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    Default The Z30 renewed my faith in BlackBerry

    I have had a love hate relationship with BlackBerry since I bought my z10 on launch day last year. I went through all the restart issues, bitched about the lack of apps and so on.

    I decided to go for a z30 and ended up buying a new unlocked 100-5 model from Canadian person on Friday. I installed the 10.2.1.195 leak as soon as I got it home. I side loaded the Snap app and installed the core android apps I did not have in the BlackBerry World. I try to use as many native apps as possible to support the development folks.

    I will tell anyone thinking about buying at z30, pick one up and try it out for yourself. You will find it addicting as I did, this is a beautiful device and is a joy to use. I found the screen nice and bright and the extra real estate is perfect for an older person like me. The device also has a nice solid feel and has quality written all over it.

    I also found the z30 fits my big hand perfectly. Not like the Note 3 and Xperia Z which are way to big and frustrating to use everyday. The buttons are easy to reach while holding the device in one hand. The 10.2.1.195 leak makes the z30 come alive. No comparison to 10.0 when OS 10 was launched last year. The new features made the move back from my IPhone 5S and IOS 7 worth the transition.

    I am on T Mobile USA and I get LTE everywhere and the call quality is excellent. I only wish that my carrier supported the BlackBerry brand better then what they currently do. As an older person, any extra screen place is a plus and I love using the Hub, Peek and Gesturing on the z30. I like the bigger screen for reading my emails and texting is a breeze with the bigger keyboard.

    I not going to rattle on about how much I like the z30. I will only tell you if your thinking of buying one. Go to a store that has a demo unit, play with for yourself and I think you will end up like me, getting out you cash or credit card and buying one.

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    Z30 is amazing! Very satisfied with mine!
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    Glad you're already liking yours so much. I'm loving mine too!
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    Glad you like it Ron! I know there are a lot of heated opinions about the Z30 (both good and bad). If someone is interested, they can take them into consideration, but don't always take them to heart. The only real way of finding out if the device has what you want and if it will work for you is going to the store and checking it out.

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    After handling an actual Z30, I was sold. Mine should be arriving by Feb 10... can't wait!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Easy-G View Post
    After handling an actual Z30, I was sold. Mine should be arriving by Feb 10... can't wait!

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    I so wish that the average consumer will get to discover the Z30 like you did and come back to BlackBerry. Not sure how they can with Verizon being the only carrier to have them on display.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jordane02 View Post
    I so wish that the average consumer will get to discover the Z30 like you did and come back to BlackBerry. Not sure how they can with Verizon being the only carrier to have them on display.

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    What's really sad about Verizon is the sales folks in store could care less about the brand and don't support it.

    I recently went into a local store here and was looking at the z30 and when I asked about the device, was told he knew nothing about it and no one asked for BlackBerry anymore. I was stunned and found that hard to believe.

    Why don't the folks up there in Waterloo get with these carriers here and start promoting the brand again? How about some workshops by the folks from BlackBerry to show how the device can improve their daily task?

    I just don't get it, instead of paying some celebrity who is already rich to promote your product, how about some hands on and factory sponsored workshops.

    This would be money well spent, but who am I, just a self employed business person and consumer looking for a device that will deliver what I am asking for!

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    Can't wait to get mine in my hands on Tuesday. Now just waiting on casemate to push out the tough case for the z30...on the waiting list for that.

    I love my z10 but in looking to get rid of my playbook and I'm using it less and less since purchasing the z10 back in Feb on launch day. I'm pretty sure there will be zero need for the Playbook once my z30 arrives.

    Regardless, snapping that leak on it as soon as I get it...unless the official carrier is here first.

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    I took the plunge. My son wants the z10 to replace his 9900, so i ordered a z30 and will give him mine. 3 z10s and 1 z30 will be in the family. Looking forward to the bigger keyboard and screen and i will be able to compare it with my s4 (work phone) .

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajst222 View Post
    Looks like it could arrive on my birthday haha

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    I agree totally...

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    I played with one yesterday. It was very nice. I still prefer my Z10 for now though. I have two extra batteries that I carry around with me and I like being able to swap them out.

    The funny thing is the store was out of them but the Verizon manager has one as his daily driver so I played with his. He loves it by the way.

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    I really do want the Z30 too... but I can't afford to get one in this year. I hope we have another touch coming in from BlackBerry

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    Quote Originally Posted by bakron1 View Post
    What's really sad about Verizon is the sales folks in store could care less about the brand and don't support it.

    I recently went into a local store here and was looking at the z30 and when I asked about the device, was told he knew nothing about it and no one asked for BlackBerry anymore. I was stunned and found that hard to believe.

    Why don't the folks up there in Waterloo get with these carriers here and start promoting the brand again? How about some workshops by the folks from BlackBerry to show how the device can improve their daily task?

    I just don't get it, instead of paying some celebrity who is already rich to promote your product, how about some hands on and factory sponsored workshops.

    This would be money well spent, but who am I, just a self employed business person and consumer looking for a device that will deliver what I am asking for!

    Sent from my z30 with 10.2.1.195
    I agree. The sales guy walked past the Z30 multiple times while looking for it.

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    Never experienced a reboot since launch day in the Netherlands. Only ones the camera hangs for one minute and the hub could open but doesn't open emails,messages. Best OS

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    Quote Originally Posted by dudoo View Post
    I took the plunge. My son wants the z10 to replace his 9900, so i ordered a z30 and will give him mine. 3 z10s and 1 z30 will be in the family. Looking forward to the bigger keyboard and screen and i will be able to compare it with my s4 (work phone) .

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    My Z10 was great, now my Z30 is the best power tool best yet.

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    Mine arrived early today...just finished unlocking it and loading 1925 on it...now just configuring my z10 for my 10 year old son too.

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    I had the same experience in my Verizon store.. They chuckled when I asked about the BB Q10..... my rep (I have a business account) asked me "why would you even consider a BlackBerry ?"....
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    I ordered a z30 today.... I hope to have it in a few days.. I will give a review once I get it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carjackd View Post
    Mine arrived early today...just finished unlocking it and loading 1925 on it...now just configuring my z10 for my 10 year old son too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobPepe View Post
    I had the same experience in my Verizon store.. They chuckled when I asked about the BB Q10..... my rep (I have a business account) asked me "why would you even consider a BlackBerry ?"....
    The sound of ignorance....
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    It does make it tough for BB to compete when the people selling it are not for it....
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    Loving mine as well what a beautiful phone

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