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    Default Does Anyone Really Like This Square Form Factor?

    To each his own I guess. Maybe BB is still trying to reach some of those all-in-oners using iPhones and Droids.
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    I like it

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    I thought it was strange at first, and dislike the 1:1 ratio of Q devices - but the width of this has changed my perspective. I'm on board now...

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    I view a ton of PDF'S and documents at work. This screen size is awesome for that.

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    Previous pkb Blackberries have always felt like half a smartphone screen. The Passport is the first time I have ever felt like it is a regular smartphone PLUS a load extra. This is a major jump that BlackBerry have never taken before, and I really like it. My fiance and I will both be getting one at launch.

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    The look of it has really grown on me however, I'm still wondering how comfortable it will be do use daily.

    Of course there's only one way to find out.

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    Yeah I like the look, it's very different but then again it's BlackBerry. I love it

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    I love it. Also, I was glad about pointy corners even when the early leaks were shown.
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    I like it. Works fine; excited to see it in person.
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    My only concern with a big 1:1 square screen is how Android apps react to it. Some Android apps don't display very well on a small square screen like the Q10 and Q5 because 1:1 is an aspect ratio that isn't used by Android phones.

    My concern is that the ones that have a messed up display on Q phones now will still be messed up, just bigger.

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    I totally like it. Look up @halobandit 's size comparison photos with the iPhone 4 and 5. The Passport is barely taller than the iPhone 5S but almost double the width. It's superb for content and productivity.
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    It's designed as a two handed device, I like it.

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    I like it it's different

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    Yes.

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    Because the human field of vision is pretty close to 16:9, I think that the 1:1 aspect ratio is somehow unnatural.
    So I don't like it.

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    I honestly don't see this form factor taking off but who knows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by playbookster View Post
    It's designed as a two handed device, I like it.

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    Part of the reason I don't like it. I can one hand a reply on my Z10 and I do it regularly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pystha View Post
    Because the human field of vision is pretty close to 16:9, I think that the 1:1 aspect ratio is somehow unnatural.
    So I don't like it.

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    I guess you permanently use your phone in landscape then

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    If it can fit in my jeans pocket, I'd be happy...


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    I do really like and I do fancy a change to the standard round edges.

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    Perfect for me! Love the square form factor and the screen estate is just phenomenal!
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    1) I hope android apps will run in their native resolution.
    2) When playing a video, let me do something productive with the black space. Move the video to the top and let me open a condensed version of the Hub underneath it.

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    For me, not really but after watching a view videos of the device it is ok I suppose. Think about watching wide screen movies the way you watch them on old television sets. You will always get top and bottom blank areas. The keyboard is intriguing.

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    I would love to see a full touch version of the passport
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    I went from a Torch to a 9900, and within a couple of days discovered something I loved: I didn't have to keep turning my phone sideways for stuff. In fact, there's no reason to turn a Bold sideways at all. I can recall times where I was changing orientation back and forth maybe several times in the course of 15 minutes, and I didn't have to do that anymore. It solved a problem I didn't even realize I had!

    Even so, I wanted the Z10 when it came out, and BB10 had its own compelling features. But when I had the chance to try a Q10 out for a few days, I was reminded how much I liked not having to change orientation anymore. The only problem with the Q10, of course, was that its display is small enough that it can't display a full Android app, and many wind up unusable because controls fall outside the scope of the screen.

    What intrigues me about the Passport is that the screen is big enough that it can display a full Android app in letterboxed 16:9 portrait. Or a 16:9 landscape video (decently sized, too, from the leaked vid I saw today). So one thing that intrigues me is the possibility of having another phone where I never have to change orientation again.

    (NOTE: yes, I know you can turn a Passport sideways, and that looks like a useful feature for when you have a long document to scroll through. Nifty, but it wouldn't be used much in the course of a typical day. Certainly not as much as I have to change orientations on my Z30).
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