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    Default very bias and very unprofessional article Z10--Huffpost

    BlackBerry Z10 Review: A Smartphone Born Too Late, Good But Not Great, Cursing Its Fate

    Need as many crackberry fans as possible to get to this site and comment this article to shreads......it is a real piece of garbage..
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    Garbage on the huff-post goes with the territory.
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    Seems fine. Just a negative review, nothing unprofessional about it. But by all means, rally your trolls.
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    Lol. Cons were apps, glitchiness, and overall ugliness? Ok.... apps, sure. glitchiness, I guess some have experienced this but I haven't. Overall ugliness? C'mon man. If you disregarded for first half of the article, and went straight to the pros and cons section, it looks like a glowing review.

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    dont think its unprofessional, but it is somewhat subjective. I like the pro's, they are some of the greatest features about z10. As for the device being ugly well I think that comes down to personal preference. I like the minimalist approach so i like the design but others wont and thats ok. glitchiness i cant comment on as i have not used a z10 but they do remark that it will probably be fixed in future updates. 100k aps i think is good for a platform barely 2 months old. ios and android are far more mature platforms so naturally they will have more apps. After 5 years on the market if bb10 only had 100k apps then I think it would be an issue for some, but after 2 months? battery life again never used one cant comment but ive read comments from people saything that its good and that its not good

    BB10 will face an uphill battle for a while yet so expect more reviews that paint it in a less than flattering light. The onus is on the reader to make an informed choice based on their own personal needs for a device as well as various different sources of information.

    All in all I think they pros of bb z10 far outweigh any cons and this article summarized the pros well
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    Best was a comment to the article: "So to summarize, you shouldn't buy this phone and instead buy an iPhone or Android because I don't know why."
    Also, lol at the "overall ugliness". Because every phone looks so similar they sue each other over it.
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    Odd that they said the Z10 was an ugly phone considering it just won the Red Dot product design award. As for glitches, I wonder if it's a an issue of adapting to a pure gestures experience. Besides Huffington is not where I would expect thoughtful technical reviews.
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    I'm happy with my Z10 but the only thing that can really be disputed is the ugly point.
    Everything else seems fair and I'm sure a lot of people would agree, at least at this point. It's his POV.

    BB10 will get better, I hope fast. But mobilising trolls for these articles is going to lead to all BlackBerry article's comments being moderated on major sites, just seem to be too many daft people thinking they should suppress people's views when it comes to BlackBerry products.
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    So BB ask him about the glitches, then fix them.
    It will better.
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    Huffpost always have negative things to say about BlackBerry. Just a few months ago, they mentioned BB on a list of things that won't be around much longer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_kid_hartford View Post
    BlackBerry Z10 Review: A Smartphone Born Too Late, Good But Not Great, Cursing Its Fate

    Need as many crackberry fans as possible to get to this site and comment this article to shreads......it is a real piece of garbage..
    But don't you think life is far too short for that kind of thing? It shouldn't be up to you to defend blackberry all over the Internet. No one pays attention to the comments section, (other than trolls) anyways. Go out tonight. Eat a nice meal. See a movie, or climb a mountain. Anything besides wasting a single second of the valuable time God gave you trolling some comments section on Huffpo.
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    Pretty fair review. Not what I would call unprofessional. Not sure what all the fuss is about.

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    Interesting as Miss Huffington herself is a BlackBerry fan. In fact, in an interview from a year or so ago, she had 3 Bold 9900/9930's from different carriers on her person at any given time. I wonder if she will be moving to Z10 or holding out for Q10...
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_kid_hartford View Post
    BlackBerry Z10 Review: A Smartphone Born Too Late, Good But Not Great, Cursing Its Fate

    Need as many crackberry fans as possible to get to this site and comment this article to shreads......it is a real piece of garbage..
    When linking a negative article PLEASE quote the article in your thread. Every time someone goes to that link they are generating $ for the company (advertising dollars) and hence encouraging those types of reviews. If we keep linking to them and hundreds or thousands of CB users click the link we are encouraging them to tear our beloved devices !!!

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    BlackBerry Z10 Review: A Smartphone Born Too Late, Good But Not Great, Cursing Its Fate

    The BlackBerry Z10 could have been a contender for the best smartphone in America, had it been released four years ago. Instead, it was released for the first time in America Friday on AT&T for $199 on contract, for the same price (and in the same year) as the far more polished iPhone 5, Galaxy S 4 and HTC One.

    Here is a smartphone that was born too late, that should have debuted years ago when Apple was still refining iOS and Android was still a laggy, unattractive, pixellated goop of icons and widgets.

    So while the Z10 brims with solid ideas about smartphone productivity and the best touchscreen keyboard I've ever used, its glitchy software, unimpressive app section and general, unavoidable rawness render it virtually un-buyable for all but the most devoted BlackBerry zealots and bravest early adopters.

    THE PROS

    1. The on-screen keyboard is, I think, the best I have ever used on any smartphone. It is fast, accurate, responsive and very easy to get accustomed to. While I never found an occasion to use the automatic word suggestions that pop up above each letter as you type, it didn't really matter: Typing on the QWERTY was quick enough. If only Google or Apple could figure out how to make such an excellent keyboard.

    2. The Hub is BlackBerry's smart take on the Android Notifications Bar (and, uh, Apple's not-at-all stolen Notifications bar), and it appears to have a much smarter organization. Instead of a list of updates segregated by app, if you swipe all the way to the left on the Z10 you get to the Hub, which is a column that quickly shows you the number of new updates you have in each of your primary apps. If you have a new update, you tap on the name of the app and it takes you there. Simple, smart, fast.



    Two screenshots: The BlackBerry Hub, on the left; the fantastic BlackBerry Z10 keyboard, on the right.

    3. Sleep! From the homescreen, you can swipe down from the top and turn notifications off for a set amount of time, which is similar to Apple's Do Not Disturb function but can be accessed much faster. Again, a nice feature that, hypothetically, increases your productivity by decreasing the amount of time you have to spend on your smartphone.

    4. One-Handed Use. There is a fairly persistent argument in the nerdier corners of the web about the importance of one-handed smartphone use, and just how important it is to be able to completely operate your smartphone using one hand while you drive or walk down the street or otherwise keep one hand occupied elsewhere.

    Well, the BlackBerry Z10 is easier to operate with one hand than the iPhone is, which was heretofore the easiest. There is no home button on the Z10, only a button on top to power the display on and off. All navigation is accomplished by a new system called Flow, an apt name for the series of cross-screen swipes needed to access absolutely anything on the Z10. Swipe all the way right to get to your familiar tray of icons; swipe all the way left to view the Hub; swipe up from the bottom to zoom out and go to any screen; swipe down from the top to access settings.

    This was a bit harder to master than the keyboard, but I found myself comfortable with Flow in a few days. It's not perfect -- sometimes I longed for a home button to just get me to the icons already -- but if you're someone who is constantly trying to get things done with one hand, you would appreciate the speed with which Flow allows you to switch between apps, screens and accounts.



    THE CONS

    The Z10 represents BlackBerry's first real attempt at a modern smartphone; as such, most of its faults result from its newness. Apple, Samsung and HTC have been building versions of its current smartphones for years, and are on their sixth and seventh generations. This is a first-generation device with first-generation issues.

    1. The Apps. BlackBerry is boasting that it has 100,000 apps in its BlackBerry World store, but there are two problems with this brag:

    a) Apple's App Store has 900,000 apps, and Android's has 800,000.
    b) The apps in those app stores are much, much better than those in BlackBerry's.

    I had problems loading and refreshing Twitter on my Z10; Facebook often updated with friends' statuses from months ago; BlackBerry's Maps application failed to locate three different establishments -- one of which was the Barclays Center in Brooklyn -- when I searched for them. These are the apps that are pre-loaded on the device; again, they are all first-generation, so they will take time to improve. On iOS and Android, these apps are far more refined.

    And, too, the absences: There is no Spotify, or Netflix, or Instagram. When will these arrive, if they ever do? It depends on device sales, I'd guess, which fans of Windows Phone know is never a guarantee.

    2. General glitchiness. Apps crashed; the device registered touches I wasn't making; connectivity would be lost and then recovered without warning. All of this could be fixed by a subsequent update to the firmware, which manufacturers push to customers all the time. Here's hoping. The level of glitchiness I experienced was unacceptable when measured against competitors' devices.

    3. General Ugliness. Windows Phone and iOS both pride themselves on gorgeous design choices, and even Android is showing some signs of beauty; by those standards, BlackBerry's OS is hideous. Everything just looks very flat and uninspired, like BlackBerry chose the layout and then forgot to clean up the font and images. This is especially true of the icon tray, which looks like a rough sketch of the first generation of Android. BlackBerry 10 is an office of fluorescent lights, cubicle farms and moldy carpeting in an age of soft lighting, standing desks and wood floors.



    Berry ugly: BlackBerry needs to up its design game, fast.
    4. Battery Life: Was a bit disappointing. Lasted through the day, but only barely.

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    Summing up: The Z10 is a good first effort for a company that should be making its fifth effort by now. And while the company shows enough promise and fresh ideas to make us excited for the Z11, it did not execute the Z10 well enough to make us want to purchase it. Stick to the iPhone 5, Galaxy S4, HTC One or Nexus 4.

    For two more in-depth reviews of the Z10, check out our partners at TechCrunch and Engadget. For further reading, see "Miniver Cheevy" by Edgar Arlington Robinson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ichpen View Post
    Pretty fair review. Not what I would call unprofessional. Not sure what all the fuss is about.

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    I would say the title is more than a little discouraging
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    Quote Originally Posted by JR A View Post
    Interesting as Miss Huffington herself is a BlackBerry fan. In fact, in an interview from a year or so ago, she had 3 Bold 9900/9930's from different carriers on her person at any given time. I wonder if she will be moving to Z10 or holding out for Q10...
    She no longer owns the blog. That's why it's "Huffpo" now.
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    It just won a design award for how it looks. Excuses for saying otherwise are dwindling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffsdad View Post
    I would say the title is more than a little discouraging
    Mediocre title admittedly, most of the points are valid. I wouldn't call it an ugly phone but not the best looking either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CDM76 View Post
    When linking a negative article PLEASE quote the article in your thread. Every time someone goes to that link they are generating $ for the company (advertising dollars) and hence encouraging those types of reviews. If we keep linking to them and hundreds or thousands of CB users click the link we are encouraging them to tear our beloved devices !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JasW View Post
    If you really believe that, would you mind if I enter your life? I imagine taking you for everything you're worth would be quite easy.
    WTF are you talking about ?
    Never mind. Not enough room on these forums for whatever the he%% it is you're trying to say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjcampbell View Post
    Lol. Cons were apps, glitchiness, and overall ugliness? Ok.... apps, sure. glitchiness, I guess some have experienced this but I haven't. Overall ugliness? C'mon man. If you disregarded for first half of the article, and went straight to the pros and cons section, it looks like a glowing review.
    Well if overall ugliness is really the only con you disagree with, bear in mind:
    1.it's completely subjective
    2.CB was full of thread/opinions that BB10 was not terribly pleasing to the eye...so if plenty of the most fervent fans thought that, it's hard to say that the opinion is unreasonable
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    Huffington is political gossipers. Not much more.

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    Y'all are seriously going to run out of tech media to use...I lost count at about 15 big sites that are "unprofessional" or are going to be boycotted because they don't agree with your opinions. Grow up people...it's a damn phone. If you're that insecure where you have to go running off to post in the comments section, the BB is probably not for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admorris View Post
    Y'all are seriously going to run out of tech media to use...I lost count at about 15 big sites that are "unprofessional" or are going to be boycotted because they don't agree with your opinions. Grow up people...it's a damn phone. If you're that insecure where you have to go running off to post in the comments section, the BB is probably not for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportline View Post
    We're all good here, all secure, not running off and all is cool. I got an LG as well, a big refrigerator hehe

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