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NJBlackBerry 02-04-2013 09:17 PM

I tried. Really, I tried.
 
I tried the Z10. Loved the form factor. Fast and lightweight.
But I went back to my Lumia 920 (fast and heavyweight) for a few reasons:
- Font sizes; the lock screen and e-mails are so small I can barely read them. Even with my reading glasses on
- Apps. Or lack thereof. And not Skype and Netflix. Apps I use.
- Poor battery life on LTE. I got about 8 hours today and I barely touched it.
- Just some things I got used to. Much easier to delete e-mails on the Lumia (fewer touches)..
- Speed Dialing just wasn't happening for me on the Z10.

I will keep it around; it works fine on WiFi just no calls and will test it as (if) software updates become available.

It has promise. It is a lovely BB, but not right for my needs.

daphne 02-04-2013 11:44 PM

Re: I tried. Really, I tried.
 
You gotta use what works for you. Fair enough.

zerog46 02-05-2013 09:13 AM

Re: I tried. Really, I tried.
 
I still need to get my hands on one to try it out. The one thing I heard along with you a the bad battery life. But I still won't to give it a shot.

steakman 02-05-2013 09:46 AM

Re: I tried. Really, I tried.
 
Looks like I'll be keeping my 9900 for a while...but it sure is tempting to give the Z10 a go.!

Lets hope BB works some of those kinks out - SOON. I too would love to be able to change the font size on e-mails/text etc. but then, reading glasses are part of my life now..thank god for costco eh.?

Is there any word on how BB home interacts with the Z10?

guinda35 02-05-2013 07:17 PM

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No speed dialing? That's not good -- especially without a keyboard.

nobody7290 02-06-2013 11:22 AM

Re: I tried. Really, I tried.
 
If you enlarge the system default font, also, the font for email used will be that size. I dont see a problem here.
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NJBlackBerry 02-06-2013 11:26 AM

Re: I tried. Really, I tried.
 
No. It doesn't work for HTML or RTF emails. Only for old text based e-mails.
It doesn't work.

nobody7290 02-06-2013 11:34 AM

Re: I tried. Really, I tried.
 
Same problem as with the browser then, you should be able to specify a minimum font size, regardless, what the stylesheet or the mail wants. See my post about this topic.
Here:
http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...text-size.html

NJBlackBerry 02-06-2013 12:04 PM

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I posted this on the BlackBerry Support Forum too.

rambo47 02-06-2013 08:38 PM

Re: I tried. Really, I tried.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by NJBlackBerry (Post 1798800)
I tried the Z10. Loved the form factor. Fast and lightweight.
But I went back to my Lumia 920 (fast and heavyweight) for a few reasons:
- Font sizes; the lock screen and e-mails are so small I can barely read them. Even with my reading glasses on
- Apps. Or lack thereof. And not Skype and Netflix. Apps I use.
- Poor battery life on LTE. I got about 8 hours today and I barely touched it.
- Just some things I got used to. Much easier to delete e-mails on the Lumia (fewer touches)..
- Speed Dialing just wasn't happening for me on the Z10.

I will keep it around; it works fine on WiFi just no calls and will test it as (if) software updates become available.

It has promise. It is a lovely BB, but not right for my needs.

I appreciate the thoughts. These are the kinds of things we need to hear, especially if we have been seduced away to another platform and are considering another go with BlackBerry.

I'm going to wait for the Q10 and take another gander at BlackBerry.

trailrunner 02-07-2013 05:33 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by rambo47 (Post 1798911)
I appreciate the thoughts. These are the kinds of things we need to hear, especially if we have been seduced away to another platform and are considering another go with BlackBerry.

I'm going to wait for the Q10 and take another gander at BlackBerry.

yeah, me too. I haven't had a BB since 2009 but WOW did I love me some Blackberry from 2005 to 2009. Since then I've had a few Iphones, a few androids and now a beautiful, sleek HTC 8X windows phone. I love the 8X but will give the Z10 a look when it comes to AT&T

NJBlackBerry 02-07-2013 06:24 PM

Re: I tried. Really, I tried.
 
How do you like the 8X?

lg777 02-07-2013 06:48 PM

Re: I tried. Really, I tried.
 
I've been reading some very different battery life usage. Hopefully it gets sorted out cause it should last at least a day with moderate use.

I remember the battery fiasco with the 9900's at launch and after 2 replacement units, battery life was good enough to get through a busy day.

But my touchscreen and touchpad seems to be acting up once in awhile these days.

But will probably get one though, when my company upgrades the BES server.

trailrunner 02-08-2013 09:34 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by NJBlackBerry (Post 1798935)
How do you like the 8X?

I love the 8x. I looked at the Nokia 920 too but decided the size, weight and feel of the 8x was more to my liking. My 1st WP device was the Lumia 900 but I sold it month after i bought it and got a HTC Titan 2. I guess I just prefer the HTC devices over the Nokias.

Preroll 02-11-2013 01:24 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by lg777 (Post 1798938)
I remember the battery fiasco with the 9900's at launch and after 2 replacement units, battery life was good enough to get through a busy day.

I was thinking the same thing in regards to the Bold at launch.

NJBB- I'm sure you tried but gotta ask anyway. I'm assuming you shut off WiFi, Bluetooth, etc. to see if there was an improvement? I also wonder if screen brightness has something to do with it but you did mention that you barely touched it so probably not. This would be a deal breaker for most if you can't get through a full day on one charge. However, I was reading some comments on another user that said the battery performance was improving on subsequent charges.

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JakeKole 02-11-2013 02:22 PM

Re: I tried. Really, I tried.
 
I spent end of last week with the device and I realy like it. I have not so far been a fan of touch screen devices. The poor battery life and i find the keyboards difficult to type on. I got hit realy badly with a overpriced contract for a realy bad samsung phone many years ago and has contributed to me not getting a touch screen device.

In saying that if i could afford the z10 i would swap it for my 8520. I would just have to get used to charging it every day like all other touch screens. I realy like the hub feature and the flick gestures seems so natural for me. I even started doing it on my 8520, stupid. As i have never been a smart phone user and just a blackberry user over the last few years. I don't realy have any problems with the device apart from a few set up problems that i had. But i think they were due to the sim card and the active sync issue.

The only app that was missing was whatsapp and i don't even think i will need opera mini as i like the built in browser. The only other thing i am not too sure on is a few usability issues but i think they may just be because i am knew to the device.

But it does everything without problem, pdf, office docs, music player, media player, games, flash. I can even play my flac collection. The keyboard is also definitely very usable, i can type like my usual two thumbs and it works fine.

Overall i would give it 9/10 and if i could afford it i would replace my 8520, i just can't wait until devices like this have a battery life like my 8520. :D

NJBlackBerry 02-11-2013 02:37 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Preroll (Post 1799123)
I was thinking the same thing in regards to the Bold at launch.

NJBB- I'm sure you tried but gotta ask anyway. I'm assuming you shut off WiFi, Bluetooth, etc. to see if there was an improvement? I also wonder if screen brightness has something to do with it but you did mention that you barely touched it so probably not. This would be a deal breaker for most if you can't get through a full day on one charge. However, I was reading some comments on another user that said the battery performance was improving on subsequent charges.

Comments on Review: BlackBerry Z10 (Phone Scoop)

I turned off everything. BT, WiFi, NFC. I shut down apps when they weren't necessary. And still it drained. And heaven forbid if I made a phone call. Actually, the battery was as bad as many other smartphones out there. I was hoping for better.

Preroll 02-11-2013 04:16 PM

Re: I tried. Really, I tried.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by NJBlackBerry (Post 1799130)
I turned off everything. BT, WiFi, NFC. I shut down apps when they weren't necessary. And still it drained. And heaven forbid if I made a phone call. Actually, the battery was as bad as many other smartphones out there. I was hoping for better.

Ugh!...Ok. Guess we'll see how the Q10 battery rates when it comes out. Hopefully adjustments can be made soon by RIM (I mean Blackberry).

You still like the Lumia? Only thing I wish you could do with that phone is swap batteries like the BB. I hate being tied down to carrying a charger around all the time. Other then that, I've heard some pretty good reviews RE: the 920.

NJBlackBerry 02-11-2013 04:59 PM

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There is no doubt that tweaks can be made to pep up the battery. It is a v1.0 software, after all.

The Lumia 920 is so big and clunky. I am looking at an HTC 8X now, which also doesn't have a replaceable battery.

Then again, if anyone can find an LS-1 battery for the Z10, let me know :-)

nobody7290 02-11-2013 05:07 PM

Re: I tried. Really, I tried.
 
The weight of a 97xx is only 118g including battery - 20g less then the Z10. It is much smaller then the Z10. The only problem with it is the small screen. Omit the screen. Then you have <100g. Add google glass.

Then you have something usable without drawbacks.


Edit:
I will stay with my 9700 + playbook combination. It offers 2 days of mobility, and if needed a large screen.


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