Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st Jan 2013 18:12 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "With BlackBerry 10's official launch just around the corner, we happened upon a few photos of the final gold master version of the operating system running on a BlackBerry Z10 handset. Well, thanks to a close source at BlackBerry, we actually can show you about 100 photos of the phone's operating system in full detail. Every screen, every option menu, every app - let's take a ride together." Eh. Let's hope using it is a better experience than looking at it.
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RE[2]: How to
by Morgan on Mon 21st Jan 2013 22:37 UTC in reply to "RE: How to"
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I couldn't have said it better. I'm excited to try one out when they come to my Sprint store this summer. I have a feeling I may just end up with one too, if I like what I see then.

Just based on these screenshots I already know I like the interface better than Android 4.1. Of course, I went from a Treo 650 to an original iPhone to a BlackBerry, where I stayed for several years before getting my first Android phone in late 2010, so I'm partial to the platform anyway. It's rock-solid and reliable as a communication platform, unlike most other smartphones I've had.

I just hope the full touchscreen and consumer-friendly focus doesn't detract from that reliability.

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RE[3]: How to
by pandronic on Tue 22nd Jan 2013 07:21 in reply to "RE[2]: How to"
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I'm kinda bummed that you'll probably need a special Blackberry plan.

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RE[3]: How to
by Soulbender on Tue 22nd Jan 2013 07:43 in reply to "RE[2]: How to"
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It's rock-solid and reliable as a communication platform

I guess you didn't have amodel with the "pearl". Having a trackball might sound like a great idea but only until you used one. We had a load of BB's with the pearl and on almost all of them the trackball stopped working properly sooner rather than later. The BB forums where filled with questions on how to clean the trackball something that was unfortunately not easily done without damaging the phone to some degree.

And of course, there are the infamously overpriced dataplans. The word from upon high soon became "don't download large emails, don't open large attachments, don't surf the net". Soft of defeated the purpose of having a BB.

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RE[4]: How to
by Morgan on Tue 22nd Jan 2013 13:32 in reply to "RE[3]: How to"
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Actually my first BlackBerry was the original Pearl, with the trackball and "SureType" keyboard. I did have a few times where the ball didn't cooperate but it was a simple fix. Since then I've had a couple of Curves, a Storm, and my most recent acquisition is a Style, which I'm excited to try out for the next few weeks once I've received the battery I ordered (the phone was given to me by a friend who lost the battery when he moved recently).

Despite hardware issues like the trackball on the cheaper models, I've always found the platform itself to be solid and dependable, something I need given how much I work from my phone. Who knows, I may give up my Nexus S for the Style if I like it enough! I do miss a hardware keyboard and I've always been partial to flip phones.

And as for data plans, well I'm on Sprint so I already have unlimited data which covers all their smartphones. Even when I had T-Mobile and AT&T before that, I never had issues with data on the BlackBerry or any other phone. Of course, I'm not one to stream video 24/7 on the phone either; it's a tool to get work done.

Edited 2013-01-22 13:34 UTC

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