my 1st blackberry handset was the curve 9300. I enjoyed using the device, its only shortfall used to be a weak battery. since I was on BIS and was usually Internet connected the battery only lasted 8 months and after that I had to buy a new battery. presently my curve is parked as her memory needs to be fixed. when I get those rands I am going to fix her and get her up and going. my second type blackberry is a 3g stl100 blackberry z10. I am satisfied with my z10 though I have heard a lot of complaints about it. but from this handset I miss th 4g and let conectivity. but still I like my handset and soon I will become an owner of the leap because I am poisoned with blackberry
Gudgie Boy, 31 May 2017I liked the blackberry leap the first minute i saw it but found it to be too expensive as new ... moreI use mine as native as possible. No Android apps. Just Web apps. It doesn't drain my Leap's battery too. I actually use it as my hotspot to all my other BB10 devices. And it handles all the tasks with ease.
The Leap has the best battery efficiency ratio amongst all BB10 devices. The looks is the best especially without a case. It looks modern and classy.
I liked the blackberry leap the first minute i saw it but found it to be too expensive as new and had my reservations about the blackberry 10 OS but now you can sideload Google Play Store I can get all my apps I previously used on android. Second hand ones are of a good price. bought one and I am very pleased
Operates great love the 10.3.1 OS and since I installed Google Play Store I have a handset that looks great and functions to my requirements , Build quality is excellent Camera great ( as with other phones with good light ) Great home screen that you can have without the clutter of Icons . and lock screen with notifications showing is a great feature Overall great phone ( now with Google Play Store ) Best of both worlds
BlackBerry leap is nice product n unique, it looks great n has been buit decently wid nice grip n back texture, only prob wid BlackBerry is OS 10 which even does not support its own apps so sad for BlackBerry n especially for fans otherwise OS 10 was intresting,butone thing I can say that backBerry is killer smartphone maker when comes to its Design #Distinctlydifferent#NoBodylikethis
The Leap is the sexiest BlackBerry ever. It's my daily driver as well. Battery efficiency is superb compared to other BB10 devices. Camera is excellent. Shoots sharp pics on a good day. I went to the park and took some panoramic shots with my Leap. And guess what? People were impressed when they saw the Leap shots compared to their iPhones 6/6s. Their iPhone shots were grainy and washed out. If you know how to use the Leap's camera properly, you can achieve some great photos from it.
Just have my Leap for a week now. I have been using almost all Blackberry devices, just switched from the Classic into the Leap and I must say the bigger screen is it !
The keyboard is also more touch responsive than other brands running on Android.
It's a business phone indeed and I don't need any Android apps, even though they run quite well after testing e.g. "Navigator".
So my opinion : Blackberry well done, but keep the OS10 alive and running and up to date, pls.
just install the android versions ... i use a lot of android apps in it
vnzmstr, 08 May 2017Blackberry leap, like any other phones out there, is very reliable when it comes to calls and ... moreI thought so as well, but it's an easy fix.
Just download APK files online and you can install pretty much any android apps out there. For YouTube I downloaded an android app called NewPipe which works better than the native one.
Basically for whatever app you want from Android you can just download in the browser and install onto the phone. It's really beneficial as blackberry blocks most pop ups.
I'd go as far as to say the Leap runs android apps better than budget android phones. Even android games run well.
Blackberry leap, like any other phones out there, is very reliable when it comes to calls and texts... not so much with the apps. Their facebook and youtube apps are sh*t. They literally just takes you to your browser. So what's the point of those apps? Their instagram is called insta10 and I would have to say that it is literally a steaming pile of shite. The blackberry OS are in short supply when it comes to their apps and I do mean short. the newer phones like the blackberry priv, dtek50 and so on, now have android OS. That was the best move they've done and that is because they are cutting off their own BlackBerry OS. I'm an app guy, I use facebook, instagram, youtube, etc om my daily life. BlackBerry OS doesn't even have a decent grabtaxi app. That is why I also have an android phone for my app needs. Seriously, don't buy this phone or the previous BlackBerry phones because you will regret it like I do.
??, 15 Nov 2016Why will some of the Blackberry phones not be supporting Whatsapp as from the 31st of December... moreIt was extended until June 2017. But the "why" is still the same. WhatsApp regularly updates its back-end infrastructure to keep pace with evolving technology, avoid security failures, and pursue their own commercial interests.
Every time the back-end infrastructure is updated, they have to either update all their apps to work with the new web APIs, or else keep the older APIs in place alongside the newer ones, so that older apps will continue working.
This presents a potentially significant maintenance burden:
1) Keeping older back-ends in place means that every time they introduce new service enhancements, their overall infrastructure needs to be tested extra times, to ensure that those new changes gracefully scale back in a predictable way in all the older back-ends. It may also stifle innovation, because there may be push-back against introducing new concepts that cannot be adequately represented in apps that still rely on the older back-ends.
2) Updating all the apps to work with the newer back-ends is likely to require dedicated development effort for every mobile operating system they intend to support. That is just part of doing business, but there have to be enough customers using a given OS to justify spending time and money on supporting that OS.
Blackberry 10 OS (and older) have had a consistently shrinking population of users for a long time now. And Blackberry itself is no longer using BB10 (or older) on any of its recent devices -- they are all running Android nowadays.
WhatsApp doesn't think there are enough customers running BB10 (or older) anymore to be worthwhile maintaining their app for that OS anymore. So the app will not be receiving any updates to work with newer versions of the back-end infrastructure.
Furthermore, looking across all the other mobile OSes whose apps also continue to rely on those older back-end services, there aren't enough customers running any of those older operating systems to justify the effort of continuing to keep those older back-ends running anymore. So the older back-ends will be taken offline, and all of those older versions of the app will also stop working at the same time.
I bought this phone last week and I am in love with everything except for the app store.
The keyboard is phenomenal and the interface is so intuitive.
This is my sidekick to my iPhone and itds perfect for that purpose. If anyone is interested in a more in depth view just leave a comment here.
Other than that I'd recommend this as long as you aren't into apps (Android apps don't run well on BB10)
Amazing phone I've had it as a replacement of a Z10 which motherboard completely burnt.
Great performance I've had it for two years and no regrets at all.
I did buy my Z10 again and yep I was sceptical about BB7 cos troubles my daughter encountered with her BB Curve but then she persuaded me in buying a Z10 and I've been for last 4 years.
I must say am a bit critical of the Android direction but then again will have to try it out to be more certain!
I give up on BlackBerry had them from the start used to be able to get help but not even that now i'll never buy another have a blackberry leap they did a update on Feb 1st now some apps won't work have had it
There are no more BlackBerry OS phones. I've been a loyal BlackBerry user for over 10 years. Since BlackBerry abandoned their OS, I've had to switch to iOS. Don't like it as much as BlackBerry but it works.
BlackBerry is refocusing its efforts on Android. If I wanted an Android phone, I'll buy a Pixel
VnzMstr, 17 Dec 2016Camera doesn't work anymore. Seems to be an issue to a couple of blackberry models. Search the... moreBring your mobile to BlackBerry service centre. My BlackBerry Z10 also had. Then they did solve by 2 year manufacturers warranty. Try it
Anonymous, 08 Jan 2017When will the new BlackBerry os phone come out?never ever ever ever