Posted by: Bender's Q10« on: January 24, 2014, 04:21:50 »
Second week with Q10. It seems the BB10 OS is adaptive and needs a "learning" period like modern cars, as the battery life has improved and settled to about 2-percent per hour discharge rate when idle with only a battery monitor app running in the background. The radio toggles from 3G with 3-bars to 4G with 2-bars at my location and all other radio links and location service are off for now. Will start evaluating battery life with all radio devices enables this week. The original and (free) replacement battery (thanks Sprint) are now performing properly. Sprint hasn't delivered 10.2 update yet for those who like the "dark theme". The QWERTY keyboard for me is essential, but the loss of the track ball/pad makes this a two hand device unless your thumb is 4-inches long. The "Task Bar" at the bottom helps with one-handed operation but is difficult to use as the screen operations are too close together and are not set into discrete "buttons". When frustration with the UI sets in, I can play "Road Rush Racing" (free) to regain appreciation of the touch screen UI. The Otterbox Defender case and holster is a must and if you don't need the screen protector (recommended) it can be had for $25 USD at ATT (BlackBerry "clearance" sale apparently). While the Q10 may not bend in your pocket, it still needs substantial protection from drops that cosmetic cases may not provide because of it's hefty mass. The Voice Command works surprisingly well, if it could read my messages to me that would be "neat!". Like Windows 8, BlackBerry users can only hope for the OS update that returns the lost convenience and functionality the prior OS had.