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

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Here you go...  you'll see the blue highlighted text below, where I touched and held a couple seconds, then the right side menu icons... one is the phone icon to call that number and the one icon below that is the send a text message icon.  This image is from my Z30, works the same on my Q10 with OS 10.2.1.1055 installed.

 

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

Yes, does not work on 10.2.0.424 unfortunately; EE (UK) have not issued 10.2.1 yet.

 

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

No carrier has released 10.2.1 but it's available unofficially to install if you want to take the time.

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

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rlkswan

  

I'm in a bit of a different situation. Continuing to use my 9900...don't trust email on the Q10, but am using the Q10 just with a test email account (no loss if OS10 kills the email in it), to become familiiar with it.

  

But 10.2.1.1055 is available, though not from any operator that I'm aware of  -- look for it on the Crackberry web site - there are several threads about it. It's available as an autoloader (a very large download), and you can download it to your PC (not Mac) and install it. I haven't checked what it does to your stored emails and contacts, since I'm just trying to find out what the Q10 is capable of. 

  

It comes up on my Q10 (SQN100-5, had been on T-Mobile US when I purchased it used) as Software Release 10.2.1.176

  

While it's significantly better than 10.1, it doesn't have the essential hardware element - TrackPad - and it has slowly been adding some of the keyboard shortcuts that the 9900 has. If you use 10 or 12-point font size, and don't do 'cut-and-paste' much, it may be tolerable, and some folks like it. Browser is quite good.

 

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

Most people don't have 10.2.1.1055 and won't for many months. For sure, the 10.2 updates add a lot of improvements though.


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


GeorgeB wrote:

  

While it's significantly better than 10.1, it doesn't have the essential hardware element - TrackPad 


Yea, I don't see any software upgrade adding back the trackpad. You can give up on that hope.

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

@JS: just for the sake of the argument: appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/30833894
I was impressed with the software emulated trackpad, even though the haptics are missing.
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Re: Why I'm giving up my Q10 to go back to the Bold 9900

Cool. I'd hope that developer keeps improving on it.
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Re: Why I'm giving up my Q10 to go back to the Bold 9900

I'm getting used to the lack of trackpad especially with the change in the current software. I think we'll have accept the Q10 is a bridging solution between iphone pure touch phones and the old blackberries. It's a compromise but one I'd rather have than an iphone right now.

If Apple ever launched a hybrid like the Q10 my loyalty might be jeopardised as the iphone has quite a few benefits including more apps and integrates better with my macbook etc. Fortunately for BlackBerry that's not going to happen anytime soon and probably never.

I think blackberry services will be phased out altogether eventually but if they address the trackpad issue down the line I think they will gain a few fans back who have returned to their Bolds.
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Re: Why I'm giving up my Q10 to go back to the Bold 9900

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I completely second your notion! (Except I am still not used to not having the trackpad, and I've been using my Q10 for months)