- 02-04-13, 04:32 PM #26
Hey wanted to say, look, BB Link does the migration quite well.
It brings over most important things, including password, and I have all my local calanedar, tasks and memos [which are put in reminders], SMS dating to Jan 2011 on here, old call logs!
But be nice to have more control, like "select data" check boxes, but it was pretty painless!
- 02-04-13, 04:46 PM #27
- 02-04-13, 05:02 PM #28
- 02-04-13, 05:27 PM #29
- 02-04-13, 06:15 PM #32
- 02-04-13, 06:22 PM #33
In my case, I'm hoping the wait for the U.S. release (note I didn't say "delay") will hopefully mean these gaps will be filled. If not, I'll either continue to use my 9810 until the 10 gives me features/functions I don't have - but need - that the 9810 doesn't give me. Or, if something is glaringly absent, I'll look to another platform. The beauty of consumer choice. I will give BB first crack though.
- 02-04-13, 07:49 PM #34
- 02-04-13, 08:38 PM #35
In the latest CrackBerry podcast review of the Z10, Kevin explicitly mentions both the inability to create new custom profiles as well as the ability to set the ringer volume only for the complete profile and not make exceptions for individual apps/contacts within the profile. He goes on to mention that he notified a contact at
RIMBlackBerry about this issue. He said that they are very receptive to bugs and issues submitted back to them. This should and most likely will be fixed.
I'm glad to hear about the ability to migrate from prior OSs to BB10 via Link. This has been in the back of my head for quite a while. I'm glad it has been addressed.
The beauty of the new OS is the ability for BlackBerry to deliver updates easily. This makes being an early adopter a much easier decision since the hardware will remain the same and it will be the software that updates. The progression of the Playbook's OS is what is making this possible. My Playbooks today look nothing like they did when I first got them. This will be the same with the BB10 phones.
Finally, people talk about a delay. Technically, there is no delay. It's more of a surpise. A while back, Thor outlined the roadmap indicating that the launch would be followed by a European release followed by a Canadian release then followed by a US release. The phones and software are in a state in which they are deliverable. I truly believe that the holdup has to do with carrier committment to these new phones.
- 02-04-13, 08:42 PM #36
- 02-04-13, 09:39 PM #39
Re: BlackBerry needs to fix the following during the US Delay!
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- 02-04-13, 10:34 PM #40
I highly recommend people listen to the Z10 review podcast. It's kind of free-form and all over the place, but they said it was 2:00am when they recorded it. It's about an hour and they deal with just about every aspect of the Z10 that you'd want.
- 02-04-13, 10:39 PM #42
There are a Lot of posts in there but there are some great looking pics.
- 02-05-13, 12:23 AM #43
I know bb is aware of these things and most likely going to fix them. This post didn't really need to be put up but it is and a good amount of people are aware. But I'm sure we'll be taken care of by then
- CrackBerry Genius
02-05-13, 01:16 AM #44
- 3,481 Posts
irony is all the best stuff from BBOS seems to have been left out,,, you can move ahead/forward & still keep the stuff from that past that's great to have,,, you don't have to abandon it entirely,,, that kind of thinking gives me a bad feeling...
- CrackBerry User
02-05-13, 11:31 AM #48
- 54 Posts
Totally agree louzer - my engineering team recently had to introduce a new, highly complex software for a real-time control application, to replace our legacy (fully-featured, thoroughly debugged and bulletproof but clunky - sound familiar?!) system we'd had in the market for nearly 15 years.
Notwithstanding the huge benefits of moving to modern development tools and processes, we had to make some tough calls when it came to what went into the v1.0 release and what was delayed.
Our power-users (often doing very specialist, niche work) largely confirmed to us they'd prefer to wait til a v1.x or 2.0 release as they knew they were in the minority, and could manage a few more months with the "old warhorse" system, plus would have a more thoroughly debugged initial delivery.
As a wise gent (Thunderbuck) earlier said "Zero Day releases ain't for everyone"....or to trawl up another ancient truism...."You can please some of the people all of the time, all of the people some of the time, but never all the people all the time". Especially when your resource situation is tight....which I suspect might have been the case the past couple of years at RIM/BB...
All that said, I can truly appreciate how pent-up frustration and expectation in the user community can contribute to some of the outbursts and dummy-spitting we've seen on here since 30th Jan ;-)
Peace and love...
- CrackBerry User
02-06-13, 02:18 PM #49
- 44 Posts
I'm in the UK and I got my Z10 at the beginning of this month (February). My quick review: beautiful handset, but flawed.
My longer review...
a) the battery life is DREADFUL. I am a light user, have NFC, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth turned off most of the time, I do all the powersaving things - and I get around 8 hours from a full charge.
b) there are no customisable notification profiles - you have Normal/Phone Calls Only/Vibrate Only/Silent/All Alerts Off. On my 9800 I created "Loud" and "Quiet" also;
c) apart from using the Z10 as a touchpad and sharing files and internet connection, there is no cross-functionality with Blackberry Bridge. I can no longer access my phones emails, BBM, texts, notes or calendars using Blackberry Bridge. I fail to understand why this inspired cross-link functionality has been removed;
d) Blackberry Desktop Software has been replaced with Blackberry Link. There is no longer an option to sync calendars/contacts/tasks with Outlook. Why on Earth RIM/Blackberry has taken this off is beyond me.
e) as others have noted: previously, if I needed to select a list of emails at ones, it was a piece of cake. Now it is convoluted;
f) there is STILL no option to customise the LED and now there is no *working* app to do this;
g) the majority of the apps I have tried don't work well, if at all. Indeed they feel rushed, as if RIM/Blackberry have encouraged developers to push as many apps out as possible regardless of quality.
h) overall I handset and the software feels rushed.
For these reasons, though mainly for the dreadful battery life, I've today reluctantly returned the Z10 to my retailer for a refund.
I'm not sure why the Z10 was released in the UK before the US, but I wonder if it was a form of extended beta-testing. I sincerely hope that Blackberry learn from the feedback and sort these things out before the handset is launched in the US or there will be many more disappointed Blackberry die-hards like myself.
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