1. Averious's Avatar
    Hello guys! As a completely new member of this forum I would like to introduce myself My name is Łukasz and I am from Poland.
    I used to use BlackBerry devices back in the days - I've had 9300 and 9360. I've used Android phones for a few past years but... The journey with BB devices was so great and I still miss it. Even then (2013 and 2014) my BBs were outdated, I was missing "super fancy" features. I am this person who jumped into Android bandwagon because of the number of apps in the store as a youngster. Right now, my needs are different - only for the business purpose, I do need Instagram, for communication with some people I need FB Messenger (lite version is okay, sending and receiving messages is enough for me). Also, Google Maps would be useful when it comes to driving my car or visiting a foreign city, Spotify for music (but I can handle having music on my SD card). And yes, I know that Android apps can be installed and yes, I know that it may cause some battery drainage. That's why I am asking for a piece of advice.

    Do you think, that BB10 devices (Passport or Classic) are capable of lifting my "android" needs? Could you please tell me if the battery drainage is so visible?

    I am looking forward to your insights I will precise my thoughts message by message. Firstly, I would like to read your general thoughts.
    mototopo likes this.
    04-09-19 04:32 PM
  2. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    Hello guys! As a completely new member of this forum I would like to introduce myself My name is Łukasz and I am from Poland.
    I used to use BlackBerry devices back in the days - I've had 9300 and 9360. I've used Android phones for a few past years but... The journey with BB devices was so great and I still miss it. Even then (2013 and 2014) my BBs were outdated, I was missing "super fancy" features. I am this person who jumped into Android bandwagon because of the number of apps in the store as a youngster. Right now, my needs are different - only for the business purpose, I do need Instagram, for communication with some people I need FB Messenger (lite version is okay, sending and receiving messages is enough for me). Also, Google Maps would be useful when it comes to driving my car or visiting a foreign city, Spotify for music (but I can handle having music on my SD card). And yes, I know that Android apps can be installed and yes, I know that it may cause some battery drainage. That's why I am asking for a piece of advice.

    Do you think, that BB10 devices (Passport or Classic) are capable of lifting my "android" needs? Could you please tell me if the battery drainage is so visible?

    I am looking forward to your insights I will precise my thoughts message by message. Firstly, I would like to read your general thoughts.
    Can you make BB10 meet your needs... barely if you aren’t doing it already.... for many like myself, it’s too much of an inconvenience.

    Ultimately, it’s really up to you.. give it a shot but prepare yourself, it will take patience and leave some disappointments...
    04-09-19 05:44 PM
  3. Avenzuno's Avatar
    I loved the ability to work wide, and see the Hub screen in its entirety, on my silver Passport SE, until it's battery died. Now I'm enjoying the final months of BlackBerry 10 with my Cobalt Blue Classic. I find it and the Passport both relevant this year for messaging, text and email.

    Posted via CB10 | SQC100-4 Classic in Cobalt Blue
    ratfinkstooley likes this.
    04-09-19 06:32 PM
  4. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    I loved the ability to work wide, and see the Hub screen in its entirety, on my silver Passport SE, until it's battery died. Now I'm enjoying the final months of BlackBerry 10 with my Cobalt Blue Classic. I find it and the Passport both relevant this year for messaging, text and email.

    Posted via CB10 | SQC100-4 Classic in Cobalt Blue
    Too be honest... KaiOS is selling 10's of million of phones for just calling, texting and emailing, with some messaging apps too. Unfortunately BB10's cost were too high (development and hardware requirements) for BlackBerry to use (or offer it) as a feature phone OS.

    Peoples needs are different and not everyone needs a full Smartphone. And to be honest if we knew more about what happens at the end of the year, a $100 Classic or a $150 Passport might be a great device for many (or cheaper if you buy used). As it is I think BB10 is going to be a little tricky to use next year.
    ratfinkstooley and Avenzuno like this.
    04-10-19 02:33 PM
  5. the_boon's Avatar
    As it is I think BB10 is going to be a little tricky to use next year.
    It's already tricky to use right now, I can't imagine how bad it will be next year
    04-10-19 07:35 PM
  6. HerrNeves's Avatar
    @KAM1138:

    my 2 cents advise: keep with Classic or Passport, i can see you do not have the slightest idea of Apple perversity gimmicks -- vade retro! Greetings.
    04-14-19 08:40 AM
  7. HerrNeves's Avatar
    Yess Mr. Wang i stood informed about BB attempts to M$ without any positive outcome. I'm afraid you forgot to highlight the major reason of resistence against: all the security programming that blocks or desables their usual poking and probing individual devices to collect personal user infos. that's what is really keeping at distance abhorring Bberry participation. You forgot to stress this out loudly and clear enough, i deem to underline it!!!
    Regards, HNeves
    04-14-19 08:56 AM
  8. wbalogh's Avatar
    Hello guys! As a completely new member of this forum I would like to introduce myself My name is Łukasz and I am from Poland.
    I used to use BlackBerry devices back in the days - I've had 9300 and 9360. I've used Android phones for a few past years but... The journey with BB devices was so great and I still miss it. Even then (2013 and 2014) my BBs were outdated, I was missing "super fancy" features. I am this person who jumped into Android bandwagon because of the number of apps in the store as a youngster. Right now, my needs are different - only for the business purpose, I do need Instagram, for communication with some people I need FB Messenger (lite version is okay, sending and receiving messages is enough for me). Also, Google Maps would be useful when it comes to driving my car or visiting a foreign city, Spotify for music (but I can handle having music on my SD card). And yes, I know that Android apps can be installed and yes, I know that it may cause some battery drainage. That's why I am asking for a piece of advice.

    Do you think, that BB10 devices (Passport or Classic) are capable of lifting my "android" needs? Could you please tell me if the battery drainage is so visible?

    I am looking forward to your insights I will precise my thoughts message by message. Firstly, I would like to read your general thoughts.
    If you type a lot, try a passport. I use a classic as a daily, and have a passport for fun, and the pp can handle android much smoother. Go for an SE if you'd like to get more ram. I use messenger lite and telegram on my classic, they work fine, I even get notifications in the hub.
    People also say that navfree is a good native alternative for bb-s, or you could try maps.me. I don't know, Coz the gps seems to be broken on my device and I use a different phone for navi if I need it.

    Cheers!

    Posted via CB10
    04-14-19 02:57 PM
  9. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    I use a different phone f.... if I need it.
    More and more... those that are using BB10 are dual carrying. To me if BB10 doesn't meet all your needs, you really can't recommend it to someone else.

    But that's the reality if you need a full modern smartphone experience.... Passport makes a great companion device.
    04-15-19 03:19 PM
  10. wbalogh's Avatar
    More and more... those that are using BB10 are dual carrying. To me if BB10 doesn't meet all your needs, you really can't recommend it to someone else.

    But that's the reality if you need a full modern smartphone experience.... Passport makes a great companion device.
    I have to dual carry, becouse the company I work for makes me use an iPhone for work. I hate it. I use it for reading emails, and calling people. I hate to type on it, it's a pain in the ***. If it wouldn't be that, I wouldn't dual carry. Maybe I will use some phone with a big screen for navi and I will keep it in the car, or take it down with me to it when needed. Or I will replace my classic for a one with a working gps.

    Edit: I did not recommend it out of nowhere, he was asking specifically. I do not recommend bb10 to anyone, I am aware of the limits it faces at this time. Please read twice and ask before judging.
    Posted via CB10
    04-15-19 03:44 PM
  11. alfasedanman's Avatar
    I will use BB 10 devices until they pry them from my cold, dead hands. I've gone from the 7250 all the way through the BB line, I just recently got an AT&T Passport. I carried a Classic for 5 years prior to the Passport, and simply won't use anything else. I do have to dual carry, my company uses a mileage app (Motus) that appears to be Android/I phone only. But they pay for it so I don't mind. That one app is literally the only thing that droid is used for. It also stays in my car 24/7-I don't trust Droid phones or their apps.
    Everything else is handled by my BB Passport. Phone, documents, text, email, BBM, maps, browsing-it's all Passport. LOVE the phone. My phones get hard use in the course of my work day, I can't imagine not using a Blackberry for my work. The classic was great, the passport is better.........My favorites were the 7250 (loved the feel of it), the Bold and the Classic. Now it's the Passport and I'll use it like I said, until it's pried from my cold dead hands.
    What a gorgeous piece of phone the Passport is! LOVE working wide-the snappy performance and the last forever and a day battery.
    As with any Blackberry, it just works. Securely, quickly and with a keyboard that feels SO good. The 3 row keyboard is a stroke of genius, it works so well!
    I can't bring myself to using a droid Blackberry-to me that just seems an oxymoron-a "secure" Android. The concept to me is laughable. Keep the DroidBerries-I'll use a real Blackberry until it all stops working.
    Tim-ANC likes this.
    04-19-19 09:16 PM
  12. TgeekB's Avatar
    I will use BB 10 devices until they pry them from my cold, dead hands. I've gone from the 7250 all the way through the BB line, I just recently got an AT&T Passport. I carried a Classic for 5 years prior to the Passport, and simply won't use anything else. I do have to dual carry, my company uses a mileage app (Motus) that appears to be Android/I phone only. But they pay for it so I don't mind. That one app is literally the only thing that droid is used for. It also stays in my car 24/7-I don't trust Droid phones or their apps.
    Everything else is handled by my BB Passport. Phone, documents, text, email, BBM, maps, browsing-it's all Passport. LOVE the phone. My phones get hard use in the course of my work day, I can't imagine not using a Blackberry for my work. The classic was great, the passport is better.........My favorites were the 7250 (loved the feel of it), the Bold and the Classic. Now it's the Passport and I'll use it like I said, until it's pried from my cold dead hands.
    What a gorgeous piece of phone the Passport is! LOVE working wide-the snappy performance and the last forever and a day battery.
    As with any Blackberry, it just works. Securely, quickly and with a keyboard that feels SO good. The 3 row keyboard is a stroke of genius, it works so well!
    I can't bring myself to using a droid Blackberry-to me that just seems an oxymoron-a "secure" Android. The concept to me is laughable. Keep the DroidBerries-I'll use a real Blackberry until it all stops working.
    No one will have to pry it from your hands. Eventually, even for a diehard like yourself, it will become unusable.
    Enjoy it while you can. I hope the BB Android devices continue to be developed and produced for all our sakes.
    ppeters914 likes this.
    04-20-19 08:15 AM
  13. the_boon's Avatar
    I will use BB 10 devices until they pry them from my cold, dead hands. I've gone from the 7250 all the way through the BB line, I just recently got an AT&T Passport. I carried a Classic for 5 years prior to the Passport, and simply won't use anything else. I do have to dual carry, my company uses a mileage app (Motus) that appears to be Android/I phone only. But they pay for it so I don't mind. That one app is literally the only thing that droid is used for. It also stays in my car 24/7-I don't trust Droid phones or their apps.
    Everything else is handled by my BB Passport. Phone, documents, text, email, BBM, maps, browsing-it's all Passport. LOVE the phone. My phones get hard use in the course of my work day, I can't imagine not using a Blackberry for my work. The classic was great, the passport is better.........My favorites were the 7250 (loved the feel of it), the Bold and the Classic. Now it's the Passport and I'll use it like I said, until it's pried from my cold dead hands.
    What a gorgeous piece of phone the Passport is! LOVE working wide-the snappy performance and the last forever and a day battery.
    As with any Blackberry, it just works. Securely, quickly and with a keyboard that feels SO good. The 3 row keyboard is a stroke of genius, it works so well!
    I can't bring myself to using a droid Blackberry-to me that just seems an oxymoron-a "secure" Android. The concept to me is laughable. Keep the DroidBerries-I'll use a real Blackberry until it all stops working.
    And when it stops working, you're gonna have only two choices of mobile OS's, so why not at least have some BlackBerry flavor in a KEY device ?
    It sure beats a glass slab
    Yesterday 04:04 PM
  14. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    I will use BB 10 devices until they pry them from my cold, dead hands. I've gone from the 7250 all the way through the BB line, I just recently got an AT&T Passport. I carried a Classic for 5 years prior to the Passport, and simply won't use anything else. I do have to dual carry, my company uses a mileage app (Motus) that appears to be Android/I phone only. But they pay for it so I don't mind. That one app is literally the only thing that droid is used for. It also stays in my car 24/7-I don't trust Droid phones or their apps.
    Everything else is handled by my BB Passport. Phone, documents, text, email, BBM, maps, browsing-it's all Passport. LOVE the phone. My phones get hard use in the course of my work day, I can't imagine not using a Blackberry for my work. The classic was great, the passport is better.........My favorites were the 7250 (loved the feel of it), the Bold and the Classic. Now it's the Passport and I'll use it like I said, until it's pried from my cold dead hands.
    What a gorgeous piece of phone the Passport is! LOVE working wide-the snappy performance and the last forever and a day battery.
    As with any Blackberry, it just works. Securely, quickly and with a keyboard that feels SO good. The 3 row keyboard is a stroke of genius, it works so well!
    I can't bring myself to using a droid Blackberry-to me that just seems an oxymoron-a "secure" Android. The concept to me is laughable. Keep the DroidBerries-I'll use a real Blackberry until it all stops working.
    Laughable is thinking you’re laughing at everyone when they’re laughing at your refusal to accept modern conveniences..
    Yesterday 04:53 PM
  15. TgeekB's Avatar
    Laughable is thinking you’re laughing at everyone when they’re laughing at your refusal to accept modern conveniences..
    Some people work extremely hard trying to convince others their refusal to accept change isn’t somehow completely ridiculous. Like we care.
    Yesterday 08:09 PM
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