How the BlackBerry 10 Predictive Keyboard Saves Your Latte


Whether or not you’ve gotten your hands on the BlackBerry Z10, you’ve no doubt seen the video of Vivek showing off the predictive keyboard feature of the device. When I showed a few friends how it worked, they were impressed by its functionality. I do have one friend who’s both tech-savvy and sometimes hard to impress, and he challenged my demonstration by saying, “Most people expect typos in texts; I don’t see how that can help me”. Challenge accepted.

I explained a scenario to him in which he and I were going to meet at a coffee shop, and I have a smartphone without predictive text. While I’m walking to meet him, I remember I need something from the grocery store and begin to text him that I’ll be late. In my hurry, I accidentally type: “Quick stop to shop, I’ll be latte”. Confused, he orders me a latte and assumes I’ll still be on time. I end up with a cold latte and an upset friend who thinks I’ve ditched him.

Now let’s consider this scenario with a predictive keyboard on the BlackBerry Z10. As soon as I begin to type the letters “L-A-T“ I see the word “late” appear within the keyboard. A quick swipe, and the word “late” is populated into the text. No angry friend, no cold latte.

Has the predictive text feature on the BlackBerry Z10 helped make your texting easier and more accurate? Tell us about it in the comments!

About Donny Halliwell

Donny is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at BlackBerry and Former Editor-in-Chief for the Inside BlackBerry blogs. There's no disputing, #TeamBlackBerry is awesome. I'm pumped to have the opportunity to talk with you and bring you the latest and greatest from Inside BlackBerry every day. In my spare time, I can be found helping entrepreneurs and startup companies grow their business. I spend the rest, obsessing over the auto industry, or enjoying music. Follow me on Twitter or Google+

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  • sultan

    I want BlackBerry masengar

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  • Nattee

    I’m Nattee. I’m in Thailand and BlackBerry keyboard help me a lot in tying. Such as when I want to make an online purchase I have to type my address a few times and address in Thailand is very long and old words so with BlackBerry keyboard I just swipe up no need to type every time so no errors at all. Imagine that if I have to type long old difficult words I might end up losing my shipment because of the wrong address tying.

    Thank you very much to BlackBerry keyboard

  • Aniket

    i love it can u tell me the cost.

  • aparajit sarma

    Its a nice phone..will the prices fall..I m waiting for it..I had brought 9360 and 9380 at the same time..both are unsatisfactory..

  • deepak sharma

    Yeah definitly….it makes typng easy n more accurate…!!

  • suresh chellam

    But battery will not be their when we type by the time blackberry phone would have died

    All universaly accept this truth

  • Keith Grant

    It has greatly improved my messaging especially when I am out and about. It saves time and allows to get back to what I was doing.

    I was typically a physical keyboard kinda guy, I don’t miss it. The Z10 keyboard and predictive text is great.

  • Claude Ilunga

    Tout est Grace

  • ruben aguilar

    I like. My. Blacberry.

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    Pienso q es bueno! Ah! Les informo q soy nueva en estas cosas nunk es tarde para aprender d las cosas extraordinarias q existen el dia a dia!

  • Judy Pittman

    Love the BB10 predictive text. I can write a whole email by only keying a letter or two. It is the BEST!

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