I’m happy to announce that I have been selected to be part of Virign Mobile Canada’s tester team for the Blackberry Z10!
What does this mean? It means I get to take the new Blackberry for a spin and give Twitter tips and tricks over four weeks – and I get to keep it! Follow the hashtag #vmtester to see all the tweets from the tester team (there are five of us) and stay tuned for my blog posts. Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter as well! I’m @stephrochefort.
I received the Z10 this morning in the mail, and was quickly able to switch from my iPhone plan to get connected. After adjusting to the new swiping motions, I wanted to download some apps I regularly use, but realized this is where I was going to miss my iPhone:
1. No Instagram (it’s supposed to be coming, but when?).
2. No Google Chrome (or I can’t find it!)
3. No OC Transpo bus app (although I think this can be solved with other bus apps or by using the mobile site).
However, I was happy to find Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn already installed on my device. Emails were very easy to set up, and I’m looking forward to playing with it tonight. The device is very light, which is a pleasant surprise.
I have a Macbook, and I enjoy how I can seamlessly sync it and my iPhone. The next test will be to see how easily I can transfer music, photos, etc to my Blackberry. In addition to tweeting tricks and tips with the #vmtester hashtag, I will also be seeing if this device can do everything I need and want it to do in order to live with it.
Do you have a Blackberry Z10? Are you thinking about getting one?