I’m going to let you in on a little dirty secret. Yes, I have a confession to make. I haven’t entirely been a sole BlackBerry user. No, I have also been using an iPhone 4, 4S, 5, Samsung Galaxy S3, Note 2, and Lumia 920 over the course of the last few years.
But not anymore. Not only did I want to get a feel for what those mobile platforms were like, but they had essential apps for my livelihood. The biggest ticket app for me being Skype.
Running N4BB takes up a lot of time, but it isn’t my only project. I also manage employees for a range of other websites and services. Skype is our solution for meetings when we can’t meet in an office.
This one of many things that drew me away from the idiosyncrasies of BlackBerry OS 5, 6, and 7. However, that has all changed with the release of BlackBerry 10 on the new Z10.
I’ve been rocking the Z10 for a couple of weeks and am still as giddy about it since when I first received it. The Z10 is insanely comfortable to hold, doesn’t easily slide on surfaces due to its rubberized back door, and has plenty of RAM to keep things blazing fast.
The IPS panel for the LCD on the Z10 lets you view on-screen at any angle in vivid clarity. It blows away the Galaxy S3, which I thought had a magnificent screen.
SwiftKey was my favorite keyboard to use on Android. I could pump out messages as fast or faster than a physical QWERTY device. Since BlackBerry has utilized the SwiftKey technology in BlackBerry 10, I’ve fallen in love with the BB10 keyboard.
As with orignal SwiftKey, the BB10 keyboards predictions are spot on. I’m a firm believer that I could compete well enough against a physical QWERTY user, one-handed. Though, don’t challenge me to do it blindfolded.
Now, I’m not saying all of this just for the fact that I write about BlackBerry. It has been my moto since day one to keep N4BB as unbiased as possible. I believe we’ve done fairly well at keeping our coverage intelligent without the blindness of overt fanboyism (even though we’re huge fans).
I don’t bullshit, often. In all honesty, the BlackBerry Z10 has or will have all that I need. My past devices have since been collecting dust. It makes me happy to say I am once again solely a BlackBerry user. No more carrying around two devices!