03-05-2013 08:47 AM
03-05-2013 11:32 AM
Fantastic device, and it makes phone calls too.
I've had mine since day 1 in Canada. Transferred everything from my Torch and haven't looked back.
My battery has always been fantastic. Now with the OS upgrade, it is even better.
I hope they unlock the APN setting at some point as I will be unlocking my phone to allow use of other SIM cards when I travel, but right now, this is not an issue for me.
HUB is great.
The Sharing function is great. It is so easy to share web links, or photos, or tweets, etc. No more cut/paste required.
The GPS locks sooooo fast compared to my old torch.
I didn't have much of a learning curve with the device since it is similar to my playbook. Bezel swiping is old hat.
I was concerned about losing the physical keyboard, but after about an hour of using the Z10 keyboard, I'm hooked and don't miss the buttons at all.
I give the Z10 a 9.5/10.
03-05-2013 11:42 AM
i got my Z10 on day 1 in Canada (2013/02/05), I was moving from a Bold 9900, and I have not regreted the move at all since then
The only disappoinment is the fact that BlackBerry Link is below any standard program for what it is suppose to be doing, but this as nothing to do with the Z10 in general
PS. Now when I am on my Playbook and I receive an e-mail, I keep trying to do the peek gesture on it :-D
03-05-2013 11:48 AM
03-05-2013 05:10 PM
Since these are 'support' forums, I guess it is normal for people to just post when they need help and obviously, you don't need help with things that work. So the amount of 'this is a great device' posts are probably a lot less than you would see on CrackBerry.com.
I'm not fully in love with the device as there are things that I miss from my 9900. However, there are a few things that I love about it.
First off - Signal strength. The Z10 (like all BB's I have owned) kick's everyone else's butt. I'm on Virgin Mobile and I also have a Nexus 4. I'll have full signal strength with the Z10 (like I had with the 9900) and barely any signal strength with the Nexus 4. When I purchased the Z10 at a Virgin kiosk, the Z10 had five bars of coverage, the iPhone 5 had 3 bars, the Galaxy S3 had 2 bars and the Nexus 4 (their display model and mine) had 1 bar. Seriously! What good is a phone if you can't, you know.. use it!.
Second - Gesture based UI. It may still need work but I'm still a big fan.
Third - Screen. I thought I'd prefer the 4.7 inch screen on the Nexus 4 but the resolution is soo sharp, it's great.
Fourth - Speed. This thing is FAST!! Much faster than the Nexus 4 which is a quad core. Just goes to show you specs aren't everything and that BB10 doesn't need more horsepower to give a killer experience.
Fifth (and I'll stop here) - Internet browsing speed. I may not care much for the browser features, but this thing is FAST. Faster than the Nexus 4 for sure.
Again, not a perfect phone (none are really) and it still needs some work, but they do have some aces in their hand with it.
07-02-2013 07:27 PM
I love my Z10!
Here's the problem:
I've written to the head of Blackberry, who, not surprisingly, has ignored my letter. The problem in the States is that Blackberry has seemingly all but given up.
You have the Z10--what's wrong with you!?
Great phone, but no accessories. No dock, not much else.
No upgrade to V10 yet...why won't you let someone help you succeed, Blackberry? I'm probably the only person in the States that I know that actually owns a PlayBook!
The biggest problem? Incentivize people to develop apps...bacic ones are missing, and unless you let them make 100% of the cash, why should they put resources into it?
God, i'd love to speak with BBerry.