New York Magazine's Roose calls BlackBerry Z10 "a piece of crap"
700,000+ apps in the App Store) and BlackBerry Balance. The latter is actually a great feature as it allows one unit to be used at home and the office and in this era of BYOD, it gives an employee's IT manager the ability to disable and block apps from being loaded without permission. Set the phone to home settings, and any app you want becomes available. This is BlackBerry's way to try to make up for all of those Apple iPhone and Android models that are being brought into the work force.
After 102 hours, the demo unit died and could not be revived even with mouth to USB attempted. Obviously frustrated, Roose laid into BlackBerry 10 for its failure to offer popular apps like Instagram, Skype and Netflix. Ironically, this weekend, Skype posted a note on its blog that a BlackBerry 10 version of Skype is coming, which is being ported from the Android app. and there are various reports that Netflix is now available in BlackBerry World. Roose said that the whole experience with the Z10 made him feel like he was going back to 2008, a year he loved.
Roose ended up calling the phone "a piece of crap," which might seem overdone. First of all, he could have simply asked for a new unit to replace the one that died. Had he suffered through the launch of the BlackBerry Storm in 2008? Now that was a disaster of biblical proportions.
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