Editor's desk: NYC -- and BlackBerry -- bound

Editor's desk: NYC -- and BlackBerry -- bound

I'm sitting at the gate waiting for my flight to New York City where I'll be working with Kevin Michaluk, David Lundblad, and the Mobile Nations team on a bunch of really cool stuff we're hoping to tell you, and everyone, about really soon. I'll also be attending the NYC CrackBerry party, where the CB team will be celebrating the launch of the BlackBerry Z10 and the new CrackBerry redesign, maybe in that order.

I've been using the Zed10 (it is proudly Canadian, after all) off and on for a couple of weeks now, but I look forward to seeing how hardcore CrackBerry users take to it. The future by definition disrupts the past, and that always leads to as much frustration as joy. It's going to be an uphill battle, but at the very least, BlackBerry is back in that battle.

And if you're eager to see what Apple might have in store for us this year, don't forget to check out the new rumors that branched off last night.

Plane's boarding, see you in NYC. If you're at the party, please do say hello.

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Rene Ritchie

EiC of iMore, EP of Mobile Nations, Apple analyst, co-host of Debug, Iterate, Vector, Review, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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Editor's desk: NYC -- and BlackBerry -- bound


I picked up a Z10 last night at Best Buy Mobile to play with for a few minutes. The keyboard was very cool as it predicted text pretty accurately. The way the system flows was nice. BB Hub is a good feature. But, the hardware just felt clunky to me (and of course, the app supplies are limited for now). I'm not sure how well it will do in the long run, but I think dedicated Blackberry users will be satisfied.

Hope you have a safe trip. The new Blackberry Z10 looks impressive. I've disliked their UI for years, but this revamp looks promising. Will have to check it out before the next iPhone releases. I like new designs and welcome iPhone challengers, but an very reluctant to get locked into a 2yr contract w/ a phone I may hate.

Re: "...but at the very least, BlackBerry is back in that battle."

Yeah, I hear they're big in Indonesia.
Live it up.

I'm glad Blackberry is back in the fight. More competition is amazing. Z10 has amazing qualities to; however, the app supply is low and the hardware feels..off? Can't explain it, but it feels behind. I look forward to what they bring to the forefront.

I know it's a lot to request, but internet culture and tech life is interestingto most people. You should consider vlogging your travels to these things..at least.