1. BB18244's Avatar
    I'm on a bit of a tight budget. I've been a die hard blackberry user since the pearl 8100. I did also at one point have a Q10. Now I'm back to the 9900. I LOVE the keyboard, but the browser does get really irritating for me. There's a z10 for fairly cheap in my area, would it be a good idea to go for it?
    let me know
    thanks

    **by the way I did try the classic but i wasn't a fan of the keyboard it felt kinda too big and slow to type on shockingly.

    Be Bold. Blackberry 9900.
    06-15-16 02:22 PM
  2. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Z10 isn't really anything like the Bold.... it is a BlackBerry, but the OS is different and there is no PKB.

    Z10 is an upgrade from the 8100 in hardware... it's a matter of will it fit your usage, and it hard for anyone to say other than you.

    Battery size and BB10 power requirements are really my biggest issue with the Z10... (that and the end of BB10)
    06-15-16 02:35 PM
  3. BB18244's Avatar
    Z10 isn't really anything like the Bold.... it is a BlackBerry, but the OS is different and there is no PKB
    I'm pretty comfortable with BB10. I did have a Q10 for about a year. On basic specs would you recommend the Z10?

    Be Bold. Blackberry 9900.
    06-15-16 02:43 PM
  4. conite's Avatar
    I'm pretty comfortable with BB10. I did have a Q10 for about a year. On basic specs would you recommend the Z10?

    Be Bold. Blackberry 9900.
    Same basic specs as the Q10/Classic/Leap. Just different form factors.
    06-15-16 02:44 PM
  5. BB18244's Avatar
    Same specs as the Q10/Classic/Leap. Just different form factors.
    Thanks, I think I'll check out the Z10

    Be Bold. Blackberry 9900.
    06-15-16 02:47 PM
  6. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    I'm pretty comfortable with BB10. I did have a Q10 for about a year. On basic specs would you recommend the Z10?

    Be Bold. Blackberry 9900.
    Same specs pretty much.... great little phone for 2013 from a purely hardware point of view.

    My problem with the Z10 is the battery is smaller than the Q10, but the screen is larger and LCD, so it uses more power. And BB10 in general uses more power... so the Z10 with "my" usage required a spare battery. But those are pretty cheap also....
    06-15-16 03:17 PM
  7. BB18244's Avatar
    Same specs pretty much.... great little phone for 2013 from a purely hardware point of view.

    My problem with the Z10 is the battery is smaller than the Q10, but the screen is larger and LCD, so it uses more power. And BB10 in general uses more power... so the Z10 with "my" usage required a spare battery. But those are pretty cheap also....
    That is a good point. I think if I were to get one I would carry a spare battery.

    Be Bold. Blackberry 9900.
    06-15-16 03:28 PM
  8. conite's Avatar
    That is a good point. I think if I were to get one I would carry a spare battery.

    Be Bold. Blackberry 9900.
    Either that or get one of those 4500mah extended batteries.
    Dunt Dunt Dunt likes this.
    06-15-16 03:29 PM
  9. anon(1852343)'s Avatar
    Was just going to say that you will need a few spare batteries with that Z

    Blackberry Passport Running 10.3.2.2813
    06-15-16 03:35 PM
  10. BB18244's Avatar
    Either that or get one of those 4500mah extended batteries.
    Hahaha! Those are crazy! I don't think I would need that much battery power! But they are pretty rad!

    Be Bold. Blackberry 9900.
    06-15-16 03:55 PM
  11. Drenegade's Avatar
    Yes. The z10 is still as good as any bb10 phone spec wise (besides pp). It doesn't feel outdated at all. Just get the spare battery and charger for a few bucks on ebay and you're set.

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    06-15-16 06:06 PM
  12. Avenzuno's Avatar
    Either that or get one of those 4500mah extended batteries.
    Seriously, would a 9900, Z10 or Q10 be compatible with a 4500 battery with that much capacity?

    Posted via CB10 | SQC100-4 Classic in Cobalt Blue
    06-15-16 06:11 PM
  13. conite's Avatar
    Seriously, would a 9900, Z10 or Q10 be compatible with a 4500 battery with that much capacity?

    Posted via CB10 | SQC100-4 Classic in Cobalt Blue
    The Z10 is. They come with a special back cover.
    Avenzuno likes this.
    06-15-16 06:13 PM
  14. Loc22's Avatar
    The Z10 is a great phone just have a spare battery or a power bank with you. I should love my Z10.

    If the Z30 is within your reach do check it out too. I would go for that as compared to the Z10 also because it has a super amoled screen & if you use dark theme you can save on battery usage too.

    Posted via CB10
    06-16-16 11:05 AM
  15. EFats's Avatar
    No, not if you are on a budget. I'm on a 9900 and have the Q10 and Z10. Just for fun. 2 big issues with the Z10: no physical keyboard and battery life no better than the 9900. The Q10 is a much better replacement.

    I'm not so bothered by the 9900 browser. Can resort to Opera if I have to, more bothered by HTML emails that don't render...
    Avenzuno likes this.
    06-17-16 12:28 AM

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