08-18-14 03:43 PM
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  1. Jatin Aryan's Avatar
    Hi all,

    I am using my Z10 from more than a year now and I love it, no major issues except a recent charging level bug. Now, I want to give my phone to my brother and want to switch to q10 because that's the phone I always wanted, but not able to buy it before due to it's high price.

    I know about it's built quality, battery backup, keyboard performance etc. But, after watching a video which shows that most of the apps are not built for the screen size of q10, I am quite confused. That guy showed some examples too, he also mentioned that the apps which work on android are created for bigger screens of android phones, so they do not work properly on q10. So, I am quite confused now, as I am using some of the android apps which are very important for me.

    Can you guys share some of your experience with q10 and it's performance with ported apps?

    Thanks,
    J
    08-16-14 03:38 PM
  2. Amirberry's Avatar
    who would switch from lovely z10 to q10. that is y u r confused
    08-16-14 03:44 PM
  3. Q10Bold's Avatar
    I love my Q10 so far. No issues with apps.

    Got it over 1 year now and I got 3 of Q10s
    1- work
    2- private
    3- backup(ordered it this week)

    I dont know if I want the Classic if it wont have a removable battery. I need this for my business and private use

    Posted via Q10Bold
    08-16-14 03:44 PM
  4. robert_in_la's Avatar
    Which apps are you using specifically?

    Posted via CB10
    08-16-14 03:49 PM
  5. Jatin Aryan's Avatar
    who would switch from lovely z10 to q10. that is y u r confused
    As I mentioned in my post, I always wanted Q10 but couldn't because of high price. And, those who like keypad will switch to Q10 for sure. I am not able to type fast on Z10, that's the biggest reason I want to switch to Q10.
    08-16-14 04:16 PM
  6. Jatin Aryan's Avatar
    I love my Q10 so far. No issues with apps.

    Got it over 1 year now and I got 3 of Q10s
    1- work
    2- private
    3- backup(ordered it this week)

    I dont know if I want the Classic if it wont have a removable battery. I need this for my business and private use

    Posted via Q10Bold
    Wow, you are using 3 of them

    Are you facing any issues with any app?
    08-16-14 04:18 PM
  7. CTU2fan's Avatar
    Which apps are you using specifically?

    Posted via CB10
    This is the important question. It's not the screen size of the Q10 that's an issue, more that it has a square screen while the various droid apps are optimized to fit a 16:9 screen like most all-touch phones have.

    Posted via CB10
    08-16-14 04:18 PM
  8. Jatin Aryan's Avatar
    Which apps are you using specifically?

    Posted via CB10
    I am using following apps on my Z10:

    Banking/Business apps (All Ported)
    Instagram & Igrann (Instagram Ported)
    Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Skype
    Foursquare
    Abi Notes
    Evernote
    Fastube
    Some music apps ported from Android
    Google Maps (Ported)
    SppedView (Ported)
    Asana (Ported)
    Hike (Ported)

    I tried including all of them, could have missed 2-3 of them.
    08-16-14 04:22 PM
  9. Jatin Aryan's Avatar
    This is the important question. It's not the screen size of the Q10 that's an issue, more that it has a square screen while the various droid apps are optimized to fit a 16:9 screen like most all-touch phones have.

    Posted via CB10
    That is why, I am little afraid that I may face trouble with some apps or may be some upcoming apps in future are going to give me trouble?
    08-16-14 04:24 PM
  10. Q10Bold's Avatar
    Wow, you are using 3 of them

    Are you facing any issues with any app?
    One of them with a silver bezel
    No, all my needs(apps) are correct.

    Oh- and I like the black original bezel a lot better after I was using the silver one for a few weeks
    The black one looks really pro!

    Posted via Q10Bold
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    08-16-14 04:25 PM
  11. Jatin Aryan's Avatar
    One of them with a silver bezel
    No, all my needs(apps) are correct.

    Oh- and I like the black original bezel a lot better after I was using the silver one for a few weeks
    The black one looks really pro!

    Posted via Q10Bold
    That sounds awesome. I just hope that I get some feedback about apps from other q10 users too, that will help me decide and I may get mine next week
    08-16-14 04:43 PM
  12. Jeroen Vos's Avatar
    Most android apps work fine. Mostly games are not available on q10 in my experience. Don't have a whole lot of apps on my Z that are not available for the Q except from the game department. I believe that the upcoming passport may boost the app availability for square screens.

    Google maps works fine. Don't use any of the others that you mentioned.

    Posted via CB10
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    08-16-14 05:23 PM
  13. CTU2fan's Avatar
    I am using following apps on my Z10:

    Banking/Business apps (All Ported)
    Instagram & Igrann (Instagram Ported)
    Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Skype
    Foursquare
    Abi Notes
    Evernote
    Fastube
    Some music apps ported from Android
    Google Maps (Ported)
    SppedView (Ported)
    Asana (Ported)
    Hike (Ported)

    I tried including all of them, could have missed 2-3 of them.
    All the social apps are fine. Well BlackBerry Facebook app kind of sucks, but that's the app not the Q's screen. FasTube and Evernote are fine. I use TuneIn and Apollo (Pandora) for music and they're good. Mainly games are what don't work so well.

    Posted via CB10
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    08-16-14 05:50 PM
  14. IFCArea51's Avatar
    Love my Q10.

    You better get a brand spanking new one before they deplete. They will not be produced any longer.

    Posted via Q10
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    08-16-14 08:12 PM
  15. lily_berry8520's Avatar
    So far I have Viber, Instagram, and Spotify ported from Android. All work without issues. I just have a teeny tiny window on Instagram but I don't use that as often so not a big worry for me.

    From my beloved BlackBerry Q10
    08-16-14 08:22 PM
  16. sk8er_tor's Avatar
    I can confirm the ported Instagram works fine on the Q10. So does iGrann.
    Jatin Aryan likes this.
    08-16-14 09:32 PM
  17. Completing's Avatar
    If you like the keyboard, go for Q10. You will be really happy. This is the best feature of Q10 and only reason I bought it.
    About your apps:
    • Banking/Business apps (All Ported) - I use some
    • Instagram & Igrann (Instagram Ported) - never used, so I can not comment
    • Facebook - I never use, so I can not comment.
    • Linkedin, Twitter, - work just fine if you like to waste your time.
    • Skype - I never use, so I can not comment
    • Foursquare - I never use, so I can not comment
    • Abi Notes - no idea what it is - I never use, so I can not comment
    • Evernote - I never use, so I can not comment
    • Fastube - I never use, so I can not comment
    • Some music apps ported from Android - I never use, so I can not comment. Music on the phone? Why?
    • Google Maps (Ported) - planning to install because BB maps app is a joke.
    • SppedView (Ported) - Interesting, I'll try.
    • Asana (Ported) - I never use, so I can not comment
    • Hike (Ported) - I never use, so I can not comment. I hike to get away from all the electronic crap that has infested our lives.
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    08-17-14 05:34 AM
  18. Jatin Aryan's Avatar
    Most android apps work fine. Mostly games are not available on q10 in my experience. Don't have a whole lot of apps on my Z that are not available for the Q except from the game department. I believe that the upcoming passport may boost the app availability for square screens.

    Google maps works fine. Don't use any of the others that you mentioned.

    Posted via CB10
    Thanks for sharing your experience. I don't play much games on my mobile, but apps are very important for me. As you are also Z & Q users, then I think that my experience will also be good with Q.

    Also, I totally forgot that passport is coming and apps might be modified according to it's screen, that will be a huge advantage. Thanks for sharing your thoughts..
    08-17-14 06:31 AM
  19. Jatin Aryan's Avatar
    All the social apps are fine. Well BlackBerry Facebook app kind of sucks, but that's the app not the Q's screen. FasTube and Evernote are fine. I use TuneIn and Apollo (Pandora) for music and they're good. Mainly games are what don't work so well.

    Posted via CB10
    Are you using BB facebook app on Q10? Or the ported app?
    08-17-14 06:32 AM
  20. Jatin Aryan's Avatar
    So far I have Viber, Instagram, and Spotify ported from Android. All work without issues. I just have a teeny tiny window on Instagram but I don't use that as often so not a big worry for me.

    From my beloved BlackBerry Q10
    Thanks for sharing your experience.
    08-17-14 06:34 AM
  21. Coraya's Avatar
    Everyone is forgetting to mention the amazon app store that has plenty of android apps in there without you having to sideload. You download the amazon app store from the link : http://www.amazon.com/getappstore?t=...UvbUpU10724490

    Download the app store and you can have all the apps you want. Have fun! And yes I have it on my Q10


    Want to switch from Z10 to Q10, but confused.-img_20140817_072301.png

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    08-17-14 07:23 AM
  22. Banco's Avatar
    You need to plug your phone in...

    Posted via CB10
    08-17-14 07:24 AM
  23. CTU2fan's Avatar
    Are you using BB facebook app on Q10? Or the ported app?
    I actually have both installed. The BlackBerry one works ok but it doesn't show all posts which is pretty frustrating. The Android app doesn't have this problem but it takes a bit longer to load the way some Android apps do. And it doesn't sync with the HUB.

    Posted via CB10
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    08-17-14 11:09 AM
  24. Jatin Aryan's Avatar
    Everyone is forgetting to mention the amazon app store that has plenty of android apps in there without you having to sideload. You download the amazon app store from the link :

    Download the app store and you can have all the apps you want. Have fun! And yes I have it on my Q10


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    Posted via Q10RR
    Yes, I am using amazon store with my Z10 to download android apps. Good to hear that its working fine with Q10 as well
    08-17-14 01:59 PM
  25. Coraya's Avatar
    You need to plug your phone in...

    Posted via CB10
    I know. I'm out of the house using the note 3 for this reason. It's been on so long without charging that I had to leave it at home. Ordered two spare batteries this morning

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android only because my Q10 is charging
    08-17-14 03:07 PM
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