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RIM's BlackBerry 10 launch event (live blog)

Coverage of the launch of BlackBerry 10.

  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:46:06 PM
    Bhardwaj: I enjoy the real-time nature on it.
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 3:46:37 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:46:39 PM
    With BB10, BBM goes further, he says. You can do video calls over BBM.
  • Brian Bennett 1/30/2013 3:46:55 PM
    They really need to make BBM compelling since there doesn't seem to be much use for it in today's world.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:46:59 PM
    Ah, I guess this is RIM's FaceTime equivalent. Linking it to BBM is smart.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:47:15 PM
    BBM is the nice secret social network that BlackBerry owns.
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 3:47:48 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:48:07 PM
    Wow, you can remotely control or view a screen from another BB10 device.
  • Brian Bennett 1/30/2013 3:48:20 PM
    True, this makes the service more like FaceTime and GTalk, hangouts etc.
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 3:48:38 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:48:50 PM
    This is all during the BBM video chat. That's impressive.
  • Brian Bennett 1/30/2013 3:49:15 PM
    Great, hiding from your office just got a lot harder!
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:49:17 PM
    It's a great collaboration tool for small businesses, Heins says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:49:53 PM
    BlackBerry Remember is a new application -- it's about bringing content together.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:50:03 PM
    Bhardwaj now rocking the Q10 keyboard phone.
  • Brian Bennett 1/30/2013 3:50:16 PM
    Checking out the Q10 now. I wonder how it'll mesh with BB10?
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 3:50:19 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:50:56 PM
    You can add a note, a due date, a voice note, etc. in Remember.
  • Brian Bennett 1/30/2013 3:51:05 PM
    The keyboard does universal search, very handy.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:51:30 PM
    You can also flag e-mails, docs, and browser bookmarks and move them to a specific folder. It's a single source for content on a specific topic.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:51:36 PM
    Evernote is integrated into Remember too.
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 3:51:40 PM
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 3:51:49 PM
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 3:51:58 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:52:08 PM
    Now on to media and the camera.
  • Brian Bennett 1/30/2013 3:52:17 PM
    Nice, I like how BlackBerry Remember syncs with Evernote. Without it I'd be a mess!
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 3:52:18 PM
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 3:52:27 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:52:31 PM
    Bhardwaj now holds up a white Z10. Doesn't it look beautiful, he asks?
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 3:52:59 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:53:18 PM
    Bhardwaj takes a photo of Heins to demo the camera. BlackBerry TimeShift allows you to capture a moment to move the photo or edit it using additional shots taken before and after.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:53:26 PM
    Samsung and Nokia both have this feature in their phones already.
  • Brian Bennett 1/30/2013 3:53:27 PM
    Talking about the camera now. Having a truly advanced camera is mandatory for today's handsets.
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 3:53:38 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:54:04 PM
    The phone has a built-in picture editor. You can use gestures to add effects and filters.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:54:15 PM
    You can do free transform and crop with your fingers.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:54:54 PM
    Heins notes that Bhardwaj never switched to another app while doing all of that.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:55:08 PM
    BlackBerry users not only live stories, but we create them, Bhardwaj says.
  • Brian Bennett 1/30/2013 3:55:16 PM
    Wow, having an easy way to edit photos on the fly is a real boon. I'd love to try that feature.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:55:17 PM
    Now BlackBerry Storymaker.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:56:05 PM
    It allows you to create content, choosing pictures and videos, as well as adding music, titles, credits and date. BB automatically brings it all together with effects and transitions.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:56:08 PM
    You can save and share this.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:56:20 PM
    Interesting...there are a lot of iOS and Android apps that do this now, but it's not built in like BB10.
  • Brian Bennett 1/30/2013 3:56:49 PM
    So it looks like you can use this to create slideshows and video, stitching them together.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:57:25 PM
    Today looks like a "sell on the news" day, with the stock down nearly 6 percent right now. It was down 12 percent going into today.
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