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Old 05-12-2013, 01:26 AM   #21 (permalink)
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To NoBox, you have taken this thread way off topic. If you have gripes, please post them in another thread and not derail the topic of someone genuinely seeking help. Most of your posts should be in the Rants and Raves section anyway.
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:08 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Allowing an HTML server to set the font size on a page was, in my opinion, a big mistake. Implementing HTML in email was also a big mistake, not just for readability either. But that is now the world we live in. Browsers had to provide ways for people to change the font size on pages to make them more readable. Other email clients provide the same featues. The BB10 browser has a reader mode to make the text part of a web page a better reading experice. It is time for BlackBerry to step up and provide a solution for email on BB10.
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Old 05-12-2013, 03:34 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I guess a software fix that would give you the ability to toggle between email screen size. Frankly, I don't understand your gripe on this score. I can't see anything on my screen without my reading glasses, but once I have them on, I have absolutely no problem reading my emails on the Z10.

I do concur with your gripe on phone dialing. Automatic dialing is very cumbersome. You can't automatically dial from your address book by spelling a name on your dial pad, as in the Bold. Indeed, it is a nightmare to dial a number from your address book, as far as the number of gestures required to get a number dialed. And speed dialing is next to useless, beyond the 3 boxes on your dial pad (not counting the voicemail box). Although I like the "box" layout for speed dialing, as opposed to remembering code numbers, I just wish there were more boxes available to choose from. But I'm one of the kool aid group which you point out is willing to live with these failings.

The Reader on the web interface is sweet, though, for us oldsters that cling to our reading glasses. One of the many reasons I'm willing to live with the above.
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I am glad that you are comfortable with the font size on the Z10. And it is immaterial to me.

I can see the same e-mails just fine on other phones, which somehow have been programmed to allow you to change the font size (small, medium, large) yet the programmers at BlackBerry (in their 20s) don't see the need.

So I am using the freedom that I have to 1) use other phones, and 2) let others know that this is a major issue FOR ME on the Z10.
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To NoBox, you have taken this thread way off topic. If you have gripes, please post them in another thread and not derail the topic of someone genuinely seeking help. Most of your posts should be in the Rants and Raves section anyway.
It is only a rant if it is emotionally based. You opened a door on problems that fit in the advice for Blackberry. To use your words; I genuinely hope Blackberry is following this thread and others what constitute advice on what they might so to reinstate themselves in the good graces of folks who would like to do business with them.

If you are referring to my lame attempt at humor I agree. Shouldn't try that kind of thing in this kind of environment.

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It is only a rant if it is emotionally based.
Given the amount that you complain, I'm fairly certain you have some emotion, which would make your posts rants.
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You can pinch zoom in e-mail, but unlike the legacy OS, it expands the text outside of the screen. They need to address that as well.
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I am glad that you are comfortable with the font size on the Z10. And it is immaterial to me.

I can see the same e-mails just fine on other phones, which somehow have been programmed to allow you to change the font size (small, medium, large) yet the programmers at BlackBerry (in their 20s) don't see the need.

So I am using the freedom that I have to 1) use other phones, and 2) let others know that this is a major issue FOR ME on the Z10.
Horray for freedom! But tell me Grumpy, have you figured out how to use the dialing function of the phone better than I have?
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It is only a rant if it is emotionally based. You opened a door on problems that fit in the advice for Blackberry. To use your words; I genuinely hope Blackberry is following this thread and others what constitute advice on what they might so to reinstate themselves in the good graces of folks who would like to do business with them.

If you are referring to my lame attempt at humor I agree. Shouldn't try that kind of thing in this kind of environment.
I think the OP was asking for advice for her device - maybe you interpreted it differently. I did not post the things you are attributing to me.

BlackBerry have their own forum, a Twitter account and they are on Facebook. If you have advice for BlackBerry I suggest you post it in one of those places. Given the small amout of traffic this site has, I highly doubt anyone at BlackBerry reads these theads. Maybe they did in the past when this forum was very active.
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Horray for freedom! But tell me Grumpy, have you figured out how to use the dialing function of the phone better than I have?
Dialling on the Z10 sucks. I understand that the Q10 speed dial doesn't work like the Bold's did and are also a PITA. You can't even press and hold a (Q10) key for speed dial...how dumb is that? Guess some of the geniuses at BlackBerry are just plain deaf dumb and blind.
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Horray for freedom! But tell me Grumpy, have you figured out how to use the dialing function of the phone better than I have?
My name is not grumpy.
Get that straight.

The dialing functions stink. Speed dialing is a joke.
The e-mail viewing functions stink for HTML e-mails.
There are UI inconsistencies throughout. So much for TAT.

A 1.0 OS. Competing against mature Operating Systems.
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Could not agree with you more NJ. The OS is severely lacking and suffers greatly from inconsistencies. I get what they are trying to achieve, but it's half baked and not even close to where it should be today.
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I think the OP was asking for advice for her device - maybe you interpreted it differently. I did not post the things you are attributing to me.

BlackBerry have their own forum, a Twitter account and they are on Facebook. If you have advice for BlackBerry I suggest you post it in one of those places. Given the small amout of traffic this site has, I highly doubt anyone at BlackBerry reads these theads. Maybe they did in the past when this forum was very active.
Seemed to me that "...advice for Blackberry." Was referring to the company, not her machine. Especially, when others jumped on with problems they had with the design of their devices.

Also, to repeat, I have said very little here that hasn't been said directly to Blackberry. Until today though I had no reason to believe anyone there was paying attention.

A recitation of factual problems is not the same thing as a vituperative rant.
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No skeuomorphics? I mean I have heard from the getgo it can be rough but with a few days time mechanics become easier. Perhaps users are so use to other phones that adapting from one smarty to the next is extra difficult... I cannot stand using my friends windows tablet coming off of an apple one, but in due time we can all adapt. I think if anyones going to give advice to blackberry however, it would be to focus less on the "fun and cool stuff" and get back to basics or what their brand was originally known for. I would totally link up with some developers to lead a way in an app revolution coming, its all going to be work oriented, HMU!
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Oh my..
Well, start developing native apps - not crappy Android ports - and you will be on your way to the big time.
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