Summary: The BlackBerry Z10 makes an excellent first impression, and is one of the most impressive pieces of hardware for a platform debut in recent memory. BlackBerry 10′s ability to consolidate troves of data into a usable space, the Hub, its powerful development tools and a growing community of loyal developers, along with excellent first-party and launch apps, bodes well for its entry into the Canadian market.
Pros: * Excellent responsive screen * Superb performance * BlackBerry Hub is an incredible information consolidator * BlackBerry 10 feels extremely polished * BBM Video is a treat * First-party apps are top-rate * Great network speeds * Good battery life
Summary: Credit needs to be given to BlackBerry for all the effort that went into putting together the Z10, BlackBerry 10 OS and BlackBerry World. The Z10 is a workable handset with most of the bells and whistles one would expect in a current smartphone. However, unless you are absolutely set on a two-year commitment with a modern BlackBerry, there is little reason to opt for this over an Android device or iPhone.
Pros: On-Screen Keyboard with Predictive Input:, LTE is Fast:, The Hardware:, Durable Design:
Cons: Blackberry 10 OS:, BlackBerry World (Lack of Apps):
BlackBerry Z10 vs. Galaxy Note II: Battle of the Time-Shifting Cameras
14 April 2014
Excerpt: One of the most-hyped features in the new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone is its "time-shifting" camera. When you take a photo of someone's face, the phone lets you pick the "best face" moment (within a few seconds of pressing the shutter), leaving the rest of the photo untouched. The benefit of the time-shift is to eliminate group photos that are spoiled because one person blinked or had a goofy expression.
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. But the geek-elite and those “in the know” have all but abandoned this stale and wholly outdated platform. The Z10 is going to change this of course, for better or for worse.
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 brimming with a heady catalyst of ideas. Here’s a BlackBerry you can finally be proud to own.
BlackBerry Z10 review: a new life, or life support?
7 January 2014
Summary: BlackBerry is about to enter the battle of its life, and as you'll see in my review of its new flagship phone, the Z10, it's using everything in its arsenal to win. Maybe win is the wrong word; perhaps victory for BlackBerry right now is something more like not losing everything. Because if you've been following this story , you know that everything is what's at stake. The company is coming back into the game with force, that much is clear.
Pros: Clean and solid hardware design, BlackBerry 10 is a promising new OS, Keyboard is surprisingly good
Cons: Third-party apps leave much to be desired, New UI tricks don't always pay off, Battery life is a serious concern
Excerpt: Editor’s note: This review is based on an early seeding unit that was given to select media outlets. Subsequent to the device’s release in the Indian market, the phone has received an OS update that resolves some of the issues highlighted in this review. And by making available MapmyIndia’s map suite for free, Blackberry has addressed the lack of a native maps application with India maps, too.
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. The device has been able to attract some new users, to be sure, but we can already see that they’re starting to run low on momentum.
Summary: To begin with, I believe the entire mobile and smartphone industry owes a debt of gratitude to BlackBerry for kicking off the whole mobile data device revolution in 1999 with its ingenious little push email devices that signaled the death knell of the pager.
Excerpt: The AT&T Blackberry Z10 Cell Phone is an interesting device. I have to admit I wanted to get on the bash wagon several times and join the rest of the sheep out there with my gripes and issues. I realized after a few days with it that the gripes and issues are really about change than anything else. At first glance you see what looks to be a “YAAD” (Yet another Android Device). It really isn’t though, it’s Blackberry OS 10.