RIM's BlackBerry 10 launch event (live blog)

Coverage of the launch of BlackBerry 10.

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  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:30:35 PM
    The BlackBerry Q10 is the first BB10 phone with a physical keyboard.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:30:40 PM
    That's the one I'm interested in!
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:30:54 PM
    We know there are a lot of physical keyboard users out there. We hear you loud and clear, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:31:28 PM
    These BlackBerry 10 devices have the best typing experience in the industry. Period, he says.
  • Brian Bennett 1/30/2013 3:31:28 PM
    Ok we need a touch vs physical keyboard smackdown between these two phones. For sure!
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:31:46 PM
    The BlackBerry Q10 has a glass-weave cover. It's thinner, lighter, and stronger than plastic.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:31:51 PM
    It looks beautiful, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:32:00 PM
    It's time to see them in action, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:32:11 PM
    Vivek Bhardwaj is on stage for the demo.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:32:26 PM
    It's been a long year, Bhardwaj says about the journey around the world to show off BB10.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:32:35 PM
    These guys have definitely done a lot of traveling over the past year.
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  • Brian Bennett 1/30/2013 3:32:50 PM
    Glass that's stronger that plastic...I think the Nexus 4 and iPhone could take a tip from BlackBerry here.
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  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:32:55 PM
    Bhardwaj is showing off BlackBerry Flow, which allows you to move between apps.
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  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:33:22 PM
    You can open and minimize apps through swipes, and everything keeps working, he says. It's true multi-tasking.
  • Brian Bennett 1/30/2013 3:33:31 PM
    Running through the BB10 demo in real time now...looks very smooth.
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  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:34:05 PM
    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.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:34:13 PM
    It's fast and fluid...the experience looks slick.
  • Brian Bennett 1/30/2013 3:34:31 PM
    Playing a video and checking notifications at once...BlackBerry Peek.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:34:46 PM
    It's not about in-and-out and constantly hitting the home button to get out. It's about flow, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:35:08 PM
    You can move from content to BlackBerry Hub, where you can manage communications and contact, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:35:21 PM
    Heins notes that you can do all of this with one thumb. Simple and easy, he says.
  • Brian Bennett 1/30/2013 3:35:31 PM
    Dang that guy can use the touch keyboard pretty quickly. Also see auto correct in action.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:35:46 PM
    You can filter the view in BB Hub, you can look at Facebook info without opening the FB apps.
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    You're naturally flowing and responding, Heins said.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:36:56 PM
    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.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:37:10 PM
    You can use one swipe to look at your calendar.
  • Brian Bennett 1/30/2013 3:37:29 PM
    I hope this BlackBerry Hub makes messaging easier....it may also slam you with a torrent of action items.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:38:07 PM
    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.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:38:13 PM
    That's a pretty handy tool.
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  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:38:41 PM
    That's one of those features that you really appreciate after using BB for a while.
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