iPhone 5 vs BlackBerry Q10

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iPhone 5 vs BlackBerry Q10

Postby MB131174 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:01 pm

So I currently have the iPhone 5 and love it. However, I'm being tempted by the new Q10. Why? Email. Email. More email. Having my own business, I use a boat load of email. Having the physical keyboard would be a dream come true. However, there are not as many apps available that I use. Vonage mobile being one of them. I regularly call Europe, and use the Vonage mobile app to call at either a discounted rate, or for FREE if someone has the vonage mobile app themselves. Over all it makes sense to keep the iPhone 5, but man, having that keyboard would be a finger saver for the emails & texts that I send during the day. Ugh. Thoughts?
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Postby FutureBillionaire » Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:44 pm

I work in the industry. (wireless). I haven't yet heard if the Q10 is reliable or not. I will report back when I talk to some folks.

I agree that Blackberry, despite its lack of innovation, still has the best email on any device. Period. Let me know what you decide.
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Postby im_mr_awesome » Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:45 pm

I have the Z10 and it's incredible. I encourage you to try it out, at the very least. You can install android apps on BlackBerry 10 phones, so you might be able to install the Android Vonage mobile app on the Q10 and be all set.
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Postby FastSRT8 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:56 pm

BB Z10 user here since it was introduced. As a day 1 user coming from a 9900, it was 'different' to not have a physical keyboard but the larger screen more than made up for it.

the BB10 os is good. I love my Z10 and am glad I have it.

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Postby MB131174 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:03 pm

The problem with side loading vonage from android would be purchasing new credit for calls to non-vonage customers. it's billed through iTunes or the Google Play store. I'm not sure how a side-loaded app would bill through an app market that isn't on the actual phone. I used to work for evil Big Red, so I've used BB in the past and loved it. It's just that with so many useful, "non-toy" apps not being available on BB yet makes me reluctant to switch. One being remote deposit from PNC, which is the bank I use. I use instagram, but I can live without it. I can read about having a lesbian breakup (no, I'm not a lesbian, nor female for that matter) on the BuzzFeed mobile page instead of the app. I'm just afraid that even though having all that glorious physical keyboard goodness, I'd miss the apps I use on my iPhone.
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Postby agp » Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:44 pm

I feel like the biggest reason why one would want to own a BB is for its keyboard (which I love, love on my 9930). However, can't you talk into the iPhone and have it type for you? Sorry I know nothing outside of the BB world.

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Postby MB131174 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:37 pm

U can, but then when out and about that takes away all privacy of communication between clients and myself. Plus, I feel as if "Cape Town, South Africa" would be heard/typed as "Caption, Sleuth Africa", among other errors.
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Postby im_mr_awesome » Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:02 am

BB10 also has voice dictation, though how well it works is up to chance and how well you enunciate. I doubt it will be long before these apps are on BB10 officially. BlackBerry will be around for a few more years even if they don't do well, so you have ample time to decide if the OS will grow to meet your needs.

On a side note, I have the Chase app side loaded and it works great. I've paid my Chase credit cards and everything with it. There's no remote deposit yet, but I'm sure it will come with a native app or even a HTML5 app.
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Postby MemberSince99 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:59 am

IPhone 5 to me is a disappointment. Sometimes I wish I had kept the 4. The main reason for that is battery life is HORRIBLE on the 5, where the 4 is pretty good. I mean you have to leave that thing on the charger all the time or it's useless, OR else turn off everything that makes it an IPhone in the first place. What's the point of that?

Personally I wish I had gone for the Samsung. I don't see an IPhone 6 being in my future as it is today. Apple dropped the ball with this big time and as of the latest iOS version it still performs the same way.

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Postby MB131174 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:03 am

My iPhone 5 is ALWAYS on life support (the charger). When I had a BB in the past the thing would take forever to die. Last night I did a little research on my own, and I feel that the banking apps are no big deal as I can see the SAME stuff via m.bankname.com in the browser as I would on the app. Like I said, I can live without Instagram. The two biggest things I would lose is: remote deposit for my checking accounts, Vonage Mobile and PayPal. Not having any type of Android device, I can't side-load any apps. I doubt I would do that anyway as I'm one of those "purists" that won't use an app meant for another OS. I'm just dying for a keyboard and BB's amazing email capabilities.
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