2 reasons why I still use the z10 (and just bought a z30 for $200):
- it runs native apps, meaning it has a normal development environment, you write your C/C++ program with a main() entry point and go into a loop that runs your app. No objc or java bullshit. The menu is not running on a virtual machine, which means it doesn't drop frames while scrolling the icons, and it doesn't shit all over your ram.
- The blackberry hub is amazing. It's not just a "notification center", all your emails and texts and chats are integrated with it, which means they are searchable, they open very fast, and you can scroll back and easily find messages from previous days, among other things. On my android, I see the little led blinking, but I've no idea what's happening. I have to check 5 different apps to find a message. I haven't seen anything equivalent in android or ios. It's too bad whatsapp and Facebook are dropping support, they'll still work as android apps, but their real value was the integration with the hub. I had some hopes about the hub for Android, but apparently the android version sucks, and it's not even available to install in non BlackBerry android phones.