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  1. Frank Wu2's Avatar
    I saw someone shows a android pictures of blackberry passport silver. Is possible to install android software in blackberry passport? Is somebody successful? I really like passport design. This is most successful design from blackberry.

    My favorite passport silver edit
    09-09-18 07:38 AM
  2. howarmat's Avatar
    no its not possible
    09-09-18 09:04 AM
  3. Frank Wu2's Avatar
    Thanks. That's my dream.

    My favorite passport silver edit
    09-09-18 10:39 AM
  4. ElGorgon's Avatar
    It could me awesome BlackBerry could give to community developers total access to BlackBerry Passport bootloader in order to test full android on passport.

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    09-09-18 04:25 PM
  5. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    It could me awesome BlackBerry could give to community developers total access to BlackBerry Passport bootloader in order to test full android on passport.

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    That would never happen. Why should anyone think BB would do that? It would compromise everything related to BB10 at minimum....
    09-09-18 04:37 PM
  6. ElGorgon's Avatar
    They could do that when they shut down bb10 ecosystem on 2020

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    09-09-18 04:44 PM
  7. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    They could do that when they shut down bb10 ecosystem on 2020

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    BB10 is based in other technology like QNX still being used. At some point, everyone needs to accept BB doesn’t care to see BB10 continue. It’s like when cancer goes into remission, BB wants to forget it ever happened.
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    09-09-18 04:49 PM
  8. thurask's Avatar
    They could do that when they shut down bb10 ecosystem on 2020

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    You're right. They won't, but they could, with about the same chances of Chen dropping all of their current business lines to focus on artisan handcrafts.
    09-09-18 04:58 PM
  9. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    You're right. They won't, but they could, with about the same chances of Chen dropping all of their current business lines to focus on artisan handcrafts.
    Thanks, I almost lost my Portillo's dinner laughing so hard......
    09-09-18 05:00 PM
  10. Frank Wu2's Avatar
    You are right. Blackberry should do something!

    My favorite passport silver edit
    09-09-18 05:03 PM
  11. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    You are right. Blackberry should do something!

    My favorite passport silver edit
    Why? Explain what you’d say to BOD to justify this?
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    09-09-18 05:05 PM
  12. co4nd's Avatar
    They could do that when they shut down bb10 ecosystem on 2020

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    The passports hardware (SOC) will be pretty ancient by 2020. What you really want is a new phone with the passports form factor that can run the latest android. Unfortunately the screen ratio is problematic. Also the original Passport wasn't very successful in the market so any company wanting to build such a device would be taking a substantial risk.
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    09-09-18 05:12 PM
  13. Frank Wu2's Avatar
    Sure. But..........

    My favorite passport silver edit
    The_Passporter likes this.
    09-09-18 05:50 PM
  14. Doctornoc's Avatar
    The passports hardware (SOC) will be pretty ancient by 2020. What you really want is a new phone with the passports form factor that can run the latest android. Unfortunately the screen ratio is problematic. Also the original Passport wasn't very successful in the market so any company wanting to build such a device would be taking a substantial risk.
    That was due to no marketing or advertising of the device. I get asked about my passport almost everyday. People are amazed By my passport. It's conversation piece

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    09-10-18 12:34 AM
  15. Frank Wu2's Avatar
    That was due to no marketing or advertising of the device. I get asked about my passport almost everyday. People are amazed By my passport. It's conversation piece

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    Me too. When I use my blackberry passport on public site. Everyone was surprised. Because my passport is very special and they never saw it before. Somebody think it's a computer.

    My favorite passport silver edit
    The_Passporter likes this.
    09-10-18 05:08 AM
  16. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    It’s people just demonstrating politeness or feeling pity. They’re just being nice and don’t want to hurt your feelings...
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    09-10-18 05:15 AM
  17. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    If anyone was "owed" something it was PlayBook owners that never got the "promised" BB10 update... and BlackBerry didn't unlock the PlayBook.

    Granted it's be a different situation once BB10 is officially EOL... at that point I don't think there will be anyone (enterprise or government users) to object to BlackBerry releasing a boot loader unlocker. But who is going to build a Android ROM for old BB10 hardware at this point? Those videos of when BlackBerry tested Android on the Passport, don't look all that impressive.

    Better to let the hardware fade to memory...
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    09-10-18 07:18 AM
  18. The_Passporter's Avatar
    [QUOTE=Dunt Dunt Dunt;13276273

    Better to let the hardware fade to memory...[/QUOTE]

    This is so sad. An original design and true innovation being left to decompose.
    In life we have so many varieties of everything be it food, cars, types of movies, houses but when it comes to phones it's just two OS's and one form factor.

    To me this is the saddest part of it all my friend. The lacking of true innovation may be attributed to cost yest it is still a disappointing reality.
    09-10-18 07:29 AM
  19. lsbu's Avatar
    It’s people just demonstrating politeness or feeling pity. They’re just being nice and don’t want to hurt your feelings...
    Yes. That true. I possibly get the Key3 or Key4. Think of taller and slimer version of my passport. At least everything I need works.

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    09-10-18 07:49 AM
  20. BigAl_BB9900's Avatar
    That was due to no marketing or advertising of the device. I get asked about my passport almost everyday. People are amazed By my passport. It's conversation piece

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    I don't get asked about my Passport every day, but certainly 2 or 3 times a month. People still ask if it's a brand new phone that's just been launched...

    ... unfortunately I have to tell them that it's nearly 4 years old and that very soon I'm going to replace it with a BlackBerry Key2 (which always gets blank looks too).

    Occasionally some people recognise the Passport as it was apparently used by a character (ruthless billionaire) in a detective series (Sherlock I think, I haven't seen it myself).

    I'd love Android on my Passport, as it's still the best mobile phone form factor and keyboard I have ever used (and I had Q10, 9900, 9700, 9000, 8820 etc beforehand).
    09-10-18 08:33 AM
  21. PantherBlitz's Avatar
    Granted it's be a different situation once BB10 is officially EOL... at that point I don't think there will be anyone (enterprise or government users) to object to BlackBerry releasing a boot loader unlocker.
    Yeah, but those keys could be used on their Android loaders as well.
    09-10-18 12:36 PM
  22. conite's Avatar
    That was due to no marketing or advertising of the device. I get asked about my passport almost everyday. People are amazed By my passport. It's conversation piece

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    Me too. When I use my blackberry passport on public site. Everyone was surprised. Because my passport is very special and they never saw it before. Somebody think it's a computer.

    My favorite passport silver edit
    How many people that were "amazed" or "surprised" over the years actually went out and BOUGHT one?

    In any event, BlackBerry only wanted to sell enough units to burn through their parts commitment. Advertising beyond that wasn't going to happen, as the decision to turf BB10 was made in 2013.
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    09-10-18 01:37 PM
  23. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    How many people that were "amazed" or "surprised" over the years actually went out and BOUGHT one?

    In any event, BlackBerry only wanted to sell enough units to burn through their parts commitment. Advertising beyond that wasn't going to happen, as the decision to turf BB10 was made in 2013.
    Amazement level between the Passport and KEYdevices... probable about the same.

    The fact that you can run apps on the KEYdevices, should put it over the top.
    09-10-18 02:01 PM
  24. ppeters914's Avatar
    How many people that were "amazed" or "surprised" over the years actually went out and BOUGHT one?
    ^^^^^THIS!!!!!

    There are multiple threads over the last two years about why the chances of this are slim and none.

    It's fine to want what you want, but be realistic about your expectations.

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    09-10-18 02:24 PM
  25. Avenzuno's Avatar
    Thanks, I almost lost my Portillo's dinner laughing so hard......
    Love Portillo's. My favorite meal is the dipped Italian beef with mozzerella cheese, with a slice of its famous chocolate cake for dessert!

    Posted via CB10 | SQC100-4 Classic in Cobalt Blue
    09-10-18 02:41 PM
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