- 02-01-13, 11:07 AM #101
EDIT - I've since had a chance to test and at this point it doesn't look like a contact's notification settings over-ride the overall phone notification mode (silent, etc) . I'll post more info if I find anything else out. Sorry for any confusion.
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- 02-01-13, 04:12 PM #103
Hang on, let me make sure I understand.
With the 'new' profiles are you, You and YOU saying I can't set a particular ringtone for when my wife calls or text me? (I've not re-read the entire thread).
If yes, then yes, I'd be disappointed, too.
- 02-01-13, 04:18 PM #104
I was just poking around the BlackBerry website regardingthe Z10 and i found this bit about notifactions.
Change your ring tone, sounds, or alerts - How To - BlackBerry Z10 Smartphone - 10.0.0
could someone try this out so i know exactually what this means? mainly the 2nd part where it says to change the notifaction on a perticular app.
and yes you can still give people their own ring tones:
Set a custom ring tone for a contact - How To - BlackBerry Z10 Smartphone - 10.0.0
- 02-01-13, 06:45 PM #105
The issue regarding not being able to set volume levels for each individual notification is a feature that will be missed, but not HUGELY devastating to me... One should be able to set the volume of the sound files in processing, save them to mp3 and then upload them to the phone.. so while cumbersome, it's something that need only be done once for most of us, and will do the job.
However... the issue of not being able to switch to "phone calls only" while in bedside mode is HUGE for me.. For years now I've sat my BB next to my bed in it's charging cradle and used it as my alarm. I certainly do not want to be woken up by spam emails at 12:01am but I do need the phone to ring if someone turns up in the hospital..
Hopefully this is fixed in days.. not weeks and certainly not months. Can anyone confirm Blackberry has been directly informed of the oversight and quote a response? Love them as I do, one complaint is the lack direct communication with he company.. Ie, end users can't email them, can't call them etc.
- 02-02-13, 05:28 AM #106
The lights and the profiles was what kept me coming back to BB. This and the hopelessly complicated message navigation reported by Kevin's review means that I'm staying away.
My S3 can do all of this now. There are predictions in the tech world that BlackBerry is finished. I have to say I agree. I fear in 18 months they'll be gone - bought by someone who'll continue to develop the software platform for enterprise use with iOS and Android and perhaps Windows Phone.
- 02-02-13, 07:17 AM #107
Yes CBK does say in his Z10 review that they have talked to BBRY about the bedside mode issue andthey will be adding more settings in future maintenance updates
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- 02-02-13, 07:18 AM #108
People just want something to complain about. This phone does everything the iphone does and more while still retaining all the still that makes one like a blackberry over an iphone. It's the total package as it seems. This is the first model, first time with OS and first software release. The iphone couldn't even send picture messages, had no apps and couldn't copy and paste when it first came out. Jesus. The phone looks amazing and i'm excited to give it a try. I'm sure there is lots of things to tweak and improve in coming updates and I think I'll be happy as *I* don't except it to cure cancer.
- 02-02-13, 07:34 AM #109
- 02-02-13, 07:37 AM #110
- 02-02-13, 10:40 AM #111
I am a blackberry fan. I really have stayed due to the notifications and Bebuzz. I am sure there are more of us out there. I hope Blackberry does address this and soon. I am very busy person I have to be able to customize my notifications to the appropriate setting which includes unique settings for the type of notification. THIS IS A Gotta Have! Please Blackberry put this in. It is for the serious communicatiors. This is what you are marking to, your niche!!!
- 02-02-13, 11:03 AM #112
- 02-02-13, 11:20 AM #113
Apparently, BeBuzz is coming soon to BB10 so we can change LED colors and whatever else the app can do. All I want to know is if I can download new text/ring/e-mail tones. I just downloaded OS5 sounds from BlackBerry World on my 9900 because I was sick of some of the lame-ish OS7 sounds. I really hope it isn't like the first few generations of iPhones with ring tones!
- 02-03-13, 02:09 AM #120
- Dragon Slayer
02-03-13, 02:29 AM #121
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- Simplicity - figured the complex settings would intimidate new BB users.
- Time - needed to finalize the BB10 API so app developers could start releasing apps.
- Time - just needed to ship it and move on to other critical components.
Notifications are really a key differentiator for Blackberry though - one of the most unique and valuable features that goes right to the heart of "Keep Moving", and "people who get things done".
The only thing that worries me about updating that down the road is that it would seem to require a change in the app API, because those functions need to be accessible to any app that uses notifications. That might complicate making any changes right away.
FWIW: I really really need custom profiles. I need to be able to switch a group of settings together. IE when I'm in bedside mode, I need to mute things like email and IM alerts, but keep phone ringers and SMS alerts either at the same level or louder than during the day because I support I.T. operations that run 24/7. I often can't use "all or nothing" profiles like "all notifications off" or "vibrate only" because those are often too simplistic for what I need to accomplish.
- CrackBerry Newbie
02-12-13, 09:44 AM #123
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this to me is just totally unacceptable . I just cant believe they seemed to miss the basic things that we love about BB and keeping it simple. I think this Z10 is to complicated even after almost a week I still want to put my sim card back into my bold and am tired of fighting the disappointed feeling I have with this new phone.. I did something I thought I would never do last night I stuck my sim into a iphone 4 I grabbed from work to try and was totally amazed how simple and quick set up was... In contrast my supposed simple transfer from Bold to Z10 took hours to do as I had to do transfer on desktop twice and am still missing stuff(contacts) how is that possible. I am beyond frustrated and if it wasn't for the fact that iphone doesn't have the hdmi hookup I want for at the lake where I will use the BB to watch tv on, I think I would jump to iphone 5 TODAY also ring tones and alerts on iphone are much more customizable than the Z10. IT IS NUTS how bad the new z10 ring tones and alerts are. PLEASE help I am so close to going apple it makes me nervous
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