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Feb 11 2019 | 8:40 am EST johnny_bravo72

Hi All.. I brought BB passport and I am new to BB ecosystem.. I am living in UAE now. any advices what to do and what not to do?? Any specific Suggestions??
Should've bought a KEY² or KEY² LE. Passport is ok for basic (calls/sms/email/PDA functions) use.
BB10 is a dead OS, will be on EOL status by the end of this year.
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Feb 11 2019 | 8:46 am EST Chuck Finley69

Hi All.. I brought BB passport and I am new to BB ecosystem.. I am living in UAE now. any advices what to do and what not to do?? Any specific Suggestions??
Welcome to CrackBerry. Passport should be good on phone calls, text, email and some web browsing. ART is limited to 4.3 so don’t expect much for app ecosystem dependency on Android ports or the APKs since 4.4 and higher isn’t possible.
@TrumpetTiger has many BB10 specific informational posts and solutions
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Feb 11 2019 | 9:16 am EST mikael11

Passport is a really good and capable device. Of course it's limited by its age and so on. However,your needs are crucial. Except for using it for text, email, sms as said above, I use it for a lot of things: social (Facebook, instagram), media (pods, Netflix, play tv, youtube, deezer),messenging, looking up public transport, navigate, parking apps (android apps) . Some apps are third part, others android.

I suggest you take your time and learn to know your phone and then browse and read on this forum. You'll find a lot of info and ideas. Then ask again.

Check BBW and find relevant apps. Download before it close down at the end of this year.

Enjoy your Passport!

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Feb 11 2019 | 9:18 am EST conite

Hi All.. I brought BB passport and I am new to BB ecosystem.. I am living in UAE now. any advices what to do and what not to do?? Any specific Suggestions??
Get used to using it without additional native apps, as BlackBerry World will be shut down at the end of this year.

But you can use Yalp to get some older Android apps from the Google Play Store.

https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/sergey...-apk-download/
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Feb 11 2019 | 11:11 am EST sjoreilly

Enjoy, you can customize email accounts and set unique notification alerts like different color led lights or vibration for each email account or text by going to. Settings - Normal- Customize App Notifications - Email

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Feb 11 2019 | 2:17 pm EST TrumpetTiger

Hi All.. I brought BB passport and I am new to BB ecosystem.. I am living in UAE now. any advices what to do and what not to do?? Any specific Suggestions??
Hey Mac,

Feel free to PM me (click my name in orange at the top of the post, then PM in blue) if you have any specific questions or concerns, or just post in the forums here and we'll help as much as we can.

My main advice is to disregard those who claim BB10 is dead, useless, or otherwise not worth it. There are many native apps that work well (some of which have been released by their devs and so will not be affected by the Blackberry World shutdown) and Android apps tend to fill the gap nicely. The Passport is a great phone; I'm sure you'll love it!
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Feb 11 2019 | 5:37 pm EST bansheeboyz

I'm curious as to why someone would buy an EOL blackberry passport as their first blackberry. Get a keyone and enjoy the modern era
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Feb 11 2019 | 5:40 pm EST Chuck Finley69

I'm curious as to why someone would buy an EOL blackberry passport as their first blackberry. Get a keyone and enjoy the modern era
Probably didn’t research the 12/31/2019 EOL message enough or doesn’t understand the impact. Confused though, as does mention the BB10 ecosystem which suggests kind of familiarity.....

Good luck OP, I see @TrumpetTiger has reached out as well...
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Feb 11 2019 | 9:36 pm EST conite

Download the BEOL browser from this thread. It's an internet browser that doesn't have many bells or whistles, but it works.

https://forums.crackberry.com/blackb...owser-1142073/
Although Kiwi browser is a bit faster, has a much higher compatibility rating, and is more secure with TLS 1.3.

It also incorporates ad-blocking and a bottom nav bar.
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Feb 11 2019 | 10:41 pm EST Jake2826

Although Kiwi browser is a bit faster, has a much higher compatibility rating, and is more secure with TLS 1.3.

It also incorporates ad-blocking and a bottom nav bar.
Hi Conite. I tried that browser when you first recommended it on these forums. Unfortunately, it didn't work perfectly on websites I needed it to, while the BEOL browser did. Maybe that has changed recently, but the BEOL browser is handling everything I throw at it so far. Cheers.
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Feb 11 2019 | 11:06 pm EST conite

Hi Conite. I tried that browser when you first recommended it on these forums. Unfortunately, it didn't work perfectly on websites I needed it to, while the BEOL browser did. Maybe that has changed recently, but the BEOL browser is handling everything I throw at it so far. Cheers.
What website? It's a chromium browser, and should be able to render anything.
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Feb 12 2019 | 3:41 am EST Jake2826

What website? It's a chromium browser, and should be able to render anything.
I download it again to try out, but the copy and paste function is really messed up. It only remembers the first thing I copy. Subsequent copies don't register and it just pastes the first thing.

The good news is that the current version of Firefox browser is actually working really nice with my Passport now. I never thought it would work so well.

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Feb 12 2019 | 11:26 am EST elfabio80

I download it again to try out, but the copy and paste function is really messed up. It only remembers the first thing I copy. Subsequent copies don't register and it just pastes the first thing.

The good news is that the current version of Firefox browser is actually working really nice with my Passport now. I never thought it would work so well.

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Which version of firefox?

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Feb 12 2019 | 3:02 pm EST Jake2826

Which version of firefox?

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Firefox 65.0

I can't believe it's working so well on my Passport.

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Feb 13 2019 | 4:54 am EST Mac_Boy

Hi @mikael11.. I am using BB Passport as my secondary phone. My primary phone is Samsung Galaxy S9+. Yes, I use it mainly for email and to read articles. I was quite surprised when I found my fav app working here which is Blinkst. I badly want protonmail and lastpass in my passport. I tried to download the apk versions, but they are not opening and are crashing everytime.. any suggestions??
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Feb 13 2019 | 4:58 am EST Mac_Boy

I am using passport as my secondary phone. I got it only for AED 550 (UAE). KEY2 LE will cost much more. Reading emails is a joy on this phone. Thanks for your suggestions.
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Feb 13 2019 | 5:10 am EST Mac_Boy

Thanks, Just downloaded Yalp.. I hope the apps that I love will work in passport
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Feb 13 2019 | 6:45 am EST mikael11

Hi @mikael11.. I am using BB Passport as my secondary phone. My primary phone is Samsung Galaxy S9+. Yes, I use it mainly for email and to read articles. I was quite surprised when I found my fav app working here which is Blinkst. I badly want protonmail and lastpass in my passport. I tried to download the apk versions, but they are not opening and are crashing everytime.. any suggestions??
For proton mail read this http://forums.crackberry.com/showthread.php?t=1157921

Lastpass, I don't know what it is, maybe some other one do!
Edit: I figure it is a password app. Well I find the native stock app to be very good, but maybe it lacks functions you need. I don't know how old lastpass is but try to find an earlier version compatible with android 4.3 or lower and you may have a chance.

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Feb 14 2019 | 12:54 am EST mikael11

To proceed: I downloaded ver. 4.4.2024 from play store (or use Yalp). No craches, seems to work well. However I didn't log in 'cause I have no account and don't want to get one.

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Feb 15 2019 | 12:58 pm EST RLeeSimon

sell it to the OP of the preceeding thread just above in CB
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Feb 15 2019 | 1:26 pm EST mikael11

sell it to the OP just above in CB
Who can be above the OP?

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Feb 15 2019 | 9:20 pm EST LuxuryTouringZone

Though the BlackBerry 10 operating system is unfortunately reaching end of life this year, the BlackBerry Passport is still an awesome phone to have in your collection. Its got its faults, but I sure love mine! 😁
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Feb 15 2019 | 9:40 pm EST poetlocked007

Welcome to the family. Well as you stated you are already aware of its faults however I'm so happy with this phone it still is an amazing device. If you don't mind not having snapchat and some other high maintenance apps you will fall in love.
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Feb 15 2019 | 9:45 pm EST conite

Welcome to the family. Well as you stated you are already aware of its faults however I'm so happy with this phone it still is an amazing device. If you don't mind not having snapchat and some other high maintenance apps you will fall in love.
Why does it always have to be about SnapChat?

What about banking apps, Microsoft Office, Cloud Storage, medical monitoring, collaboration tools, EMM solutions, synced browsers, travel and loyalty apps, etc?
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Feb 15 2019 | 10:14 pm EST TrumpetTiger

Why does it always have to be about SnapChat?

What about banking apps, Microsoft Office, Cloud Storage, medical monitoring, collaboration tools, EMM solutions, synced browsers, travel and loyalty apps, etc?
Maybe because you can have all those things with BB10.
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Feb 15 2019 | 10:24 pm EST conite

Maybe because you can have all those things with BB10.
Good luck with that.
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Feb 15 2019 | 10:36 pm EST johnny_bravo72

Maybe because you can have all those things with BB10.
Maybe if it was 2014. 😉
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Feb 16 2019 | 4:44 am EST poetlocked007

Ok so I use chase bank but can’t seem to download that app. I also use proton mail and I can’t download that either. Those things aren’t make or break for me because I do carry my iPod touch around with me for those things. I know it sounds like oxymoron but I don’t mind.
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Feb 16 2019 | 8:08 am EST The_Passporter

Ok so I use chase bank but can’t seem to download that app. I also use proton mail and I can’t download that either. Those things aren’t make or break for me because I do carry my iPod touch around with me for those things. I know it sounds like oxymoron but I don’t mind.
Try the website and if that doesn't work try it in desktop mode. If that doesn't work try Qbrowser and if that doesn't work try that in desktop mode. That is the process I've used, Good luck !
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Feb 16 2019 | 10:45 am EST bansheeboyz

Having a Passport in 2019 is like having a Porsche but can only drive it at 50mph
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Feb 16 2019 | 3:04 pm EST Chuck Finley69

Having a Passport in 2019 is like having a Porsche but can only drive it at 50mph
Plus, without handsfree phone, stereo tuner nav system integrated with automobile.
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Feb 18 2019 | 6:50 am EST Mojarch

Having a Passport in 2019 is like having a Porsche but can only drive it at 50mph
Will you still enjoy it?


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