Most anachronism phone ever? Hard to believe we are not in 2012 when reading this.
Correction - Blackberry World does NOT sale music.. not anymore at least. And you cannot purchase music using Amazon Appstore either.. Meanwhile this little device seems like a lot of fun. Cant wait to buy it!
Anonymous, 23 Jul 2015because android is open source. that makes geeks love it. they can do everything they want to ... moreAndroid is open-source, so not only do manufacturers have the ability to customize it, but so do End-Users. It's entirely possible to have a functioning Android phone with granular permissions for each app, and a custom hosts file + SELinux enforcing mode to protect the user, for example. This customizability just isn't possible on the other major mobile OSes. BB10 has security through obscurity; nobody targets it because of it's 1% demographic. Let's look at the facts: BlackBerry uses Qt4 for native apps, which was deprecated YEARS AGO. For anything else, you are running the Android runtime on BB10, except BlackBerry's version is old, unpatched, and slower than a stock Android phone.
As for the Leap, what a let-down. I love the styling, but Z30 specs, two years later? And a non-IPS display? Give me a break. If you want a touch-screen BB10 phone, save $$$ and get the Z30.
Jack, 22 Jul 2015It is not the software, which I feel is better than the bloated Android OS. It could do with ... morebecause android is open source. that makes geeks love it. they can do everything they want to the os. they can also create viruses and evil-apps easily with android.
I've always been partial to BlackBerry but from what I've experienced with LG G3, it covers most of these bases. However, if you're referring to vanilla Android, I mostly agree. That's why I loved BlackBerry - that aim towards productivity & the apparent use of intelligence in each crevice of the OS.
halo, 22 Jul 2015Blackberry has done.They are miles behind the leading Android ,and Apple phones.Their hardware... moreNot really. You have to use any BB10 device to see that what you get right out-of-the-box is heads above Android or iOS.
Here are few things that have edge over competition
Predictive text: No Android or iOS app has this kind of intuitive prediction. Not only it makes sense by finishing sentences for you but it actually learns the way you write your sentences and even knows how to predict custom added words into dictionary.
Predictive text in multiple languages: Yes it even recognizes the language once you start typing it and you can mix and match languages as you type and prediction will still work on both languages.
Dictation in any text field that transcribes into text. Works with many, many languages.
Calendar/Remember app combo: This one is huge and functionalities you get with it are arms and shoulders above Sunset let alone default Android/iOS calendars. Ultimate time management reserved for BB10 only (soon coming to Android). Also notes, tasks as well as alarms sync with the calendar and can be created directly from the calendar.
Hub centralized messaging and notifications board: no need to switch between messaging apps. Search across all your messages no matter if its text, whatsapp, facebook, email, etc
Centralized File Manager: access local content as well as cloud like OneDrive, Dropbox, Box, etc without a need to switch apps. Easily copy, move and organize files anywhere you want to. Best file manager on any mobile OS period.
Advanced interactions with the hardware: lift to unlock, hold to keep screen awake, flip to mute, flip to save battery, hardware keyboard shortcuts to open apps, call contacts, start new messages, create events, turn on flashlight, etc, hardware keyboard with capacitive touch functionality that acts like a trackpad and saves time on finger travel.
Blend: messaging, calendar, email, files, everything besides phone calls on your Desktop or tablet and it doesn't store the content locally so once you disconnect all data is gone
UI design: at least action bar with significant buttons is placed on bottom unlike Android where your hand has to travel across the whole screen to reach the top left or right corner.
Smart share: it remembers what you shared with whom. For example sharing a picture might have different recipients listed as your most common shared with then sharing the link or a document which has a separate list of people you shared this type the most with.
Jeff Jarrett , 22 Jul 2015I would recommend the Z30. I own it, it's reliable and despite being a dual core phone works well. People are despite the generalisation inherently lazy and will opt for iPhone because they assume paying a high price gets you the best.
If they don't know the difference between the IPhone6 and the S6 being virtual opposites and assume as similar price similar specs
So they are generally surprised by the specs and do know about BBM in their Appstore
I think adverts ora media blitz won't do anything o improve BlackBerry only say some event where a BB was used by some famous celebrity will help BlackBerry
ANDROID / WINDOWS / BLACKBERRY it is easy to get these phones talk / sync to each other all have memory expansion
The problem I have is that Blackberry have lost control in the weight department
Since the relaunch all the handset have been heavy 150g +, this will put people off and reviews all mention weight, you can't argue with a person who dismisses the phone for that single reason, it doesn't have to be so light as to bend
This phone is 20g overweight, and Blackberry also need to lose this NON user replaceable battery as that is not the way to go!
Jack, 22 Jul 2015It is not the software, which I feel is better than the bloated Android OS. It could do with ... moreAgree, the BBos doesn't just feels thin and light. It's also better in messaging, multitasking.
It is not the software, which I feel is better than the bloated Android OS. It could do with slightly better hardware. I moved from a Z30 to a S5 Samsung, and frankly it was a bad move. The BB OS is far better for business and most personal uses. I really dont know why the media and so called tech geeks support the Android OS with so many security and spyware issues. Overall the Z30 was far better than the specs would indicate. Apart from the camera on the S5, there has been no material advantages in moving to it from the BB, and I will go back to the BB.
BlackBerry OS 10 not quite as functional as major rivals
Processor is decidedly underpowered wow! But BlackBerry OS 10 is thanks to gestures a head before main rivals also dual core bb phones are faster then quad cores on androids
Not satisfied with this new phone. i have once a Blackberry curve on past years when android phones is not yet existed...Its good but now??2015 but still dual core??zzzzzzzzzzzz come on..GROW UP and INNOVATE!!
Anonymous, 22 Jul 2015Have you used the BB10 OS lately? Most of it's features are still miles ahead of IOS and the m... moreThe OS isn't the problem. Overpriced yet underspecced hardware is... I actually like the fact that BB OS 10 does its own Android app execution layer but the buck stops there. Doesn't justify charging 2015 prices for 3 year old tech. I don't need a fire breathing SD810 Bb to run Crysis granted but sure as hell won't ever pay for anything on S4 Plus/Pro you gotta be kidding me. Even some 3rd rate MediaTek Chinese phones in the USD250 bracket these days are a gen up and 5x more capable.
No Material Design, no buy.
I have no interest on using phone with legacy UI, be it Android, BB, iOS, or WP.
Material Design is the best UX, no wonder it wins 2014 User Experience Awards.
Android Lollipop FTW.
Blackberry has done.They are miles behind the leading Android ,and Apple phones.Their hardwares like the Android phones 3 years ago,their appstore is a joke,their prices also,for such outdated specs.Better if they concentrate on Ice hockey.They are good about it.But let others produce phones.Like Samsung,Apple,Lg,and Sony.
i think that they truly utilize the MSM8960 Chipset.. from the Z10 , Q10 and Classic, BB also have tweaks on Z3, Q5 and Classic... and the camera is really improving, i also think that they copied some iPhone Techniques in making in-house camera, (iphone's 8MP camera is really improving throughout the years).. i dont think that Z30 is a better choice. but GPU on Z30 is same with the MOTO X and other SD800.. i think this is a good choice for those who really wants a BlackBerry smartphone.. but battery is a bit a problem.. :)
Why would someone buy this over the phones with a more mainstream OS?