Blackberry carry some sort of prestige, like Apple. I've heard friends boast about BBM and such, and they used to love the email functionality. Now every mobile has caught up with this.
As for SGS3 being a business alternative to the Blackberry...don't make me laugh. I've been in contact with a lot of companies this last year and not ONE of them use the SGS3, they all use iPhones.
BB is very popular in my country. I have tried BBZ10. Yes, the new OS is faster. Like an iPhone that can BBM. But I am not happy with photo quality and battery life. The reviewer should provide comparison on battery life.
"Another issue is
that quick toggles are only
accessible on the
homescreen, so you have
to get out of the current
app if you want to switch
Wi-Fi on, for example."
Hum, why not use two fingers swipes down for toggles controls and one finger swipe down for app options for example? This would solve the problem while still being easy and nice... It only took me few seconds to find that so why not BB engineers?
There is always something wrong no matter the brand/mobile OS you look at...
At that rate, I will never decide for what OS to go to replace my old Sonyericsson K800 :)...
I sense a BB phablet coming soon.
I wish for something small and simple actually. Like the BB pearl of old. But it seems the OS would be wasted pn such a device :(
Nice! This is what I call the light at the end of the tunnel. As long as the company is dedicated and persevere, the results will definitely show for it. Though it's still a bit immature, but I believe things would only get better. Meego, on the other hand, could have been "The One", but Nokia had to screw that up so badly that they're now at the mercy of Microsoft.
It is really old the krait on Android but still the single core can run jellybean and quad cores are used for super phones because of full hd and super features of android and especially high enders, and and it is excellent that we get super batteries with quad cores and full hd at the same or less prices lol
Only 1 alarm? There's an annoyance right there. No good for separate weekend alarms. Surely not?
The Z10 is way superior to any of the flagships from Anrdiod, iPhone and Windows simply because it's integral to any business. It can maximize the synergy that exists between different business entities and, as such, promote growth. none of the other platforms offer that opportunity.
i was impressed by the review!!! its worth a wait unbiased and neutral.. it was able to give credits to blackberry`s advantage keep it up GsmArena you are doing a marvelous job! im still using my old blackberry 9900 as a 2nd phone and my xperia p as primary phone i thing my Bold is now gearing for his worthy replacement Z10 this review helps me a lot! :)
Anonymous, 15 Feb 2013the "usual nine-to-five" the usual is the SG3.. the most boring phone on the planet... morewell youre a hipster if you buy phones for the "coolness" factor. I buy s3 for the functionality that no other mobile os can provide.
Sorry, Lumia 920 is out there with best display,touch,pureview camera, OIS, Puremotion HD+ , scratch resistant unibody , amazing colors, IE10, n lots more...Z10 is no where near the 920...920 is the best smartphone out there....wake up BB, the World is changing
Its MeeGo with another luncher then people call samsung copycat company ,sry for my bad english
Akk2382, 16 Feb 2013Review itself is well done as always, but I do wonder why didn't you test the camera more comp... moreI don't get it why GSMArena don't make low-light tests too, seriously, I couldn't care any less for daylight performance of most cameraphones since most people use them in much worse lightning conditions... But to be honest, it's pretty hard to make a consistent and fair low-light test.
Good review GSMArena. I've been looking forward to it.
Been waiting to seeing the OS in action outside of press events. Interesting... I know I would have fun with it, but for the average consumer it seems far too complicated. They've missed the simplicity and 'ease of use' factor that got everyone and their dog using iOS and smartphones initially. Microsoft with WP8 have found that simplicity in a new package, while Android is already geared towards a more advanced and/or heavy user.
The design of the phone is boring, but sleek. Like iPhone 5 meets iPhone 3G. The uncovered ports are a glaring oversight, but it is convenient. White and black options scream iPhone again. How bout silver or aluminium unibody already? Something else.
It's a mad hybrid phone, borrowing some of the best elements from every manufacturer out there (OS/Design/Extras), yet not quite knocking it out of the park.
An interesting year ahead for phone manufacturers . Too hard to call! Who will rise and who will fall, forever!!!
brace yourself Blackberry, APPLE gonna sue you for copying pattern..oh wait , you're don't give a damn about BB because it's not your rival..
So you have less main disadvantages than the Lumia 620? What a joke!
The hardware is not that durable at all. Teardowns of the Z10 show that it is built quite cheaply, and Blackberry actually has a poor reputation for quality and reliability over the last several years.
Also the phone no longer supports Outlook syncing, it no longer offers encryption for regular customers and no longer offers data compression for regular customers as well.
I suggest BB is a little ahead of the market at the moment, strange to say, and that gesture based devices are the way of the future. Frankly I am fully prepared to undergo this so called steep learning curve as I am totally bored with my Note not living up to expectations. In this case Blackberry has excelled itself, and has shown the way forward in a dull and boring market. It is better than the competition in my opinion. Lets hope they can build on this. Well Done!