Just a quick note to clear up any misconceptions about those who STILL choose and prefer BlackBerry 10. We are not fearful, we are not Luddites. And please don’t call me a close minded ‘loyalist’.
I use it because it helps me get things done and is more efficient as a communication tool. If I want entertainment or games, there are devices for that. BlackBerry 10 is my connection to the world.
I don’t want to be the slave of my phone – I want it to be my slave. I don’t want to mess with apps for anything and everything. I want it to just work out of the box. With BB10 I don’t need an app for basic functionality – a file manager a contact notification manager etc…I don’t have time to research, ask questions, dig through the Playstore, forums, test apps, worry about their integrity – read reviews…
Those who use BlackBerry 10 do not use it for fear of Android. We use it because it has clear advantages for some use cases.
It is an efficient communication tool that lends itself to one hand navigability with gestures. As a prosumer dealing with multiple clients simultaneously, I can have multiple substantiations of apps like BBM to match. I can have BBM open with three different contacts simultaneously to keep up and make it transparent to them, as if each one were my only and most important client, at the same time keeping up with groups and friends.
One contact in a BBM instantiation in the hub, one in blend, one in the app…copy paste between them and cross reference without losing my place. One instantiation can be a bookmark if I get distracted with another client.
I don’t need an app for basic functionality, and I don’t need to research and review and dig through the Playstore for the best one or the safest one etc. It just works out of the box. I have precision control over notifications, by contact . Without an ‘app for that’. VERY important to me to prioritize notifications by contact. Some people are just more important than others and I can’t be distracted by trying prioritizing on the fly.
BlackBerry 10 is a smaller target for malware and therefore safer. I don’t need Dtek.
I am Google free.
I don’t have to worry about Google digging and mining. Photos, confidential competition sensitive data I know is safe and not on the cloud somewhere.
With Blend my work is never interrupted. All of my data and contacts etc is always on my phone, secure and safe no matter what computer I am using and I use up to ten different machines in a day, as I work at several locations. My data is never on the PC, so I am device independent. I can begin an email on my PC, get an emergency call and have to run , grab the phone and go, finishing the email on the move. All transparent to my clients and completely free of the company’s IT department.
Bottom line, I would be handicapped in my workflow without BB 10. Why should I go Android? I am still the “tool not a toy” user.
Android is great for some, but there is absolutely no substitute for BlackBerry 10 for others without a significant reduction in productivity. Thankfully as always, BlackBerry offers a choice.
Until death do us part, or as a minimum until BlackDroid offers Blend, #ICHOOSEBB10