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Old 04-25-2013, 06:53 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Default Re: Waiting For The Q10

Originally Posted by rambo47 View Post
Those are some drool-worthy specs for a BlackBerry. Dual core processor at 1.5GHz is something BB owners previously only dared dream of. Likewise an 8MP camera with LED flash and autofocus. And how about that 2GB RAM?? Finally!! And a 3.1" screen to boot! Getting rid of the trackpad lets them increase the screen size without adding appreciably to the overall dimensions. We're talking a couple millimeters added to the 9900's dimensions. I'll take that!
Over the past 2 days there have been a number of very positive reveiws. Here is one of them.

With near-perfect keyboard, Q10 a better BlackBerry than Z10 - The Globe and Mail

The only consistent negative theme has been the lack of apps. Although BBM has video in OS10, one long missing app from Blackberry is Skype. Apparently the Q10 comes with OS10.1 which has Skype!! OS10.1 soon to come to the Z10 according to reports.
One of the negatives for me is the lame map app which comes with OS 10. I have not found anything I like better than Google Maps. I am told however that the Android Google Maps can be ported to OS10 fairly easily.

I will see what Rogers comes up with on an early upgrade for the May 1 release here in Canada. Still smarting though from an enormous data bill while on an overseas trip in late fall - $5 a mb on a Plan! (vs AT&T .25 a mb) Do I really want to commit for another 3 years? (The three major carriers in Canada all require a 3 year commitment for a subsidized phone xxx8211; the three newer small carriers all all up for sale, being unable to compete with the major cariers).

Last edited by jimfraser : 04-25-2013 at 07:46 PM.
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