With the official launch of RIM, er,
BlackBerry's new operating system, many people have been wondering
whether they should get a phone running the new BB10 operating
The answer is yes. And no.
There's a lot to consider and the
answer isn't a black and white one. But this should help you make a
But first, know this: Forget about the
Q10. The keyboard/touchscreen hybrid phone won't be available for at
least a couple months, and really – you're short changing yourself
with a small screen. There's a reason iPhones and Galaxy SIIIs sell
like hotcakes, and it's not because either phone has a physical
Should you upgrade if...?
You have a BlackBerry phone sold before
Yes. Stop reading this and place your
order right now. Pay whatever the penalty is to get out of your
contract and upgrade your device.
If your BlackBerry is anything but the
new phone running BB10, and you like your BBM and handheld device
security, then yes of course, you should definitely upgrade to the
There's a good chance you might not
even think the BlackBerry World ecosystem is limited with more than
70,000 apps – more than any other mobile operating system at
You probably don't really care about
app selection either if you're still using a BlackBerry Bold, so it's
not like you'll think the new BB10 app selection is small.
Sure, using a large 4.2-inch might seem
overwhelming. But then again, the internal combustion engine was a
significant upgrade from the horse-drawn carriage.