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Heins disappointed in March launch for U.S. BlackBerry Z10

0. phoneArena 05 Feb 2013, 17:34 posted on

While BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins should be pleased with the way that the BlackBerry Z10 launch has taken off in the U.K. and Canada, the executive is disappointed that U.S. carriers won't be selling the device until late next month; Heins says that for BlackBerry to be successful, it has to take market share back in the U.S...

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posted on 05 Feb 2013, 17:41 8

1. papss (unregistered)


To be honest I could personally care less about the first phone.. Mediocre at best from the reviews I've read. BUT I've never owned a BB product so maybe I'm missing something

posted on 06 Feb 2013, 00:05 1

33. Mittal (Posts: 493; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


my only worry is the abysmal battery life that is being reported on the Z10

posted on 06 Feb 2013, 03:30

36. jinxed (Posts: 107; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)


true.. but i want the bb 2 success... stronger the competition..better 4 d consumer :)

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 17:45 1

2. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


You guys are taking way too damn long for ur BB fans to release here in the U.S. while Europe and CANADA gets theirs first

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 17:52 5

3. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Strange crowd the UK. Why would they buy a 2011 tech phone for 2013 price? Don't get me wrong, it would've destroyed your average gingerbread and it's a well-rounded phone. For 2011 standards. The Xperia Z and Galaxy SIV will smash the Z10 in sales. (I guess Lewis Hamilton has great selling power on the Isles).

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 17:59 6

4. Xtasy (Posts: 284; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)


Why are u So slow? Who cares about the android! Its about the amazing software that the people love about the new blackberry...you are so stuck up about android that its depressing. I can easily get any android device I want right now but blackberry is just better in ways

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 18:12 9

5. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Its about the amazing software that the people love about the new blackberry..."

Could you explain me what is so "amazing" about BlackBerry's software?

"...blackberry is just better in ways"

Could you share some examples, please?

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 18:43 8

7. thephoneguy92 (Posts: 191; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


None have you has ever used BB10, therefore all of your arguments are irrelevant. You should all be hoping Blackberry succeeds instead of being stuck in your fanboy ways of, "My OS is always the best and everything else sucks." Competition breeds innovation. Stupidity breeds more stupidity.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 18:46 5

10. Xtasy (Posts: 284; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)


I never said my OS is the best...I'm saying i prefer it for these reasons. I have a galaxy 10 tab ok so don't be talking....Stupidity is what breeds when u speak!

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 19:22 1

19. thephoneguy92 (Posts: 191; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


If you read my post, I wasn't referring to you xtasy. Relax.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 18:52 3

12. Xtasy (Posts: 284; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)


Oh and btw Blackberry is already succeeding so suck it

posted on 06 Feb 2013, 18:30

38. ZeroCide (Posts: 778; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


Where???

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 18:52 2

13. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Why, have you? Lol.

Nothing is more idiotic than assuming something that is not there, in your case creating fantasies what kind of phone another user may have.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 19:21 1

18. thephoneguy92 (Posts: 191; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


I have not used it. That's why you don't see me spouting off ignorant statements about BB10.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 18:54

15. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I agree about a competition.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 19:42

20. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"None have you has ever used BB10..."

If I have not used something, that's mean I can't have any opinion about it?

"...all of your arguments are irrelevant."

What argument do you see in my comment #5?
I just asked few questions, there was no propositions in my comment #5!

"...instead of being stuck in your fanboy ways..."

For example I'm not excited about BlackBerry 10, how that makes me a "fanboy" of something?

"My OS is always the best and everything else sucks."

I never have said that, so please don't make false interpretations!

"Competition breeds innovation."

Agree with that.

"Stupidity breeds more stupidity."

Agree with that also.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 21:56

27. max9777 (Posts: 78; Member since: 11 Dec 2011)


Nicely said. Some people are so damned hooked on the OS they own it unbelievable. Why can't everyone just relax and enjoy the phone they have, why bash on why the other Phone/OS is outdated and sucks..
People want variety, having to OS will get tiring eventually, because there is just "that much" of innovation that a company can produce, then eventually, it will be repetitive stuff labeled as "new and innovative" and the company has you where they wanted you, Your Cash in their pockets.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 18:44 3

8. lyndon420 (Posts: 4564; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


I thing I hear most often was / is BMM (BlackBerry Messenger). Their security doesn't really matter anymore when overseas governments have access to BB's servers.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 18:45 7

9. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


What phone in 2011 had a dual core processor with 2gb of ram, LTE, and an HD display?

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 23:05

31. daftastic (Posts: 87; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


The closest would be the SGSII.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 18:36 2

6. Xtasy (Posts: 284; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)


Thanks for asking...Peek and flow makes it easy to keep contact with anyone through text, facebook, etc without having to close the app or game u might be using... Another great thing is the active tiles which are in real time. Android has widgets which is great but i rather have the active tiles

The revolutionary keyboard which is still the best even on touch screen! This is the only time that i finally decided to go full touch while still on my BB 9900. Cuz they make it easy. Iphone and adnroid doesn't come close. Above all who wants to copy everyone with android or iphone like all my friends have or left BB for...the resoltion better than rest, screen size not HUGE! so i still have pocket space, etc etc........

That right there is enough to keep me with BB cuz it's different and easier to use from other platforms...They make what the fans wanted, simple!

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 18:51 2

11. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


good points. Its sad that Blackberry missed the boat to do a launch last year, they could have potentially staved off some of their lost customers, but its good to see that the resulting release is a strong one. WP8 is pretty much screwed.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 18:54 1

14. Xtasy (Posts: 284; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)


I agree with u but so far i heard that 50 percent of people from canada who pre ordered the blackberry don't have one so ye off to a good start

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 19:15 2

17. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I respect your opinion, at least you have stated some arguments!

1. Peek and Flow

I agree that Android or Windows Phone OS don't have it, but we can't say that BlackBerry OS is better than Android or Windows Phone OS because of "Peek and Flow" because it is more question of preference than evident advantage.

2. Live Tiles

In my opinion it also doesn't make BlackBerry OS better than other because Windows Phone also has "Live Tiles" and as you have mentioned already Android has Widgets. Also it can be solved with additional applications.

3. Newfangled Keyboard

Agree, it is something unique, but only unique keyboard can't make whole OS better than other OS(es).

4. Screen size not "HUGE"

There is even more different models with different display sizes in Android camp.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 19:14 2

16. papss (unregistered)


I can't imagine people in Canada interested in BB...

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 00:14

39. daftastic (Posts: 87; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


Time to eat your words, BBZ10 "shattered" sales records according to PA.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 20:14 2

21. theBankRobber (Posts: 681; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Wow I see the android people are upset with more blackberry news. Its old tech they say.... But you don't need massive hardware for a perfectly optimized OS. Its DOA they say...... Its selling faster then windows phones and its sold out just about everywhere. Its this and Its that blah blah blah. You Blackberry haters are just But Hurt that a promising fresh new OS is on the rise and you feel threatened that it will succeed and make android not so cool anymore. How sad that PA has been overtaken with android users and now they troll in every Apple and Blackberry article.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 20:26

22. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Again, a lot of propositions and zero factual arguments.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 21:03

23. axllebeer (Posts: 271; Member since: 05 Apr 2011)


From my eyes, and I'm a BlackBerry, iOS, and Android user here, I think it, looks really great and refreshing. I'm almost certain that the Z10 will be my next device.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 21:14 1

24. downbeat4 (Posts: 94; Member since: 03 Dec 2010)


I used one today...it kicked ass...period. This is coming from a guy that owns a large Android memorabilia collection. I love Android, but I'm getting this phone.

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