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  1. ariens's Avatar
    I purchased passport se few days back. Just wondering if I made a correct choice. The world is full of droids and iphones and I myself used iphone earlier. Got fed up with the battery performance.

    Any other with the same feeling of buying a phone with not much market??

    Posted via CB10
    11-28-15 05:04 AM
  2. Icardi101's Avatar
    No why would I care? I have the passport SE from months and I enjoy it also lots of people keep asking me about it if it's the prosche design etc.

    Use whatever you like, are you 12 to be scared of what people would think of you? Come on man

    Posted via CB10
    11-28-15 05:07 AM
  3. Jane Aus's Avatar
    You can still get it exchanged

    Posted via CB10
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    11-28-15 05:13 AM
  4. alan510's Avatar
    All these brands are smart phones. Use whatever works for you. If you're old enough and have enough money, you probably drive the car of your choice and don't really think about what others' opinions are of your choice. As a consumer you can make that choice. Those that try to force one of two brands on you are simply boxing you in and limiting your choice. So if BlackBerry works for you, as it does for me, then that's all that matters.

    Posted via CB10
    11-28-15 05:15 AM
  5. gsm_dealer08's Avatar
    Depends on what you want to use it for. If you are a big media consumer, this might not be for you. If you use your smartphone mostly for texting, email, browsing, etc then you're golden. Personally, I didn't want to waste that much time doing nonsense on my android so I switched to a phone that will get the job done as fast as possible so I can put it away and do more important things. Also i'm a long blackberry fan and there's just no comparing touch screen to a real keyboard

    Posted from BlackBerry Passport SE
    11-28-15 05:25 AM
  6. A_Aviator_A's Avatar
    I just picked up an SE this week as well. Coming from the classic, the form factor takes a bit of getting used to. As a business device the SE is awesome! However I'm a long time BB10 user who uses my phones for communication and content. For entertainment I turn to my laptop or ipad.

    If you want one device to do everything for you, from movies to apps to communication to games, sadly there are better alternatives out there. But as a communication device you have a highly premium, unique device with a ridiculous battery life and a top performer. This is one of Blackberry's best ever phones!
    acovey likes this.
    11-28-15 05:45 AM
  7. okanagan's Avatar
    I purchased passport se few days back. Just wondering if I made a correct choice. The world is full of droids and iphones and I myself used iphone earlier. Got fed up with the battery performance.

    Any other with the same feeling of buying a phone with not much market??

    Posted via CB10


    Posted via CB10
    11-28-15 06:48 AM
  8. okanagan's Avatar
    I purchased passport se few days back. Just wondering if I made a correct choice. The world is full of droids and iphones and I myself used iphone earlier. Got fed up with the battery performance.

    Any other with the same feeling of buying a phone with not much market??

    Posted via CB10
    If you got humiliated over your phone choice by those little kids at the intersection, just return the damn phone, it that simple.

    Posted via CB10
    11-28-15 06:50 AM
  9. diego.roscetti's Avatar
    Just analyze what the main use for a phone is. If you are honest with what you need the most for the answer should be clear.

    Having said that, IMO there is no other platform better for an overall communication tool then BB10. This is why waiting for my Passport to arrive is so hard.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    Last edited by diego.roscetti; 11-30-15 at 09:39 AM.
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    11-28-15 06:52 AM
  10. anon(8050899)'s Avatar
    I purchased passport se few days back. Just wondering if I made a correct choice. The world is full of droids and iphones and I myself used iphone earlier. Got fed up with the battery performance.

    Any other with the same feeling of buying a phone with not much market??

    Posted via CB10
    Ariens, congratulations, you made the right choice. It's thus simple. Amoung those many Android- and iPhone-users finally one cool person!

    Posted via CB10
    11-28-15 07:24 AM
  11. KNEBB's Avatar
    Firstly, I would say always buy what's best for you and your purposes. And who should know what's best for you ,than you, not someone else.
    So, start by knowing your needs, it will save you time and money.

    For me the SE fits my needs, better than anything else out there. Now, it could be said that maybe, BlackBerry could start listening more to the BlackBerry Loyalists when designing new devices to maximize sales potential (like Microsoft has done with the Lumia 950), because their business is selling to consumers' needs. But even then, folks will buy what they feel is right for them and it's BlackBerry10 that works best for me. What works for you?

    Posted via CB10
    11-28-15 07:27 AM
  12. David Tyler's Avatar
    If you're old enough and have enough money, you probably drive the car of your choice and don't really think about what others' opinions are of your choice. Posted via CB10
    Nice.


    Passport SE: All the snooty prestige of a device with a precious metal in the name at less than half the price!
    Powdah likes this.
    11-28-15 07:46 AM
  13. crackbb10's Avatar
    I was having second thoughts when the Priv launched. But the more I hear people rant, the more I realise they want BlackBerry 10 on that thing and just should've gone with the Passport. :facepalm: I do hope another BlackBerry 10 slab hits the market. I'd be all over it!
    11-28-15 08:57 AM
  14. LyoobaBerry's Avatar
    I just bought a RR Wraith and am wondering if I made the right choice. The world is full of Golfs and Toyotas. Before this RR I too drove a Toyota.

    Where will I find the tires, where will I find the appropriately priced air fresheners, not to mention rubber floor mats for rainy days! Oh, humanity...!

    Posted via CB10
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    11-28-15 09:08 AM
  15. SeeBeeEss's Avatar
    Hard to say if you made the right choice. I thought I had made the right choice when I purchased the PlayBook and then found out pretty quickly that I had not. I thought I had made the right choice when I purchased the Passport - and I love it. It remains to be seen if BlackBerry will pull a "PlayBook" on us with BB10 devices, but things are not looking very good. If BlackBerry gives us a couple of years of genuine (as opposed to half-hearted) support and all of the app developers don't abandon BB10 en masse, we will be okay for a while.
    11-28-15 09:34 AM
  16. gallopiton's Avatar
    first world problems... i think, i think, you can worry about more important things over this one... i think...
    11-28-15 09:39 AM
  17. stefanbechen's Avatar
    The SE is an awesome device and so is the original Passport. I doubt you will miss a lot of apps and if you do, return the SE and get the Priv.

    BlackBerry is now in a very good position and can offer brilliant devices for different types of customer's.

    So let the iSheeps sail away ;-)

    Posted via CB10 using a PassportSQW100-1/10.3.2.2639
    11-28-15 09:51 AM
  18. pb1379's Avatar
    It all comes down to what your needs/interests are. I am a long time Android user and love its versatility, but nonetheless got me a Passport (should arrive today).

    I know the Passport will be fabulous for most of the stuff that I need from a smartphone, but also know that there are several things it will badly fail at. The main drawback of the Passport for me is the utter lack of some key applications. The square screen also makes it little suited for movie consumption.

    As most of the times in life, there's no perfect solution, you always gotta compromise. As of other people's opinion on my choices, I couldn't care less. Actually, the more they are fanatic about what they chose and the more they think everybody with another opinion is an *****, the more I stay away from their choices. I had the Z10 a while back and loved it, but I was also completely fed up with the arrogance I encountered here from some people that can rant and bash at everybody who doesn't adore and worship BlackBerry (a trait they even top Apple fanatics on).

    If you're unsure about your choice, a few questions to ask yourself: does it support the applications (in both senses, "app" as well as "use") most important to you? How good is your work flow supported (one of the main strengths of BlackBerry with respect to productive use), how well do things integrate with each other and the rest of your tech? Does it provide the functions you care about (things like camera, battery...).

    Then there's obviously always the fun factor: how much do you just like it no matter what, for its design, special properties, whatever
    11-28-15 10:31 AM
  19. samtronswt's Avatar
    I've owned iphone and passport is 10x the phone iphone will ever be

    Posted via BlackBerry Passport.
    11-28-15 10:31 AM
  20. yohannrjm's Avatar
    I buy my phones based on how well they fit with what I want them to do. That's why I use BlackBerry devices at the moment - they are just the best fit for me at the moment. I don't consider what other people are using, except for when their choices affect mine (like the app situation). If/once my Passport and Classic don't fit my needs anymore, I'll find a phone that does. If that's a BlackBerry, fine; if not, I'll still find a phone that works for me - regardless of brand.

    This last week, I've been tinkering with an iPhone6. I actually find that I like it a lot more than the previous iPhone's I tried. However, it still doesn't fit my usage style better than my Passport. If it had, I would have been happy to stick with it.

    It's a tool, it's not personal.
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    11-28-15 11:34 AM
  21. djbrooks1's Avatar
    Only bad thing is on the SE you cannot plug an hdmi into the charging slot. And no micro hdmi slot on the side.

    Posted via CB10
    11-28-15 11:56 AM
  22. brookie229's Avatar
    Only bad thing is on the SE you cannot plug an hdmi into the charging slot. And no micro hdmi slot on the side.

    Posted via CB10
    You can with the right adapter (cheaply from ebay also) and I would rather have the port on the bottom just the way it is.
    11-28-15 11:59 AM
  23. BBerryPowerUser's Avatar
    OP:

    The Passport is a beast of a phone with a great Quad Core processor, decent memory, a great screen (wide view) and touch sensitive keys. I have a Z30 and like it very much, but my next phone will definitely be the Passport.

    You have to decide what you want in a phone and buy that phone and be happy with your purchase instead of 2nd guessing yourself or listening to others people's opinions, especially on the internet. That can drive you crazy. If all I wanted from a phone was a million apps and music, I'd probably go iPhone. If I wanted to compromise between business and music and apps, I'd probably go Android. If I wanted a device that was trend-setting, had great design and ergonomics, was superb for business, had incredible security, and had enough apps to get the job done for most users, I'd go BlackBerry, and that's why I stay with BlackBerry.

    Analyze what you really want from a phone, make a decision and stick with it. You can always change after a year or two if you get tired of the phone. Most people change after a year or two anyway. Me? I stay at least three years with one model, sometimes longer. Each user is different.

    Good luck!
    Paul Callahan likes this.
    11-28-15 12:10 PM
  24. DStLouis's Avatar
    I purchased passport se few days back. Just wondering if I made a correct choice. The world is full of droids and iphones and I myself used iphone earlier. Got fed up with the battery performance.

    Any other with the same feeling of buying a phone with not much market??

    Posted via CB10
    Well I do have a Passport now and won't replace it anytime soon.
    I did look at the PRIV, I have an IPad, and my father and my kid have Android... So yes I did deal a lot with all those platform.
    I almost only use the iPad (iOS) when I want large screen. For me, typing on IOS is such painfull I prefer to switch to my passport or my PC to do so (especially because I'm typing in French an in english). I don't like how file are handled (in fact there is no thru file manager)
    I don't really like dealing with Android... I found it to be the most difficult OS to learn, an inconsistent. Finding options and parameter are not always obvious ( generally hard to find and deep into sub level option).
    In BB10 I'm mostly living in the hub, and option/setup are generally directly accessible, .. even easier with the shortcuts available from the keyboard. File manager as now equivalent on other OS, ...
    I did look what BlackBerry brought up whit the PRIV and I found it in the good direction, but for me it is still in at is first release and it is still missing many simple fonctionnalities that I continuously use on BB10.

    So I don't think I will switch out of BB10 / passport during the next 1-2 years, especially if my Google Play apps keep follow during that period.



    Posted via CB10
    11-28-15 12:23 PM
  25. emanuel0ss0's Avatar
    I purchased passport se few days back. Just wondering if I made a correct choice. The world is full of droids and iphones and I myself used iphone earlier. Got fed up with the battery performance.

    Any other with the same feeling of buying a phone with not much market??

    Posted via CB10
    This as with any purchase should have been done with research. It all depends on what you want to do with your phone. If calling, texting, and emailing with some browsing and you aren't concerned with apps, the passport won't let you down.

    If you want the latest apps and don't want to have to worry about work arounds and are dependent on Google services, then the passport will be viewed as a failure in your eyes.

    It's all about realizing what you want to do with your phone and getting the phone and operating system that checks off most of those boxes.


    Posted via my Awesome Red Passport running on T-Mobile Unlimited Data. SQW100-1/10.3.2.2639
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    11-28-15 01:10 PM
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