The BlackBerry Z10 is a powerful smartphone. It consolidates all messaging into a single, united interface called the Hub, it can run up to eight apps in the background, and it has an extremely high-res screen at 356 pixels per inch. But it also works in some starkly different ways than other smartphones.
For starters, there’s no home button, so unlocking the phone works differently than on the iPhone and most Android phones. The BlackBerry 10 interface is gesture-based, meaning you navigate and control key functions by swiping the screen in specific ways. Minimized apps (called Active Frames) appear on their own home screen as widgets.