the Hub can automatically pull in information about your contacts, their activities, etc.
showing more navigation, all thumb swipes
showing built-in message translation from French to German...
They're now showing off the predictive text, where the phone predicts the next word you're going to type. It works very well, but this is a feature that will need longer testing to evaluate properly. I found myself having to stop and think which word I wanted, which actually slowed me down.
can do many languages, translation is extremely fast
Thorsten Heins: says now going to look at privacy and security
The phone can do predictive text on three languages in the same message. You pick the languages in your settings.
Thorsten Heins: We see people running around with 2 devices, one's a corporate one and one's a personal one. We aimed to solve that.
BB Balance: single swipe allows you to move between personal apps/messaging and work ones
Balance: can move between personal and work areas with a swipe, and the work and personal applications can co-exist simultaneously for multitasking
Balance is a nice feature too. It separates your personal stuff from your work stuff. Your employer can remotely wipe that work side too. It's aimed at eliminating the need to carry two phones.
Apps that have a little briefcase on them are only accessible to the work side of your profile.
Thorsten Heins: now going to talk about BB Messenger
BB Messenger: says on BB10 they wanted to do more // going to make first public BBM video call
Making the call on camera now
BBM Video showing picture-in-picture video call.
BBM Screenshare: New feature that allows you to share your camera like most video chat apps, but can share your phone's screen as well to give details of apps, share information, etc.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Z10 won't be available in the U.S. till mid-March. Yikes!
Clones your screen view to the phone of the person you are calling.
right now, sharing pictures on one phone in London
, viewing them simultaneously on another in NYC
says they're looking at it as a useful consumer app, but ScreenShare is also a corporate productivity tool
New app: BlackBerry Remember
RIM (sorry, BlackBerry) stock is apparently dropping as this presentation continues.
Remember: can flag messages, web pages, videos, voice notes, etc., and store them all in custom folders
Remember: keywords can later be searched to find the info you stashed in a folder
Now they're going to talk about the camera
Q10 apparently won't be out till April. Oh man, it looks like the wait is going to continue...
using the BB10 for the camera demo - tap anywhere on screen to set the focus point
captures photos as a short video stream so you can scroll past a person blinking and choose the frame where their eyes are open
showing a built-in picture editor, it has shortcuts for adding quick effects
allows quick photo editing and touch-ups on the fly
Story Maker: new app helps you pull together audio, video, photos, info, etc., to make a video.
Thorsten Heins: back to his solo presentation
Thorsten Heins: Lots of new ideas, as you've just seen. Lots of ways of sharing. This is the new BlackBerry.
Thorsten Heins: We've also established a new way of working with our partners. ... We've been working more strategically than every before with application and [content providers.]
Now up: Martyn Mallick, VP global alliances
Mallick: This is a total company-wide effort by the developers and content teams to deliver seamless solution... and it has paid off. We are launching BB10 with more apps by far than any first generation OS. We have over 70,000 applications.