I Have A Few Questions For Some Of You CB Wizards! :)
I really haven't been around these parts since I got my 9930 on the day of launch. One can get really wrapped up in forums lol. But anyways, I've been waiting for the BB10 phones since we knew them as BBX phones over a year ago. Now that they're here, 2 days after my birthday , I'm super excited! I thought I was gonna stay a die hard keyboard fan, but this Z10 is too damn sexy! They finally seem to have found the right combo of sexy with function. With that said, I have a few questions for the very smart folks on this board, because while I think I'm a bit of a tech geek, I'm nothing on the level of some of you lol.
1. I was reading a post on here a few minutes ago, and was unclear. Will LTE most likely be only available for this phone in Canada? If yes, why would that be?
2. What made any die hard QWERTY fans like myself, want to switch to the Z10 side?
3. Are there any confirmed apps that we've been waiting for? Any you'd like to see?
4. What does hot swappable SD storage mean for the storage overall? Is that what will allow for a POSSIBLE 64GB SD card to be used?
5. Both versions of the Playbook will update to BB10, correct? If so, do we believe it's more than just for cohesion? [i.e. making for a stronger connection with BB phones]
Sorry for all these questions, I'm very curious and this phone seems super amazing! Thanks ahead of time for all your awesome answers!
- 12-30-12, 07:40 PM #5
Post 1 in this thread is updated fairly regularly with apps confirmed from other sources List: Confirmed Apps coming to BB10
On the keyboard, main thing we have seen demonstrated is the predicted words just above the letters unlike the playbook where they are above the keyboard. This makes it easier to flick the words up to the text. There are some video demos floating around, probably easier to find using Google.
Now with the LTE thing, are there any reasons that a carrier wouldn't want to bring in LTE versions of any phone? I would think they'd want to push LTE super hard. I'm with Sprint, and since they were the first to officially roll out "4G" here in the states, you'd think they'd wanna step their LTE game up. But I'm not well versed in logistics of this matter.
As far as apps. While it isn't make or break, Netflix would be amazing to have. That's simply for the fact that with HDMI output, you wanna make the most out of this video feature...and I netflix quite a bit. I don't Skype that often, but maybe with a capable phone, I would. I don't know any of the apps you use, but I think I'll look them up as they might come in handy. I WOULD like to see a revamped Wikitude. That's an app that never quite got the push that it should have.
Thanks for the hot swappable question. I hope that it'll allow for the highest capacity. Is that common in today's market to use the micro SD slot for larger capacities?
Can't wait for the Playbook update. It'll finally revamp my playbook, and allow for even more fun. Next month is already starting to be really stellar.
- 12-30-12, 08:47 PM #7
On to your questions... as for die hard keyboard users such as myself, I'm leaning towards the l-series (z10) simply because I find the n-series to be ugly. I'm going to pickup an l-series on launch day, try to like it.. and if I just can't get efficient (and typo proof) on the virtual keyboard I'll give it to my wife and pickup the n-series anyway.
As for apps, someone mentioned above one of their must haves was tapatalk, I can't find a link, but I remember reading a post from the developer saying he was developing a BB10 app.
- 12-30-12, 09:48 PM #10
- 12-30-12, 09:51 PM #11
- 12-30-12, 09:52 PM #12
Thankfully most of the newer designs don't tuck the card slot in underneath the battery like some of the earlier BlackBerry versions, something that was decent, but a PITA once I began filling cards. I can fill space pretty quickly these days, and now have a card case to keep them neatly stored away when I don't need them.
LTE is getting to be the new standard, so I would expect them to deploy LTE capable phones until those have been superseded. For integrations' sake, streamlining the manufacturing channel to make them widely usable would be a benefit, as the companies making the LTE hardware should be able to crank em out at a fast rate now that the standard has become more widely accepted.
- 12-31-12, 04:59 AM #18
- 12-31-12, 07:22 AM #19
I Have A Few Questions For Some Of You CB Wizards! :)
the playbook was released early. os2 is what os1 should have been.
i hate seeing it dressed up any other way. as good as the playbook is, it is a failure. and that is because of rims inability to comprehend that they are not major players any more.
i hope that they wont make the same mistake with bb10
Sent from my BlackBerry 9810 using Tapatalk
- 12-31-12, 12:46 PM #20
With no native PIM apps did it work well for non blackberry users? of course not.. they should have definitely been added before it was marketed to non blackberry phone users, but as a blackberry user I actually PREFER bridge to the native apps.. even now that the new apps have been added, I disable the notifications on them and use bridge anyway!
Just my 2cents
- 01-01-13, 03:26 AM #21
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