- 02-02-2013, 11:52 AM #77
Does it let me have separate volume controls for notifications, ringers, alarms, and media? If so, I'm sold. It may not be the most aesthetically pleasing OS, but the functionality looks pretty solid. I love the gesture support (I'm both a webOS and MeeGo fanboy), I love the multitasking "active frames" which aren't just apps in a frozen state, I love the hub which quickly lets you check your messages in one place without having the leave the app you're in first. I love the notification light, seriously, why the **** don't we have one of those? A charge light is not the same thing. If the app isn't available in Blackberry World, it's relatively easy to use the Android version in the meantime. The whole "peak & flow" thing looks pretty great. I don't know why so many of you are so quick to slam it, surely you know what that feels like as the iOS and Android guys do the same to you. I've been a WP fan from the beginning and I've had tons of the phones, and I thing it's a great OS, but BB10 looks good too. I like the fact that there may be a bigger mobile landscape than the iOS + Android monopoly.
- 02-02-2013, 12:04 PM #78
- 02-02-2013, 02:37 PM #80
Alas, I don't have the link handy. A guy on some phone site, maybe it was phonedog, said he ran the battery down in 1 hour and 16 minutes of browsing. Sure, looks are relative, but if your choices are an android look-alike or the real deal with a much bigger ecosystem and generally more to offer, why would you pick BBOS?
- 02-03-2013, 07:57 AM #83
I had a chance to try out the Z10 in future shop and it is a good phone. The browser is fast, multitasking is easy, the virtual keyboard is in a class by itself. As one who have used the iPhone, the Samsung Galaxy 3, Nokia 820 and various blackberries, the newest BB is a great product. For those of you that are dismissing it, look at the UK where it was launched 3 days ago. It is completely sold out in many stores and there are lineups to get it in the stores that still have them.
For those of you that are bashing RIM and other companies, I think the smartphone market is big enough to share 4 major platforms instead of a ios/Android manopoly and I am also rooting for Windows 8 to succeed. The Nokia 920 is a great product also as I have had the opportunity to use one for a week.
- 02-03-2013, 09:18 AM #85
I actually got to try a BB10 device yesterday. And jeez, I am highly impressed by it. When does 7.8 support end so I can trash my HTC TITAN and have a BlackBerry device as a secondary? Naturally, I'm keeping my Nokia. I'm gonna have a Professional BlackBerry and a Personal Nokia approach. So for work, I use BB10 (with BlackBerry Balance to go between work and play. For example play on my lunch break, work when preparing for a meeting.). When I'm out with friends etc, I use my Nokia, because damn that camera has impressed me bigtime.
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- 02-05-2013, 03:43 AM #91
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- 02-09-2013, 05:11 PM #96
BlackBerry Z10 camera versus iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3 | Dialed In - CNET Blogs
And if you all ask why they didn't add a 920 to the bout... You all know why.
02-13-2013, 12:51 AM #97
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Kinda segwaying off the camera topic, but I don't see why business people love BB so much. Personally I have never owned one so maybe I just don't get it, it what makes it more business-centric than other OSes. Yes I know that you can lock down the OS and let businesses disable features like the app store. My mom has an older BB for work and can't access BB world or BBM. Other than that, wouldn't Windows phone be a better alternative since most businesses use outlook, office, sharepoint,etc... These integrate better on windows phone IMHO than any of the other major OSes like iOS and Android. Also, why wouldn't Android or iOS work either? They still have most of the major business-like functionality except native MICROSOFT OFFICE (which I still find almost useless on a phone period because I don't want to use excel on a 4" screen).
My gripe from what I've seen on BBOS10 is that its different to be different but not different to be better. Take Windows Phone: The live tile paradigm and the app suspension give you a very fast and fluid OS that is laid out incredibly well. The live tiles are nice because they perform the same goal as a widget on Android without breaking the UI design like android widgets do (I mean it in the aspect that you have a boxy square widget for your calendar and then a circular widget for you weather etc...they look mashed up together and don't match or flow together design wise is what I'm getting at).
Also from what Ashykat was saying, some of the things I don't understand like app-suspension. Why would you not want it? I use my email app which still updates in real time, then suspends when I'm not using it and then quickly resumes when I touch the icon. It loads up where I had left it, so from a user standpoint, how is it different other than when you don't suspend apps, it turns into a clunky mess, Android being the best case in point followed by webOS. WebOS was great with multitasking but too many tasks would slow it down.
Also my major gripe I've always had with BB is that the UIs are overly complicated. BBS looks way more complicated than WP or even android. I'm not saying that I would have an issue figuring it out cause I would get it in no time, but it seems laid out in a more complicated fashion than all of the other major OSes and people think its a good thing??? Maybe its not more complex but that's how it appears to me on the surface. These are my thoughts though...please feel free to contribute.
- 02-14-2013, 02:11 PM #98
- 02-16-2013, 05:20 PM #99
- 02-25-2013, 07:43 AM #100
Well, after spending a couple of hours on Crackberry I found that the consensus is pretty evenly split. The same complaints in regards to apps that plague this site are common there as well, but what I found most interesting (and kind of sad) was how they were really eating their own. Those that hated it, railed on it not only for the lack of apps, but because of some features are missing off 10 that are present on 7 and below. And those that defended it, did so on a hope for a brighter future. Kind of like here in a way.
Huge mistake for BlackBerry to leave those off a new o/s - the very things that had the faithful holding on. Lots of email delivery complaints, lack of notification customization - all the BlackBerry hallmarks...
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