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Why BlackBerry Is The Most Unwanted Phone

In a survey taken about a month ago, BlackBerry tops the most unwanted cellphone by beating iPhone and Android. And here is the top 10 reasons why people don’t like BlackBerry (I will take the latest and most advanced BlackBerry 10 as an example).

1, Lack of popular apps

In my opinion, this is the biggest challenge for BlackBerry. Recently, its apps capacity just hits 100,000, while the amount apps for iOS is 775,000 (Apple officially introduced the data in January, 2013), and Google Play also has got more than 700,000 apps since October, 2012.

If the quantity just doesn’t add up, the lack of popular apps can definitely affect people’s choice. Fox example: Not until March did Amazon enter BlackBerry 10 App World, Netflix won’t develop an app for BlackBerry 10, Instagram still hasn’t entered BB 10, as well as Pocket, Square, Flipboard and many more.

2, Poor battery life

BlackBerry Z10 uses a 1,800 mAh battery, which is not just enough for an entire day. If you use you phone a bit frequently for routine activities such as checking notifications, playing games, visiting websites and watching some videos on YouTube, you will find your Z10 won’t even last until afternoon. Yes, the iPhone is also blamed for its short battery life, but it is excellent in many other elements.

3, Pathetic camera

In the daylight the camera works well, but if you take photos with BlackBerry Z10 in a room that doesn’t get enough light, the camera will struggle to show you a clear picture instead all you’ll get is just a mess of black. Unfortunately for Blackberry, other high-end smartphone cameras like iPhone 5, Galaxy S3, Lumia 920 are able to pull out the details in a dark room.

4, Learning curve of gesture function

An important characteristic of BB10 is the gesture function, but the efficient gesture function has a learning curve. If you have used to iOS and Android, you may face some problems in using BB10. And if you are still thinking that the BlackBerry phone is a QWERTY keyboard phone, you may find things are more difficult.

5, Can’t upgrade to BB10 on old model

If you want to enjoy BlackBerry 10, the only way is to buy a Z10 or Q10 (don’t mention the website which simulates BB10, that’s pretty awkward). So if you were hoping to update your BlackBerry Bold 9900 to BlackBerry 10, sorry you will not able to do so until you actually pay for the latest model.

Written By

Jonny Greenwood has been in love with eBooks and eReaders for years, likes everything about eBooks, eReaders, Tablets, Gadgets, Softwares, etc. Works for Epubor and wants to share and communicate all the knowledge about tech with all you dear readers.



  1. myles

    May 8, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    the lack of apps is really a major drwaback unlike iOS and Android.

  2. William Miller

    May 9, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    I see only 5 reasons. Where is the rest?

    p.s. for me the most unwanted phone is iPhone!

  3. Sudipto

    May 10, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Hey Jonny,
    Nice post and Thanks for sharing this post with us. Yes, lots of popular apps really effect the smartphone and that’s why Android is in sky as it have lots of popular apps.

  4. Aigbedo

    May 10, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Thanks for the post, lovely and nice steps
    i dislike blackberry because of the poor batter life, most time when you have better or important things to do with your blackberry phone, then the phone will go off
    RIM need to do something with their batteries

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