Bell Blackberry Q10 Review

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The new BlackBerry Q10 by RIM is a smartphone with a physical keypad and is powered by the 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus processor, same as the one featured in the BlackBerry Z10 touch screen smart phone. It is equipped with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory. Some BlackBerry loyalists may fancy the Q10 more than the Z10 as it retains the iconic physical BlackBerry keyboard and resembles the BlackBerry Bold line of smartphones. With a 3.1 inch screen size, the Q10 features an AMOLED touch screen display. The keys on the keypad are straight instead of the classic curved keys found in earlier BlackBerry phones. However, it does sport similar sculpted edges and frets and will feel familiar to old BlackBerry users. With an all-glass back plate reinforced by a resin weave for extra durability, the Q10 is claimed to have a premium design touch in comparison to existing BB mobiles. Blackberry Q10

The speed of the Q10’s camera is impressive and it focuses and captures images pretty fast. What may be a turn-off for some users is the lack of more shooting modes, HDR and ISO settings. Comparing with Z10, its touch screen sibling, the Q10 has a bigger 2,100mAh battery which is surely going to offer longer charge and thus will be an attractive option for power users. It would certainly help while you’re having those long chats with your friends on the Nimbuzz application. The BlackBerry Q10 is expected to hit the US market in April 2013. Stay tuned for more. For all of you who love to stay connected we have some good news for you! We didn’t waste any time in developing your all time favorite messaging app for the Blackberry 10 OS.

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Wind Canada Huawei Ascend D1 Quad XL Review

The good: The Huawei Ascend D1 Quad XL‘s camera is packed with editing features, and its user interface has several customization options.

The bad: The Ascend D1 Quad XL’s screen is dim, its photo quality is poor, and it has a hefty build.

The bottom line: While its processor may sound impressive, the Huawei Ascend D1 Quad XL is a mediocre phone in a sea of excellent quad-core alternatives.

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Huawei Ascend D1 Quad XL

With the Huawei Ascend D1 quad XL, the team brings us what at first appears to be a powerhouse of a smartphone with a giant battery to boot. As it turns out, the processor doesn’t take down its competitors in Samsung, Qualcomm, or NVIDIA, but certainly does nice enough to keep up with them in many ways. You’re certainly able to play high-powered games, videos play smoothly even at their highest of definitions, and the whole smartphone is easily Huawei‘s most powerful to date. The lack of uniqueness in the build of the device, on the other hand, should remind you of Huawei’s competitors’ devices from this past year – it’s put us on guard right out of the box, but ends up proving to be far less important than the end product, which is great.

 

Hardware

This machine is the largest of the several slightly different iterations of the Huawei Ascend D – here with a quad-core processor running at 1.2GHz, an extended battery, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. We got to experience the Huawei Ascend D Quad at MWC 2012 right after it was first introduced, as well. The biggest differences in the hardware are in the weight and the thickness of the device, of course, with this XL version bringing in the slightly fatter of the two beasts. It being rather light and tall either way makes this a comfortable one-hand smartphone.

You’ve got a 129 x 64 x 10.9 mm device at 150 grams, it utilizing a 4.5-inch IPS+ LCD display with 720 x 1280 pixels across it – that’s 326 PPI, matching the iPhone 5. Of course with this device you also get the extra half an inch of screen real-estate as well, to it’s not absolutely perfect for one-handed use if you’re a petite person, but for most large-handed users, it’s perfect. You’ve got a couple of options for connecting to a larger display with this smartphone as well, including both DLNA and MHL – the latter being HDMI with the proper adapter via the microUSB port at the side of the phone.

This device and its release partner, the Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD both have DOLBY enhanced sound, here with Dolby Mobile 3.0 Plus sound enhancement. This means that the device sounds good even when it’s blasting – and it does live up to that claim. You can certainly trust this smartphone to be your good MP3-playing partner through your standard headphones, without a doubt.

You’ve also got 8GB internal storage, 1GB of RAM, and a microSD card slot that’ll allow you an additional 32GB of storage if you pop your own card in. You’ve also got an 8 megapixel camera on the back as well as a 1.3 megapixel shooter on the front made for video chat. The back-facing camera is quite impressive, making us think twice about how Huawei is handling their image processing with this new quad-core architecture. They appear to have done something quite right.

This device’s overall feel is that of a refined smartphone made by a company that knows what they’re doing in the top-tier business. While we’ve not seen this impressive an offering from Huawei yet on a USA-based carrier, we’re quite encouraged by what’s been delivered here with the Ascend D quad XL.

Software

The basic navigation between home screens and switching back and forth between apps can get a little bit laggy at times – but if you’re switching from a single-core phone, you’ll never notice it. Compared to the Samsung Galaxy S III, this device is lacking quite a bit in the refined user interface department – the same being true of the HTC One X. On the other hand, Huawei does offer up a couple different views for you right out of the box, one of them being standard, the other being their own “3D Home” view.

With the 3D version of Huawei’s look at Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, you’ll see a lovely widget with your clock and weather information, some interesting switching between home screens, and a slightly odd feeling to it all. It reminds one of homescreens from SPB Shell 3D – also appearing on some ViewSonic devices we saw earlier this year at MWC 2012 (in a different iteration, of course). Sadly it would appear that this view doesn’t run as swiftly as standard Android does, so we ended up opting out more than in on the whole.

Otherwise we’ve got a fairly basic view of Android here from Huawei, and for that we’re thankful. They’ve offered up a security app that’ll protect anything you need on the device, bringing with it a lock for the homescreen (in addition to your standard Android lock), one for apps, and another one on top of all that as well. This device’s drivers support DOLBY sound and it does sound rather nice blasting out of its single main speaker on the back – of course as always, we’re looking to get that big beast set up on the front, where all speakers should be, in the end.

Camera

Now that the camera has finally been placed front and center in the quality of smartphones all around the world, Huawei had to make a big jump in effort here in this machine’s main shooter. They’ve done a rather nice job, as it were, with 8 megapixels working to a rather high potential and 1080p video not looking half bad either. This is Huawei’s nicest camera execution, for certain.

Battery and Connectivity

Because we’re not inside the main arena where carriers will be working with this device, we’re not going to be doing any speed tests as such. We can certainly say that it’s connected to wi-fi networks like a champ, running just as fast as any other smartphone or tablet we’ve ever seen come through from anywhere on the planet. Connecting to data using an AT&T SIM card had similar results, reaching OK data speeds never getting quicker than our fastest 3G speeds.

Wind Canada Huawei Ascend P1 review

As the flagship product from Ascend Series,Huawei Ascend P1 is a smartphone which is very thin with a thickness of only 7.69 mm, has an elegant contours and stylish design.

Huawei Ascend P1 is equipped with dual-core processor speed 1.5 GHz, 4.3 inch super AMOLED touchscreen and Android OS 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Huawei Ascend P1 also comes with an amazing 8 MP camera on the back side and a 1.3 MP HD on the front side with two LED flash, optimization of HDR effects and video recording capabilities with the HP 1080p. To supply power while the device is equipped with a capacity of 1670 mAh battery.

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Huawei Ascend P1 Key features, Advantages, Pros

  • 7.7mm thin body
  • Quad-band GSM and penta-band 3G with HSPA support
  • 4.3″ 16M-color capacitive Super AMOLED touchscreen of qHD resolution (540 x 960 pixels)
  • Android OS v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Two homescreen options – vanilla and 3D
  • Dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, PowerVR SGX540 GPU, TI OMAP 4460 chipset
  • 4GB of inbuilt storage (2.3GB user accessible)
  • 8 MP autofocus camera with LED flash and geo-tagging
  • 1080p video recording @ 30fps
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n and DLNA, hotspot functionality
  • GPS with A-GPS
  • microSD slot, up to 32GB
  • Accelerometer and proximity sensor
  • Standard 3.5 mm audio jack; Dolby Mobile 3.0+
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • MHL-enabled microUSB port (charging) and stereo Bluetooth v3.0
  • Front facing camera

 

Huawei Ascend P1 Main disadvantages, Cons

  • No dedicated camera key
  • No video calling out of the box
  • Non-user-replaceable battery
  • PenTile matrix display
  • Price is yet to drop

Wind Canada LG Optimus 4X HD P880 review

The Optimus LG 4X HD is the company’s first with a quad-core processor.

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LG’s latest premium Android, the LG 4X HD, is a stylish machine. It has a crisp, clean design with neat details like the chrome edging in subtly varying widths and the rough, matte back. It’s not as wide as the Samsung Galaxy S3 and it doesn’t feel like a palm-stretcher as Samsung’s does, even though the screen is only 0.1in smaller.

Android phone makers can add their own styling to Google’s operating software and LG matches earlier LG blowers. This isn’t as sophisticated as Samsung’s or as gorgeous and feature-packed as HTC’s and the shortcut icons look cartoony on this hi-res display.

But the way the widgets shrink as they are swiped offscreen is cute. As is the lock screen which, as you stroke your finger across it, reveals the home screen in a circular window that moves with your finger. Neat. This phone, by the way, comes with Ice Cream Sandwich, not the very latest Jelly Bean software

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LG Optimus 4X HD: Build

There’s a fashion for phones with sealed battery units, to maximise cell power and minimise the space for the battery’s casing. But the 4X HD has a removable back (handy if you want to swap batteries). Some phones with pop-off backs can creak when you flex them but this one is solid and silent.

The power button on the top edge is perhaps a little too recessed for easy use, but the other button, the volume rocker on the left edge, is neatly hidden. It falls under the thumb naturally enough but is so discreet it’s hard to see when you’re looking directly at it.

LG Optimus 4X HD: Features

The 4X HD has the now standard resolution for smartphone snappers: an 8MP camera. There’s also a 1.3MP sensor facing front. Still shots were acceptable but not especially strong or instant – shutter lag was evident in lower-light shots.

Video was strong, however, with autofocus that worked well, despite what you may have read elsewhere. The facility to zoom in while shooting by pinching the screen was useful.

LG Optimus 4X HD: Screen

The 4.7in display on the LG 4X HD is one of the phone’s standout features. It has high pixel density (312ppi), so not much less than the iPhone 4S’s much-vaunted Retina Display. It’s sharp, then, but also bright and vividly coloured. It’s a pleasure to look at.

LG Optimus 4X HD: Performance

Quad core means speed, right? Well, it certainly seems to here. The phone is very responsive, from simple tasks to heavy ones conducted with lots of programs running. Pages load super-fast, apps open instantly. It’s very satisfying to use. The only downside comes when your data connection is slow but that’s not LG’s fault, of course.

LG Optimus 4X HD: Battery

This phone has a powerful battery, at 2150mAH it’s more powerful than the one in the Samsung Galaxy S3. As a result, it’s easily enough to see you through a full day’s usage, though we’d still recommend nightly recharging.

LG Optimus 4X HD: Verdict

The LG 4X HD is a slick, impressive phone that will last all day with ease and do everything at speed with no slowdown, no making you wait. The screen is great: rich and vibrant with plenty of pin-sharp detail.

And the styling is LG at its best – quirky but classy and in a case that fits well in the hand. LG’s biggest problem is that other phones – like the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the HTC One X – offer as much if not more. Still, it’s easier to hold than the Samsung.

Wind Canada Samsung Galaxy S III SGH-T999 review

The good: The Samsung Galaxy S III SGH-T999 comes fully loaded with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 4G/HSPA+ 42 capability, a zippy dual-core processor, and a strong 8-megapixel camera. S Beam is an excellent software enhancement, and the handset’s price is right.

The bad: The Galaxy S3’s screen is too dim, and Samsung’s Siri competitor, S Voice, disappointed.

The bottom line: Pumped with high-performing hardware and creative software features, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is an excellent, top-end phone that’s neck and neck with the HTC One X.

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Design

The Samsung Galaxy S3 is, according to Samsung anyway, ‘inspired by nature – it sees, listens, responds, and enables you to share the greatest moments’.

While this is all a little hyperbolic, the nature theme is certainly present when you handle the phone for the first time.

Brushed polycarbonate – you’ve got a choice of ‘Marble White’ and ‘Pebble Blue’ – adorns the large device, which runs in with dimensions of 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6mm, despite still having to pack in a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD screen.

We’ll lay it out right now: the plastic feeling of the Galaxy S3 won’t appeal to all. It feels very lightweight (despite tipping the scales at 133g) in the hand, and some people will read this as feeling a little cheap.

However, it’s exactly the same sensation as we found on the Galaxy S2, and given the silly numbers of sales that had, we think there’s more than a market for a phone that you’ll barely notice in your pocket most of the time.

But we’ll be very clear on this – the Galaxy S3 is not a cheap-feeling phone. It’s got a really solid Gorilla Glass 2 front, a well-packaged interior and a more robust battery cover. It’s polycarbonate rather than bog-standard plastic, although we’re not sure some people will like the more rounded nature of the design.

 

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Wind Canada Windows Phone 8S by HTC review

Introduction

No one’s had any reason to question HTC’s commitment to Windows Phone. The Taiwanese have been on board since the heyday of PocketPCs, helping Redmond quickly man a nascent WP7 army. Now they’re back in the thick of it for the next generation of the platform; this time with a smaller, more focused squad.

In the couple of the so-called signature WP8 devices, the HTC Windows Phone 8S is playing second fiddle to the 8X. The current flagship however, didn’t quite convince us it had what it takes to put real pressure on competing platforms or stand up to the other big fish in the small pond that the Windows Phone market still is.

 

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HTC Windows Phone 8S

Fortunately, the HTC Windows Phone 8S has little of that to worry about. Not only is it the most affordable of WP8 smartphones, but it keeps a safe distance too from the Android heavyweights. We don’t think that much pressure will be felt either from the iOS end. So anyone keen to try Microsoft’s latest on a tight budget is seemingly already in the loop and the 8S has a chance of winning over some converts too.

 

 

 

Key features

  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support
  • Dual-band 3G with 42 Mbps HSDPA and 5.7 Mbps HSUPA support
  • 4″ 16M-color S-LCD capacitive touchscreen of 480 x 800 pixel resolution
  • Scratch resistant Gorilla Glass 2 display
  • 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash, [email protected] video recording
  • Windows Phone 8 OS
  • 1GHz dual-core Krait CPU, Adreno 305 GPU, Qualcomm S4 chipset, 512MB of RAM
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band
  • GPS receiver with A-GPS and GLONASS support
  • 4GB of inbuilt storage, microSD card slot
  • Active noise cancellation with a dedicated mic
  • Built-in accelerometer and proximity sensor
  • Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
  • microUSB port
  • Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP and EDR, file transfers
  • Impressively deep and coherent SNS integration throughout the interface
  • Xbox Live integration and Xbox management
  • Data Sense
  • HTC exclusive apps
  • Beats audio enhancements

Main disadvantages

  • Non user-replaceable battery
  • App catalog falls short of Android and iOS
  • No front-facing camera
  • No FM radio
  • No system-wide file manager
  • No voice-guided navigation

Granted, the Windows Phone 8S by HTC (as the smartphone’s official name goes) has the least capable hardware of all WP8 smartphones, but a dual-core Krait CPU device with the new-generation Adreno 305 GPU is not what we’d call underpowered. In fact, while the top dogs of its platform have to face Android rivals with double the computing power, this one is actually playing against equals.

It’s a package that makes sense, never mind the hardware limitations. The lower screen resolution should be less strain on the GPU, while the microSD card slot makes up for the limited inbuilt storage. In theory, the HTC 8S should give the same solid smartphone experience as the high-end WP8 devices at a fraction of the price. Intriguing indeed. Let’s see how the HTC Windows Phone 8S goes about it.

HTC One review: ‘one of the most eye-catching premium phones yet’

The HTC One is the firm’s new attempt at a market-leading handset, and with an all-aluminium body, super-high-res 4.7-inch HD screen and futuristic camera technology hint that this could be something of a winner.

We’ve now got our first taste of an HTC One price, thanks to a few networks outing their prices in the UK: while it’s going to be £70 ($106 / AUS$103) up front and £41 ($62 / AUS$60) a month from EE, the UK’s only 4G provider does have a habit of selling phones and tariffs for sky high prices for the ultrafast service.

It’s well-documented that HTC hasn’t had the best of it recently, with the profits slumping and market share down. The firm rode a heady wave just two years ago with the success of the HTC Desire and friends, but it seems since then the trend has been firmly downward.

HTC One

  • Key Features

    • Your home screen. Your world.Your home screen. Your world. With HTC BlinkFeed™ on your phone, you’re never out of touch with your world. All your favorite content is streamed live onto one screen. If it’s happening now, you’ll find it on your home screen.
    • Awesome camera. Awesome imaging tools.Awesome camera. Awesome imaging tools. Get perfect images with one-press continuous shooting, VideoPic, and a camera that captures 300% more light.
    • Slim phone. Fat sound.Slim phone. Fat sound. Dual frontal stereo speakers are teamed with powerful amplifiers, so everyone can hear what you’re hearing. Share music, share videos, share games—and share them loudly.

Refined design. Rugged build. Inspired results.

Full metal body. Zero gap construction. And tapered edges that offer a slim but satisfying grip. The new HTC One is phone design that doesn’t compromise.

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The camera is a real highlight of this phone. Phone – and compact camera – manufacturers are seemingly in a race to offer more and more megapixels on their devices. The problem is that phones can only have small sensors, especially in a slim body, so the only way to squeeze in extra pixels is to make them smaller.

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HTC has created a whole new sensor which uses what the company calls Ultra Pixels. On a rival phone with a 13MP sensor, each pixel measures around 1.1 microns. That’s small. The Ultra Pixels on the HTC One measure 2 microns, a big enough difference to gather 300 per cent more light than the 13MP model, the company claims.

This means, from the comparative shots HTC showed, massive improvements in low-light situations. These situations happen to be both exceptionally popular places to take photos on your phone (restaurants, bars etc) and the Achilles’ heel of traditional camera phones. HTC’s aim is to create photographs with detail, brightness – and no noise.

 

hat said, this is a phone that wows the second it hits the hand, has a great screen, strong internal storage of up to 64GB (albeit with no microSD card slot) and a superfast processor – plus the battery has been boosted to 2300mAh too, which should see it last much better than that seen in the One X.

In short, we’re really glad to see HTC is still putting its weight behind a top-end smartphone; confusing name aside, the HTC One shows a lot of promise and could well see the firm pulling back into the black in 2013.

Huawei Ascend P2 review “World’s fastest- 4G LTE Smartphone ?”

Huawei presented Ascend P2 after the successor of the Ascend P1 at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. Ahead there was speculation in the net already on the equipment and the design of the device.

 

 

Huawei Ascend P2: First Impressions

The Ascend P2 is the Huawei”s first real high-end smartphone. With the Ascend P2, Huawei would establish in the upper class. The glossy back is not removable, and shows prone to fingerprints, but very clean and includes a model from the rest of the housing components. Huawei has worked very solid.

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From less quality look and feel apart of the Ascend P2 but makes an excellent impression. Anyone put off by the plastic case may be, the part really have fun. The touch screen responds quickly and absolutely reliably to any input, not a single ripple has disturbed the test on the show. The performance as a whole is on a very high level.

The exterior is also largely the already leaked press snapshot. Although the housing is made of plastic, but it is still impressive – and it feels even after cheap plastic. But the device with a weight of 122 grams is also quite easy. The exact dimensions are 136.2 times 66.7 times 8.4 millimeters.

Huawei Ascend P2 Display

Instead of a full-HD display brings the Ascend P2 with an HD + IPS-LCD with a resolution of 1200 x 720 pixels. It is 4.7 inches tall. Thus, the pixel density of approximately 298 ppi. The touch screen is it like Lumias 920 extremely sensitive and can also be operated with a finger nail or gloves.

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Huawei Ascend P2 performance and storage

The device, which Ascend P2 from a quad-core processor with 1.5 GHz clock speed (Hi-Silicon K3V2). Of memory, there is 1 GB of RAM. 16 GB of memory is installed. A memory card slot is not available. Provides electricity for a decent 2420 mAh battery. The operating system Android 4.1 Jelly Bean comes with Huawei Emotion UI used.

Huawei Ascend P2 camera

A 13-megapixel camera with BSI sensor is then used to snapping photos, and rotate videos in full HD. Video chatting its Ascend P2 adds even with a 1.3 megapixel front camera. The camera is dominated by a few very interesting features, including face detection and HDR images. The focusing time is in the frame, the shutter delay might be a tad faster. Despite 13-MP camera housing is only 8.4 mm thick – a step forward compared with the Ascend P1, which still produces induced a curved lens. With dimensions of the device is very good in the hand and can also be operated with one hand well. The smooth back but can ever provide “slip”.

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Huawei Ascend P2 price:

The Ascend P2”s release date is set for the second quarter of this year and it will cost €399 (around £345/$525/AU$510).

Huawei Ascend P2 specs

  • OS:                         Android (4.1.2) Emotion UI
  • Display:                4.7 inch, 720 x 1200 pixels
  • Processor:           1.5 GHz Quad Core Processor K3V2
  • Dimensions:      136 x 67 x 8 mm
  • Platform:             Android 4.1
  • Camera:
    • 13 megapixels and
    • 1.3 megapixels (Front  camera)
    • Memory:             16 GB
    • Battery:                2420 mAh
    • Weight:               122 g
    • Speakers:            Earpiece, Loudspeaker
    • Positioning:       GPS, A-GPS
    • Bluetooth 4.0
    • WiFi Direct and NFC donated

Huawei Ascend P2 pros and cons

Pros:

  • Good performance
  • High-resolution and high-contrast display
  • Sound processing

Cons:

  • Back is prone to fingerprints
  • Haptics not at top level

Huawei Ascend P2 Unlocking:

Huawei Ascend P2 Unlocking code is available at the following website to make it work with anywhere on the world with any service provider

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BlackBerry Z10 Tips and Tricks 2013

   Tip 1: App screen customisation

Press and hold on any app on the homescreen and all the apps will pulse (left pic). Those with a rubbish bin icon can be deleted, otheriwse you move them around  and drag one app on top of another to create a folder.

Tip 2: Homescreen

Under the screen you’ll see a line of dots, each representing an individual app screen. Press and hold any of the dots and you can quickly move between the Hub, Home Screen and App screens (right pic).

BlackBerry Z10 Tips and Tricks

 

Tip 4: Keyboard

The keyboard on the BlackBerry Z10 is the best we’ve seen a smartphone. Conjure it up by swiping up with two fingers, delete a word by swiping and double tap to add a full stop.

 

Tip 5: Delete Multiple messages

Without a visible delete button deleting multiple messages can be time consuming. Save time by tapping the three dots at the bottom right of the screen then – Select More – tap the messages you want to delete and hit the Delete button.

 

Tip 6: Viewing the Compact Sidebar

If you’re reading a message and want to quickly return to the BlackBerry Hub to check out new messages, instead of tapping the Back button, hold it down and drag it right and the Compact Sidebar appears, complete with Hub notifications (left).

BlackBerry Z10 Tips and Tricks

 

Tip 7: Single or conversation messages

BlackBerry has added some email customisation options to the phone. Go into the BlackBerry Hub, tap the three lines in the corner and select Display and ActionsDisplay Style lets you determine whether you view one message or a whole conversation, whereby when you click on a message all those in the series are visible (above right) .

 

Tip 8: Further email settings

As before head into the email settings menu in the BlackBerry Hub byng tappi the three lines in the corner and selecting Display and Action. The sliders underneath let you determine whether you want to Show Sent Messages or Show Filed Messages and perhaps most importantly if you are on a limited data select Download Images Automatically (above right).

Tip 9: Formatting emails

To underline, bold or add bullet points to text in an email, press the spacebar until the keyboard retracts and tap Format and a row of icons appear under the subject bar. Tap the icons and either continue typing or select text to change what you have already written (below left).

Tip 10: Email attachments

In BB10 it’s very simple to attach a file to an email, press the spacebar until the keyboard retracts and this time tap Attach. From the pop-up screen you can choose to attach a Picture, Video, Audio file, Contact, Appointment or File (below right).

BlackBerry Z10 Tips and Tricks

Top 11: Take a screenshot

To capture the contents of your screen simultaneously hold down the up and down volume keyslocated on the side and you’ll hear a click. Screenshtos are stored in the Pictures folder, where you can share them via a selection of messaging formats, including: Twitter, BBM and Email.

 

Tip 12: Previewing photographs

To quickly view a quick preview of a photograph without leaving the app, press and hold the thumbnail in the corner and drag it to the opposing corner. Relese to minimise.

Tip 13: Adding camera features

The BlackBerry Z10’s 8-megapixel camera has a very limited selection of features, so head to the BlackBerry World and download PicShop Lite. This free app providers a good selection of filters and exposure effects to enhance your photos (right pic).

 

Tip 14: Lock screen messages

Add a message to your lock screen by heading to System Settings – Display. Adding your name or company could provide useful information in case the phone gets lost (left pic).

 

BlackBerry Z10 Tips and Tricks

Tip 15: Restarting

If the Z10 becomes sluggish or applications fail to close  perform a reset by pressing and holding thePower key for 10 seconds.

BLACKBERRY 10 KEYBOARD TIPS

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1. To hide the keyboard, long press on the space bar or do a two finger swipe down. Two finger swipe upwards brings it back up.

2. To delete a whole word, swipe to the left from the right.

3. Hold down a letter key to view and select special characters, such as accents.

4. To dictate out loud, hold down the period button for a moment, speak, then tap Done.

5. To enable audio and visual typing feedback, swipe down from the top pane of any home screen, tap Settings, tap Language and Input, then On-Screen Keyboard. Prediction suggestions can be turned off or repositioned from here as well.

6. To activate multiple languages in the keyboard’s prediction engine, swipe down from the top pane of any home screen, tap Settings, tap Language and Input, then Input Languages, and Add/Remove Languages at the bottom.

7. Go into Automated Assistance from the Language and Input settings and tap Word Substitution to create typing shortcuts for longer words.

8. To add a word to your dictionary so they don’t show up as misspellings, tap a red-underlined word, and tap the Add to Dictionary button in the pop-up.

9. To correct a misspelled word, tap the red-underlined word and select from the options in the pop-up menu.

10. Swipe down on the keyboard for a single alternate character, like an exclamation point. Use the dedicated symbol key to enter multiple characters.