The BlackBerry Q10 is the first BB10 phone with a physical keyboard.
That's the one I'm interested in!
We know there are a lot of physical keyboard users out there. We hear you loud and clear, he says.
These BlackBerry 10 devices have the best typing experience in the industry. Period, he says.
Ok we need a touch vs physical keyboard smackdown between these two phones. For sure!
The BlackBerry Q10 has a glass-weave cover. It's thinner, lighter, and stronger than plastic.
It looks beautiful, he says.
It's time to see them in action, he says.
Vivek Bhardwaj is on stage for the demo.
It's been a long year, Bhardwaj says about the journey around the world to show off BB10.
These guys have definitely done a lot of traveling over the past year.
Glass that's stronger that plastic...I think the Nexus 4 and iPhone could take a tip from BlackBerry here.
Bhardwaj is showing off BlackBerry Flow, which allows you to move between apps.
You can open and minimize apps through swipes, and everything keeps working, he says. It's true multi-tasking.
Running through the BB10 demo in real time now...looks very smooth.
Talks about when you're immersed in an app like a video and a message comes in. You can "peek" into the hub and look at messages while the video continues.
It's fast and fluid...the experience looks slick.
Playing a video and checking notifications at once...BlackBerry Peek.
It's not about in-and-out and constantly hitting the home button to get out. It's about flow, he says.
You can move from content to BlackBerry Hub, where you can manage communications and contact, he says.
Heins notes that you can do all of this with one thumb. Simple and easy, he says.
Dang that guy can use the touch keyboard pretty quickly. Also see auto correct in action.
You can filter the view in BB Hub, you can look at Facebook info without opening the FB apps.
You're naturally flowing and responding, Heins said.
Bhardwaj still going through the demo, talking about managing messages and things to do. It's not just about the past, it's about what's going to happen, whether it's meetings or events.
You can use one swipe to look at your calendar.
I hope this BlackBerry Hub makes messaging easier....it may also slam you with a torrent of action items.
Now Bhardwaj is talking about contacts. If you select an individual, you can see content on that person, from past meetings to common connections in social networks. Experience and job info is pulled from LinkedIn. It's that easy, he says.
That's a pretty handy tool.
That's one of those features that you really appreciate after using BB for a while.