If your dad is a true BlackBerry devotee, chances are he already has the new Z10 on his wishlist. The touch-screen phone runs the company's new BlackBerry 10 operating system and features an updated camera. It also puts e-mail and other messages front and center like any BlackBerry worth its salt should.
- Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
CNET Editors' Rating
Average User Review
out of 108 user reviews
Starting at: $0.00
The good: RIM dug deep to give the slick-looking BlackBerry Z10 enough features to satisfy both consumers and professionals -- like a good camera and a sharp user interface.
The bad: The Z10's unintuitive gesture paradigm creates a learning curve, and a long list of OS inefficiencies and omissions sour the experience. The bare-bones maps app and a deficit of camera features are two examples.
The bottom line: Though it's not quite enough to draw committed iPhone or Android owners, the BlackBerry Z10's modern design and features give BlackBerry fans what they've hungered for.
April 24, 2013 3:07 PM PDT
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET
| Caption by: Brian Bennett
Conversation powered by Livefyre