- 02-17-13, 07:46 PM #605
- CrackBerry User
02-17-13, 11:07 PM #607
- 58 Posts
- 02-18-13, 03:36 AM #611
I love the Z10 ..... I have the flip cover but much prefer the feel without the case.The naked phone feels brilliant. I need the case though as I've dropped it once already and with the cover ... no damage ...... at home I use it without any case/cover.
- CrackBerry Addict
02-18-13, 06:15 AM #613
- 979 Posts
The wife picked one up on Friday. I was going to hold out for the Q10, but I really really like the Z.
I read just about every review on the Z on the web, and couldn't wait to get my paws on one to draw my own conclusion.
Its an outstanding phone. Easy to use, easy to set up. Blazing fast web browse. Camera works great. Feels great in the hand. Display looks sharp and bright. We're not huge app people, but all the key apps we need are there.
After using my wifes Z, and going back to my 9900, I feel like Im holding an ancient piece of tech that is no longer relevant.
Yep, if you haven't figured it out yet, its only a matter of time before I dump my 9900 for a shiny new Z.
- 02-18-13, 06:18 AM #614
I finally got the time to go get mine a couple of days ago. I'm just really really enjoying it. If someone asked me to describe a z10 with BB10 in just one word, I would have to use "elegant". I know that may seem a pretentious word to use, but it so accurately sums it up for me. From the way it looks, to how it feels in your hand, to how it's used.
- 02-18-13, 06:30 AM #615
I have had mine since the 5th on Rogers, just now noticed this thread though
It was indeed a momentous occasion, with me standing there just wanting to snatch the phone from the Futureshop guy's hand and run from the store screaming "FINALLY!"
I do in fact love it though, and have had no issues with it.
When I demo it to people, there are 2 things I focus on...the browser and the keyboard. These are the 2 aspects that impress me most. And over time my typing has improved to a point where I'm more confident to show off the keyboard. Typing on the Z10 is truly a fun experience and has made me into a full touch convert. I doubt I'll even look at the Q10 when it arrives.
- CrackBerry User
02-18-13, 08:51 AM #616
- 12 Posts
Z 10 likes and dislikes
I will start by saying I am a die hard Blackberry supporter and as long as they stay in business I will own one. I was excited to get the Z10 off ebay from a Canada seller. It took me 2-3 days to get comfortable with the phone. Here are my initial thoughts.
1. The phone looks and feels phenomenal. Has a high quality appearance, but is still tough to handle multiple drops. I'd say it's hit the deck 4 times so far and hasn't shown any issues. Feels great pressed to my ear unlike the my bold that felt like I was pressing a blade to my ear and the size of it is perfect.
2. Once you set up the Blackberry Hub to your specifications it is awesome and checking the hub while in another application is unreal.
3. Camera and video are the best around.
4. App world is really cool for the first time and I can finally let my little boy play fricken Angry Birds on my phone!!!!!!
5. Story Maker is very very cool.
1. I feel like the phone departed from Blackberry a touch and moved toward IPhone. I am now that guy swiping all over the place to use my phone. Whoever chose to eliminate the back button made a bad call. I will do my best to learn the key pad, initially it sucks, but a back and heck even a forward button would eliminate pointless swipes especially when you're trying to use one hand.
2. The absence of a home screen and addition of the whole active frames or last app opened sucks. Just because I made a call, needed to quickly look at settings, visited a website, I don't want all that crap front and center. I want to go back to a homepage that I create with the top 4-5 things I use my phone for.
Overall a sweet phone and I'm happy with what BB has done. I will most likely buy the X10 when it comes out to get my keyboard back. Cheers!
- CrackBerry Newbie
02-18-13, 12:24 PM #618
- 4 Posts
Haven't posted here in a loooong time, well since i had the Bold 9000 anyway
Got my Z10 arriving tomorrow and just wanted to know if anybody has managed to sync with Linux? I'm running the latest Ubuntu and have no idea what the compatibility is going to be like. I would like to transfer my music and videos over but is it going to be a real pain? The only thing I can come up with is loading it all bit by bit onto my 2gb sd card and transferring that way which I REALLY don't want to do!
Cheers for any resposes
- CrackBerry User
02-18-13, 12:30 PM #619
- 54 Posts
Got mine on Feb 14th as I was waiting for Telus to receive their first shipment of white Z10's. Coming from a Galaxy SII, I am definitely missing some of the apps I previously took for granted on Android. But I understand it's a new platform and the apps will come with time and it's something that is somewhat temporarily alleviated by sideloading some of the missing apps.
So far, I'm loving this thing! Even at this early stage, the hardware and software combination is so much more refined than any Android phone I've experienced. The biggest thing for me though is that I absolutely detested touchscreen keyboards after having tried virtually all of the different Android keyboards on my Galaxy SII, but the keyboard on the Z10 is fantastic and makes typing much less of a hair-pulling experience. And other than the Google calendar syncing issue and peek not defaulting to the hub (peeking into anything other than the hub sort of defeats the purpose of peek... why would I want to peek into my gmail or txt msgs or hub menu if I just received a notification for BBM??), I haven't experienced any notable problems. It's a great phone which I'm sure will only improve with time and I hope more people realize this and give BB a chance.
Anyways, here are a few pics of mine. REALLY glad I held out and waited for Telus to get the white model!
- CrackBerry Newbie
02-18-13, 01:54 PM #620
- 1 Posts
I bought my Z10 on Saturday, upgraded from a Curve. There are lots of nice features, but I am incredibly disappointed in the fact that I can't sync my email, contacts, or calendar. I've spent today researching this issue online, and haven't been able to find a thing. Called my provider, Bell, who put me on to BlackBerry, who I hung up on after waiting too long on hold listening to a really annoying series of messages. I tweeted two messages asking for help to the twitter support team, with no reply. I've been a BlackBerry user for a long time, and am having a hard time believing that BlackBerry would do this to their loyal business cusomers. I certainly don't want to sync any information over a cloud, or have to set up any other email accounts, etc., in order to sync the ones I already have. I'll be returning this phone this weekend (the nearest Bell store is 2 hours away from me) and returning to my Curve asap.
If anyone can tell me there's a fix to this issue before Saturday, please alert me!
- 02-18-13, 02:12 PM #621
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-18-13, 07:33 PM #623
- 178 Posts
The hub integration is great, especially when it ties users and facebook profiles to create the most complete contact list you`ve ever had. (this can be a bit of a pain when the facebook accounts dont necessarily match with existing contacts, creating multiple similar entries. however, this is easily fixed with a litle bit of linking)
- CrackBerry User
02-18-13, 10:38 PM #625
- 64 Posts
Spent Saturday braving a winter storm to cross the border and picked my wife up a Z10 at a mall at a Koodo kiosk for $550, which would have been a good deal if it could have been unlocked at the *cheap* price of $30 but unfortunately we're in the 20% on Telus/Koodo that can't be unlocked with a carrier code but instead had to opt for the $150 Any Carrier code that gets pulled from Blackberry directly. Definitely negates the sweet price we got going to Koodo, but at least we didn't have to buy a month of service like if we had gone anywhere else. The chick spent like 20 min trying to figure out if we were allowed to buy it without actually activating a Koodo account, but eventually she gave up and just tried it and the system didn't ***** so she was happy.
So far so good though while playing with it on Wifi, sideloaded Pandora, Google Maps, and Our Groceries. For OG I flexed the nerd muscles and ripped the apk off my rooted Nexus using ADB and converted it to BAR and sent to phone using DDPB, everything worked perfectly! Kinda funny I had to sideload an app that we started using originally when I had the 8900...
This is the wife's first Berry, she said she was feeling like something was missing on her Android phones and she never really got the hang of it. She hasn't played with it nearly as much as I have yet because I think she's afraid we'll never get it unlocked so she doesn't want to get attached. Time will tell if this will be a good move for her. It also marks our first time buying a phone outright to use a prepaid plan, we're looking at Straight Talk with AT&T (ordered the SIM before ST stopped carrying it) and Simple Mobile (T-Mobile MNVO). Totally trimmed my first SIM cards tonight so the Z10 is bringing almost as many new experiences to the house as buying 3 tablets for the kids has brought. 2013 is the year our family makes a gigantic leap in technology, too bad for the most part Dad is pretty much stuck looking on.
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