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Re: Why I'm giving up my Q10 to go back to the Bold 9900

It was a joke, js and a parody of the message to which I responded. In my view email is a good way to communicate "after hours" with people working for and with you. 

 

I was pleased to find recently that the new version of Photo Studio for BB10 now resizes photos for emailing.

 

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Re: Why I'm giving up my Q10 to go back to the Bold 9900


rlkswan wrote:

It was a joke, js and a parody of the message to which I responded. In my view email is a good way to communicate "after hours" with people working for and with you. 

 

I was pleased to find recently that the new version of Photo Studio for BB10 now resizes photos for emailing.



lol, yea, I see now. I need to try Photo Studio, I've heard good things about that app. Thanks.



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Re: Why I'm giving up my Q10 to go back to the Bold 9900

Bought for arnd 1000 usd and sold for 600 usd some time ago..
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Wow, quite a high purchase price. I'd be upset as well.



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Re: Why I'm giving up my Q10 to go back to the Bold 9900

Have never posted before but when I saw this thread felt compelled to reply.

Having been a long time Windows Mobile user ever since the days of Fujitsu-Seimens Pocket PC, I relluctantly bought a Blackberry Bold 9900 two years ago. Previously I had an HTC Touch Pro 2 and although the hardware was fantastic (amazing keyboard) the software had so many bugs it became impossible.

Anyway, long story, short, I instantly became a Blackberry convert. Although a smaller keyboard, found the BB 9900 amazing to type on. Loved the shortcuts and ease with which I could power through emails/tasks at speed. Trackpad = amazing idea.

In the last few months the keyboard has begun to fail, in that I need to press certain keys much harder, the phone is beginning to show its age. I hate touchscreens for typing so need a device with a proper keyboard, but it seems the Q10 has lost all the amazing time saving quirks that made me fall in love with my BB9900.

To remove physical keys seems such a step backwards. The track pad is so easy to use.

Does anyone know what the future holds? I would love an improvement on my BB9900, but by all accounts it seems that the Q10 is not it. I really hope Blackberry focus on its core market of business users who need devices that make getting the job done flawless. I have no time for gimmicks. Give me precission anyday.
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Re: Why I'm giving up my Q10 to go back to the Bold 9900


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Does anyone know what the future holds?

You're very likely not see another OS7 device after the most recently introduced 9720 model (with the trackpad).

 

You're going to see more BlackBerry10 devices. The new OS is amazingly fast and innovative and has lots of room to grow. BlackBerry has already added 'back' many of the favored OS7 features users wanted, and I know of more being added in upcoming releases. You're not seeing anything new out of Apple (oh yea the new fingerprint thingy on top of the same old hardware, and a few more colorful icons). BlackBerry is the only one out there doing anything new... rebuilding an entire company at the same time.



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Re: Why I'm giving up my Q10 to go back to the Bold 9900

Hi @doubletrees87 :-) Seems that we both share a similar background re 'technology' with my first 'mobile computer incorporating a REAL keyboard' being the HP95LX!  Was amazing just how much could (was) accomplished with only 1Mb of memory running DOS 3.2!  I too eventually migrated to Blackberry (via WM and iPaq devices) with most recent version being the Bold 9900.  Purpose of this reply is to acknowledge that there are many for who the BB 10 OS fails when compared to OS7 (and earlier).  However, this is not the only BB 10 forum / topic I follow and it is very apparent (from postings) that there are many for who BB 10 works and works well! 

 

I am not an enterprise user but a 'one man band' (and hence free to choose whatever I deem most appropriate) looking for the 'best tool(s)' available to do the job (mobile computing).  If you read this entire thread (hundreds of posts and counting) you will see I have also commented and initially supported the idea of  'return to 9900' but many weeks later and upon reflection taking into consideration as many viewpoints as I can, I have decided to buy a Z10 (although expensive still lower cost than the Q10) via import from Europe to evaluate as a replacement for my 9900 which has several intermittent problems and is not viable to repair / replace.

 

As someone who is also not interested in a mobile computing device being used for gimmicks, socialising or playing games my feedback in reply to your question ..."Does anyone know what the future holds?" the simple answer is no, but I am going to undertake an in depth evaluation of the BB 10 OS myself (previous exposure very limited - see my earlier postings for details) so as to be sure I do not miss out on what increasingly seems to be the best available technology for the job in hand!  It is my intention to generate a 'transition report' (from 9900 > BB10) as part of the learning curve and all being well I will make available to other interested parties(although this is not the primary objective) when ready.

 

My evaluation of 'other' devices (specifically Android and Windows Mobile - iPad to a limited degree) as potential 'business tools' for replacing my Bold 9900 has been a strong incentive for me to make the $$$ investment in a Z10 device.

 

As an aside in case Mr. Moderator or anyone else points out that this topic relates to the Q10, I believe there is plenty of discussion that serves to confirm the underlying theme as being 'missing track pad and pre OS10 features' to make my choice of OS 10 device irrelevant.

 

Hope this feedback helps / is of interest to you.

 

Very best regards from sunny South Africa :-)

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Re: Why I'm giving up my Q10 to go back to the Bold 9900

There comes a time when we must all move on. My bold 9900 died. It's time to adapt and accept inferior devices. I've tried the galaxy S4 and I didn't like it, the email was way to slow. I'm going to try the i**bleep** 5s next. I'm sad to let go of my berry, 1999-2013 RIP. It was a great run. A great device but unfortunately the children have taken over and Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram are all more important than communicating efficiently and appropriately. Business is taking a back seat to the new social norms. The Q10 adopted the worst of the android and iOS systems. **bleep** shame nobody at RIM new who and what the customer wanted and needs. So long BB. I will always have a place in my heart for you but it's time to get used to living with a new douche bag.
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Re: Why I'm giving up my Q10 to go back to the Bold 9900


Eddieazar wrote:
 The Q10 adopted the worst of the android and iOS systems. **bleep** shame nobody at RIM new who and what the customer wanted and needs. So long BB. I will always have a place in my heart for you but it's time to get used to living with a new douche bag.

Actually, the Q10 "adopted" none of iOS or Android features. They built BlackBerry10 from the ground up, and if you recall recent history, the Q10 keyboard device was an afterthought of the Z10, demanded by Mike Lazaridus.



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Re: Why I'm giving up my Q10 to go back to the Bold 9900

...and the fact that the keyboard was an "afterthought" contributes significantly to many of the Q10 problems. It is essentially an on-screen keyboard but with physical keys and none of the advanced keyboard features we all loved with previous BB devices.