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  1. conite's Avatar
    Honestly I don't see the need for play services. Example I have MapQuest for maps and I don't feel I'm missing anything. If someone designed a system that would backup the app settings on a pc that would be cool but I'd get by without it and with privacy as it isn't, many may like the lack of services.

    Hammered out on my Precious Passport.
    Some people can get by, sure. But not enough to make a 3rd ecosystem even remotely viable.
    01-23-20 09:37 PM
  2. the_boon's Avatar
    Yes. Which are most good ones.
    With WhatsApp for example, can you tap outside the Google Play warning box like you can on BB10?
    01-23-20 09:40 PM
  3. conite's Avatar
    With WhatsApp for example, can you tap outside the Google Play warning box like you can on BB10?
    Never tried on a real Android device. But it would prevent backups to Google Drive. It's just not worth the huge hassle.
    01-23-20 09:42 PM
  4. The_Passporter's Avatar
    Never tried on a real Android device. But it would prevent backups to Google Drive. It's just not worth the huge hassle.
    That why I asked earlier what the GoogleVurse would look like if all apps backed up like telegram independently. Things could loom much different.
    01-23-20 09:45 PM
  5. The_Passporter's Avatar
    You could grab a factory reset Android device, sign in to your Google account just to download all the apps you need, then remove your account and use the device like that, free from Google.

    Some apps that need Google play services to run obviously will run into issues though
    This is why I am happy with my Passport
    Nice balance

    Hammered out on my Precious Passport.
    01-23-20 09:54 PM
  6. conite's Avatar
    That why I asked earlier what the GoogleVurse would look like if all apps backed up like telegram independently. Things could loom much different.
    You want all apps to have their own cloud servers to back up data?

    I'll trust Google's firewalls before I trust dozens of individual app vendors.
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    01-23-20 10:00 PM
  7. The_Passporter's Avatar
    You want all apps to have their own cloud servers to back up data?

    I'll trust Google's firewalls before I trust dozens of individual app vendors.
    True enough. I forgot to consider that.
    Perhaps a feature to backup settings and data locally would be nice then. Not all apps provide this option
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    01-23-20 10:11 PM
  8. The_Passporter's Avatar
    Negotiating with a friend to buy back my old Passport OG for $125 CND that I used as a backup to my current Passport OG.
    Can one have too many Passports?


    Hammered out on my Precious Passport.
    Last edited by The_Passporter; 01-24-20 at 12:04 AM.
    01-23-20 11:50 PM
  9. The_Passporter's Avatar
    01-24-20 12:03 AM
  10. Crusader03's Avatar
    Hahaha! Yes!

    Posted via my Passport
    01-24-20 12:24 AM
  11. the_boon's Avatar
    Negotiating with a friend to buy back my old Passport OG for $125 CND that I used as a backup to my current Passport OG.
    Can one have too many Passports?


    Hammered out on my Precious Passport.
    Makes no sense to have two OG Passports

    Might as well grab yourself an SE or Red
    01-24-20 06:23 AM
  12. Zeddepher's Avatar
    Both my Passport devices work fine in 2020. No smoke, no blank screen of doom or strange messages prescribing disconnection of service. The BlackBerry doom mongers were wrong; what a surprise.

    •<[{ BlackBerry Passport SE }]>•
    01-24-20 07:10 AM
  13. The_Passporter's Avatar
    Makes no sense to have two OG Passports

    Might as well grab yourself an SE or Red
    Makes sense when you have extra screen/digitizer and extra (new) keyboard, a slew of extra cases and the price of $125

    Hammered out on my Precious Passport.
    01-24-20 07:33 AM
  14. Ecm's Avatar
    Makes no sense to have two OG Passports

    Might as well grab yourself an SE or Red
    Actually, I can see the benefit of having the backup being the same ... one set of cases/holsters. Let’s face it, accessories specific to the Passport aren’t as readily available.
    01-24-20 07:35 AM
  15. the_boon's Avatar
    Actually, I can see the benefit of having the backup being the same ... one set of cases/holsters. Let’s face it, accessories specific to the Passport aren’t as readily available.
    Eh, there are enough to get the job done.

    Besides, the Passport is a device to use without a case.
    Rubbery back with decent grip.

    Also, the OG, red and white passport have identical parts
    01-24-20 07:43 AM
  16. The_Passporter's Avatar
    Eh, there are enough to get the job done.

    Besides, the Passport is a device to use without a case.
    Rubbery back with decent grip.

    Also, the OG, red and white passport have identical parts
    Yeah but I know the pristine shape this one is in. Also the ones I see in different colors are asking $200-$300 or more still. For my needs I don't think so. I have a Oneplus 3T as a backup if I need it and this Passport will also be a backup to my disturbing nostalgic addiction.

    Hammered out on my Precious Passport.
    01-24-20 07:50 AM
  17. The_Passporter's Avatar
    WHATSAPP WITH DARK MODE!. Check my other thread out!

    http://forums.crackberry.com/showthread.php?t=1180429

    Hammered out on my Precious Passport.
    Last edited by The_Passporter; 01-24-20 at 08:58 AM.
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    01-24-20 08:17 AM
  18. saint300's Avatar
    Which is based on an ancient version of Tapatalk.
    Except it does seem to do the said job...
    01-24-20 09:11 AM
  19. The_Passporter's Avatar
    Except it does seem to do the said job...
    Are you still having issues saint300?

    Hammered out on my Precious Passport.
    01-24-20 09:12 AM
  20. conite's Avatar
    Except it does seem to do the said job...
    Although it has a number of bugs, it does. Certainly much better than the native app.
    01-24-20 09:13 AM
  21. saint300's Avatar
    Are you still having issues saint300?

    Hammered out on my Precious Passport.
    No issues at all!
    01-24-20 09:16 AM
  22. saint300's Avatar
    Makes no sense to have two OG Passports

    Might as well grab yourself an SE or Red
    I also have two Passports, one is the OG and the other the SE. Then again, in my case it may not make much sense really having these two, as most parts are not interchangeable. But for that, I also have a spare parts-only OG, well...for my running OG. I think the reason why I keep these two almost identical devices is the feeling of familiarity, knowing that when I need to go to the backup device, everything will be identical...I don't know really....have considered getting again a Classic, or a Keyone (well, that would be a first!), but somehow I feel really comfortable with this arrangement for now.
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    01-24-20 10:33 AM
  23. lobbyintx's Avatar
    Still using mine

    Posted via CB10
    01-24-20 09:01 PM
  24. danfrancisco's Avatar
    I still use my Passport from time to time but I mostly use my Classic for my BB10 needs.


    Attachment 447419
    I've gotta get me one of those for my collection. I've always liked the rounded corners of the AT&T Passport.

    You also have the white Classic... another device that I'd love to add to my fleet!
    01-25-20 07:51 AM
  25. The_Passporter's Avatar
    I've gotta get me one of those for my collection. I've always liked the rounded corners of the AT&T Passport.

    You also have the white Classic... another device that I'd love to add to my fleet!
    Be care full with that I think that AT&T version does not have as many radio bands as the Canadian or international square-pants models

    Hammered out on my Precious Passport.
    01-25-20 09:14 AM
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