1. Desktoper's Avatar
    BlackBerry Z10 first look review: It's an appealing Apple and Android alternative

    The wait was worthwhile: The long-delayed BlackBerry Z10 smart phone is sleek in design and brims with intriguing features, including arguably the smartest phone keyboard ever. Paired with the new BlackBerry 10 operating system, with its surprisingly robust apps store, the Z10 promises to be an appealing alternative to Apple, Android, and Windows phones when it hits the market next month....

    BlackBerry Z10 first look review: It's an appealing Apple and Android alternative
    02-01-13 10:01 PM
  2. Bold_until_Hybrid_Comes's Avatar
    Sounds good
    02-01-13 10:04 PM
  3. bizzyqu's Avatar
    good review, sounds like he was confused that he can always swipe up in any app to get home in lieu of a home button.
    02-01-13 10:12 PM
  4. TomJasper's Avatar
    BlackBerry Z10 first look review: It's an appealing Apple and Android alternative

    The wait was worthwhile: The long-delayed BlackBerry Z10 smart phone is sleek in design and brims with intriguing features, including arguably the smartest phone keyboard ever. Paired with the new BlackBerry 10 operating system, with its surprisingly robust apps store, the Z10 promises to be an appealing alternative to Apple, Android, and Windows phones when it hits the market next month....

    BlackBerry Z10 first look review: It's an appealing Apple and Android alternative
    Good review in general but reviewer missed the point of no home button <<< SWIPE,lol.
    JohnBoy28 likes this.
    02-01-13 10:14 PM
  5. asherwiin's Avatar
    This review from Consumer Reports carries real weight. They are one of the most respected and unbiased sources for meaningful analysis of new products anywhere. A positive recommendation from these folks is a very good leading indicator for future positive market acceptance! :-)
    02-01-13 10:18 PM
  6. cjcampbell's Avatar
    This review from Consumer Reports carries real weight. They are one of the most respected and unbiased sources for meaningful analysis of new products anywhere. A positive recommendation from these folks is a very good leading indicator for future positive market acceptance! :-)
    Yes, a positive recommendation is great from them, but they are far from unbiased these days. It's been quite a few years now.
    02-01-13 10:23 PM
  7. Bold_until_Hybrid_Comes's Avatar
    Reading it again they do make a lot of mistakes

    1. It's 4.2 inch not 4.1

    2.isnt it more then 720p

    3.mention 16gb storage but not sd card capabilities

    4.getting to phone and camera buttons is very simple

    5.they list browser multiple tabs as an improvement. My 9900 can have lots of them
    TomJasper likes this.
    02-01-13 10:34 PM
  8. collinc93's Avatar
    some off things but then they are not CB.com.,...a pass
    02-01-13 10:46 PM
  9. mikeo007's Avatar
    This review from Consumer Reports carries real weight. They are one of the most respected and unbiased sources for meaningful analysis of new products anywhere. A positive recommendation from these folks is a very good leading indicator for future positive market acceptance! :-)
    Well that's a relief. When they spoke ill of BlackBerry they were the most biased publication on the planet and the troops rushed in with their pitchforks. I'm glad they're suddenly unbiased now.
    http://forums.crackberry.com/news-ru...eports-758131/
    richardat likes this.
    02-01-13 10:59 PM
  10. TomJasper's Avatar
    Perhaps it's a case of them digging a little deeper this time. Not deep enough obviously by way of home button comment but better.

    Well that's a relief. When they spoke ill of BlackBerry they were the most biased publication on the planet and the troops rushed in with their pitchforks. I'm glad they're suddenly unbiased now.
    http://forums.crackberry.com/news-ru...eports-758131/
    02-02-13 12:18 AM
  11. FSeverino's Avatar
    Well that's a relief. When they spoke ill of BlackBerry they were the most biased publication on the planet and the troops rushed in with their pitchforks. I'm glad they're suddenly unbiased now.
    http://forums.crackberry.com/news-ru...eports-758131/
    I wouldn't say that to not review a phone by a company that has 80 million followers is a bit weird. Even if they gave a bad review that would be fine. I don't actually care either way, but I think it would just make sense.
    02-02-13 12:34 AM
  12. antiRIM's Avatar
    Well that's a relief. When they spoke ill of BlackBerry they were the most biased publication on the planet and the troops rushed in with their pitchforks. I'm glad they're suddenly unbiased now.
    http://forums.crackberry.com/news-ru...eports-758131/
    People change, look at gizmodo...
    02-02-13 12:42 AM
  13. richardat's Avatar
    First post this thread:
    Sounds good
    First post in last Consumer Reports thread:
    Consumer reports is one of the most biased
    mikeo007 likes this.
    02-02-13 12:57 AM
  14. Lehomer's Avatar
    And the hijacking starts again......................
    02-02-13 12:59 AM
  15. Lehomer's Avatar
    Thanks OP for the link
    02-02-13 01:01 AM
  16. Requiems's Avatar
    Well that's a relief. When they spoke ill of BlackBerry they were the most biased publication on the planet and the troops rushed in with their pitchforks. I'm glad they're suddenly unbiased now.
    http://forums.crackberry.com/news-ru...eports-758131/

    You beat me to it.
    02-02-13 01:21 AM
  17. mithrazor's Avatar
    Well that's a relief. When they spoke ill of BlackBerry they were the most biased publication on the planet and the troops rushed in with their pitchforks. I'm glad they're suddenly unbiased now.
    http://forums.crackberry.com/news-ru...eports-758131/
    Can you not derail threads? I know you know there are thousands of daily visitors on CrackBerry. Obviously they're going to say stuff that contradict each other depending on the topic.

    But any good news is good brand perspective. BB is off to a great start (amid a few negative reviews, there have been many positive ones also).
    02-02-13 01:23 AM
  18. elmatatan184's Avatar
    good review, sounds like he was confused that he can always swipe up in any app to get home in lieu of a home button.
    Yup your right, all he had to do was swipe up from the bezel no matter what app u using and he would always be at the home screen, so easy, lol. He should've been standing with a Z10 demonstrator at the time to let him know how easy that is. Another point, how come he didn't mention the speed the of the Browser which is faster then the IPhone 5, Galaxy S3 or Note 2, to me that's also a plus coming from a 9810 user. The HTML score proves it. These are the reasons I rather hear a review from actual Z10 owners who had the phone for more then a hour.

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9810 using Tapatalk
    02-02-13 03:24 AM
  19. jrohland's Avatar
    As a very long time reader of CR I have my insight. First they are far from unbiased. They are in fact hard-core socialist in the Ralph Nader mold. For them business is the disease and government is the cure. I wish they would do a statistical analysis of how much government costs and how effective it is.

    As to their review of mobile technology, it comes down to this: they evaluate any given device for a few hours and write a report. It should be no surprise the easy to use design is top choice. I am an experienced engineer in the IT field and I still find things a BB can do after years. CR is not going to like a device that takes more than a few hours to explore.

    I said in previous posts BB10 was going to be stripped down to a bare minimum of capabilities compared to BB7. It will take time to build in all those subtle and wonderful features we appreciate in our legacy BBs. Even minimal as BB10 is, CR still couldn't find all it does.
    02-02-13 04:24 AM
  20. Desktoper's Avatar
    As a very long time reader of CR I have my insight. First they are far from unbiased. They are in fact hard-core socialist in the Ralph Nader mold. For them business is the disease and government is the cure. I wish they would do a statistical analysis of how much government costs and how effective it is.
    I am also a long time reader of CR, and with all due respect, the magazine's mandate is to review goods and services in the commercial marketplace, not to serve as a Congressional or Parliamentary budget auditor. The Z10 article was a "first look", not a review after an extended test. Still, I thought it was worth posting the link because it was newsworthy to get a first response from a consumer publication, whose reputation, however perceived, is influential in the marketplace. After reading many varied online reviews of the Z10, I notice they fall into three categories: those that say "too little, too late", those that say "this thing is too confusing", and those that say "hey, this thing has some nice innovative features, why didn't the others think of that?" I agree with the latter.

    Cheers,
    Dennis
    02-02-13 09:50 AM
  21. Neely2005's Avatar
    Glad to see them at least acknowledging that BlackBerry still exists.
    02-02-13 10:56 AM

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