04-19-14 07:49 AM
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  1. RH1Pearl's Avatar
    Glad I know we all want to justify why Blackberry is the best. The truth is... it depends on personal preference and at times devotion despite flaws. The market seems to think otherwise. For those who want to do the market does not know... VHS despite the "inferiority" offered what the market wanted - price and longer recording time with a minimal drop in performance. It's like those who own a Xbox wanting to live with HD DVDs. They tried and fell. That is important... the trying hard.
    VHS beat Betamax partly because of porn and back then, most porn videos were grainy anyway. Sony didn't want to mass produce those type of movies. Look at every video shop in the 80's with the curtained off section and that section rented a ton of movies. It's happening again with Blu-Ray but no problem since there's the internet.
    andy957 likes this.
    04-16-14 06:43 PM
  2. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I don't care if it's 2014 or 2004. If you know about the HeartBleed OpenSSL problem on Android, the question becomes "why DON'T you use BlackBerry?".
    04-16-14 06:44 PM
  3. acovey's Avatar
    Honestly, I can't think of any other reason to choose BB over Android and iPhone OTHER THAN this. If you're big on email, like BIG on email... then yeah, go BlackBerry.
    Not sure why your here? I never use NON Blackberry devices and am NOT interested in why you would go to a Blackberry site to tell us why not to use Blackberry.
    04-16-14 06:46 PM
  4. goku_vegeta's Avatar
    I don't care if it's 2014 or 2004. If you know about the HeartBleed OpenSSL problem on Android, the question becomes "why DON'T you use BlackBerry?".
    The OpenSSL exploit has bigger ramifications. It doesn't matter if I use a BlackBerry if you use any one of those websites that was affected your information is also vulnerable.

    Posted via CB10
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    04-16-14 06:56 PM
  5. BK_NY_RAY's Avatar
    For me it's all the exclusive features, best virtual keyboard, best physical kb, hub, accessing hub from anywhere while what you're doing is still running in the same place, going back to where you were when done with hub, replying directly from hub, instant replies, keyboard shortcuts, security, privacy, timeshift, peek, gestures, replaceable battery, expandable storage, hdmi and probably more.
    04-16-14 07:42 PM
  6. Orguemont's Avatar
    I am relatively new to BlackBerry. I have a Love-Hate-Love relationship with it. First I heard rave reviews from my fav blogger, Karl Denninger. So I bought a z10. Then I hated it because it took me two months to get the damn data/mms working. I did come here had the "how to" info right in front of my eyes but didn't believe the reports of data/mms on MVNO networks was really working. I just couldn't get it going, dumbass that I am. I was ready to take BlackBerry to small claims court. Their customer service in southeast Asia are bigger dopes than I am. Only after repeated emails did a competent representative from Waterloo contact me. You see, they still have this one wee problem. Since, T-Mobile changed the game to BYOD, ANYONE who pays more than $30-40 per month is either independently wealthy or needs to get their head examined. So MVNO is the way to go. And guess what? BlackBerry devices require special tricks, nearly universally to get them working properly on these networks at this time. Here is how it works according to BlackBerry top representatives: THEY (BlackBerry), send the APN and MMS settings to your phone! If the mobile operator is not registered with them, BlackBerry sends the wrong settings to your phone! Too bad (you get the the mother network's settings, i.e. ATT, Verizon, Sprint, etc., not StraightTalk, Black Wireless, AirVoice Wireless, etc.) and there is no EASY way to change them (like there was on my Android). Either BalckBerry should 1) make the APN and MMS settings easier to set or 2) IMMEDIATELY get EVERY MVNO and other network operator on the planet on their "registered list" so that the correct settings are sent to you phone by BlackBerry servers. Which will it be BlackBerry? If it's number 1, then why not have multiple APN profiles, like on Android? That way when you travel and pop in a different SIM card in 26 countries, you chose the correct setting from a list. Listen, all these phones, Apple, Android, BlackBerry are ALL beyond amazing, way more than the average person can consume (or should consume)...but in a world of BYOD and MVNO networks on the rise...this is Blackberry's number one deficiency. Face it: your Smart Phone is a dumb brick without Data and MMS and a SmartPhone user is a Dumb *** with a $50, $60, $70 or 80$ plan. BTW, mine is $30 flat for Unlimited Talk, Text, 500mb data with an ATT MVNO. Beat that! (maybe next month).
    04-16-14 07:48 PM
  7. ljfong's Avatar
    It took me a while but I finally get you. How I didn't see it before I don't know, but now I do.
    Nice sarcasm lol.
    CpE CKS likes this.
    04-16-14 08:00 PM
  8. VeryBumpy's Avatar
    Actually, I don't see any of the OS10 Blackberrys as very good phones. Or at least not any better than any other primarily touch screen device. Unless someone can prove to me otherwise, a trackpad/keyboard equipped OS7 phone is still more navigation and work efficient.

    Keyboard shortcuts, small thumb navigation movements, easy one hand on the go operation, precise text editing and the keyboard physical feedback equals unparalleled efficiency; these are all my reasons why I demand a Blackberry.
    04-16-14 09:40 PM
  9. Xenolock's Avatar
    Because my Z30 is a communications beast and there isn't another phone out there that is a better web browser and work phone. Plus OS10 just rocks and makes sense.

    If BlackBerry wasn't the best (at least with crucial phone/mobile computing functions) I would not have bought one.

    From a Z30
    04-16-14 10:01 PM
  10. Blacklatino's Avatar
    I say, why not?

    Agreed. My CrackBerry - Z10 still works great for me. I'm still looking forward to the latest OS updates for the pending 10.3 OS. Regardless, no regrets at all.
    grover5 likes this.
    04-16-14 10:10 PM
  11. goku_vegeta's Avatar
    Agreed. My CrackBerry - Z10 still works great for me. I'm still looking forward to the latest OS updates for the pending 10.3 OS. Regardless, no regrets at all.
    Software really makes or breaks the experience. Can't wait for 10.3, it seems that the Android runtime is getting a nice update and becoming more feature rich.

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    04-16-14 10:25 PM
  12. crucial bbq's Avatar
    Why use a BlackBerry in 2014? Because by the end of summer it is going to be Android.
    04-16-14 10:42 PM
  13. collinc93's Avatar
    because I choose to...I like what I like once it does what I like....
    Soul_Est likes this.
    04-17-14 01:23 AM
  14. xBURK's Avatar
    First of all, since owning a Z10, work has actually become easier for me. In simple terms, BlackBerry understands how to produce a device and operating system that works not only in the anyone's work place, but also for anyone's personal life.
    I also like where this company is headed now. This is something I could not have stated five short months ago. Of course I'd still be using a BlackBerry if the same executive team was in place, but there is something about using a product without a future that's disheartening.


    Powered by BlackBerry
    04-17-14 01:38 AM
  15. Jrox74's Avatar
    This is a very simple answer for me. My Z10 fits all my communication needs better than any other OS hands down. I have tried many other phones & OS and my first smartphone was the old HP iPaq windows phone. It will take one rocking phone & system to get me to leave BlackBerry. In my business travels I've always been in communication and have lent my phone to others who could not get a signal or send e-mails. Rocking 24-7 with my Z10 & 64gb Playbook
    04-17-14 02:58 AM
  16. bakron1's Avatar
    I use my BlackBerry z10 and z30 because of personal choice, period. I don't watch movies, play games ans/or use my device as a laptop. I primarily use it for emails, sms messaging and my social apps i.e. Facebook and Twitter.

    I like the Hub, Peek, Swipe and the gesturing concept. The z30 at first seemed large to me, but after using the device for a month, I found myself loving it period.

    As I find myself liking BlackBerry OS10, I don't see the same love from the folks up there in waterloo for us users here in the USA. I am hoping that one day BlackBerry and T Mobile will kiss and make up?

    Because my biggest fear is that T Mobile will one day not support any BlackBerry devices on their network and if that day comes, I am sorry to say, I will also be moving on. Until that time, I will be rocking on my BlackBerry with OS10.


    Sent from my z30 on T Mobile USA (10.2.1.2160)
    04-17-14 03:53 AM
  17. sunny9900's Avatar
    I used to have a bb curve, but recently stopped. On a Moto G nowadays. Guess i'm one of those fickle minded, lol.
    04-17-14 06:16 AM
  18. goku_vegeta's Avatar
    I used to have a bb curve, but recently stopped. On a Moto G nowadays. Guess i'm one of those fickle minded, lol.
    Not everyone has the same preferences and I don't think anyone should be stigmatized for their choices.

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    04-17-14 07:02 AM
  19. sunny9900's Avatar
    Not everyone has the same preferences and I don't think anyone should be stigmatized for their choices.
    Posted via CB10
    But people do. And sad thing is, this is internet, there's nothing we can do about it
    04-17-14 07:11 AM
  20. Stwutter's Avatar
    I use my BlackBerry z10 and z30 because of personal choice, period. I don't watch movies, play games ans/or use my device as a laptop.
    Well, I use my Z30 for all of these - less mainly the gaming - and watching downloaded or streaming video is a fine experience. I often use my browser for stuff I often used to boot my laptop up to do, particularly with BB10's flash capability.

    I'm not saying at all that the 5" Z30 screen absolutely blows a large Samsung etc. away picture wise, but it's great for me, as is the browser. And the speakers are pretty much second-to-none.

    All this, combined with the smooth OS, hub and so on, makes this the best BB I've used. Until such a time A N Other manufacturer can offer something that pleases me the way my current handset does, i'll be with BB.
    04-17-14 08:28 AM
  21. fatclue_98's Avatar
    This is a very simple answer for me. My Z10 fits all my communication needs better than any other OS hands down. I have tried many other phones & OS and my first smartphone was the old HP iPaq windows phone. It will take one rocking phone & system to get me to leave BlackBerry. In my business travels I've always been in communication and have lent my phone to others who could not get a signal or send e-mails. Rocking 24-7 with my Z10 & 64gb Playbook
    Funny, I was rocking an iPaq 910c until last week. Matter of fact, I need to update my profile.
    04-17-14 09:12 AM
  22. heading4tomorrow's Avatar
    We can share these videos all we like, we all know why we use BB and what it is capable of, unless these videos make it to the biased BGR or Engadget or Gizmodo or something of that sort, the blogs that are mostly followed by mainstream people who just go and look at Galaxies and iPhones with awe and drool, it will make no difference.
    It will get 100 replies here and maybe 1000 views on youtube, and then that's all. So, go and share this in other platforms like reddit, etc then make a difference if you care to make any.
    04-17-14 09:58 AM
  23. Old Ag's Avatar
    BES

    Posted via CB10
    04-17-14 11:27 AM
  24. NamelessStar's Avatar
    I can't live without the hub or gestures anymore it's so natural to how I use my device nothing else does it for me.

    Posted via CB10 on my blazing fast Z30 on 10.2.1.2141
    04-17-14 11:28 AM
  25. vtpmt81's Avatar
    Why not? The Q10 and Z30 have excellent battery life. You can grab a Z10 unlocked less than $250 on Amazon - it is nearly impossible to find a brand new unlocked phone with LTE/NFC/good camera/solid processor that price.

    There are workarounds to deal with the app gap - the browser for banking apps, Snap/Amazon App Store for Android apps, etc.

    I haven't even begun to talk about QWERTY keyboard fans. BlackBerry is the only company that makes a high end QWERTY candybar phone that is worth your time.
    04-17-14 11:38 AM
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