How would you change the BlackBerry Q10?
BlackBerry was slow to see the danger of touchscreen phones, which meant that BlackBerry 10 was a year or so too late to arrive. When it did, however, the company launched the all-touch Z10 first, alienating the keyboard-loving faithful that clung to BlackBerry in its darkest days. But when the Q10 finally came, our Tim Stevens found it to be painfully average -- and the subsequent year hasn’t been kind to either the device or the company. But lets talk about the hardware itself, talk to us about your experiences and what, if anything would you change?
When you consider the number of Android apps that run on BB10 now along with the number of native BB10 apps in the catalog, BlackBerry has a healthier ecosystem than Amazon now.
Needs trackpad, if ONLY to present a reliable way to move/locate the cursor. The "Fat finger over the location of target model blows. Dont do it.
Needs to be TOUGH. The 9800 could handle the 13000 contacts my users commonly have with ease. The Q10 become laggy, crashy and generally rage inducing with this many contacts.
Needs to be consistent. The "swipe gestures" dont always do the same thing every time...
Is missing the "blocking mode" or "Quite times" functions that were loved in the 9800. in fact it should not lose ANY software feature they had in the 9800. Taking such a big step backwards after wearing in such faithful customers that Blackberry users are is unforgivable. I suspect Blackberry will not recover because of this stupid, stupid mistake.
Two solutions: on the upcoming Passport, the square screen is so massive that an entire 16:9 portrait-oriented app can be presented comfortably. On these phones, though, BlackBerry needs to find a way for the user to scroll up and down when the whole app is too big for the screen.
Can't figure out how to natively shortcut a spreadsheet to homescreen or rather to my 'productivity' folder. I find deleting messages to require too many taps and it annoys me every time(I have it set to 'prompt' if deleting from hub and server, some emails I like to address on desktop and I hate the prompt menu style). There's a couple other things too i can't remember that might seem minor but really slow you down in productivity. EDIT: One is that Blackberry Protect is gimped on BB10, I miss daily backups to cloud that I had with BB7. Breaking a device and being up and running with another in a hot minute was so nice.
As someone else mentions the trackpad would be so so nice but i suspect screen size would suffer.
In dreamland, an 'extend' mode over hdmi would be cool, (or some kind of split screen option on the z30 :p)