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  1. BitPusher2600's Avatar
    Its my confession of the day. I switched to Windows Phone fairly recently because with all of the sale of the company talk and being a natural pessimist, I bit the bullet and made myself choose another platform, and I have plenty of my own reasons for not going with Google Inc or Apple.

    In my time with Windows Phone I've grown fond of it and am comfortable relying on it now (except for the virtual keyboard part, as not having a real qwerty has cut down my typing speed big time.) At any rate, I've got a long stretch of personal history with BlackBerry and if I could "go back" to that moment when I signed a new contract, knowing what I do now, I believe I would've gotten a Q10, whether the company really is doomed or not. I maintain that WP is sexy, a pleasure to use, and I would choose it hands down over Android or iOS, but as far as BB, the short of it; I miss them so d*mn bad and can't afford to do a d*mn thing about it.
    /end sappy little fanboy session

    Anyone else around the WP world here in the same boat?
    BIGPADDY, Ek-Balam and menaknow like this.
    11-01-2013 12:58 PM
  2. kingenu's Avatar
    i just want bbm for my lumia 920, hated blackberry, the app store is worst than windows phone, no really games could be played, it was a os mainly based around bbm imo
    11-01-2013 01:13 PM
  3. gsquared's Avatar
    Ask / answer this question.

    Why did you leave BB in the first place? What has changed since then?
    11-01-2013 01:25 PM
  4. Jerry A's Avatar
    Its my confession of the day. I switched to Windows Phone fairly recently because with all of the sale of the company talk and being a natural pessimist, I bit the bullet and made myself choose another platform, and I have plenty of my own reasons for not going with Google Inc or Apple.

    In my time with Windows Phone I've grown fond of it and am comfortable relying on it now (except for the virtual keyboard part, as not having a real qwerty has cut down my typing speed big time.) At any rate, I've got a long stretch of personal history with BlackBerry and if I could "go back" to that moment when I signed a new contract, knowing what I do now, I believe I would've gotten a Q10, whether the company really is doomed or not. I maintain that WP is sexy, a pleasure to use, and I would choose it hands down over Android or iOS, but as far as BB, the short of it; I miss them so d*mn bad and can't afford to do a d*mn thing about it.
    /end sappy little fanboy session

    Anyone else around the WP world here in the same boat?
    The only thing I miss from BB10 is working notifications. If Microsoft can get this sorted out (especially with Facebook and LinkedIn apps) then I'll be happy.
    11-01-2013 02:08 PM
  5. sinime's Avatar
    Anyone missing what?


    ;)
    11-01-2013 02:16 PM
  6. rdubmu's Avatar
    The only thing I miss from BB10 is working notifications. If Microsoft can get this sorted out (especially with Facebook and LinkedIn apps) then I'll be happy.
    Switching from Windows phone to Android. I can't believe how bad notifications are on Windows Phone. I actually get them on time. LOL.

    I actually type faster on a virtual keyboard than physical one. I was pretty Damn fast before. You just need to trust the auto-correct. Windows Phone auto-correct is much better than android and iOS.

    another thing I will never miss about blackberry is the status light. The status light is like Crack. (hence the Crackberry name)

    BlackBerry I miss because it was the first device that had great working email and delivered on time.

    Sent from my LG-D801 using WPCentral Forums mobile app
    Elite1 likes this.
    11-01-2013 02:42 PM
  7. BitPusher2600's Avatar
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    Why did you leave BB in the first place? What has changed since then?
    I was long overdue for an upgrade. The company announcing it was selling itself, I suppose, convinced me that that was the end of the line, that the company and everything from it was going to the grave. I didn't really want to accept it but, what now? I still don't know if there is any future for them or not...will they continue to exist as a niche company and still produce some devices anyway, or will they be butchered in pieces for patents and technologies? From my perspective, it isn't looking good. Still, doesn't stop me from missing them. Just alot of personal history behind BlackBerry for me, that's all. I managed nearly every aspect of my adult life with them (like my budget, my finances, and alot more), even as a wannabe writer published a book that I wrote entirely with a Bold 9650. Suffice it to say, there's an emotional attachment there.
    What changed on my end is only giving in to the expectation of certain platform death from the sell off, and with that, I at least like Microsoft.
    MancFox likes this.
    11-01-2013 02:57 PM
  8. squire777's Avatar
    Not really. The best part about it is that the BB fans seems to have been humbled after all the trash talk they would do about other mobile platforms (the whole 'tools not toys' thing, and how anyone who didn't use a BB device was someone that uploaded selfies all day). If you live in Canada you probably know what I'm talking about.
    11-01-2013 03:17 PM
  9. BitPusher2600's Avatar
    Not really. The best part about it is that the BB fans seems to have been humbled after all the trash talk they would do about other mobile platforms (the whole 'tools not toys' thing, and how anyone who didn't use a BB device was someone that uploaded selfies all day). If you live in Canada you probably know what I'm talking about.
    I dont live in Canada but I definitely saw enough of that attitude running rampantly on CrackBerry. I hate "platform wars." BlackBerry, let alone anything else, can only truthfully be deemed superior for one individual's usages only. Would one platform having more apps than another matter to someone who couldn't give a sh*t about bunches of apps, or phone specs to someone who has other priorities? Of course not. I'm with you, I'm not a fan of the "mine is better than yours" attitude. Its possible to demonstrate alot of love for something without bashing someone or something else. Like one person could possibly have any idea what's good for someone else.
    Elite1, Laura Knotek and menaknow like this.
    11-01-2013 07:19 PM
  10. christenmartin's Avatar
    I wouldn't say I miss them, I'm really liking the WP and surface2, but I'll open a drawer and my 9800 will be in it. Man I loved that phone. I still have 2 playbooks that get used. BB in my opinion was just extremely mismanaged. It seemed that they were not interested in competing. Which is possible if you want to take a company private you drive the stock down. After the announced the z10, which is a cool phone, and then stated it wouldn't be out in the states for 21/2 months I picked up a 920 for me and my wife the next day. Glad I did! I hope they get focused they have a potentially good product.
    Elite1 likes this.
    11-01-2013 07:58 PM
  11. Elite1's Avatar
    i just want bbm for my lumia 920, hated blackberry, the app store is worst than windows phone, no really games could be played, it was a os mainly based around bbm imo
    You're referring to the legacy BBOS, and you're not wrong. It was a restricted Java-based OS that was outdated for years, with patch after patch put onto it.
    BBOS with its freezing, lack of big apps & games, and battery pulls is what drove many away from BB.

    The current BB10 platform is an entirely different animal, built from the ground up. It can run with the big boys.
    It has many of the huge games out there: a dozen from EA (Real Racing 3, NBA Jam, Plants vs Zombies... but not #2 yet, etc), maybe 15 or so from Gameloft (Despicable Me: Minion Rush, Iron Man 3, Dark Knight, Amazing Spider-Man, etc), Unity games, Angry Birds collection, and the list goes on and on.

    Is BB10 better than WP8? Not saying that. I also hate the whole Smartphone Wars theme.
    Decide on your own, but decide with the current facts. I'm just clearing up the misinformation.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-13-2013 05:45 AM
  12. christenmartin's Avatar
    You're referring to the legacy BBOS, and you're not wrong. It was a restricted Java-based OS that was outdated for years, with patch after patch put onto it.
    BBOS with its freezing, lack of big apps & games, and battery pulls is what drove many away from BB.

    The current BB10 platform is an entirely different animal, built from the ground up. It can run with the big boys.
    It has many of the huge games out there: a dozen from EA (Real Racing 3, NBA Jam, Plants vs Zombies... but not #2 yet, etc), maybe 15 or so from Gameloft (Despicable Me: Minion Rush, Iron Man 3, Dark Knight, Amazing Spider-Man, etc), Unity games, Angry Birds collection, and the list goes on and on.

    Is BB10 better than WP8? Not saying that. I also hate the whole Smartphone Wars theme.
    Decide on your own, but decide with the current facts. I'm just clearing up the misinformation.
    Oh ya qnx is a solid operating system. I had some games on my playbook that were solid. The games on the legacy devices not so much. reminded me of Atari 2600. The new os is very smooth and powerful they just need to do something with it. I wouldn't say its better than WP either, but not a pos that its made out as.
    Elite1 likes this.
    11-14-2013 08:33 PM
  13. karthikt94's Avatar
    Well even I miss BB. The physical keyboard.
    11-17-2013 03:13 AM
  14. MelCali82's Avatar
    I just got a z10... had the lumia 810 then the 521... was going to get the 925 but since camera quality is not a issue for me and wp8 being pretty smooth you pretty much get the same experience across all windows phone devices. I decided to give bb10 a try. really different from the older stuff.
    11-26-2013 08:56 AM
  15. jorgemariom's Avatar
    From blackberry I miss the universal search and BBM

    Sent from my Windows Phone using Tapatalk
    11-26-2013 11:24 AM
  16. AndrewMBaines's Avatar
    After 4 months, I wasn't missing anything at all. Then I had to use my wife's Bold 9900 for an hour -the keyboard! Bliss! Then Universal search.
    If the Q10 was the same price as the Z10, I'd be back tomorrow, but sticking with my 520 for now.
    01-20-2014 10:43 AM
  17. JaiMento's Avatar
    I miss the universal search
    I've never used BB10 (last Blackberry I had was a Curve), but YES!!! Why is there no universal search in WP8!!!! We have it in Windows 8.1 and I absolutely love Spotlight search on all of my iOS devices. Wish WP8's search button had one more section to swipe to that displayed local content on the phone pertaining to the search query (emails, texts, apps, etc).
    01-20-2014 11:02 AM
  18. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Anybody who rags on OS10 has never used it. It is lightning fast and fluid. If you've had a PlayBook then you're ahead of the class on learning the gestures. Best implementation of swipes since webOS. The web browser alone is worth the price of admission.
    01-20-2014 12:04 PM
  19. xandros9's Avatar
    Personally, BlackBerry is the major OS I have yet to use. I'm considering picking up an OS 7 Bold or Curve and toying with it. If I can afford one that is
    01-20-2014 12:15 PM
  20. Localhorst86's Avatar
    I kinda, sorta miss Blackberry but only because our company has now migrated from Blackberry to iOS. And that OS I really hate, gonna stick with my company issued Blackberry until it dies or I do.

    Sent from my Lumia 920 using Tapatalk
    01-20-2014 01:03 PM
  21. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Personally, BlackBerry is the major OS I have yet to use. I'm considering picking up an OS 7 Bold or Curve and toying with it. If I can afford one that is
    I would advise you to try OS10 instead of a legacy device like a Bold or Curve. Very similar to webOS as far as multi-tasking and contact integration.
    xandros9 likes this.
    01-20-2014 02:14 PM
  22. BBMINI's Avatar
    I know this is an aging thread, but I just came across it and had to chime in that, while I'm liking my 928 OK, I'm definitely, undeniably, genuinely missing BlackBerry. Quite a lot, actually.

    It seems that mainly what I'm missing are lots of details, customization options, features, settings, and logic/workflow decisions that BB did absolutely right (and which seem to be missing from WP8). Maybe it's just that I happened to use a lot of BB features and details that others didn't know about or never needed to use, or that BB functionality happened to line up exactly the same way that my brain works, but those little things made a big difference in my user experience. It always seemed to me that BB spent a LOT of time working with their devices (handhelds, anyway, but not the PlayBook, unfortunately) and saying to themselves "if I were doing this (whatever function or process it might be), what would I logically WANT or NEED to do from here and what would be a way to make it easier/faster/logical/more helpful to do it?". Then they would add features and shortcuts and workflow options that always made a hellofalotta sense. I find that with WP8 I'm often missing those things and/or wondering "how is it that there's not a (whatever feature/function) on this phone?".

    I understand that WP is still an evolving mobile platform and I'm not at all trying to bash it, but WP (and Win Mo) has some real history behind it now and MS is no newbie to designing user workflow and logical user steps, so it just seems to me that maybe folks at MS don't use their own devices that often or else they'd have an enormous, high priority To Do list for WP if they really want to be a serious competitor in mobile (especially after buying Nokia -- jeesh!).

    For me at this point, anyway, I'm sticking with WP and my 928 mainly because it works with so many other MS products I use (Office 365, Outlook.com, Exchange, Skype (although Skype is a total disaster on WP and was waaaay better on BB) OneDrive, OneNote, Internet Explorer, etc.). If OneNote and OneDrive worked on BB, I might be tempted to switch back.

    Thanks for starting this post, by the way, so some of us can vent about missing days gone by (and platforms gone by, I guess ).
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    02-25-2014 03:48 PM
  23. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    The only thing I miss about BlackBerry is BBM, and we're getting that. I don't miss anything else about it.
    02-25-2014 09:46 PM
  24. fatclue_98's Avatar
    The only thing I miss about BlackBerry is BBM, and we're getting that. I don't miss anything else about it.
    Did you hear about the new Q3 coming later this year? BB keyboard, a 3.5" screen AND the physical buttons AND a trackpad.
    02-26-2014 06:53 PM
  25. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Did you hear about the new Q3 coming later this year? BB keyboard, a 3.5" screen AND the physical buttons AND a trackpad.
    I have zero interest in physical keypads at this time. I want bigger screens (and Netflix).
    02-26-2014 10:34 PM
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