BlackBerry Z30's lock screen and BlackBerry Hub make it a messaging champ

I have seen lock screens from scores of mobile phones on every smartphone platform. The BlackBerry Z30 runs BlackBerry 10.2 OS and the lock screen is the most functional and beautiful that I have seen yet.

BlackBerry Z30 lock screen

Lock Screen

The lock screen on the Z30 lets you see at most three lines of any incoming messages without unlocking the phone and opening the relevant app. Whether it is email, SMS, WhatsApp, BBM, or LinkedIn, you are able to see what the message is about right from the lock screen. This is such a convenience.

BlackBerry Z30 lock screen

Living and Working in the Hub

No; not CcHub. I mean BlackBerry Hub. On unlocking the Z30, you can swipe to the right to access BlackBerry Hub. This gives you convenient access to a list of all your messages and notifications.

BlackBerry Hub

You can reply to your email, SMS, Twitter DM, Twitter mentions, Facebook comments, Facebook messages, WhatsApp messages, BBM chats, LinkedIn messages and more right from the BlackBerry Hub. You can check your upcoming events there too, and you also receive notifications for scheduled events in there as well. If you receive an email with details of an event, you can create a calendar item for it from the email right there in the Blackberry Hub too. Best of all, you can peek at the Hub from anywhere on the device. it doesn’t matter what you are doing. Peek, and if necessary, dive in. From anywhere. Did I say how convenient this is? Convenient and brilliant. This is the most seamless and most user-friendly user interface that I have used on any mobile platform. The integration is commendable.

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What this means is that for the most part, the time I spend on my Z30 is split between the lock screen and BlackBerry Hub. I step out of those areas to browse a webpage or launch a music track or watch a video. But for the rest of the time, I even have no need to unlock the phone – and when I do, it is almost always straight to the Hub.

Mister Mobility

I started blogging about mobile in 2004 as a fun way to share my passion for gadgets and mobile services. My other interests include digital media, speaking and teaching, photography, travelling, and dancing.

0 thoughts on “BlackBerry Z30's lock screen and BlackBerry Hub make it a messaging champ

  • September 30, 2013 at 11:30 am
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    // The BlackBerry Z30 runs
    BlackBerry 10.2 OS and the lock screen
    is the most functional and beautiful that I have seen yet.//

    This where the Android approach of replaceable OS components trump them all.

    You have a single one here.

    You have limitless variants on the Android side of the garden. Unlimited by the imaginative proficiency of third party Authors than can give us more variants of lockscreens than we can shake a memory card at.

    End.

  • September 30, 2013 at 1:14 pm
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    // The BlackBerry
    Z30 runs
    BlackBerry
    10.2 OS and the lock screen
    is the most functional
    and beautiful that I have seen yet.//

    Iphone ios 6 also has this feature right out of the box

  • September 30, 2013 at 6:09 pm
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    @Eye.Bee.Kay See, as much as we all love Android that’s one of my problems with it. Too many choices and most times you have to go looking for what works for you. Its nice to have some good ol’ phone makers that let you relax and do the major thinking for you.

    • September 30, 2013 at 6:43 pm
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      as much as we all love Android that’s one of my problems with it. Too many choices and most times you have to go looking for what works for you.

      I.P.

      Well said. Even worse: too many times, you have to wade through layers and layers of junk to find anything that works properly.

  • September 30, 2013 at 7:15 pm
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    I.P,

    and most times you have to go
    looking for what works for you. Its nice to have
    some good ol’ phonemakers that let you relax and do the major
    thinking for you.

    I guess we are different. The thrill is in the hunt.

    Besides, there are various services on net that sift through the apps, come out with gold, so you don’t have to.

    That way, you only get the best rated apps.

    Despite, I’d rather do my analyses of apps myself, though..

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