Re: Z10 Became Quite Good
"Their promised Android compatibility was awful and just didnt work. Combined with No BB dedicated apps, well the phone was beyond useless."
Not so fast there - I was an early adopter myself, but stuck with the phone as releases gradually fixed stupid bugs such as, say, no TLS encryption for SMTP server authentication for example.
The Android compatibility ended up working just fine, I had numerous apps installed from the Amazon app store in addition to quite a few very well built native BB10 apps.
Problem was, Google saw this coming and soon they utterly destroyed Blackberry by getting Android app developers to bake Google Play Services into their apps ... which Blackberry weren't allowed to emulate or install as part of their license agreement. After that, gradually the supply of Android apps which would work properly on the BB10 began to dwindle.
Having said that, a while before I ended upgrading to a BB Android handset, a developer whose name escapes me just now did release a Google Play Services bundle which could be sideloaded onto the BB10 which worked brilliantly. Excellent job that man, I wish I could have sent you a little money as reward for your efforts.
I totally agree with an earlier commentard that the BB10 was a great phone, and for quite a while it was a step above Android phones. Sadly as the company began to get sucked into the black hole of its own mistakes, the updates stopped coming and eventually the phone began to fade into obscurity.
Yes I also agree with a previous commentard that the general populace has been brainwashed into thinking how a phone operating system should work by the duoploy who own the market now. BB10 came from a different angle and was in my opinion at least, very well designed(*).
(* although I could start bitching about the decision to abandon desktop sync, which screwed over countless people who didn't have their calendar and contacts 'in the cloud'. Muppets.)