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  1. diehardbbuser's Avatar
    For BB to exist, people must move on instead of hanging onto old *** hw then blame BB for not doing well.
    Yes I know the old devices works well still, that's part of the problem. Iphone 6>5>4>3 by very marginal upgrades and Apple people buy them and hence Apple succeeds.

    BB10 is >>>>>>>>> over OS7 and below device and no one upgrades..
    With classic out now, there is no excuse not to support BB.

    I still see people with freaking Curves 8300 walking around with probably OS4.5.. Sad.


    On Topic though, I use Maps and it does a fine job. It routes you based on traffic. A lot of time it routes me to exit and then back on again if it knows there is traffic on the Hwy/fwy.
    How about they launch a phone and worthy of an upgrade. Classic was it but is still needs a lot work, new calendar is prime prof. What a disaster of a critical app. I tried adding a 2wk meeting and it was soooo horrendously painful, soooooooo not bbos like. Bb10 still has a long way to go to match os7 in usability. Hell, yesterday I tried look for a history of a number calling me and couldn't figure how to.. Maddening to keep losing good features for garbage. So stop slagging os7 user who still appreciate how good it is and continues to be for email and phone use.
    Droidophobe and acovey like this.
    03-02-15 05:14 PM
  2. diehardbbuser's Avatar
    I would happily purchase a Classic were it available w/ Sprint. My only option is the Q10 and I don't want one of those. I like having the trackpad on my Bold 9930.
    We want to upgrade our white dismantling bold for a white classic but stupid bb won't tell us when it's available and she may just say screw it and go iPhone.
    03-02-15 05:15 PM
  3. diehardbbuser's Avatar
    There were so few people actually using the app that it was becoming useless. It depends on crowd sourcing for accurate info - and has almost no crowd left.

    Use Waze. It's used by tens of millions.

    Z30STA100-5/10.3.1.2267
    Does waze work with os7
    03-02-15 05:18 PM
  4. conite's Avatar
    Does waze work with os7
    Nope. I was responding to the OP who also has a Z10.

    Z30STA100-5/10.3.1.2267
    03-02-15 05:33 PM
  5. Samour's Avatar
    That's too bad.

    I still use my 9900 despite having a Z10 (now a glorified media player) simply because Link is terrible and if it takes half an hour to sync every time versus a few minutes with the normal Desktop Software then it's not even worth the trouble.
    Too bad about Blackberry Traffic. They could have at least maintained it in BB10. The text to let someone know you're coming is especially unique and useful. A real shame.
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    03-02-15 06:10 PM
  6. Droidophobe's Avatar
    I still use my 9900 despite having a Z10 (now a glorified media player) simply because Link is terrible and if it takes half an hour to sync every time versus a few minutes with the normal Desktop Software then it's not even worth the trouble.
    Too bad about Blackberry Traffic. They could have at least maintained it in BB10. The text to let someone know you're coming is especially unique and useful. A real shame.
    This right here is the single biggest reason I'm still using an OS7 phone. I have to have some way to back the stuff on my phone up to my laptop, and I've yet to see anyone that's happy with Link for this purpose. A larger phone with smaller screen is a nonstarter as well. If/when BB (or Verizon) stop supporting OS7 all together, I'm going to have to move to iPhone, and I'm dreading that day.
    03-02-15 06:20 PM
  7. conite's Avatar
    This right here is the single biggest reason I'm still using an OS7 phone. I have to have some way to back the stuff on my phone up to my laptop, and I've yet to see anyone that's happy with Link for this purpose. A larger phone with smaller screen is a nonstarter as well. If/when BB (or Verizon) stop supporting OS7 all together, I'm going to have to move to iPhone, and I'm dreading that day.
    The integration with the cloud is much improved on BB10. I've never used Link other than the (very) occasional full backup when fooling around with leaks for fun.

    I have contacts/calendar/email synced with Gmail, have all of my important files on Dropbox, have all of my notes synced with Evernote through the Remember app, photos/camera and videos synced with Box, Microsoft Office files on my OneDrive cloud, and passwords with Enpass (with cloud sync).

    Z30STA100-5/10.3.1.2267
    03-02-15 06:27 PM
  8. pgg101's Avatar
    I live in Toronto, so BlackBerry Maps works great. However, it's nice to have Google Maps there if I want to get info on points of interest near by. I don't miss traffic at all.

    RedBerry Passport / 10.3.1.2480 / Telus
    03-02-15 06:29 PM
  9. cbvinh's Avatar
    That's too bad.

    I still use my 9900 despite having a Z10 (now a glorified media player) simply because Link is terrible and if it takes half an hour to sync every time versus a few minutes with the normal Desktop Software then it's not even worth the trouble.
    Too bad about Blackberry Traffic. They could have at least maintained it in BB10. The text to let someone know you're coming is especially unique and useful. A real shame.
    I'm confused. My understanding is that they folded BlackBerry Traffic into BlackBerry Maps' Navigation. I've used BlackBerry Maps' Navigation and it works great, even routing me around traffic/accidents. Here's a thread about the differences:

    http://forums.crackberry.com/blackbe...ic-app-914252/

    Seems like what's missing is texting, speed/average speed, and time of day of arrival (instead BB Maps shows how long before arrival).

    I think people are upset over the short notice. It makes no sense to me why they would be upset enough to move to a new platform that doesn't give them BlackBerry Traffic and not try BB10 BlackBerry Maps. There's also Waze on BB10 as well, as Conite pointed out.
    03-02-15 06:35 PM
  10. cbvinh's Avatar
    That's too bad.

    I still use my 9900 despite having a Z10 (now a glorified media player) simply because Link is terrible and if it takes half an hour to sync every time versus a few minutes with the normal Desktop Software then it's not even worth the trouble.
    Too bad about Blackberry Traffic. They could have at least maintained it in BB10. The text to let someone know you're coming is especially unique and useful. A real shame.
    Are you sync'ing the same things on both devices? If you're only sync'ing contacts, txt's, and a few other items with the 9900 but sync'ing a much of media files on the Z10, it's easy to guess why it's taking longer. Are you saying you're sync'ing the exact same data on both and Link is just slower?
    03-02-15 06:39 PM
  11. nuff_said's Avatar
    Here are the options for bbos users:

    - Stick with your device and be happy because it will soon approach EOL
    - Move onto BlackBerry 10 and learn to adapt. All of these "business professionals" you think you'd know a thing or two about adapting. How many people work for businesses or sectors in which policies and SOPs change constantly? What do you do? I'm sure it's adapt
    - Jump onto another platform and......you got it....adapt to a new OS.

    BlackBerry needs to focus on the future of their devices, OS, and business offerings. They need people to move onto BlackBerry 10, and if you choose not to stop blaming the company for moving forward. How do you expect them to carry every single function from legacy devices forward? I'm confident when I say BlackBerry 10 was built from the ground up and no code was brought over from bbos. Yes, BlackBerry 10 is not perfect but name a phone that is? And if you say your old curve or bold enjoy the perfection as it fades away into past.
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    03-02-15 06:56 PM
  12. Droidophobe's Avatar
    The integration with the cloud is much improved on BB10. I've never used Link other than the (very) occasional full backup when fooling around with leaks for fun.

    I have contacts/calendar/email synced with Gmail, have all of my important files on Dropbox, have all of my notes synced with Evernote through the Remember app, photos/camera and videos synced with Box, Microsoft Office files on my OneDrive cloud, and passwords with Enpass (with cloud sync).

    Z30STA100-5/10.3.1.2267
    Thanks for the info, but I need to back up my appts, contacts, etc to my computer, not sync to the cloud using a dozen different apps and websites. SMH here at yet another way in which BB10 falls short of OS7.
    HershL likes this.
    03-02-15 07:31 PM
  13. conite's Avatar
    Thanks for the info, but I need to back up my appts, contacts, etc to my computer, not sync to the cloud using a dozen different apps and websites. SMH here at yet another way in which BB10 falls short of OS7.
    The apps are built in, and the syncing is seamless. You're not interacting with "a dozen different apps".

    Trust me, I have been a power BlackBerry user since the 7100i in 2006. I spend many hours a day on the device. The 9900 was my last BBOS device and I loved it. BUT, compared to bb10, it just seems rather quaint now.

    BB10 is an honest to goodness TRUE BlackBerry experience. It is unmistakably NOT iPhone or Android.

    Do yourself a favour and make the jump. It might take a bit to change your workflow, but you will ultimately find it vastly superior.

    Z30STA100-5/10.3.1.2267
    03-02-15 07:48 PM
  14. anon(2313227)'s Avatar
    Like someone mentioned adapt to what everyone here believes to be the best modern OS yet still maintain some parity with bbos. Or adapt to iOS and android that has no functionality you look for at all. What's the end result?

    Posted via CB10
    03-02-15 08:59 PM
  15. kjjb0204's Avatar
    How can anyone with a 3+ year old device say they are big supporters of BlackBerry? Really? How much money do you spend on BlackBerry products and services? Using a fully paid-for 3 year old device isn't supporting BlackBerry. Now you're just supporting the carrier. I can't stand that argument. "Hey, we're still using our 8330 Curve, we support BlackBerry." No you don't. You did, five years ago when you bought the thing.
    03-02-15 09:40 PM
  16. diehardbbuser's Avatar
    How can anyone with a 3+ year old device say they are big supporters of BlackBerry? Really? How much money do you spend on BlackBerry products and services? Using a fully paid-for 3 year old device isn't supporting BlackBerry. Now you're just supporting the carrier. I can't stand that argument. "Hey, we're still using our 8330 Curve, we support BlackBerry." No you don't. You did, five years ago when you bought the thing.
    I got a q10... Simply still annoyed how far away it is from bbos. My gf wanted a bb10 bold n finally after years of waiting she is ready to accept the isn't done but wants a white..


    Support is by holding on and not leaving the ecosystem with hope of a device and polished os... After 9 plus years and numerous handsets over the years. It's not our fault the z10, z30, q5 where not what keyboard people want, the q10 without belt was dumb and only the passport and classic were decent devices,... So really what.. 6 months of devices and an os years later still fluttering about with crap like the new calendar... Complicated swipes, stupid stickers in bbm, crappy cameras...
    03-02-15 10:10 PM
  17. Droidophobe's Avatar
    How can anyone with a 3+ year old device say they are big supporters of BlackBerry? Really? How much money do you spend on BlackBerry products and services? Using a fully paid-for 3 year old device isn't supporting BlackBerry. Now you're just supporting the carrier. I can't stand that argument. "Hey, we're still using our 8330 Curve, we support BlackBerry." No you don't. You did, five years ago when you bought the thing.
    If that was directed at me, you're wrong. I've purchased at least 6 BB's in the past 10 years, with the most recent being 12 months ago. The last 4 were all 9850's with OS7. I've also purchased a pile of chargers, docks, batteries, etc. If I have to buy more than 6 phones in a ten year period to support any phone company, then their sales expectations aren't realistic. Furthermore, the onus is on them to offer something that I want to buy, not on me to buy something that doesn't fill my needs.
    03-02-15 11:26 PM
  18. FrankIAm's Avatar
    ^ Your username renders all of your comments invalid.

    Is this the first time I say that? Because it doesn't feel like it, but I don't recall making the same statement previously..
    03-02-15 11:27 PM
  19. BLAZEDv3's Avatar
    I own a BlackBerry Z10, Z30, and Q10, yet my main phone is a Bold 9900. The traffic app is used daily on my 9900, it is one of the best applications I have ever used along with BlackBerry News which has already been shutdown. It was a shame when I realized BB10 offers nothing close to these apps.

    If BlackBerry wants to start sacking it's legacy users it better have a worthy upgrade ready for them. Many users of these legacy devices will not upgrade to BB10, instead they will go with Android or iOS. BlackBerry is killing their own legacy fan base by cutting them out too soon. The Classic is not the Bold 9900 replacement many have been waiting for, bring back key legacy apps like BlackBerry News and BlackBerry Traffic or risk loosing your legacy users to the competition. Why do you think so many people are still using a legacy device? It's not because we can't afford a BB10 device, I'm sure many legacy users have owned and tried BB10 already. I know once BlackBerry Traffic is killed off near the end of the month, I will have to start carrying two devices to get things done...a BlackBerry10 device and a Nexus . Eventually ill probably get tired of carrying both and just settle with my Android. For anyone who thinks the 10.3 framework truly combines Android into BlackBerry10, go pick up a current gen android device and compare. The virtual framework is still a joke and many applications don't run out of the box unless you do some modifications like cobalt. Basically If BlackBerry wants to force everyone to upgrade then show some effort and give your loyal fan base what they want, don't just throw on a track pad and call it a legacy replacement. There is a lot more to love about the legacy BlackBerry devices than just the physical hardware. Multitasking and overall flow of BB07 is just beautiful, it truly is a great OS.

    Time to say goodbye to my Bold 9900 and BlackBerry in general. Will check back once the Classic 2 is released, hopefully BlackBerry picks up its game by then.

    Posted via CB10
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    03-02-15 11:29 PM
  20. cedced67's Avatar
    Good as Waze is as an app (an every day on my Z30) it does not exist for OS7. My family is not going to be pleased with this loss. What little crowd may have remained included my wife and her third 9900.
    A long time ago, there was a BBOS waze, I used it on my 9780 but I don't know if it's in app world anymore... And I'm now relying on the android one through my Q10

    PS: Old waze is still there (I can't post links) :
    appworld . blackberry . com / webstore / content / 11579 /
    03-03-15 01:51 AM
  21. jamesp614's Avatar
    I checked last night and the old Google Maps app still works on my 9900. Of course, it is not the same as Traffic but it will do a route plan and show it on a map. I still have the ALX file on my SD card so if someone wants to host the file, I will send it.
    03-03-15 09:11 AM
  22. cbvinh's Avatar
    We want to upgrade our white dismantling bold for a white classic but stupid bb won't tell us when it's available and she may just say screw it and go iPhone.
    Here you go:

    BlackBerry Classic in white arrives this month, blue and bronze in April | CrackBerry.com
    03-03-15 11:27 AM
  23. cbvinh's Avatar
    This thread has made it obvious that BlackBerry Traffic is the killer app that Android, iOS, etc. can't match. I'm amazed.
    03-03-15 11:28 AM
  24. coalesce99's Avatar
    I'm going to downgrade back to my old Sanyo Katana II. So long, losers!

    http://www.digicircle.com/images/pro...atana%20II.gif
    03-03-15 11:52 AM
  25. diehardbbuser's Avatar
    Hopefully my carrier will have it, rogers. So far it's not on their radar.
    03-04-15 08:29 AM
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