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3/18/2013
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Larry Seltzer
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BlackBerry Z10 Hands-On: First Impressions

BlackBerry 10 — not just the phones, but the BlackBerry Enterprise Server 10 software — will make or break the former smartphone giant. BYTE obtained an BlackBerry Z10 for evaluation. We haven't yet tested the most interesting enterprise features, but some features of the phone, especially the predictive soft keyboard, have already won us over.
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One minor peeve I have with BB10 so far is that in short order I've had 2 large OS updates. The first, part of my out-of-box experience, was about 150 MB. Then about 36 hours later another came along 3 times that size. Good thing I had Wi-Fi.

It's a new operating system and I know that I need to let the company update it, but the update process was lengthy. The first one took almost an hour of download and install time. I let the second one run overnight.

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