Z10 disappoints User Apps & BBM Rates
I have been playing for the past couple days with the z10 and I have to say I'm really disappointed.
The os actually works fine. Not many bugs but my main problems are :
1. The apps : not only there are basically none of the apps I'm used to on IOS but the ones available are simply terrible. Some cannot even launch. The Android ports are actually a disservice to the blackberry platform.
2.bbm requires a special plan. Only blackberry is doing this. Imessage on iPhone or chaton on Samsung phone work with any data plan.
3. I have just realized that after a while the blinking red light notification stops. So there is no way to know if I have a new message without waking the phone. I searched everywhere and I cannot change this. Simply terrible.
Keyboard works fine and the hit the perfect size, at least for my hands. Too bad it's going back.
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- 03-17-13, 06:39 PM #3
You can side load some of the top android apps, that should hold you over until the official apps are released. Are you familiar with side loading? Why do you need a special plan for Bbm?
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- 03-17-13, 06:43 PM #6
App content is a very well known "issue". It is very prevalent in these forums as well as other blogs on the Web. Its is a new OS, so apps will naturally take time. But it is valid to be concerned, and I understand your frustration.
Blackberries are designed (so far) without preview of messages. I personally prefer that way. I am not sure if they will let end users customize it..will have to wait and see.
If apps and UI is a concern, of course there are other products in the market that can satisfy those needs. Right now Z10 fits my needs and I am very satisfied with it. I do not think I will go to any other platform after my Z10 experience (ex-Android user), given they are consistent with updates & enhancements.
Yes..it is too bad it is going back, IMHO it is an amazing smartphone.
- CrackBerry Master
03-17-13, 06:45 PM #8
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- 03-17-13, 06:46 PM #9
Maybe I should go to Android forums and tell them how I am disappointed with Androids in general..I generally don't care as it is no concern to me anyways as I am leaving them. Do not want to waste 4 mins of my life telling them how crappy it is (even though I had my fun with Android)
But I see a lot of folks doing it here....weird.
- CrackBerry Genius
03-17-13, 07:04 PM #14
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Hope these users do not shop for big ticket items like cars and house the way they do with smartphones... Who knows what they might end up buying... a Yugo or maybe a house in the flight path of the airport ..... Google search about apps could have easily alerted the OP to the supposed App issue.. I say supposed because this is not the case for everyone..... It is simple... go to appworld on your PC or Mac.... do a check of the "must have" apps.... if they are not available... stay with the Iphone (which is an excellent choice ... just not for me ).... and we will not be subjected to threads such as this one.....
- CrackBerry User
03-17-13, 07:06 PM #15
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Blackberry 10 does not require a special plan. The older generation phones did but not BB10
For that matter you don't even need a data plan if you are on Wifi.
Shows how much you know.
You can always tell the I-SHEEP fan boys out there that post silly comments like this.
Tells the rest of us that they are totally clueless.
As to apps, I have all the apps I could possible want on my Z10 including Netflix!
Ever heard of sideloading android apps? That is another strength of BB10. It is like 2 phones in one. Security of Blackberry, and the ability to run thousands of apps, even ones not written specifically for the device.
It's a no brainer.
Am I totally happey with my Z10?
The red light doesn't blink for 2 hours, more like 10 to 15mins.
Android slide loaded apps do not work well. Even the ones ported to be10 are mediocre.Too bad there is no way to tell in app world with app is native bb10 or not.
It's funny how blackberry users are more and more like iPhone fan boys. The z10 is so perfect people cannot complain about what is not working for them.
It is the reason why blackberry is strugling today. Users saying everything is fine even some things needs fixing.
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- 03-17-13, 07:12 PM #18
I am a former Apple IOS and Android user and I find the z10 a joy to use. As much as I have criticized the lack of apps in the BlackBerry World, I am finding myself re evaluating what I use the device for and the z10 fits the bill perfectly.
I am a patient person and know in time the app market will improve, but for now I am moving back the the Blackberry platform and I here to stay. I am in for the long haul and it looks to be a great ride with the z10 and it's only going to get better.
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- CrackBerry Addict
03-17-13, 07:14 PM #20
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I don't know where u people are but I'm with Telus Canada and bbm does not work
. They asked to switch plans. And it's 5$ more than my current plan.
I knew about the app issue and since I have an ipad mini with me almost all the time, it's not a huge deal . But I was hoping that the ones that are actually available at least would be good and not that mediocre.
I didn't know about hub plus but it doesn't make sense that I need a paid app just to keep the light blinking longer. Should have been available in the settings.
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- 03-17-13, 07:18 PM #23
- 03-17-13, 07:20 PM #24
"Roughly seven weeks ago Apple delivered iOS 6 to Apple device users, and with the arrival of the new operating system came quite a few problems, including issues with Apple Maps, battery issues reported with the iPhone 4 and 4S, and also WiFi problems. A few days ago Apple pushed out an update bringing it up to iOS 6.0.1, but it appears that the company still hasn’t managed to fix the issues with WiFi, along with other problems.
One would have thought that by now Apple would have sorted the problems customers are experiencing with WiFi, but apparently this is not the case, as a report over on Zdnet has it that iOS 6.0.1 is still suffering from WiFi problems with customers reporting it is still inaccessible.
This issue still appears to be hitting those that own an iPhone 4S more than any other users; however any device running iOS 6x could be affected with a greyed out WiFi option, with the suggestion from Apple being make sure Airplane mode if off, restart your device, update your device, reset network settings, and restore your iOS device in iTunes." ---- source iOS 6.0.1 update and persistent problems Phone Reviews
iOS users still go on about how nice it has been working out from them. I don't even want to get on the Maps, AntennaGate etc etc issues.
Just shows every technology has its problems..heck even Boeing's 787 with people on board had battery issues..
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