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Review: BlackBerry Z10 for Verizon Wireless

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Feb 11, 2013, 1:33 PM


Do you guys "break in" your batteries before review?

Batteries always seem to increase in performance after a few cylces, which seems to be the case in one of the threads here below... also my GS1, Inspire, and GS2 did this, but my GS3 didn't seem to...

...or is it just that newer batteries do not require this anymore?? (I don't think battery tech has changed recently)
Modern Li-Ion batteries are not supposed to require that. If that effect exists, it is very small.

Regardless, what we experienced in this case was very inconsistent battery life. It didn't slowly get better or worse; it was all over the pla...

Feb 10, 2013, 1:45 PM

Buddy just got one

Just went over to speak to my buddy about this after reading the review on this site.

He said he was having similar battery problems, however, he stated that the battery life has been increasing substantially every day. First day he got 6 horus out of it, second it lasted for 10, and he said that the last few days, it has gotten him all the way through the day.

Device also looks and feels great. The top and bottom edges are slightly tapered so it slides into your pocket. The otterbox design is horrible - it leaves bezzle (sp?) exposed at the bottom of the screen.

The hub is great, however, and the way the device multi-tasks is excellent. When you are typing a message, the "predicted words" appear very small hovering above certain ...
Six hours of battery life?

There's got to be a problem with the default settings there....something is turned on by default that shouldn't be....WiFi, Bluetooth, something.....

Feb 11, 2013, 9:19 AM

I Just Can't Get Excited About This One.

The US smartphone market is vicious and as much as we whine and cry for an alternative to the two major OS' s currently leading the market they are leading the market because that's what people are buying and that is what app developers are writing for so they will get paid.

Android is highly versatile and there is enough variety in hardware and manufactures that a buyer doesn't feel pigron holed. If you do choose to go this way your variety of hardware is reduced to 2 choices. Yes, I am aware that Apple only has one choice other than color, memory and generation but to be fair, Apple is different, PLUS they offer an entire eco system that the iSheep cuddle up with at night like a child's security blanket that BB doesnt offer.

I wis...
Blackberry is testing the waters first to see if they can win back US market share. I dont think they can survive with WP or Nokia type market share so then they will look at other options. Selling the hardware division would be first.
is why people who don't use the glitchy parts of an OS should care.

Feb 10, 2013, 11:47 AM

So its a 3G phone? Not LTE?

from the article....

"The Z10 unit we have on hand is not optimized for use on any of the U.S. networks, but it is compatible with AT&T's 3G network and T-Mobile's 2G network. "
Both the Z10 and Q10 have LTE, what he's saying is that since he doesn't have the at&t or T-Mobile version the phone is not compatible with their LTE frequencies.....the actual at&t version will obviously be compatible with at&t's network....
We did not review a version with LTE for the U.S.

But versions specifically for U.S. carriers will have LTE. You can see the full specs on our spec pages, linked at the bottom of each page of the article.

Feb 9, 2013, 7:12 PM

I always wanted a good reason to go to Blackberry.

And I am still wanting that.
Just dont expect the phone to be a gaming powerhouse or media machine. Other than that you are good to go.

Feb 9, 2013, 9:28 AM


After reading this review this phone is average at best and battery life is unacceptable.
marufio said:
After reading this review this phone is average at best and battery life is unacceptable.

It is concerning. Eric points out that it hasn't been optimized for any US carriers yet, and that is valid. T...

Feb 8, 2013, 8:16 PM

Z10 and Mac

Question for Eric/Rich. Have you tried syncing the phone to a Mac computer? Any difference with the BlackBerry Desktop Manager between a PC and Mac? I'm curious to know since traditionally BB and Mac have not worked so well.
For years Blackberry and Mac didn't work together all that well but I have Blackberry Desktop Manager on my Macbook right now and it seems to work fine...I have no problems with it....
The new BlackBerry Link app is a piece of garbage. I tried to sync music/photos and never succeeded.

I used the BBL software to select about 100 songs (500MB) to sync to the Z10. Only 64 of them transferred, and the process took probably 30 minute...
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