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BlackBerry Z10 review: Swipe clean

15 February 2013 | Read the review | Post your comment
BlackBerry Z10 review: Swipe clean - read the full textThe BlackBerry Z10 heralds the rebirth of a fallen leader in the smartphone market. Its a clean break from the past with a big touchscreen and novel OS, but the same business mentality that made it the favorite of office dwellers around the world...

 

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Blackberry have to do something special for the fans of bb all round the world but to me right here bbz10 is not perfect or special like apple5 or apple4 this real mistake from bb to produce something scrab and put hight cost buck on it .we needs something special not this fuc**king handset like this ahhhhhhh too bad.no more drama in others company like this nonsence bb with hell of stupid devise bb10

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  • 2013-02-24 22:20
  • 3sEw

I don't know if it's just me. but this ui is dame ugly. I wished they went a little mordern

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  • 2013-02-24 18:17
  • NwiL

> In reply to Dave2054 @ 2013-02-19 01:43 from myUD - click to readThe Z10 battery life is excellent.

To get it to last long, please do the following:

Make sure you have the latest BlackBerry World update;

Disable music updates in BBM (because it is constantly connecting to the internet to receive them);

Use ONLY the 750 ma charger that came with the phone, as opposed to older BB chargers;

Turn off NFC and;

Turn off WiFi if not in use or if not needed.

Trust me folks, you will notice a huge difference

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  • 2013-02-24 11:47
  • Mqfx

> In reply to nABil7 @ 2013-02-24 08:45 from ftb} - click to readBlackBerry have explained this over and over again: that there is no BIS does not mean that BlackBerry services won't work on the Z10.

Having a data plan on the Z10 opens it up to the internet like BIS does on pre-BB10 handsets. BlackBerry has essentially made getting on the internet a simple matter of putting a sim card in and browsing.

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  • 2013-02-24 11:45
  • Mqfx

Blackberry has a 95% share of the market in south africa,with bb10 having NO blackberry internet service their market share is expected to drop by 95%,For so many years blackberry seemed like the only choice for south africans and its going to be sad to see that end,END OF AN ERA!!!

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  • 2013-02-24 08:45
  • ftb}

> In reply to CharlesR @ 2013-02-18 09:33 from Hxc0 - click to read"deserve something good", lol, y dont u just go right ahead & demand perfection, eh?
Duds, *tut-tut*, epic as always.

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  • 2013-02-23 21:15
  • NmdI

The Z10 battery life is excellent.

To get it to last long, please do the following:

Make sure you have the latest BlackBerry World update;

Disable music updates in BBM (because it is constantly connecting to the internet to receive them);

Use ONLY the 750 ma charger that came with the phone, as opposed to older BB chargers;

Turn off NFC and;

Turn off WiFi if not in use or if not needed.

Trust me folks, you will notice a huge difference.

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  • 2013-02-23 14:03
  • Mqfx

I have been waiting anxiously for Z10 because my 4 years old Storm(which I steel love)really needed to be put in rest. As a loyal BB user finally I have got my Z10 two days ago and I'm bit disappointed. All the joy of getting new toy is gone.
1.I have spent 2 days trying to transfer my contacts - no problem with email accounts, but phone book - good luck. Somehow the new desktop software doesn't support my Storm. Anyway I have managed to transfer contacts to Outlook 2007 and what? OS10 doesn't support it. I had to use tricky method do work it around - import contacts from Outlook to one of the email account and sync it with Z10. Really pain in the neck.
2.There is no auto on/off option which was a great battery saver feature.
3.Amount of preloaded ringtones and notification tunes is a joke compare to the old Storm
4.Let's hope I would be able to customize the screen (move icons around or get rid of not needed ones). I liked very much the ability of making the BlackBerry phones really "mine phones".
I think BB still has a long way to catch up with the competitors.

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  • 2013-02-22 09:14
  • 866D

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-21 19:58 from Hkqq - click to readNope it's a blackberry with latest bb OS 10.

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  • 2013-02-22 00:53
  • J7U7

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-21 11:46 from J7U7 - click to readIs z10 is android phone

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  • 2013-02-21 19:58
  • Hkqq

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-21 08:37 from Kinb - click to readWatch it on your PC or your Mac in 1080p don't watch it on your phone you'll understand what I meant it's better than S3 and xperia z in colors and details.

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  • 2013-02-21 11:46
  • J7U7

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-21 01:36 from 3Y2c - click to readNo it doesn't. Detail is pretty sharp, but color accuracy, NO! Almost as bad as my old 9650. Hopefully an OS update can fix it.

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  • 2013-02-21 08:37
  • Kinb

How come bb z10 has better camera than xperia z and s3!

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  • 2013-02-21 01:36
  • 3Y2c

> In reply to abay @ 2013-02-20 01:39 from nC7a - click to readSkype is coming. :)

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  • 2013-02-20 20:34
  • JJj$

thanks for the review, but where is the battery life test? just waiting for this before heading to the next gsm shop!!

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  • 2013-02-20 19:46
  • x1$@

No mention about skype? So the video call only for bbm i assumed..

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  • 2013-02-20 01:39
  • nC7a

To see how a Blackberry 10 flow looks like on your Android and iPhone. http://global.blackberry.com/s...e/index.html

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  • 2013-02-19 19:33
  • Qxpm

User interface looks a lot like Meego :)

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  • 2013-02-19 15:03
  • X}sc

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.

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  • 2013-02-19 01:43
  • myUD

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.

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  • 2013-02-19 00:44
  • 4xYm

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