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03-08-2013 12:23 PM
The Z10 has been a huge disappointment to me, I have no choice but to go back to my 9900.
1. Blackberry Link didn't sync my contacts, calendar or memos when I switched devices, I had to sync my phone contacts to Outlook using Blackberry Desktop Manager, export to CSV, import to my Windows Live Account, then sync the contacts from that account.
2. I drive a 2010 Honda Accord EX-V6 which has Handsfree Link bluetooth. After the first pairing, my 9900 and 9810 connect with the car automatically everytime I start the car. The Z10 paired with the car just fine but has to be connected manually everytime, there's no option on the Z10 to set the car as a trusted device.
3. My company uses Lotus Notes, the IT department spent a whole day trying to set up enterprise mail on the Z10, still haven't managed it. Apparently it's not compatible with something that the 9900 and 9810 ran just fine on.
4. I don't really care about apps that much, I only had Endomondo, WhatsApp and Wi-Fi Manager on my BB7 phones, none of them is available in BB10.
5. Blackberry Link is a step backward from Desktop Manager, you can't do a selective restore of content, it says its done stuff but really hasn't and you can't choose what items to sync.
Unfortunately, I had to exchange my normal sim card for a micro sim when I got the Z10 so its not easy to switch right back.
I have been a staunch fan of Blackberry for the last 8 years, my last non-Blackberry phone was a Nokia that didn't have push email. I waited patiently while friends and family moved to iPhone & Samsung and went to extreme lengths to buy the phone as soon as it became available. I don't own any shares in RIM, just wanted to see them succeed and not get overrun by iOS and Android, but it should be easier to move from an old Blackberry OS to a new one.
On a Blackberry I shouldn't be complaining about syncing contacts, bluetooth and email. Apologies for the rant, I was really looking forward to this phone.
03-08-2013 03:31 PM - edited 03-08-2013 03:32 PM
I imagine that you didn't recieve a bunch of replies to this because much of this has been mentioned or answered in many other threads here, but here goes:
Did your microSIM come as a punch out (thus able to act as a full size as well?) If so you can simply use a bit of scotch tape on the backing of the punchout to make it whole again. I have done this a few times myself.
I don't think anyone here is offended by your rant, we all have similar issues or other issues.. many of us just feel that the other changes are so good that we can live with these other issues until they are sorted.
03-08-2013 04:48 PM