if you fancy a BlackBerry Z10 than now might be the right time to hit on it. Crazydeals.AE is selling it right now on 649AED. That is 250AED cheaper than Axiom and any other retailer is selling right now.
You can choose between black and white version, but I assume they have limited stocks only. Despite not being the youngest BlackBerry anymore the Z10 is still an actual release and is having the amazing BlackBerry 10 OS which even lets you install Android Apps.
You can read my short review on the Z10 which i made for this blog here (LINK)
today morning the update to BlackBerry 10.2.1.2102 which was available for the Z30 already 2 days ago finally made it as well to the Q5 and Z10 devices. The update is on both devices not really big showing on the Q5 with 38MB and on the Z10 29MB.
i have finally decided to install the leak for 10.2.0.1521 on my Z10 STL100-1. I must say it worked perfectly. Seeing not big of change yet, but feels a bit more stable than the previous leak i had on…
i have yesterday decided to update my Z10 to 10.2.0.1047. I took the download the file here: (LINK). It is a quite big file with more than a gigabyte but went through quite fast.
Installation was a charm with the auto-loader. The important thing was to back up the contacts and messages for me as i cannot afford to lose them, that worked well with an APP called IntouchApp Contacts.
The bad thing is that my notebooks is running windows 8 64bit and BlackBerry Link is total crap. Hence reloading the backed up data was not possible and i had to do everything manually which really sucked.
The changes in BlackBerry OS 10.2 are the following:
New “Priority” with the ability to establishing automatic priority rules (For example, based on senders name…)
Differentiation between priority messages in the hub (red bar on the right)
Shortcut to a list of all attachments
New visual notification on the lock screen (just click on the notification icon to expand)
The new “fast” actionable notification at the top of the screen (in any application) with the ability to respond and take action without running dedicated applications (mostly)
A separate notification for each group of BBM
A new quick settings menu with additional buttons and change of appearance
Dedicated access icon for BlackBerry Hub
New default wallpaper
Task Manager, which allows such check which applications are taxing your system and battery
Weather app with a fresh look
Native application Evernote
New indicator for data
Remember gets extensive improvements including a search option
Changing some elements of the Music app’s UI
Ability to select and / or change the default applications that run on certain activities / references
Displays the total number of contacts
You can send a predefined SMS when you reject a call
Simplification of many interface elements, improved buttons and sliders
This finally is a native app. No more slow adobe AIR
Change the look of some of the UI elements
A new screen with a preview of the file sharing
Ability to edit photos directly from this screen before sending
The different sounds of clicks for keys other than letters / numbers
Vibration alerts can be activated by the introduction of an automatic change / amendment of the word
More than one alarm – for the first time in BlackBerry OS, you can set more than one alarm at a time. Access to this feature can be accessed directly by an icon on the screen watch, which is located in the upper right corner.
New shortcut to the location settings geolocation photos
Preview transmitted images
The camera can now turn on a grid
After shooting, just drag its thumbnail in the top and then on one of the display in such case the – delete or share
New categories of tags NFC Smart Tags
Ability basic photo editing and to set as wallpaper
Additional features for advanced voice dialing
New loading bar browser
Longer holding the “Back” button in your browser calls the abbreviated browsing history
Reversible color reader mode (white text on a black background)
The smaller top bar
New recordings instructional
More instructions on the screen when you first start and configuration
New information after a screenshot – the amount of free memory
Interesting to see that BlackBerry seems to roll out a new Porsche Version phone presumably based on the Z10. It has a slight different look and material. Interesting would be to see if the UI is the same or changed as well.
The new one would probably be on the same price as the old one with around 2000$…
I have bought the full version for the Middle East Maps of Mireo Don’t Panic a few weeks ago and tested it as good as possible. I had to go to Al Ain the other day where it was extremely helpful. The routes are announced perfectly and even the speed limits are shown correctly. I can really highly recommend this app on the BlackBerry Z10.
If you need more info on Mireo Don’t Panic you can visit their website here: (LINK)