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    News - BlackBerry Z10 smartphone sells like hot cakes?

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    Re: News - BlackBerry Z10 smartphone sells like hot cakes?

    Don't forget that the UK is a quite a unique market in Europe - I don't know any other country in the EU where Blackberries have any kind of fanbase. Heck, I haven't seen anyone using BB phones recently except when I'm in the UK

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    Re: News - BlackBerry Z10 smartphone sells like hot cakes?

    It's a full fledged rip off of the best features of iOS and Android. I spose it might be difficult to come up with something new, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't try to do it.
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    Re: News - BlackBerry Z10 smartphone sells like hot cakes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Obscurity View Post
    It's a full fledged rip off of the best features of iOS and Android. I spose it might be difficult to come up with something new, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't try to do it.
    how?

    i could see that it might be considered a rip-off of the Nokia N9, with its edge-swipe UI, active multi-tasking panes, unified messaging centre, and being built using Qt, but where on earth does IOS and Android come into it!
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    Re: News - BlackBerry Z10 smartphone sells like hot cakes?

    I agree - we got the BB's first because we're really the most important market they have. Sales elsewhere are supposed to be dire. I think part of this is because we are one of the few countries left where you don't need any credit to connect a call/text/whatever to your mobile. Youngsters and over people that have no credit can use BBM or receive stuff which is simply not possible in other countries...
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    Re: News - BlackBerry Z10 smartphone sells like hot cakes?

    I should get my hands on a Z10 later this week (depends when I can be bothered to go collect it from the office) as I need to see if we'll stick with using BBs at work or switch to something else.

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    Re: News - BlackBerry Z10 smartphone sells like hot cakes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Obscurity View Post
    It's a full fledged rip off of the best features of iOS and Android. I spose it might be difficult to come up with something new, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't try to do it.
    BB10 has "inspiration" from every major and minor mobile OS of the last few years from what I've seen, including Palm/HP WebOS prominently in the card multitasking... in theory that's a good thing - take the best ideas and use them all. The problem is it has little unique about it, nothing of it's own really except the keyboard which seems to be a bit marmite and for real Blackberry fans has lost things which did differentiate them like BIS. The Z10 just seems boring to me, Blackberry have an image problem of being associated with business suits or rioting teenagers and outside of the UK without it's rioting teenager fanbase it's even down the food chain. Microsoft have the required billions to combat their image problem, doubt Blackberry do.

    It's getting increasingly hard to be that different from Android, iOS and WinPho, they each have their unique angles and another different OS with a USP is hard to pull off.

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    Re: News - BlackBerry Z10 smartphone sells like hot cakes?

    I'm certain the keyboard becomes a lot faster to use once you are used to it, as well. A reviewer using it for a week or two is certainly not going to be at that stage. Other reviews seem to like the keyboard implementation, calling it one of the best if not the best currently available.

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    Re: News - BlackBerry Z10 smartphone sells like hot cakes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Obscurity View Post
    It's a full fledged rip off of the best features of iOS and Android. I spose it might be difficult to come up with something new, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't try to do it.
    Everything is a remix, you should rid yourself of the illusion of originality.

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    I suspect the words appearing above buttons on the keyboard are there to help users get used to the interface, not something that needs to be read all the time. Half the time I type I don't look at the keys on the keyboard because I know where they are. When using the swipe feature you would naturally go to the next letter in the word you want to use and swipe to get the word saving a few keystrokes, I would imagine doing it after 3-4 letters in a word would produce accurate results which is what I find with swiftkey on Android.

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    Re: News - BlackBerry Z10 smartphone sells like hot cakes?

    I read 100k devices were just on pre order which is good given their market share won't be like before. Most likely the hardcore BB crowd.

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    Re: News - BlackBerry Z10 smartphone sells like hot cakes?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    Youngsters and over people that have no credit can use BBM or receive stuff which is simply not possible in other countries...
    Why don't youngsters switch to a multi-platform messaging app like Hike or WhatsApp? Then they wouldn't be tied to BBM and Blackberry smartphones?

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    Re: News - BlackBerry Z10 smartphone sells like hot cakes?

    True but they are still hanging on to their BB's in this country at least. I don't know anybody who hasn't moved away from the platform because of frail hardware and poor apps
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    Re: News - BlackBerry Z10 smartphone sells like hot cakes?

    I hope they didn't do a Microsoft with windows phone and lose all of the enterprise features to try to sell more phones to inattentive teenagers.
    I still really rate blackberries in the enterprise.
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    News - BlackBerry Z10 smartphone sells like hot cakes?

    Blackberries have always been enterprise, that where they come from.

    Also well know for their keyboards, best keyboards in the smartphone market.

    Everyone is always going to compare all smartphone OSs with there counterparts. Each one has its own unique parts to it but ultimately will all be very similar.

    You can only have so many ways to do something on a smartphone.

    Me, however would love a new BB10 device as they looks awesome. shame I have another 8 months to go on my contract.
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    Re: News - BlackBerry Z10 smartphone sells like hot cakes?

    If they had produced this phone 2 years ago, I would have said Blackberry had a chance. Looks like a perfectly good phone but I don't feel compelled to get it at all. If Blackberry are to survive they need to pair up with a big player like Nokia did with Microsoft.

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    Re: News - BlackBerry Z10 smartphone sells like hot cakes?

    Regrettably I have to agree with "The Hand"; RIM (I decline to accept BBRY until the owners of BBX issue benediction) RIM are simply not diverse enough to compete with Apple (Macs and iTunes), Samsung (TV's and white-good) or even Microsoft's revenue from software.

    Might I add to Mark Tyson's observations on the uniqueness of UK sales, that it also offers synergy to the expanding Indian market. In fact it has been the emerging economies allegiance to BlackBerry that have sustained RIM throughout these last twelve long months.

    While no one can afford to fail in the USA I do feel that a smartphones efficiency in NFC, Mobile Banking and Commerce (all critical virtues globally in the emerging nations) will matter far more long term than Angry Bird Apps.

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