1. lazerproof's Avatar
    have some concerns that I hope can be addressed here.

    1. Will I able to use it with T-Mobile in USA by just inserting my sim from my GS3?
    2. Will I be able to Use Google Maps?
    3. Will I be able to tether to my laptop?
    4. Will I be able to sideload android apps safely (from a security stand point)
    5. Will I be able to update the OS through my computer rather than OTA?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    09-08-14 01:06 PM
  2. campbecw's Avatar
    have some concerns that I hope can be addressed here.

    1. Will I able to use it with T-Mobile in USA by just inserting my sim from my GS3?
    2. Will I be able to Use Google Maps?
    3. Will I be able to tether to my laptop?
    4. Will I be able to sideload android apps safely (from a security stand point)
    5. Will I be able to update the OS through my computer rather than OTA?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Some I can answer, some not.

    1. No, because the sim size is different ; nano for the Passport
    2. I've got it on my Z30, so you bet!
    4. Ain't nothing safer than a BlackBerry. You better believe it will allow for secure install.

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    09-08-14 01:12 PM
  3. serbanescu's Avatar
    5. Will I be able to update the OS through my computer rather than OTA?
    Yes, using BlackBerry Link, but only if the carrier to which your SIM belongs has already approved the OS update you are looking for.
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    09-08-14 01:17 PM
  4. zehkaiser's Avatar
    Yes, using BlackBerry Link, but only if the carrier to which your SIM belongs has already approved the OS update you are looking for.
    If you're used to installing custom ROMs for Android, installing updates manually for BlackBerry is simple. Not just a .zip file, but still straight forward and simple.

    Also, tethering can be done via BT, USB, and WiFi.

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    09-08-14 01:35 PM
  5. lazerproof's Avatar
    What about apps that require root?
    09-08-14 07:33 PM
  6. zehkaiser's Avatar
    You can't run apps that require root, and you can't install widgets. Some apps that install like apps (add-ons that don't have an icon, for instance) can't be installed.

    Posted via CB10
    09-08-14 07:35 PM
  7. castano22's Avatar
    Just to add something on tethering. On Android I know you can unlock unlimited tethering via a custom romantic. On BlackBerry you can't. If you want to tether you will have to pay for it.
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    09-08-14 08:24 PM
  8. zehkaiser's Avatar
    Just to add something on tethering. On Android I know you can unlock unlimited tethering via a custom romantic. On BlackBerry you can't. If you want to tether you will have to pay for it.
    Not quite. You can side load the E screen from 10.1.0.300 and unlock tethering.

    Posted via CB10
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    09-08-14 08:26 PM
  9. donxuan's Avatar
    Should you really miss android, you can install some android launcher and use widgets there...I use to work for a while with Nova Launcher like this (but not because I missed Android

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    09-09-14 12:10 AM
  10. lazerproof's Avatar
    whether I do or not, that will depend on what is available for BB OS.
    09-09-14 09:32 AM
  11. dvarnai's Avatar
    Wtf where do you have to pay for tethering?

    BlackBerry Q10 SQN100-3
    09-09-14 09:41 AM
  12. yessuz's Avatar
    have some concerns that I hope can be addressed here.

    1. Will I able to use it with T-Mobile in USA by just inserting my sim from my GS3?
    2. Will I be able to Use Google Maps?
    3. Will I be able to tether to my laptop?
    4. Will I be able to sideload android apps safely (from a security stand point)
    5. Will I be able to update the OS through my computer rather than OTA?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    1. No. Different SIM card size. Although your operator should replace it free of charge.
    2. Yes. 100%
    3. Yes, no problem.
    4. Yes. But it will not be a sideload. It will be just simple install, like installing anything on your GS3
    5. Yes. You will get it via Link, or you can use bars/autoloader from the leaks sub-forum here :P
    09-09-14 09:43 AM
  13. Paulhsu51's Avatar
    HTC Desire S, Sony ZL, Q10, and missing very much physical qwerty keyboard now...
    09-09-14 10:05 AM
  14. lazerproof's Avatar
    Wtf where do you have to pay for tethering?

    BlackBerry Q10 SQN100-3
    In the U.S. you have to pay extra for technical support should you have problems with tethering your device to your laptop. I recently told a rep from Sprint that I had unlocked my tethering with an installed app. They said, fine, but we can't help you if you have any problems. I have since switched to tmobile because of coverage.
    09-09-14 02:24 PM

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