Summary: This thing arrived and worked for a couple of months and then started developing all manager of problems. Since we're not Stateside, it wasn't possible to return so we're stuck with it. Just like my wife - whom I bought it for - is stuck within the BB World. A word to whomever is listening: Do NOT buy this thing. Do not buy any smartphone made by BB. Stick to their medium to lower end spectrum phones where you still enjoy 9what remains) of their BBM & Data ecosystem.
Summary: While I love an under dog this phone is irritating. Constant upgrade messages, lost or misplaced mails, slow phone, not attractive, heavy and the annoying Blackberry hub! Battery runs down fast and the open windows you keep in the hub are so hard to close. Stick with an iPhone 3gs even. It's much better.
Like many, I'd had enough of waiting for Blackberry ...
6 August 2014
Summary: After several years of being a devoted Crackberry user, I finally drifted away from Blackberry in 2011. Like many, I'd had enough of waiting for Blackberry to release a modern, urbane, forward thinking device. In three years, I tried a myriad of different solutions of all OS's and sizes. The iPhone 4S/5. Nokia's Lumia line. Several Android devices, ranging from the Droid Incredible to the Galaxy Note 2, to the HTC One.
Summary: So the Z10 was my first blackberry (BB). Since I got a new plan I decided to go with the BB because I figured why not try it out for free. Once I got the phone the phone wanted a new update right away, which I did over a wifi connection. Once the phone updated and restarted... broke because I got the red LED light of death, I found myself driving back to the store to return it and got a new one. Went through the process again and this time it worked!
Summary: This phone has a great feel, build quality and screen... however, the OS is confusing and the touch screen is just not responsive or sensitive enough for my taste... Blackberry needs to hire some smart and wise developers who are logical and freedom oriented, so they can reflect refinement, simplicity, effectiveness and genius in their OS. After all, an OS is just as good as the minds of the developers you hire.
Summary: I expected a clean white blackberry Z10 without the verizon brand on my 2nd purchase and I still returned it...The first seller was all the same but was much worse when they just packed everything in a plastic mold that was not even for blackberry and threw in a car charger as a consolation...my advice to all...e-mail the seller first to make sure that they get everything delivered right... Joseph C.
Summary: I had high hopes for this phone, and even talked my wife into one, with both units on Verizon. My wife was a former iPhone user and hated the phone immediately due to issues with making the swiping work easily, and after a few weeks returned it and paid full price for an iPhone 5. I was a former Bold 9900 user, and with the Q10 not out yet at the time, I decided to try the Z10.
Pros: Nice screen size, durable, replaceable battery, time shift camera, flick typing with very good word/thought prediction, Neutron HiFi music player, speakerphone, blinking notification light, improved browser, decent browser, and Hub is a good concept.
Cons: Desktop software, clunky OS and keyboard, battery life, apps, visual voicemail, lock screen notifications, auto dials, music player, unlocking, cutting and pasting, jittery videos, no docking cradles, micro-USB, alarm clock, and cheap materials.