While physically it’s a beautiful phone, and the OS is greatly improved since my old Bold…
BlackBerry’s security is why you buy.
Of the 3 big ones (Android / BB / iPhone) BlackBerry does end-user security best.
3 small examples:
1 – find most of the features I’m talking about in there
2 – the security section of the help file has 32! items, huge
3 – more feedback and control over
I didn’t realize I missed having more control over my phone, until I did (currently on iPhone).
Security aside, the Q10 made me miss having a BlackBerry. Remember the BBM days? (I’ve had a cel phone for 15 years, see my history here).
Saturday night Skyping.
It was nice to type on a physical keyboard again.
(aside: best part of getting a new phone is this)
Modified my GoPro for filming.
It worked well as my car stereo.
Before I hooked it into my home WiFi, I took the opportunity to change my router password.
(here’s how to do that)
Lastly, the OS. I had an epiphany about the OS when writing about cars a couple weeks ago… click here to read about BlackBerry’s QNX OS, which is poised to become the go-to-OS for all auto infotainment systems… this is HUGE, this is what could bring BlackBerry back to its former glory.
I feel excited for you BlackBerry; I think this Q10 is terrific,
and good luck with your comeback! #GoCanadaGo
PS – fellow car-nerds: it’s a 2013 Infiniti M37xS, here’s the blog post about it
PPS – Thanks to TELUS for this opportunity