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08-19-2013 10:26 AM
Like many of you, I am very disappointed in the Q10 and miss many of the features I took for granted with the Curve and other "real" Blackberry devices. However, I am sticking with it while hoping for OS updates that will improve the situation. My wife is still using her Curve, and is not eligible for an upgrade until next year, but really needs a new phone with a good browser and other modern features. If any of you have a Verizon Wireless Q10 that you want to unload, she would be interested; just let me know and we can work something out. Thank you.
08-19-2013 06:28 PM
08-19-2013 09:32 PM - edited 08-19-2013 09:33 PM
I started using BlackBerrys a dozen years ago just before they came out with the first Cellular BlackBerry. So I've had them from Mobitex with a thumbwheel, Cellular with a thumbwheel, then trackball, then trackpad !!!
Now, I've heard good things about the Z10 fully touch.
But I want a keyboard.
The Q10 takes away the TRACKPAD and Other Keys...(and haven't found out how to completely turn it off) . They rescued defeat from the jaws of victory.
Even though I've read this thread - Thanks Everyone !!! - and already had a great 9900, I purchased a USED Q10 a week ago; as a consultant I have to be up-to-the-mnute on BlackBerry.
While I have it in my pocket or on my belt...but my email remains on my 9900, which won't give me a coronary.
BlackBerry - Hear Us Now ! Please... Pretty Please...
08-19-2013 10:17 PM
I used my Q10 for about a month then put in a drawer and reactivated my Bold 9900. Like other commentators on this forum I have always really liked my BB's due to their high degree of productivity and efficiency. I was really looking forward in the Q10 to the next advance in software and enhanced productivity. Instead, every day I wanted to throw the Q10 at the closest wall due to its inefficiencies and frustrations. Funny thing, a landscaper came to my home earlier today and just as I opened the door his Q10 rang. I said how do you like your new Q10? He said he hated it, swipe, swipe, swipe for the most basic functions. Multiple swipes for functions that on the 9900 are one click away. Interesting enough my friend's Galaxy S4 has a hub, one which can be customized with key functions which save a lot of swiping. Maybe when BB releases version 10.5 of its software it will add this very useful feature among many others that are needed to make the Q10 meet the needs of customers like me and many others on this forum.
08-20-2013 11:38 AM
As previous user of BB9700 offered wife 'upgrade' to Q5 but WM8 (Nokia Lumina 620) chosen at less than half the price of Z10 - Now only BB9900 (which has developed 'intermitten' fault and not viable to repair) + PB in this home...
Trying to keep smiling :-)
08-20-2013 01:11 PM - edited 08-20-2013 09:44 PM
Keep_Smiling and Danny and others,
I just purchased a used Q10 (needed one, since as a consultant I have to be up-to-speed) and will be getting a used T-Mobile 9900 (need a "T-Mobile" device, since I won't be able to use voice over Wi-Fi or "UMA" otherwise). My unlocked 9900 from another carrier doesn't do voice over Wi-Fi on T-Mobile.
There are a bunch of companies in the US selling used devices, and they often are in great shape, and the-price-is-right!
Don't know whether there are any in South Africa.
Only other caution is to check out the bands that the used ones carry...they do have different bands, but there's enough bands in common that I don't have a problem there...I just got caught with the voice-over-Wi-Fi. Also, if the device was on a different carrier, you may need to get it unlocked.
08-20-2013 04:38 PM
Ive finally given up.
After suffering the Q10 for the past month or so, and having given my old 9900 to the eldest nipper, (he absolutely loves it and refuses to give it back), Ive bought a new 9900 off ebay. Just need to get a sim adapter and I'm sorted for the next couple of years, (I hope).
Not going to go over old ground as I think most of the topics and shortcomings of the new hardware and software have been covered quite comprehensively in this thread, but I would like to add my voice to those that scream at BB to just 'upgrade' the 9900.
Am both bummed off at needing/wanting/having, (delete as appropriate), to 'downgrade', but also looking forward to something I KNOW is absolutely bloody great at what it was designed to do.
08-20-2013 05:54 PM
08-20-2013 06:06 PM
I am going to start my post BlackBerry device search soon, as I have no hope that BlackBerry management will respond in any reasonable way.
Andy, Given what you say in your quoteback, it is hard to figure out why you keep posting here on the Q10 board.
Surely your hard feelings are not that intense!?!
. . . . . . Pete