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Summary This is the best Blackberry phone ever! Finally, i have a phone with a real touchscreen, apps and 4G! Upgrading from a Bold 9930 this phone is like 10x better in every possible way. Web browser that actually works! I can open attachments in seconds with all native apps! I can scroll through thousands of emails and contacts in seconds and they don't take up my entire screen.
I can actually do everything the rest of the world has been doing for 5 years plus actually have a REAL KEYBOARD so i can actually respond to emails in seconds without making a million typos and wrong auto-corrects, like all the idiots around me on the bus/train typing like fifth graders with their silly 2 fingers!! (I haven't looked at my fingers to type in 25 years, so no, i will never type on a flat piece of glass and take homosapien evolution back 2 billion years.)
You can sideload all the cool Android apps like Google Maps (with navigation, works perfectly!), Amazon, Kindle, OKcupid, Candy Crush Saga, etc. to satisfy and shut up all the stupid Android zombies and iSheep. I have 5,413 contacts as i'm a real estate agent and it breezes through them just like Blackberry always has with the ability to search 1000's of fields in seconds (including Company name, which for some reason half the Android phones still can't do! Android just farts and crashes, and stupid apps like Go SMS/Contacts throw smartphones into epileptic seizures if you try to throw this many contacts or any real data at them). Plus you no longer need BES enterprise, so i can get my Exchange mail and pay $15 less a month on my phone plan, and have a real email instead of Google's gARBAGEmail that looks like email did in 1993!
Anyone who actually does WORK on their phone and doesn't just use it as a toy to play games and watch YouTube videos owes it to themselves to buy this phone. Guess what? It's actually a good PHONE, a good contact manager, a good email device, and a good organizer. Not just a toy/miniature video playback device with a giant screen like everything else on the market. I paid $600 retail for this because i'm still in my plan and my Bold 9930 is going up on eBay. Worth every penny. Finally, i have joined the smartphone world where i can actually get work done AND have an awesome smartphone in one device. That's why i use a Blackberry!!
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Pros Great for phone basics such as texting, email, music, and web browsing
Fits well in the hand and feels solid
Cons Could be a little more competitively priced.
Summary All in all a great phone for someone who wants a phone for things a phone should do. The Q10 doesn't have all the bells and whistles that most smart phones have but honestly do you need to be able to play some city building app or have swipe gestures (looking at you S4). The Q10 does precisely what it set out to do, and that is be a solid phone for business class individuals and people who enjoy a physical keyboard.
Pros Best communication device with the Blackberry Hub, flexibility to separate work from personal with top notch security feature, really fast browser, outstanding battery life, BBM with screen sharing capability, great features like Timeshift.
Cons A few apps missing but more added everyday.
Pros The Hub, probably the most noticeable improvement when compared to the previous 12 models I've used. The battery life is the best I've ever seen on a smartphone, security is still sound and of course the KEYBOARD! is fantastic, best ever bar none
Cons The screen and cameras are nothing spectacular when comparing to the iPhone, Android, Windows, or other touchscreen products. The trackpad is gone and this will certainly annoy a few users who loved scrolling off screen.
Summary The sacrifice of screen size is easily remedied with the functionality you will not find on Android, iOS and Windows Mobile. Blackberry was after all the first to provide real multi-task capabilities, long before its competitors. If email is your primary use for your smartphone than this is the phone for you. Blackberry of course has not reduced it's high levels of security, and has tacked on a battery with the best I've seen from them in terms of talk time and overall life.
After 3 different Blackberry 7 models I can safely call this a fresh start for the company and most importantly the best smartphone for a professional who emails a lot on the market. The keyboard will likely invigorate long-term users in ways the Z10 never could.
Pros The Hub, everything in one view, very good
The Flow, with the gestures you can handle very easy and quick
Works very fast and smooth
A stable system
Secure, and you can configure everything
Cons Nothing :-)
Summary The BB10 OS is great, i love to use it. And now with a physical keyboard it's a working machine!!! :-)