72

A huge step forward that still has a lot of catching up to do

72

BlackBerry 10 is fast, intuitive and far more modern than the dated OS it replaces. But, its tardiness and limited selection of quality apps make it a bit of a hard sell for those already on iOS, Android or Windows Phone.

Critic reviews

7.0
6 reviews
  • Ease of use
    7.3
  • Speed
    8.0
  • Configurability
    6.9
  • Ecosystem (apps, drivers, etc.)
    5.5
  • Openness
    8.0

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User reviews

8.2
9 reviews
7.0
Engadget Jan 30, 2013

BlackBerry 10 is fast, intuitive and far more modern than the dated OS it replaces. But, its tardiness and limited selection of quality apps make it a bit of a hard sell for those already on iOS, Android or Windows Phone.

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8.0
New York Times Jan 31, 2013

it’s a really great job for a 1.0 release — and a big sigh of relief for the 80 million BlackBerry fans who still love the satisfying little details of the BlackBerry Way.

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7.0
CNET Jan 30, 2013

BlackBerry lovers who can get past the rookie mistakes will find a polished-looking OS that's packed with interesting and useful features, but happy Android and iOS users won't find a reason to switch.

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7.0
PC Mag Mar 20, 2013

The first new BlackBerry OS in years, BB 10 stays focused on messaging and multitasking, but can't match the competition on apps, games, media or configurability.

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6.0
ABC News Jan 30, 2013

The new software does offer something different than the others, but overall it (the maps and other features like voice control) and its app store lack the robustness of Apple's, Google's and even Microsoft's offerings.

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7.0
CrackBerry Jan 30, 2013

Overall, all of the BIG picture stuff that really matters has been executed on really well. There are no deal breakers. You can't even compare BlackBerry 10 to BlackBerry Smartphones of the past in terms of overall performance.

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First Looks

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PC Mag Jan 30, 2013

BlackBerry 10 maintains some of the core themes that got so many users addicted to their "CrackBerries," while taking full advantage of the latest hardware and Web technologies.

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Pocket-Lint Jan 30, 2013

It's a new beginning, a new way of using your BlackBerry phone. That's a fairly accurate way of describing the first 24 hours of using BB10, although you'll soon start to notice a mish-mash of features from previous BlackBerry operating systems, and other operating systems too.

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TechRadar Jan 21, 2013

Although the BlackBerry 10 operating system is in development, we must say that we were impressed with how smooth and slick the interface felt under out fingers – seamlessly zipping around without fuss.

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BGR Jan 21, 2013

From RIM’s voice recognition assistant (think Siri), to the BlackBerry Hub, to BlackBerry’s new NFC features and everything in between, we have your exclusive first comprehensive look at BlackBerry 10.

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peter0328 peter0328

Best OS on the market. People need to use these phones for an extended period of time and stop jumping on the hate bandwagon. Try something new and learn the gestures. It is fast and intuitive.

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