01-31-2013 11:10 AM
Rumour has it that more handset designs will be coming out. I am hoping for a Torch-like one with slide-out keyboard, giving the best of both: large screen and physical keyboard. When will such a model come out?
01-31-2013 05:29 PM
BlackBerry has said it will be releasing 6 models in 2013. I'm not sure what types are being offered but we haven't even seen half of what is up their sleeves yet.
01-31-2013 08:37 PM
02-07-2013 09:14 PM
02-09-2013 01:30 PM
I am just praying that one of these models has physical dialler and end call buttons and the option to turn off unified messaging completely. Basically an updated 9900. On EPO.
Had a z10 for a week. Wasn't for me. Q10 looks as if will inherit the same design changes that turn me off.
My personal comments:
there is no reason for BlackBerry to add physical buttons for anything not related to typing text. So I do not see a physical dialer and end call button coming back at all. What current smartphone has those anyway? Not Samsung, Apple, LG, Nokia. So you won't like it, but you will have to get used to it, or stay with an old smartphone.
The Unfied messenging system on BlackBerry 10 is the same as the one on your current 9900. The Hub is an upgraded version of the Messages app on your 9900. You will be able to configure the Hub to have nothing, and have your different accounts apart.
I explain. In the hub, just like in the Message app in BlackBerry76 you have filters:
So you have those filters available in the following screenshots:
The behaviour is this:
So you can configure it to have for instance:
I think you would want the Hub on top to contain nothing.
I would really like to emphasize on the fact that all this is exactly the same as on your 9900 today.