- CrackBerry Addict
02-07-13, 02:11 PM #26
- 595 Posts
- 02-07-13, 04:06 PM #28
I believe that the Z10 keyboard actually IS good enough to win over many physical keyboard users, but not all by any stretch.
What the Z10 keyboard does do, though, is make the market for a slider even more questionable, since it's good enough that the usability gap between physical and virtual is a lot narrower now.
- 02-07-13, 06:35 PM #31
I played with Z10 last night. I liked it, though my preference was for the black model over the white. I actually found the white kind of ugly.
I could see myself getting used to the keyboard over time - I was already typing quicker on it than my iPhones (wider keys I think and better autocorrect) but I think I'm waiting for Q10 too. I can respond quicker with keys, plus I think the battery life will be better and the kinks more worked out.
- CrackBerry Newbie
02-08-13, 12:51 PM #34
- 4 Posts
I'll wait for the Q10
In my opinion - the Z10 is awful.
It looks and feels like the iphone, which I detest
In my opinion, the only reason to have a bby is to have the qwerty keyboard and no gadets (what the kids call apps)
I will wait for the Q10, unistall all facebooks and twitter like programs and use it for emailing.
My opinion only
- 02-08-13, 02:25 PM #36
No thanks, i do not want to settle for less just b/c of a 2 month wait difference. If i wanted a touch screen phone i would just stick with my iphone 5. I have waited this long for a new bb keyboard phone.. I can wait it out. Considering i will be having to pay full price, i'm going to pick the one i like the most.
- CrackBerry Genius
02-08-13, 02:55 PM #37
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- 02-08-13, 03:41 PM #38
Don't wait for the Q10 - Get the Z10. The keyboard is Amazing!
As I understand it
Instead of suggested words you get on the Z10 within the in-between keyboard frets to "flick" up, on the Q10 these words can be optionally configured to appear at the very bottom of the screen within thumb reach available to just "tap" to use.
I like the idea of the Q10's type and go
I am so pissed off with typing on iPhone glass....
I hope the Q10 has a good "lurk in the shadows" keyboard back light. I had one BB with white keys (great back lit in low light) and another (solid black with red characters?) That was terrible back lit.
- CrackBerry Addict
02-09-13, 01:35 PM #41
- 686 Posts
Go into settings, language n input, auto assistance then auto corrections......set the slider to off and the auto corrections wont appear on the space bar. Any mistakes see later n click on the word, the magnifying glass appears with correct spellings from the dictionary. xx
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- CrackBerry Abuser
03-23-13, 09:56 AM #42
- 252 Posts
I messed around with a z10 last night at my local ATT store. For me, since I type numerous messages, texts and emails to clients etc., the keys seem important for acccuracy sake. I personally did not like typing on the slick glass. Maybe it was the demo that was running on the phone also effecting my experience as the "swish from right to left toe erase" was not working; I had trouble with my gestures (yes I know I used it for 10 minutes) and I felt that this was iPhone-ish.
Frankly I have stuck with BB for the accuracy of they keys -- and in my profession (law), typos can be expensive! (And I'm sure everyone here will parse this post for typos --I am using my 9900 to do it).. Will it be nice to have newer allegeldly less freeze prone system with some more entertainiing stuff on it? Sure! But frankly I make emails, texts, and phone calls. I could care less the fluffy stuff the z10 is pushing and the slick glass is feh to me. I may go back and play ithe the phone more today (the lines are for samsung and apple not BB) -- but as pretty as the phone is, to me keys rock. I was actually missing the track and back and bb key while sampling the z10, and that also makes me warry of the q10. But if have the urgge to sanp my 9900 in 1/2 due to freezes (say Monday at about 10;30 -- the usual time), then I will just upgrade, and probably hold out for the q10 (with gnashed teeth). Besides my head paralegal has forbidden her boss to go to iPhone or touch screens in general, and it is hard to get good help. . .so I have no choice but to obey and wait.
- 03-23-13, 10:56 AM #43
If you go back in store to play with the phone, make sure you get out of the demo mode so that you can get a full sampling of the phone. I believe you have to activate voice control, either from the keyboard or with the physical button on the side. Then you can swipe up from the bottom bezel to minimize the demo app into an active frame and the whole system is open to you.
- 03-23-13, 01:51 PM #44
Although I was v unhappy at the delay of the Q device, in retrospect I almost think BlackBerry had a good plan, it led to a lot of people like myself who would have otherwise picked up the Q device without even giving the Z a chance, to actually have to give the Z a chance if they wanted the latest and great from BlackBerry here and now.
The Keyboard is amazing and fun, more fun than any virtual one I've used before.
The big screen is great for videos.
There will be a battery pack at some point.
Type and Go has been confirmed to be arriving on the Z device at some point as well.
The Q device will not have a trackpad, so the text selection problems I have on the Z device will be amplified on the smaller screen.
At the moment, the Q, for me, is an extremely tough sell, and I very much doubt anyone who gives the Z a chance would really find many reasons to pick the Q instead, when everything is taken into consideration.
- 03-23-13, 07:54 PM #47
Although I am tempted by the Z10, I will likely wait for the Q10. I love my 9900, and the Q10 that could replace it on a daily basis.
Regardless, I'm glad BB released the Z10 first (a direct competitor of iPhone and Android). Hopefully, the Z10 will convert some current iPhone and Android users.
I'm tempted to get the Z10 on Tue (when TMO releases it), and then grab the Q10 when it's released (likely in late May or June), but that would be a heavy hit to the wallet, so might just enjoy my 9900 a while longer.
- CrackBerry Newbie
03-23-13, 08:30 PM #48
- 3 Posts
Okay, maybe i'm too clumsy but i don't feel comfortable with touchscreens at all. I always founder on typing stuff like passwords correctly on them. I appreciate Blackberrys approach to innovate the touchscreen typing experience with the Z10 but i will always prefer physical keyboards. Does anyone know if it will be possible to deactivate the word suggestions on the bottom of the Q10's screen? I never use them on the Playbook and it would make some room on the screen...
- 03-23-13, 10:29 PM #49
I don't like touchscreen typing when on the move. I find myself always fudging up and having to put too much attention towards the device when walking through a busy area such as a mall. On a physical keyboard, I can just blind type or type subconsciously while half paying attention to whats around my phone so I don't walk into people. I don't believe Z10 typing is faster, what a crock, you guys must type slow on physical keyboards then. My hands fly across the physical keyboard and it's a much faster process than BB10 virtual keyboard input which I've used.
- CrackBerry Abuser
03-23-13, 10:36 PM #50
- 333 Posts
- The tail on the donkey
i honestly would be worried about the future of my spelling if the phone could practically predict every sentence I would ever write. In the end you would probably just be flicking words all the time, never needing to know how to spell words. It's like the Devils evil brother of Auto Correct.
but yea, talk about lighting fast.
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