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BlackBerry R10 touch gestures shown on video

BlackBerry has yet to officially confirm the R10 as their next smartphone in their BlackBerry 10 revamp, but there are already a growing number of consumers who are interested in picking up a device that has been touted as a ‘budget’ version of the Q10 – a QWERTY based device that will offer an alternative to the already-available BlackBerry Z10.

Despite the mystery surrounding the device with regards to official information, a leaked video has emerged of the elusive device, appearing to show some of the touch-based gestures that will be available on the R10 upon release. The R10 is also going to feature a physical QWERTY keyboard like the Q10, although hardware specs are likely to be toned down to accomodate a cheaper market price than the Q10.

To recap, rumored features so far include a 3.1-inch 720×720 display and 5-megapixel camera, compared to an 8 megapixel camera and 1080p video capabilities on the Q10. The video, which we’ve included above shows a very brief walkthrough of some of the gestures that will be available – including a look at what the drop down notifications menu will look like.


Users will also be able to swipe upwards on the R10 to bring up a multitasking menu, which will separate all of your current windows in a visually pleasing format. We’re guessing many more gestures will be available on the device, but for now just treat this as a little taster on some that are available.

How long will BlackBerry keep fans waiting for the R10 reveal? Price is going to be essential, especially considering the close design traits that it shares with the Q10. If you have your eye on this device, let us know if you are looking to pick one up ahead of the Z10 and Q10.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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