBerry Hub </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>BlackBerry has also decided that it hates buttons. Not just physical ones, but on-screen ones too. Like the PlayBook before it, gestures are used to navigate the OS, and once you get the hang of it, you won't want to go back.</p> <p>Unlock the Z10 simply by sliding up from the bottom of the display to reveal a homescreen of recently used apps, without having to hit the power button on the top. This is quite useful for checking the weather or your calendar if those apps are open, as they behave similarly to Windows Phone 8's Live Tiles, displaying information in real time. Just slide up, take a peek and let go.</p> <p>These live apps (or active frames as BlackBerry calls them) on the home screen are BB 10's answer to multi-tasking. Swiping up from the bottom of the Z10 at any time will throw you back to the homescreen where you can close or switch between any open apps. It's more intuitive than hitting the (at times) unpredictable back button in Android, and faster than hitting the physical button of the iPhone 5. It would be near-perfect if there was an option to rearrange these active frames, but for now they're automatically placed in order of use.</p> <p>BlackBerry 10 also makes it easy to flick to the BlackBerry Hub (all your texts, emails, social network messages in one place) at any time. Flick up and drag to the right to access the Hub no matter what you're doing.&nbsp;</p> <p>Swiping down from the top of the screen brings up an Android-style settings menu as well as some in-app menus. iPhone and Android users will be a little shocked at the lack of a permanent status bar but BlackBerry 10 is that minimalist. If you want to check your signal or battery, a slight flick up is all that's required, before releasing to go back into a fullscreen app.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="BlackBerry Z10" alt="BlackBerry Z10" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/blackberry-Z10-review-hands-on-games_0_0.jpg?1373429531" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BBM, BlackBerry World and apps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>BBM is arguably one of RIM's greatest successes, and it returns in BlackBerry 10 with a new video call feature. You can even share your screen in real time – which will be great for business types who want to share important presentations and websites during calls.</p> <p>Speaking of business, BlackBerry 10 comes with BlackBerry Balance, a feature which essentially separates your phone into two profiles‚ Personal and Work, separating your personal and business contacts, photos and documents. It sounds like the ideal way to switch off at the weekends, and it would be, if it weren't for the fact you have to be a BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 customer to use it. It's a shame as it could be one of BlackBerry 10's stand out features, allowing people to switch off from their work emails and relax – let's see this roll out to everyone in a future update please, BlackBerry.</p> <p>On the apps front, RIM is quoting that 70,000 apps are available in BlackBerry World. Although there are some popular downloads like Angry Birds Star Wars, World of Goo and WhatsApp to be found, it's impossible to ignore the fact that BlackBerry 10 is still a long way off from hitting the amount of quality high profile apps found on the App Store and Google Play. It's a problem Windows Phone 8 users will be familiar with, but with RIM offering plenty of incentives to developers to port over apps, we hope the selection will improve over time. For now Google Maps, YouTube and Netflix are sorely missed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" title="BlackBerry Z10" alt="BlackBerry Z10" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/blackberry-Z10-review-hands-on-active-frames_2.jpg?1373429531" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Maps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Maps application was custom developed for BlackBerry 10 by TeleCommunication Systems, with traffic data supplied by TomTom. Compared to Google's excellent Maps service, BlackBerry Maps is extremely bare and stripped of features. Although it supports turn-by-turn navigation, we couldn't get the navigation arrow to accurately face our correct orientation. You also can't choose walking or public transport routes and there's no satellite or Street View equivalents to be found.</p> <p>The Maps application is also the only example of consistent stuttering and lag that we found during our time with the BlackBerry Z10, with chunks of the map taking longer to load than others and a few problems connecting to the server. Overall, we think BlackBerry would be better off going the Google route, or at least work on getting a fully fledged Google Maps app into BlackBerry World stat.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="BlackBerry Z10" alt="BlackBerry Z10" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/BlackBerry-Z10-review-BlackBerry-10-BBM-keyboard_0_0.jpg?1373429531" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Keyboard </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The BlackBerry 10 keyboard is one of the best touchscreen keyboards we've ever used. Its fretted style might be a tribute to RIM's legendary physical QWERTY keyboards of old, but it's got a tonne of fancy tricks up its sleeve.</p> <p>Its scarily accurate word prediction is fuelled by scanning your existing messages to better understand your typing and language habits. Want to flitter between three different languages? Though it struggled with our bad French, the Z10's keyboard has the tech to automatically detect what language you're trying to type in and predict words accordingly, without having to faff around with settings.</p> <p>Also as you type, predicted words appear dotted around the keyboard. Simply flick the word you want upwards and carry on typing. It's fast and it's clever, just be careful to touch the word exactly and not the nearest letter.</p> <p>To top it all off, the BlackBerry 10 keyboard adjusts the sweet spot for each key, depending on how you type. If you keep hitting 't' instead of 'r' for example, the keyboard sweet spot invisibly adjusts accordingly, tailoring itself to your typing style. The only thing missing is haptic feedback.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="BlackBerry Z10" alt="BlackBerry Z10" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/blackberry-Z10-review-hands-on-model-number_0_0.jpg?1373429531" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="BlackBerry Z10" alt="BlackBerry Z10" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/blackberry-Z10-review-hands-on-keyboard_0_1.jpg?1373429531" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry 10 OS have been designed to claw back BB's position on the smartphone heap, not to mention silence the naysayers once and for all. The Z10 itself is a solid handset with enough power and pixels to be a respectable flagship, if not quite No.1 in a straight fight with its smartphone rivals. Does it match the features and opportunities for tinkering of Android? No. Does it match the quality and quantity of apps available for the iPhone? No.</p> <p>But BlackBerry 10's innovative features – from its superb keyboard to the fantastic TimeShift – have got us excited. There's plenty to like and that means the Z10 has plenty of potential. If BlackBerry has enough cash and influence to truly build an iOS-rivalling ecosystem – wince, we hate that word – with all the essential apps, games and movies we demand, then BlackBerry will certainly deserve another chance.</p> <p>Review by <strong><a href="https://plus.google.com/113744365591130339010/about">Esat Dedezade</a></strong> and Sophie Charara&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/BlackBerry-Z10-review-side_1_0.jpg?1373429531" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> apps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Impressive hardware and a very good-looking OS in BB 10 – but the Z10 needs more apps to get a fifth star</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/blackberry-z10 </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry-z10/review#comments BlackBerry Smartphones Z10 Wed, 30 Jan 2013 13:55:05 +0000 Sophie Charara 424080 at http://www.stuff.tv Motorola Z10 http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-z10/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Flagging Motorola is in desperate need of a boost. Can its new multimedia and movie mogul save the day? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="570" height="1204" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/MotorolaZ10.jpg?1364299902" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Poor old Motorola is still struggling to recapture its RAZR glory days. Not even last year’s multimedia charged, kick-sliding RIZR Z8 smartie could reverse its fortunes. While it was far from a damp squib, the Z8 lacked the headline features required to get it a seat on the smartphone top table.</p> <p>Luckily, its successor, the Z10, has gone some way to addressing the gaps in its CV. It retains the solid chassis and Symbian UIQ OS, but has hiked the camera to a more respectable 3.2megapixels and added a nifty film studio editing app. </p> <p><strong>Kick-ass slider action</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £0.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We’d have loved a five-megapixel camera but the Z10 is still a top-notch multimedia and video-making smartphone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/motorola-z10 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-z10/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-z10/review#comments Motorola Smartphones Z10 Thu, 05 Jun 2008 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 10165 at http://www.stuff.tv