10 wonderful tips for the BlackBerry 10 keyboard

When speaking of BlackBerry Z10- the combination of aluminium, rubber and glass makes it feel sleek and professional. With distinct design to suit best professionally- has the bezel smart gestures to swipe up and you’ll unlock the phone. Up and to the right and you’ll land in the new BlackBerry Hub which organises all of your messages and social networks in the one place. Swipe down and you’ll find a whole lot of quick access buttons for your settings, while sliding right will drop you into your app

It sports a 4.2-inch, 1280×768 screen with 356 pixels per inch, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, 16GB of internal storage space, support for microSD expansion, an 1800mAh battery and BlackBerry 10 operating system.

The keyboard like other Blackberry keyboards has a new way of predicting what your about to say- way it can jump in and out of different languages. But actually learning how to use it to speed up your typing is tough. The handset predicts what you’re about to type, then you make a swipe upwards, essentially “throwing” the word onto the screen. But many times it misses the target and you feel dissatisfied.

Here are the top 10 tips for Blackberry 10 keyboard that will help you to type a bit faster and with more confidence.

  1. To hide the keyboard, long press on the space bar or do a two finger swipe down. Two finger swipe upwards brings it back up.
  2. To delete a whole word, swipe to the left from the right.
  3. Hold down a letter key to view and select special characters, such as accents.
  4. To dictate out loud, hold down the period button for a moment, speak, then tap Done.
  5. To enable audio and visual typing feedback, swipe down from the top pane of any home screen, tap Settings, tap Language and Input, then On-Screen Keyboard. Prediction suggestions can be turned off or repositioned from here as well.
  6. To activate multiple languages in the keyboard’s prediction engine, swipe down from the top pane of any home screen, tap Settings, tap Language and Input, then Input Languages, and Add/Remove Languages at the bottom.
  7. Go into Automated Assistance from the Language and Input settings and tap Word Substitution to create typing shortcuts for longer words.
  8. To add a word to your dictionary so they don’t show up as misspellings, tap a red-underlined word, and tap the Add to Dictionary button in the pop-up.
  9. To correct a misspelled word, tap the red-underlined word and select from the options in the pop-up menu.
  10. Swipe down on the keyboard for a single alternate character, like an exclamation point. Use the dedicated symbol key to enter multiple characters.

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