Had the q10 since it was launched. Really disappointed with screen size, lack of support and limited users. New Iphone 5S is arriving today.
i have one word to describe the blackberry Q10.....GARBAGE!
this phone is totally unreliable....freezes, often malfunctions for a couple of seconds, not durable (my digitizer touch screen stop working afte 14days, my keypad also stopped working after 14 days), sometimes seeing who is calling you is a pain becuz the screen often goes blank when a call comes in, battery life is poor, phonebook is whack..if u dont store numbers with a specific area code format when that person is calling his/her name wont come up even though you have them stored in the phonebook..overall, the phone operates like a project in the making...2/10 ratings...utter RUBBISH
Q10, 20 Nov 2013After upgrading the software my Q10 to 10.2 my Q10 becomes perfect in every sense. I know ipho... morefriend! please guide me,i want to upgrade my q10.should i use computer or phone update software without losing my contact,apps&adobe flash player on&off switch in browser settings? emeka from Nigeria
The iPhone isn't really the most powerful phone is the galaxy. Note 3 and the s4 then u have htc one and max and u got sony Xperia z1 and z iphone ain't there
jay krishnan, 18 Nov 2013The lack of copy and paste function in the BlackBerry q5 that I'm currently using is strange. ... morei use a Q5 and the functionality is no different from Q10.
If u intend to copy, just put ur finger on the content to be copied like a number or text, either a copy icon would occur immediately or a select text option.
After upgrading the software my Q10 to 10.2 my Q10 becomes perfect in every sense. I know iphone 5s is the best phone in the world right now but for me Blackberry Q10 is the second best.
does anyone know if you can send category messages on the q10 i use to be able to do this on my blackberry bold 9900 but since i've changed to the iphone it doesnt give me this option, i am thinking about getting a q10 so this would really be important for me...
neny, 11 Nov 2013please my dp cant change, and when im on face book, i cant copy. why? someone pls helpThe lack of copy and paste function in the BlackBerry q5 that I'm currently using is strange. BlackBerry of all the devices! I presume it is because of some patent issues. But generally I get things done faster than my gal s3 which needs 2-3 seconds to do each and every small thing
Been using Q10 on 10.2 for the past 2 weeks. Love the OS. It's just so fluid and business oriented. Q10 made my S4 seems so complicated and full of useless features.
@Giepie -I believe getting the Blackberry 9720 will fix it all for you -it's the model from 2013 but with all the old stuff BB's known for :) However I believe if you give the Q10 some time you'll be happy and they're fixing all the stuff (for example the copy-paste) with each update.....when Android/Wp/iOS came out such stuff actualy took em more time so you must be rly amazed by how fast BB10 is catching up ^^
PS: as for the red button....atm a friend of mine with iPhone 5 still dont EVEN HAVE a red "decline" button for his calls and it's been like that since the iPhone5s update on the iOS =3 months later he still doesnt have a way to decline an incoming call -so as you see stuff can be even worst :D cheers
AnonD-205734, 12 Nov 2013I've been using the Q10 for several months now. At first my biggest concern was the navigation... moreI agree with uou.i loved blackberry bcause it has trackpad.it makes you diffrent from other smartphone.i hope john chen make it back like it was .
I upgraded to the latest 10.2 software and since then, my time zone has changed too. I'm in US and it's showing the time zone and flag of the country I bought the phone. I've tried a hard reset so many times but to no avail. Can someone help me pls?????
One mistake.optical trackpad?because blackberry and trackpad each other.
I was a BlackBerry user since last few years, recently shifted to galaxy s4 and found it the most powerful device. Yet switched back to BlackBerry Q10 as was missing keyboard especially while driving,felt difficult to dial calls.
I've been using the Q10 for several months now. At first my biggest concern was the navigation which is done via the touch screen (like all other touch-only phones). One of the most important things that ensured that I remain a BB user, was the ease of navigation using the very logical BB buttons.
Unfortunately RIM thought it was a good idea to do away with one of the most important BB features and introduced BB Flow, which was supposed to make navigation better. Unfortunately it made it WORSE.
Another poster mentioned it is impossible to copy something from Facebook, well, let me add to that.
A few days after getting my Q10, I had to go see a client in town. I used the BB satnav and was really impressed at how well that worked. However, when getting close to the client, I decided to call the client to give me directions on where to park etc. As I didn't have their number with me, I looked it up on their website. I may add the browser on the Q10 is super fast (4G support and all). However, when I found the client's phone number, I tried to copy it to the clipboard, something my previous bold did with no problem. When I FINALLY managed to highlight the text (which was one mother of a mission) I managed to copy it. I then used BB flow to go to the phone app and tried pasting it in there. Nope, no go. All it pasted was something I copied days before. I then figured it was impossible to copy something in the web browser and past it in the phone app. HOW DUMB IS THAT??
With my previous bold, I would simply hold shift, use the scroley wheely thingy to highlight, rightclick (BB button), copy, hold BB button, switch to phone app, rightclick, paste, dial, voila. It would take 3sec. On any touchscreen phone it would probably take 20sec, but on the Q10 I gave up as it doesn't work. To add to this, on my previous Bold I could do all of this with one hand while driving. With the Q10 I have to use both hands, all my attention plus the frustration levels are insanely high.
-Copy/past doesn't work between most programs
-Whatapp doesn't have a search function, you have to scroll through (in my case 14000) contacts alphabetically
-Navigation are done using touchscreen and not buttons. The "touch button" (eg red button to end a call) is never there when you want to press it, so you have to wait wait wait wait or in some cases scroll down before the bottom "buttons" are shown before you are able to press them. A simple process could take a minute (each time waiting 3sec for buttons to appear) where it could take 5sec in total if you had buttons. For a active phone user like myself, I loose minutes per day waiting for stupid buttons to appear, and those minutes cause a lot of stress which really isn't necessary.
-The contact feature/address book is completely useless and very frustrating. You can't send a text message to an unsaved number from the call history menu. So now you're driving 140km/h, late for an appointment, you need to SMS the person you're running late, but now you first have to save the contact and blah blah. The same also applies to when you're trying to call someone who SMS'd you. Alternatively you could keep switching between phone and SMS and retype it all together.
-When your hands are dirty (which mine regularly is when doing large infrastructure developments), employ a secretary to answer the phone, the touch screen doesn't work with dirty hands
-When you wish to do something simple which should take 3sec, be prepared to quit doing anything else, use both hands, all your concentration, make sure your glasses are clean, and only then start doing it.
My summary on the Q10, it is really a brilliant device, but for a 16yo who gets tech for its coolness. A serious business person who needs to quickly go from app to app from mail to call to internet banking etc, stay away! As I mentioned between my other comments, certain aspects of the Q10 is really awesome, like the internet speed, even the camera and all. My biggest problem with the phone is navigation.
So what phone to get? Since all (supposed) smart-phones nowadays are touchscreen or are navigated by touch, I really don't have any other option, so I might as well settle for a phone with a well developed touch screen/navigation system. Android isn't even an option (way cooler than the BB, which directly translates to way more useless for the business man). So I'm left with Microsoft (say what? YUCK!), or iPhone. Guess which one I'm upgrading to? iPhone it will be! The only time I would EVER come back to BB (or any other brand) would be if they bring navigation back to buttons which are always at the same place and you don't have to check the screen to find them.
My message to BB/RIM:
Please restore navigation to the good old established and working system using buttons. While you do that, I'll be using and promoting iPhone
Dankie en totsiens (thanks and cheers)