note that two of the reporters (iphone and android) will use their own phones that they are familiar with. the other two get phones with an OS that they're obviously not familiar with.Christina is our Apple reporter, so she will wield her iPhone 5S; Robbie Baldwin will be coming to you live from a Nokia Lumia 1020; Mat Honan is carrying his lovely bamboo-backed Moto X; and Tim Moynihan will… uhm… Tim is… Tim is going to blog from a Blackberry Z30. Whoever lasts the full four days and produces the best content will win that old Las Vegas standby: a chicken dinner. (Robbie is a vegetarian, so we’ll get him a Tofurkey or something.)
it's really too bad that bad press and lemming mentality has relegated blackberry to an afterthought.Tim used a Blackberry Z30, so yeah, he was the underdog from the beginning. And there were plenty of moments we were sure he'd have to tap out of our little competition. Somehow, through a combination of sheer tenacity and robotic stamina, Tim managed to not only complete the Smartphone Thunderdome Challenge, but to win decisively. Seriously, look at that score! Tim not only won many of the bonus challenges, he took home the extra Overall Winner, Best Photography, and Most Posts points as well. Tim, you are truly a CES smartphone blogging machine. Now please get some sleep.
This is why you know what you're talking about and I don't. Clearly this is above my thought ability. Just make it easy for mere: Android Functionality....
Currently on any leaked/beta OS that are 10.2.1.xxx (I have the most recent one currently and love it) you can download Android .apk files direct and run them without having to convert to .bar files. At this time only free apps/games are available, and I believe some aren't working (although the ones I use are working). In my experience, the apps that I have downloaded to my BB that require a subscription service (Sirius, NBA Game Time/League Pass) will not allow a log in, so it's not full blown, however my Netflix works just fine. And google maps works great, but you cannot log into your google account through the app (remembered "places" etc aren't available as a result).
There are a couple of apps/stores available to access the .apk's. Most use one or more of the following: Amazon App Store, Droid Store and a sideloaded app called Snap. (FYI - sideloading is super easy with the Chrome browser once you get it set up). the first 2 are actual app stores, but Snap is the one I prefer. Basically it allows you to search direct through the app, and it combs through the Play Store to provide the /apk files (from what I understand...grain of salt and all) which I feel to be the most secure (but have no hard data to back up that claim).
The 10.2.1.1925 leaked OS is quite a good one, and I believe it is available for all models of BB10 phones (except maybe the STL-100m which is a Z10 that is sold mostly in other countries..I think it has no LTE access).
To look into this further visit the crackberry forums, there are much more educated people than I in this matter and a ton of tutorials etc. If you are going to look into installing a leaked OS, please be sure to do the proper research on the process, as messing up the process may in fact cause issues with your phone
From what is rumoured at this point, the official 10.2.1.xxx OS is expected to be released in the next few months.
I'm sure they would love to be on PB3 now and supporting a spectacularly successful product line - it didn't work out.I think that their new phones are nice and all but I'm still not willing to be burned by them again after what they did to the Playbook. That device was IMHO one of the best built tablets at the time with a great screen. There were promises of updates and fixes and eventually they just abandoned it. Why would you want to go with them again after pulling things like this? Who's to say that they won't abandon the Z10/Q10 and just focus on the Z30?
The new guy says they are focusing on keyboards so the q10 will be supported. There is a q30 coming out.I think that their new phones are nice and all but I'm still not willing to be burned by them again after what they did to the Playbook. That device was IMHO one of the best built tablets at the time with a great screen. There were promises of updates and fixes and eventually they just abandoned it. Why would you want to go with them again after pulling things like this? Who's to say that they won't abandon the Z10/Q10 and just focus on the Z30?
honestly it sounds like you have no clue how to use apple product,my bb got wet so i took my moms old iphone, 16 gig 4s
I FUCKING HATE IT
apple is the worst fucking piece of shit to deal with. i am going back to BB the minute i get my upgrade.
i will not suck apples dick so i can have apps galore. i want to be able to drag and drop EVERYTHING. no downloads, no fake email accounts and no more fucking apple anything on my pc.
auto correct can suck my fucking balls...i typed FUCK not DUCK you piece of shit
tried to download my music or sync or whatever bullshit they call it. there were triple and doubles of songs i had to manually delete instead of it knowing it has multiples of fucking songs or sets....under my limit and still wont sync yet tells me it has.....15 fucking times now