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Z10 and BB10: Are BlackBerry's new launches worth your time?

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"You feel that [the Z10] says, 'This is the speed you should be working at,' rather than you ever thinking it's going too fast," Miles writes. "If that sounds disappointing, it shouldn't. The OS is responsive, but if you've ever used an Android device, you'll know that the ability to scroll through your home screens is slowed only by how fast you can swipe with your finger and that isn't the case here." 

The apps

Well, there sure are a lot of them – 70,000 BB10 apps in all, according to BlackBerry. Of course, as Gary Cutlack of Gizmodo UK is quick to point out, a good portion of those 40,000 apps are actually "frantic Android port jobs." Meanwhile, over at ZDNet, Matthew Miller takes a spin through the BB10 app ecosystem, and finds a few titles he likes, including Angry Birds Star Wars and Flixster.

But there are also a lot of good apps missing, Miller continues, from Spotify to Netflix, and no especially easy way to find new ones. "App discovery is as bad on BB10 as the PlayBook [tablet] with no easy way to browse all free apps and very limited featured sections," Miller writes. "I found the best way to discover apps is to search for ones you use on other platforms." Ouch.

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