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Ever since smartphones came along, all we’ve been hearing about is Android and iOS. Sure, there are other players around, such as Windows Phone and BlackBerry, but we mostly don’t think of them as viable options.

For me, BlackBerry always seemed like a dying, irrelevant OS, until our best mobile OS poll Android vs. iOS vs. Windows Phone vs. Blackberry - Which Is Really The Best OS? [MakeUseOf Poll] Android vs. iOS vs. Windows Phone vs. Blackberry - Which Is Really The Best OS? [MakeUseOf Poll] Put all biases aside and ignore your actual phone for a minute. Now tell us the truth, which is the best mobile OS out there? Read More results revealed that 53 per cent of voters preferred BlackBerry, and this got me thinking. Can a tech blogger really afford to know nothing about an entire mobile OS?

We’ve looked at numerous Android devices, every available iPhone, and even some Windows Phone devices such as the Nokia Lumia 920 Nokia Lumia 920 Review & Giveaway Nokia Lumia 920 Review & Giveaway A couple of weeks ago, Nokia introduced two new devices to the world: the Nokia Lumia 925 and the Nokia Lumia 928. The top notch of Windows Phone 8 devices, these two smartphones will only... Read More and Lumia 1020 Nokia Lumia 1020 Review and Giveaway Nokia Lumia 1020 Review and Giveaway Is it a phone? Is it a camera? No, it’s the Nokia Lumia 1020! Read More . Isn’t it BlackBerry’s turn? I’ve taken the BlackBerry Z10 for a spin and returned with some thoughts. Want a spin too? Keep reading to find out how you can win this $300 device for free!

Introduction

Despite everything said above, BlackBerry is still an underdog. While it may have more success in some countries, such as the US, even that is dwindling fast. But do BlackBerry phones really have nothing to offer?

The BlackBerry Z10 is a 4.2-inch device, and comes with 768 x 1280 pixel resolution screen and 355 dpi. For this reason, I will compare it to the smaller phones available.

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The Z10 is no runt when it comes to specs. While its chipset is only a dual-core Snapdragon S4, it comes with 2 gigabytes of RAM, 16 gigabytes of internal storage, and microSD slot capable of supporting 64 gigabytes. It has an 8 megapixel main camera and can shoot 1080p HD videos. One unique thing about the Z10 is that it comes with a micro-HDMI port. Together with its native ability to view and edit Microsoft Office documents, this can prove quite useful. Unlike most modern smartphones, the Z10 also has a user-replaceable battery — a feature that’s become almost exclusive to Samsung.

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So how does it fare next to similar-sized phones?

The Competition

If dealing with looks, the BlackBerry Z10 looks a lot like the HTC One, or more specifically, the HTC One mini. However, the One mini’s dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1 gigabyte of RAM, 4 megapixel main camera and lack of microSD slot make it quite a bit weaker than the Z10. While they do have the same battery and similar camera sensor, the One mini is still not a real contender, at least in terms of specifications.

Another phone that looks somewhat similar is the iPhone, especially if you squint. While it’s hard to compare chipsets with Apple, both iPhone 5c and 5s offer only 1 gigabyte of RAM, and both offer a similar 8 megapixel camera. The iPhone 5s, however, does have a larger camera sensor than the Z10. Both iPhones have smaller batteries, which are, of course, not user replaceable, and while they don’t have microSD slots, you can get an iPhone with 64 gigabytes of internal storage. If you’re willing to pay for one, that is.

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Other options in the same size include the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Review and Giveaway Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Review and Giveaway Release cycles being as they are, the Samsung Galaxy S4 seems old to us already, despite being released a mere 6 months ago. But did you know about the S4's little brother? Read More . With a dual-core Snapdragon 800, 1.5GB of RAM, an 8MP camera and a 64GB microSD slot, the S4 mini is definitely a contender. It also has a slightly bigger battery, which is user replaceable.

The last one in this group is the Sony Z1 compact (needs link to review here), and this is where the Z10 loses fair and square. The Z1 compact comes with a quad-core Snapdragon 800 chipset, 2GB of RAM, a 20.7MP camera with a larger sensor than the Z10’s, and a microSD slot. It’s also waterproof, which is an added bonus, and has a significantly larger battery.

But what about prices? The BlackBerry Z10 can be found on Amazon for less than $300. That’s quite a bargain for a phone with its specs. The cheapest one of the bunch other than the Z10 is the Samsung Galaxy S4, and at $350 on Amazon, it’s still a bit more expensive. The rest of the phones mentioned above will cost you anything from $400 for the HTC One mini, all the way to $550 for the iPhone 5c, and that’s without venturing into the more expensive Z1 compact and iPhone 5s.

Getting To Know The Z10

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Like most smartphones in the world, the Z10 comes with its own wall charger, a micro-USB cable, and a pair of pretty decent earbuds. The earbuds are the one-size kind, so you won’t find different sized plastic caps for them in the box. They do, however, come with a plastic clip.

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The Z10 itself is a good-looking phone, and it knows it. The removable plastic back is pleasantly textured, and features the BlackBerry logo. It’s both beautiful and feels nice in your hand. The texture feels much better than the smooth and slippery surface of, say, most Samsung phones, that also have a removable back.

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The camera is positioned on the very top left of the phone, which means you’re never going to cover it with your fingers by mistake. Many smartphones makers have recently moved the camera to all sorts of weird positions, which can be a pain to avoid if you’re not paying attention.

On the display side, you’re not going to find the resident Corning Gorilla Glass, but rather a more plasticy material called Touch on Lens. I’m not sure how scratch-proof this type of screen is, but a screen protector is good to have no matter the material. The screen does seem to collect dust and fingerprints more than most smartphones I’ve used, and the small groove between the display and plastic side makes for a fabulous, impossible-to-clean dust trap.

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I’m not sure if BlackBerry wanted to be unique, or if they simply wanted both ports side by side, but the Z10’s charging port is located on the lower left side of the device. A rare location, and a pretty confusing one when you’re just getting used to the phone. The second port you can see next to it is the aforementioned micro-HDMI port, which means you don’t need to carry your laptop around when giving presentations.

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On the other side, you’ll find the volume buttons, and another hardware button in the middle. This is the voice-control button. Yes, BlackBerry has a dedicated hardware button for this, and a long press on it will launch the voice-control app even when the screen is off.

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The Z10’s strong speaker resides on the front of the device — again, safely away from stray fingers that might block it — and provides impressive sound that makes watching videos and listening to music a nice experience. Next to it, you’ll find the the Z10’s 2 megapixel front-facing camera and a 7-color LED.

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The Z10’s power button also received a pretty unconventional spot: the top middle. Not a great spot for such a frequently used button, although luckily, you don’t need to use it every time you want to turn your screen on.

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The Z10’s display doesn’t look like much at first glance, but it’s actually really good. HD videos look great, colors pop, and games – as far as I could find good ones – are also pretty gorgeous.

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Things get a bit iffy when it comes to the battery, though. To start, the Z10 simply won’t turn on unless it’s charged for at least twenty minutes. The battery comes completely flat out of the box, so don’t expect to start playing with it right away. When I bought this device, I had to stand around and wait in the store to make sure it actually turns on. After waiting around for twenty minutes I finally gave up and persuaded them to let me take it home. It still required some charging after that before it agreed to turn on. When it finally does turn on, the Z10’s loading sequence is a long one, sometimes taking almost a full minute.

At 1800 mAh, the battery is not a very long-lasting one. Compared to what I’m used to from such phones as the Nexus 4 (read our review Google Nexus 4 Review and Giveaway Google Nexus 4 Review and Giveaway Even though I am an iPhone user and have been since the first generation iPhone was announced by the late Steve Jobs back in 2007, I've tried to keep an open mind about viable alternatives.... Read More ) and Nexus 5 (which we also reviewed Google Nexus 5 Review and Giveaway Google Nexus 5 Review and Giveaway Approximately a year after Google released the Nexus 4, the company behind Android has come out with its successor -- the Nexus 5. Read More ), the Z10’s battery drains rather quickly. It will last for a whole day on average use, but it starts complaining about low battery when it reaches 20 per cent, and it’s quite a crybaby about it.

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Weak or not, the battery is user replaceable, which is a refreshing change from most smartphones in the market at the moment. After removing the back plastic cover, you’ll also find the microSD slot and the SIM slot. That’s right, no annoying SIM drawer you have to use special tools to open. Definitely a relief.

BlackBerry OS

Making a respectable phone specs-wise is one thing, but at the end of the day, what most people worry about is the OS. And BlackBerry 10 is an OS most users have never experienced. Therefore, it’s scary. In reality, however, BlackBerry 10 is an innovative and easy-to-use operating system that both Android and iOS users will easily get along with. It’s not glitch free, but then again, it hasn’t been around for as long as the others.

When taking a first look at BlackBerry 10, there are several new elements to get to know. The phone will take you through a short tutorial when you first activate it, showing you how to access the BlackBerry Hub on the right, and how to swipe up in any app to exit and transfer it to the recently used apps screen.

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The BlackBerry Hub is where all your communications are stored. It’s where you’ll find your calls, text messages, WhatsApp messages, BBM messages, emails, and social network alerts. The Z10 comes with native apps for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and FourSquare, and setting up your email with any provider is a breeze. Once everything is set up, all your communications are just one swipe away. You can view them all together, or view each platform on its own.

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With BlackBerry Hub, there’s no real need for a traditional notification center. However, you can still access some useful options by swiping down with your finger on the homescreen. From here you can easily turn on your flashlight, lock screen rotation, set your notifications, and more.

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BlackBerry Search is another feature worth knowing well. Unlike Apple’s Spotlight search or Android’s Google Now, this search feature covers everything. The search button is always there when viewing your homescreens (along with the phone and camera buttons), and when you start typing your query, results will start popping up from your apps, emails, contacts, calendar, and pretty much everything else. It also offers to extend your search to the Internet, social networks, BlackBerry World (BlackBerry’s app market), and more.
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The native keyboard is also unique. To start, it’s really easy to use. From the first moment you start typing, you’ll notice there’s something different about it. It’s hard to put my finger on what that quality is, but it just feels good to type on. It also offers a unique text-completion algorithm.

While you type, suggestions will start popping up above certain keyboard keys. Once you see the word you’re looking for (usually above the next key you were going to tap), slide up your finger on the key to complete the word. Suggestions sometimes appear on the space bar too, so when you hit the space bar, the keyboard may autocorrect your word into something else. The whole experience takes a bit of getting used to, but in some respects, it’s a definite improvement over similar systems.

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Remember the voice-control hardware button? This activates a useful Siri-like voice-control system. The system’s voice recognition is good, and you can ask it to do anything from calling and texting someone to conducting a search for you, setting an alarm or a reminder, composing a note, navigating to a location, and more. The system is interactive, which means it can ask you questions and you can usually reply with more voice commands. I only wish the whole thing worked a little bit faster.

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The Z10’s camera is alright, though not outstanding, and the camera app it comes with is pretty basic. There are 4 shooting modes to choose from and 5 different scenes, and you can also shoot in three different aspect ratios, and control the flash. That’s about it. More advanced options like exposure, white balance or even panorama are nowhere in sight. There’s also no clear way to focus the image anywhere but on the middle of the display, and tapping the screen anywhere always take a picture. This means you need to rely on auto-focus entirely, and it’s always set to focus on what’s straight ahead.

The Z10 does come with some neat photo-editing tools, accessible right from the photo gallery. Here you can apply some effects, adjust the photo’s colors and sharpness, crop it to various sizes and add some frames.

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There are many more things to explore in BlackBerry 10, but everything is pretty straightforward. If you expect to find a whole new world when you pick up a BlackBerry device, you’re in for a surprise. It’s different, but it’s very intuitive, and you’ll recognize many of its basic aspects from existing operating systems.

As mentioned above, the system is not glitch-free. I did have random problems with Wi-Fi and some weird app crashes. The BlackBerry World app market refused to load from time to time, and it took me 8 tries to confirm a simple app such as WhatsApp. After everything was finally set up, though, things became smoother.

Another weak point is, as expected, the lack of apps. While the situation is not as bad as Windows Phone, some big players such as Instagram are still missing in action. This is no longer a huge problem, though, since you can easily install any Android app on BlackBerry 10.

Installing Android Apps

My colleague Christian has already covered the process of installing Android apps on BlackBerry 10 Living with a BlackBerry: Lame Duck or Genuine Android Alternative? Living with a BlackBerry: Lame Duck or Genuine Android Alternative? The new BlackBerry Z10 is certainly impressive – but how does using it compare with using a new Android or Windows Phone handset? I decided to find out. Read More , but if you’re still worried about it, don’t be. This really couldn’t be easier. There are several ways to do this. Either point your browser to an APK source you trust such as apktrain.com, or install a third-party market such as 1mobile or the Amazon App Store. Once you choose a source, search for the app you want to install, and download it. It’s then a matter of opening and installing the app. It’s almost as streamlined as installing a native app.

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Android apps run well in BlackBerry OS, although you may notice some choppiness or lags at times. It’s also impossible to fully multi-task with Android apps on BlackBerry, meaning an app won’t keep doing its work (for example, playing music) if it’s not in the foreground. It will remain running, however, and easy to access via the recently used apps screen.

Living With The BlackBerry Z10

I was pleasantly surprised with the BlackBerry Z10. Having recently between switched phones several times for review purposes, I wasn’t expecting a smooth transition. Turns out that, at least for me, BlackBerry is a much easier OS to get used to than, say, Windows Phone, and the familiar visuals go a long way to helping you adjust to the new environment.

The Z10 itself might not be as powerful as my usual Nexus 5, but it’s no weakling. Aside from some weird glitches here and there, the Z10 is a responsive and fun-to-use device. I got used to the BlackBerry Hub in about 5 seconds, and I’m going to miss it when I return to my Nexus 5.

As for BlackBerry 10, this operating system sure surprised me. I found a cool new feature every time I looked, including a built-in SMS responder right in the incoming call screen and gorgeous clock, timer and compass apps.

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It also comes with the built-in ability to view and edit Microsoft Office documents which surpasses even what I’ve seen on Windows Phone.

The operating system doesn’t feel as baked as Android or iOS, but it’s definitely getting there. And the Z10, with its respectable abilities and specs, is a true bargain at its price, and an actual contender for many of today’s smartphones. The only thing stopping BlackBerry now is users’ fear, and as I found out, this fear is not really justified. In fact, now that I have to go back to Android, part of me feels a bit sorry. Just a bit.

Should You Buy The BlackBerry Z10?

If you’re a heavy user and need many productivity tools that are not available for BlackBerry, relying on Android side-loading might not be the best option for you. If, however, you’re the average user who only uses Facebook, email and a browser most days, the BlackBerry Z10 is a really good option.

Our verdict of the BlackBerry Z10:
MakeUseOf recommends: Buy it.
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The Winner

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  1. Patrick
    April 14, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    Well written review!
    Its a great phone, I have had one since its release and it just keeps getting better with every OS update.
    Cant go wrong buying one.

  2. Anonymous
    April 11, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Who is the winner of the blackberry???

  3. Morrison
    April 5, 2014 at 6:57 am

    The fact I might win it, instead ;)

  4. Mark P
    April 5, 2014 at 5:37 am

    Yes, I would like to give it a try.

  5. Mel
    April 5, 2014 at 1:00 am

    I really like the interface of the BB. It's solidly made as well, it's not bulky.

  6. Anna Marie M.
    April 4, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    I would have love to try even at that price! But if I win that would be great too :)

  7. Anna Marie M.
    April 4, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    I would have love to try even at that price! But if I win that would be great too :)

  8. Angela P
    April 4, 2014 at 4:35 am

    It's a little too expensive for me.

  9. Ciara B
    April 4, 2014 at 2:19 am

    uncertain, since I have a phone I'm happy with already

  10. D-J Russell
    April 3, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    Probably not, as I'm currently eyeing the Xperia Z2 as my next phone.

  11. Zoran
    April 3, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    Nothing!

  12. Pauline Agawin
    April 3, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    ehh even if its less than $300, i still can't buy it

  13. Sarah C
    April 3, 2014 at 8:48 am

    i would definitelt consider the blackberry if i had the money, winning one would be amazing since my samsung admire is in awful condition

  14. Karen M
    April 3, 2014 at 4:58 am

    I would love to try it!

  15. Becky Downey
    April 3, 2014 at 2:11 am

    Yea I'd get one, for a good price. Please send me one to test and keep!

  16. Ann R
    April 2, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    I think its over priced for what you get but I wouldn't turn a free one down

  17. Mohammad W
    April 2, 2014 at 9:51 am

    I would not like to buy it because it is very expensive, features is good but expensive, when i saw review of this product i will be happy if i win this.
    Thanks
    Mohammad

  18. Norbert G
    April 2, 2014 at 9:12 am

    lack of apps

  19. Paula S
    April 2, 2014 at 2:16 am

    I'm impressed and I think it's a very good deal!

  20. Julie L
    April 2, 2014 at 12:53 am

    just cannot afford it right now

  21. curiouskit10
    April 1, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    It's a very reasonable price for a smartphone, but I still don't have the cash.

  22. Lesley
    April 1, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    While I'd love to win one, I'll consider the Blackberry when it comes time to purchase a new smartphone (although I do love my iPhone).

  23. Vjosan
    April 1, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    I wouldn't pay for the z10.

  24. Carsten F
    April 1, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    It is not running iOS. :-)

  25. Elliott
    April 1, 2014 at 8:29 am

    I'd like to own one of these

  26. Kelly
    April 1, 2014 at 7:32 am

    Great phone, good power and hopefully better reception than iPhones. Quality brand done right.

  27. Rashid
    April 1, 2014 at 5:07 am

    I will go for it. surely!

  28. Noah
    April 1, 2014 at 3:37 am

    I am a big BlackBerry fan. I still have a Curve 9300 so it'd be nice to upgrade.

  29. Lolita B
    April 1, 2014 at 2:23 am

    I am unemployed, so if I win it great, but if I don't, then I will not consider purchasing it at this time.

  30. Michael B
    April 1, 2014 at 2:15 am

    Blackberry does not have a large enough app ecosystem to justify buying one.

  31. Nena S
    April 1, 2014 at 2:13 am

    I definitely think it's a great option and I'm in the market for a smartphone.

  32. Vilma Pacheco
    April 1, 2014 at 12:52 am

    I have always liked blackberry. Would like to be able to afford it.

  33. Carissa K
    April 1, 2014 at 12:49 am

    It too much. No I won't because I only get iphones.

  34. Shana Hendrickson
    April 1, 2014 at 12:28 am

    would love it if I could afford it

  35. Milena Tsamourlidou
    March 31, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    i wanna a Blackberry

  36. David Yang
    March 31, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    I probably would not buy it since $300 is still a lot, but I would definitely want to win one!

  37. Gherghina
    March 31, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Yes, is a good option.

  38. BlessedTA
    March 31, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Yes, would definitely go for it.

  39. Catherine R
    March 31, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    Not sure if I would purchase a Blackberry, I'm used to the Android now. If it was free for sure I'd try it.

  40. Gretchen L
    March 31, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    I like the phone but i don't use a cell phone anymore as I'm disabled and housebound. If I needed one though it's a good deal pricewise.

  41. Gabrielle H
    March 31, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    I would not purchase this phone. I had a blackberry for a loooong time. They last for forever, but the battery was a problem for me. Also, nowadays there are constantly new and popular apps. The blackberry app store was the worst.

  42. Kelly West
    March 31, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    It would be a great new phone for my daughter, and the price is very reasonable compared to other phones on the market.

  43. Paul Conrow
    March 31, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    My finances do not allow me to have $300 extra to spend on a phone, so the price is the problem with me getting a BlackBerry Z10!

  44. chacha
    March 31, 2014 at 6:38 am

    yeah. i like blackberry 10 series beside the other series. reasonable? yes.

  45. Sufyan
    March 31, 2014 at 5:47 am

    This phone is awesome I've been wanting one for a while now and I plan to get one soon. I'm very excited especially after watching and read reviews made by MakeUseOf and other channels. Winning one would be awesome. I don't have anything stopping me from obtaining this phone at the moment except for the amount of apps (very low compared to apple).

  46. Francis
    March 30, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    I am not really a blackberry guy. But the phone is great.

  47. Rory L
    March 30, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Im comfortable using android would be hard to go to a blackberry

  48. Colleen B
    March 30, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    I'd definitely go for it!

  49. Rosa Espena
    March 30, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    yes because it has features that will help me in my everyday task not just it also great smartphone for entertainment and for those who loves to browse the internet i hope i win because im still student and its expensive here in our country

  50. Kim
    March 30, 2014 at 4:16 am

    I'll certainly be taking a look at it, as it seems unreal value.

  51. Aprilene C
    March 30, 2014 at 1:13 am

    is this giveaway was true

  52. Pravas Kumar
    March 30, 2014 at 12:46 am

    Yes I'll go with this as I hope it might be pretty stable.

  53. Andrew Drop
    March 29, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    Wow what a incredible phone I will certainly look at buying it

  54. Florian S
    March 29, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Is a good price for a blackberry, but I prefer android.

  55. Lesly Ann F
    March 29, 2014 at 11:36 am

    I'll buy for it..

  56. Phil H
    March 28, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    For $300 I'd give it a shot.

  57. Hari
    March 28, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Love it!

  58. Muhammad S
    March 28, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    no! too expensive!

  59. Sreeraj R
    March 28, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    Maybe but i will give preferance to windowsphone.

  60. Ankur Jha
    March 28, 2014 at 10:59 am

    I would definitely buy a z10 for 300$, for the simple fact being it a very up to date os and frankly doesn't get the respect it deserves in the market.

    • natewells59
      March 29, 2014 at 5:43 am

      Its a freaking great overall phone, once you get used to the is, wouldnt trade it for my old ip5. Love it.

  61. Kyle
    March 27, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    Honestly, no, everyone has abandoned ship for Android and iOS.

  62. Travis Faulkner
    March 27, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Its reasonable alright but I really love the droids and hate to go back to a blackberry

  63. Kelly W
    March 27, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Finances, I do not have the finances right now to purchase it.

  64. Varun
    March 27, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    i would not go for Z10 actually because at such a price i can find many other mobile phones with so much high specifications in the martket today.

  65. Meredith Jones
    March 27, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    I'm keeping my iPhone.

  66. Ketha R
    March 27, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    nope! that's too much.

  67. sonny
    March 27, 2014 at 9:42 am

    yes.. Z10 is nice addition for 2nd mobile phone just in case main mobile phone battery's empty.

  68. Harry. P
    March 27, 2014 at 8:54 am

    Dish the iPhone, I want a Z10, the iPhone killer in looks, functionality and reliability not to forget cheaper.

  69. Cornea Lucian
    March 27, 2014 at 8:33 am

    For the $300, I will chose Android based phone

  70. Huyen Tran
    March 27, 2014 at 1:27 am

    yes!

  71. Bienvenido C. Masaluñga Jr.
    March 27, 2014 at 12:24 am

    Yes, even though blackberry is on the rough track right now, I would consider buying Z10 simply because, I like it. ?

  72. Ann
    March 27, 2014 at 12:04 am

    Too expensive for what you get!

  73. ray
    March 26, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    the Z30 is bigger better sound but remember you can load both your itunes and windows media on it i have over 2000 songs and 700 pics on my phone plus i could put songs on various cloud services that you can get apps for and you can get most android apps from amazon on the phone and google play will be available eventually

    • Shisheen H
      March 30, 2014 at 5:21 pm

      It has more to offer today than ever. I look at it as the best of three worlds. Apk, durability and, security.

  74. Franz W
    March 26, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Interesting!
    Bb is losing a lot of fans.
    I personally know a fan who got a z10 and switched to apple.
    I would like to try it though - some of their features like added
    security and automatic setup I find very user friendly.

  75. Dorothy H
    March 26, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    No. Not enough of a discount to go to a limited BB World.

  76. paul
    March 26, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Maybe.

  77. Tejash C
    March 26, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    A good buy in that price range!

  78. Clayton C
    March 26, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Mostly because it isn't Android driven. Fell in love with Android, won't go back to BB yet!

  79. Mrtax M
    March 26, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    No, sounds like there is plenty of room for improvement.

  80. Trina M
    March 26, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    New is always nice to try, and seems a reasonable price.

  81. Varun Rayen
    March 26, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    With no doubt, I would go for it. I had been an Apple User so long. I wanna try using Blackberry and it features provided.

  82. Candice M
    March 26, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    No, sounds like there is plenty of room for improvement.

  83. Michael Brooks
    March 26, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Well perhaps a glimpse of the future with BlackBerry Z-10, sounds and looks exciting? Grazie

  84. Dawn W
    March 26, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    this seems to be very reasonable for $300. it is an option I might seriously consider!

  85. Jasper John S. Cecilio
    March 26, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Yes definitely!

  86. Kristine L
    March 26, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    It will be considered. I have always been wary of Blackberry.

  87. Maurielle G
    March 26, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Yes

  88. Bea Vergara
    March 26, 2014 at 8:17 am

    As per the review that you have posted, I'm very much pleased to buy it for its reasonable price which is $300. All the features that I am looking for a smartphone are all here in this BlackBerry Z10. Looking forward to owning this amazing product soon! Quality smartphone at a reasonable price. Absolutely a MUST-HAVE!

  89. Christine B
    March 26, 2014 at 5:23 am

    you bet I would go for it

  90. Mya Murphy
    March 26, 2014 at 5:22 am

    money :(

  91. Mark Hansen
    March 26, 2014 at 1:29 am

    I would go for it. Stopping me: Currently a student and $300 for a phone on a ~$920 monthly budget (after tax, before bills) would be rather steep imo.

  92. Megan S
    March 26, 2014 at 1:11 am

    I'm still rocking the old Blackberry Bold and need an upgrade, so yes I'd go for it.

  93. Kelvin
    March 26, 2014 at 12:08 am

    Nope, i won't. More glitches that i'm not accustomed to is a no go. And that dust attracting screen and THE impossible-to-clean dust trap is a big turn off for me. Even though the price is very tempting, it's still not the thing for me.

  94. Christian H
    March 25, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    still too much for what you get

  95. Linda F
    March 25, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Will buy it.

  96. Vishal
    March 25, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    yes definitely....

  97. Puneet
    March 25, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    I am going to buy it next month

  98. maida
    March 25, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    Amazing phone…

  99. Mihir C
    March 25, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    I would definitely go for it, though I'll try my luck here first!

  100. Gilmertz G
    March 25, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    nothing stops me

  101. Janice L.
    March 25, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Even at that price, no can do right now.

  102. Tim
    March 25, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    maybe, i use IOS

  103. Hakeem
    March 25, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Great phone for this price

  104. Roberto Rother
    March 25, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Yeah, I would for that price. It will work as a second phone

  105. Teodor
    March 25, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    I think the lack of apps is the main turn off.

  106. Rhea Liza Muñoz
    March 25, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    yes.. It is a reasonable price... Amazing phone... If I would have enough money I would like to buy this phone without second thoughts.

  107. Kerry M
    March 25, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    I would only but it if my carrier offered a deal.

  108. Taye
    March 25, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    i would if i had the money but i don't right now that's why i want to win it

  109. Nirmal Thapa
    March 25, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Still cant afford, so winning one of these will be great.

  110. Cee
    March 25, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Yes I would :)

  111. Valencia
    March 25, 2014 at 10:58 am

    What's stopping me from spending $300 on that Blackberry? Needing that same $300 to buy new tires for my car.

  112. Angelo B
    March 25, 2014 at 10:01 am

    No! I will NOT! Becasue i'm Android fan. I'm comfortable with the Android eco-system

  113. Raazan M
    March 25, 2014 at 8:34 am

    Maybe .

  114. dan
    March 25, 2014 at 8:23 am

    yeah.good phone good price

  115. Philip C
    March 25, 2014 at 8:09 am

    It's good :)

  116. Joanne S
    March 25, 2014 at 4:50 am

    Very good deal but I cant afford it so I would rather win it.

  117. Vc N
    March 25, 2014 at 3:50 am

    $300 is less than most mobiles on the market but when I can get a laptop or a tablet for less that can do more, theoretically, I still think phones are overpriced. As it stands now though, 300 bucks is a damn good deal.

  118. Linda Meyers-Gabbard
    March 25, 2014 at 3:23 am

    I think my husband would pay that much. He had been wanting one of these.

  119. Phillip
    March 25, 2014 at 2:49 am

    It would be on a short list of phone at that price that I would consider.

  120. pavan kumar
    March 24, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    for a flagship device, 300 dollars seems to be fair but buying it depends on how you use your phone..

  121. matt
    March 24, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    like my iPhone better

  122. Michael
    March 24, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    When I need a new phone it will be on the short list for a replacement

  123. Milica Kuvalja
    March 24, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    It's hard to ignore what Android has to offer. e.g. Motorola Moto G for 170$
    Sorry Blackberry :)

  124. ProfessAndObey
    March 24, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    I would not go for it at that price, or perhaps any. I'm too happy with the close integration of Google's apps and services in Android to switch. Honestly, if I won, I'd probably play around with it a bit then sell it.

  125. Mary S
    March 24, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    I like the features and the price. I hope it stays around to give iPhone a run for most popular.

  126. Spejs I
    March 24, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    I'd like to win it, therefore I'll go for it!

  127. Aaron Arguelles
    March 24, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    Yes. Very reasonable. I'd definitely go for it if I had the money.

  128. Ana Vukasin
    March 24, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    I would like to get it as a gift

  129. Mile Z
    March 24, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    I have a good mobile so I don't need to spend money

  130. Phoebe
    March 24, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    I'll buy it if it was $100 or less.

  131. Stoja T
    March 24, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    I don't want to spend all that money on mobile phone

  132. Dragana Todoric
    March 24, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    Money is stoping me

  133. Allan D
    March 24, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    not really...black berry's net is too high priced..i'd prefer an android phone instead...

  134. Allan D
    March 24, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    not really...brack berry's net is too high priced..i'd prefer an android phone instead...

  135. Ray J
    March 24, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    i have wanted the z10 for sometime, hope I win!

  136. Misel
    March 24, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    Quite reasonable ;-)

  137. Delano
    March 24, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    Ive never been a Blackbery guy but i would try it out

  138. Mike T
    March 24, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    reasonable price for smartphone but rather get an android

  139. Wilma Garcia
    March 24, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    I love blackberry so why not?

  140. Carlos M
    March 24, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Yeah, I'm for it. I would like to win this phone.

  141. Nabil Z
    March 24, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Idon't think so i'm an android fan

  142. Catherine M
    March 24, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Money is so tight right now so I will not be purchasing any phone at the moment. That said, I will be looking at the BlackBerry line in about a years time and hope it gives me reason to purchase it.

  143. Stephen G
    March 24, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    As a long time Maemo/MeeGo user, I've been tempted by the Z10 since it was released. After all, Blackberry 10 embraced Qt and offers similar swipe gestures to those in Harmattan. A great many Maemo/MeeGo developers adopted Blackberry 10 after Elop happened.

    My Nokia N950 still works well though, and so I've thus far resisted jumping from a dead mobile platform to another mobile platform that is, at best, seriously unwell. For a time, poor Android app compatibility was a good excuse for holding off on a purchasing a Z10. That's improved now, but if running Android apps is my goal, then does a marginal, non-Android platform make sense for me?

    In the end, if I'm to buy into another mostly overlooked mobile platform that offers reasonable Android compatibility, I'd prefer it to be Sailfish. Therefore, I'm waiting for Jolla to release either a device with North American 3G frequencies or their official-ish ports to popular Android devices.

    I still watch the Z10 though. I keep hoping for a too good to pass up sale.

    Also, you missed adding a link before making this article live:
    "The last one in this group is the Sony Z1 compact (needs link to review here), and this is where the Z10 loses fair and square."

  144. Guillermo Ivan Jimenez Ruvalcaba
    March 24, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Yes, I would.

    • Susie (@tuffigirl)
      March 24, 2014 at 3:20 pm

      I still remember the excitement I felt when I got my very first Blackberry. I was switching over from my Symbian/Nokia addiction at the time because I had outgrown it and the BB felt like next logical step. Unfortunately my excitement didn't last long... I'm someone who refuses to pay outrageous fees to own and use a cell and the Blackberry fees attached to it quickly angered me. Maybe they wouldn't be in so much trouble now if they had had the foresight to see back then that people would eventually find better prices, plans and even phones. Personally I never found fault with the phone itself just the fees, locked down mail, etc... and the Z10 is a beauty. So yes I might buy it... I'm a little bit of a cell junkie and sideloading apps is not a problem for me, in fact it's part of the fun of owning something different.

  145. Dumitru S
    March 24, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    At less than 300$ it's definetely a good purchase.

  146. Paul G
    March 24, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    I'm very happy to see you guys do a fair and balanced review of this phone. You should also check out the Z30, the newer model which has a larger screen. I'd love to win this one though!

  147. Franz Iulian
    March 24, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Don't have money but i would buy it

  148. Haris D
    March 24, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    The price is reasonable for such phone !!

  149. Richard Bonifacio
    March 24, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    I'll buy it.

  150. mamed
    March 24, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    I am broke for the time being.

  151. Pawan B
    March 24, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    From that it price has dropped, I am liking this phone. I will go for it.

  152. Jude L
    March 24, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    The price is amazing and I would buy it

  153. dandy
    March 24, 2014 at 11:04 am

    googd review, I like BB Z10 because secure.

  154. Maricel
    March 24, 2014 at 9:20 am

    I wouldn't mind getting one for free. I need to replace my very old phone . Blackberry seems like a good one.

  155. surya
    March 24, 2014 at 9:04 am

    i am ready for you blackberry z10 ;-)

  156. Asriel Rusdyawan
    March 24, 2014 at 7:06 am

    I will surely go for this gadget.
    I think it has good build quality and deserve for a daily use.

  157. Csanad Szoverfi
    March 24, 2014 at 6:16 am

    I am a Blackberry fan since the Curve series...but I have a limit of 200 - 250 USD for smartphones so I will probably not go for the Z10, although it is indeed a reasonable purchase!

  158. Jo Ann B
    March 24, 2014 at 5:15 am

    go for it :) don't miss this chance.

  159. Paula Montenegro
    March 24, 2014 at 4:39 am

    I'd buy one coz I know this is a good phone.But I still have a functional android phone so I gyess I'd think twice.

  160. Ruth
    March 24, 2014 at 1:17 am

    I would definitely buy one if I'd be needing one...:)

  161. Kathryn Garven
    March 24, 2014 at 1:06 am

    It appears to be a good product for a good price, worthwhile if you don't have a decent phone, which I don't.

  162. Kathryn Garven
    March 24, 2014 at 1:05 am

    It appears to be a good product for a good price, worthwhile if you don't have a decent phone, which I don't.

  163. Kathryn Garven
    March 24, 2014 at 1:02 am

    It appears to be a good product for a good price, worthwhile if you don't have a decent phone, which I don't.

  164. Stephan H
    March 24, 2014 at 12:34 am

    Not really sure if I would get it if I'd need a new phone. It looks nice though.

  165. sofien boudriga
    March 24, 2014 at 12:28 am

    i dont mind to try it.. it s a realy great phone

  166. Rahul R
    March 23, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    Blackberry is a good phone. But its name is drowning in front of ANDROIDISM. So it could be limiting factor to invest on this phone. This phone seems good in first look, need to try a hands-on before giving a true opinion..

  167. Zero
    March 23, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    Nexus is still the 1st choice.

  168. Michele Pineda
    March 23, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    I might go for it, the price is somewhat reasonable, and Blackberry is quite popular in Guatemala where I spend my summers, so this would be a good phone for me there.

  169. Tomas P
    March 23, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    Already have a phone I am OK with, so for at least a year, I would not purchase anything. Winning it is a different matter though ;-)

  170. Kim W
    March 23, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Still out of my price range unfortunately, but a lovely phone

  171. Jayendran
    March 23, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    I'd pay a 50-100$ more and get the OnePlus One when it arrives. Much better specs and value for hard earned money!

  172. Leoner G
    March 23, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Maybe...

  173. kevin
    March 23, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    It's a good price for a great working phone. My colleague has one and it is the only Blackberry phone I would buy if I had some money.

  174. Victoria
    March 23, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    This was a great review. Thank you for focusing on the OS and the specs versus just the state of the company like it was a popularity contest!

    One last thing - you can choose where to focus the picture. "There’s also no clear way to focus the image anywhere but on the middle of the display, and tapping the screen anywhere always take a picture. "

    What you need to do is touch and hold the focus area and you can then drag the focus pointer where you want. Voila. I also really like being able to take a picture by tapping anywhere on the screen. Coming from an iPhone that required a button press was refreshing.

  175. Mieczys?aw S
    March 23, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    I have to think it over...

  176. Johnny Mullin
    March 23, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    I have actually gotten a Z10, looking to get one for my wife now. Have android and windows phones also, really love the Z10 though!

  177. Pocoyo
    March 23, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    I have a BB 9300 & Playbook. Can the Z10 bridge to the Playbook as well?

  178. Istin P
    March 23, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    I wouldn't mind trying it, BB10 has a lot going for it and the hardware is decent for the price

  179. Nicholas St. Onge
    March 23, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    The only thing stopping me is the fact that it's name has been dragged through the dirt. I'd like to experience the device first hand and make the decision myself.

  180. Nicole B
    March 23, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    It may be reasonable but just got a new phone!

  181. Chay P
    March 23, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    It may be reasonable at under 300, but living on a University Student's budget, i can't stretch for that, especially since I'm saving to buy a new laptop.

  182. Ashwin
    March 23, 2014 at 11:46 am

    I'd buy the Z10, if it had Vanilla Android.

  183. Simone Marroni
    March 23, 2014 at 10:48 am

    I'd go for a real android phone, but this BB is very good!

  184. John D
    March 23, 2014 at 7:51 am

    Surely will go

  185. Imelda Luzviminda Malabonga
    March 23, 2014 at 7:42 am

    I currently own a BlackBerry 9220, but a Z10 would be a nice upgrade! It's reasonably priced and I love that you can add some Android apps, regardless if the speed isn't always as if they were native BB apps.

  186. Leira S
    March 23, 2014 at 6:50 am

    I'd go for it for its price.

  187. Peter H
    March 23, 2014 at 6:41 am

    I do not believe that installing Android apps is as easy as you make it to be in this article.
    Its a major hassle. Not gonna do it.

  188. doe smith
    March 23, 2014 at 6:39 am

    yes i would fits all my needs

  189. Stephanie S
    March 23, 2014 at 5:09 am

    The only thing stopping me is that I have an Apple iPhone and I really hate the idea of having to learn yet another OS. However, putting that aside, this phone seems like something I could really enjoy. I don't use many apps on my phone now that I have an iPad. So the lack of apps for the Blackberry doesn't bother me. Who knows? I may just buy one some day!

  190. Shanjei
    March 23, 2014 at 4:54 am

    I won't buy.. but if its a prize, i will accept it :P

  191. Swarup
    March 23, 2014 at 4:41 am

    Z10 is a great phone but I like my moto G :)

  192. Andrew P
    March 23, 2014 at 3:49 am

    This sounds about my style.
    Simple, but has enough power and memory for me.

  193. Varun A p
    March 23, 2014 at 3:12 am

    BB Z10 is definitely a good choice for under $300 offering a good amount of features and security! Simply nice is BB10!

  194. Aaron
    March 23, 2014 at 2:47 am

    I would but I like my HTC One

  195. DAN J
    March 23, 2014 at 1:46 am

    If I don't win it, I'll buy it. :)

  196. Raymond C
    March 23, 2014 at 1:41 am

    i will definitely go for it :)

  197. Andrew
    March 23, 2014 at 1:14 am

    I wouldn't, because I don't need it now, though I certainly wouldn't pass up the chance to win it for free.

  198. Dave W
    March 22, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    Now that Blackberry OS supports Android apps there is nothing stopping me.

  199. GMS
    March 22, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    I would love to get this. I've been looking to upgrade, but the only thing I'd miss is the physical keyboard.

  200. Keith W
    March 22, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    I doubt it - the Moto G is adequate for my purposes.

  201. Mike Marcos
    March 22, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Price is right so I may just go and get it.

  202. Ramon Rojas
    March 22, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    I'm still deciding between several Android devices, but this review and the price do the BlackBerry Z10 really tempting.

  203. Debbie
    March 22, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    No, I wouldn't buy the Blackberry Z10, because it's more than I want to pay for one.

  204. Gabriela
    March 22, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    It's a nice options, looks great and the price is good.

  205. Muhammad Tamimi
    March 22, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    IT IS reasonable. :D

  206. Lauren W
    March 22, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    I would if I had the money for it.

  207. Von Adam M
    March 22, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    The price is ultra reasonable. If I would win, I will sell my aging Blackberry Curve 9320 and have this lovely phone as an upgrade.

  208. Muhammad Hadi N
    March 22, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    I think I will not buy it. Because the only thing that I love Blackberry is it Keyboard. So, I prefer Q version.

  209. Krish
    March 22, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Nice review.
    We have both the developer edition and the consumer z10.
    Blackberry 10 platform has been really good, and so we also made this fun and addicting game for Blackberry users - http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/49832892/

  210. AlSam
    March 22, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    No. Already invested in iPhone.

  211. nitin hassija
    March 22, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    I'll definitely go for it.

  212. Gurinderdee
    March 22, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    blackberry is blackberry :)

  213. Igor S
    March 22, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    I think it’s a good buy

  214. Bogdan
    March 22, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    I'll go, ofcourse!!!

  215. Sam K
    March 22, 2014 at 11:04 am

    I think it's a good buy given the price.

  216. jagannath s
    March 22, 2014 at 9:20 am

    only the app support in blackberry :(

  217. Michelle
    March 22, 2014 at 9:03 am

    I wouldn't mind trying it. In fact, I prefer using Blackberry than any other phone brands.

  218. amal lahib
    March 22, 2014 at 8:50 am

    i cant make up my mind between the z10 and q10

  219. Alfred Chan
    March 22, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Definitely Worth it!! :)

  220. Nancy Brett
    March 22, 2014 at 7:10 am

    Yes I think it is a good and reasonable price !!

  221. Karen Zyra B
    March 22, 2014 at 6:52 am

    I would love to buy this.. The price is totally worth it

  222. Daniel J
    March 22, 2014 at 5:31 am

    At less than $300, the BlackBerry Z10 is a reasonable purchase. Will you go for it? If not, what's stopping you?

    The money is :P

  223. Kamran H
    March 22, 2014 at 4:30 am

    The fact that it is a blackberry just can't be overlooked anymore. Perhaps a revamped-from-the-feet-up Blackberry OS would compel me.

  224. Ronaldo Pangilagan
    March 22, 2014 at 4:30 am

    Yes, it's a very affordable and cheap price

  225. Adly A
    March 22, 2014 at 3:55 am

    Totally worth it.

  226. Marco Pulido
    March 22, 2014 at 3:38 am

    Yes. Its a great price for a smartphone this good.

  227. Vincent
    March 22, 2014 at 3:22 am

    Yes, definitely!

  228. Laurence D
    March 22, 2014 at 2:25 am

    not gonna buy ..there's plenty of android phones that have cheap price but can bring same quality

  229. Sean M
    March 22, 2014 at 2:22 am

    I like the Q10, but I just don't need a new phone right now

  230. Michele
    March 22, 2014 at 1:20 am

    Yes the price I'm thinking about is $280. I will Definitely buy it and recommend it. Michele

  231. James Runkle
    March 22, 2014 at 1:08 am

    I'd be wary of Blackberry format, although I think the bad rap is due to bad management more than the merchandise. Still, it's something to think about when you're purchasing a s-phone.

  232. Paul W
    March 22, 2014 at 1:02 am

    I wouldn't buy it over an Android device, especially a Nexus

  233. Joseph L
    March 22, 2014 at 12:50 am

    Yep it is worth the try

  234. Peter
    March 22, 2014 at 12:44 am

    My father always said "a brand new Cadillac at $700 is no bargain if you don't have the $700. Currently I don't have even the $300.

  235. Daniel
    March 22, 2014 at 12:24 am

    300 is reasonable, maybe i could buy it, when i arrives to my country it cost around $850

  236. Alina P
    March 21, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    I think it's a good price and I'd buy it

  237. Jimmy
    March 21, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    I definitely would, but if a good deal came for the Z30 I'd choose that over the Z10.
    Bigger display, better sound, radio tuner, larger battery, miracast and USB On The Go makes the Z30 fitting of it's current place as the flagship device for Blackberry.

    I would also note that for your review you seem to misunderstand the "use" or lacktheof of the power button. It is not a home button where you press it every time to wake the device. The OS is gesture based so it's not "lucky" that swiping from the bottom is how it's made specifically to be used. You swipe halfway up to peek at notifications and all the way to wake up the device.

    You also missed going into detail with the active frames and it's importance in multitasking. This is a big thing because Blackberry design the OS with productivity solely in mind.

    Other then that good review! Refreshing to see someone actually give the device a chance without biased lenses.

  238. John Agwazim
    March 21, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    Sure, I will go for it. The price is just okay.

  239. effe
    March 21, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    yep

  240. jamielee kimball
    March 21, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    I would think about it, but I just bought my husband and I the LG G2 in white and black...maybe next one...

  241. Carol C
    March 21, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    A GREAT price and my husband LOVES his Blackberry. How could I not go for this deal?

  242. J.D.
    March 21, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    I would never buy it. I believe the Blackberry platform is gone forever.

  243. J.D.
    March 21, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    I would never buy it. I believe the Blackberry platform is gone forever.

  244. xena
    March 21, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    It's still way above my budget. But stock pricing wise, it's reasonable.

  245. Aleksandr C
    March 21, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    This is a resonable price. I want to try this one :)

  246. Vitaliy P
    March 21, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    Nice Phone !

  247. Victoria K
    March 21, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    It`s a decent price but I would have to make sure it`s right for me.

  248. Teddy O
    March 21, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Like the features the blackberry has, I should get one of this..

  249. Youssef Azz
    March 21, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    I guess it’s a resonable price. wish to be lucky to win it and good luck to everybody. thanks for the opportunity.

  250. Aleksandra H
    March 21, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    reasonable price, but still too high for me, right now

  251. David
    March 21, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Very nice phone!!!

  252. Tina F
    March 21, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    I would so go for it if I had the money BUT the money I have is for what my kids need BUT great phone and GREAT giveaway and a wonderful opportunity to be able to enter and possibly win Thank you guys

  253. Bogdan Mohora Sebastian
    March 21, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    i thing it's a resonable price

  254. John
    March 21, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    Why do people keep associating this with the old BlackBerry? Do some of the commentors not read the article to see that it's a totally different and new OS?
    For some who are hesitant in using BB10, why are you hesitant? What were you using before Android/iOS? If you go onto Verizon/Bell/Telus/Rogers or any carriers that carry the Z10 or Z30, you'll see the reviews there from people who actually own the phones. They all give it good ratings!

  255. John
    March 21, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    Why do people keep associating this with the old BlackBerry? Do some of the commentors not read the article to see that it's a totally different and new OS?
    For some who are hesitant in using BB10, why are you hesitant? What were you using before Android/iOS? If you go onto Verizon/Bell/Telus/Rogers or any carriers that carry the Z10 or Z30, you'll see the reviews there from people who actually own the phones. They all give it good ratings!

  256. Gylle G
    March 21, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    i've tested it, it's great design anyway.
    i'd use it if i win ^^

  257. Lucille L
    March 21, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    I've always liked the Blackberry, but I already have an iPhone I'm happy with. If I win the giveaway, I'll certainly take it, though! And I'll recommend the Z10 to my friend, who is looking to upgrade her current Blackberry.

  258. Gord
    March 21, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    No definitely will not purchase the bb z10. Blackberry has far too many issues lately, such as a large amount of lay offs of its workforce.

  259. Victor Obizuyk
    March 21, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    not sure…but i do need a new phone…

  260. Mukola Obizuyk
    March 21, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    Still to much money for me.

  261. Julie B
    March 21, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    That is a reasonable price for a great phone like this.

  262. Rhoni N
    March 21, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Still to much money for me.

  263. Joanna Poon
    March 21, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    $300 is still a little steep for me

  264. Anne F
    March 21, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    I would, I've always liked Blackberry!

  265. Cristina Mocanu
    March 21, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    I like it, it's a very nice phone. I still love my Iphone 4, although it's pretty old and in case i win this i would most likely swap :)

  266. Tracy
    March 21, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    not sure...but i do need a new phone...

  267. Penny
    March 21, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Great price. Love the voice-control hardware capability.

  268. Alex V
    March 21, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Yes, I would. For some reason I always liked Blackbarry. :)

  269. Mandip D
    March 21, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    I really liked this phone, so I would go for it if I had the money!

  270. Stephanie Bondlow
    March 21, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    I am seriously considering it.

  271. Mickey G
    March 21, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    No, I don't think I will. I am not used to the OS.

  272. Guillermo
    March 21, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    is nothing but a good price for such a great device. :D

  273. nikki
    March 21, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    well based on your review, I think I could better spend $300 elsewhere. for free it works though, I suppose.

  274. Jiajun Wu
    March 21, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    It's still not as established as other android or ios. I won't really put down that money to try a new phone.

  275. Sagar Sanjeev
    March 21, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Surely I will go For Z10 as i am a BB Lover

  276. Tate S
    March 21, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Still undecided

  277. lav
    March 21, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Not really, I hope it has Android OS on it then YES

  278. Gordh
    March 21, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    It is time that I upgraded to a phone that would make me more compatible to the 21st century.

  279. Tawnda M
    March 21, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Probably not... because, well... I can't just BUY something even if it's $5 without running short ... :-(

  280. patrick voo
    March 21, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    i've not purchased a new-to-me phone in ages ... but would be willing to give the Z10 a try!

  281. Peter Jones
    March 21, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Thought Blackberry was lagging sadly - pleasantly surprisef

  282. Denis K
    March 21, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    BlackBerry OS is unusual for me and I would like to try it

  283. Dulf A
    March 21, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    ...waiting to win it...

  284. Alex
    March 21, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    BB OS is interesting and I would like to try it

  285. Jim Alix
    March 21, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    I would go for it.

  286. Bob R
    March 21, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    I already have a Z10 and love it, but my wife's Z10 is having issues. At $300 I don't know if I'd get her one considering there are a lot cheaper options out there. We don't generally buy unlocked phones because they all are too expensive. If the Z10 were priced at or lower than other on-contract phones, she might be more likely to stick with a Z10 or try the Z30 with its larger display.

  287. Laraib
    March 21, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    i hvnt soo money thats y i wnt to win it...:)
    plzzz gve it to me i m a big fan bt i cnt afoord...:( :(

  288. Isaac C
    March 21, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    I probably won't buy it as I'm afraid of the supportability.

  289. Adrian
    March 21, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    It seems OK because of the specs and it is nice to try a new OS

  290. Mark M
    March 21, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    For the price range it's a definite bargain. Even if you can't live w/o the android market, it's easily accessed with this device...I'd buy it, (if it wasn't for that "pesky" Nexus 4 or 5 device)....**chuckle**

  291. Ken Xia
    March 21, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Still a little bit too high.

  292. Diego Nei
    March 21, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Wow. For a second there, I thought I was back at CrackBerry!

    Awesome job there!

  293. Roman Savchuk
    March 21, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    Cool price.

  294. Neil T
    March 21, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    To be honest, no I wouldn't buy one. The phone is pretty decent but there really isn't anything compelling about Blackberry Phones now....to me price shouldn't be the first or even third reason you buy something. I'd rather save up and buy a Nexus 5 for $50 or $100 more.

  295. Rhea G.
    March 21, 2014 at 11:46 am

    sure I'll go for it, still a decent smartphone though.

  296. Meryem O
    March 21, 2014 at 11:44 am

    don't think i could buy it for 300$ i don't have much money

  297. Ritwik
    March 21, 2014 at 11:12 am

    I've still not migrated to android, iOS or Win8. As my phone needs limited to just business and basic social media I am also quite happy with my BB OS7.1. I would surely upgrade to the Z10 and I think 300$ is not a very bad price considering the specs. I also think BB's OS 10 is highly underestimated. It does have a lot of features and lets you do a lot.

  298. Jenny Esplana
    March 21, 2014 at 10:38 am

    I will go for it :) I know blackberry is a very good quality phone. I would love to purchase a piece of it without a doubt <3

  299. Dmitry Yakusevich
    March 21, 2014 at 9:16 am

    I probably will go, because the phone is awsome for such price!

  300. Jeff Fisher
    March 21, 2014 at 9:02 am

    What is there to not like about the Blackberry? I'd love one. The only real thing against it is the capacitive screen. Otherwise, it has lots of memory, a large, clear, sharp display, HDMI port, 4G, it's very thin, it has a really good camera and long talk time. It floats my boat!

  301. paulie
    March 21, 2014 at 8:57 am

    good price and you can install android apps, i think i might have to try it

  302. Radite P
    March 21, 2014 at 8:23 am

    With a price of $300 seems like a BlackBerry Z10 will be very disappointing because the smartphone is made ??using a plastic material dominance. If observed on the handheld becomes less elegant. Other complaints also of the available applications, for BlackBerry Z10 is still very low in any application.

  303. Alexandru M.
    March 21, 2014 at 8:05 am

    It's a great phone for 300 bucks, no doubt. I'd go for it if no other option simply because BB is great, but i still prefer pure Android phones. That's stoping me.

  304. Edmund S
    March 21, 2014 at 7:58 am

    The biggest thing stopping me from picking up a Z10 is the OS and it's available apps.

  305. Svetlana L
    March 21, 2014 at 7:52 am

    Absence of an extra 300 $ :)

  306. Maria F
    March 21, 2014 at 7:44 am

    Yes, if I could afford it!

  307. Neil John Ocampo
    March 21, 2014 at 7:42 am

    Hmm, I love Blackberry, I'll go for it!

  308. Sam N
    March 21, 2014 at 7:41 am

    There's plenty more BBM user's here in Indonesia, so YES i definitely would go for it.

  309. Serg
    March 21, 2014 at 7:35 am

    Price,. Better for me Android

  310. Ionut Baciu
    March 21, 2014 at 7:09 am

    no, i'm an android kind of guy

  311. Marijan
    March 21, 2014 at 7:08 am

    I would go for it , it is great device . Thanks

  312. Milos D
    March 21, 2014 at 6:51 am

    Blackberry Forever!!!

  313. Dave
    March 21, 2014 at 6:28 am

    I would like to try the OS as well.

  314. Shinta
    March 21, 2014 at 6:27 am

    sure

  315. Sacha Obado
    March 21, 2014 at 6:23 am

    I would definetly go for it. Its an amazing device

  316. Pavel Tenitskiy
    March 21, 2014 at 6:10 am

    I like z10 by lightweigth, but very strange interface of os

  317. Archit Sareen
    March 21, 2014 at 5:51 am

    If Blackberry can work on getting more apps on their app store, Z10 looks like a good thing to buy. I would love to give it a try.

    • Madhu Prashanth
      March 21, 2014 at 6:13 am

      we can install android apk apps on z10 .. so no worries for lack of apps.. :P

  318. Samuel Mudzengi
    March 21, 2014 at 5:48 am

    Pricing is fair,however till now I didn't know Andriod apps can load on Z10.I thought blackberry OS was shallow and with less material hence less to offer.I may consider it from now

  319. Drazen
    March 21, 2014 at 5:47 am

    Blackberry z10 deserves to be used more widely!

  320. Drazen
    March 21, 2014 at 5:46 am

    Blackberry Z10 has a great operating system that is underrated, clever design, user friendly concept and - above all - the BBery quality associated to it. That is why it deserves better recognition.

  321. Lokesh Chhabra
    March 21, 2014 at 5:36 am

    Yes

  322. Sanjay Maharjan
    March 21, 2014 at 5:25 am

    I would study if every apps that I wanted runs in this gadget before buying.

  323. Paula B
    March 21, 2014 at 5:16 am

    oh, I would love to have one but am on a fixed income and the cost is prohibitive.

  324. Yudie.harper
    March 21, 2014 at 5:12 am

    I do think 300.00 is a reasonable price being that OS10.1 have the platform support for APK. That makes it competitive with other smartphones in the market. You not only have a better security but, RIM is offering to cover your personal life with the help of Google Android apps. I can definitely see the improvement being that i have used OS7.1, Android, iphone and, windows phone. RIM have a lot more to offer today.

  325. Prabhath K
    March 21, 2014 at 5:07 am

    Not sure if I would buy it.
    I already have android phones in the household.

  326. Junil M
    March 21, 2014 at 5:04 am

    I like android and would stay with it regardless of the price. there are some android phones that have good specs and cost the same.

  327. Endracion
    March 21, 2014 at 4:33 am

    It's reasonable sure, but I'm sold on the Samsung Note series already!

  328. Prateek Khare
    March 21, 2014 at 4:27 am

    yes .. it looks awesome ..

  329. Ahmad Hasan
    March 21, 2014 at 4:23 am

    It is a good phone but I think I would rather go with a Nexus.

  330. Alexander Genvarev
    March 21, 2014 at 4:20 am

    I like BlackBerry Z10 for 300$

  331. Scott Harris
    March 21, 2014 at 4:11 am

    Not sure if I would buy it. We already have windows and android phones in the household.

  332. Vic L
    March 21, 2014 at 4:00 am

    When money comes from my pocket, I will say no. Much community support is my consideration.

  333. Mark W
    March 21, 2014 at 3:52 am

    Would get it if I needed a phone....

  334. Michelle S
    March 21, 2014 at 3:49 am

    I probably wouldn't go for BBZ10 but I haven't tried BB OS yet, so if I could have it for free then yes, but waste $300 on it, probably no.

  335. Barry A
    March 21, 2014 at 3:44 am

    I think it's worth considering buying.

  336. MikeB
    March 21, 2014 at 3:32 am

    Maybe the next time a get a new phone but we will have to see if they really have game.

  337. Arie W
    March 21, 2014 at 3:24 am

    less than 300$, yes sure, why not :)

  338. Sergei
    March 21, 2014 at 3:15 am

    I will go for it

  339. Jaffer A
    March 21, 2014 at 3:12 am

    No, I like Android OS better.

    • Yudie.harper
      March 21, 2014 at 5:19 am

      Im a big Android fan but, became wiry of the sluggish or buggy screens and, up to two updates based on manufacture. After using blackberry OS7.1 i realize how secure my information was in the market and, in apps inwhich, google dose not offer a lot of encrytion for the average hacker. Now that Apk is supported on blackberry 10, consumers get the best of both worlds. People also like options and, blackberry is offering that to the average and, business world. Its now a matter of how often do you customize the look of your UI.

  340. Joel G
    March 21, 2014 at 3:02 am

    I will definitely go for it; specially for my business. I think the security behind Blackberries still indisputable and truly represent them as a good competitor in the smartphone market.

  341. Al Chou
    March 21, 2014 at 2:59 am

    No, I bought an iPhone 5S back in the fall when my venerable 3GS finally died the true death,

  342. Wing K
    March 21, 2014 at 2:44 am

    I would be interested in trying it out had I not gotten a new phone.

  343. Shyam Assoldekar
    March 21, 2014 at 2:39 am

    I would love to go for Blackberry Z10 as I've never used Blackberry Device and since they have an Updated OS and New User Experience I would love to try it out.

  344. mat
    March 21, 2014 at 2:36 am

    Blackberry OS is not widely adopted any longer

  345. Chirag M
    March 21, 2014 at 2:29 am

    Blackberry OS doesn't have as vast an AppStore

  346. Rutul P
    March 21, 2014 at 2:20 am

    <$300? But it has got a low re-sell value which would disappoint me if I want to upgrade/buy a new Android or Windows based phone. Because I'm not the person who'd collect their old phones, I'd simply refurbish and sell or send it to a recycler. :)

  347. Elkhalil K
    March 21, 2014 at 2:20 am

    I would say definitely YES, regarding to Blackberry Os robustness.

  348. fahu
    March 21, 2014 at 2:14 am

    If you are in canada, go get yourself a Blackberry Q5 from Koodo. Same OS, plus physical keyboard, for ONLY $150 cad outright! Unlocked it for another $~20, you can use it with any carrier you like.

    The only down turn would be the un-changeable battery... but! Why do you need to change the battery when your phone can run continously for 4 freaking days! That is how long my Blackberry Q5 can last. ;)

    Oh and for the android apps for blackberry, check out SNAP! No regret! ;)

  349. robert
    March 21, 2014 at 2:02 am

    yes blackberry is way better than apple

  350. Eva Daniell
    March 21, 2014 at 2:02 am

    It is a good price but the budget is tight

  351. Jennifer Fletcher
    March 21, 2014 at 1:57 am

    It's great value for money, so definitely worth considering.

  352. Subraya
    March 21, 2014 at 1:46 am

    I'm a little doubtful if I would go for it as Android is a competitor and you get a lot of Manufacturer choices to go with. But still since Blackberry OS is New I would like to try it out.

  353. Amirul Vyseus K
    March 21, 2014 at 1:24 am

    Oh yes I will, The only thong stopping me right now is my Spending on games for my tournament.

  354. elinor semira
    March 21, 2014 at 1:02 am

    i'll definitely go for it if i have the budget. honestly, i never had a bb phone yet all my life so this is going to be a new experience for me if ever i win.

  355. Saul Sanchez
    March 21, 2014 at 12:51 am

    I don.t have 300 damn dollars.

  356. Thomas S
    March 21, 2014 at 12:42 am

    Perhaps, as a possible upgrade for the phone I have now.

  357. maida
    March 21, 2014 at 12:31 am

    There is a lot to like about this phone!Very good phone <3

  358. Anant S
    March 21, 2014 at 12:29 am

    I would consider that

  359. maida
    March 21, 2014 at 12:19 am

    great <3

  360. Daniel V
    March 21, 2014 at 12:18 am

    I wouldn't go for it, unfortunately, there's not that many cool apps that Android and IOS has.

  361. Michael F
    March 21, 2014 at 12:11 am

    I go by the reviews. There is a lot to like about this phone!

  362. Joe
    March 21, 2014 at 12:10 am

    The only reason I have held off buying a Z10 was the possibility that AT&T would carry the Z30.

  363. Todd S
    March 20, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    I wouldn't get it because I want to use the android operating system.

  364. Chris R
    March 20, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    I have no money.

  365. Jo-anne P
    March 20, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    My entire platform is Android only an idiot would want to add a Blackberry. Ok so call me an idiot or I am just a tech addict. At under $300 yes I will go for it mostly because it is out there and I want it, sadly I want everything!!

  366. Julie T
    March 20, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    oh yes I would that is a good price

  367. Ramona
    March 20, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    The price is not so competitive, I must think again for aquisition.

  368. Eibert D
    March 20, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    never tried one, who knows.......

  369. Kylie
    March 20, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    I'd rather win it than buy it! ;-)

  370. Philip Austin
    March 20, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    If and When I Can Afford a New Mobile -

    I Always Choose Blackberry

    And I Would Love to get my hands on this beauty

  371. TRUNG NGUYEN
    March 20, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    I definitely would try it

  372. Youssef B
    March 20, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    no,need more native apps

  373. Stephen
    March 20, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    For the price, it does seem reasonable. It is a good product that is reliable and good for business users. I wouldn't buy it, as I currently favor entertainment as opposed to productivity!

  374. Rovert
    March 20, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Looks interesting, wouldn't mind winning one.

  375. Lawrence Wolfson
    March 20, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    i would buy it i like BB.

  376. Daniel
    March 20, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    I like the iPhone.

  377. sandeep kumar
    March 20, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    honestly i can say i really want to buy that at if less than $300 . i am very budget choosy person . if it less than available then i can definitely buy that. Actually my wife birthday are coming & i am planning to purchase that . if i can win that giveaway that is great gift me . i cross my finger i hope so i can win that & your website are awesome that has a great tech stuffs and i am tech hungry nerd .

  378. Suresh V
    March 20, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    If the price is for unlocked phone and not tied up with a plan, I would buy it.

  379. Amy
    March 20, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    No I wouldn't go for it. Smartphone plans are altogether too expensive!

  380. Igor
    March 20, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    My nexus 5 is stopping me ! I'd like this for my gf :) Good luck people!

  381. pedro
    March 20, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Depends on price plan

  382. Brent V.
    March 20, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    I won't trade it for my S4, but it does sound interesting. Too little too late I think.

  383. Larry
    March 20, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Not in the market at the moment. If it's still around when I am, it will be one that I would consider.

  384. Jeff R
    March 20, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    yeaaa)

  385. Geovanna
    March 20, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    I had a Blackberry in the past and I was very disappointed with it.

  386. James Kraft
    March 20, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    Not in the market yet for a new phone but will certainly consider the Blackberry when I am.

  387. Darlene W
    March 20, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    No, I'm hooked on HTC!

  388. Paul Y
    March 20, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    If one acts quickly the resale value should be ok...

  389. Kendall S
    March 20, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    the os and app will be the main problem for me, dat is why i wont go for it

  390. Dan D
    March 20, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    I think I'm too set in my ways to change. There was nothing really compelling or unique for me to seriously consider switching phones.

  391. Sarah Leverett
    March 20, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    I would love to try it, if I had $300 lying around!

  392. deepak
    March 20, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    no plans to buy one but its a good deal nevertheless.

  393. Cristian L
    March 20, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    I want to win it

  394. moorandro
    March 20, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    For a try of course

  395. Va D
    March 20, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    I think the lack of support is it's biggest flaw. They are in trouble financially and android and ios has so much more of a following and support that it makes it difficult to switch.

  396. Newjorciks
    March 20, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    I don't like the fact that it's not android, but it's still better than my current phone which is awfully old :D

  397. Isaac Tobi Austin
    March 20, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    I would love to but can't afford it now

  398. Dmitriy S
    March 20, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    I would try it!

  399. Dimitris
    March 20, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    I would try it

  400. Anthony
    March 20, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    I'd get it as an alternative to the usual suspects

  401. Mariz D
    March 20, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    Will definitely go for it!

  402. Luis A Ramos Jr
    March 20, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    I would like to it because it will be my first BlackBerry smartphone after using a TracFone and then Android. I need a new phone period and for under $300 a nice price with the specs to match what I do with a smartphone during the day.

  403. Daniel T
    March 20, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Nope. I want to win it from you guys.

  404. Rick
    March 20, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    I have an old Nokia that I would love to upgrade from, cash flow is the biggest problem since I am unemployed an still looking for work. Would be great to win though. !! ; )

  405. Bjørnar B
    March 20, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    i prefer android but still like to win it

  406. Kristina
    March 20, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    I would try it for a low cost.

  407. Jitendra A
    March 20, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Will go for it!

  408. arvin andaya
    March 20, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    yes. i'll definitely buy this one.

  409. Madhu Prashanth
    March 20, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    BB Z10 is far better than any other mobile in that price range in many ways..
    1. It's from the mobi gaint BlackBerry
    2. Z10 had price cut from 43K to 18k for
    3. Lovable Feature in BB z10 is .. we can install android apk apps
    4. The premium design z10 makes us unique in the group
    5. Blackberry is reknowed and trusted security
    ... and more each and everything in z10 is very special

    When i saw the article on Makeuseof that z10 had dropped it's price to 18k , i felt very happy because when i saw z10 few months back , i felt that i can buy it and own it and after seeing its price all my dreams remained as a dream...
    But now by seeing this article on my fav site makeuseof.com ... i think that my dream will come true.. and it is only possible with makeuseof.com ..

  410. Kaptain B
    March 20, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Yes I will go for it..

  411. Julian
    March 20, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    What's a Blackberry? Just kidding. No, I would not buy one. I would rather purchase a Nexus 5 if I was looking for a new phone.

  412. Jonathan S
    March 20, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    I don't really need a mobil phone!

  413. Hossam El Din Mostafa
    March 20, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    Yes I Will Go For It Definitely

  414. Sarath Kumar
    March 20, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Will go for the build quality and BB name alone.

  415. Shashank Kadia
    March 20, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    I think BlackBerry Z10 is definitely a reasonable phone. All the other phones in the category like Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, HTC One Mini or iPhone 5c with similar or slightly better features are bit expensive. So, I would definitely go for BlackBerry Z10. Of course its operating system might be little difficult but it's something one can get used to after using for some days.

  416. Elizabeth K
    March 20, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    I would definitely consider buying this phone

  417. Ben
    March 20, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    Nope, what's stopping me? Not iOS. But I would love to have one for free.

  418. Ayub Bilakhia
    March 20, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Yes

  419. Yang Yang
    March 20, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    I have 2 Z10s and can attest that it's a great phone. In fact, it's the best phone I've ever used. The article shows the Z10 White but it should note that there is a Z10 Black as well. I have both variants and the biggest difference between them, besides the color, is the back cover. The Z10 Black has a matte rubber back while the White is glossy plastic.

    As the Z10 is my primary phone, I know a lot of its hidden features. The article is incorrect in saying that the Z10 camera lacks focus ability. The user can focus on other objects by dragging the photo reticle. Clicking will take a photo, dragging is the way to focus.

    Other than that slight mishap, this article is worthy of MUO's highest honors. Great reading!

  420. Sammer A
    March 20, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    the fact that it can install android app is great, but still why not by an android phone,
    a very good phone though, let hope i win it...fingers crossed.

  421. Jennifer Christine Fajardo
    March 20, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    I'd definitely do so!

  422. Bill
    March 20, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    maybe

  423. Stefanos Z
    March 20, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    I will go for it

  424. ClaudeM
    March 20, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    Still like BB a lot. Waiting to replace my older phone.

  425. Cristina T
    March 20, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    I'm not sure, I never used a blackberry before. Maybe.

  426. Steve Friedman
    March 20, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Haven't seen one in the real world!

  427. Al C
    March 20, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    If I had a spare $300 I might consider it, but I don't, hence why winning it would be good.

  428. Mcoi A
    March 20, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    The Blackberry Z10 is a reasonable purchase!

  429. Andras K.
    March 20, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    I'll think about it...

  430. Mahesh Kumar
    March 20, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Worried that the OS support might not be much from Blackberry. The BB10 OS cannot match iOS or Android.

  431. Abdelouahab Boussakka
    March 20, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    I wouldn't go for it actually because of its low battery life!

  432. Jasmin
    March 20, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Will do with out a doubt after reading your review. And never used a BlackBerry before, it'll be great for a change.

  433. JC Coward
    March 20, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    Looks like an easy to use device, and I like the price.

  434. Nikhil N
    March 20, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    BB Z10 is worth buying specially if you want to experience different and simple software ecosystem .

  435. Keith
    March 20, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    BB is good for e-mails and "serious" stuff but lack of apps limits the casual day to day things.

  436. Zaeem
    March 20, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    While the Z10 looks enticing, I'm not sure how I feel about the screen size. The Z30 seems like a better option for now.

  437. tito7227
    March 20, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    Sure

  438. Rick McClenthen
    March 20, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    I would have to hold it in my hands and see what it can do "for me" before I could say I would or would not buy it.

  439. Ryan
    March 20, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    It's still on blackberry OS, i think i would rather stick to Android ! :)

  440. Janice C
    March 20, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    I would definitely consider, we are a Blackberry household.

  441. Wayne M
    March 20, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    When the phone you use every day is as old as mine is any new one would be a blessing. Besides a Canadian company would be great to support.

  442. phil
    March 20, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    cant be bad

  443. Kaushik M
    March 20, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Yep ! I would surely go for BlackBerry Z10 only ! It is the Best , No way of thinking for others ! Thanks for this Awesome Giveaway !

  444. Sarvesh Raj
    March 20, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Its a wonderful phone.. The os looks very streamlined and easy to use.. would definitely give it a try!

  445. sisi
    March 20, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    i'll go for Z10 since it has more to offer than other old Blackberry phones.

  446. MarkTGT
    March 20, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Would consider it if my carrier supports it.

  447. Jean Chicoine
    March 20, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    I'd go for it if I had the money.

  448. Elizabeth Samuel
    March 20, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    I would totally go for it!

  449. Ravi T
    March 20, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Totally go for it!

  450. JeffC
    March 20, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    I would consider buying one of these.

  451. Suvadeep P
    March 20, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Yes I will go for it...

  452. Charlita M
    March 20, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    I have other financial priorities that prevent me from going ahead with a smartphone investment. Yes $300 is a good good price - but other things have to come first. THAT my friends is why I'd like to win this one!

  453. Madhur Tewani
    March 20, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    i would go for it if i get almost all android apps. the only thing that would stop me is the unavailability of apps.

  454. mahesh
    March 20, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Z10 is a good phone but not worth this much
    I would rather prefer any other android phone

  455. Giuseppe P
    March 20, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    I would not buy it because I don't like Blackberry in general

  456. Chris K
    March 20, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    I do like the OS, but the battery consumption is my only issue. I like that it has a replaceable battery which means I could potentially find a larger capacity. I would love to get my hands on it of the OS though. I've heard some pretty great things about this OS.

  457. Rocío Sierra
    March 20, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    I'm giving it a second thought now...

  458. Milinda A
    March 20, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    nope

  459. Eric M
    March 20, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    A $300 dollar phone is not something I would usually go for, but I would like to win it to compare it with others I have used.

  460. Eric
    March 20, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Sounds like a great phone for the price. The ability to run Android apps really makes it a steal.

  461. Sumant
    March 20, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Yup will go for it if it's under 300$

  462. Rene Gatdula
    March 20, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    I'm gonna give it a try..only because it's less than 300$..

  463. Rick H
    March 20, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    it is very tempting at the moment maybe the income tax refund will let me purchase this one if not hope I win it.

  464. Jason N
    March 20, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    I've never tried a blackberry. I know people who swear by them though.

  465. Erika B
    March 20, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    I would definitely go for it!!

  466. Antonio N
    March 20, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    The only reason why Apple still runs the phone world is because of their apps... Other companies are catching up... Even BlackBerry BES 10 devices are starting to get good. I know that they had some issues when they first launched but I've been testing some of these devices and I am starting to like them more and more. Android devices are nice as well. Only problem with Android devices is that the battery life on most devices is terrible.

  467. Anna W
    March 20, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    I might go for it, I have an Iphone that is on it's last legs.

  468. Kim M
    March 20, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Can't afford it but would love to get my hands on one of these, it sounds intriguing.

  469. Jeff R
    March 20, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    I just bought an iPhone

  470. Luís F
    March 20, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    no. windows phone OS is stopping me.

  471. Sayed I
    March 20, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    blackberry lost its focus and advantage (would rather say- "missed").

    I wouldnt buy it, will probably keep as backup - but may not be a primary ph ever. unless I can get android on it.

  472. Beh H
    March 20, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Yes, I will. Never used a blackberry before.

  473. Dan Nguyen
    March 20, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    I'm using my bank accounts for school :(

  474. Nicholas S
    March 20, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    I'd definitely go for it.

  475. ira
    March 20, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    I'd go for it. I love Q10 and would like to try out and see the difference

  476. Antonio R
    March 20, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    I think it worth a try

  477. josh
    March 20, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    I would consider this if the OS is as good as you say it is. I do worry about the performance of sideloading, but I have like Blackberry in the past. I could go for it.

  478. Violet Smith
    March 20, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    I may think about purchasing one. Both of my daughters have older models, however the younger one is not really impressed with it. My Son In Law loves his however so I'm undecided

  479. V???? K
    March 20, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Reasonable price and specifications. Will go for it

  480. Christian A
    March 20, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    I may think of purchasing one. But i still love my android. This one is a good buy though, I hope to win this thing.

  481. GraveDigger
    March 20, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    The BlackBerry Z10 seems to share a lot of the same issues I have with my BlackBerry PlayBook (difficult to use power button, slow start-up) but also shares some of the same benefits (easy-to-use OS, great display and sound, quality build...)

    BlackBerry has apparently abandoned the continued development of the PlayBook and didn't upgrade the operating system of that device to the one used on the Z10 (so it can't run Android apps like the Z10) so I'm not sure that the Z10 will get the support it needs from the company as it struggles to survive.

    But I would still recommend people consider the device as an alternative to a iPhone or Android-based phone - if they can live with a more limited selection of applications and chance that the device might be orphaned at any time.

  482. Vaj-lyn A
    March 20, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    I don't think so because of its OS

  483. Nikša
    March 20, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    I would go for it.

  484. mohammad ala
    March 20, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    i mean i would go for it if it runs android

  485. Eric R
    March 20, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    no just to broke

  486. Abdulsalam
    March 20, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    I would go for it if it's under $300 If I don't Win! :P

  487. Mai T.
    March 20, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    That's a reasonable price for a smart phone nowadays, no reason not to buy it

  488. Lisa B
    March 20, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    I can't afford $300 for a phone, way too much.

  489. Harshit J
    March 20, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    It's a great phone. I only used it on its simulator but it will extremely good.

  490. Rick
    March 20, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Yes i would consider this phone as it seams to have reasonable features/specks for its price.

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