Excerpt: BlackBerry, the company known as synonymous with big business loosens up a little with the Z10, one of their most consumer-friendly devices in years. To start, the Z10 features an all-new version of BlackBerry's operating system.
Summary: We thank for the fast and painless deployment of the test samples. Whether Blackberry were aware that Z is the last letter in the alphabet and quite well reflected their own situation, or whether they just wanted to sound "sleek" and modern we can not say with certainty.
Pros: workmanship, connectivity options (microSD, microHDMI, microUSB), new and interesting operating concept, practical software features (WLAN enabling, DLNA, Balance, etc), removable battery, good onscreen keyboard
Cons: camera, battery running time, touch gestures can be confusing, meager app selection
Excerpt: The BB Z10, RIM’s, excuse me, BlackBerry’s new flagship phone, the other being the touch and type Q10, is exactly what BlackBerry needs to pull itself out of the deep, dark hole it’s currently positioned in. Not in sales of course, as BlackBerrys still sell by the millions.
Excerpt: So here we are. BlackBerry gifts us with the Z10, one of two “10” models released into the wild, with the other being the touch-and-type Q10. The BlackBerry Z10 is an otherworldly treat, a combination of blood, sweat and gears combined into a user-friendly smartphone that is fast, accessible and...
Conclusion: I tried to be optimistic about the BlackBerry Z10. This was supposed to represent the rebirth of the company and a real push to, at the very least, be seen as a legitimate number three in the world of smartphones behind Android and iOS.
Conclusion: My time with the Z10 has been interesting. In a lot of ways BlackBerry hit this one out of the park. The hardware is beautiful and quality wise is much better than most of the Android phones on the market and up there with Apple devices as well.
Conclusion: Despite Blackberry building what appears to be a solid OS that can handle just about anything that is thrown at it, it still lacks the feeling of belonging. Perhaps part of this is derived from the rather nascent and desolate app store that is devoid of the main stream applications I depend on, such...
Pros: Solid battery life, an excellent keyboard, and nice form factor that feels solid in the hand
Cons: Not enough mainstream apps, such as Spotify, Pandora and others
Verizon BlackBerry Z10 Review: From an iPhone Owner
7 June 2013
Excerpt: The BlackBerry Z10 arrives to a crowded smartphone market, crashing headlong into the iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One. BlackBerry upped their game with the BlackBerry Z10, offering a full touch screen experience that delivers a very good keyboard, even without the trademark physical keyboard...
Summary: BlackBerry has done a nice job revamping their OS. But it has taken us a while to get the hang of using it. To that effect, older blackberry users are sure to be a bit overwhelmed, as this is a very different user interface to operate.
Pros: Nice form-factor, fast performance, fast camera snaps, dropbox integration, screen sharing feature is neat, apps look nicer than before, HDMI Out, excellent keyboard with predictive words, sharp high ppi display with good colors
Cons: BlackBerry 10 requires a pretty big learning curve / you really need to use the tutorial, app selection isn’t there yet – but that is to be expected, display isn’t very bright, BlackBerry Maps is not nearly as good as Google Maps