1. TheGraduate's Avatar
    I moved from my OG PP to an AT&T Priv for a little over a month now and love everything about the Priv including the screen aspect ratio, 4 row pkb, the ample size vkb, and of course apps that are fast and no need for any simulated android. Even the two OEM leather cases that I purchased -the flip case and the pouch are top quality, superb to any case that BlackBerry made for the Passport.

    My big "however" is my work enterprise access being thru a separate app called GFE (Good for Enterprise.) GFE once a competitor of BlackBerry is now one in the same company. Unfortunately, on the Priv my work emails can be accessed only thru this program (password each time you open the app) and unlike my Passport, work emails are no longer in the hub. Only if the GFE program was actually "good" then I would be fine with no unified hub but the way GFE presents my Outlook information (emails/contacts/calendar) is simply unacceptable and tantamount to over a decade old user interface design.

    For iPhone and Android business users GFE may be just fine as they don't know any better... however, coming from a fully integrated work/personal hub on a BlackBerry Passport, full display of all my Outlook contact fields is something that I have come to expect "as a minimum" on my new Priv, but sadly this is not the case. I have finally decided to throw in the towel and ordered a new Passport SE and look forward to going back to OS10 with state of the art primary services.

    My smartphones have always been my workhorse and the quality of my fundamental apps (email/contacts/calendar) is ultimately more important to me than the ability to run popular social media apps. Yes, BlackBerry may eventually improve GFE but for now I don't want to have to put up with an interface which reminds me of my smartphones from over a decade ago. And yes, the Priv is a great device for personal use but it is unacceptable for work enterprise access at this time.
    Last edited by TheGraduate; 02-15-16 at 05:09 AM.
    02-15-16 02:50 AM
  2. iMasterus7's Avatar
    So.... What... ???

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    02-15-16 08:27 AM
  3. Zeratul57's Avatar
    Apps are not worth it. Play with apps on a tablet. Use a serious communication tool. BB10.

    Posted from a wireless charging Passport. Get one!
    02-15-16 09:02 AM
  4. deiop's Avatar
    Don't use the container. Ask your administrator to active your device using android for work premium and to deploy the BlackBerry apps in the work side. Then you can use the 'hub' for unified display of work and personal content. Of course you will never get the power of the BlackBerry 10 hub, but more than the gfe container.

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    02-15-16 12:17 PM
  5. TheGraduate's Avatar
    Don't use the container. Ask your administrator to active your device using android for work premium and to deploy the BlackBerry apps in the work side. Then you can use the 'hub' for unified display of work and personal content. Of course you will never get the power of the BlackBerry 10 hub, but more than the gfe container.

    Posted via CB10
    Thanks for the response. I am told by our IT manager that Good Work is not supported by our infrastructure.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    02-15-16 02:29 PM
  6. nimra's Avatar
    Intersting post, may I ask what other BlackBerry apps did you miss?

    Posted via CB10
    02-15-16 02:55 PM
  7. TheGraduate's Avatar
    Intersting post, may I ask what other BlackBerry apps did you miss?

    Posted via CB10
    That's it... just the enterprise suite of apps... otherwise I would prefer the Priv as far as all other apps, speed, etc. I also think that how the hub works on BBOS is superior compared to the Priv but even that is not a real point of contention as I am sure the BlackBerry apps on Android will get better in time. If I could get all my Outlook contacts fields to show, and all emails unified in the hub with ability to copy/paste within the same (enterprise) email then I would keep the Priv with no second thoughts.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    02-15-16 03:51 PM
  8. deiop's Avatar
    Thanks for the response. I am told by our IT manager that Good Work is not supported by our infrastructure.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    I think you got me wrong :-)

    Leave out all the good stuff. Just ask for a activation profile for 'android for work premium'. What they did is: they deployed the good container. Within the good container you have the limitations you mentioned. Android for work (Afw) is a completely different activation method

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    02-15-16 10:20 PM
  9. Zeratul57's Avatar
    So many incredibly stupid people. Says someone.

    Posted from a wireless charging Passport. Get one!
    02-15-16 10:46 PM
  10. TheGraduate's Avatar
    I think you got me wrong :-)

    Leave out all the good stuff. Just ask for a activation profile for 'android for work premium'. What they did is: they deployed the good container. Within the good container you have the limitations you mentioned. Android for work (Afw) is a completely different activation method

    Posted via CB10
    GFE is the only Android enterprise option offered by my company. Thanks again.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    02-16-16 03:07 AM

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