Summary: Had BB for 10 years last one was the 9900 and had issues. Got the Q10, took a while to get use to but not sold yet. I like the hub and the ability to all lots of emails, the net is faster but missing some key features.
Gave it a month and concluded that the Q10 is a downgrade from the 9900.
Shawn Mccleskey "Neo-Geo", Amazon
20 July 2013
Summary: I've been a dedicated Blackberry user since the 8700c (circa 2005), upgrading to the latest iteration of Blackberry's flagship model ever since. As an intended upgrade to my trusty but dated Bold 9900, I purchased the long awaited Q10 at release from AT&T in the USA and have used it thoroughly/exclusively/hourly since June 20th (a full month). I really wanted and tried fervently to like this phone.
Summary: Fantastic hardware -- keyboard is stunning -- everything works really well, and the interface with the hub is great. Takes a while to learn, but then really fast to use. BUT, and this is a big but -- its a downgrade from what iOS and Android have to offer -- most importantly, for mac users there is no reliable sync for contacts, calendars, notes, and reminders, even with the most recent (7/9/13) update pushed to users -- iCloud rejects some sync attempts all together,...
Summary: I'm up to 5 hours now to install my new phone and I'm moving from Blackberry to Blackberry. The holdup - Blackberry Link Software. Turns out the Blackberry desktop software I've been using (and upgrading) for years doesn't work for the Q10 so I had to download the MASSIVE Blackberry Link application which does WAY more than I want. I really just want to sync my contacts and calendar. But no, I have to sync music, videos, ALL of my computer files, etc.
Summary: Although apps are a weak point, it is a new ecosystem and is making great leaps at covering the "app gap". If specific apps are key to your smartphone usage, make sure BB10 has versions of them. Otherwise stay away for now.
Excerpt: The basic phone is good! but I am my third phone in 4 months!!! Touch screen keeps freezing, key pad faulty!! sat nav apps for Q10 are XXXT, Battery over heating, had to turn some apps of and 4G setting to help cool phone down my old Curve worked better out and about on site and on the move in your pocket, I even have tried hard leather case to protect it.
Summary: I have used standard blackberries- the ones with the cursor and no touchscreen for the last 4 years. I have always found them to be very intuitive to use and incredibly fast to text, type, and cut and paste on. However times change and i wanted a new phone- one where i could surf the net on and have lots of cool apps without squinting at the screen. So i went for this.
Summary: I am on my second BB Q10. I like everything about the phone except an issue with losing the loudness in the volume on the earpiece. 2 different phones and the same issue with both. It happens about a month after owning the phone. The only way you can understand what the caller is saying, is to put the phone on speaker. Not very private executing that feature.
The only choice if you want a keyboard, but doesn't do it for me.
31 August 2013
Summary: I bought this for my wife as she said she wanted a keyboard and didn't like touch screens. I got it home and its a good phone, but the lack of applications is a real bind. It means all she can use is basic apps. Twitter and Facebook have problems as out of the box Twitter needed re-installing, Facebook gives problems with certain content on your status page with no way round.
Excerpt: If like me, you have used Blackberrys for office and home for a long time take care before you buy the Q10, this isn't like the older models. It has 2 major differences from older Blackberrys, which outweigh the apparently very good build quality. Firstly if you are a heavy email user/receiver, the Blackberry Internet Service email filter facility is not available for the Q10.