- 01-31-2013, 09:58 AM #1
When I first heard about it, all of the gestures, the innovative hardware, the time shift camera, the UX and the keyboard, I was completely intimidated. When they had their port-a-thon and supposedly got a ton of apps ported over, I was downright scared for Windows Phone. This could have knocked Windows Phone light years out of the cell phone race right? Right?
Yesterday, I watched the presentation in full, wondering if it'd be worth porting some of my old android games on to. The gestures are overlookable, the camera is beat out by my 2006 winmo device, the apps make even windows phone's selection look huge in comparison,gaming is going to be absolutely laughable and the rendering on the browser is pretty awful. The UI looks like android vomited on meego and they pushed it out. With all of the capabilities of QNX, I really expected something astounding... I'm more than a little disappointed and I don't see any reason why anyone would make the switch from windows phone, or even android and iOS to blackberry. It's absolutely appalling.
- 01-31-2013, 10:07 AM #3
- 01-31-2013, 10:14 AM #5
I'm actually scared going into crackberry. There is a fanaticism there that alarms me and it's amazing how they call anyone who uses iOS as iSheep and yet overlook how completely insane they are.HTC Droid Incredible --> Apple iPhone 4S --> Nokia Lumia 920 --> BlackBerry Z10 --> HTC One --> iPhone 5
01-31-2013, 10:15 AM #6
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I pretty much liked the "remember"-app. Had a few times on my 7 Pro (and other phones) where I wanted something like that...
The keyboard seems to be awesome as well. The only thing is: how well will it work for "normal" users and not for a guy who had enough time to try the same few words/sentences for the presentation...
The "Storymaker" and the work/private-settings impressed me too.... so there are a few things I really liked and I am sure these will be the "killer-features" if they really do work well... But all in all: I don't know how the whole multitasking argument will stand after a few weeks of usage... Can not imagine a "true" multitsasking with 8 apps running being battery-friendly...
All in all: I like the idea of BB being innovative and like the nice new features they introduced yesterday. iOS, Android and WP liked them as well (I am sure) and will try to do something alike...and that would be awesome for all of us! But I thought the presentation would show us more awesome stuff :(
- 01-31-2013, 11:35 AM #11
BB10 was getting a lot of praise on CNN yesterday, but today they were saying the OS is about a year behind the competition. It looks ok to me.Check out the great deals on Windows Phone Accessories: http://store.wpcentral.com
- 01-31-2013, 11:38 AM #13
I was especially disappointed by the camera. The Lumia 920's camera blew away the competition, but the BB10's camera was the worst of the bunch.
Blackberry Z10's camera, smoked by a Windows Phone | Windows Phone Central
01-31-2013, 11:41 AM #14
- 111 Posts
I watched a review video of the Z10 and I thought the phone and the OS looked terrible, and there's no freakin start screen. The whole OS seems jumbled and incohesive it looks like the results of a smartphone OS train crash.
01-31-2013, 12:26 PM #15
- 143 Posts
Maybe if you guys understand a little dutch, check out this report: BlackBerry Z10 - Video's - Tweakers
At around 4:10 he's starting to talk(you can see it, for the non-dutch ppl :P) about lag on the phone, whilst during the presentation it was all about 'the flow of BB'. Now that is what I call disappointing.
Also, the icons look horrible from the app drawer, tbh.
- 01-31-2013, 02:24 PM #16Goodbye Dooley! You will NOT be missed!:@
Bring back the WeeeeeBeeeeaaarrrr
- 01-31-2013, 02:43 PM #19
I think the OS has bigtime promise. (Except the old Android Gingerbread runtime it uses.) However it looks like the hardware of the Z10 is going to be it's initial weakness. Looks like the camera is bad and the battery life is horrible. Plus it won't be here in the United States until March when we will probably hear about the Galaxy 4 and newer Lumia devices.
- 01-31-2013, 02:49 PM #20
What's the 3 complete OSs? Android, iOS and? WP is far from complete. I don't even think Android and iOS are complete.
People will choose it because they are BB enthusiast. People will choose ot because they want something different. Many people are choosing WP because it's different from the usual android and IOS phones.Goodbye Dooley! You will NOT be missed!:@
Bring back the WeeeeeBeeeeaaarrrr
- 01-31-2013, 03:09 PM #22
The people still left at Crackberry at this point are all going to be getting the new Blackberry regardless of how good it is, so yes, it's great that they're excited. But in the grand scheme of things, they're a drop in the bucket.
01-31-2013, 05:24 PM #23
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I think the BB faithful over hyped BB10 and it failed to deliver anything extraordinary. I'm mostly seeing a lot of average or meh reviews with the main point being that it's too little too late to save the company. The Z10 also doesn't look too appealing.
If the stock price keeps diving I can imagine RIM getting bought out by Lenovo or some other company.
01-31-2013, 05:40 PM #24
- 28 Posts
What absolutely baffles me are the icons they used, after all this time they could hired a good graphics firm to create some really cool, unique icons. But instead they just grabbed them off the web. Look at the calendar icon, seriously, that's been around for years. They had a chance to really make it shine with some simple touches like the icons and they failed badly. It looks like an old Android phone. A lot of the hardcore BB users will buy it, but I can't see many switching from other platforms. I have also read a lot of comments from long time BB users saying they are not buying it because they have removed the features that they rely on.
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