Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 30th Jan 2013 23:06 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless And so, today, RIM announced its Hail Mary - a brand new mobile operating system (well, sort-of new), as well as two new devices. In addition, the Canadian company also officially changed its name from Research In Motion to Blackberry. The first few reviews of Blackberry 10 are already out, and it's not bad. The problem, however, is that in the case of Blackberry, 'not bad' could easily mean 'not good enough'.
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White Z10 ...
by phoenix on Wed 30th Jan 2013 23:31 UTC
phoenix
Member since:
2005-07-11

So much wasted space ... and the white top/bottom just make it more apparent. The extra bezel space around the screen makes sense due to the "start offscreen" gestures that are so rampant in BB10. But is the extra cm or so on top and below (which really stands out on the white model) really needed?

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RE: White Z10 ...
by nej_simon on Thu 31st Jan 2013 12:45 in reply to "White Z10 ..."
nej_simon Member since:
2011-02-11

Really? I don't think the "wasted space" on the Z10 is much different from many other smartphones so at least it's not worse than what's already on the market.

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2012/09/lumia920heade...

http://blogg.metro.se/prylbloggen/files/2012/09/Iphone5blo.jpg

Besides, the space at the bottom has a purpose: to make it easy to reach icons and buttons at the bottom of the screen with your thumb (but I guess they could remove some space at the top).

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RE[2]: White Z10 ...
by phoenix on Thu 31st Jan 2013 18:53 in reply to "RE: White Z10 ..."
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Compared to an Optimus G, it's a lot. ;) The OG screen goes all the way to the bottom of the phone, and only has enough space above the screen for the LG logo, speaker grill, front camera, and proximity sensor. The entire front is basically screen.

The Z10 is like the iPhone: large body, "tiny" screen in the middle. It's not too obvious on the black model as the screen, extra touchscreen, bezel, and extra space is all black. On the white model, though, it's very obvious just how small (in relation to the body) the screen is.

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RE: White Z10 ...
by phoenix on Sat 2nd Feb 2013 03:08 in reply to "White Z10 ..."
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Hrm, after watching a commercial for the Z10, I can kind of understand the extra space on top and bottom: makes for easy holding in landscape.

Still looks 'off' in portraits, though.

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