07-22-2013 01:03 AM
07-22-2013 12:12 PM
At last - someone who feels the same as me.
Kevin - I am in exactly the same position. I have been a Blackberry user for years and was shocked to find that the new Q10 does not support Blackberry Internet Service (BIS), the one thing which sets Blackberry apart from other smartphones. Getting emails is vital to me too and with the loss of BIS there's no motivation to remain loyal to Blackberry.
In addition, I feel the Q10's software is over-engineered. There is no doubt that the hub is a clever thing, but using it can be annoying. On my old Bold, if I saw the red LED blinking, I could touch the home buton and see which of the email accounts had a message (I had all email folders on the Bold's home screen). If it was an important account I could respond immediately, if it was a less-important account I knew I could leave it until later. With the hub, when I see the LED, I have to swipe up to open the phone, swipe right to open the hub and then figure out which account the email was sent to. It may seem like a small thing, but it's just awkward.
So, Blackberry, here's the solution. Allow us to put email inboxes on the home screen. Oh, and bring back BIS. Without BIS I might as well have an iPhone.