01-06-16 02:27 PM
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  1. conbrio29's Avatar
    Has anyone here replaced their phone, laptop, and tablet with one device: the BlackBerry Passport? If so, how is that working for you? I ask because I will be moving soon and realized that I never use my laptop (and if I needed to I could use the one at work), I sold off my two tablets (PlayBook and iPad) because I just played games and wasted time on them, and for phoning, I never use a landline anymore. I think the Passport could minimize the amount of devices I need and pare them down to one.

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    01-01-16 01:01 PM
  2. conbrio29's Avatar
    "Similar to Microsoft's strategy with the Surface tablet replacing a tablet*and laptop with a single device Chen wants Blackberry Passport to replace three devices phone, laptop and tablet."

    http://www.computerweekly.com/news/2...igh-res-screen



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    01-01-16 01:03 PM
  3. debs222's Avatar
    Yes, I use the passport for everything. U really don't need anything else. It's the best

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    01-01-16 01:16 PM
  4. LoneStarRed's Avatar
    My Passport has greatly supplanted my laptop.

    "I don't think that word means what you think it means."
    01-01-16 02:08 PM
  5. brookie229's Avatar
    I think that I have cut my laptop use at least 50% after I picked up my Passport over a year ago. When I was traveling, I used to pick up my phone and laptop. Now, when I travel, I find that I take my Passport only. It makes things so much easier. I now refer to it as my "handtop".
    01-01-16 02:25 PM
  6. Bogdan Tudor Dan's Avatar
    I don't own a BlackBerry Passport yet, but my BlackBerry Z10 is my phone and my computer. I use a laptop with a dead battery (I have to keep it plugged in) when I am home only to watch movies. In the same time I was home for like 3 months in 2015. All I need is done with my BlackBerry Z10, except when I am at the office where I need a workstation.
    BlackBerry Passport is more powerful than the Z10 so...

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    01-01-16 03:35 PM
  7. LoneStarRed's Avatar
    You will NOT be disappointed Bogdan!

    "I don't think that word means what you think it means."
    01-01-16 03:39 PM
  8. gibo713's Avatar
    My passport makes my life easier especially when I'm out of the office for a meeting and site inspection. One time I'm out for a site visit to one of our projects about 900kms away from the office, and during site inspection I used autocad files instead of bringing those A1 size drawings with me. I'm using GstarCADMC downloaded from snap to view my cad drawings.

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    01-01-16 03:44 PM
  9. LoneStarRed's Avatar
    Two weeks ago, a friend asked for help for a work project that involved forecasting, data crunching and producing the resulting information into reports.

    I divided up the specific tasks amongst the four of us and we got busy. My Win 8 laptop was so slow it was infuriating. I finally sent all of it to my Passport SE and it was night and day. I'm surfing Google maps, inputting on a spreadsheet and composing a doc concurrently. My SE handled it with aplomb. I was awed and impressed. This is literally the best minicomputer/ phone I have ever seen.

    "I don't think that word means what you think it means."
    01-01-16 03:46 PM
  10. Alain_A's Avatar
    A small 8" tablet connected to a Z10 over Hotspot would have worked real good and better viewing
    01-01-16 06:10 PM
  11. LoneStarRed's Avatar
    A small 8" tablet connected to a Z10 over Hotspot would have worked real good and better viewing
    Which tablet, what OS, what specs. Your theoretical solution was useless to me! The Passport was there and did the job. Get in the real world.

    "I don't think that word means what you think it means."
    01-01-16 09:50 PM
  12. evodevo69's Avatar
    I guess it depends on what your needs are.

    For some, a laptop can never really be replaced right - it's not like you can be taking notes on lecture slides quick enough on a phone using thumbed typing in school or writing your thesis on your phone.

    I'm sure you can write a novel or blog on your phone but I'm going to guess students who need to write long essays won't be using a phone to do it.


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    01-01-16 10:16 PM
  13. royphotog's Avatar
    I am going on three weeks with the Passport. It has almost taken the place of my iPad, and I say almost because I have a couple of apps that I use and have a lot of data in them that are only available in iOS. I still use a desktop quite a bit, so it has not changed that, except I grab the Passport now for just about all my email where before I went to the desktop before. I rarely use a laptop, when I have needed one I grabbed the iPad. I would expect to use the Passport for that now. I have a Bluetooth keyboard that I will use with the Passport. So it has not taken the place of everything, but it is a universal device I have.
    01-02-16 11:14 PM
  14. CpE CKS's Avatar
    ...I'm surfing Google maps, inputting on a spreadsheet and composing a doc concurrently...

    "I don't think that word means what you think it means."
    What spreadsheet app do you use? I have an excel file that I can't open using docs to go because it's full of inter-sheet formulas. Thanks

    Peculiar Odd Weird Efficient Robust. My BlackBerry is POWERful
    01-03-16 01:28 AM
  15. Bogdan Tudor Dan's Avatar
    I guess it depends on what your needs are.

    For some, a laptop can never really be replaced right - it's not like you can be taking notes on lecture slides quick enough on a phone using thumbed typing in school or writing your thesis on your phone.

    I'm sure you can write a novel or blog on your phone but I'm going to guess students who need to write long essays won't be using a phone to do it.


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    For me is better to take notes on my BlackBerry than on my PC. Every time I use the PC (or a laptop) for writing I miss my BlackBerry Z10 keyboard. It is much faster. Btw, I have a question for the BlackBerry Passport users :
    How is the auto correct on the space key on the when you use a passport? On my Z10 I have auto correct on the space key and swiping on the space key is for the use of the written word.

    About replacing the laptop with a BlackBerry Passport, for me the only things I can not use on a smartphone are the mechanical design and robot simulation softwares like Catia, Fides, Robcad, Process Simulate etc... for all the rest I only need a BlackBerry.

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    01-03-16 01:56 AM
  16. mousii's Avatar
    I would say that having a passport will cut down dramatically usage of your laptop and tablet. The I don't know if I would say that you will never want to be in front of a laptop but you can definitely live without one

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    01-03-16 10:02 PM
  17. BoyTanggol's Avatar
    How is the auto correct on the space key on the when you use a passport? On my Z10 I have auto correct on the space key and swiping on the space key is for the use of the written word.

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    The same with passport. Space bar will be auto correct and you can swipe up from middle keys to bypass auto correct.

    The virtual keyboard is divided on three word suggestions. By middle keys, I mean any physical keyboard keys beneath the middle (second) word suggestion.

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    01-04-16 01:07 AM
  18. quizm's Avatar
    Better if the passport were a slider. I would need a bigger screen.

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    01-04-16 07:34 AM
  19. co4nd's Avatar
    If you were able to replace your laptop with a Passport then you probably didn't really need a laptop in the first place.
    01-04-16 07:52 AM
  20. conbrio29's Avatar
    If you were able to replace your laptop with a Passport then you probably didn't really need a laptop in the first place.
    Or you got a laptop before the Passport was even invented.

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    01-04-16 08:02 AM
  21. LoneStarRed's Avatar
    What spreadsheet app do you use? I have an excel file that I can't open using docs to go because it's full of inter-sheet formulas. Thanks

    Peculiar Odd Weird Efficient Robust. My BlackBerry is POWERful
    Docs To Go. Android edition. Premium. It's more robust than the BlackBerry 10 version. Why? Dunno.

    "I don't think that word means what you think it means."
    01-04-16 01:53 PM
  22. LoneStarRed's Avatar
    If you were able to replace your laptop with a Passport then you probably didn't really need a laptop in the first place.
    Now you've lost me.

    "I don't think that word means what you think it means."
    01-04-16 01:54 PM
  23. LoneStarRed's Avatar
    Better if the passport were a slider. I would need a bigger screen.

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    And better still if it had an ice cream maker attached as well. Everything is better with ice cream.

    "I don't think that word means what you think it means."
    01-04-16 01:56 PM
  24. anon(2313227)'s Avatar
    And better still if it had an ice cream maker attached as well. Everything is better with ice cream.

    "I don't think that word means what you think it means."
    Throw in a couple of strips of bacon too.
    01-04-16 03:44 PM
  25. deadcowboy's Avatar
    If you were able to replace your laptop with a Passport then you probably didn't really need a laptop in the first place.
    definitely true in most cases, but I must say that I almost enjoy managing emails on my Passport more than on my laptop.

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    01-04-16 04:17 PM
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