Inside BlackBerry 10: 8 features worth checking out

Take a closer look at BlackBerry's new Z10 phone and built-from-scratch BB10 operating system.

BlackBerry Peek

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"Peek" is the mechanism by which you access Hub. If you've ever used the Facebook app on Apple's iOS or Google's Android, you have a sense of how Peek works. Hub exists as a layer under the homescreen, and Peek allows you to slide the homescreen away like a curtain, revealing the real-time updates provided by Hub.

The beauty of it is that you never have to exit whatever app you're in completely. You can just check and see what's new, and then go back to business.

  @CNNTech - Last updated January 30 2013 03:57 PM ET