1. r3k0's Avatar
    Hey all,

    Thinking of ditching Android and going for a classic. Mainly due to privacy concerns. I just hate Google as a company.

    I'm a complete loner so I have no need for any social apps like whatsapp/skype etc, the only thing I use on my Android is a reddit app "Red Reader" and a 4chan app "Clover"

    I've tried using the above apps in the blackberry simulator in VMware and they work a treat but I cannot get .webm files or .gifs to play correctly, the app just crashes
    I know bbos has it's own reddit app, I wonder if .webms are ok in that ?

    Does anyone know if it's ok on BBOS10 in other apps or can someone be really nice and test it for me ?

    Thanks a million!
    Last edited by r3k0; 11-18-16 at 01:26 PM.
    11-18-16 05:25 AM
  2. jaydee5799's Avatar
    i doubt you could go by a simulator to tell you whether the apps are going to work or not. What android runtime does it need? that would be a better predictor.
    11-18-16 05:44 AM
  3. r3k0's Avatar
    i doubt you could go by a simulator to tell you whether the apps are going to work or not. What android runtime does it need? that would be a better predictor.
    Yeah I did think the simlulator was not a good idea for testing apps. I've looked on F-droid.org and both apps say they require Android 4.0. Just need to know if they play webms and/or gifs really, I really hope they do! Always fancied a classic!
    oo_se7en likes this.
    11-18-16 05:55 AM
  4. meattray's Avatar
    If you can direct me to something to test I'd try on my clasisc for you.

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    11-18-16 10:36 PM
  5. r3k0's Avatar
    If you can direct me to something to test I'd try on my clasisc for you.

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    Ah nice, thanks for that

    These apps are open source stuff from f-droid.org so they should be safe

    Red Reader: https://f-droid.org/repository/brows...dger.redreader

    Clover: https://f-droid.org/repository/brows...rg.floens.chan

    I'm sure you know of reddit, hopefully there's something in /gifs/ that's a webm
    I'm not sure if you go to 4chan but I would try the /wsg/ board for a quick test of a webm/gif

    Thanks for this, it's really appreciated
    11-19-16 03:13 AM
  6. meattray's Avatar
    Both apps work perfectly. I was able to play gifs and the webm's.

    The reddit in motion app for bb10 seems to work as well as I was able to do all of the same things but faster than android app. All ran well though and didn't run into any problems.

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    11-19-16 09:00 AM
  7. r3k0's Avatar
    Both apps work perfectly. I was able to play gifs and the webm's.

    The reddit in motion app for bb10 seems to work as well as I was able to do all of the same things but faster than android app. All ran well though and didn't run into any problems.

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    Give this guy a medal! Thanks very much for your help

    Looks like it's time to get myself a classic
    11-19-16 10:16 AM
  8. meattray's Avatar
    Good stuff. I think you'll enjoy it. There are limitations with the device but as long as what you do with it works, you'll be more than happy.

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    11-19-16 10:52 AM
  9. rebroker2009's Avatar
    Thinking of getting a classic-img_20161126_213805.jpg

    Do it!

    Blackberry Passport Running 10.3.2.2813
    Karan Riar likes this.
    11-26-16 08:38 PM
  10. ma678's Avatar
    It is not easy to find a blue Classic, though.

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    11-26-16 10:44 PM
  11. Drenegade's Avatar
    Go for the Classic. It sounds like you're a good candidate for BB10.

    BTW, did you ever consider a Passport? It's functionally the same but it's a powerhouse compared to the Classic.

    Posted via CB10
    11-26-16 10:59 PM
  12. Avenzuno's Avatar
    It is not easy to find a blue Classic, though.

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    I agree. I haven't been able to find a replacement for my Cobalt Blue one that was lost/stolen over the summer. The OP should get one soon since Classics in particular are pretty rare nowadays.
    11-27-16 12:34 AM
  13. emanuel0ss0's Avatar
    OP, if at all possible, i would keep your android phone as an app device. Most people on here use a two device set up that works nicely for them.

    it's a little inconvenient, but what one lacks, the other makes up for.
    11-29-16 10:56 AM
  14. schumi_xtreme01's Avatar
    get urself a passport silver edition and classic hehe returned the one u dont like after a week of testing haha. Might return the classic one not unless u dont mind the lag and just after the form factor. After using both of this device u will easily notice how slow classic is (obviously 2 v 4 cores)


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    12-04-16 06:39 PM

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