- 11-20-12, 10:17 AM #26
cant wait to see what the white one will look like. thinking i might go back to black for the BB10 though. The 2nd pic showed the BB logo in the bottom left corner. are they going to be using that as the menu button? i thought i was the 3 dots?
- 11-20-12, 11:07 AM #31
If you want to know how the full QWERTYs will feel for one handed, take a BB 9800 or 9810 with the keyboard extended, and just pretend it doesn't slide back in. It's not the exact right size, but its close enough to let you know what to expect. Personally, since I got my Torch I totally stopped using the trackpad. It takes some more hand movement than on my old bolds, because I use the touchscreen instead of the trackpad to do practically everything now (except notably select text), but I very quickly and comfortably moved from always sitting in the blackberry prayer position (ie two thumbs on the keyboard) into holding the fingers of my left hand slightly looser so I can slide my right hand up to the top of the touch screen with no major problems.
Oh yeah, and the L-series looks niiiiiiiiice. If I didn't hate full-touch devices on principal, then I might even be tempted to get one. Slick and sexy.
- 11-20-12, 11:21 AM #32
Seriously... What would you describe as being a modern and exciting look for a full-touch phone ?
- 11-20-12, 11:34 AM #33
- 11-20-12, 11:35 AM #34
I'm a little sad to say that I no longer Care. I went from definitely buying an L series to waiting through a delay, then another delay then we find out for sure that bis is still required. It just kept getting worse and worse.
I bought a Nexus 4 just to play with and I'm using it to type this now. I bought it as a toy to use while I waited for BB10. But now I realize RIM will never have a device that can do what my Nexus will do. My Nexus is a Google voice home phone. It has no monthly service from a wireless carrier at all, but as long as I have wifi, I have unlimited voice calls (both incoming and outgoing) and unlimited text messaging to any number. I love it. My purchase that was just intended as a toy is infinitely more useful than my 99 that I pay over $100 a month for.
If I want, I could pay $30 for pre-paid T-Mobile data and I would have a fully functional Nexus 4 with unlimited voice, text and data and I'd save $70 a month.
A BlackBerry without a carrier is useful as an alarm clock and a calculator and very little else. How cool is BBM voice without a wireless carrier bill? Not cool at all. BB 10 without BIS requirement could be as useful as my Nexus. But that wont be an option since RIM needs that BIS money to have a chance of surviving. I don't think I will ever agree to paying $100 a month for a BlackBerry again, not after realizing I can get more for a whole lot less.
Not to mention, we are all waiting for BB devices that are already a year behind in every spec except screen PPI. Lol I dunno, I'm sure I'll get flamed or called a troll for this, but that's not my intent. Just sorda disappointed and maybe I've woken up some.
- 11-20-12, 12:14 PM #36
Shockingly enough, every phone needs a contract to actually function as described on the box. You can find some replacements for some parts of that for some phones, but you will never be able to get the same degree of service as you would by having a contract. Android does better than most without a SIM, because they make up the vast majority of wifi only tablets, so they have gotten more support for that application. But nothing ever replaces a contract, there are always major draw backs, and of course you have to buy an expensive device at full retail.
Specifically, almost nothing can replace a $100 a month contract. There's no way that you paid that much and didn't get unlimited voice, unlimited texts and about 5gb of data. No way does a $30 a month data contract and google voice come close to replacing that degree of service. Alternatively you got sold a stupidly expensive contract and are now bitter towards RIM for that.
As for specs... Well your an android fanboy now. There's no convincing you that you bought something that has more horsepower than you could ever use and that will blight your life with terrible battery life as a result. But that's what will happen. So have fun with that. For what its worth, the BB10 specs are not finalised, so you should probably wait for that to happen before you complain. The Galaxy S 2 was more powerful than the iPhone 5 and came out a year earlier... How much did that effect the sales of the latter ? How much does that effect the performance on the latter ?
- 11-20-12, 12:34 PM #37
My Nexus 4 lasts longer than my Bold 9930. I have went 17 hours and 23 minutes on a single charge with the Nexus 4, (I'm sure being on WiFi and airplane mode at all times helps out a lot with battery life though) My Bold 9930 has never made it past 12 hours.
You use the word fanboy to describe people? Do you not think you are one? I mean you are spreading misinformation. Lol not everyone is too closed minded to try something new, I also have a Nokia Lumia 822. I try EVERYTHING instead of just proclaiming that BlackBerry is the best with having zero experience with the alternatives. Right now, in my house, I have a 3 BlackBerry devices, 3 Android smartphones and 1 Windows Phone 8 device. Lol and you think I am a fanboy? You really still using a 9000? If so I think it might be time you try something new.
- CrackBerry Addict
11-20-12, 01:10 PM #38
- 527 Posts
Now onto other things...I'm really looking forward to the L-series. The icons originally shown as a mock with grey background didn't look good but now that it's placed into a real system along with other icons, I'd say it looks a lot better than previous versions. But I wonder what they will look like on a brighter background? Will the gray/black icon box show up more?
And I would venture to say that the one who took the images should have chosen a more vague/neutral background. The distinct carpet and table/chairs setting can probably be recognized for its location.
- CrackBerry Addict
11-20-12, 01:16 PM #39
- 621 Posts
Couple of things to point out that make me believe this is NOT an "L-Series". By the way, I do not believe RIM gave the name of the super phones as L, London or whatever. There are two BlackBerry 10 devices that we know: BlackBerry 10 Full-Touch, and BlackBerry 10 Qwerty. These devices HAVE NOT been leaked.
These so-called "leakes" look like they are coming from the China region. It seems that they started occuring AFTER RIM held their BlackBerry Jam developer event in Beijing, China ( BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour: Beijing, China - Registration. This is where RIM seeded developers with Dev Alphas.
The software that's being shown is NOT AT ALL new. The images of the so-called leaks are of the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha. There are slight modifications to the casing. The location of the volume up and down buttons also suggests this is a Dev Alpha. The BlackBerry Hub screen you see in this picture is an app the developers probably cooked up in 20 minutes. It is not the real thing. I am sure RIM has security measures in place to prevent leaks, especially for a monumental launch of BlackBerry 10. How incompetent it would be to have the media get ahold of what is to be released via a leak before anything is officially announced to the public.
I am not going to fall for these tricks. Let's wait until January 30, 2013 to see the REAL BlackBerry 10 hardware.
- 11-20-12, 03:22 PM #42
- 11-20-12, 03:41 PM #44
Re: BB10 L-Series Evaluation Unit!!!!!!
That is one ugly device... there is absolutely no need to make the borders that noticeable in between the screen. I'm not really sure why any designers would think that js aesthetically appealing. A monkey could have designed a more aesthetically appealing device. I guarantee you that will not sell. IT HAS TO GO UP AGAINST AN IPHONE 5....
What do you think a customer who has no idea about blackberry or iPhone would chose. Definitely not this device.... good god rim.
I hope you don't bbutcher the N series like this.
- 11-20-12, 04:39 PM #45
I like it well enough. I am not sure what people are expecting from all touch phones now. Perhaps the most interesting looking one lately is the HTC 8X. But the fact is, they are all pretty much the same.
What really matters to me is what is running inside. My Droid Incredible 4G still does not get the bulk of my attention like me 9810 (regardless of all of the apps on the DINC4G).
That said - what would really be interesting in the physical phone world design is a Torch Slider - with cutting edge specs. I hate that everything is turning into a Touch only device. That is boring as .
- CrackBerry Genius
11-20-12, 06:00 PM #48
- 1,587 Posts
- 11-20-12, 06:46 PM #49
Re: BB10 L-Series Evaluation Unit!!!!!!
If someone who has never had a phone before got to chose I'm sure they would chose the iPhone 5.
This phone is a disaster in aesthetically appealing department.
Yes you compared it tk the iphone 5 on crackberry forums where there is all aorta of bias.
The real test is when it's on a store display next to other devices and a first time consumer gets to make a choice.
Rim need to impress new consumers with Its devices, not the fans it already has.
Stop being so freaking biased, I own a 9900 and want rim to succeed too. This phone is just a disaster.
- CrackBerry Abuser
11-20-12, 07:19 PM #50
- 127 Posts
Hallelujah!!! Thank you so much!
I have said enough here. Read to the end.
And why so many different threads in which discussing the same thing?
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