Z30 vs Q10… Or The Best Team Up In Mobile History?

The mobile world seems to be constantly in search of perfection, and when found, those who adhere to that phone being perfection defend it with their dying breath.

We here at UTB will say the same thing about BlackBerry phones. Here at UTB however, WE ARE RIGHT!
With speculation coming out about the Windermere ‘Q30’ and the Classic Q (Phone formerly known as the Q20), the question amongst BlackBerry Acolytes is whether you will trade in your trusty Q/Z for one of these interesting little additions to the family. We’re talking better screen resolution, better battery, better handling of the BB10.

Smartphone glory

With the new OS introduced last year we were introduced to a new division between BlackBerry fans. Are you a PKB or VKB person?

We have in the line-up as it stands at present two phones which represent the pinnacle of that battle. I would postulate however that what those two phones represent is the pinnacle of mobile computing. Between the PKB Q10 and the VKB Z30 BlackBerry has in fact made the best Smartphone and the best BlackBerry on the market.


The Best Smartphone on the market today is the BlackBerry Z30.

It has everything that a Smartphone user could want. It has the best battery life, there is no denying this. It is a 5″ full touch capacitive screen which gives visual clarity to whatever job you need to do. It is a workhorse which can be used not only for communications, but also for data usage. With all of the BB10 OS features it is fully integrated for all your social media needs. We are all painfully aware that with 10.2.1 we no longer need to worry about having an app for that.

Using one of the various methods very plainly documented, you can download any android app you need. Lastly and most importantly, with the new paratek antenna, this phone is capable of connectivity in the densest of dark spots. This is the phone both Android and iOS users wish they had.


The Best BlackBerry on the market today is the BlackBerry Q10.

It has everything that BlackBerry has made great and continues to shine for the BlackBerry faithful. The great PKB is present and very reminiscent of the Bold Keyboard. With the new OS10, the trackpad is a thing of the past since all of our track pad needs are taken up on the 1:1 touch screen. Keyboard shortcuts still exist and are just as powerful as ever. Taken this with the feature mentioned above with the Z30 about OS 10.2.1, the software for this phone makes it the phone for BlackBerry users.

Why do I need to differentiate, surely the Z30 is the perfect package being BlackBerry and the best smartphone?

Why I say that the Z30 is not the best BlackBerry is because of the distinctly non-BlackBerry aspects.

The first is of course the removable battery. The Q10’s removable battery is a staple for the BlackBerry lover. The delight of being able to simply switch your battery on the go is part of what makes this phone distinctly BlackBerry. Some will say that the Z30 doesn’t need a removable battery because it goes so long.

At the end of the day when the battery has run down, regardless of how long it has lasted, you have no choice, but to plug it in to the charger. BlackBerry is all about choice.

The Best of the Best.
The Best of the Best.

The other aspect is of course the PKB.

Ask a BlackBerry die-hard about the experience of the Physical Keyboard. This has become a staple of the BlackBerry experience. I hear what people are saying about the speed of the virtual keyboard, but the missing tactile sensation of the physical keyboard is what BlackBerry fans refer to the most.
All this is to say that if you are looking for a smartphone, BlackBerry has you covered.

Between the Z30 and the Q10, you can have the best of the best. If you’re looking for a less feature packed phone to save a few dollars, there are the Q5 and the Z3. If you find five inches too much, there’s the Z10.

BlackBerry have come to dominate and for the consumer, this company has your needs met now and will continue to do so in the future. Smartphone lovers!

BlackBerry lovers!


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Chap has been a BlackBerry user since 2009 when he picked up his trusty new Torch 9800. Since then he has been about all things BlackBerry keeping tabs on the Australian market. As a hobby he also supports an Australian Aged Care organisation as their in-house spiritual practitioner.