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BlackBerry Z10 preview: First look

8 February 2013 | Read the review | Post your comment
BlackBerry Z10 preview: First look - read the full textChallenging the establishment with a brand new platform isn't something you do in just one try. The Z10 has to convince users that BlackBerry has what it takes to compete with the best. After a certain...


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Blackberry needs 10.000 "top quality" apps and it'll beat the hell out of every manufacturer out there.

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  • 2013-02-11 14:19
  • iFrh

Hihi, biz phone? No one phone came' close to NOKIA E7, no one! Just my opinion Kid's. Cheers.

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  • 2013-02-11 13:45
  • uNVD

RIM tried their best. That's WHAT really matters in the end. RIP Bb. Thanks for all those nice qwerty business messaging phones!

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  • 2013-02-11 11:36
  • t75S

> In reply to PC @ 2013-02-10 01:17 from q{C9 - click to readYou can't get it off contract yet, other than ebay for $999.

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  • 2013-02-11 09:01
  • myKA

> In reply to Kumar @ 2013-02-11 02:45 from tugC - click to readWas lightyears behind. They have now caught up and doing a dine job, I thought the same a few days ago, until I went into. Cpw and was playing around with a few phones, and I fell in love with the blackberry z10. Please don't knock it until u have tried it, such a fresh, fluid ui. Super smooth fast, fast browser. I was android before sgs3 but I was bored with ios and android, il give BlackBerry ago and see what happens. Battery's also better than my s3. Go check one out and then tell me you won't ever own a BlackBerry.

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  • 2013-02-11 08:53
  • myKA

Blackberry is just light years behind in terms of touch screen tech. Just look at the Bold 9900 and the 9790. Phone dials when an incoming call comes in or keep other line on hold when an incoming call comes in. Support sucks BIG time. If I thought Samsung was trying to be an apple wannabe well they have done a fantastic job as a follower and now leader. No way I am going to buy a Blackberry

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  • 2013-02-11 02:45
  • tugC

A rocky time ahead for BB and a 2-5 percent market share depending on market (with developing markets favoring BB for now). While BB10 has much potential, it would require a miracle for smartphone users to abandon the major OS:s for BB10. The" swipe to right" hub feature is what stands out and it's way too little too late! A mediocre camera doesn't help much either. Once the BB app store matches the current selection of the two major platforms in a couple of years, the competition will be far ahead.

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  • 2013-02-10 20:04
  • pwSW

Aside from the sophisticated "keyboard" design..... Everyhting is boring... 2 years of researching in motion (u dont say) and this is what they come up to? Not so business inclined phone, and not so "gaming or social" phone. Just in the middle. People dont want to be in the middle

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  • 2013-02-10 15:36
  • t7SY

If it was Samsung name on front, I would see hundred of posts that it is a copy of Iphone, strangely nobody say that when it is Blackberry

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  • 2013-02-10 09:32
  • miZk

Thanks to the gsmarena team for your selfless effort and unbiased assessment report. I think this is my best review website. Pls do not be deterred in doing your best. One day, I will be rich enough to buy a BB. For now am still managing my old nokia.

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  • 2013-02-10 06:03
  • fsV9

IT LOOK NICE.....but, RIM is need's significant update.

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  • 2013-02-10 03:52
  • uvbP

> In reply to andrei @ 2013-02-09 01:22 from t7Xr - click to read$999? Where did you get that fantacy price from? Its more like $650 without contract.

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  • 2013-02-10 01:17
  • q{C9

BlackBerry Z10 Fantastic smartphone. I am even can't explain feeling of drive emotion with out tap stopping and everything works properly and very fast. Whole previous week I was very excited, because I have decided to buy this new communication progress, I have counted days before it happens. And now when I'm using my BlackBerry two days I can say it's really good choice . LTE 3g wi-fi everything works... Inside you can customise practical everything without any apps! and lots of apps free)word exel pdf and other useful application you have already inside your BlackBerry!)

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  • 2013-02-09 23:10
  • LfeA

the beebee os lags at 0.1thrillisecond

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  • 2013-02-09 18:13
  • v0Xt

I'm getting that any day yes

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  • 2013-02-09 14:24
  • 3sE3

Is it me or sometimes the interface shows some slight lag, like eye noticeable lag. As I saw at one moment it takes up to 0.5ms to change between cards/panels. I don't know how to put's like you have Ubuntu but your video drivers are not properly designed for Linux and you get a slight slower refresh. Even at typing it has a lower tempo than WP8 or iOS(I mean without using the swipe thingy).

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  • 2013-02-09 13:37
  • S9$6

Idk but the os feels so boring... Expected more from their new release plus the pricepoint.. Not every people having an ios or android or even windows can switch to this. Has no compelling feature that may be their sale point. Also, the gesture is so "BB playbook" style, which is a flop device. Just sayin

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  • 2013-02-09 13:27
  • t7Rh

its gooodddd...

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  • 2013-02-09 11:45
  • Mf5j

I like the idea of the swipe to reveal the agenda and the whole swipe on top of a swipe. I like it, when it comes to the hub, I haven't used the os yet but I like every gesture that was mentioned here. I didn't find them confusing at all, apart from a couple of the swipe gestures used in the browsing I understood every gesture's funcntionality and I'm considering purchasing this phone. Had a very brief moment with it in phones4u shop yesterday though nonetheless

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  • 2013-02-09 07:45
  • 3sE3

You can use any one of the volume rockers as the shutter key for camera when the camera is on!!!.

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  • 2013-02-09 07:13
  • 7tU$

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