- 02-19-13, 07:10 AM #180
- 02-19-13, 07:37 AM #181
And once again, Blackberry lost his face on product release
Not saying my point is valid or invalid but it comes down to personal preference really. A lot of ppl prefer touch screen virtual keyboard phones b/c that is what their used to. For the longest time i was used to bb keyboard phones and would never touch anything else. And i intend on going back. You like what you like.
- 02-19-13, 08:12 AM #182
The US carriers--and maybe even BlackBerry themselves--wanted smaller launches in friendly markets first to gauge consumer acceptance, no more, no less. To actually come out and say that would imply a lack of confidence, and carrier testing is a conveniently opaque process that makes for an easy excuse. I strongly doubt there's much more to it.
- 02-19-13, 08:20 AM #183
By the way, when the January 30th date was announced, Heins said that loyal markets would be recognized with earlier availability. That's exactly what's been happening.
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Do hope these will happen on Q10 as well.For now,some reports said that Q10 won't appear in the UK until Q3,even later than the US.It's not fair for a loyal market like UK.
but of course,it's only a report and nobody here can confirm or deny it at this moment.And how about Canada?At least no official announcement on the release date so far.
by the way, according to korean's media,S4 will be shipped/on sale in mid April(maybe to Euro and/or Asia.NOT the US of course).It's only a month after the stage show on March 15th.
BB continue losing markets these years.They should be faster and better than their competitors if they want to win.
- 02-19-13, 11:17 AM #185
- 02-19-13, 11:24 AM #186
I guess we will never learn from our carriers about any release dates. Verizon just told me they can't give out any information until the phone itself is on the website and don't know if they will be carrying any blackberry 10 phone as of yet. How crazy is this?
- 02-19-13, 01:26 PM #187
What "delay"? BlackBerry said the phones will come out 1st quarter 2013. March (Z10) is still within 1st quarter. There is no "delay". Just because others are getting it first has no bearing on what was initially said. Phones are still on target for release.
- 02-19-13, 01:37 PM #188
Testing goes way beyond that, especially in the states. Just on calling alone, there is quality and reliability to consider. AT&T has a reputation to hold. They are not just going to let any phone pass through with their name under it......
How an AT&T smartphone comes to life: behind the scenes (part two)
- 02-19-13, 02:16 PM #191
- 02-19-13, 02:20 PM #192
- 02-19-13, 02:32 PM #193
One thing to bear in mind is that most carriers globally tend to use one lot of infrastructure who their entire network and thus all their testing applies equally to the whole of their network, whereas with at&t weren't they basically cobbled together from a bunch of regional carriers with a wider variety of infrastructures?
- 02-19-13, 03:20 PM #194
- 02-19-13, 03:46 PM #195
Carriers really are not allowed to produce that information. I have asked several times. They said their hush hush on it b/c of their competitors. Whatever that means. How hard is it just to say when a certain device is going to be released?
- 02-20-13, 08:16 AM #196
It makes a phone call fine... but on two occasions when ending a call, it gets stuck, when I try to call back or make another call it says "the current call will be dropped", but it won't drop it, causes its still trying to hang it up, the calls ended officially but its stuck in this state!!
So I reboot, make the call, and they can't hear me, so I have to call back the 3rd time!
WOW, never swore so much at a plastic object! Please stay in testing.
- 02-20-13, 01:47 PM #198
And I've seen Telus accepting pre-orders for the Q10, which they don't do more than a few weeks before release. My own (very SWAG-y guess) would see it as early as the first week of March.
- 02-20-13, 02:45 PM #199
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