A new article in Time Magazine laments the expansion of smartphone sizes and singles out the BlackBerry Z10 for praise.
Ben Taylor of website Findthebest.com contributed the piece which looked at smaller sized devices not made by Apple. Taylor ranked the 4.2 inch screened Z10 in the number one spot, ahead of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini (“for shoppers who like Samsung products but worry the company’s best phones are turning into tablets”) and the Motorola DROID Mini (“one of the more fully-featured fun-sized phones”).
“The best of the tiny bunch, the BlackBerry Z10 is the perfect undersized mobile device, with a focus on productivity over chart-bursting specs or millions of app,” says Taylor. “Yes, your friend might tease you with a few BlackBerry-based barbs, but let him laugh as he taps away at his Galaxy Mega 6.3. Chances are that giant phablet is compensating for a secret of his own.”
BlackBerry introduced the Z10 early last year and although sales of the device have disappointed, it has enjoyed some decidedly good reviews, notably from New York Times tech guru David Pogue, who had been a vocal critic of BlackBerry.
“I’m sorry. I was wrong,” began Pogue’s review of last January. He went on to praise the phone as “mind-blowing.” and “mind-bogglingly clever.”