BlackBerry 10 OS review

Despite coming bottom in a recent IT Pro group test for web page loading times, the BB10 internet browsing experience is very pleasant.

Pages load reasonably quickly, it supports Adobe Flash and it is easy to zoom in and out using the familiar pinch-to-zoom gesture.

The browser boasts a number of key features, including a Reader function that makes viewing web pages easier by reformatting content in a more smartphone-friendly way.

Similarly, users have the option in the settings menu to increase the font size of any pages they want to view. This could come in handy when combined with the Shared Screen feature as it will reduce the risk of eye strain when people try and share web content.

It also allows users to have multiple tabs opened at once, and it is very easy to navigate between them. All you have to do is press the square icon with the number in it next to the browser bar, and this should reveal a long list of all of your active tabs.

Users also have the option to activate private browsing, as well as set rules on how often they want their internet history cleared.

Caroline Donnelly is the news and analysis editor of IT Pro and its sister site Cloud Pro, and covers general news, as well as the storage, security, public sector, cloud and Microsoft beats. Caroline has been a member of the IT Pro/Cloud Pro team since March 2012, and has previously worked as a reporter at several B2B publications, including UK channel magazine CRN, and as features writer for local weekly newspaper, The Slough and Windsor Observer. She studied Medical Biochemistry at the University of Leicester and completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Magazine Journalism at PMA Training in 2006.