sk , 06 Apr 2018Does WhatsApp Work on this ? If you download 1 mobile then of course
So about six or so weeks ago, I found myself in a situation where my need for a new cellphone became an urgent matter. I need one for work, and I didn't feel like taking the chance with my swelling samsung battery, blowing off my balls. So I returned to Virgin Mobile, thinking that I'd get some helpful advice from the vendor. Nope. Not only were they unconcerned about the garbage product they sold me, but they suggested that I buy a new phone instead of a new battery. Ya, they're in sales, I get it. What they failed to understand is that I've been a customer of theirs for over a decade and the service is less than satisfactory. F'em though, I found a glitch for pay as you go that allowed me to get a month free internet, so joke's on them. But I digress.
So, after hearing his speech about what a good deal $120 was for a clamshell. I decided that the diplomatic approach, being "No thank you." wasn't working, and shifted to. "Look, I've got shit to do and I don't want your garbage F-ing phones. No means NO!" I then headed on my way. Another store caught my eye. The Sasktel store. I figured I'd have a look to see what they had. I told the clerk "I need the cheapest pay as you go, phone you have that takes decent pictures." She directed me to their selection and the same clamshell that the previous clerk tried to sell me, was about $50 cheaper. This clerk was a little more interested in my situation and I explained that I need a phone that takes pictures because of my work. She told me to hold on a moment and headed into the backroom. Emerging a moment later with a lovely box with Z10 on the exterior.
I took it out of the box and examined it for a minute. Checked the specs and it was decent. When she said the price, I said "Sold" without a moment's hesitation. Never having used BB devices in the past. Seeing this unit and having it meet my preset needs. I left the store happier than when I went it. It took good pictures and could receive calls. For its intended purposes at the time, it was more than satisfactory. I even went back later that day to purchase an identical one for my girlfriend. It wasn't until I got home that I realized the truth...
Original retail price for this phone was $599.99+taxes, which in Canada means you're severing a limb or another horrible scene. Just imagine a sexual deviant whose fetish is to molest your wallet, in public, while lying, and switching between English and French while making excuses for the act. That's Canadian politics in a nutshell, but again I digress...
So RIM has its own O/S which is fine in theory. What is not fine is charging people for bootlegged apps, that are normally acquired for free. Social media apps aren't supported. The Amazon games and apps don't work when downloaded. Apps that are preloaded, are unsupported. The screen doesn't have good contact detection, or lags when buttons are pressed. The Blackberry world software for PC and the cooresponding software on the phone don't function together. Cant or wont connect to the internet unless several attempts are made. Sometimes requiring a router to be manually reset. Which is an inappropriate request in most places. The apps that do work, aren't of any particular interest and due to their being no google anything. The useful things like GPS and maps are virtually useless.
I feel bad for anyone who got this phone at full price or on a contract. I got it for one tenth of the original price, and feel that that was too much. It works for work and is useless in every other way possible. I thought about using it for music, but worry that it will find a way to bill me for it. And since we're on the subject of billing. It wouldn't even let me connect with things like paypal, and wouldn't authenticate when I put in a credit card. At this point, it almost seems reasonable to use a mass produced, heavily flawed Samsung that may explode near my balls. At least with that I can play PubG and count my steps with functioning fitness app. I'd use BBM, but when I went on facebook from my PC and asked if anyone had it. I was met with nothing but dismissive laughter. Its like I just overheard an inside joke and couldn't understand the punchline.
From what I could see, the newer devices have Android O/S, which may be too little too late for RIM. I am all for Canadian Tech being in the world market, but honestly, at the executive level, this company doesn't seem to have a good handle on reality. I mean they actually at one point had employment advertisements which were advertised as RIM Jobs. Like yeah, its funny to me because I have a functioning brain, but come on. The hell were they thinking?
I'll be getting a new phone as soon as possible, but for now I'm stuck with this beautiful device with an ugly interior. If I could describe this phone as something, I'd equate it to a million dollar house that had its siding redone, and while that work was going on. Someone on the inside, sealed up the whole house so that it was air tight. Then plugged all the drains and turned on every tap. Then dug a pit around the house before draining the water to fill up the pit. Then moved a bunch of farm animals inside before smashing all the windows and allowing the interior to rot.
Ranbir, 02 Apr 2018Does it support VoLTE as it supports 4G? ThanksOf course
Anick, 02 Apr 2018Is this phone black Berry z 10 is 4G supported? Does it support VoLTE as it supports 4G?
Anick, 02 Apr 2018Is this phone black Berry z 10 is 4G supported? Yes,supported
Anonymous, 16 Mar 2018i love this phone concept,applee copy this concept on iphone xAbsolutely Correct 100%
since 2013, Blackberry created the buttonless phone
in 2018, Apple mimic Blackberry
MDK, 01 Mar 2018install whatsfixer.... memory card is must....Useless,does not work
My z10 is on android now but I can't send any photo / video through WhatsApp.But I can receive them.
What is the matter?
BB fan, 03 Dec 2017My Z10 on 10.3.3.2031,works well.Mine is on 10.3.3.1435, and yet it says that it is up to date. I agree with all the praise of this phone: what it does, it does supremely well. Alas, its battery life is so bad that it is often unusable after a few hours. Octa-core processors make so much better use of the battery that, with low usage, a modern phone can last days; this never can. Like everyone else posting here, I am very reluctant to let mine go, but I may have no choice.
Battery on this phone was weak. But it was such an awesome phone! BlackBerry just gave up on it. My Z19 never got the update so IÂ’m still running B.B. 10.2
BkackBerry10 OS was a head of its time but popularity of Android ruined of this. I loved this phone to death. It was very fast navigation around the phone because of the very well thought-out swipe gestures(I love the gestures!!) and BB Hub keeps you a on top with all your communication platforms (email, social media and messages)- without launchin the apps themselves, the BBM app is awesome! It has NFC, Barcode reader, Voice Recording, decent camera, Good sound speaker, GRYO for 3D viewing- better even you don't have to have an App to watch Youtube on your browser! Android sucks with all the bloatware you have to install and questions it keeps asking you. BlackBerry OS is very superb. I wish their company stuck to their guns with the OS but staying in business means you have to adjust with the market and Android in too dominant.
If the OS could support GooglePlay Store it would have made it into the future. Nowadays I see a lot of features making their way into Android updates today that were in Blackberry as far back as 2011.
Anonymous, 15 Dec 2017If your Whatsapp account is already validated and logged in on your Z10, then you can continue... morehi, will u plz let me know how u install play store on Z10. i have followed the procedure of the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYSy8PLgbMo&t=146s . But its not workable. thanks in advance ur cordial support.
Great phone just too bad the os isn't android but other than that i love it.