1. Desktoper's Avatar
    Peter Nowak at the CBC has a review of the Z10 both praising it and pointing out some things that need work [excerpts]:

    The Good:

    Speed and interface: BlackBerry touts its web browser as faster than competitors, and it sure looks like it. The loading speed extends beyond just websites though — many apps and even email messages also open faster than on other phones.

    The speed blends well with BlackBerry's "Flow" interface, which eschews buttons for swiping. There's no home button on the Z10, with left-to-right and up-and-down swipes controlling all of the navigation.

    It takes some getting used to because it's different from other smartphones, but once you get into the swing of it, the horsepower and interface combine to create a smooth experience that's kind of fun....

    Hub: Other phone makers have taken stabs at a unified inbox, but the Z10 gets it right. All of your accounts, from email and Facebook to Twitter and LinkedIn, not to mention text messages, notifications and BBM pings, are found in one location, which can be accessed by swiping in from the left of the phone....

    I had no problems opening all sorts of documents, photos or audio files. Print To Go and File Manager also let you easily keep track of files on the phone and transfer them to or from a computer. These aren't just tacked-on apps — they're designed to work well with the phone's overall software.

    Needs Work

    While the company has done well in ensuring some key apps are available, such as Facebook and Twitter, plenty are absent. There's no Instagram or Netflix, for example, despite movies and TV shows being available through the BlackBerry World store.

    And although the company says the likes of Skype and Kindle are "committed," they're not there yet....

    Maps: Apple got a ton of grief for replacing Google Maps with its own creation, but even its flawed app is better than the Z10's.

    While BlackBerry's maps app is functional, it's limited in its bells and whistles. It has turn-by-turn navigation, but fewer points of interest and no walking or transit directions. The maps themselves also aren't that interesting to look at....

    BlackBerry review: The good and bad of the new Z10 - Technology & Science - CBC News
    01-31-13 11:31 AM
  2. greggebhardt's Avatar
    In the end RIM or Blackberry will do pretty good. It was just a little disappointing but the end result is what matters
    01-31-13 11:37 AM
  3. knowledge_6's Avatar
    i know u didn't write it so to respond to the article..

    all or if not most of the "needs work" stuff is being addressed... the only thing that is still up in the air is the Google apps.. like maps..
    Instagram has been mentioned a lot and same with Netflix.. if this dude at CBC was truly a tech dude he'd know that..
    01-31-13 11:39 AM
  4. knowledge_6's Avatar
    In the end RIM or Blackberry will do pretty good. It was just a little disappointing but the end result is what matters
    what was disappointing? the presentation? or the devices? or the availability of apps?
    01-31-13 11:40 AM
  5. walt63's Avatar
    In the end RIM or Blackberry will do pretty good. It was just a little disappointing but the end result is what matters
    Yup

    Sent from Bold 9930 #blackberrybychoice
    01-31-13 11:40 AM
  6. Foreverup's Avatar
    what was disappointing? the presentation? or the devices? or the availability of apps?
    I would say the presentation, but that is really my fault and really anyone who post here because we knew everything that was shown off. There was nothing new shown off if you read the tech blogs.
    01-31-13 11:43 AM

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