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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffsdad View Post
    I was sorry to see this Crappy Review plastered and retweeted all over Twitter. US launch will be very interesting IF Blackberry can get the OS updates and apps to the phone in time. Unfortunately the General public may not know much about the updates. They may google BB10 and see month old reviews and come to a "misinformed" decision. From Wall St to Main St, gonna be an all out Smartphone War!
    exactly the poitn i was tryign to make once i edited my post earlier
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    When the Z10 launches in the US we should see a whole new round of reviews. By then we'll likely have seen updates to the OS and to Link, and multiple new app announcements. I still maintain that even if the Z10 launched today, it would do well in the US market.
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    Why is the writer of this gizmodo article even comparing iPhone5 and androids with the first Gen bb10? Were the first gen iPoos and androids even capable of what the Z10 is doing? I am sure the z10 will go far ahead with regular updates... And with 11.... The poos and droids will not be able to touch the user experience.... Go on BB... You rock our world...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cgk View Post
    Because when users go into stores and drop a samsung Galaxy, a iphone 5 and a Z10 that is what they will do? This isn't some rigged game where everyone gets a prize - you live or die on what you put on in the market relative to what the competition offers not what you promise you can offer in the future.
    Yes, precisely. The OP's premise makes no sense at all. Such a review would be meaningless for anyone without a time machine. It would be like suggesting a review of the Dodge Dart 2 should compare features to a 1992 Civic. I suppose we can then compare Aristo to iphone 2....and continue on throughout existence several iterations behind iphone/android?

    I give credit the reviewer....that was the best simplified, yet thoughtful description/judgment of the UI I have seen yet. It expresses what many of us have been saying, and illustrates the pros and cons, as well as putting it in some overall perspective. The guy definitely "gets" that part at least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderbuck View Post
    When the Z10 launches in the US we should see a whole new round of reviews. By then we'll likely have seen updates to the OS and to Link, and multiple new app announcements. I still maintain that even if the Z10 launched today, it would do well in the US market.
    I think it will do well too. I think Q10 on the heels of Z10 will work well. Q10 has'nt really made the rounds as far as reviews go. The Critical point in time after launch is when S4 and iphone6 launch. I hope BBRY has something up their sleeve to make some noise and not get drowned out when those devices launch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffsdad View Post
    I was sorry to see this Crappy Review plastered and retweeted all over Twitter. US launch will be very interesting IF Blackberry can get the OS updates and apps to the phone in time. Unfortunately the General public may not know much about the updates. They may google BB10 and see month old reviews and come to a "misinformed" decision. From Wall St to Main St, gonna be an all out Smartphone War!
    BB is apparently not even aiming to be in the war, but only to play around the fringes. In any case, people might indeed not know about the updates....more likely they won't have read these older reviews. In any case, that's the risk you take when you release products that you hope to patch/update later.
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    Why are we discussing Gizmodo?!?...its a terrible site, and has ZERO journalistic integrity......They HATE Blackberry, pretty much hate anything that isnt apple. Of course their review was going to unfairly trash the Z10. It was pretty obvious what was coming after that hack article about the z10's camera. Take solace in the fact "regular" joes dont read these sites......Gizmodo is a joke of a site....i would reccomend everyone just boycott it, not because of this review, but rather just because its a terrible site. cheers.
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    the reviewer lost me at "noisy" design of the z10...
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    Quote Originally Posted by darkehawke View Post
    the reviewer lost me at "noisy" design of the z10...
    Im inclined to agree. The review for me just has too many negative connotations to be viewed as anything but skewed. However thats no problem, as im aware of the writers preference from the get go. Still, plenty of people who are fence sitting on the Z10 will form an opinion based on this guys opinion.

    Anyway, I think articles like this will continue to come out until Blackberry release some actual sales numbers.
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    gizmodo= if its not apple its not good enough
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    The type of folks who read tech blogs are generally the type of folks who already have already developed strong opinions on technology. Take it for what it is... an opinion.

    Giz wasn't too hot on the SG3, IIRC. Who cares?

    If I were BBRY, I'd be printing off the so-called "negative" reviews with a fine tooth comb. Not to "wreck" the author or organize a boycott, to correct issues, no matter how extraneous.they are.
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    I didnt see this review as not good enough. My conclusion is that it is quite good actually......no phone will appeal to EVERYONE
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    What about the argument about the eco system / cloud services that all three other players have that Blackberry doesn't. They are not the first technology pun-dents to make that argument. I hear their argument about it, I get it, but everyone I know that run either of the two top platforms, would be able to get along fine as long as the BB10 was able to utilize those other services. I just don't think that argument flies with regular people outside of technical people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheStoof View Post
    That's the problem that I have with articles like these. There are so many pros that outweigh the cons, but they focus on one or two cons that are only true "as of now".
    They're reviewing the product in their hands, which is all they can do. No one knows what the future will bring, to BB10 or others.
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    Lmfao! Lmfao times a million!!! Gizmodo doesn't deserve any respect as a tech blog. I mean why don't we ask them when we see them at CES? Oh wait we never will because they are banned. Well I'm sure some ome from imore can ask them at the apple launch event later this year, oh wait they won't be there. We'll what about at macworld? Damn I forgot they can go there either. Ya know for a tech blog they sure aren't at a lot of places to cover tech.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Balti43 View Post
    gizmodo= if its not apple its not good enough
    You didn't see their iPad mini review, obviously.
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    I've read way worse articles, lol
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    The only thing I can see with this article that is wrong, would be the fact that it seems the reviewer did not spend much time with the device. You cannot, and SHOULD not, judge a device without using it all day, every day, for at least a week, I would recommend two. Many of these "deficiencies" are completely overcome in that time, and it showed a lack of practice (or knowledge), rather than something wrong with the phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bbnivende View Post
    Other reviewers of BB10 or WP8 approach the review with a certain amount of enthusiasm and hope. This reviewer didn't. He isn't interested in knowing what he doesn't know. Basically, he is in the wrong business. He regards BB users as old fashioned and yet it is he that is stuck in a paradigm. He ended up by referring to the Z10 as a "thing". This is review is just from "the I know where my bread is buttered" school of journalism.
    Exactly. He approached the review with a completely biased perspective. Which is fine, no one HAS to like BBRY. The thing I object to the most is the snarky, holier than thou attitude that pervades most tech sites. It's not good enough to be objective and provide insightful opinions, tech bloggers feel they need to kick a company when it's down and be cute in how they can insult and disparage. Even more egregious is in the comments section some Giz writers admit their bias and say they never wanted to try the phone at all and contemplated selling the phones but that would be unethical as if writing biased reviews was ethical.
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    The review itself seems like a pretty fair assessment of the device, and was very positive on the device. However, the title clearly doesn't match the review or the conclusions that one would get from reading the review minus the conclusion paragraph. Jizmodo still has to make sure they don't pi$$ off Apple and lose their invite to the next iEvent
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    This is the most complete and fair review of gadgets including blackberry. Take a look at this site: BlackBerry Z10 review: Swipe clean - GSMArena.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by lipper2000 View Post
    I agree with his main premise that the device is something you should get if you are a current BB user but not if you are new to smartphones or coming from something else...there are not real big overiding reasons to get a BB device at thsi point in time...doesn't mean it's not a good phone or OS but it does mean that it's not overly better in any one thing than any other device or OS...
    If it works for you, great...that is all that is important
    Spot-on, IMO. There's nothing about the Z phone that shouts, "Drop what you have and get this!" if you have and are pleased with a current smart phone.
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    The phone is very good. I care less what Gizmodo has to say. The truth is that if it was apple that came out with all new z10 features they would hail it as second coming of Jezus Christ.

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    Anyone who says the phone is not good enough has some very unrealistic expectations for a first generation phone from a new OS. The Z10 is a very good alternative and that's what it needs to be right now; it simply does not need to blow every existing platform out of the water to be seen as successful. They just don't get it and I'll leave it at that.
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    Wasn't a bad review overall, felt it was fair given the amount of time he used it. Something I didn't agree with: gestures aren't intuitive, I mean there is a tutorial that shows and explains everything before using the phone. Did you not go through that?
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    Surprisingly somewhat balanced review from Gizmodo.
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