1. linuslim's Avatar
    Hi,

    Just wonder do people really collect all 4?
    11-03-16 01:52 AM
  2. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Which four.... a true collector would have more than just four.
    11-03-16 07:19 AM
  3. TheBirdDog's Avatar
    Which four.... a true collector would have more than just four.
    Black "OG", white, red, AT&T version, Gold Plated OG, the Passport SE and maybe that one that sold on Craigslist that was the SE running Android.

    7 possible variants by my count...
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    11-03-16 07:30 AM
  4. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Black "OG", white, red, AT&T version, Gold Plated OG, the Passport SE and maybe that one that sold on Craigslist that was the SE running Android.

    7 possible variants by my count...
    Sadly the most valuable one is the one running Android.....
    11-03-16 07:52 AM
  5. anon(3983727)'s Avatar
    Sadly the most valuable one is the one running Android.....
    How so? Seems the least valuable as its got a static version of android that will never see an update and is not supported by Blackberry or Google. Any bugs (I'm sure there are many) will never be fixed. No autoloaders even to reinstall the software if need be.
    11-03-16 08:07 AM
  6. TheBirdDog's Avatar
    How so? Seems the least valuable as its got a static version of android that will never see an update and is not supported by Blackberry or Google. Any bugs (I'm sure there are many) will never be fixed. No autoloaders even to reinstall the software if need be.
    I think it actually sold for somewhere around $200 to $250 CAD. The most valuable would definitely be one of the official gold plated ones and I believe they were all numbered with _ of 200 to show they were of a very limited run (correct me if I'm wrong).
    11-03-16 08:12 AM
  7. ryder55's Avatar
    Sadly the most valuable one is the one running Android.....
    For android lovers. The reason I'm using a passport with bb10 not a dtek60 or a priv or a pixel, is because I hate android lol so why would that android passport be the most valuable?

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    11-03-16 09:12 AM
  8. MarkyZ10's Avatar
    Collectors look for rarity and this one is definitely the rarest. If you had one you could probably easily get a thousand if not more for it.

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    11-03-16 09:14 AM
  9. ryder55's Avatar
    How so? Seems the least valuable as its got a static version of android that will never see an update and is not supported by Blackberry or Google. Any bugs (I'm sure there are many) will never be fixed. No autoloaders even to reinstall the software if need be.
    Why do people use updates as a yardstick to measure success of an os? I can say that from a privacy point of view android 4 is better than android 6. Have you ever seen an app that has been updated tons? Bigger footprint, more background analytics, bigger ads to cover their backend etc. All Google has been focused on in recent android updates apart from the trivial gui changes is baking hardcoded analytics and embedding services into the os and simpletons are swallowing it up thinking they're getting better services and security. Android 4.3 was the cleanest os upto android 5.

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    11-03-16 09:25 AM
  10. AmritD's Avatar
    Why do people use updates as a yardstick to measure success of an os? I can say that from a privacy point of view android 4 is better than android 6. Have you ever seen an app that has been updated tons? Bigger footprint, more background analytics, bigger ads to cover their backend etc. All Google has been focused on in recent android updates apart from the trivial gui changes is baking hardcoded analytics and embedding services into the os and simpletons are swallowing it up thinking they're getting better services and security. Android 4.3 was the cleanest os upto android 5.

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    But there weren't even app permissions in android 4. Not sure how much of a privacy thing that was

    Z30STA100-2/10.3.2.2876
    11-03-16 09:29 AM
  11. ryder55's Avatar
    But there weren't even app permissions in android 4. Not sure how much of a privacy thing that was

    Z30STA100-2/10.3.2.2876
    There were app permissions in android 4.3. Just needed appops. But you could easily run your own security suite and monitoring services.. xprivacy etc.and they were very effective. But Google has been circumventing their effectiveness with every recent os update

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    11-03-16 09:30 AM
  12. Zeratul57's Avatar
    Why do people use updates as a yardstick to measure success of an os? I can say that from a privacy point of view android 4 is better than android 6. Have you ever seen an app that has been updated tons? Bigger footprint, more background analytics, bigger ads to cover their backend etc. All Google has been focused on in recent android updates apart from the trivial gui changes is baking hardcoded analytics and embedding services into the os and simpletons are swallowing it up thinking they're getting better services and security. Android 4.3 was the cleanest os upto android 5.

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    Well said and thank you!

    Sent from a Silver Passport.
    11-03-16 09:53 AM
  13. Zeratul57's Avatar
    All that go around intrusion requires more of your battery power. Where is the class action lawsuit on goog for destroying battery's and hardware worldwide! Where is the outrage.

    Sent from a Silver Passport.
    11-03-16 09:57 AM
  14. ryder55's Avatar
    All that go around intrusion requires more of your battery power. Where is the class action lawsuit on goog for destroying battery's and hardware worldwide! Where is the outrage.

    Sent from a Silver Passport.
    What people don't realize is that for some reason the law of diminishing marginal productivity has been in place and android so far has reached its tipping point that there is a net negative effect with the new versions been put out. You lose ten times what you think you gain. But I'm guessing the word "Nougat" sounds cool so it's the next big thing that everyone must have.

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    11-03-16 10:05 AM
  15. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Why do people use updates as a yardstick to measure success of an os? I can say that from a privacy point of view android 4 is better than android 6. Have you ever seen an app that has been updated tons? Bigger footprint, more background analytics, bigger ads to cover their backend etc. All Google has been focused on in recent android updates apart from the trivial gui changes is baking hardcoded analytics and embedding services into the os and simpletons are swallowing it up thinking they're getting better services and security. Android 4.3 was the cleanest os upto android 5.

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    Yeah I have a box here with Windows For Workgroups... it's only nine 1.44MB floppy disk. Updates are a measure of if an OS is alive and growing. No matter how much you like about Android 4.3, that is the past... which is being left behind by most everyone, but those "stuck" with it.

    Android 4.3 was a great OS back in 2012.... but this is 2016.

    But the "value" of an item to a collector, really doesn't matter if it was Android 4.3 or Android 7.0.... it that it is a rare BlackBerry.
    11-03-16 10:06 AM
  16. TheBirdDog's Avatar
    What people don't realize is that for some reason the law of diminishing marginal productivity has been in place and android so far has reached its tipping point that there is a net negative effect with the new versions been put out. You lose ten times what you think you gain. But I'm guessing the word "Nougat" sounds cool so it's the next big thing that everyone must have.

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    Mmm... Nougat...
    Does anyone owns the 4 passport models just for collection sake?-5491cbb21605fb2e2e000142.jpg
    11-03-16 10:10 AM
  17. evodevo69's Avatar
    Black "OG", white, red, AT&T version, Gold Plated OG, the Passport SE and maybe that one that sold on Craigslist that was the SE running Android.

    7 possible variants by my count...
    Actually it would be 8

    True OG BlackBerry fanboys/girls would know what the 8th one is

    #qwerty #glassweave #darkhorse
    11-03-16 11:16 AM
  18. Uzi's Avatar
    Yep the all black Passport edition
    11-03-16 11:32 AM
  19. thurask's Avatar
    They are numbered SQW100-1/2/3/4, although if you found a -2 I (and anyone who ever wanted a Verizon Passport) would like to see it.
    11-03-16 11:34 AM
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    11-03-16 11:52 AM
  21. Master of Surgery's Avatar
    Yep the all black Passport edition
    Wait.... you have the ALL black one?

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    11-03-16 04:13 PM
  22. AllanQuatermain's Avatar
    I think it actually sold for somewhere around $200 to $250 CAD. The most valuable would definitely be one of the official gold plated ones and I believe they were all numbered with _ of 200 to show they were of a very limited run (correct me if I'm wrong).
    Hi BirdDog, I collect Blackberry phones and Old Nokia ones, and Passport is my favourite Blackberry, and the one which sadly will not grace my collection cabinets will be the official Gold plated edition as only 50 were made and inscribed one of 50 etc, and doubt if one is ever offered for sale, I would not sell it.
    11-04-16 09:04 AM
  23. AllanQuatermain's Avatar
    Which four.... a true collector would have more than just four.
    looks like I will have fly to US and get a AT&T version or I am not a true collector?
    11-04-16 09:08 AM
  24. TheBirdDog's Avatar
    Hi BirdDog, I collect Blackberry phones and Old Nokia ones, and Passport is my favourite Blackberry, and the one which sadly will not grace my collection cabinets will be the official Gold plated edition as only 50 were made and inscribed one of 50 etc, and doubt if one is ever offered for sale, I would not sell it.
    Ah, OK... I knew it was a very limited run. The Gold plated one definitely was pretty slick looking. Good luck on your hunt. You never know what might turn up on eBay one day!
    11-04-16 11:10 AM
  25. AllanQuatermain's Avatar
    Ah, OK... I knew it was a very limited run. The Gold plated one definitely was pretty slick looking. Good luck on your hunt. You never know what might turn up on eBay one day!
    Thanks BirdDog, I can enjoy using my other passports and keep looking which is part of the thrill of being a collector.
    11-04-16 01:12 PM

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