Just today I dropped in at the Blackberry Q10 media briefing and launch and laid both my eyes and hands on the Q10, the first Blackberry 10 smartphone with QWERTY keyboard.
It was heartbreaking (over I’m a little over-dramatic here) for me to give up my Blackberry Torch. Barely 2 weeks after I passed my BB Torch to my staff, I caved in and bought myself a BB 9900, the most good looking BB at that time. That damn BB hung on me every 30 minutes so I sold it off after 1 week.
And that was the end of my affair with Blackberries.
Today as I pushed the buttons on the Q10 excitedly, I remembered how I loved keypad on my phones. But at RM2388, I don’t think I’ll be picking this up anytime soon. However bear in mind I have not tested the phone (other than 10 minutes of toying with it) and this is just the price talking. Perhaps I might end up loving it, but that leaves to be seen, since there are no review units available.
Just like you, I’ll be waiting for reviews online and opinions of new owners before I decide.
There isn’t much for me to write today, but I got these really useful and informative PDFs from Blackberry Malaysia and I thought it’s a shame not to share. Bear in mind I don’t normally repost press releases on my site but these slides doesn’t count right? :)
The new Blackberry = Re-designed. Re-engineered. Re-invented. REALLY?
This is a lovely visual walk-through. Even I had a good read.
I was a BB user but was only on BlackBerry® 6 and BlackBerry® 7 so I found this reviewer guide to be really informative as I read on what BB10 has to offer. All presented in such a compelling manner too.
Remember how the phrase “Blackberry sucks” is always uttered when it comes to picture taking time? Well the camera was the first thing I tested when I had a chance to try the Q10.
It was much improved, especially on the speed.
And finally, some basic editing is possible on the Q10!
A short tutorial on setting up your BB, if you ever own one. :P
Apps. Sigh Blackberry. You got a lot of catching up to do.
The reason everyone uses a Blackberry. The BBM.
Dear Blackberry..I find it hard to live without Instagram. Hopefully soon yea?
Blackberry Maps. I’m genetically directional-ly challenged. If the Blackberry Map works on me, it should work for everyone. LOL.
Some security features.
We all know BBs are best for work. But BB knows how all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
The keyword is Balance. How aptly named.
Sync. Backup. Always important.
The Q10 specification in a nutshell.
Check out the Advanced Sensors – Accelerometer, Magnetometer… what??
And of course, if I do pick up a BB Q10, it has to be the white one!
The revolution of Blackberry since 2000, the RIM957. I have a collage of the Blackberries since 2000 til today which I’ll upload tomorrow. :)
First impressions? Solid. Light. Quality.
Yes I do like it. But that’s first impressions.
So is anyone getting a Blackberry anytime soon? :D
The Blackberry Q10 will be available from all authorised partners in Malaysia – Celcom and Maxis from May 15th 2013. Pre-orders can be done from Celcom from May 8, 2013.