BlackBerry spent months touting the virtues of its new Z10 smartphone before its launch, and now it says the Z10 is even better than ever, thanks to the device's first over-the-air (OTA) software update. In a blog post announcing the update on Thursday, Michael Clewey, BlackBerry's director of handheld software product …
Blackberry update - at least it's quick.
Blackberry seem to be supporting their OS, they're focussed on it. BB are tiny compared to its competitors, Apple Google and MS, so they have to make some compromises somewhere. I'd rather have these guys sending frequent updates to fix problems than have them ignoring any problems.
To take a counter example, Win Pho 7. It was plagued with problems and it took forever to receive its first update. And, let's face it, the problems with Win Pho 8 are not fixable with a quick patch-oriented update.
As for Apple, what have they done recently, 100+ billion in the bank and they release incremental improvements.
Google are the leaders, it's great because Android is open, (relative to its competitors phones) yet Google harvest information about one like there's no tomorrow. I would be happy to pay Google a fee NOT to spy.
BB to me deserve another shot at the market after they were brought down by Hubris, we need a western phone company to do well that is competing on merit, not on using billions and power in an attempt to buy market share using brute force with a ho-hum OS (Microsoft).
BB will do well, I think, in terms of taking a big slice of those that avoid Google and Apple. They have soul.
Good luck to them...
I'm not trying to avoid Google or Apple -- I switched from iPhone to Android three years ago only because I couldn't deal with the IOS smartphone-as-a-computer-peripheral model -- but I do miss its battery life. (I tried a Lumia 822 but returned it when it became clear that WP8 is really not ready for prime time.) But if BB10 can really get power management under control -- it's certainly possible with QNX, as I've done it with that OS myself -- I'll be happy to dump my Googlerola mobile for a Z10.
I'd like to like blackberry
I did have a company bold once and it was the buggiest thing I've ever had. Let's hope their QC has improved.
Where is the UMA?!?!
When they add UMA back in, I'll buy one within minutes.
In fact, that goes for any of the top smartphones.
Except iPhone. I'm not that desperate.
Buy one in minutes
If they cut the price to below £300, I'd buy one in minutes.
For the BB (5)<-> MacOS sync it had a nasty habit of changing the date of calendar items during the sync. They couldn't be bothered to ever fix that, so hopefully the Google Calendar fix will be better!
Blackberry has played this stupid game and the update seems to be depended on your carrier issuing it. Why, why, why....I bet it will be several months wait if not years...
Other than that I do like my Z10
either thats pretty quick turn around between reported issues since release and an update or they were working on most of this before the release and didn't feel there was anything in there worth delaying the release for.
Actually I hope its the second as rushed fixes with inadequate testing usually doesn't end well.