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BlackBerry 10 HoneyMoon is over …

April 4, 2013

If you’re like me and own the Z10, you’re loving the device and have probably gotten used to a few things, yet are craving for others.

Across a few forums many users have stated their gripes and please for issues, perceived bugs or omittances, and requests to get back that loving feeling of features they miss of the older legacy BlackBerry OS. 

Amongst there are … 

Multiple Alarms!

I’m not sure what on earth BlackBerry was thinking but many consumers and business users have/require several alarms on their current smartphone for use throughout the day, week, month. Sure you could utilize the calendar or use a third party app, but this should be a core feature, bar none.


Email 30 days limitation!!

– FOR FRAK’s SAKE … whom is the moron at RIM that decided to choose this limitation for every user (corporate or personal)? This person or team should have a serious public back-smack across the face! Never confine or restrict a user from their access to their data – plain and simple!

I’ve found several troubleshooting documents that irregardless of changes made as guided does not resolve this issue. Nor does remote search either.

1. Listing ExchangeActiveSync users assigned to a specific ActiveSync policy. (cmdlet below)

Get-CASMailbox -Filter {ActiveSyncMailboxPolicy -eq $ActiveSyncPolicyName} |ft Displayname, ActiveSyncMailboxPolicy, Servername

2. KB33742 – “Days to synchronize” is set to “No Limit” but the BlackBerry 10 smartphone syncs only 30 days of information.

Cause: This is currently by design on the BlackBerry 10 smartphone.

Workaround: Attempt a remote search to retrieve older emails.

3. KB33619 – Supported Microsoft ActiveSync Features and Policies for use with BlackBerry 10.

Note: IT administrators can view or configure Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync mailbox policy properties using this Microsoft Support article. 

4. View or Configure Exchange ActiveSync Mailbox Policy Properties

Include past e-mail items – Use this drop-down list to select the date range of e-mail items to synchronize to the mobile phone. The available options include the following: All, One Day, Three Days, One Week, Two Weeks, and One Month. If you have to specify other options, use the Shell to configure this setting.


BB10 Emails Forever – this is a photoshop fake!

Flagged Emails!

The ability to flag emails was unparalleled in previous BBOS, however recent shortcomings are appalling.

Simply flagging an email is not enough for me to be productive. In BB10 I cannot Flag an email and readily find it. A tip from a crackberry.com user, TgeekB, mentioned “Flagged emails go to your Remember folder so they can all be found in one place“. However its jumbled with all other non-categorized Remember App entries and they’re very convoluted. I’m curious why not have a specific on-device folder for “Flagged”. I also cannot set a reminder/alarm for a flagged email within The Hub, instead I have to search for the flagged email in Remember App, then open it and set a Due Date. Some will stay this is just a different way to using an old function in a new platform, yet its VERY unproductive!

Solution – enable “Flagged Properties” in Flow within The Hub (since this is where you see the flagged email anyway), and allow the user to set a reminder here directly. Secondly, have all Flagged Emails be consolidated in a pre-defined Remember App category “Flagged” or “Flagged Emails”. Maybe go two better, have all flagged emails into categories of such yet also by mailbox (i.e. Outlook – Flagged, GMail – Flagged, etc), while also having new hub section to show flagged emails by date, yet this maybe too complex.

There are quite a few other issues, but these seem to really tick off the majority of the BlackBerry faithful on BB10. There is rumor that the next major update, 10.10.xx, may enable these seemingly critical issues so I have my thumbs crossed. 

Thread: http://forums.crackberry.com/blackberry-z10-f254/my-company-just-turned-down-z10-because-30-day-email-option-789241/


PS: I’ve seen a few mistakes across the internet regarding this company’s name and also the product. As stated on their home pages internationally its “Copyright © 2013 BlackBerry” which means BlackBerry, like the product has two capital B’s. Let’s get it straight from here on out shall we.

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