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02-04-2013 06:32 PM
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02-07-2013 06:13 PM
As promised in my earlier post I am now able to confirm that the Blackberry Z10 is unable to connect to the VW PREMIUM Bluetooth in car system. The problem is that the device search does not find a compatible device even though the phone is discoverable. The odd thing is that the phone finds the phone system but cannot connect.
Therefore if your phone requires rSAP then forget using this phone.
I did promise a review and although it's early days I can report that this is a phone that whilst not initially intuitive does get better with use. The BlackBerry connect software is buggy and very slow.
Transferring your old phones date is difficult and does not work as it should. As costs do not transfer or sync with Outlook the easiest way is to sync with a mail provider like Gmail and then get contacts on the phone that way. I then transfer the contacts to the sim cars then delete from the mail account and then perform a back up to the Blackberry connect software. A good tip is to don't his first or the contacts get duplicatedbwith other social apps and bbm.
Gripes apart the browser, black Bury hub and browser are great. The keyboard is the best, amazing even. My initial thought was to return the phone and get the iphone 5 but this phone is better and the more I try it the better it gets.
No doubt it takes a minute to get turned on and it lags a bit here and there but hopefully this will be fixed in updates.
Still using the phone and have a few days left before the 7 day cooling off period expires. I will update progress.
02-10-2013 09:31 AM
02-10-2013 03:03 PM
Hi, I appreciate some people are confused and the fault is entirely with BlackBerry for for being clearer about the bluetooth profiles supported by the Z10. All I can say is that I had the same problem with the BlackBerry Torch and so the answer must be that RSAP is definitely not supported but that if the Z10 has SAP then it may be compatible with your in car blue tooth system. The problems is that you will need someone with a confirmed SAP Blue tooth system to do what I did and purchase the phone to check and report as I did.
In respect of the Z10, there are some issues to report, the browser can get stuck on loading a Web page and the I player app is poor and only links to the Web page. The video is not reliable and freezes from time to time spooning viewing pleasure. The BBC have no plans to make a native Bb10 app so that is a blow. I should add that I have 100Mb connection so the problem is definitely with the phone. Also works fine with iphone.
That aside the lack of quality apps will be a disadvantage to potential buyers. Despite all of this I think the distinct feature, great messaging, best keyboard have convinced me to keep the phone. My wife was also very impressed with the Z10 and the photo editing app, which is great. She is likely to upgrade to the Z10 instead of the iphone 5. The is despite the bluetooth problem. The lesson for me is never again to purchase a car that does not support software upgrades and the widest possible number of bluetooth profiles.
02-10-2013 05:32 PM
Bluetooth is a standard, rSAP or SAP is the same, SIM activate profile.
First I would make sure your car bluetooth is not pair to any other devices, clear it.
Some car modes only allow one phone on the system.
If device still exits, it may prevents pairing.
If you phone z10 see the car device then bluetooth is working.
Move phone around (power out of phone is very low)
Z10 is Bluetooth 4.0 (LE) - low emission which means low power
Make your phone fully discoverable