Long time BlackBerry beat journalist Al Sacco just posted his feedback from his hands on demo with the upcoming BlackBerry 10 devices. Sacco is the latest in the line of media that RIM has been showing the devices to and as a current BlackBerry QWERTY user I was really curious to see what his response would be. After reading his write up today I think we can more or less see where these BlackBerry 10 devices will hit for current QWERTY keyboard device lovers. In Sacco’s words:
RIM definitely did not let down customers who love that QWERTY hardware keyboard with this new device. The keyboard is fantastic, and even though I only spent a few minutes typing on it, I was impressed right away and plan to get a new BlackBerry 10 QWERTY smartphone as soon as possible.
Sacco also gives us a bit of a taste about the software being way more polished than what RIM was showing at BlackBerry World. He also confirmed that the Full Touch device looks like an aesthetically pleasing and relatively light version of the Dev Alpha though not as thin as some recent Android phones. He also relates that the BlackBerry 10 experience and software “feels unique” instead of borrowed from iOS, android, or Windows Phone though it does have touches of WebOS.
I highly recommend checking out Al Sacco’s full write up on the devices. Let us know what you think in the comments!