I bought it in the year 2021 for 50 bucks. Does it still work? Is it any good and can i get a refund let’s find out once you go blackberry, you regret your life decisions, hi uh today we’re having a look at the blackberry z10. I believe this was the first full touchscreen blackberry phone to run blackberry’s own os called blackberry 10, which is apparently a little bit android and a little bit not as good as android. Today, we’re going to see if it works, i paid 50 bucks online and i think it is time to go for the full touchscreen form factor to upgrade from my everyday carry. Of course everyone has one of these. Yes, the blackberry classic, oh, and what a classic it really is, but um i really needed more than just that square real estate, so we’re gon na have a look at the z10 first, the unboxing this was refurbished, so um let’s have the inaugural unboxing wow that’s. Amazing one disappointing thing: it is secondhand, so it does have a little chip right there on the corner and you may notice it is a little bit dusty and dirty on the back. Unfortunately, uh blackberry’s phones are kind of well the company’s melting away, and so is the back cover of the phone. I think it’s reverting back to liquid. No, no actually blackberry is very forward thinking because uh apple think they care about the environment by removing the phone charger from the box.
Well, if you leave this blackberry on the shelf too long, there won’t be a phone in the box and that’s very responsible. In fact, blackberry is all about privacy, and so is our sponsor today being shout out to nordvpn hey there. I know what you’re thinking sam, you look good. Did you did you just install naught, you better believe i just installed nord and now i can enjoy internet from all over the world in sweet, sweet privacy, that’s right, nordvpn, encrypts, all your internet traffic, so you don’t have to worry about that creepy person in the Corner of the cafe, or even your internet service provider, spying on you, yes, hello, is this 1984 yeah? Can you shove it up? Can you not be around i’ve got lord and the most exciting thing is that when you get a plan with nord, you can run it on six devices at the same time, and you might be thinking okay, there’s, my windows device, my mac os, my android and My ios, but does it work on the blackberry? Yes, it does it even works on blackberry that’s, how dedicated they are to your privacy. Go to nordvpn.org forward, slash sam time and use the code word sam time to get a free month, with your two year plan, plus a huge discount one fantastical thing that i love about. This phone is actually oh i’m, not breaking it. This is what phones used to do uh.
If, if you were born in the year old, then the covers used to come off the back of phones and look at this. Oh, a blackberry battery. That does something even more amazing check. This out check out blackberry but don’t embark. Oh wow isn’t that delicious everyone isn’t that delicious a removable don’t bite into these you’ll die. Apparently you can get rid of some of this scuffy stuff with um dishwashing liquid and maybe some bicarb soda. So if we want to do that, of course, you do it the old school way. Blackberry is very old school. You give it to the missus and she cleans it with a giant fork. Fantastic, oh it’s. Turning on, oh, you touch the screen. It tells you how long it’s got to live: okay, it’s, almost 100 redundant, well it’s doing that. Let’S just have a little look volume buttons and the middle button to start and stop a little speaker grillage there and hello. What do we have here? Oh one of these is a usb uh c, no, no, no very much older than that. What’S, the old micro mini whatever the normal phone one is and then they’ve got hdmi micro hdmi, so maybe i’ll have to give that a little test out later. Oh don’t look there’s my wireless signals. Let me connect here, don’t look. Don’T look associate is now associated with the network. It hasn’t connected to it it’s just associated with it it’s uh, getting to know it.
It has added it on to linkedin. It is sent the request uh to be in the same linkedin circle or whatever have linkedin do they have circle jerks in linkedin that’s. What i believe uh that platform is for connection failed. Okay, you know, while blackberry doesn’t quite still have the literal connections that it used to come on. Blackberry, initialize, activate, yes, come on, stop associating what are you getting married marrying network having kids with the network, uh wi fi protected? I can press the button on the router or enter the pin on the router, so now uh blackberry, again old school i have to get up it makes you go to them so that’s um, very handy, okay, all right blackberry. Why am i working for the blackberry? All right, we’re, finally connected you need to sign in with your blackberry id to use bbm blackberry, world and more all right, let’s uh, let’s sign in to my blackberry account. I already have one. Thank you very much. Excuse me see. This is where you need the gosh darn physical keyboard. This software thing just really doesn’t. Do it for me all right, let’s see if we can log in oh no attempt two out of ten. Oh gosh oops all right, let’s see how this goes. Oh, yes, diagnosis and location, enabling all this no. This is meant for security, disable all that tracking regional update. Why can’t? We just have an update. Why does it have to be this? Is the australian update, hey you mate? You wanted update, yeah! Well, the blackberry world.
That’S uh that’s, australia, if anyone’s wondering customizing for your region must be adding the use to words like color and also the word use that’s. An australian word: customizing puts a koala on the home screen and um just dispenses a nicely cooked sausage and bread all right. Well, can i just say next, while it’s doing it, why do i get regional updates? Now i get update updates the very wishful thinking blackberry there aren’t any updates, stop searching. Oh there’s there’s got to be regional updates. The software updates there’s got to be something i can’t be this old. Yes, you are just deal with it. There is an update what let’s just skip it for now, additional updates. Oh my good lord, so we’ve had regional updates software updates. Now additional updates swipe to get rid of it. I don’t want to update it’ll, take too long, there’s no point. You’Re, almost you’ve almost expired anyway, all right i’m getting something to drink, that’s, ridiculous, ugh, our automatic updates. This is the fourth type of update, no ah set up completely. Thank goodness now let’s find out how to use a blackberry, essential gestures. Ah, this is exciting, see blackberry had gestures before the iphone 10 and before all these iphones, it really thought ahead once and then stopped the thinking. All right, let’s try it so we, oh oh, no, i don’t need to make an emergency call. This is just to do the settings by the way.
Did we notice that uh blackberry was using an analog clock? Even the digital clock is old, school. Okay, i’ve had enough of that, and here we are we’re in the beautiful menu. Oh and it almost used up all of its battery, so let’s see what we’ve got. How do we get? Ah, what have i done? I’Ve broken it. Blackberry. I’M. Sorry, the calendar, okay, go to date, all right, let’s go to the 90s when blackberry was popular. It was probably the 2000s i don’t know let’s add an event in beautiful. Green battery is under 20. Alright, please just hold on for the rest of the video. If you didn’t take so long to set up, we wouldn’t have these problems. Subject. Uh regret! Oh look: how do i get? It has little suggestions. How do i do that? No put there? Ah, oh regrettably bought here, we go a blackberry, cool, interesting keyboard, suggestiony things that i don’t quite understand how they work location the year 2001., all right. So i think i need to plug this in. If i want to get the screen brightness up, some phones have all day battery life blackberry, just just struggles when you turn it on that’s, fine. Oh there we go exiting batteries having mode. Thank you, that’s, that’s handy. Thank you, blackberry. First of all, let’s try the browser. This is what everyone will be doing on the blackberry classic, of course, surfing blackberry official website, and, as you see here, they have a person on a on a wind turbine generating energy, it’s it’s, sustainable it’s, a sustainable energy.
Thank you blackberry. How about you make a sustainable phone first that would be appreciated. Let’S see if we can actually play video let’s click watch video. The screen is actually quite nice. Media error, no unsupported type. This media was invented after 2006., okay, going on the same time, youtube channel let’s, see what it looks like. Well, i think i know it has stopped loading okay, that is it all right which one won’t get us a copyright strike which one a dog let’s see. If we can play the doggo, this is straight up youtube. Oh, it plays. It plays the doggo. How about that? It can play youtube and it didn’t even play an ad. Oh cheeky! Look at that, but it doesn’t. Let you get out of youtube once you’re in you’re stuck. Does it do audio there? You go side button can pause, it love it. How do i get out of it, though you just fan, dangle it nice smooth scrolling, very impressive, not well moderate, moderately impressive! Okay, fine, facebook, that’s. What we all want to do. Facebook already wants to know everything we’ve ever done, and they want to know that calendar event i put in earlier uh that’s. Okay, we don’t need facebook. I i don’t think facebook works on blackberry and you don’t want it on your blackberry, ah the assistant. So if this did successfully download the regional updates, it should be the australian assistant, g’day mate. Oh no, okay! You have to get the microphone twice.
Oh, not at all, okay it’s asleep. It is australia, come on buddy, okay, so it’s as bad as helpful as siri. Oh let’s have a look at the blackberry world i’m, not sure if we can download anything without no network connection. What happened to my wifi? It is connected. Oh oh no, i remember this. Yes, there was a new special update. I don’t know if it was the regional or the automatic thing, but the same thing happens on my classic. You try and go to the blackberry world and it tells you there is no internet connection, but there is – and you need to do like three spreadsheets to reactivate your blackberry world. Just they’re trolling us they’re trolling us at this point, but they have sent us a nice little message in the blackberry hub. This is beautiful. What do they have to say? Ah, this is an example of a message on bb10. How do i respond? I don’t want to delete. I want to respond to them and say thank you. Let’S send the bbm, i think bbm’s broken oop, nope bbm shut down all right maps. Here we go. This message just says: look we’ll, try our best to show you where to go, but we’re blackberry give us a break. Yes agree: let’s go to dubbo, oh it’s found australia. So far, so good dubbo and look. This is blackberry maps, bb maps and it’s. Actually, not incredibly terrible. This is strange, i don’t understand a little laggy, but, and nothing actually shows up, does it name any of the streets? Oh here we go little collins that looks about right.
Businesses don’t exist, though well that’s, because of cover not because of the phone okay, how about that? It can play youtube, believe it or not. I didn’t think it did that apps are a struggle if you want to get them installed and maps is actually somewhat usable. The last thing to check is the camera. Okay. Let me take, let me take some snaps of you over there, hello, oh yeah, very nice let’s. Take a selfie of me with a good lighting. Hey let’s uh get a little video happening here. Okay, you do there, you are hello: oh yep, earpiecing beeps. What are the video settings? 16X9? You can do one by one if you want to take that sweet square photos, uh yeah time shift. If you want to go back to um back to when the phones were popular settings, you can go up to oh 60 frames per second or 1080. let’s. Try some 1080. well all right, then let’s see just how good the blackberry z10 is at um. Taking those sweet, selfie, vlogs and all those creator, uh moments and photos and what’s up well, we can’t upload them to instagram blackberry, doesn’t work with that let’s just have some fun let’s. Try it shiny out! Well, the blackberry boys, oh yeah, we’re, the blackberry boys, the special, be clever, they’re, very, very clever, Music Music. We just wow what an experience for um for only fifty dollars i’m. Not i don’t think i can get my money back.
The phone won’t even work in ten months, hey check out the sponsor nordvpn and become super secure at nordvpn.org forward. Slash sam time use the code word samtime and talk about security. You’Ll get very secure with the blackberry once it stops. Working it’s just stopped working right now, i’ll see you later. Everyone stay fun stay tuned for the next one subscribe today. Many people aren’t huge fans of networking, but you really got to do it to get ahead. Blackberry did it to get behind so they did it in reverse, but let’s just try mcdonald’s. Oh there we go and it finds you mcdonald’s. Oh, we can call them up. I don’t have a sim card emergency calls, but i want my maccas now i’m hungry.