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  1. BBerryPowerUser's Avatar
    Thanks Guy.

    I think the best UI is always one that is so intuitive, it feels like the user had written it themselves. I felt that way the first time I picked up a BlackBerry.
    I remember that well.
    I was in Chicago on business. I had a Motorla "Q" which was one of the first "smartphones" that Verizon came out with that was operating on the old Windows platform of the day. It did not have any "Apps". But you could do emails, texts, and a few other things and it had a nice QWERTY keyboard. I wanted transparent VOIP and only T-Mo offered it at the time and the only QWERTY keyboard they had was Berry, so I wanted one.
    The Salesperson at T-Mobile in Chicago said it would take me a few weeks to get used to BlackBerry, but not to give up until I tried it for a few weeks. He was very concerned I would come back in a few days and say I wanted OUT of my new T-Mo contract and my BlackBerry. He was dead wrong. I picked up the Berry, started using it, and it made sense to me from the first keyboard click. Everything was as if I had written the OS myself. I never had to read a manual. Sure, I picked up a few tricks and shortcuts online in the forums or by exploration myself, but most everything to me was intuitive.

    Fast-forward many years and WP8 commercials got my interest. I stopped in to a Microsoft store in Honolulu a few months ago and picked up a Nokia and felt the same as I had with BlackBerry - plus the elegance of touch screen and fluid UI - so decided to give it a try.

    The 521 is amazing. You can't compare it to a Legacy Berry fairly. My old 9780 simply is a PDA with a phone attached. Sure, I can do rudimentary LinkedIn and Twitter, but it does not "Glide" like WP8 does. The OS and elegance of WP8 is absolutely incredible to me. Just like Berry, it does what I want the way I want to do it as if I'd written the OS myself.
    After over a month using it, I can't go back to Berry. I Tried, but I can't. It's just to cumbersome now. I no longer pull the back, and swap the SIM into my Berry. The Berry is sitting idle all week. I never thought I'd say that. But there it is.

    OK, if I compared the 521 to a Q10 or a Z10 would I feel the same? Probably not. I played with both new 10 Berries and yes, they are elegant. But they are also $500 bucks or more to buy outright - And I have to buy outright as I'm NOT going contracted plan any more. I'm Pre-Pay Simple Mobile and I will STAY that way. So for a $400 dollar difference, the 521 blows the competition away. 'Nuff said.

    My next move is to get a Nokia 9xx. I'm hoping that the price to buy will drop, or T-Mo will offer it Pre-Pay like they did the 521. Even if it is in the $200 range, I'd jump on it. But for now, we are VERY lucky we have the 521 to wet our appetite for WP8. Nokia/MicroSoft were VERY smart to do this. Brilliant marketing. They got me hooked!
    11-17-2013 09:52 PM
  2. Guytronic's Avatar
    Same here on the want for a Lumia 9 something.
    I'd love to go with the 1020 it's just the AT&T thing causes me to duck back around the corner.

    Gotta say it again the 521 is so much fun I can't believe it.
    To date I've spent more on cases, mobile\car chargers, screen protecting and other crazy stuff.
    I'm very bad at not spending $$ on electronic devices that have taken a grip.

    All the accessories aside the bottom end Lumia is way more than I've ever had before.
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    11-17-2013 11:31 PM
  3. BBerryPowerUser's Avatar
    I'm lucky. I have only purchased two cases. One came with the phone as did a car charger. They were a package deal.

    Truly amazing phone. I'm afraid my old BlackBerry is permanently retired.
    ๐Ÿ˜‰



    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 521 using Tapatalk
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    11-18-2013 06:43 PM
  4. p1800nut's Avatar
    I have a 920 and a 520 and I believe the 520 and 521 are virtually similar. I use both and the 520 is good for the price, really can't find anything better off-contract for about $100..
    One of the things I really like about my 521 is the battery life (I'm also a former Blackberry user who loved it for the battery life). How does the 920 compare? I would like to upgrade, but not at the cost of battery life.
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    11-18-2013 11:58 PM
  5. worldspy99's Avatar
    I used Windows 6.5 for three years HTC TyTn II - unlocked full price paid. Then I decided to go to Android and had 2 Samsung Galaxy phones (one unlocked from overseas and one pre-paid on T-Mo) for about two years. After that I got a Nexus 4 and then rooted my old pre-paid Samsung - which now screams since all bloatware is gone - and is the wife's daily driver. However, the inability to sync work calendar and email on my Nexus 4 without signing the life away at work was a big issue. I did not want to carry a second phone - work will provide it for me. So I decided to get a cheap BYOD WP phone and I am blown away by what the 521 can do with such low horsepower! After three weeks of heavy use I just bought a used Lumia 810 which should show up on Friday. I think I wanted the rear flash for the camera, I do use Skype quite a bit and wanted the FFC and I like the HERE collection so much that I wanted a phone with a Compass. Also I am intrigued by the prospect of getting a Qi wireless charger which the 810 supports and also the slightly bigger screen would be welcome as well. I looked at the HTC 8X as well but I prefer Nokia hardware. Back in the day I loved all of my Nokia phones.

    Long story short we all need to support WP, it does have something unique going for it. iOS is a tired interface. I like Android quite a bit but my work does not support the platform, they support iOS and WP. My mentality to always stick with no contract phones rules out iOS from a BYOD perspective and the Lumia 521 brand new at $76 was too good to pass up.
    11-20-2013 01:29 AM
  6. BBerryPowerUser's Avatar
    Good posts. I have to say I agree. First, I can't imagine the 920 would have any worse battery life than the 521, unless you are using the flashlight feature for minutes at a time. Second, I am super impressed with the battery life of my 521.

    Third, I never would have believed this, however, after over a month of using my 521, I am shelving my BlackBerry 9780. On eBay it goes.
    I have been spoiled by the Lumia. Spoiled rotten. And I'm shocked.

    I spent years with BlackBerry. I loved it. I was not a fan of touch screens. I really did not like iOS. I tried a 4s. It was not for me. Android is OK. I could, if I had to, use it. But I preferred BlackBerry. Now? No way. I tried going back to Black last week. It seems outdated, sluggish, and limited. You can do rudimentary things for social media, but nothing like you can on WP8. Without a HUB for contacts/Social/Me, I have to open a few more apps and go between them. You can link Twitter and Facebook, but not Instagram nor LinkedIn (my most important social app). And the tiny screen with trackpad does in no way compare to Windows 8. WP8 glides. It's a superbly unique OS. I'm really hooked.

    Now, if my business consisted ONLY of emails and texts, I'd stay with BlackBerry. Otherwise, I'm now with WP8 full time.
    If I HAD to go back to BlackBerry, I'd at least have to go with a 9900 so I could have touch screen.

    I'm blown away.
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    11-26-2013 08:51 PM
  7. 12Danny123's Avatar
    Good posts. I have to say I agree. First, I can't imagine the 920 would have any worse battery life than the 521, unless you are using the flashlight feature for minutes at a time. Second, I am super impressed with the battery life of my 521.

    Third, I never would have believed this, however, after over a month of using my 521, I am shelving my BlackBerry 9780. On eBay it goes.
    I have been spoiled by the Lumia. Spoiled rotten. And I'm shocked.

    I spent years with BlackBerry. I loved it. I was not a fan of touch screens. I really did not like iOS. I tried a 4s. It was not for me. Android is OK. I could, if I had to, use it. But I preferred BlackBerry. Now? No way. I tried going back to Black last week. It seems outdated, sluggish, and limited. You can do rudimentary things for social media, but nothing like you can on WP8. Without a HUB for contacts/Social/Me, I have to open a few more apps and go between them. You can link Twitter and Facebook, but not Instagram nor LinkedIn (my most important social app). And the tiny screen with trackpad does in no way compare to Windows 8. WP8 glides. It's a superbly unique OS. I'm really hooked.

    Now, if my business consisted ONLY of emails and texts, I'd stay with BlackBerry. Otherwise, I'm now with WP8 full time.
    If I HAD to go back to BlackBerry, I'd at least have to go with a 9900 so I could have touch screen.

    I'm blown away.
    Hey man what is LinkedIn??? I heard its a businessy thing. Is there an app for it??
    11-26-2013 09:42 PM
  8. Guytronic's Avatar
    Amazing how the L521 at it's level is totally usable for the connected business user.
    I recently read an owner review on Amazon that was complaining about the phones contact feature being clogged with facebook contacts after installing the FB app.
    Of course there are options to disable that if a user wanted this, yet why would you if there were viable business contacts in your friends list.

    May not be a "bells and whistles" device but it's still a powerhouse with office and cloud capabilities.
    Boils down to:
    WP8 has the Hub, email and data thing down.
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    11-26-2013 10:01 PM
  9. metalchick719's Avatar
    After over a month using it, I can't go back to Berry. I Tried, but I can't. It's just to cumbersome now. I no longer pull the back, and swap the SIM into my Berry. The Berry is sitting idle all week. I never thought I'd say that. But there it is.
    This is exactly how I feel since switching to WP8 from my iPhone 4. I loved the iPhone (still use iOS as I have since gotten an iPod touch), but when I got my Lumia 810, that was just IT. Like you, I also tried going back to the iPhone, but after around 5 months of having the 810. I couldn't last more than about 5 minutes. Less than a month after that, I picked myself up a 920 from Negri Electronics. I absolutely love WP8!
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    11-26-2013 10:06 PM
  10. 12Danny123's Avatar
    Good posts. I have to say I agree. First, I can't imagine the 920 would have any worse battery life than the 521, unless you are using the flashlight feature for minutes at a time. Second, I am super impressed with the battery life of my 521.

    Third, I never would have believed this, however, after over a month of using my 521, I am shelving my BlackBerry 9780. On eBay it goes.
    I have been spoiled by the Lumia. Spoiled rotten. And I'm shocked.

    I spent years with BlackBerry. I loved it. I was not a fan of touch screens. I really did not like iOS. I tried a 4s. It was not for me. Android is OK. I could, if I had to, use it. But I preferred BlackBerry. Now? No way. I tried going back to Black last week. It seems outdated, sluggish, and limited. You can do rudimentary things for social media, but nothing like you can on WP8. Without a HUB for contacts/Social/Me, I have to open a few more apps and go between them. You can link Twitter and Facebook, but not Instagram nor LinkedIn (my most important social app). And the tiny screen with trackpad does in no way compare to Windows 8. WP8 glides. It's a superbly unique OS. I'm really hooked.

    Now, if my business consisted ONLY of emails and texts, I'd stay with BlackBerry. Otherwise, I'm now with WP8 full time.
    If I HAD to go back to BlackBerry, I'd at least have to go with a 9900 so I could have touch screen.

    I'm blown away.
    welcome to WP8 FULL Time :-) man
    11-26-2013 10:12 PM
  11. BBerryPowerUser's Avatar
    Thank you. Glad to be here. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Only question now.....how long before I upgrade? ๐Ÿ˜

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 521 using Tapatalk
    11-26-2013 10:45 PM
  12. 12Danny123's Avatar
    get a Nokia Lumia 925 or a 1020, 920 or even a 1520 :-). They're very cheap right now
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    11-26-2013 10:50 PM
  13. BBerryPowerUser's Avatar
    Thanks, Danny.
    Yes, the 925 is in my sights. I've only had the 521 for about 6 weeks, so I will probably not upgrade until Spring, but I will go for the 925. It has everything I want/need/desire/love/etc.
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    11-27-2013 04:46 PM
  14. kevm14's Avatar
    During hard core heavy email splurges, I still prefer my BlackBerry. NOTHING compares to pounding out emails on it and responding quickly to athletes and vendors that email me constantly during race weeks and weekends. With a QWERTY Keyboard and BIS pumping in emails real time, I'm the king when it comes to timely responses as I'm hustling around doing 1,000 other things.
    Mind you, I CAN do emails in bulk on my WindowsPhone, I'm just saying if you are getting 200 emails a day while you are really busy, and EMAILS are the core of what you are using your smartphone for on certain days, in my mind, you cannot beat a QWERTY BlackBerry. My opinion of course, in REAL WORLD USE. Berry has the edge here, but it's not a HUGE edge.
    I have a couple comments. First, I don't know what e-mail service you are using, but I use Hotmail/Outlook/Live and I get push EAS, just like Blackberry.

    I also have a theory on why the QWERTY keyboard phones feel "productive." It's because despite being able to pound out e-mails on touch screens (and WP has a leading touch keyboard), there's something about physical buttons that requires a little less mental concentration. I don't think it's a speed thing. It's that it requires a little more effort to bang out an e-mail on a touch screen because there is no feel for key alignment. Knowing the key won't press until you actually move it against the spring action presents a certain psychological effect that a capacitive keyboard can't. Like if you are walking and typing. Or riding in a car and typing. The hardware keyboard will feel more "solid" but I really don't think it's any faster. I had a slide out landscape keyboard phone for about 3 years before my Titan (and I'm on this forum because I just bought a 521 which I may make a post about). So I've lived with a hardware keyboard (HTC Touch Pro). You always feel more empowered, like you're at a real computer, like "I'm getting stuff done here." But I bet I am faster on my Titan, even without the psychological advantage. In fact, I know I'm faster. The WP keyboard does things no hardware keyboard can, like dynamically size the touch points depending on the next letter it predicts you will type (this is well documented if you want to read up on it). So the best way to use a WP soft keyboard is to just pound away and believe. It's like magic.
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    11-28-2013 07:24 AM
  15. docfreed's Avatar
    Funny, I did just the same thing (though I still have my BBQ10. After years of installing leaks I decided that Win Phone 8 fills most of my needs and I like the simplicity of the interface. I wish that the "live tiles" were more live (i.e., updated more frequently) but outside of thatI think that the system and hardware are more to my liking.

    As my user name suggests, I am quite simply a BlackBerry Power User. I have had one for about 8 years now and love it for "Business". There is not much I do not know about operating one.
    For personal use, it is OK, but would not recommend web surfing or trying to load many apps, since not many are available, especially on legacy Berries.
    I don't think that BlackBerry is going to go totally away anytime soon, but eventually, the legacy Berries with their proprietary network will be gone forever.

    One should note that I also have an Android 2.3 as a backup to my Berry. This I tend to use for personal use. I recently put an app on it that emulates Windows 8. Liked the live tile feel. I'm also a fan of the app "Flipboard", that has a live tile User Interface. This pushed me toward considering a Windows 8 phone.

    Today, after much research, I purchased a Nokia Lumina 521. Steal of a deal on QVC. I'm not really a QVC fan and have never purchased from them before, but I looked around, and for 99 bucks with accessories, you can't beat their price.

    I had a Motorola Q Windows based phone years ago, and this was my 2nd smartphone (Palm was the first). I liked it very much. I am betting I will love the elegant UI of the new Windows phone. I am hoping it will truly replace my BlackBerry as a workhorse communication device. Android could never do this, IMO. BlackBerry is elegant with regard to how it handles email and texts. I'd love just having ONE phone that satisfies all of my needs.
    I'm certain that over time, I'll like the phone very much. Can't wait to try it. It will be here Friday. By Saturday, I'll have it put through the paces.

    Looking forward to it.
    11-30-2013 05:37 AM
  16. worldspy99's Avatar
    Quick update: Two buyers lined up for my unlocked Lumia 521 - I have had it for 4 weeks now. My Lumia 810 should have its USB port issue fixed tomorrow. If it is not resolved, I am going to get a Lumia 822 and start using it as my daily driver. I also got rid of my Nexus 4. I was updating some apps on my wife's Android and boy I had to fidget around to get things sorted out on it. Funny how in 4 weeks I cannot find my way around Android after being a power user for 2 years. I really, really like WP8. I am only about two apps away from my Nokia being at par with my Nexus 4 and yes that includes the wireless charging option:-)
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    12-01-2013 10:30 PM
  17. BBerryPowerUser's Avatar
    Hey man what is LinkedIn??? I heard its a businessy thing. Is there an app for it??
    Danny, LinkedIn is a networking service for Business. It's sort of like Facebook, but obviously much more "professional" on what you post, and what you say. You are basically a business profile on LinkedIn touting your talents and your company, and you connect to other business people and companies and organizations worldwide in your line of business. I use it extensively. And yes, there is an App for it. If you are a business professional looking to network and grow your business, it's a must. I run my own business, so it's an absolute must x 2.
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    12-04-2013 05:39 PM
  18. BBerryPowerUser's Avatar
    Quick update: Two buyers lined up for my unlocked Lumia 521 - I have had it for 4 weeks now. My Lumia 810 should have its USB port issue fixed tomorrow. If it is not resolved, I am going to get a Lumia 822 and start using it as my daily driver. I also got rid of my Nexus 4. I was updating some apps on my wife's Android and boy I had to fidget around to get things sorted out on it. Funny how in 4 weeks I cannot find my way around Android after being a power user for 2 years. I really, really like WP8. I am only about two apps away from my Nokia being at par with my Nexus 4 and yes that includes the wireless charging option:-)
    Yes indeed. I have a Droid on Virgin Mobile that is grandfathered in to the $25 unlimited data plan. I can't say goodbye yet, because it's such a good deal, and, since my 521 is on the T-Mobile Network, Virgin is a good alternate since it runs on Sprint. It's a great spare phone. I used to LOVE it compared to my BlackBerry because it was a Droid. I thought I could use it as my primary phone..... UNTIL I GOT THE 521 WP8. Now, the only thing I do with it is check my ATT Voicemail (No app yet on WP8), and make phone calls on Wifi via Google Voice. I don't like the Apps on WP8 for Google Voice. Many don't work well. Droid and iOS have a good edge here, but I'm sure it will improve soon.

    WP8 has me spoiled. I really do not like using my Droid, and the ONLY reason I use the Berry, as I posted earlier, is if I'm in the field in a dirty environment and only using it for rapid email exchange. Otherwise, It's full time WP8. I absolutely LOVE it. I'd not go back to Droid or Berry. I can only imagine how much I'm going to like the 920, which I will upgrade to sometime next year. I'm happy enough with the 521 to use it as my primary business phone, and it's a great personal phone too. Love it!
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    12-04-2013 05:45 PM
  19. BBerryPowerUser's Avatar
    Your points below Kevm, are well taken. Interesting as well. Thank you.

    For me, it's not just that, it's also the way BlackBerry presents the emails, and the simplistic way it threads, with check marks for sent, and x for failed send, and how it stack each email on top of each regardless of threading hierarchy. When I am ULTRA busy at venues, and I've got 200 emails coming in, I still prefer LEGACY BLACKBERRY. But not by much. If I had to, I could hop on my WP8 and get the job done. But when I'm in the field, I really don't want a touch screen. It's not feasible in many situations for me. But for me, that's only 10 to 20 days out of the year.

    The elegance of WP8 is amazing. The OS glides, and does exactly what I want so intuitively. I'm truly sold. I would not buy any other OS.

    I have a couple comments. First, I don't know what e-mail service you are using, but I use Hotmail/Outlook/Live and I get push EAS, just like Blackberry.

    I also have a theory on why the QWERTY keyboard phones feel "productive." It's because despite being able to pound out e-mails on touch screens (and WP has a leading touch keyboard), there's something about physical buttons that requires a little less mental concentration. I don't think it's a speed thing. It's that it requires a little more effort to bang out an e-mail on a touch screen because there is no feel for key alignment. Knowing the key won't press until you actually move it against the spring action presents a certain psychological effect that a capacitive keyboard can't. Like if you are walking and typing. Or riding in a car and typing. The hardware keyboard will feel more "solid" but I really don't think it's any faster. I had a slide out landscape keyboard phone for about 3 years before my Titan (and I'm on this forum because I just bought a 521 which I may make a post about). So I've lived with a hardware keyboard (HTC Touch Pro). You always feel more empowered, like you're at a real computer, like "I'm getting stuff done here." But I bet I am faster on my Titan, even without the psychological advantage. In fact, I know I'm faster. The WP keyboard does things no hardware keyboard can, like dynamically size the touch points depending on the next letter it predicts you will type (this is well documented if you want to read up on it). So the best way to use a WP soft keyboard is to just pound away and believe. It's like magic.
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    12-04-2013 06:02 PM
  20. kevm14's Avatar
    I'll tell you what, I'm loving my 521 and T-Mobile experiment. I get better signal than AT&T in most places I go (my house, work, my in-laws, and many other places, shockingly). The performance of the network is also impressive to me. I'm just using a prepaid sim (and by the way, prepaid won't get roaming privileges so I may happily find that previous dead spots are now roaming spots). But for the money I will save if I switch my 2 lines over, I can put up with 2G in rural areas. I'd rather have the faster speeds in the places I go than pay for building out broadband speeds in the woods. T-Mobile is going to save us $50+ per month with more data. It would have been more like $35/mo savings but since T-Mobile applies the 15% employer discount to the WHOLE BILL (unlike AT&T who picks and chooses what 15% applies to), it ends up over $50. But I digress...

    I did a speedtest in a restaurant near work yesterday and compared to a co-worker's 920 running AT&T LTE. He got 9.xx Mbps on LTE. I got 10 Mbps on T-Mobile HSPA. Bam.

    This phone will go to my wife if we switch. She's coming from a feature phone so she should be more than satisfied. We got my mother-in-law a 520 and she likes it. They are subtly different by the way. The 521 is a bit taller (more bezel under the capacitive buttons). And there are a few small settings variations.

    For me the 4" screen will never fly as my main phone. My 2 year old Titan also has a better quality screen. But from a relative perspective, the capability of this phone for $100 is just mind blowing. I don't understand why anyone would buy any other prepaid type smartphone in this price range. I think it blows them all away.

    I've also found the call quality very good (both Tx and Rx). But my Titan was known to be lousy. I like the Wifi calling thing.

    It's not 521 related (I guess most of this post wasn't) but the $30 plan that gets 100 mins, unlimited text and 5GB data is just incredible, when you factor in the network characteristics I outlined above. But it's fair to say that the competance of the 521 adds to my satisfaction of this experiment.
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    12-05-2013 05:58 AM
  21. BBerryPowerUser's Avatar
    Funny, I did just the same thing (though I still have my BBQ10. After years of installing leaks I decided that Win Phone 8 fills most of my needs and I like the simplicity of the interface. I wish that the "live tiles" were more live (i.e., updated more frequently) but outside of thatI think that the system and hardware are more to my liking.
    Doc,
    Agreed.
    My first impression was "Wow. Awesome interface."
    Second was, "I wish the Live Tiles were more.. LIVE..."
    But that's OK. They are what they are. I'm sure the OS will continue to improve. And I wouldn't want it so live that the tiles were flipping like jumping beans where you were actually distracted by them, rather than informed by them.
    12-14-2013 10:23 AM
  22. Guytronic's Avatar
    Me likes to keep track of all the user reviews in various places for the low end Lumia devices.
    Admitting that a number of positive reviewers are slanted I do get a jolt out of the folks working so very hard to find negatives.

    These "speed bump" reviews try and try to encourage frustration by pointing out flaws that many, who have jumped aboard without selling their first born will never see or perhaps even care about.
    This user is still finding WP shortcuts and features that other mobile OS platforms use to make life easier.
    I will call this my small techoventure if you will.

    There's just one small note concerning our 520\521's that few deny as a major plus:
    Low price!

    That's the reason I'm here.
    Everything else was merely a very pleasant surprise.
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    12-14-2013 06:55 PM
  23. BBerryPowerUser's Avatar
    It's been a while for me now with the 521 and I can report that I'm loving it still.

    I tried going back to my BlackBerry last month and only made it a day. The keyboard was too small, the screen too small, and I hated not having touch screen control. I used to love the BBerry trackpad, now I do not like it. Also, trying to CALL on the tiny Berry buttons is hard for me now. I missed the big screen as I use Linedin and Twitter a lot in my business. It's so nice to be able to see four or five Twitter posts at once VS only ONE on a legacy Berry.

    I also like the voice command option on Windows, and can't wait for full Cortana to be here. I also understand there will finally be a notification HUB and it's rumored to be to the left of the home screen. IF they do that, the phone will be HARD to BEAT by any manufacturer IMHO.

    So I'm truly hooked now. All things change. But if you would have told me a year ago that I'd come off my beloved Legacy BIS BlackBerry, I'd have laughed at you. I'm not laughing any more.
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    07-01-2014 09:11 PM
  24. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    It's been a while for me now with the 521 and I can report that I'm loving it still.

    I tried going back to my BlackBerry last month and only made it a day. The keyboard was too small, the screen too small, and I hated not having touch screen control. I used to love the BBerry trackpad, now I do not like it. Also, trying to CALL on the tiny Berry buttons is hard for me now. I missed the big screen as I use Linedin and Twitter a lot in my business. It's so nice to be able to see four or five Twitter posts at once VS only ONE on a legacy Berry.

    I also like the voice command option on Windows, and can't wait for full Cortana to be here. I also understand there will finally be a notification HUB and it's rumored to be to the left of the home screen. IF they do that, the phone will be HARD to BEAT by any manufacturer IMHO.

    So I'm truly hooked now. All things change. But if you would have told me a year ago that I'd come off my beloved Legacy BIS BlackBerry, I'd have laughed at you. I'm not laughing any more.
    Thanks for the update! I'm glad you still are happy with your 521.
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    07-01-2014 09:13 PM
  25. pgg101's Avatar

    As I said earlier, I'm a big fan of the app Flipboard. You can't get it on BlackBerry, only Android, iPhone and next month.... YES.... ON WP8! I was so happy when I saw this.
    Flipboard has been in BlackBerry World since the summer of 2013...albeit Android, not native

    Posted via the WPC App for Android on BlackBerry Z30
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    07-01-2014 11:29 PM
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