Pros Qwerty Keyboard, Ability to create sound profiles, Easy to search and find emails.
Cons Not the best app selection.
Summary I made the mistake of switching from Blackberry to iPhone5 when it came out. I was always on a Blackberry since they first came out but of course the new iPhone was all the rage so I figured I would try it out. iPhones are fun and have lots of apps but I need a phone that helps me get work done. I own my own businesses and live on email. Blackberry has security and ease of use for work. I will gladly give up all of the games for a phone that makes my work life easier!
Pros Physical keyboard.
Intuitive and fast interface.
Up to 80 gigs of memory.
Can side-load any Android app.
Gorgeous to look at.
Cons Screen could be bigger.
Pros BlackBerry OS 10, New GUI, Full HD camera support, BlackBerry Video chat, 4G LTE capable, full keyboard and touchscreen, great battery life, voice integration via speaker or bluetooth, NFC technology ready and lastly you can sideload Android apps.
Cons Your company may need to upgrade their BES server to support OS 10. If you don't use BlackBerry Enterprise and use regular email accounts, no issue.
Summary This is THE best BlackBerry I have ever owned. I am glad I waited. I almost bought the Z series but wanted a QWERTY keyboard. I type a lot of emails and need the keyboard. I have an iPhone as my personal phone, and while I love it for different reasons, it was a huge pain to write long emails or texts. I love the keyboard/touchscreen combination that puts my BB Torch 9810 to shame. Plus the LTE connection is much faster. There are more an more apps coming out each day. Truly worth the wait. The price will come down this fall coming into the holidays.This is also the first BlackBerry to offer photo and video editing options that are standard or integrated into the phone, like the iPhone. Previously, there was simply the camera application for photo or video. Now they have both, but you can apply effects to the photo/video on your device and edit it like Photoshop or iMovie. Love this phone!
Pros Extremely capable message/calendar/contact management-centric platform, smooth, fast and modern built to get things done; native apps of excellent quality, Android app compatibility if no native app yet available.
Cons Quirks of a new OS, small screen not well-suited if priority is movies and games (though as an occasional subway gamer and video watcher I'm quite satisfied). Android ports & sideloads can cover the bases but don't always match native quality.
Summary This is an extremely capable phone, though it's not or everyone I love it. The keyboard is beyond excellent, the interface if focussed on getting the job done: messaging, calendar, contact management. The Hub gathers all messages of every description in one place; they can be viewed by source (Facebook, Linkedin, Whatsapp, email, BBM, text, etc) or in an aggregated list, and sources can be included or excluded at will. The OS is powerful, responsive and smooth. It's got funny little quirks (like to text a missed call you need to long-press the number, select "info" for call, and there you'll find the option to text). I have a feeling these little things are the result of a brand new OS ... The update to OS10.1 addressed a huge number of little glitches, and 10.2 promises more tweaks (as well as major enhancements like wifi calling for seamless free international calling and text messages; it'll also bring compatibility with nearly all Android apps .. Presently only Android apps designed for Android 2.3 or below work). Which is another thing, talk all you like about the app-gap, the native Blackberry 10 apps are fantastic 9and that's with devs having only a few months to learn the environment ... Remember this is the most advanced OS on the market, even if a little polishing is still in the works) and a huge number of Android apps work beautifully out of the box if no native app is available ... Including Google maps, Netflix, Flipboard, Mort, BeyondPod, etc.
Now, I have a MacBook air, a MacBook Pro, a couple of iPod touches, a Nexus 7 tablet, a Kobo Pocket ebook reader ... I don't need to watch movies on my phone. I don't need a 6" screen to watch movies on my phone. I DO like to watch a bit of The Daily Show or Mad Money before hitting the sack ... Which I can do because Blackberry supports Flash in its browser (try it on an iPhone or Android device ... Even my Nexus 7 can play The Daily Show). But my priority is my phone as a focused communications device. For me Blackberry Q10 is a zippy communicator that runs every app I can think of (and since I use Apple and Android platforms as well, I'm familiar with the universe or random apps out there).
If you want to walk around with a 5" slab of glass in your pocket and a huge screen for movies and games are your priority because it's the only screen you've got then this isn't going to be your phone. I've found the experience excellent.
Oh, and to the poster who couldn't find emails ... Hub message search is excellent (you can search all messages from any source, or specify the source to search. And texting non-contacts consists of i) pressing "compose" icon and ii) typing in the non-contact's phone number. Not sure what the issue is there.
Pros Amazing. Really helps my business! Love the improved keyboards, can't wait for the next blackberry phone!
Cons None! Love the phone!