I have owned three BlackBerry 10 smartphones – the Z30, Passport, and Classic – over the last few years. So far, I am convinced that it is a very solid platform and all three phones hold their own against the competition.
From rock solid hardware to a robust OS, BB10 rocks. Then there is native Android app support, meaning that you can install and run most Android apps without issues. BlackBerry has also improved on their camera technology. The Z30 and Passport particularly have impressive cameras. There’s is very little to dislike about the BB10 devices that I have owned.
However, there is one thing that has irked me from my first experience till now. Twitter app for BlackBerry 10. You see that app? It belongs in the museum. It is from prehistoric times. And I will explain.
Try refreshing your TL, Mentions or DM in Twitter for BB10, Nd you will have to wait long moments for the refresh to be executed. Sometimes, the wait lasts 30 seconds. This is 2015, mind you. By comparison, the Twitter app for Android refreshes almost instantly. As a matter of fact, I use the Android app as my default Twitter client on my BB10 smartphones. It works much better.
Whoever is behind the Twitter for BB10 app needs to wake up and bring it up to performance levels expected in 2015. For now, the user experience leaves a bad taste in the mouth.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.