Introducing BlackBerry 10: new apps and features
Introducing the reinvented BlackBerry – an intelligent and intuitive experience that constantly adapts to your needs. Designed around three main views – your messages, your running apps, and all apps – BlackBerry 10 OS allows you to effortlessly flow between tasks and applications with quick and simple gestures.
BlackBerry Hub gathers all of your messages and notifications into one convenient location. Receive and respond to email, text messages, social networking messages, BBM chats, and instant messages. With a single swipe from any screen, you can peek at your notifications, peek further into BlackBerry Hub to see your messages, or peek at your upcoming meetings and events. You can easily filter the types of messages that appear.
For more information, see BlackBerry Hub.
Your BlackBerry device is designed to learn what you tend to say and where in a sentence you tend to say it. Your device uses this information to try to predict what word you might type next. When you pause your typing, suggested words are displayed above the BlackBerry Keyboard. Simply tap the word you would like to use.
You can use individual keys to quickly do tasks such as reply to a message, go to a specific calendar view, or zoom in on a webpage. You can do many tasks quickly by simply typing from the home screen. For example, you can send an email message or post a tweet.
For more information, see Keyboard and typing.
BBM Video with Screen Share
Have face-to-face video conversations with your BBM contacts over HSPA+, 4G LTE and Wi-Fi networks. Start BBM Video from the Phone or the Contacts app, or switch from a BBM chat to a BBM Video conversation, by simply tapping an icon. You can even share your screen with your contact by tapping an icon, and show your photos or presentations while you continue talking.
For more information, see BBM Video.
Camera and Time Shift mode
Your BlackBerry device has front and rear cameras for taking high resolution pictures and recording HD videos. You can open the camera from the home screen, and take a picture or record a video quickly by tapping anywhere on the screen. Time Shift mode captures several milliseconds before and after your picture, so you can pinpoint the best frames to create the perfect shot.
For more information, see Camera.
BlackBerry Story Maker
BlackBerry Story Maker allows you to combine your pictures, videos, and music into a stunning HD movie that you can view later and quickly share with others. You can select a song for background music, add intro titles and end credits, and apply themes.
For more information, see BlackBerry Story Maker.
A combination of memos and tasks, BlackBerry Remember helps you organize your interests, ideas, and projects. You can group related photos, lists, messages, emails, and links. Generate tasks from email messages and turn your content into actions from anywhere on your device.
For more information, see Remember.
The Contacts app contains details about the contact, updates and company news from the contact’s social network, and events that you and the contact have in common. You can quickly filter your contacts by using the account type (for example, you can choose to view only BBM contacts). You can also create favorites and use photos from social networking accounts to represent contacts.
For more information, see Contacts.
The Calendar app is integrated with the BlackBerry Hub, the Contacts app, and other apps and accounts. You can filter your calendar events for each of your social networking accounts. At a glance, you can view the people you are meeting on a particular day. The Calendar even suggests participants and locations, based on previous email and meetings.
For more information, see Calendar.
The new BlackBerry Browser is powerful, responsive, and super-fast. When you're browsing and you find something you want to share, you can post it to a social network with just a couple of gestures. You can also view webpages in Reader mode to remove distracting clutter.
For more information, see Browser.
Share, stream, or display your media files
With a couple of quick taps from within your apps, you can easily share your music, pictures, videos, documents, webpages, and contacts with others over email, BBM, a Bluetooth connection, NFC, social networking accounts, and more. You can also stream your media to supported DLNA Certified devices such as computers, TVs, or other home entertainment equipment, or use an HDMI cable to display your media files on a TV or computer.
For more information, see Media sharing.
You can edit pictures directly on your device. Crop and rotate the picture, reduce red-eye, or apply a variety of enhancements and artistic styles.
For more information, see Pictures
You can edit videos directly on your device. Change the length of the video, rotate the image, and make enhancements such as brightness and color.
For more information, see Videos.
You can search your entire device for files, settings, apps, help, and more. Either type your search term, or say it, from the home screen or from within an app. You can narrow your search to include only specific apps, or extend your search to include Internet sources.
For more information, see Search.
The Voice Control app can make multitasking easier. You can speak your commands and perform a variety of actions virtually hands-free. Use the Voice Control app to send messages, make calls, book meetings, search the Internet, post tweets, and more. Open the Voice Control app by pressing and holding the mute button on the side of the device, or from the keyboard by tapping and holding the microphone icon.
For more information, see Voice Control.
Discovering great apps is easier than ever with app recommendations based on similar purchases. You can choose an app, then quickly share it to social sites with a couple of gestures from within the app. BlackBerry World features a unified storefront for apps, games, themes, music, and videos, and parental controls that let you hide content that you don't want children to access.
NFC and Smart Tags
Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short-range wireless technology that's designed for transferring data quickly. BlackBerry Tag uses NFC technology to exchange files (including pictures, music, contact info, and even webpages) between your BlackBerry device and other NFC-enabled devices simply by tapping the back of your devices together. You can also use NFC on your device to pay for items, and to create and store Smart Tags containing URLs, phone numbers, and more that you can share with others.
Take your device to the office for access to work email, apps, and data without compromising the personal use of your device. Your personal apps and information are kept separate and private from work data and apps. Easily switch between your work space and personal space with a simple gesture.
For more information, see About BlackBerry Balance.
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