Many of you know that I sold my mint (after replacing that destroyed keyboard) on the BlackBerry Bold 9900 OS7 device last week (Feb. 01, 2013) to have enough money to either purchase a brand new BlackBerry 10 Z10 device in (preferred) black when the time came from any Canadian mobile carrier (Rogers Wireless, Telus Mobility, Bell Mobility) who has been selling the Z10 in record amounts of inventory.
As you also know, BlackBerry 10 operating system is a brand new, fresh, and innovative release from the Official new name, BlackBerry Ltd, formally known as RIM (Research In Motion) in very recent weeks.
So, you’re all probably wondering why would I buy a L.N.I.B. (Like New In Box) @BlackBerry OS7 device?
These are facts, in my own words, opinions, and thoughts below as to why I have decided to return to a BlackBerry Bold 9900 OS7 device, until these issues are supported on the BlackBerry 10 platform;
- having a slight difficult time adjusting from an amazing keyboard OS7 device to an awesome BB10 Dev Alpha A/Z10 (Text Prediction Display) device (running OS leak 10.0.10.261, see my blog for more info on that)
- some applications [like Twitter & Facebook] are missing features on OS10 that I desperately need to help other BB OS5/OS6/OS7.0/OS7.1 users, discuss FB group issues every single day, when compared to the previous BlackBerry OS7.1 (like a BB Bold 9900)
- some applications, just to name a few (like Touch, File Manager Pro, BlackBerry Traffic) have not yet released for the BlackBerry 10 platform.
- I’m able to sync everything using BlackBerry Desktop Manager software (for PC) 18.104.22.168 [Bundle 39] on an OS7.1 device.
Remember, these are my reasons, and I am not saying that BlackBerry 10 platform is not good, that is a lie, because in all truth, that platform is just incredible, it has a very bright future, and I know deep down once BlackBerry 10 matures over time with device OS updates, BlackBerry Link (for PC & Mac) software updates.
Also, as they release more devices (such as the BB10 Q10 [keyboard], which will be my next BB device in April 2013 – 100% guaranteed, and many of us are looking forward to BlackBerry PlayBook OS upgrade to OS10.
(I don’t have a confirmed date on that PlayBook/4GPlayBook OS release).
I have tested these applications on my BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha A device, such as;
- Angry Birds Star Wars
- BlackBerry Maps
- BlackBerry Newsstand
- Connect to Dropbox
- Facebook for BlackBerry 10
- Twitter for BlackBerry 10
- foursquare for BlackBerry 10
- Globe and Mail (Globe News)
- LinkedIn for BlackBerry 10
- Maps Search Free
- QR Code Scanner Pro – Free
- WordPress 22.214.171.124 (which I love on the Dev Alpha)
- TouchUp Lite – Photo Editor
- Advanced App Manager
- Air Hockey
Those are just a few of the BlackBerry 10 apps I’ve used out of probably 100+ (which I’m not going to post all here) but as you can see, more apps for BB10 is definitely coming!
For those who are having issues with their BlackBerry device, regardless if it’s an older OS5, or a brand spankin’ new OS10 device, there’s a ton of available online help, or solutions to be found, such as;
- BlackBerry Knowledge Base
- Inside BlackBerry Help Blog
- The Official BlackBerry Blog
- BlackBerry Developer Blog
- BlackBerry via Facebook
- BlackBerryHelp via @YouTube
Overall, I love both BlackBerry devices, but when it comes to keeping in touch with those I need to help, or if someone needs advice, and I cannot respond via mobile because of limited features, it really affects me.
After all, I love helping & blogging about BlackBerry stuff, and even though I spend a ton of my own time, I really don’t mind, it’s only with people who have no patience to wait for my answer…you will know soon enough what happens next lol
Anyways, guys that’s it in a nutshell, and hope no one here takes this the wrong way about BlackBerry 10, it is truly an incredible super OS, and when more apps & updated support show up via BlackBerry World, ohh boy!! We’re gonna have some fun!!
If you have any suggestions, ideas, comments, or concerns… go ahead, post it below, I’ll check ’em from time to time.
Thank you very much!