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laffen
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Posted: 2013-02-01 04:24
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RIM is now BlackBerry, and BlackBerry has released the BlackBerry OS 10 operating system and the two smartphones BlackBerry Q10 and Z10

BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 announced

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Posted: 2013-02-01 23:01
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I think these both look good and the multitasking and speed is excellent. But to me the new BB10 looks a bit cluttered and will be a little bit of a new learning curve for existing users. I am unsure if they will like it, time will tell.
Phone?? What phone??
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Posted: 2013-02-02 19:50
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I'm not sure about cluttered, but I'll know first hand next week tuesday as i'm going into store to purchase one.
The demand is huge online for USA users; its actually surprising.

I just noticed a huge error on the Q10 qwerty BB10 device above; sourced from RIM errr BlackBerry (which I think is very stupid for a product company to change their name to a brand that is in challenging times).

Notice how the minimized app of music is there on the right, and The Hub notifications in the middle? That HUB should be on the far left ... not messages.
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Posted: 2013-02-02 20:02
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It seems many people are in the know about it as two young men in Phones4U store today were asking about it.
Phone?? What phone??
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Posted: 2013-02-02 21:25
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CURRENT RANKINGS
By daily interest
Device Daily hits
1.
BlackBerry Q10
70,773
2.
Sony Xperia Z
65,184
3.
Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III
59,488
4.
BlackBerry Z10
54,757
5.
Samsung I8190 Galaxy S III mini
50,589
6.
Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100
48,174
7.
Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562
47,281
8.
Micromax A110 Canvas 2
41,221
By user ratings
Device Rate Votes
1.
Nokia Lumia 620
7.998 851
2.
Nokia Lumia 920
7.656 1,880
3.
HTC Butterfly
7.647 568
4.
BlackBerry Z10
7.454 305
5.
Sony Xperia P
7.424 380
6.
Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100
7.414 1,432
7.
Sony Xperia S
7.412 604
8.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S
7.310 203
More statistics

BB Z10 has shot up fast GSM Arena
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Dups!
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Posted: 2013-02-03 10:12
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Even though Gsmarena keeps cleaning those votes or hits it is, nonetheless, good to see BlackBerry being up there. The recent hits place BlackBerry second and third after the Sony Xperia Z. Sure, the hits don't necessarily mean more sales but hopefully a sizeable number of those who clicked on them do go out and buy them. I know I am getting a BB10 phone as soon as it arrives.

@Hardened

Don't delay on the review!!! Looking forward to reading it.
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Posted: 2013-02-03 10:34
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Personally I feel Z10 isn't bad at all. Sure it uses "only" dual core CPU but I don't think BB OS needs more than that. Finally a BB that is not behind the times
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Posted: 2013-02-03 11:25
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Quad Core in a phone is not needed if the OS is right. It's pure pointless overkill imo. WP8 does fine on dual core
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Posted: 2013-02-03 18:41
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On 2013-02-03 10:12:09, Dups! wrote:
Even though Gsmarena keeps cleaning those votes or hits it is, nonetheless, good to see BlackBerry being up there. The recent hits place BlackBerry second and third after the Sony Xperia Z. Sure, the hits don't necessarily mean more sales but hopefully a sizeable number of those who clicked on them do go out and buy them. I know I am getting a BB10 phone as soon as it arrives.

@Hardened

Don't delay on the review!!! Looking forward to reading it.



Dups, I'm trying man ... official carrier release date in Canada is February 5th, yet on Kijiji and Craigslist a handful has shown up. I think this is the VERY first time I've had the cash to purchase a new smartphone and NOBODY has them long enough for me to meet with them! lol (I'm not paying more than the officially released $650CAN retail price for it, I'm no fool). February 5th - if in stock I'll post a new thread preliminary review with a follow-up as I learn more about it.
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Posted: 2013-02-04 18:15
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@randomuser & Sean72

I agree completely! The dual-core on BB10 is even more adequate in that BlackBerry are the ones that are in charge of the OS where there are unlikely (at this stage in any case) to be fragmentation. It's not like Android where there are multiple manufacturers with low- to high-end phones with different processors.

@Hardened

I think we're getting the phone towards the end of February, so you are likely to get it first.

Just read the Phonearena review and it is really a poor review. I don't mind reviewers criticising but the way they did smacked of bias, it felt as though they had made up their minds based on the countless previews after launch.

Having written that, however, I still believe BlackBerry still has maybe three software update to make this a stunning OS.
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Posted: 2013-02-04 18:59
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Every store I been into they have said there is massive interest in the new BB phones
Phone?? What phone??
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Posted: 2013-02-07 04:27
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Hi Guys ... just got mine a few minutes ago.

Preliminary impressions:
Hardware ... RIM's 5th try at touchscreen in various iterations; they finally nailed it!
TouchScreen - on par or even better than iPhone for navigation/selection (looks like PlayBook; much more responsive); haven't tried real data entry yet.

Setup: You'll need an active MicroSIM card or WiFi connection to complete; I fear this is the sign of times going forward for all platforms. (a slight annoyance but was boiyed with my experience with iOS/PlayBook).

BlackBerry Link - Desktop Manager replacement ... DAMN!!!!!!
This thing is ... Elegant, well organized UI layout, and FAST: Fast for switching menus, accessing UI, fast for accessing content (playlists, songs, videos, pictures etc - I have over 21GB of iTunes organized music, 12GB of Photos, 40GB of Videos; most I store on external yet not counting those. Accessing any of these is FASTER than Windows 7 explorer). Most impressive.

Sync'ing ... I've noticed in Win7 on the task bar the app icon slowly updates with a ring around its border - very subtle!

Browser ... 1 site checked ... my almar mata ... typing e,s,a,t,o ... results for esato.com shows up. bringing up the site shows in a narrow column 1/3rd the screen width which was odd to me, easily fixed with double-tap zoom. I'm just wondering why it showed up this way.

Speaker: testing out default notification sounds ... LOUD & CLEAR! Most impressive. iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5, LG Optimus G, Sony Xperia Arc, SGS II, SGS III don't equal. SGS III and Xperia Arc come close to full volume but this is subjective as I don't have any of these to test the same sounds = grain of salt.

30MB Update already waiting ... will not download even on wifi without 20% battery charge - very frugal BlackBerry.

I'll have a full run down tomorrow guys.
Thus far ... this OS is fast.

PS: Boot time from initial battery sit in ... under 1mins to actually USE the screen in the demo. FINALLY!! Whomever at RIM figured this out NEEDS a BONUS and a well deserved vacation.
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Posted: 2013-02-07 06:03
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^ Even I watched a video comparison of BB10 Vs Android, I have to say, BB10 is a very fast OS.

Here's the link of that video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rvbtkWFDFM
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Posted: 2013-02-07 16:55
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BIG news today!!

BlackBerry Announces Two New Board Directors - Bloomberg http://www.bloomberg.com/article/2013-02-07/a_KBU7wGv4fU.html via @BloombergNow

two new Directors to the Company's Board of Directors - Richard "Dick" Lynch, retired Executive Vice President of Verizon Communications Inc. and Bert Nordberg, former Chief Executive Officer of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications

Do you think BlackBerry's new competitive push for online music/video was just a coincidental suprise?!
(bigger partnerships for Sony is a BIG thing)
Also with former EVP for Verizon mean's better understanding of branding, testing, roll-out than they ever had before.
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Posted: 2013-02-07 17:20
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Thanks for the preview, Hardened!

Now I am really envious!

I will mention it again, this OS has the potential to be the best OS in mobile OSs. You can just see the potential in its infancy.

I am itching to get my hands on it.
[ This Message was edited by: Dups! on 2013-02-07 16:22 ]
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