BlackBerry Elite Users Share How BlackBerry 10 Improved their Productivity


Matt Young from Inside BlackBerry Blogs posted an article featuring BlackBerry elite users where they share how they get the most out of their BlackBerry 10 devices. In their own words they share what many of us have known for a very long time.  BlackBerry 10 was specially designed for people on the go who need a device to increase their productivity and to “get things done”

Below are a few quotes from the article.  You can read the entire article on Inside BlackBerry Blogs


What do you use your BlackBerry for the most, and why?

Vivek Bhattacharyya: IT Specialist at IBM
“The OS is full of wonderful features and fluid design that anyone to the BB10 world would love. I use my device mostly for coordinating my life. The BlackBerry Calendar is robust and accurate.I love instant replies – the ability to reply instantly to messages that pop down allows me to quickly respond to requests and questions people may have.

The ability to customize how apps notify me and even individuals allows me to categorize the priority of how I need to respond. For editing, the keyboards on the all-touch devices are amazing. The autocorrect just is fantastic and the ability to delete quickly with the two finger swipe delete (multiple words) is key when trying to quickly edit emails or messages.”

Jim Courtney: Editor/Publisher for Voice on the Web
“For communications, the Hub’s centralized messaging management is great, and visually, the display on the BlackBerry Passport has amazing quality, especially for handling video. As for the browser, many apps and websites have mobile responsive versions. It’s fast and, in fact, supports a couple of activities that surprise even the developers. There’s support for mobile responsive modes of Gmail, Google Maps, and Google+.”


What do you appreciate most about the OS?

Vivek Bhattacharyya: IT Specialist at IBM
“BlackBerry Blend is a powerful way to keep on top of what’s going on with your
phone with what’s going on in a laptop/desktop-oriented work environment. With universal search the need for an icon is gone since you just have to type two or three letters before BB10 figures out what app you want!

BlackBerry Assistant is great when in the gym or driving when you don’t want to use your hands to launch apps and send emails. You can also have web shortcuts on the home screen – I have countless shortcuts to websites I often visit, and the BlackBerry Browser is the fastest browser available.”

Elias Attieh:’s admin and founder
“In general, the operating system has greatly improved with each update, bringing with them more features and efficiency. The most wonderful feature of the operating system is the fluidity in the connectedness between using applications and writing emails, all while answering instant messages via BBM. The fantastic BlackBerry Hub gives you better mobility within the device.”


When traveling, what do you find the most useful?

Vivek Bhattacharyya: IT Specialist at IBM
“I love this phone when I travel. I don’t travel much but those 4-6 times I do…

BlackBerry travel organizes all my hotels and travel information in once spot! Sometimes data isn’t available when I travel, so the Wi-Fi antennas on these phones are great and I always have great signal. I love the ability to limit how my email handles attachments and large files, and the ability to stop it from auto downloading to my phone is crucial when you don’t want to use roaming data. Also, BlackBerry maps is very thorough in its map listings and is great as a GPS when lost!”

Bill: VP of Enterprise Solutions at Wavefront
“The devices work well everywhere in the world, it seems, aside from two American networks. I have used my BlackBerrys throughout Asia from Japan to Australia and everywhere in between as well as all of Europe and the Middle East. As I’m on Rogers in Canada I seem to get LTE roaming while traveling, too. A large memory card allows the ability to bring along lots of supporting documentation as well as music and videos. (Currently my Passport carries an additional 128 GB card).

These are just a few of the many positive things productive people on the go have said about BlackBerry 10 devices. For me, it keeps me connected with the office and ensures that my communication is secured.  It also helps me keep on top of important tasks without having to go to my laptop.

Despite some of the negative things that certain naysayers say about BlackBerry in the mainstream media and tech blogs,  BlackBerry 10 is definitely here to stay.  Organizations like NATO, the G7, heads of governments and world leaders like US President Barack Obama, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel trust BlackBerry to keep their communications secure and to maintain productivity while they are on the go.

Source: Inside BlackBerry Blogs


Web99 enjoys tech and has tried smartphones on all the major platforms. Out of all devices he has tried, BlackBerry10 best fulfills his needs.

  • Sweet! Awesome comments, and neat to hear from an IBMer, were they aware he was commenting? :P

    All things we enjoy, but awesome to hear users with good stature in the business community echoing our words!

  • Blackjack

    Awesome Web! I love real world reviews from real people who really use the device rather than know-it -all tech bloggers who give it a fleeting bigoted glance and presume to know what they are talking about…

    • Judy

      Hey Blackjack, how are you? Hope you are doing well! Ciao :)