The new generation of BlackBerry is here, and it descends in the form of the Z1 0. Unlike the old BlackBerry phones we’ve all been used to, this one features a 4.2-inch 1280 x 758-resolution full touch screen on which we can type, browse the web, interact with apps, and explore the wonders of the all-new BlackBerry 10 OS. BlackBerry is known to be a business-oriented smartphone, but now, in the Z1 0, BlackBerry introduces some cool multimedia features as well, like the nifty TimeShift function on the camera app, which records a few frames before the moment you hit the shutter button. This guarantees that you get the right shot, even if you missed the decisive moment by a few seconds.The heart of the new device is the BlackBerry Hub, which gives you instant Access to everything that’s important, including emails, Facebook and Twitter updates, memos and upcoming events. You can access the Hub or put it away no matter which app you’re on using simple swiping gestures.
First Published in Gadgets Magazine, April 2013