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Review: BlackBerry 10

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hoping..

dadayk12

Feb 5, 2013, 9:21 PM
im hoping that this will succeed.. Twisted Evil
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T Bone

Feb 5, 2013, 10:25 PM
It will have a strong debut I suspect because of all the Blackberry users who have been sitting on upgrades waiting for Blackberry 10....the question is whether the sales will continue after the first month...if the initial feedback is good I expect to see significant growth in 2013....
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HawkeyeOC

Feb 5, 2013, 11:29 PM
Its already looking good where its on sale in other countries. Hope that momentum can continue.
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T Bone

Feb 5, 2013, 11:32 PM
Oh? Do you have sales figures?
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HawkeyeOC

Feb 6, 2013, 12:04 AM
No sales figures, Just read about low channel inventories and initial feedback in these articles:

http://wallstcheatsheet.com/stocks/4-tech-stock-stor ... »

http://allthingsd.com/20130205/blackberry-z10-off-to ... »

Its encouraging, but its also the UK where it might be expected
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T Bone

Feb 6, 2013, 1:39 AM
Very encouraging results so far.....as I understand it, the Lumia 920 has been fairly successful, the first BIG Nokia phone release since the switch to Windows Phone in 2010....so if it is indeed outselling the Lumia 920 that is very encouraging...and the positive outlook on the stock price is good news too....maybe I'll buy some Blackberry stock before the US release....
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psycros

Feb 6, 2013, 7:33 PM
Still doesn't want to sync with Google Calendar. An even less customizable homescreen. Oversensitive and twitchy touch interface. They've learned nothing. Absolutely nothing. Blackberry is as dead as Julius Caesar. Thank you for this honest review. I'll be ordering a Samsung to replace my worthless Bold 9000 immediately.
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T Bone

Feb 6, 2013, 7:54 PM
I don't use Google calendar because Google Calendar creates duplicate entries so I honestly don't really care whether it works with Google Calendar or not....
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arox413

Feb 7, 2013, 1:56 PM
I'm much less concerned with being able to sync to google than the general use of the phone. If being able to sync your calendar is the only reason you won't buy a phone then maybe you need a seperate device to do so. Yes I know they are supposed to do it all
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arox413

Feb 7, 2013, 1:28 PM
Extememly disappointed in the reliablity of the 920. Seems to have way too many battery and power issues for my taste.
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Haggard

Feb 6, 2013, 9:34 AM
Lets hope the hardware plays nice with the OS. Don't want another WebOS fiasco where the software was damn good idea, but the hardware was god awful.
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T Bone

Feb 6, 2013, 11:14 AM
The main problem with the Pre hardware was the same as with most flip phones: the hinge broke....the hardware was advanced it was just really, really flimsy construction
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Haggard

Feb 6, 2013, 11:25 AM
Yeah pretty much. Patiently waiting to see if Sprint sends us some to check out before they release, but it might be a while since Sprint is being idiotic and being last in getting them even though they used to be a pretty much Blackberry exclusive carrier.
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HawkeyeOC

Feb 6, 2013, 11:23 AM
Hardware construction on Blackberries is normally pretty decent. I doubt it will be iPhone quality though.
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Haggard

Feb 6, 2013, 11:37 AM
Hopefully so. They are normally built like tanks and can take a beating. Hopefully that didn't change.
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arox413

Feb 6, 2013, 4:19 PM
So far just reading the review, I have to say I'm EXTREMELY disappointed in the offering of BB 10 so far. The issue of not having some "required" apps isn't a big thing for me right off the bat but the contact issue and not having a normal homescreen are basically inexcusable. I know they want to be different but this is a step too far in many ways.
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HawkeyeOC

Feb 7, 2013, 11:23 AM
The reasoning Blackberry has behind the lack of a traditional home screen sounds great. A lot of people go from one app to another so why close out, take extra steps and go back to a home screen and take extra steps to find another?

In practice, Eric didn't like it. I can see where it will probably cause frustration. May be good for IOS users that cant stand looking through multiple home pages to find an app. IOS is so simple that it can bog you down in extra steps to do things sometimes. Not so great for an an Android user that has a home page configured.

BB10 appears to be designed to get messages to you quickly from whatever source which is what its users expect, but like Windows, its a rethink.

Hope I am not frustrated either, ...
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arox413

Feb 7, 2013, 11:49 AM
I can see the point to an extent. I would like to atleast be able to change the background wasn't clear if that was an option. Now I'm not saying I will have this issue but i'm sure a great many smartphone users don't want anyone else to see what they've had open recently if you catch my drift. Shocked

My other major concern is that contact issue he reported. I don't really use twitter but if it adds them in like that I can't see how thats a good thing. I can hear the calls now I can't save all my contacts the file is too big.
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T Bone

Feb 7, 2013, 12:07 PM
"The reasoning Blackberry has behind the lack of a traditional home screen sounds great. A lot of people go from one app to another so why close out, take extra steps and go back to a home screen and take extra steps to find another?"

Indeed, the fact that the Blackberry OS up to Blackberry 7 requires that be done to switch between apps is the #1 most irritating thing about the OS and the #1 most common complaint people have about the OS....

Here's a scenario I see myself facing all the time:

I'm listening to Pandora or Slacker, I hear the 'beep' of an email coming in, to check the email I have to exit Pandora, go back to the home screen, enter ''messages', read email, type response if necessary, exit messages, go back to home scre...
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srich27

Feb 11, 2013, 9:28 AM
Out of curiosity, what OS are you talking about that takes all those steps?

Both with Android and WP(7.5 for me) if I'm in Pandora and get an email or message, I tap the notification and go directly to the message, then hold home/back to go to recent apps and click back over to Pandora.
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T Bone

Feb 11, 2013, 10:21 AM
I'm using Blackberry 7, which works a little better than Blackberry 5, but still doesn't allow you to hit the notification and go directly to the email
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