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Good: Great OS, easy to use, love having something different after being with Apple for 5 years
Bad: bad press from people who have never owned one
Comment: the Z10 has been a fantastic phone. It has an amazing screen the OS is amazing and intuitive. I went to the Z10 as I wanted a break from Iphone (same thing over and over again) Although there is nothing wrong with the iphone I needed a change and I made the right decision.
The apps are mostly there now just waiting on Flipboard which will be here in a coiple of weeks!!!!
If you own the phone and done like it then of course you have your opinion but all these people who are slating it without owning one then I feel you have too much time on your hads to hate something you never had.
Good: Lightweight, and the keyboard works reasonably
Bad: New OS update doesn't work with exchange email. Appalling support from Blackberry
Comment: BlackBerry 10 needs a dedicated server for the email in order to access their global servers. Therefore my company needs to a new email server to take advantage of BB's data roaming.
Much worse, however, is that BlackBerry just released a new update to the OS, and this has stopped my BB from being able to access my work email. I, and countless other BB users, have flagged this to BB, and there is total silence from BB about it, with no prospect of a resolution in sight. Absollutely appalling.
Good: i must say that all the "official" reviews I hqve read on the z10 seem to be biased against the phone and OS. The interface is easier than the iphone, my 3gs home button died, the z10 doesnt rely on a mechanical home button. its really easy to use phone, great hub, great camera. battery life could be better, but with the ability to change battery at least there are options
Bad: battery life
Comment: Best smartphone ever
Good: The operational system is great. It has dropbox connect which makes file management an ease. The hub is great way to keep everything simply organized.
Bad: I recently had a problem with it using huge amounts of data. I talked to an at&t rep but they don't know the problem. The phone randomly was sending data in chunks of 20MB which used almost 4GB in one day. I'm still looking for a fix to this glitch. if the problem persists I will have no choice but to change phones.
Comment: I love the phone. As a previous torch bb user, this is an awesome upgrade to the system. The phone is extremely fast and websites load in no time with LTE. The hub is one of my favorite things. In my opinion with more apps this would be the best phone
Good: Its a blackberry!
Comment: Well you can sideload apps, link given here
but come on how many of androids 600000 do u use?
Bb z10 is a phone and a good one
i ll buy it!
Comment: I'd like this phone, i have a blackberry curve which has a app where you can securely store passwords etc, does the Z10 have this app as i find it incrediably useful!!
Good: Blackberry Hub, gesture-based, responsive touchscreen, sharp 8MP camera, great photo editor, sleek design
Bad: Lacking important apps ie Whatsapp and Skype on intial sales (come on, Whatsapp!)
Comment: I've only had my phone since the weekend and while it's a completely new OS (the Z10 operates on OS 10, I was previously using OS 6 on my Torch 9800), it's still got the basic Blackberry set up so it wasn't too difficult to get used to. I'm loving the gesture based commands (ie swipe down from the top for the notification menu, swipe from left for the Hub, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to bring up your Task page, etc) and is an innovative way of using a touchscreen smartphone...that doesn't have any buttons on the front for the menu!
On reading the review here on CNET comparing the cameras between the Z10, the iPhone and the Samsung Galaxy S3, I still think the photos that came out of the Z10 appeared sharper and the colours seemed brighter where they should be, overall the quality of the photos from the Z10 were better. The layout of the apps and the main screen is similar to Samsung, but it's still Blackberry in its own right and I can say I'm more than happy to have made the switch.
One thing that did disappoint was on learning that the Z10 uses a micro SIM, so my regular sized SIM that I used on my Torch can't be used anymore and the important apps like Whatsapp and Skype aren't yet available because the OS is so new. Whatsapp has confirmed through Twitter though that they'll be presenting a native app in March, so while I won't be able to contact friends and family in this way for a few weeks yet, it's not the end of the world (there's still Facebook) and it's not really (entirely) Blackberry's fault that app providers haven't yet ironed out their apps for this new snazzy phone.
All in all, I'm SOLD! Showed a friend who's looking to upgrade her phone soon and just one look later, she's tempted too!
Good: Fast, excellent hub, true multitasking
Bad: nothing major that can't be sorted
Comment: As the first release of a new OS there are a few minor irritants (e.g. It's sometimes slow to switch from portrait to landscape). I'm expecting future releases to sort these. It's got all the apps I need apart from Google Maps which was simple to side load from Android
Good: Very organised, intuitive, reliable signal quality and great battery life
Comment: The best phone I have used yet. It is simple, intuitive and reliable. The camera quality is also very good. Looking forward to the next 2 months as app number increase.
Good: Exelent Screen, Fast Responsive OS
Bad: Plastic Build Quality, Abismal Battery Life, Blackberry do us favour, bring out a Firmware Update to Support the battery Life out,
Comment: Blackberry Z10 a good phone, Build Quality could be better, whats Wrong with Steel or Alimunium, Gorilla Glass, Screen Breaks Easealy,
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