The z10 battery is poor and apps are rubbish what's the point having 70,000 rubbish apps!! Where is whatsapp, Skype, a proper Facebook that works! Very disappointed so far with my z10. blackberry let down.
I'm Canadian so I hope this device does well. I think it might be the answer for alot of people who would never ever ever find a site like gsmarena, but who want to upgrade their old (old) phones to something more contemporary and so far have been afraid of the whole touch-screen thing. Blackberry screams realiability and buisness like level headedness, and that might comfort many. Really adventureous people who love technology and the challenge it presents, have androids, those slightly less adventurous but who still care about their technology have iPhones. That really doesn't cover everyone at all. Hopefully this finds solid reception in the market of all those people who happen to be neither young, nor geeky, (nor trendy), nor living under a rock, and are looking for what to do next about their cell phone situation.
CharlesR, 18 Feb 2013No SKYPE, No WHATSAPP. No SOUNDHOUND, Not compatible with older Blackberry apps from OS7. Batt... moreU obviously know nothing Charles. All apps u mention are here on us release. Battery is good, mine lasts a good 17 hours but charge it nightly. It's a 1.0 o's give it a chance and the updates are gonna pump out.
No SKYPE, No WHATSAPP. No SOUNDHOUND, Not compatible with older Blackberry apps from OS7. Battery drains quickly with wifi bluetooth off, brightness is 50%, and only using EDGE. There is no option in gallery to hide folders so all ur pictures show up from all the files in your Phone and SD card. Video player needs more options like being able to rotate videos if the orientation is wrong. Facebook needs more polishing and more options like the one for iphone or android, FOURSQUARE app never worked, MUSIC PLAYER has no equalizer. BBM messenger doesnt show all profile pictures of BBM contacts. Overall the whole OS needs more apps and polishing. No instagram for those people who needs it. Inspite all of this the phone is lightweight and beautiful. But it just cant deliver. My Note 2 beats it in all aspects and for the same price it can do more, aside from BBM. I am optimistic RIM will polish the OS and add more apps. It was quite a disappointment as I came from NOTE 2. Again I want to mention that the battery drains quickly even after you tweaked everything already. For the premium price I paid, we deserve something good. RIM do something.
You can visited any **** you'd like without WORRY about. To not leave any history of web browsing, tap the overflow menu button in the bottom right, tap Settings, then Privacy and Security and toggle Private Browsing. Just simple as that. Your MIND like full glass of water. You must CLEARED your mind from what any other phone used to be .. Until then, you can't go any further with Blackberry 10.
I have to be honest about the race for the latest and the greatest. I still use the iPhone 4 and have tried the SGS3, Note 2, iPhone 5 and the Z10 and don't see how I will ever need this much power. I would enjoy a little bit bigger screen but to me it's not a game breaker. I wonder how much of these features truly benefit us as the every day smart phone user. Sometimes I wish the industry would tote and invest in more efficiency based features then power and size features - I would like a smartphone that does what my iphone does but can go without charging for much longer periods of times.
No more BIS & "Free" EMail & On Device Browsing.
It was what enabled Blackberry to establish a hold in the past with their below par handsets. Perhaps the Z10 may change this, but data costs will now be in effect, & here in South Africa we get ripped off for data costs!
Anonymous, 16 Feb 2013I've tried diffrent brands and diffrent models of phones for the past 10years. Changing phones... morei can relate to that i've tried ios(3gs),WP7(lumia 800), Android(Xperia P) now my only with BB10 is the instagram,path and pinterest... :( i got so hooked with those sites even just instagram i would jump back to BB without hesitation.. i miss BMM nothing beats the simplicity of blackberry and convenience in messaging and email handling of blackberry i like the q 10's design as well but i like to try the Z10 for a change :)
The upcoming couple of months are perhaps one of the most important months for 4 top manufacturers who are about to release their best since their inception.
Sony- xperia Z
Samsung- galaxy s4
Nokia- lumia 1000(lumia ddevice with 41mp rear snapper)
This actually shows that the top dogs are not at all secure, cz this smartphone competition has surpassed the level it cud've ever been.
What s2 did for samsung and iphone4 did for apple, any device with innovation and a different appeal is sure to succeed, what's important to see would be the extent.
We are sure to see a 4.7-4.8" 1080p blackberry device this year, as now they understand what consumers have become.
The competition is intense, and things have changed, for some even the basics, like blackberry :D
oh well wellwell.... First of all i vud say this os is good, i tried this handset and i felt good, its better then android but i have a n9 as well and to me it seemed like its an updated version if meego. .well good thing is its better then android and ios. But only if b.b cud lower the price alittle, then its bad. Righh now games and app is where it lacks but again b.b store is expanding like windows 8. It was good to have 3 besg o.s... I have a lumia 620, my brother as a s3( he plannin to sell it, its a weired handset), and a n9. I sold my storm last year only. As i was bored vid b.b.( byt still its best for mails and same goes for windows). Frankly its good to see so ma ny gud options and not the same android stuff( its kind of boring and lame now). I would give it atry once i will manage some funds to buy it. . Yes the camera department is let down as compared to lumia 920. But it is as good as s3,s camera.. Anyways thas a personal choice whether to go wid this phone or not, but seriously if u have used n9 and know whats meego or maemo then you wont have any issues.....lets hope b.b ca do some wonders....
I have been testing the Z10 for the last 6 days, lucky to be one of the first ones as Dubai was one of the cities selected for the Z10 launch...
The OS is great, needs some time to et used to but is really nice to work with.
The hardware is where the weaknesses are showing, battery life is poor, really poor, and it seems like every morning, I need to reinstall the battery as my device is showing that it can not find SIM... I hope Blackberry will come up with an update soon as this is really dissapointing...
why we should buy this one if the droids army has give us more than this...
This phone is gonna rock the markets for sure but bb os 10 as its new os it must advertise well enough for the sale proceedings and must try to make most of its phone as like the sgs3 did over its advertising.
I've tried diffrent brands and diffrent models of phones for the past 10years. Changing phones every 1 to 3 months at least, and yet I always end up going back to getting a Blackberry phone. For some reason, it always felt like home with my Blackberry units, even after trying Iphones, androids, and nokia phones. There will always be haters around the corner (that goes the same with other brands), but I guess it's true, 'Once you go Blackberry, you can't go back!'. I'll be waiting for the Q10 to be released and i am seriously going to get one! ^_^
I've heard these new BB devices will support full flash. Does anyone know if it will continue support past the Sept2013 date when flash for mobile/non-x86 loses all official development?