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BlackBerry 10 Time Shift Let’s You Capture the Best Possible Portrait or Group Shot

by Jon Rettinger | February 4, 2013February 4, 2013 12:30 pm PST

BlackBerry’s new OS is here, ready to make up for lost time. Last year was riddled with delays, exec shakeups and increasing pressure from the other guys. But BlackBerry is confident it can regain marketshare, and climb back up to the top of the mobile mountain.

There are a lot of interesting features packed in BlackBerry 10, most of which we saw demoed during a one-on-one at CES. In particular, the feature that stood out most—one that consumers will probably take a big interest in—is the camera’s Time Shift aspect. It’s nothing we haven’t seen before, but BlackBerry executes it quite well.

Time Shift is essentially a burst mode that helps capture the best group or solo shot. When you press to take a photo, the software will detect every face in the picture with a green square. Tap on that square and you’ll see a magnifying glass come up with a dial at the bottom. Users then “shift” time back and forth to find the best shot. This can be applied across all people in the shot, so you’ll never have a group photo (or a solo shot) of someone looking away or blinking.

Check the feature out as we demo it on our own Roy Choi, and stay tuned for further BlackBerry Z10 coverage.

Jon Rettinger

Jon, perhaps best known by his YouTube alter ego Jon4Lakers, has a love for technology that can never be quenched, no matter how hard he tries. If...