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TIME Magazine smartphone survey raves about the BlackBerry Z10

Taylor: "The BlackBerry Z10 is the perfect undersized mobile device, with a focus on productivity over chart-bursting specs or millions of apps."

Taylor: “The BlackBerry Z10 is the perfect undersized mobile device, with a focus on productivity over chart-bursting specs or millions of apps.”
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.”

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About The Author /

Nick Waddell
Cantech Letter founder and editor Nick Waddell has lived in five Canadian provinces and is proud of his country's often overlooked contributions to the world of science and technology. Waddell takes a regular shift on the Canadian media circuit, making appearances on CTV, CBC and BNN, and contributing to publications such as Canadian Business and Business Insider.

Comment

  1. I still say BB would have been smart to keep thier 9700 Bold as well as the new items…so many millions still have the Bold..

  2. possibly the only tech blog to still write about BB – Nick, time to move on it is over

  3. can you please help me. my BB z10 has a network problem and I don’t know how to fix it. it only have a network if I’m at Durban and it lost network if I’m at home at Scottsburg.

  4. Given you are asking a question like that in this blog, I’d say it’s mostly likely their is nothing wrong with your phone. I think you may be the “problem”.

  5. The range of hardware and software innovations in the BlackBerry Z10 running the BlackBerry 10 OS shows that the company desperately wants to carve out a bigger future in smartphones. Unfortunately, there are a lot of factors that extend well beyond the actual Z10 device.

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