1. Lane Meyer's Avatar
    First time post on here. Figured that if i explained my present preference that perhaps i could receive some helpful feedback with a future purchase. First off, i need a keypad on my device. It's a finger dexterity issue for me, hence why i've been a lifelong BB user. I've had my Q10 for some years now and grown accustomed to the touch screen with it, but it took me a while to warm up to it. So long as i have a keypad i can manage. Next, I'm not an app guy whatsoever. I use my device for calls, texts and limited googling and paypal transactions. I have no desire to keep up with the Joneses with regards to tech. I'm not familiar with Android's operating system at all or the user friendliness of it for what I'd be using it for compared to BB10. A better camera would be nice, however that's not really a priority to me. Improved battery life wouldn't hurt either. So i'm undecided whether to find another BB10 model, which model to go with even if it's another Q10 in better condition than mine or to switch to Android and which model would be the best fit for me.
    01-09-19 02:22 AM
  2. Bla1ze's Avatar
    If you're happy with BB10 and don't want to change from it find a cheap Classic. If you're looking for something else, then you're pretty much left with Android devices in which case you should look at the KEY2 LE (less expensive) or KEY2 (expensive).
    dmlis likes this.
    01-09-19 06:52 AM
  3. dmlis's Avatar
    I'd suggest to find Classic and Passport and to compare both. I switched from Q10 to Classic first but then tested Passport extensively and understood that I can go with 3 row keyboard without problem. So my choice after Q10 was Passport SE but I knew other people who preferred Classic.

    Now, the only "small" problem would be to find any of those in good condition. And I'd recommend to check battery health before buying.
    01-12-19 03:36 PM
  4. emanuel0ss0's Avatar
    Any chance a fresh install of the OS and a new battery might do the trick for you.

    If I'm not mistaken, barring tiny changes, the Classic has the same internals as the Q10.




    Posted via my Awesome Passport SE SQW100-4/10.3.3.2163 pin:2C33423A
    01-12-19 07:56 PM
  5. wootendw's Avatar
    I cannot stand my Key2 LE. The buttons are in the worst possible place - right where the fingers on left hand grip it. To help avoid pressing them accidentally, I had to disable two of them, including the down volume which I kept silencing the ringer with, unintentionally.

    You still cannot get an Incipio case for it either, as far as I can determine. If you want a soft-grip silicone case, you have to buy it from BlackBerry - about $50.
    01-14-19 03:19 PM
  6. Martin Haughton's Avatar
    To consider all the above arguments, as a die hearted Q10 user as you, then my Q10 user experience suggests it's better to refurbish the Q10, given BB 10 OS end of life January 2020.
    01-20-19 05:46 PM
  7. emanuel0ss0's Avatar
    To consider all the above arguments, as a die hearted Q10 user as you, then my Q10 user experience suggests it's better to refurbish the Q10, given BB 10 OS end of life January 2020.
    I would too.

    Posted via my Awesome Passport SE SQW100-4/10.3.3.2163 pin:2C33423A
    Martin Haughton likes this.
    01-20-19 05:48 PM
  8. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    With both above quotes, I’m not sure that I’d refurbish the Q10 but instead see if ones available refurbished already or just in better shape than yours. For the next 11 months, Q10 appear to be inexpensive to just purchase outright.
    Martin Haughton likes this.
    01-20-19 08:38 PM

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