1. Bballbenb's Avatar
    Hey all

    I am getting a Z10 stl100-4 soon! I have never seen BB10 in person and I am coming from a iPhone 4S.

    Can you guys give me some tips on what to expect and what to do once I get it? I've heard if you don't understand or know the OS you won't enjoy it. Is there any good videos out there to better know how to use it?

    Also my favorite apps on iPhone are..

    Flip board
    Pandora
    Twitter / Facebook
    Snapchat
    Instagram
    Weather channel
    Espn
    And maps

    Does blackberry have all these?

    Thanks!
    01-23-14 10:10 AM
  2. fragment137's Avatar
    Welcome to the community!

    For that apps you listed:

    Flip board - YES (BlackBerry World)
    Pandora - YES (With a Sideload -- will touch on this in a sec...)
    Twitter / Facebook - YES (Native on the phone/BlackBerry World)
    Snapchat - YES (With a sideload)
    Instagram - YES (With a sideload)
    Weather channel - YES (BlackBerry World
    Espn YES (With Sideload)
    And maps - YES (Native app)

    For anything that needs to be Sideloaded - Right now this process is a little advanced, but once the update for 10.2.1 is pushed out for all devices, it will become 100% easier.

    Once 10.2.1 hits, you can install an app called "Snap". It uses Google account credentials and allows you to download ANY free app from the Google Play store.

    All of the apps you listed there should run no problem on your Z10

    As for using BB10, there's plenty of Youtube videos around that can help you learn the basics.
    01-23-14 10:26 AM
  3. BBUniq01's Avatar
    I use Appolo in lieu of Pandora. It's in BB World.


    BB Uniq BB Bold -Z10 with 1925
    01-23-14 03:31 PM
  4. BrentRoss's Avatar
    Welcome to the community!

    For that apps you listed:

    Flip board - YES (BlackBerry World)
    Pandora - YES (With a Sideload -- will touch on this in a sec...)
    Twitter / Facebook - YES (Native on the phone/BlackBerry World)
    Snapchat - YES (With a sideload)
    Instagram - YES (With a sideload)
    Weather channel - YES (BlackBerry World
    Espn YES (With Sideload)
    And maps - YES (Native app)

    For anything that needs to be Sideloaded - Right now this process is a little advanced, but once the update for 10.2.1 is pushed out for all devices, it will become 100% easier.

    Once 10.2.1 hits, you can install an app called "Snap". It uses Google account credentials and allows you to download ANY free app from the Google Play store.

    All of the apps you listed there should run no problem on your Z10

    As for using BB10, there's plenty of Youtube videos around that can help you learn the basics.
    People like you often forget to say that not all of the sideloads will work 100%.

    With 10.2.1 like fragment said, you will have the ability to download .apk files (android format) for your apps but don't expect 100% usability and you usually won't get the performance you had on IOS.
    It's better you know this right away instead of getting the device and being disappointed.

    Posted via CB10
    01-23-14 03:44 PM
  5. heading4tomorrow's Avatar
    I use Appolo in lieu of Pandora. It's in BB World.


    BB Uniq BB Bold -Z10 with 1925
    I used to LOVE pandora but lately they kept playing the same songs over and over and over.. it leaves no room for discovery.
    Therefore I stopped using it

    Now, if I want radio, I use TuneIn (Amazing selection) and for others I use a) Slacker b) Grooveshark.
    Grooveshark mobile site works just fine on Android, no need for an app, it is app-like mobile page. Could some do me a favor and check if Grooveshark works on Z10?

    For me
    Google Voice (so I can get my craigslist sms's)
    Grooveshark
    Google Maps
    Amazon Webstore
    Dropbox
    Tune In.

    I think the only two shaky ones are google maps and Amazon webstore. I still couldn't get an answer from anyone if amazon app's barcode scanner works on BB10? Would someone please try it?
    01-23-14 03:47 PM
  6. shava9865's Avatar
    Welcome and thoroughly enjoy!

    Posted via my Z10: 10.2.1.1925
    01-23-14 04:40 PM
  7. BrentRoss's Avatar
    I used to LOVE pandora but lately they kept playing the same songs over and over and over.. it leaves no room for discovery.
    Therefore I stopped using it

    Now, if I want radio, I use TuneIn (Amazing selection) and for others I use a) Slacker b) Grooveshark.
    Grooveshark mobile site works just fine on Android, no need for an app, it is app-like mobile page. Could some do me a favor and check if Grooveshark works on Z10?

    For me
    Google Voice (so I can get my craigslist sms's)
    Grooveshark
    Google Maps
    Amazon Webstore
    Dropbox
    Tune In.

    I think the only two shaky ones are google maps and Amazon webstore. I still couldn't get an answer from anyone if amazon app's barcode scanner works on BB10? Would someone please try it?
    I use Grooveshark on browser all the time

    Posted via CB10
    heading4tomorrow likes this.
    01-23-14 05:16 PM

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