BlackBerry 10 OS review

The gestures may have taken some getting used to, and the lack of available apps is undoubtedly disappointing, but the BB10 operating system is fast, responsive and is far more business-friendly than its iOS and Android counterparts.

Once the app store content grows, there's nothing to suggest BlackBerry won't make good on its aim to become the third choice of mobile platform.

Pros: The operating system has plenty of business-friendly features, including Balance, Hub and Protect, to appeal to IT buyers.

Cons:Limited selection of apps could put some users off.

Verdict: 4/5

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.