After sitting through the BlackBerry 10 Experience launch event on Wednesday morning — here’s the liveblog if you want a recap — I left the venue with two things: A Z10 review phone and a question about who BlackBerry 10 will appeal to. I can’t answer the latter yet, although I think the main audience will be existing BlackBerry users. As far as the phone: My very first limited impressions are generally positive.
Here’s a quick unboxing of the device which will launch in the U.S. in March. Overall, the hardware is very solid and the performance of BB 10 is spritely. I also run through the full specifications as they weren’t covered at the event.
I couldn’t yet get the phone set up as I’ll need a micro SIM card, so I’ll tackle that upon returning home later today. That’s when I’ll take a deep dive into the new BB 10 features, gestures software and services.