In January 2014, I cracked the screen on my BlackBerry Z10 by accidentally dropping it on my desk at work. At first I thought the phone was fine, but when I picked it up from the floor I realized it was not ok. Initially, I thought the cracked screen would be my only problem, but when I tried to use the phone it didn’t function correctly. I was able to power on the device and make it to the home screen, but I was unable to use any of the gestures. Since the BlackBerry Z10 doesn’t have any buttons on the front of the phone, I was unable to unlock the phone at all.
To hold me over, I was able to purchase a new LG Optimus Pro G for $.99 on a two year contract with AT&T. I enjoyed using the phone because I was able to download more apps than I could on my BlackBerry Z10. There are some cool features on the LG device that I loved and wish that BlackBerry could/would implement. However, as I used the phone I began to miss some of the basic things such as the keyboard and the email. On March 10, 2014 (my birthday), I was able to purchase a BlackBerry Q10 from a good friend of mine.