07-16-2013 11:39 AM
Dear BB and friends,
I didn't see any other areas where I could share my thoughts so I thought I'd put it here.
BlackBerry, I'm a recent convert and am quite happy with my Z10. Good job on what you did with BB10 and hope you can continue as your efforts are very evident to me and many of your fans.
I had some suggestions for changes to existing native apps and functionality:
Thanks for taking the time to review. Love the BB10 platform, hope to see lots of good things. Keep it up.
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07-16-2013 12:34 PM
07-27-2013 01:38 AM
I have to say that comparing the Galaxy S4 and Z10 head to head, that BB wins on active app page feature, a faster web browser, (or equivalent at worst), BB security, to its phone calculator. Whereas the S4 has a better camera/video, better grouping functionality in the contacts, nicer calendar and a greater selection (of overvalued overhyped) appworld. Surprisingly, the screen quality in watching videos is almost the same, perhaps an edge to the S4, but marginal. The type and flick is certainly an innovative feature that works excellently and something BB should be promoting. The 'docs on the go' editing is easy to use; something I found that was not as easy to use on the Samsung. Of course iPhones don't even have this function, or NFC and yet they continue to get rave reviews!? The gesture system is practical and easy to use once you get the hang of it. Good phone quality, a decent two day battery power for my kind of usage.
Where BB really lacks, is Marketing. There is no preloading of sample contacts, emails, messaging in the BB demo phones in the store outlets, yet Samsung, iPhone and the like do. Hard to win sales when you can't truly show your offerings. Even the in store ad boards are still on BB7 material! Really?? This was coming from Telus Stores and the like in Canada.
As a side note, neither HTC nor iPhone could meet what BB and Samsung offer. Although a thumbs up to Apple's Siri (still the best there) and their gaming if that's what you’re into. And when most of your typical staff at any store is a 20 year old, they are going to always push gaming, music and videos, not practicality. BB doesn't seem to get that part. In other words, they need to get out and educate any sales force they are relying on. Love my Z10 and the wife likes her S4.