“Look Ma, No [Home Button]” – Basic BlackBerry Z10 Gesture Controls

I’m pretty sure most people who are intrigued by the new BlackBerry Z10 are curious as to how you operate the smartphone without a home button. iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices all have at least one button to get you back to your home screen.

BlackBerry is the first smartphone maker to ditch the home button. So I thought I would put a quick video together on how to use basic gesture controls officially called “BlackBerry Flow” to navigate the device.

From the video, you can see that the BlackBerry 10 OS is pretty responsive and I didn’t have any trouble getting home from any screen whatsoever. For people like me who jump between apps all the time, the ability to “swipe up” from the BlackBerry logo at the bottom of the device to get to a list of running apps is ideal. But, if I want to open a new app, swiping to the left from the running apps screen was pretty simple.

I also showed a little of how BlackBerry Hub works. It’s the central location for ALL your notifications. Within that demo, I did a sneek peek of BlackBerry Peek – The way to view your current notifications without fully opening the BlackBerry Hub.

Stay tuned for that video and a video on how the predictive BlackBerry Keyboard works.

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