01-06-2014 03:11 PM
Other than software upgrades (none of which I believe are significant), there's no appreciable change. Same no-focus camera, same atrocious battery life, etc. If you have the means, I highly recommend the Q10 or Q5 if you like physical keyboards.
01-06-2014 04:04 PM - edited 01-06-2014 04:07 PM
I'm a long-time user of BlackBerrys...and got a Q10 just to see how it compared to the Bold 9900.
The Q10 does not have a trackpad !!!
It doesn't have 'Categories' for contacts...I have 5800 contacts, and don't want to do without the 'Contact' field.
Since I use a 5-point font on my 9900, I find the touch-screen cut-and-paste and corrections really impossible to use; changing to 10-point or 12-point works better, but still not as good as the trackpad.
There are 'leaked' upgrades - a downloadable Windows execute file that has been compressed with 7x (can get a free expander). That improves the touch-screen cut-and-paste and corrections a bit - still not up to the trackpad. The leaks are available at CrackBerry 10.2.1.1055 and 10.2.1.1925
But some folks do like like Q10, and have said so.
Suggest that you read the BlackBerry Support Community Forum thread, “Why I’m giving up my Q10 to go back to the Bold 9900” ...it gives some comments...95 pages of them at last count.
I use my 9900 (and just have the Q10 to get familiar with it).
Picked up a used Bold 9900 as a backup...made sure that it had been branded by my cellular carrier (BBOS devices have a 'Vendor ID' that limits the software load that you can easily download.).