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The Blackberry Z10 isn't that great...

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    The Blackberry Z10 isn't that great...


    BlackBerry Z10 Smartphone - BlackBerry 10 Touch Phone - US

    I'm underwhelmed for what I've looked around. Seriously, this strikes me as a better iphone than anything really great. It's like if android ICS meet ios and was designed by Microsoft's metro design..... Yeah. As a Windows Phone user, I see little that really excites me. The keyboard on it is basically like the one on Windows Phone 8, except there are more word suggestions on top of the touch keyboard. Voice control looks bland, like iphone from the year 2008-2009. Hold a mute button to do a voice command? Ummm, ok?

    Overall, I doubt the Z10 will really save Blackberry worth diddly squat. The UI just looks like a skinned version of android, built on an iphone cloned handset, with a feature set that doesn't distinguish itself from the competition. I see a buyout by Lenovo or someone else here soon....

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    You won't like it because it is not win phone.

    A buyout is possible. They could get a good price, now they have a good product to offer.

    Coincidentally, a friend told me today he would be swapping his iphone for the Blackberry.

    I don't know anyone who is swapping win phone for one, though - mainly because I don't know anyone who has a win phone.

    I know one guy who used to have win 7 phone - he has a samsung now.
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    That phone is great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    You won't like it because it is not win phone.

    A buyout is possible. They could get a good price, now they have a good product to offer.

    Coincidentally, a friend told me today he would be swapping his iphone for the Blackberry.

    I don't know anyone who is swapping win phone for one, though - mainly because I don't know anyone who has a win phone.

    I know one guy who used to have win 7 phone - he has a samsung now.
    Not just that, there really isn't anything there that distinguishes itself out from android, ios, or Windows Phone. It's just another app-centric, slightly revised design that's already out there. There's nothing better than what is already on android, nothing better than ios, nothing better than Windows Phone. If anything, it's just at a median level of "just enough" to call itself a smartphone. If it were the year 2007 or 2008 and this came out, then yeah, it would be rather amazing. The Z10 is playing SERIOUS catch up here, it's not even out and I can tell it will be out the gate already limping. No main stream app support, not a lot of demand, not many developers are looking to develop on it, it's like Windows Phone 7; it took a while until 8 came out to support better hardware and build itself into an ecosystem. There isn't a good music or video store on Blackberry either, and I bet it would be like when ios 2 came out with the app store, you're going to have to be using the browser as much as you use the apps to get access to certain services online as there isn't a mobile app version available.
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    Let alone the fact that the camera on it really isn't that good, it's like dead last compared the Nokia Lumia 920, iphone 5, galaxy S3, and HTC One X...
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    Keep venting, you don't like anything that might be competition.
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    I like it. It stays true to Blackberry's roots. If you're comparing it to app centric devices, then yes, it's barely comparable. But it's not exactly an app centric device. if anything it's message centric, with that hub that's always a quick swipe away.

    I believe Apple and Samsung have the flashy&gimmicky market beat, so Blackberry really has no choice but to stay true to their roots as a messaging device. And I believe they succeeded. If you play with it and expect it to be an iPhone or Samsung, you will be disappointed. But if you take to time to see what Blackberry is trying to be, then you may realize what an awesome phone you have in your hands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
    I like it. It stays true to Blackberry's roots. If you're comparing it to app centric devices, then yes, it's barely comparable. But it's not exactly an app centric device. if anything it's message centric, with that hub that's always a quick swipe away.

    I believe Apple and Samsung have the flashy&gimmicky market beat, so Blackberry really has no choice but to stay true to their roots as a messaging device. And I believe they succeeded. If you play with it and expect it to be an iPhone or Samsung, you will be disappointed. But if you take to time to see what Blackberry is trying to be, then you may realize what an awesome phone you have in your hands.
    I find that Windows Phone is better as a messaging device, better a social media device, and better as a get information at a glance device. By doing so, it really lives up to its creed of putting people first as you're not screwing around on your phone so much anymore and can actually have proper conversations with physical people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
    I like it. It stays true to Blackberry's roots. If you're comparing it to app centric devices, then yes, it's barely comparable. But it's not exactly an app centric device. if anything it's message centric, with that hub that's always a quick swipe away.

    I believe Apple and Samsung have the flashy&gimmicky market beat, so Blackberry really has no choice but to stay true to their roots as a messaging device. And I believe they succeeded. If you play with it and expect it to be an iPhone or Samsung, you will be disappointed. But if you take to time to see what Blackberry is trying to be, then you may realize what an awesome phone you have in your hands.
    Best Comment ever!
    Don't expect it to be like iOS or Android. The Z10 (and the Q10) is basically a baby steps by BlackBerry to fix its reputation and market share.
    It IS comparable to Windows Phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
    I like it. It stays true to Blackberry's roots. If you're comparing it to app centric devices, then yes, it's barely comparable. But it's not exactly an app centric device. if anything it's message centric, with that hub that's always a quick swipe away.

    I believe Apple and Samsung have the flashy&gimmicky market beat, so Blackberry really has no choice but to stay true to their roots as a messaging device. And I believe they succeeded. If you play with it and expect it to be an iPhone or Samsung, you will be disappointed. But if you take to time to see what Blackberry is trying to be, then you may realize what an awesome phone you have in your hands.
    Thank you thank you, thank you! As a BB user, I feel like everyone disregards BB because it's not focused on apps/games like iOS and Android. My phone does what I need it do as a messaging and Internet browsing phone, and I'm happy with it.
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