Well, I have had it now for a few days and I can say that not all of the apps on the phone are supported by the screen reader.
I am a little disappointed since I thought that this was going to be a little better than it was.
You have to explore the screen very often, like you can do on Android and ios since some times you are not able to move line by line and that can be really annoying and it takes time then to get things done and the screen reader also stops talking some times for a little while.
Some items cannot be activated.
For example, I am not able to change the system language. Nothing happens when I double tap on that in the settings application.
The languages are visible but cannot be activated. So I am not able to change the input language either.
Its not possible to edit word documents on the phone either.
So I would say that this is not a finished product and I wish that I had been able to try this before I got the phone since I cannot rely on this for my daily use.
I have also problems using the help application on the phone.
Using the screen reader during phone calls for entering numbers or turning the speaker phone on or off doesn't work reliable either.
Some times the screen reader counts numbers from 0 through 9 and goes back and you have to lock the screen in order for it to stop.
So I would say, wait to get a new Blackberry phone.
You also need sighted assistance to activate the phone for the first time, even though the screen reader can be turned on but it will not let you move further from the first language selection screen.
This is really bad from my opinion, especially when you include this screen reader in the phone specs and its not working fully on the phone, or at least in most of the apps.
I can record some samples if anyone is interested, just so you can hear.
Don't have time to write more at the moment, but feel free to ask.
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