10-21-14 09:03 AM
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  1. StutterStep's Avatar
    the bezels are needed for the gestures....
    This is not true at all. All you need to do is start your finger at the edge of the screen. The playbook and BB10 implementation of bezel gesture is different; playbook has the hardware and BB10 devices do not.
    10-18-14 08:33 PM
  2. greenpoise's Avatar
    Sharp Aquos Crystal and Crystal X go live in Japan - GSMArena.com news

    Has no top or side bezels, all screen... Feels like a jump into the future - in 5 years probably all phones will be like this.
    This looks like the second coming of Xperia..nothing else..
    10-18-14 08:48 PM
  3. Jakob Greve's Avatar
    It's not GSM and the battery life is worse than my Z30 seriously these rouge commercial threads should be shut down.
    10-18-14 09:01 PM
  4. deadcowboy's Avatar
    Too thick.

    In 5 years we'll have flexible screen roll-up phones. (I wish).

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    10-18-14 09:06 PM
  5. arvind1983's Avatar
    It runs Android. I think I'll pass. ;-)

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    Android has grown, really well into a very sophisticated mobile OS. One may close eyes and call the world dark.
    10-18-14 10:41 PM
  6. tigerinexile's Avatar
    The Sharp phone I wanted once upon a time was the "007sh The Hybrid".

    Clamshell form, full screens, 16 MP camera, and it was water resistant.

    Alas, it never was made properly for the North American market.


    Sent from my iPad Air using Tapatalk
    10-18-14 10:42 PM
  7. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    We already made fun of this one a while ago.

    Why the hell would they put the camera down there? So the other party can read your palm, and tell you your fortunes while you chat?

    Design for the sake of design,.. the opposite of the Passport.

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    10-18-14 10:46 PM
  8. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    Android has grown, really well into a very sophisticated mobile OS. One may close eyes and call the world dark.
    Not it hasn't, it's just a smoother third-party app sale and launching platform. If you call, 'no longer running like junk' sophistication, then sure,.. it's sophisticated.

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    10-18-14 10:51 PM
  9. collinc93's Avatar
    We aren't discussing what OS it runs, just the hardware; but thank you for the invaluable contribution to the thread (read: when are people going to stop posting these silly close-minded remarks).

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    So because someone says that they will pass because of the OS they are silly and close-minded....really now? Didn't know that this was an 'agree with me' forum. Thanks for the tip (y)
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    10-18-14 10:52 PM
  10. ZeroBarrier's Avatar
    Not it hasn't, it's just a smoother third-party app sale and launching platform. If you call, 'no longer running like junk' sophistication, then sure,.. it's sophisticated.

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    This is by far the most ignorant anti-Android post I've ever read. Do your homework, Android is very sophisticated and a very powerful mobile OS.

    And if you can't be bothered to do your homework, then please keep your opinions to yourself. We have got enough negative opinions about everything on these forums already without you adding yours into the mix.

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    10-18-14 10:54 PM
  11. ZeroBarrier's Avatar
    So because someone says that they will pass because of the OS they are silly and close-minded....really now? Didn't know that this was an 'agree with me' forum. Thanks for the tip (y)
    Like my mother used to say; "It's not way you say, it's how you say it".

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    10-18-14 10:55 PM
  12. spikesolie's Avatar
    This is by far the most ignorant anti-Android post I've ever read. Do your homework, Android is very sophisticated and a very powerful mobile OS.

    And if you can't be bothered to do your homework, then please keep your opinions to yourself. We have got enough negative opinions about everything on these forums already without you adding yours into the mix.

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    No! It's a BlackBerry forum. If I appreciated android enough I'd buy one and have an android central account

    Posted from zee flicking coolest smartphone evah!
    10-18-14 11:27 PM
  13. kjpeigan's Avatar
    Checked it out...NAH!!!! stick w BlackBerry...

    Rocking the Z30 Regina SK Canada
    10-18-14 11:31 PM
  14. ZeroBarrier's Avatar
    No! It's a BlackBerry forum. If I appreciated android enough I'd buy one and have an android central account

    Posted from zee flicking coolest smartphone evah!
    You don't have to appreciate or like another platform; but too post ignorant opinions as fact is just plain wrong no matter what the subject.

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    10-18-14 11:45 PM
  15. deadcowboy's Avatar
    The phone that's having me reconsider is the Sony Z3 Compact. Even has docking contacts. Such awesome hardware. Shame about the OS.

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    10-19-14 12:13 AM
  16. zocster's Avatar
    The phone that's having me reconsider is the Sony Z3 Compact. Even has docking contacts. Such awesome hardware. Shame about the OS.

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    Yep hand me that as a Z20, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

    Sent from my Passport using Tapatalk
    10-19-14 12:16 AM
  17. thymaster's Avatar
    Uhmm, no thanks. The specs are lower then the PP. Why would you want to downgrade just for a near bezel free phone that looks like any other Android phone.
    10-19-14 02:38 AM
  18. markusbeutel's Avatar
    It's not GSM and the battery life is worse than my Z30 seriously these rouge commercial threads should be shut down.
    You mean 'rogue'...

    And it's not a commercial thread smh, you want me to post my receipt for me Passport before every thread you disapprove of?

    If you bothered following my posts in this thread at all you'd notice how I pointed out how I hope Blackberry works on their bezels for the PP2 - mainly the top and side ones in order to minimize the phones size footprint (handprint?) that people have complained about. If those side and top bezels alone were eliminated on the Passport 2, people would have a whole lot less to complain about and the square form factor might really start to take off.
    10-19-14 02:48 AM
  19. coyotejim's Avatar
    Yeah, I just don't see it as futuristic. Granted the bezel is very thin, but with such a boxy shape it reminds me how things were designed in the 80's. Standard smartphone screen size, specs and interface. Yawn...

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    10-19-14 03:38 AM
  20. anon62607's Avatar
    BlackBerry would be roasted by everyone if the offered a phone with those specs in 2015.
    you have to remember that it's $150 too. prepaid. no contract.
    10-19-14 03:50 AM
  21. Chavez78's Avatar
    Feels like you drop that **** and there it went.

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    10-19-14 04:10 AM
  22. markusbeutel's Avatar
    Yeah, I just don't see it as futuristic. Granted the bezel is very thin, but with such a boxy shape it reminds me how things were designed in the 80's. Standard smartphone screen size, specs and interface. Yawn...

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    I don't know, I'd say after the PP, that's the most innovative phone I've seen so far this year - every other android phone is very similar in shape and size, while this is the first one to switch things up with the lack of bezels and the larger bottom chin.
    10-19-14 04:47 AM
  23. sportline's Avatar
    Looks fancy but still android all the same

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    10-19-14 06:29 AM
  24. ibpluto's Avatar
    Looks slick, not sure about the front camera position. Specs seem very sub par. Except for the camera comment, I said the same thing about the iP6 not seeing anything really ground breaking here....sorry OP

    If I had a Passport this wouldn't get me thinking twice (Apples to Oranges). Heck, I have a Z30, and it doesn't even get me thinking twice. The OS alone, would keep me away, just my opinion

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    10-19-14 07:01 AM
  25. redlightblinking's Avatar
    We aren't discussing what OS it runs, just the hardware; but thank you for the invaluable contribution to the thread (read: when are people going to stop posting these silly close-minded remarks).

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    Who is this "we" that you are talking about? Perhaps read the title of the thread before accusing others of going off-topic.

    The thread is about a new phone, and one of the main traits of a phone is its operating system. So, I think it's fair for someone to simply voice an opinion on whether or not they would agree with the OP in being tempted to "rethink a passport purchase", because that "rethinking" requires that you accept some other operating system.
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    10-19-14 08:26 AM
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