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iPhone 5 and other new smartphones reviewed

Published: Thursday, Sept. 5 2013 2:30 p.m. MDT

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BLACKBERRY Z10, BLACKBERRY LTD

The Z10 is the first phone to run RIM's new BlackBerry 10 operating system and comes across as a very good stab at regaining at least some of the cachet of the BlackBerry. But the Z10 looks like every other smartphone on the shelf. It's a flat black slab with a touch screen, measuring 4.2 inches. Only once you turn it on do the differences become more evident. Older BlackBerrys are great communications devices, but are poor at multimedia and at running third-party apps, something the iPhone excels at. The new BlackBerry 10 software is a serious attempt at marrying these two feature sets.



— Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer

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Lowell Steele
Farmington, UT

These are all cool phones, but the Blackberry Z10 really deserves a second look. I have never owned a Blackberry phone, but just happened to notice it was getting 5 stars by nearly everyone who reviewed it on the AT&T website. About two thirds of the reviewers had never used a Blackberry before, but after using the Z10 swore they'd never go back to Android or the iPhone. Much of the other third were former Blackberry users who'd wandered away and were lured back by the Z10. A few were Blackberry faithful who never left the fold. With almost no exceptions they were blown away by the groundbreaking features of Blackberry's BB10 operating system, and the Z10's amazing virtual keyboard.

After using the Z10 for a couple of months, I wholeheartedly agree: Blackberry has reinvented the smartphone! The keyboard learns my writing patterns so the more I use it the better it is at predicting what word I'll type next. It hovers 6-8 likely candidates over the next letter I would type for that word. If it's the word I want, I just flick it up into my sentence. Amazingly productive, and faster than my computer keyboard!

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