We all loved BlackBerry, so BB10 and the Z10 gets a chance

Some of my thoughts on the love in the room for BlackBerry, and not Windows Phone, over on All About Windows Phone:

Anyone watching the online coverage of smartphones over the last month can’t have helped but notice something peculiar. There’s a huge amount of love in the room for BlackBerry (formerly Research in Motion) and their ‘comeback’ smartphone the Z10. That love has given BlackBerry a fair amount of leeway over many issues in the handset (not least battery life and the unfocused UI elements), and I can’t help wondering how Windows Phone’s last two years would have been with the same love in the room.

I still think that part of this is the legacy of the first BlackBerry handsets with their messaging system being one of the first push email systems that worked out in the wild. The romance of that, even though almost every handset out there in 2013 has the same capacity, means that BlackBerry is looked on like a first love.