Pros - Gestures are fun to use
- "peek" and swipe to unlock can be quite efficient
- Hub has promise, but I miss full fledge gmail app
- More polished at launch than Windows Phone 7 was
- Keyboard is fairly good, not "best" but is good
Cons - Gestures not universal, should be able to swipe to go back
- Too many steps for simple tasks (multi-delete, add account)
- Long one-way streets in hub and settings
- Lock screen notifications are useless
- Cascades are not useful
Summary All in all, BB 10 is an interesting and refreshing OS to use. But BB didn't take the gesture integration far enough. The Nokia N9 and Meego integrated swiping gestures far more universally than BB 10.
The OS is fairly responsive, but somehow I thought the fluidity of the OS would be its strong point. But, compared to iOS, WP8, Android 4.2, this just isn't as responsive. Scrolling is choppy, flipping between homescreens doesn't keep up with quick swipes. Sure, it's great compared to BB7, but not quite there with the other big players.
Multi-tasking is going to be pretty useful on this eventually, however the cascade/tile things have very little usefulness at present yet take up a lot of space.
This is a great first step for BB, but lacks the polish that I'm hoping it will have a year from now. I'm thoroughly enjoying it, but when I have a busy day at the office, I pop my SIM into my Nexus 4 instead. When I'm getting lots of emails, dealing with the 'hub' just isn't very efficient. Not to mention that attendees/calendar invitations are not supported in BB 10 for google accounts.
Great OS for a casual user, but not ready for the power user yet.
Pros 1. BlackBerry HUB.
2. Intuitive UI.
3. Ultimate security.
4. Built-in MDM ready.
5. BlackBerry Balance for BYOD.
6. HTML5 best in class + Flash.
7. Real multi-OS, featuring true micro kernel powered by QNX neutrino.
Cons 1. No Skype & WhatsApp.
2. No NetFlix support.
3. Long reboot.
Summary If you're looking for a productive and highly efficient super smartphone, this is the real deal. With more super apps like Skype, Netflix supported down the line, there will be no more need to look at Android/iPhone devices.
Pros Very intuitive OS once you learn the ropes.
Love the flow, being able to check my messages at anytime, just a swipe away.
The Keyboard is AMAZING!! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=s6iNAeXson8)
The calendar keeps me sane!
Cons The Maps app is bare bones, but works well for what it is.
They have a lot of the basic apps, but not all the best ones. (Netflix customer rep says an app is coming).
Summary Overall, I am very impressed. BlackBerry got it right! With a few tweaks to the maps app, and other extras, along with additional apps, this will be unstoppable.
I highly recommend going to use the phone at your local carrier. Ask them the basics of the phone, and you will see how great it is.
Pros - gestures oriented os
- refreshing new tricks and os approach
- blackberry balance feature
- time shift feature of the camera
-intuitive blackberry flow
Cons -it takes a bit of time in getting use to the os
- a bit confusing when using BB flow
-low number of apps
Summary 1. the very different approach in staying connected that i find very convenient
2. multi-tasking at its best unlike other os the BB's multi taskin is where the os exceed most as it makes you see the all of your open apps at one its active and notifying you
3. blackberry balance is another convenient way to separate your work to your personal life which i find very useful for people who have busy schedules
4. BB flow is somewhat intuitive but a bit confusing for a user
my conclusion: the bb 10 os is the most matured os in Blackberry history it's simple and very useful, it is also way better than any other 1st launched os in mobile history i should say, for the os may offer only few new things in the table but BB able to catch up in the present features of current top os with 70,000 apps at hand of users its not that bad at all. there are some things that needs to be tweak just like the copy-paste and voice and maps but i think as of this moment it is still very capable the gesture type os like this needs some time to get used to, a chance to prove its convenience.and judge it by showing some effort in experiencing the os and not by just simply looking at it. this BB10 os is way better that the WP 7 in its 1st launch and with a little more tweak can match up or even exceed the WP8.. but takes bit more time and more features to match iOS and android.. im hoping for additional customization/eye-candy UI(for teens and early adult stuff) and intuitive gestures
Pros 1. Touchscreen Keyboard: the best keyboard on any smartphone hands down.
Multitasking: Apps run even when you switching between Apps.
Blackberry Hub: All your messages in one place and you can tweet, post on Facebook, write email, etc in one place.
Cons Not as many Apps as iPhone, but BB10 launched with more Apps than any other new OS.