I don't understand why would someone pay such amount of money for this "low" specs ?!?
dual core cpu ... aderno 225 gpu this are the specs for early 2012 smartphones !!
and the appz ..why on earth would i run android apps on non-android phone ?
for this price tag i will get the Sony z or better for much much less i will get the wonderful Nexus 4
Jordan69, 01 Apr 2013For the price of the Z10 is a bit much, but prices will drop. For the moment. If you are plann... moreStay away from WP8. The whole premise of their phone ios is that you'll always have either Wi-Fi or Network access to their cloud storage. Why is this a problem? Try to save a mp3 file (or any media file for that matter) that someone e-mails you. You can't save the file and need open the e-mail app, find the mail and then open the file. Try to browse the filesystem with a 3rd party app. You can't.
Another Microsoft 2 steps forward, 1 step back OS.
With the exception of google, These pOS manufacturers seem to think the whole world only needs point and tap. There are a good number of us who want access to the phone OS filesystem because we want to decide how to organize our personal files.
Gee, kindof the idea behind a filing system.
greybeard, 01 Apr 2013No, it is not better than any android, plus it has almost NO apps. Better buy quality android ... moreWhat apps do you really need in your life. Most people are not big app users as such. It is a myth. Most apps by volume are useless. I have absolutely no interest lowering my intelligence by spending my life trawling the internet looking at rubbish apps. Get a life man. Of course there are s few good things such as Skype plus tools for editing MS docs etc, but apart from that perhaps WhatsApp or Viper, but what else do you need. Skype is coming to BB soon. It is BS to rant on about apps. Research in Australia showed the vast majority of smart phone users do not down load apps, why, because 99% are useless and time wasting rubbish.
In response to "greybeard's" post about a lack of applications, you can actually sideload Android applications on the BlackBerry Z10 and they execute just like any Android based phone (for example a Samsung Galaxy SII, HTC One X etc...). So your point of lack of applications is invalid. Since it can run just about anything an Android OS based phone can. However a phone experience is (IMO) much more characteristic and important than being able to say "my phone OS platform has '1-xxxx-thousands' amount of applications" when 90% of them wont even be used let alone be installed on your phone at the same time. Please research up on your material first before making fanboy type comments. This website has a wealth of information and detailed reviews which is quite beneficial to most people in deciding the phone for their type of use. Please don't tarnish this websites credibility by making such childish remarks.
For the price of the Z10 is a bit much, but prices will drop. For the moment. If you are planning on getting a phone, look in the direction of iOS, Android or even WP8. They are solid phones. You don't know what will happen with Blackberry at this stage. Wait for a few Blackberry phones to be built with OS10 and see if they are worth buying then. But for now, you can get a really good Android, iOS or WP8 for the same price or even less.
aj, 01 Apr 2013is z10 much better than android smartphones?No, it is not better than any android, plus it has almost NO apps. Better buy quality android or iPhone - at least you will use them as real smartphones, not just shiny, but pointless toy.
Seriously for those are saying the spec is below the galxy S2, plese review the spec again. The spec is as good as GALAXY S3. The S3 have quad core but the Z10 have 2gb ram. jUST THE APPLICATION IS NOT AS MANY AS ANDROID. YOU SHOULD SAY THE APPS IS BETTER THAN Z10 not apps, you are drunk
It's more what you're used to and how much you've bought into the advertizing propaganda of the competition, but this is actually an excellent option to the iPhone or other smartphones. You lose an opportunity to have this nice phone by listening to too many comments on popular trends, so try it for yourself instead. I really like this device.
Only hardcore blackberry fans who dont mind missing on the best smartphones in the world today like the galaxy s4 or htc one or xperia z would buy this phone. The z10 is a total waste of money. BB IS finished.
This phone is just too overpriced for the specs its offering. Id rather go for a samsung galaxy s4 thats worth every rupee it costs.
Took me one day and 75 dollars ( in restocking fees ) to return it to the store. BB is over.
Imani, 31 Mar 2013I've been having it for a month now . Have a 100 problems , hanging , call drop, keyboard malf... moreNot had a problem whatsoever. Had Z10 for 3 weeks and has been 100% reliable!
Are you using the latest software fir your handset?
Hov, 01 Apr 2013Thanks for being honest, a great reviewits shows you never ever have experiance with iphone or galaxy phones. this phone does not worth even its half of price. specs are below 2 years old galaxy s2 abd price is more than its deserve.
I've a blackberry 9630 and in that has CDMA and in this blackberry z10 has to be
Hi to all.
Anyone can tell me normal data plan will work or not in BB Z10,in india and uae ?.