From a business user point of view, the iPhone has just started to become relevant, also considering all the support Apple provides to corporate IT and improved iOS features to support business usage. So you are wrong in my opinion. You also seem to forget that Apple will put new products on the market this year, same goes to rival Samsung and other Android manufacturers. Bottom line is: BB has lost many many business users because they simply couldn't keep up with the competition. In my opinion, BB has lost the war and is done, especially since I own the Z10 for over a week now and had the chance to play around with it. The best BB device ever, indeed but only a mediocre smartphone compared to the current competition iPhone 5, SGS3, HTC OneX+ or even the Nokia Lumia 920 or HTC 8X. Now add the new Android and iOS devices which will be presented this year and you should realize that BB is done for good. The Z10 could have been very special but unfortunately BB doesn't have the vision and innovative spirit anymore to put something awesome on the market. "Just another" smartphone, like the Z10, won't cut it and please don't get me wrong, I am not trying to bash the Z10 (I paid over 600 EUR for it). Technology advances fast and I'm afraid Google and Apple are too far away to allow BB to catch up. Not even sure if MS and Nokia will win the catch-up game, in my opinion they already lost it too. I always used BB devices with a great pleasure and I even owned the 9900 as a second phone next to my iPhone 4 because iOS wasn't really great with emails and attachments at that time. Now with the iPhone 5 and iOS 6.1, I have everything I need and even the Z10 doesn't make sense since it doesn't have BIS support anymore. I also use a variety of Android devices, so please don't give me any crap about being an Apple fanboy. I'd rather think that some people here are BB fanboys who don't seem (or want) to realize how far the competition has come. This reminds me a little bit of the Playbook introduction, I got one from Best Buy USA on day one of availability and after using it for some while, I realized that BB is not even playing catching up but they are years behind the competition. Only thing I liked about the Playbook was the display brightness which at maximum level, was bright enough to be used on the beach in direct sunlight. The Z10 however annoys me on a daily basis because the ambient light sensor or whatever dims down the brightness in darker environments to a level where I can barely read the display content (I am farsighted, so I need glasses if the display isn't bright enough). Apps? Nada. From 29 apps I use on a daily basis for business on my iPhone 5, only one is available on the Z10. BIS? Not anymore. Camera? Nothing to write home about. OS operational speed? It feels slower than iOS 6.1 and is somewhere between Android and WP8 (which is very close to iOS).
Originally Posted by joski
So why would I be excited about my Z10? Just because of any kind of misunderstood loyalty to a brand? Does this make sense to you in the 21st century? I buy what works best for me and if I cannot find it with one company, I move on. So should you.
Boycotting companies because of their choice of phone they are using is childish, immature and plain ridiculous. How old is this guy? 12?!