Wow, it is absolutely amazing how not a single person that posted in this thread (a) actually read and understood
the comment made by the OP, and (b) has any clue what they are talking about.
Originally Posted by SyncMaster753
I really want the Q10, but BB really dropped the ball on that one.....
I could get a z10 now, but unfortunately, i know people will be selling them for ~450 on kijiji/CL soon enough
You obviously never wanted a BB10. Hardware failures are imminent everywhere with every brand and every product no matter what it is and where it is. Every product fails, period, no exceptions, and there are bad apples (not Apples) everywhere. You will not find any Z10 on KJ/CL for a long time to come, at least not in any tangible quantity. Obviously there will be an occasional phone here and there.
Originally Posted by Master__Shake
hopefully theres a team who are trying to install jellybean on that phone. it would make a pretty cool android phone
I really hope not. I don't want to see anything the likes of a junky Android OS within 10 miles of this device. Besides, the device is already capable of running basically any Android 2.3.3 app, and within a few weeks it will be capable of running any Android 4.1 app.
Originally Posted by Otterclock
Blackberry's decline from their previous market dominance isn't really a debatable thing.
I wouldn't hold the problems of a single demo unit against them, though. I like Blackberry's strong focus on the communication experience and can definitely see giving one of their phones a try.
True, but you completely missed the fact that the OP is not referring to BlackBerry. He's actually referring to the fact that as soon as there is a tangible competitor out in the market to the Apple/Android dominance that is actually acknowledged (not like everyone's favorite completely dismissed and understated Windows phone), the "mighty" start to whine, *****, and complain, and will stoop to any level to "defend" their devices. So much so that you will see this type of utterly biased, unprofessional, pure sensationalist garbage posted in more and more places. As many like to put it here, fanboys will be fanboys.
Originally Posted by Stay Puft
Why are you guys getting so hostile towards each other? We all knew this phone was going to be terrible. Its years behind the curve and you actually believe blackberry can put a decent os together? Don't you remember the storm?
You sir have zero clue what you are talking about. The OS blows anything offered by the Apple and Android camps completely out of the water, and so does the device in every functional respect except for maybe the camera (software only problem really and will be resolved soon). The only
thing currently hurting the platform is the fact that it is brand new and the app availability is limited, but that will change as long as BlackBerry keeps the momentum going. Maybe you should actually understand what the device is doing, how it's doing it, and what's it like, before making such uninformed comments.
Originally Posted by M3T4LM4N222
Blackberry needs to adopt Android and simply add their own customizations to it. I just don't see them surviving if they keep pushing the blackberry OS. We all know how horribly their tablets sold.
That's right. We all know how terribly Apple was doing since 1990s until 2007. Surely this must mean that they are completely out of the running today, right? Right?! This was such a well thought out, educated comment. I love it so much I cannot stop reading it over and over again. If you try and fail, the lesson is never try.
I'll tell you what, I've used an iPhone, never liked it because it is oversimplified and uses a fragmented interface (everything is touch except you have to rely on a home button). It does however have the best, most polished apps, which is a huge plus for the platform. I personally own an Android device and as a media consumption device it is superior to the OS 7 and before generation of BB devices but it is still running a garbage OS. I like it for its customizability and the fact that custom ROMs and developer community do some amazing things. However, it fails miserably in being a productive device, especially when it comes to doing actual work. Don't even get me started on the security risk aspects of it, the general lack of OS performance, and the massive fragmentation of the market. Androids are great devices in a lot of respects, but they too have a lot of problems. I also own a BB 9900. I use it for work. I could never, nor would I ever want to replace it with an Android as my primary device. iOS/Android just does not do what the BB does, and this is the now old OS 7. I actually did use a Z10 and the platform is truly amazing. It takes the productive aspects of a BB and it actually manages to blend them extremely well with the entertainment/media consumption aspect to give me one device that really does it all, and on top of that provide a rock-solid, high-performance OS, rich features, and strong security. Why would I want to own anything but a Z10 now? I know I don't and many will feel the same.Edited by dejanh - 2/10/13 at 8:14am