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Cara Latham
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2/11/2013 | 8:49:14 PM
re: BlackBerry Z10: 5 Best Features
The Hub feature certainly sounds interesting -- I would love for my Android to funnel all of my communications and alerts into one space, where I could also turn particular inboxes on and off at my leisure. I'm tired of having to skip around to various windows to check my text messages, emails, and social messages.
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2/9/2013 | 4:15:21 AM
re: BlackBerry Z10: 5 Best Features
I've never owned an iPhone. I've used one. I don't understand. It has icons. It opens icons. You close them with a button. It seems like 1990 haunting us in its simplicity but then Windows 3.1 saves us with multitasking. Why do Apple fans covet them so much? What do they do that I'm not seeing. Because it seems that all the cred should go to devs building iPhone apps, not Apple.

technews2103
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2/9/2013 | 2:55:57 AM
re: BlackBerry Z10: 5 Best Features
You are referring active apps as the multitasking screen, that's not the home screen. The home screen equivalent is where you have all your icons, icons can be moved around to your liking or you could create folders similar to iOS or Android. Essentially there are 3 areas - you have your Hub(where all your message streams come in), Active Apps(the apps you leave running), Apps screen (you could call it the home screen). Yes there are no widgets like Android our the customizable tiles on WP...

But what you are asking for " I want the same X apps/services visible on my home screen at all times" is totally do able.What customization are you looking for exactly?

I still find your toe to toe comment very weak to start of your blog with the title you chose. See if your title read "Why Z10 doesn't go toe to toe with x y z" I wouldn't have bothered reading it and saved 10 mins of my time taken to leave comments

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2/8/2013 | 9:48:02 PM
re: BlackBerry Z10: 5 Best Features
Suck up!
D. Henschen
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2/8/2013 | 9:28:38 PM
re: BlackBerry Z10: 5 Best Features
Well, I have to confess I haven't used those rival apps. I've used iMovie, but not on an iPhone. Mobile phones aren't my usual beat. Knowing your coverage, I'm sure your humble opinion is more like an authoritative, cogent analysis based on vast experience.
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2/8/2013 | 8:26:35 PM
re: BlackBerry Z10: 5 Best Features
Make sense - so you are only highlighting the features of Z10 which are superior or unique as compared to the phones its can't go toe to toe with :)
Eric Z
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2/8/2013 | 7:54:04 PM
re: BlackBerry Z10: 5 Best Features
Doug, IMHO, Story Maker is no different than iMovie or the Android Video Editor app. They each accomplish the same thing.

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Eric Z
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2/8/2013 | 7:51:26 PM
re: BlackBerry Z10: 5 Best Features
Thanks for reading. I didn't "miss" anything. This is a list of my top 5 features. Obviously there are plenty of other features big and small for people to enjoy or dislike.

As for the toe-to-toe comment, the lack of a customizable home screen is a complete deal-breaker for me. The ever-changing active apps on the multitasking screen drive me nuts. I want the same X apps/services visible on my home screen at all times, not a random, rotating mishmash of what I've used recently. Android, iOS, and Windows Phone all offer customizable home screens to one degree or another.

I could go on...

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D. Henschen
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2/8/2013 | 7:34:38 PM
re: BlackBerry Z10: 5 Best Features
I've been using the Z10 for one week as well and I agree on the Hub (very nice consolidation of all communications) and the keyboard, though you undersell the latter. The feature that automatically offers tiny suggested words that you can flick into the message as you compose (see image gallery) is a huge time saver!

One feature you didn't mention was the still/video camera and "Story Maker" feature. I used these to make a little movie of my day downhill skiing with my son. I just gathered a bunch of clips, chose a stock soundtrack, typed in titles and the software automatically cut a movie based on the order of the clips. I then tweaked certain clips to be shorter or longer and presto -- the result was a really nice little high-def video with less than half an hour of work. After a day of camera work and video editing/rendering the battery crapped out, but that's understandable.

Long story short: add the nice camera and photo/video editing software to the list of attractive features.
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2/8/2013 | 7:01:44 PM
re: BlackBerry Z10: 5 Best Features
So why doesn't it go toe-to-toe with the competition? Where does if fall short?
Just making that comment without elaborating on it seem like a cheap shot.
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