Welcome to the CrackBerry Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 56
Like Tree26Likes
  1. svjones's Avatar
    CrackBerry User

    Posts
    70 Posts
    Global Posts
    85 Global Posts
    Thread AuthorThread Author   #1  

    Default What BB features would you like to see return to BB10

    Now that we've had a chance to really get a hands-on with the new BlackBerry 10 OS, I want to hear what sort of features you want to see come back from the old BlackBerry OS to the new BB10. Features you just CANNOT live without and wished you could have them on your BB10 device out of box.

    My list (in no particular order):

    1. Calendar Alarms - I use my Calendar for EVERYTHING so this is key for me. Setting up appointments is one thing and having a reminder on it is another, but a separate alarm is what I relay on daily. I have probably 3-4 separate alarms on a daily basis: wake up, leave for work, go to the gym, take medication, etc. So this is probably my #1 thing I want to see come back.

    2. "Files" Management - In the old BB OS I was able to edit a file more so than you can with BB10. I liked being able to hide files, hide folders and hide apps, for instance. Hiding apps I don't use very often but I may want to use one day, for instance Smart Tags or Print ToGo, helped me keep the clutter out of my phone. I use to make folders for apps that I never used like my e-mail accounts, text messages app or apps I wont use. Hiding files I don't want people to start sifting through important work documents but are still important for me to access on the go was important to me and once I got home, I could transfer it safely to my computer and unhide the file(s).

    3. Hidden Files - Kind of hand & hand with the top comment. I tested out if I can hide a document on my Micro SD Card and unfortunately the phone locates it as if it were visible. For security reasons, I want to be able to hide and unhide files at my will or else I'll have to start finding a way to transport my files elsewhere. But being able to compose, download and store these sensitive files on my phone really was convenient

    4. More Settings - Being able to view Device Settings and Advanced System Settings in particular. I understand some of the settings from Device is now separated elsewhere but some of the settings I just can't find. Also, Advanced System Settings - Being able to go into View/ Delete Service Book's, Browser Push settings, Default Services and the like. I want to be able to feel like I can have some advanced settings as a whole oppose to being locked out and using the basic settings like other phones. I may not be an expert at these things but I still tweeked it to how I use my phone.


    I just got the phone so I haven't explored everything just yet. I might even find that what I have added is actually on the phone, I just haven't located it yet. I'll add more as I find it and delete some if they get found.


    **Edtied Feb 14th 2013**

    5. Instant E-mails - A few people have pointed this out and I don't understand HOW it works so don't bother explaining it, I just want it to work. E-mails come in slower because they aren't going through the same. What I LOVED about my BB was that I got everything instantly (hotmail, gmail, private email, etc) and I have a good 5 e-mail accounts linked to my Blackberry. Would be nice to have this function back ASAP because I don't like waiting 15 minutes for an important e-mail.

    6. Customizable Notifications - Being able to designate what ring tone goes to what account, being able to adjust vibration settings, LED light colours, and the likes was very handy. If an e-mail came in, light was green and gave me a different notification for each. SMS was red, BBM was blue, and I can go on. I know it's been said so I'll leave it with I'd like to be able to customize my settings further like in the old OS.

    7. Delete Options - I would like to be able to Delete Messages (e-mail, Facebook messages, etc) like how I was before: On Mailbox & Handheld or On Handheld. I loved being able to read my e-mails and decide to reply later from my PC where I could type a long message via a full sized keyboard. Not that I couldn't do it with the Blackberry qwerty keyboard, because we all know how amazing it is, but I just liked having the option. Also, I don't clutter my device up with old e-mails, tweets, FB messages so I delete them but I don't necessarily want to delete them permanently or not.

    I'll continue to think of more as I go on but again, loving my BB Z10 device but would be in lesbians (Scott Pilgram reference) with it if I had some or all of these things back



    Disclaimer: Please don't take this as me bashing Blackberry 10 OS or Blackberry at all. I understand it's a new OS and things were either neglected because they weren't as important as major features or just left on the cutting room floor to make room for new things. These are just things I would really like to see come back because I used them on a regular basis, and I would like for you all to share your same thoughts on the matter.
    Last edited by svjones; 02-14-2013 at 12:36 PM.
    Do unto others as you would have others do unto you
    Thanked by:
    MaxR_A (02-13-2013) 
  2. chrysaurora's Avatar
    CrackBerry Master

    Posts
    1,157 Posts
    #2  

    Default

    1. I want "HUB" to be fixed (I agree with most constructive criticsm noted in CrackBerry's review of Z10).

    2. I want an email icon (I am always going to use gestures to get to the hub but if I have to hand my phone to somebody who is not familiar with BB 10, I want that person to be able to click on email icon to get to hub->emails)

    3. I want trackpad for better/faster precision and faster copy/paste of text. Trackpad makes text-manipulation/text-editing much faster.

    4. I want status bar to show # of notifications and kinds of notifications. BB 7 will show you # emails, #text message icon, #whatsapp messages, battery life, signal strength. I want that stuff visible in-app as well.

    5. Fine grained sound profiles
    Dear BlackBerry,
    1. Fix Contacts App (at the bare minimum: create 2 options - clear all links and disable auto-linking of contacts)
    2. In your advertisement/commercials, please advertise "Android Player" as one of the features (you could show/print Android logo and advertise limited compatibility)
    3. Support Google Play / Google APIs in Android Player so Google Now, Maps, Hangouts/Voice work flawlessly or convince Google to develop NATIVE apps for BB10.
    Thanked by:
    MaxR_A (02-13-2013) 
  3. BriniaSona's Avatar
    CrackBerry Master

    Posts
    1,497 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,545 Global Posts
    #3  

    Default

    1. I want my lists back for pictures and songs. I hate these fancy graphical ones. I have dirty pics I don't need the world seeing.

    2. Calendar alarms

    3.the ability to list songs by well song titles.

    3.to be able to open the browser straight to my bookmarks page.

    5.os7 style sound profiles
    BriniaSona
    Graphic Artist of Sanctity Design
    Founder and Administrator of Kwandrivia: Action Roleplay Forum
    and CrackBerry's Biggest Anime Fan
    Thanked by:
    MaxR_A (02-13-2013) 
  4. hitnar's Avatar
    CrackBerry Abuser

    Posts
    282 Posts
    Global Posts
    283 Global Posts
    PIN
    Ask!!!!
    #4  

    Default

    Hide Apps from the home screen
    Blackberry Link syncing with Outlook
    Able to uninstall pre-installed apps using Blackberry Link
    Able to delete emails from the device only
    The ability to use the mute key to launch your favorite app
    Thanked by:
    MaxR_A (02-13-2013) 
  5. FranzJoseph's Avatar
    CrackBerry Abuser

    Posts
    343 Posts
    #5  

    Default

    I just want ot be able to set up my g-mail and university e-mail. It won't let me set up any of them
  6. GTiLeo's Avatar
    CrackBerry Genius

    Posts
    2,282 Posts
    Global Posts
    2,283 Global Posts
    #6  

    Default

    kevin will love me for this but bedside mode lol :P
    Thanked by 2:
    MaxR_A (02-13-2013),  npisano (02-05-2013) 
    oddboy and npisano like this.
  7. GTiLeo's Avatar
    CrackBerry Genius

    Posts
    2,282 Posts
    Global Posts
    2,283 Global Posts
    #7  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by hitnar View Post
    Hide Apps from the home screen
    Blackberry Link syncing with Outlook
    Able to uninstall pre-installed apps using Blackberry Link
    Able to delete emails from the device only
    The ability to use the mute key to launch your favorite app

    with the e mails from the device only i've had a different experiense, i am tryign to find out how to delete the e mail all together off the server, the one i tried to delete just left the device and 5 minutes later came to my playbook
  8. just_luc's Avatar

    Posts
    3,434 Posts
    Global Posts
    3,497 Global Posts
    PIN
    24BF22A0
    #8  

    Default

    Need to see the ability to customize bedside mode return.. including being able to set it to automatically switch the sound profile to 'phone calls only' like we used to.

    Would also like to see the social feeds app back

    And would like to be able to set individual volumes per notification, and different sounds per email account.

    Other then that i'm loving my z10!


    RIM 950 .... Blackberry Z10 (STL100-3 on hybrid OS 10.3.0.1418/misc) and everything in between + Playbook 32GB Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition
    Thanked by 2:
    MaxR_A (02-13-2013),  npisano (02-05-2013) 
    oddboy, npisano and mzceetee like this.
  9. GTiLeo's Avatar
    CrackBerry Genius

    Posts
    2,282 Posts
    Global Posts
    2,283 Global Posts
    #9  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by just_luc View Post
    Need to see the ability to customize bedside mode return.. including being able to set it to automatically switch the sound profile to 'phone calls only' like we used to.

    Would also like to see the social feeds app back

    And would like to be able to set individual volumes per notification, and different sounds per email account.

    Other then that i'm loving my z10!
    agreed individule sounds for each account

    i woudl also like to get more sounds, i like the legacy notifications and i'm to lazy to reformat and transfer the ones from my 9900

    with regards to the social feeds, is it really required though now that we have the hub and you can just set up the hub to not show texts or e mails and just use the actual text message icon to move to the textmessage tab on the hub manager
  10. just_luc's Avatar

    Posts
    3,434 Posts
    Global Posts
    3,497 Global Posts
    PIN
    24BF22A0
    #10  

    Default Re: What BB features would you like to see return to BB10

    The hub will show you direct messages from Facebook twitter etc.. social feeds showed you the news feed from facebook/twitter etc.. two very different things.. If u post a status or a picture for example.. that does not show up in my hub.. but it would have shown up in social feeds


    Sent from my BlackBerry Z10 using Tapatalk 2


    RIM 950 .... Blackberry Z10 (STL100-3 on hybrid OS 10.3.0.1418/misc) and everything in between + Playbook 32GB Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition
    Thanked by:
    MaxR_A (02-13-2013) 
  11. ealvnv's Avatar
    CrackBerry Genius

    Posts
    1,532 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,538 Global Posts
    #11  

    Default

    For calendar alarms, just set a new appointment with the time you want it to fire up and set the reminder to AT START, repeat as you wish and you're good to go.

    You are not using many service books since you're not using BIS anymore, the default services for calendar and email you set it the accounts part, for address book do it in the contacts app itself.

    Some of the pre installed apps you can delete.

    To delete email from the server when you delete from device, you need to set it up in the server first in Gmail this is found under imap settings

    Posted using CrackBerry App on BB10
    "If you can't find anything wrong with your OS of choice, you might be a fanboy, if you can't find anything RIGHT with the smartphone OSes you DON'T use, you're definitely a fanboy." - Ashley Esqueda

    Trough the Phone Lens C0019FC6B
    Thanked by:
    mzceetee likes this.
  12. Tom689's Avatar
    CrackBerry Abuser

    Posts
    298 Posts
    #12  

    Default

    Trackpad & physical buttons, pretty much bb10 on a torch
    Pandora
    Google maps
    2 days+ battery life
  13. thorstenpleasefixit's Avatar
    CrackBerry Abuser

    Posts
    127 Posts
    #13  

    Default

    Google Maps works (edit: was working) really well in the browser.

    My biggest request is bring back personalisable notifications & alerts!!!
    ==========================================
    - Avid fan of BB 9700 and 9850 - the 5mp camera addition made life so much easier (even though it was fairly crap!). Waited a long time for a Q10, including being 5 months past my 'upgrade' date from the carrier - lost my nerve and got the Z10 1st Feb 2013. Probably switching back to a 9900 while I wait for OS fixes/upgrades. Proud Londoner (that's in the UK, guys!)
    http://www.thorstenfixplease.co.uk/
    ==========================================
  14. bert106's Avatar
    CrackBerry Abuser

    Posts
    374 Posts
    #14  

    Default

    Profiles, Social Feed, and Podcasts.

    Social feed covered news, twitter, fb, and bbm status', would be messy if it was integrated in the Hub though.
    and the native podcast app on my 9800 works much better, saving your place etc, then others I have used on BB10
    BlackBerry since 2008
    http://www.tumblr.com/blog/matthewcsutton
    Bold 9000 -> (phone so bad I can't remember it...) -> Torch 9800 -> Z10.
    PlayBook 16gb wifi
  15. njblackberry's Avatar
    Banned

    Posts
    2,947 Posts
    Global Posts
    3,071 Global Posts
    #15  

    Default

    Ability to change font size within an e-mail (not just the menus/headers)
    Ability to control what is on the lock screen (and control the font)
    Ability to move to next or prior message within a message list/hub
    An icon on the home screen to say "look in hub for messages" - we have that for texts and BBMs

    In holster/out of holster profiles.
  16. unbreakablej's Avatar
    CrackBerry Master

    Posts
    1,017 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,019 Global Posts
    #16  

    Default

    Customisable themes will so set it apart from the other smartphones
  17. RECOOL's Avatar
    CrackBerry Genius

    Posts
    1,535 Posts
    #17  

    Default

    All the BB power user options of old cause right now its diet BB settings.
  18. QuIcKsIlV3r's Avatar
    CrackBerry Genius

    Posts
    2,940 Posts
    #18  

    Default

    Push email!! I sent a test email to myself this morning, and it took almost 15 minutes to arrive on my phone!! I'm very used to having my emails instantly!!
    Living the world of Blackberry and a fan of the comeback!
    Tom689 likes this.
  19. ralfyguy's Avatar
    CrackBerry Genius

    Posts
    3,018 Posts
    Global Posts
    3,019 Global Posts
    #19  

    Default Re: What BB features would you like to see return to BB10

    So there is nothing "push" anymore?
  20. BriniaSona's Avatar
    CrackBerry Master

    Posts
    1,497 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,545 Global Posts
    #20  

    Default

    Your telling me all my email don't emails push though right away anymore?
    BriniaSona
    Graphic Artist of Sanctity Design
    Founder and Administrator of Kwandrivia: Action Roleplay Forum
    and CrackBerry's Biggest Anime Fan
  21. njblackberry's Avatar
    Banned

    Posts
    2,947 Posts
    Global Posts
    3,071 Global Posts
    #21  

    Default

    A bunch of threads on this but without BIS, any e-mail that isn't set up via ActiveSync are no longer push.
    For example on my GMail account, the "sync" option is 15 minutes or longer (30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, ...) or MANUAL.
  22. nikgilbe's Avatar
    CrackBerry Addict

    Posts
    516 Posts
    #22  

    Default

    I've got 2 Gmail accounts setup, one IMAP and the other Active sync. Both received a test email just now in les than a minute. There is a setting in Gmail to use push if available.

    Posted using CrackBerry App on BB10
    Thanked by 2:
    emstardeluxe (02-06-2013),  world traveler and former ceo (02-06-2013) 
  23. chrysaurora's Avatar
    CrackBerry Master

    Posts
    1,157 Posts
    #23  

    Default

    Having played with BB Z10 some more, here is my revised list (and it probably includes everything mentioned above already):

    Hub - I agree with most constructive criticsm noted in CrackBerry's review of Z10. Fixes to HUBs should be highest priority.

    Sound and Alerts profile (like in OS 7) including:
    - be able to set sound for each account, different volume for different kinds of notifications
    - customize bedside mode, customize what to do on returning from bedside mode

    Status bar - I want status bar to show # of notifications and kinds of notifications. BB 7 will show you # emails, #text message icon, #whatsapp messages, battery life, signal strength. I want that stuff visible in-app as well.

    File management - ability to hide files/folders, password protect them

    DLNA - ability to select folders I want to make available for DLNA (or exclude some folders from DLNA). I want to DLNA some music videos, but not videos I record from camera. So, I want to exclude certain folders from DLNA.

    Home and Lock screen customization:
    - ability to hide apps
    - EMAIL icon (swiping gesture to get to Hub is a great shortcut, but there should be an EMAIL icon!)
    - customize what's displayed on lock-screen

    Calendar Alarms and Multiple Alarms - need to be able to set multiple alarms

    Email customizations -
    - Different alert for different emails
    - Email filtering rules
    - Customize font size (not just for header/subject)
    - Display first line of email's body as subject, if subject line is empty (like in BB 7)
    - ICON for email on home screen
    - Ability to store emails for more than 30 days
    - Option to delete from device, server, both
    - Improved push (gmail emails seem delayed, probably a gmail issue but BB should figure out a workaround to make it instant)

    Trackpad - For better/faster precision and faster copy/paste of text. Trackpad makes text-manipulation/text-editing much faster. Come on, BlackBerry is all about "keep moving". Not having a track pad, slows us down when we want to copy/paste/edit text.
    Dear BlackBerry,
    1. Fix Contacts App (at the bare minimum: create 2 options - clear all links and disable auto-linking of contacts)
    2. In your advertisement/commercials, please advertise "Android Player" as one of the features (you could show/print Android logo and advertise limited compatibility)
    3. Support Google Play / Google APIs in Android Player so Google Now, Maps, Hangouts/Voice work flawlessly or convince Google to develop NATIVE apps for BB10.
    Plazmic Flame and mzceetee like this.
  24. kingb71's Avatar
    CrackBerry Abuser

    Posts
    178 Posts
    Global Posts
    208 Global Posts
    #24  

    Default

    maybe we, the Crackberry community can come up with a master list and maybe somebody can pass on to Blackberry?
  25. Casper TFG's Avatar
    CrackBerry Addict

    Posts
    658 Posts
    Global Posts
    762 Global Posts
    #25  

    Default What BB features would you like to see return to BB10

    Quote Originally Posted by BriniaSona View Post

    3.to be able to open the browser straight to my bookmarks page.
    That is a biggie for me.
    BB 8300, Bold, Curve 8900, iPhone 4S - now back to the dark side! - Q10
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. What new features would you like to see once the PlayBook is rooted?
    By Vostro15 in forum BlackBerry PlayBook OS
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 01-12-2014, 10:20 AM
  2. What dream features would you like to see on BB10?
    By gwanstarr in forum General BlackBerry Discussion
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 09-15-2012, 07:23 AM
  3. What file manager features would you like to see?
    By Innovatology in forum BlackBerry PlayBook
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-27-2011, 02:57 PM
  4. What Blackberry Apps would you like to see developed?
    By silvalex in forum BlackBerry OS Apps
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 12-13-2008, 01:36 AM
  5. What Iphone Application Would You Like To See On The Storm
    By jaymojones in forum BlackBerry Storm
    Replies: 61
    Last Post: 12-12-2008, 04:33 PM

Posting Permissions