Head-to-Head: BlackBerry Z10 vs. Apple iPhone 5


A major part of the appeal of Apple's devices is Apple's software; it's intuitive, it's stable and if it doesn't do everything that's needed, there's always an app or two that can. To compete with iPhone, BlackBerry has to provide a device that's more than an iPhone clone, technically speaking. Based on the stable and mature QNX operating system, the BlackBerry 10 operating system must go beyond iOS 6. And in some ways it does. Take for example BlackBerry Balance, which provides separate on-device workspaces for personal and business personas. In a stroke, BlackBerry addresses the BYOD dilemma facing many of today's enterprise IT departments, in which employees seek to use their own devices to access corporate data. Other features, including Hub and Flow, are designed with today's multitasking corporate execs in mind. Messaging has been overhauled to include video chat and screen sharing with other BlackBerry users, and the UI has been optimized for one-handed use. Perhaps one day we'll see a camera that reminds users to keep their eyes on the road.

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