10-07-14 08:28 PM
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  1. ArsenG's Avatar
    I took my car in for service today and the young man maybe 20 years old who was booking my appointment saw my Blackberry Z30 and he said that he has never seen that BB. I told him in my opinion its the best Touch Screen Device on the market and also I can install Android Apps on it. I showed him some demo and showed him the hub.. The other guy maybe 25 years old came into the conversation. They were truly impressed with my BB Z30. Then the guy said did you see the Blackberry Passport, I said yes and I am in the process of getting one. He said wow that is one sexy phone and I am thinking of switching from MY Iphone to the Passport. I was shocked,, to hear that from a young kid(man). I said how do you know about it,, he said all the guys he hang out all are talking about it .. He said its a big phone, but its so classy looking and he can see how good it can be for Emails, Messages, Documents , Web browsing. I also added that the Phone has the best battery life and you can go all day without charging and maybe two days.. Plus you can run games on it

    I guess I wanted to share my experience today, but it was nice to see this unique phone creating a nice buzz for the younger market. I still feel that BB needs a z50 phone with High Resolution screen and a killer camera to draw the rest of the younger crowd. They like specs and the phone must look cool.
    10-06-14 06:41 PM
  2. planemaker's Avatar
    Cool story. Except he is a millennial. Generation X is now in their 40's now.

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    10-06-14 06:44 PM
  3. stealthbob's Avatar
    The market is ripe for change...not surprised the younger gen may want a different phone than their parents.

    Nothing really new since the candy bar phone was born.
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    10-06-14 06:47 PM
  4. ArsenG's Avatar
    Cool story. Except he is a millennial. Generation X is now in their 40's now.

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    You are so correct,, man I am generation X then,, I am in my mid 40's.. That's how much I know:
    10-06-14 06:48 PM
  5. BB30000's Avatar
    Glad to hear your experience! Although BlackBerry doesn't appear to be selling the PASSPORT to "the younger crowd", I think attracting some of them would be HUGE going forward. Owning both a Z10 and a Z30 I'm tired of hearing "BlackBerry's crap" from iPhone users! 90% of these people have never seen a BlackBerry 10 device n just assume it's not good and it's time to change that perception.

    Via The BlackBerry Z30 experience!
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    10-06-14 06:50 PM
  6. eldrover's Avatar
    The market is ripe for change...not surprised the younger gen may want a different phone than their parents.

    Nothing really new since the candy bar phone was born.
    This!!! Behind Apple's blockbuster sales numbers are massive promotions by the carriers. That is not a sustainable strategy. I haven't seen anything new from Apple since Siri, and if that keeps up, it won't be long before the market starts looking for cooler pastures.

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    10-06-14 06:52 PM
  7. world traveler and former ceo's Avatar
    Cool story. There is great demand for this phone.... in other parts of the world also. It's easy to see why.....

    From my awesomeness Passport
    Tokyo
    Via Shop BlackBerry
    Generation X thinks the Passport is a Cool Phone-facebook-20141005-095843.png

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    10-06-14 06:55 PM
  8. Dr_Vancouver's Avatar
    When I was a kid, I was told I'm generation X & I'm only 34 years young.

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    10-06-14 07:29 PM
  9. shotgunboss's Avatar
    Generation X, commonly abbreviated to Gen X, is the generation born after the Western Post?World War II baby boom. Demographers, historians, and commentators use beginning birth dates ranging from the early 1960s to the early 1980s.
    I'm definitely a Gen X'r, and yes I find the passport appealing in many ways

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    10-06-14 07:43 PM
  10. Tech_Fan_Boy's Avatar
    That makes two of us!
    10-06-14 07:55 PM
  11. zeelob's Avatar
    Cool story. Except he is a millennial. Generation X is now in their 40's now.

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    Yes, but I wouldn't let a little detail like that detract from a good story.
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    10-06-14 08:11 PM
  12. nhanken's Avatar
    How about someone like me in my early 30's? . Am I still considered Generation X?

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    Cool story. Except he is a millennial. Generation X is now in their 40's now.

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    10-06-14 08:26 PM
  13. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    How about someone like me in my early 30's? . Am I still considered Generation X?

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    No, you (we) are on the border straddling generation Y and Millenials. Depends on how tight your pants are.

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    10-06-14 08:40 PM
  14. stealthbob's Avatar
    No, you (we) are on the border straddling generation Y and Millenials. Depends on how tight your pants are.

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    ...or how low you wear them.
    10-06-14 08:57 PM
  15. BCLoco's Avatar
    No, you (we) are on the border straddling generation Y and Millenials. Depends on how tight your pants are.

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    So confused right now. If we're born in the early 80's, wouldn't that mean that we are either the last of Gen X, or the beginning of Generation Y? Millenials were popping out as I was finishing high school.

    To get back to the point, when I was waiting at the Telus store to buy my Passport, two teenaged lads were hovering around the display Passport going:
    "Aw, f****** sweet dude!"
    "Dude! That's f****** awesome!"

    Besides the fact they were foul-mouthed little buggers, I'd say there's a good chance the different form factor is going to win over some of the young crowd. It's been a very long time since I last saw teens excited about a BlackBerry.

    Cherry on top: The guy in front of me was buying a Passport, too! To put that in context, it's a small town. Having that many people in the store was odd to start with. Having them all chatting BlackBerry? Surreal.


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    10-06-14 09:19 PM
  16. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    http://www.socialmarketing.org/newsl...eneration3.htm

    Crap... looks like generation Y = Millenials. FML

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    10-06-14 09:30 PM
  17. world traveler and former ceo's Avatar
    Cool IS this......


    Generation X thinks the Passport is a Cool Phone-fullsizerender.jpg

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    10-06-14 09:35 PM
  18. nabil114's Avatar
    I do not watch videos with my phone. If I do it is rarely - so it can be a good phone for an average user - all it needs is better apps
    10-06-14 10:17 PM
  19. SK122387's Avatar
    I'm not sure what generation I am, but I'm 26 and I think my Passport is the coolest
    10-06-14 10:19 PM
  20. cooper_tor's Avatar
    I remember when you had to be somebody to get a BlackBerry. An executive or high priced consultant. With BES and BIS it was tough to get approval for a BlackBerry or foot the bill yourself. I think that added to the allure and drove people to do whatever to get one. We always want what we can't have.
    I hope that the new marketing towards business and power users has a similar, unintended effect. You market around me and ignore me -- now I must have one!

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    10-06-14 10:38 PM
  21. nhanken's Avatar
    Haha nice try bro! I think mine is the coolest~! The Millennial line up is pretty long! I'm half way in between so please respect your elder ;D

    I'm not sure what generation I am, but I'm 26 and I think my Passport is the coolest


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    10-06-14 10:39 PM
  22. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    I remember when you had to be somebody to get a BlackBerry. An executive or high priced consultant. With BES and BIS it was tough to get approval for a BlackBerry or foot the bill yourself. I think that added to the allure and drove people to do whatever to get one. We always want what we can't have.
    I hope that the new marketing towards business and power users has a similar, unintended effect. You market around me and ignore me -- now I must have one!

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    You make us sound like Women or cats.

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    10-06-14 10:39 PM
  23. nhanken's Avatar
    Aren't we since we're all on some sort of crack? LOL

    You make us sound like Women or cats.

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    10-06-14 10:41 PM
  24. collinc93's Avatar
    I am Generation ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPassport
    10-06-14 11:24 PM
  25. anischab's Avatar
    I am Generation ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPassport
    ... so let's begin again... Gen P!
    LOL

    Nice story!

    BlackBerry*Q10, T-Mobile Germany - SQN100-3, Running OS 10.2.1.2941
    10-06-14 11:32 PM
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