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  Reply # 756411 6-Feb-2013 08:01
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NZ will get the stl100-2 model, covers the networks available here.

http://www.gsmarena.com/blackberry_z10-5251.php

Pretty sure biddle said something about 1800 lte.

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  Reply # 756426 6-Feb-2013 08:34
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I have it with me, but being the developer's device it's got some stuff that is not functional - it's not the final hardware/software.




 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 756451 6-Feb-2013 09:47
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I got given the BB10 Dev Alpha B from a BlackBerry rep yesterday. Not the final software/hardware but good enough to give it a test drive.

It takes about a 10 minute learning curve to understand there's no central point (home) and that everything lives in its own place and is controlled by gestures. Heaps of improvements could be made for the person who loves to tweak every setting but I'm sure they'll come in updates, or there will be an app for that.

Very fast and smooth and fluid operation. I don't have a micro SIM so cannot test the cellular features, but with Wifi you can try out just about everything else.

In summary, I'm quite impressed. Could do with a few tweaks to make it perfect, but that's what you get for a first OS and I am on a dev version which does have features cut out.

I can't wait to try and port over some Android apps as they claim it's really easy to do with their tools.

Also, the BlackBerry rep told me that they're in talks with all NZ telcos so if you're really wanting a BlackBerry you might have to bark up lots of telco trees.

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  Reply # 756459 6-Feb-2013 10:00
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The gestures concept is pretty similar to Meego and the Nokia N9 implementation. A curved screen would make it easier to go left/right though, exactly like Nokia did.




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  Reply # 757091 7-Feb-2013 20:14
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Read this article and has a lot of internal bits the same as the sammy S3, sammy note 2 and the iPhone 5 so spec wise right up there.

See this link on a z10 tear down

http://eetimes.com/design/communications-design/4406411/Teardown-Blackberry-Z10




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  Reply # 757241 8-Feb-2013 10:04
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Can't  wait! The 2GB of RAM should work a charm. Even with only a dual core.



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  Reply # 763344 16-Feb-2013 09:19
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8/10 from TechnoBuffalo.

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  Reply # 763367 16-Feb-2013 10:45
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Thats a good roundup of the Z10 by .technobuffalo.

Great to see BB have come out with a strong platform and phones and gives us consumers a viable choice.

Certainly will give windows phone a run.

How about Z10 verses Samsung Note II  time-shifting camera guess who wins???

see http://mashable.com/2013/02/15/blackberry-z10-samsung-galaxy-note-ii/





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Might be a liitle bit off topic, I'm acctually kinda looking forward to Q10. Well, this one is even more waiting...



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  Reply # 795150 8-Apr-2013 17:37
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Bit the bullet, bought off trademe, the guy has one left after selling two (one being me, and another guy from Auckland). Can't wait!



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  Reply # 798984 13-Apr-2013 23:33
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Well I had mine running since Friday now... and all I can say is.... OMG!!!

Having a unified inbox has always sold me to BlackBerry, now the hub



I can get there from where ever I am.



Was hoping I had gotten it from a NZ carrier.... but...

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I was given one by BlackBerry last week. Decent hardware, some of the UI is a bit off, but most of that's just me being picky. Lock screen is good but you should be able to swipe the notifications to go straight to them or some how have their info displayed while locked rather than just an icon.  Can't seem to focus the camera on touch (if someone proves me wrong I'd be happy).  Battery life is similar to Android devices. Speaking of Android, I'm glad this can run Android apps, side loaded Instagram and it works quite well, I had heard people saying Instagram was laggy when scrolling through photos but it seems comparable to most Android devices.





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Out of the box firmware was yuck, had to update to Z10STL100-2/10.0.10.690 (10.0.10.90 official latest). Improved a lot in drain department.

Downloading .116 as we speak to see if any better...

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  Reply # 799004 14-Apr-2013 00:54
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zocster: Out of the box firmware was yuck, had to update to Z10STL100-2/10.0.10.690 (10.0.10.90 official latest). Improved a lot in drain department.

Downloading .116 as we speak to see if any better...


Mine is on 10.0.10.261 currently.



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  Reply # 799006 14-Apr-2013 04:43
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to clear something up for some people.. there is a difference between OS version and Software Release...

the OS version for yours is the one showing 10.0.10.261
the Software Release is probably a lower number like 10.0.10.32

on the device I had off trade-me
Software Release is 10.0.9.348
OS Version is 10.0.9.2372

So, Z10STL100-2/10.0.10.690 is newer, plug your BlackBerry to link and update

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