06-13-2013 08:16 AM
06-18-2013 01:14 PM
I was so happy to know that i'm not the only one after reading this forum. I've previously been in the wirless industry for 10 years and have been with rim since i don't remember when...
After having my Q10 for 3 weeks... Now i'm back to my bold 9900 and i'm torned by the fact that this is the first time ever that i had to "down grade" from a RIM device. For the last 3 weeks i keep telling myself i'll get used to it.. but no i'm not willing to put up with it any longer.
Thank you everyone in this forum i know i have made the right choice. I keep thinking it would be perfect to have a Bold 9900 with the upgraded browser and LTE.
06-18-2013 01:57 PM
It is sad that BBY took this turn towards a lesser device (but most likely with much more consumer appeal).
I must admit, eventually, i uninstalled Skype, Linkedin, Facebook, Tweetter, and another social thing i had never heard of - the device actually stared to behave better.
however, it is impossible to edit text with it - i can only see my thumb and a circle.
And the many little "features" that I consider bugs.
The bugs/features can probably be fixed or worked around in due course... but the lack of trackball is a design flaw that is hard to swallow.
THAT should be the next upgrade in my mind.
06-18-2013 05:31 PM
I use the Q10 for 3 days, had a 9900 before. The Q10 is great device, but it was a big mistake from Blackberry to give up the trackpad. As a lot of others here, I have big problems to select and copy text or to move the cursor during writing. I need this function very often on my device. Really dont understand this step from Blackberry, trackpad was perfect. Thats all what I have to complein about the Q10, the rest is OK.
06-18-2013 07:39 PM
I don't understand what everybody is griping about. Apparently all the faithful and long-term BlackBerry fans just haven't realized that BlackBerry top management had defined a new target group, to which the "old" users just don't belong to. Moving in on the smart phones (Android and iOS) may be right from a strategic standpoint, however does make it easier for the BlackBerry community of the past to move towards these, as there is, aside from the keypad on the Q10, no more unique reason to stick to BlackBerry.
I admire the BlackBerry experts who, at least in other threads, are trying to pick up the pieces. The volatility of this thread is shocking, to say the least.
I belong to the sometimes cited CEOs, who ambitiously want to show that they still have a working learning curve. I however admit that I have now given up and will be using my 9900 until it falls apart and then move on to another platform.
In another thread, I have stated the shortcomings from my viewpoint. As having been a staunch defender of BlackBerry for more than 10 years with at least 10 models moving from me to wife to son to daughter, I would consider myself as being a serious business user. What is missing in OS10?
1. No really working USB synchronization with Outlook (I have multiple PSTs with a total of 3,000 contacts, 8,000 calendar entries, many notes and many reminders. In addition 2 MS-Exchange accounts.).
2. Bcc is missing!!! Can only be put in manually. If you forget it, you have no copy of the mail sent on your E-Mail account.
3. Individual signatures for the different e-mail accounts (e.g. with normal disclaimers) can't be entered. The last entry overrides all. This is also a flaw in iOS, but works well with Android.
3. BIS was killed:
3.1. A great asset to avoid expensive roaming data volume when moving around Europe!
3.2. A great tool to handle 8 POP accounts with signatures and partly alternative reply addresses.
4. Before OS10, spell-check was able to be automatically carried through after pressing send.. Now you have to go through the e-mail and search for underscored words, click on them and then make changes. Very inconvenient.
5. The trackpad may be a loss, which could be overcome. However, copy/cut/paste just is not very comfortable without the trackpad. Scrolling without the trackpad is a nightmare.
6. No ability to back up WhatsApp to a SD-Card.
I could go on and on but, except for fighting against winmills, I would receive no results. What conclusion do I have? BlackBerry was an excellent platform for business and professional users. Now BlackBerry is just another run of the mill smart phone, which, at least in my opinion, will not be able to keep pace with Android and iOS!
06-19-2013 02:56 PM
06-20-2013 04:11 AM
06-20-2013 05:52 AM
What I dont understand is how anyone could like both the iPod and the BBY
to me they are worlds apart (and should be)
- the apple is a pure toy for the mass market, which can also be used to send and receive emails on
- the BBYis an email machine, that can also be used to make phone calls and get on line
the problem with the latest BB10 is that they are getting too close to the apple toy store.
That said, if i would ever consider a tap/touch device, the Z10 is miles ahead of the ipod.
for me, nothing without a key will ever be considered.