08-16-16 06:39 PM
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  1. TheEliteOne's Avatar
    are you a car salesman?
    ROFL absolutely not.
    07-04-16 07:52 PM
  2. Drenegade's Avatar

    We're talking about a small handheld mobile device that, while it IS a convenience, really isn't that important in the grand scheme of things.
    Too funny. Why is it always the guys with like 20,000 or more posts that makes statements like this. It's like they're talking to themselves.

    "It's just a phone, guys!! Go outside and focus on more important things!" ......meanwhile has 25000 posts on crackberry.



    Posted via CB10
    07-04-16 08:06 PM
  3. tre10's Avatar
    Honest truth?

    The Blackberry Android experiment is a failure.

    The marketplace has weighed the Chendroid and found it wanting.

    Passports are selling for as much as the PRIV. There are (or were as of a week ago) new PRIVs on ebay for $299. That's $500 less than Blackberry's asking list price, and $300 less than their shopblackberry.com sale price.

    As for where you go from here...I'd probably keep using the existing phone that you have (assuming it's a BB10 phone) until it's unusable or broken.

    Then, when it's time to make a move, you have to move to Windows Phone, iOS, or Android. My recommendation would be Windows Phone.

    If you make the decision to move to Android, I'd consider the Blackphone BP2 first as it lets you manage app permissions like BB10. Any other droid (Blackberry's offerings included) give apps carte blanche to harvest your personal information. Behind that are offerings from Motorola, LG, Oneplus, Samsung, etc.

    Good luck. You're facing the decision that all us Blackberry faithful will be making in the next year or two.

    Hindsight being 20/20, it would have been much easier for a competent Blackberry CEO to leave the existing BB10 infrastructure in place and make sure that a dozen or two mission critical apps were available on the platform even if it meant bringing development of those apps in house.

    Instead, you ended up with visionless beancounting CEO from a database company who scrapped the platform, destroyed the company's niche, and has ruined it.

    Arguably, the Passport was the *only* successful idea of Chen's tenure at Blackberry, and that was the brainchild of his predecessor.
    Android marshmallow disagrees with you
    LACK OF NEW OS'...It has come to this...-uploadfromtaptalk1467681588613.png
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    07-04-16 08:20 PM
  4. Jonny1500's Avatar
    I actually had the blackphone 2 for a short period of time you can load their software on other droid phones via silent circle. So that issue won't be a problem. There isn't any good blackberries planned on either OS with a nice keyboard on the horizon. Which is very sad.
    The keyboard is the only reason I stick with blackberry; I suppose some marketing studies were done awhile back and it was concluded that people absolutely don't want keyboards despite anecdotal evidence and intuition insisting otherwise.
    That being said the Passport's keyboard has serious build quality issues. Shortly before my one year warranty expired pressing certain keys started causing letters to sometimes be entered two or three time (especially those on the bottom row). I got my refurbished phone as a warranty exchange and right after the new 90 day warranty expired on that I started experiencing the same exact problem with same keys; anyone else have this problem and is there a fix for it?

    Anyway at this point if a major company released a phone with a usable keyboard I'd run to buy it so fast that I'd leave a blur with my Passport still suspended in the air 'looney tools style'. Speaking of impressions I'd love to see everyone here do their best John Kerry impression when we organize a march on BlackBerry's headquarters where we all throw our devices back at the company: "My name is John L, New York--9700, 9900, Passport...."
    08-05-16 05:11 AM
  5. PineBarron's Avatar
    I loved my BlackBerry Z10, never had A problem. Needed to upgrade to larger screen as my vision is not as good. I decided to buy a passport but I live in a rural area and it was "beyond the Verizon. " I finally switched to new I phone when it became obvious BlackBerry lost their way ( adopting android.) I would switch back in a heartbeat if there were only a new BB10 os device that met my needs.

    For now stuck with iPhone with fixed memory, poor file access, and a host of work arounds designed to keep my personal information out of the cloud. Did I mention it deletes appointments?

    BTW, still use the Z10 from time to time on wifi. In fact, I am typing on it now.

    Posted via CB10
    08-13-16 07:45 PM
  6. medic22003's Avatar
    The priv was a good decision for me. No way I'll ever go apple. If I have to go android I'm glad I could get a BlackBerry. I truly feel bad for the folks that are having issues. Mine has been rock solid and runs smooth and cool

    Posted with my shiny new Priv
    08-13-16 08:31 PM
  7. CharlieV's Avatar
    I'm happy with the Priv. I've had notes. I have one now.

    But there is a keyboard (pkb) for the s7 edge. ... http://goto.target.com/c/159229/8193...gclsrc%3Daw.ds

    Ride or die:  PRIVelege-acy
    08-13-16 08:34 PM
  8. Invictus0's Avatar
    I loved my BlackBerry Z10, never had A problem. Needed to upgrade to larger screen as my vision is not as good. I decided to buy a passport but I live in a rural area and it was "beyond the Verizon. " I finally switched to new I phone when it became obvious BlackBerry lost their way ( adopting android.) I would switch back in a heartbeat if there were only a new BB10 os device that met my needs.

    For now stuck with iPhone with fixed memory, poor file access, and a host of work arounds designed to keep my personal information out of the cloud. Did I mention it deletes appointments?

    BTW, still use the Z10 from time to time on wifi. In fact, I am typing on it now.

    Posted via CB10
    If screen size is the only issue, have you considered the Z30?
    08-13-16 09:29 PM
  9. elfabio80's Avatar
    I loved my BlackBerry Z10, never had A problem. Needed to upgrade to larger screen as my vision is not as good. I decided to buy a passport but I live in a rural area and it was "beyond the Verizon. " I finally switched to new I phone when it became obvious BlackBerry lost their way ( adopting android.) I would switch back in a heartbeat if there were only a new BB10 os device that met my needs.

    For now stuck with iPhone with fixed memory, poor file access, and a host of work arounds designed to keep my personal information out of the cloud. Did I mention it deletes appointments?

    BTW, still use the Z10 from time to time on wifi. In fact, I am typing on it now.

    Posted via CB10
    Switch to the Z30 or to the Leap. Bigger keyboards and amazing battery life.

    Posted via CB10
    08-14-16 05:30 PM
  10. PTeddd's Avatar
    I cant understand the need for constant os update... sometimes updates mess things up. I like a fresh install in every hardware i use. If its working good leave it. BBOS is secure enought. I wish i'm wrong but blackberry may not survive so i bought 3 "new" phones that i like to use. I got 3 Q10 for less than a midrange android price. This device makes everything i need just perfect and is all about that... i used many phones midrange to top of line and never forgot BlackBerry. BlackBerry has is problems like every other but even so they work better then the rest. After having a one plus 3 you think i cant go back to a Q10... but just use this little workhorse for a day and you will decide, like i did. It cant beat the big lcd, cant shoot pictures the same but is the best for what it is intended for, communicate.
    Sorry for the long text...
    08-15-16 04:51 AM
  11. anon(3983727)'s Avatar
    When's the last time you upgraded the OS on your Home Computer (before Windows 10 arrived) Ya don't hear people complaining about having the same OS for years.
    The latest OS on my Passport is awesome. But then, I don't use it to play games, I'm not a member of any social clubs and I watch my videos on a 60" 3D HDTV.

    Blackberry has always targeted a more business oriented demographic. I have the entire mobile version of Microsoft Office on my Passport,for example.
    If you want a mobile device that is made better and has an OS that the others can't come close to and you're serious about what you do, you;ll go with Blackberry.

    Sure... everyone has their opinion about what and where Chen and Blackberry are going and how the complainers could do a better job, but, the bottom line is:
    IT AIN"T OVER TILL IT'S OVER! And while people hear the same words yet get completely different ideas about what was said: CHEN has NOT said it's over.

    You want a toy? Then Buy one that WILL "excite" you.

    Forget about being the proud and faithful owner of a cell phone, because no one else really cares and you shouldn't care what others think.

    We're talking about a small handheld mobile device that, while it IS a convenience, really isn't that important in the grand scheme of things.

    Deciding what device you want isn't rocket science. How many Different Blackberrys have you purchased since that Bold 9700? Any device you buy today is going to be useless in a few years.
    The digital "revolution" is so new it's still in the "baby" stage. It's got a long way to go before mobile devices become really sophisticated.
    And when that day comes... mobile devices will be replaced with some kind of digital chip implant.
    And then of course, eventually the machines will take over and so on.

    Enjoy what you have to the fullest....TODAY .....because tomorrow may never come.

    And that's the good thing about the future... it only comes one day at a time!
    Your computer at home has regular browser and core OS updates that keep even the older software as compatible as possible to new standards and changes. On BB10 we have been left with absolutely nothing.
    08-15-16 07:23 AM
  12. wingnut666's Avatar
    and yet BlackBerry is patching holes in android....isn't that google's job? we are dead in the water here. so much for dedication, so much for loyalty.

    Posted via CBX
    08-15-16 02:30 PM
  13. Supa_Fly1's Avatar
    With the advent of the new Note 7 on the horizon, I have come to an interesting crossroads.....

    Being a PROUD Blackberry owner since the launch of the Bold 9700, I have faithfully stood by, argued by and fought by Blackberry's side.

    I fear this is now coming to an end.... Why?

    1) They have adopted the Droid operating system.

    2) Our native updates and support have been laughable by this point.

    3) Although Blackberry adopting the Droid operating system is not a total travesty, the Blackberry devices are not coming out fast enough and are not competitive enough.

    4) The Rome, doesn't look to be remotely close to what the Note 7 is going to bring.

    5) The Note 7 has 6gb DDR4 memory...

    Please give me any hope that you may know of to hang out....

    We used to have leaked OS' to keep some excitement going, we literally have nothing now....

    Help me Blackberry community, I am on life support....

    Sincerely,

    A Battered Fan.
    I must say there are many factors leading to the current state of BlackBerry and release dates. Poor and consistently declinig device sales aided by the assinine decision to allow poorly ported and even non tested android ports, failing to work with businesses and corporations to release core staple apps for the business users (always their bread and butter) and not listening to their users early on with bb10. Not withstanding the Porsche Design devices along with PP and Dtek 50 where all surprise and quick releases of quality designed and sweet devices possibly later than should've released.

    BlackBerry could re-release the PP, Q10 like models with their forked android oS.

    Now using the note 7 and at that a specific regional model's specs of ram as a highlight is ridiculous for what you seek. You'll need to seee what benefits you. To be honest two platforms is what the final say is for the world.

    I say wait until October before purchasing. At the least you'll have a cheaper Note!

     P A S S P O R T ;=> Yeah it gets me excited
    08-15-16 07:26 PM
  14. James Blight's Avatar
    Honest truth?

    The Blackberry Android experiment is a failure.

    The marketplace has weighed the Chendroid and found it wanting.

    Passports are selling for as much as the PRIV. There are (or were as of a week ago) new PRIVs on ebay for $299. That's $500 less than Blackberry's asking list price, and $300 less than their shopblackberry.com sale price.

    As for where you go from here...I'd probably keep using the existing phone that you have (assuming it's a BB10 phone) until it's unusable or broken.

    Then, when it's time to make a move, you have to move to Windows Phone, iOS, or Android. My recommendation would be Windows Phone.

    If you make the decision to move to Android, I'd consider the Blackphone BP2 first as it lets you manage app permissions like BB10. Any other droid (Blackberry's offerings included) give apps carte blanche to harvest your personal information. Behind that are offerings from Motorola, LG, Oneplus, Samsung, etc.

    Good luck. You're facing the decision that all us Blackberry faithful will be making in the next year or two.

    Hindsight being 20/20, it would have been much easier for a competent Blackberry CEO to leave the existing BB10 infrastructure in place and make sure that a dozen or two mission critical apps were available on the platform even if it meant bringing development of those apps in house.

    Instead, you ended up with visionless beancounting CEO from a database company who scrapped the platform, destroyed the company's niche, and has ruined it.

    Arguably, the Passport was the *only* successful idea of Chen's tenure at Blackberry, and that was the brainchild of his predecessor.
    The passport...I really miss my passport. Great device. Agreed.

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    08-16-16 06:39 PM
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