1. fanatical's Avatar
    Hmm Silly question, I'm sure they are a bunch, But any recent converts ?

    I've finally decided to retire my Blackberry and ordered a Lumia 650 (yeah jumped off one sinking ship to another lol)
    Just a little tired of BB giving up on their users and forcing Android down everyones throat, that and the lack of native app support from pretty much all vendors now.

    Any tips to help make the transition less painful ? I will miss my hub, but I'll get over it. What features Did you miss when moving to Windows ? What new features can I look forward to ?
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    10-20-2016 12:38 AM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    Hmm Silly question, I'm sure they are a bunch, But any recent converts ?

    I've finally decided to retire my Blackberry and ordered a Lumia 650 (yeah jumped off one sinking ship to another lol)
    Just a little tired of BB giving up on their users and forcing Android down everyones throat, that and the lack of native app support from pretty much all vendors now.

    Any tips to help make the transition less painful ? I will miss my hub, but I'll get over it. What features Did you miss when moving to Windows ? What new features can I look forward to ?
    Umm I fear you may have jumped onto the wrong boat! Because frankly, Microsoft has somewhat given up on/stopped trying for the Windows Phone enthusiasts. Android for Blackberry isn't a dumb decision and you say forcing like its a bad thing.

    Also yea, Windows 10 Mobile lacks native app support from pretty much all vendors too, ranging from poorer-than-usual performance, lack of feature parity or a complete absence so I'm not sure why the 650...

    The main reason I say you may have jumped the wrong way though is that I currently use an Android phone (Nexus 5X) and the Blackberry Hub on Android is the best email/messaging solution I've used since my Z10/Q10 and it may be what you're looking for. It was meh when I first tried it last year but it's improved quite a bit. Basic Facebook Messenger support was just added today actually. 100% worth a dollar monthly for me.

    However, the relative lack of gestures will take some getting used to (only modern counterpart I've found is Fling gestures on the Dirty Unicorns custom Android ROM) and the live tiles are a different take on what you know as Active Frames. (just more passive)

    The keyboard may or may not be excellent. I know I loved it on 8.0 and 8.1 but it's taken a bit of a dip in prediction and swiping. It's still competent though.

    You may miss the lack of notification LED support, especially color LEDs but you do get a feature known as Glance. There was some debate over the two historically, but frankly I love both.

    But W10M is definitely a step up over BB10 in terms of apps. It's still poor, but its an improvement.
    10-20-2016 02:07 AM
  3. SteveNoza's Avatar
    Welcome to Windows Central! I switched to Windows phone from the Q10. I started this thread a while ago, check it out. BlackBerry refugees, we're here to help! - Windows Central Forums
    10-20-2016 09:10 AM
  4. Alain_A's Avatar
    I did from BB>windows L830>iPhone cause of the one app

    I did like the L830, still do but no app
    The fact that all the settings are the same as the pc makes it interesting
    10-23-2016 03:47 PM
  5. fatclue_98's Avatar
    The keyboard may or may not be excellent. I know I loved it on 8.0 and 8.1 but it's taken a bit of a dip in prediction and swiping. It's still competent though.
    I thought it was just me. Yes, the prediction has taken a step backward in my opinion. As for the app situation between BB OS10 and Windows 10, BB still has some Android apps available that are non-existent on Windows (BBM, PayPal, Amazon and eBay for example). The ART is greatly improved on 10.3.2 and the lag is mostly contained. Another super function that's rarely discussed is the ability to connect Dropbox and OneDrive to the BB file manager. A one stop solution not found on any other platform.
    10-23-2016 06:25 PM
  6. Alain_A's Avatar
    I thought it was just me. Yes, the prediction has taken a step backward in my opinion. As for the app situation between BB OS10 and Windows 10, BB still has some Android apps available that are non-existent on Windows (BBM, PayPal, Amazon and eBay for example). The ART is greatly improved on 10.3.2 and the lag is mostly contained. Another super function that's rarely discussed is the ability to connect Dropbox and OneDrive to the BB file manager. A one stop solution not found on any other platform.
    I received an email from outlook to download on my iphone and says that quite a few things integrate to it like gmail, dropbox and maybe more. Don't quite remember
    10-23-2016 11:33 PM
  7. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I received an email from outlook to download on my iphone and says that quite a few things integrate to it like gmail, dropbox and maybe more. Don't quite remember
    Unless they came up with one in the last week, iPhones (any iOS device for that matter) don't have file managers. Although I disagree with the generalization as being too simplistic, iPhones "are just app launchers".
    10-24-2016 05:07 PM
  8. Alain_A's Avatar
    On the image i see outlook.com below dropbox below google mail and finally at the very bottom i see icon for mail calendar files people and settings
    10-24-2016 06:13 PM
  9. Alain_A's Avatar
    Unless they came up with one in the last week, iPhones (any iOS device for that matter) don't have file managers. Although I disagree with the generalization as being too simplistic, iPhones "are just app launchers".
    I have to redo again

    U received that email yesterday at 7:20 pm.
    It says: "no matter which email services you use, outlook app lets you get more done"
    Manage everything from outlook.
    The outlook app works great with gmail, as well as most work accounts. You can quickly find and send attachments and check your calendars, all from one place.

    I see invthe image : outlook.com, dropbox, google mail, add account and at the bery bottom; mail, calendar, file, people and settings

    I can't download it cause my phone is on airplane mode. No way to try till i get back to a better wifi
    10-24-2016 06:40 PM
  10. anon(6038817)'s Avatar
    I'm on a Z30 currently, but I've used a Lumia 822 and Lumia 521 in the past and there were several things I appreciated about the Windows Mobile experience.

    I'm seriously considering trying out a Lumia 950 because, Microsoft is at least continuing to develop and support the OS and I think it has more of a future than BB10.

    Android and iOS have their benefits, but they're too mainstream for me. The contrarian in me wants to be different.
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    10-29-2016 07:14 PM
  11. libra89's Avatar
    I'm on a Z30 currently, but I've used a Lumia 822 and Lumia 521 in the past and there were several things I appreciated about the Windows Mobile experience.

    I'm seriously considering trying out a Lumia 950 because, Microsoft is at least continuing to develop and support the OS and I think it has more of a future than BB10.

    Android and iOS have their benefits, but they're too mainstream for me. The contrarian in me wants to be different.
    I would suggest giving the 950 a try, especially since you can get it for a nice price now in a good amount of places.
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    10-29-2016 07:25 PM
  12. vhl71's Avatar
    I moved to Lumia 950 from blackberry.. Still have my android dtek60 as well. I might sell that and keep the Lumia 950 as I really like the Windows UI compared to android. Give 950 a try and you might like it.

    Sent from mTalk
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    01-07-2017 11:12 PM
  13. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I moved to Lumia 950 from blackberry.. Still have my android dtek60 as well. I might sell that and keep the Lumia 950 as I really like the Windows UI compared to android. Give 950 a try and you might like it.

    Sent from mTalk
    Welcome aboard. Do tell, how is that DTEK60? I have the "sister ship" Idol 4S and I've wondered how it stacks up to the BlackBerry. Particularly the camera.

    Sent from Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows via mTalk
    01-09-2017 09:31 PM
  14. HeyCori's Avatar
    I used a Passport for a few months last year, does that count? :p
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    01-09-2017 09:40 PM
  15. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I used a Passport for a few months last year, does that count? :p
    Nein!!!!!

    Sent from Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows via mTalk
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    01-09-2017 09:44 PM
  16. vhl71's Avatar
    Welcome aboard. Do tell, how is that DTEK60? I have the "sister ship" Idol 4S and I've wondered how it stacks up to the BlackBerry. Particularly the camera.

    Sent from Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows via mTalk
    It's a great phone i just dont like android. The bb version of android ia almost stock and has a lot of good things like productivity tab, swipe shortcuts and hub. If you like android go and get a dtek60.

    Hardware wise It's identical to alcatel oiol 4s

    Sent from mTalk
    01-10-2017 02:08 AM

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