Super Swipe Feature from BB10

Good bye sand clock! And greeting for BB10, a new baby born OS for future Blackberry embryo. As tons news from internet what inside in BB10, actually there's also tons features needed to improve this OS. But before they continue to make a really mature model in upcoming versions, let end-user learn and decide how they experience for the UI as what I called as super swipe device in baby OS - the BB10.

The important thing that user need to compromised is the UI swipe tips and trick, since there's no back button or common navigation found on it as others devices. So here I made this short guidance for user that new to BB10 device; Z10, Q10, A5 or any of touchscreen BlackBerry device which using BB10 or later as it OS.

The Home Screen
This is how you'll move around the home screen on your BB10 device. You can get to your messages in the BlackBerry hub by swiping from left to right.



Get back to all your apps by swiping from right to left. Swipe left or right to find apps on the home screen. Or by simply choosing screen number from bottom  of the display.



To get out of any app, touch the bottom edge of the glass and slide your finger up.



Swiping up will bring you to your recent apps on the home screen. That's how to navigate you BB10 device.

Going Home
The most important gesture for your BB10 device is waking up and unlock it by touching the bottom edge of the glass and sliding your finger up.



The same gesture will get you out of an app. Touch the bottom edge of the glass and slide your finger up.



Remember: Sliding up from bottom edge of the glass will take you to the home screen again.

Showing Options
These will show you how to access the top menu on your BB10 device. While on the home screen, you can get to device settings by touching the top edge of the glass and sliding your finger down.



While in an app, the same action will show you options specifig to that app.



Remember: Sliding down from the top edge of the glass can reveal more.

Notifications
Here's an easy way to peek at your notifications and jump to your messages on the BlackBerry Hub. You can check your notifications by touching the bottom edge of the glass and slowly sliding your finger up.



Or jump straight to the BlackBerry Hub. Touch the bottom edge of the glass then slide up and to the right.



Now you know how to check your notifications and messages.

Virtual Keyboard
The tips on how to use the keyboard is the power of BB10 devices. When you start typing, a prediction will appear above the next letter of the word. To select that word, simply swipe your finger up from that letter.



Swiping down on the keyboard will display number and symbols.



To delete a word, swipe across the keyboard from right to left.



To hide the keyboard, press and hold the space-bar.



You can also swipe down on the keyboard with two fingers to hide it.



Another Trick
To restart BlackBerry Hub, simply swipe from the right top edge of the glass and diagonally slide to the left until the center of the screen and do it for 5 times.



Others trick is the same with others touchscreen device, such as internet browser, pictures app or PDF reader. If they apply to that app, you can use content gestures to let you directly manipulate content just like zooming in or out, peeking or scrolling.

Anyway, Good bye sand clock!

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