Can't deny how badass making voip calls through BBM is, haters.
Also, I can't wait to actually get my hands on both BB10 phones. I love BlackBerry because of their keyboard, but the full touch phone is tempting. From what I've seen the QWERTY phone will basically look like the 9900/9930 but with a larger touch screen replacing the trackpad/call/end/back/menu buttons? I appreciate the idea of that, but a little bit different design more along the lines of the construction of the full touch phone would be nice.
The apps don't really interest me that much from a personal standpoint. I really only use 9 or 10 apps on a daily basis, just because those apps cover everything I need. I do realize though that to stay competitive in the smartphone market you can't survive without good apps, so its good to hear developers are behind BB10.
Is it still true that you will be able to install Android apps on BB10? If so, there's all the apps you will need.
Looks like my RAZR HD, and honestly the OS looks uninspiring.. I mean I honestly feel like they should have gone the Android route while adding all the BB goodies.
Hate to say it, but depending on if Spotify decides to support BB10 I may or may not just stick with my 9930. If Spotify makes an app for BB10, then great, I'll get the QWERTY device ASAP. If not, the 9930 lives on.
I use Spotify way too much to be without it, and as far as I know, there's nothing identical to it out there.
Oh I know it has a lot of striking similarities to not only the iPhone, but several other phones. But from all the various demonstrations of "BlackBerry Flow" I've seen thus far, I really think the actual user experience of the OS will be something pretty unique. I'll be visiting my carrier to try the L Series out shortly after launch, and I'll be sure to report my findings here - chances are I'm going to buy it if I like it. I might wait for the QWERTY model, but some of the leaked photos of it so far haven't been very promising, plus the virtual keyboard on the full-touch model looks extremely well-done. Guess we'll find out for sure on January 30th.
The virtual keyboard uses technology and prediction by SwiftKey. It'll be excellent.
I actually like the qwerty model leaked myself. The larger screen appears to have allowed RIM to make the physical keys larger. As a member of the fat thumb club, larger keys will make it far more palatable to me.
My biggest gripe with the leaked model is this:
The icons, in my opinion, are just too large for the screen. However, the overlapping dots at the bottom seem to indicate that the GUI isn't final, so maybe they'll adjust it before launch. Even so however, it just doesn't seem to have quite the same high-quality look as the touchscreen model, though it could be just because the full-touch has been leaked in high-resolution by now, while the QWERTY leaks are still grainy and low-res. Hence why I'm waiting till launch to make a decision, but right now I'm leaning towards the full-touch.