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  1. sportline's Avatar
    I currently use BlackBerry passport and xperia tablet. Couldn't be better.

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    10-23-14 06:37 AM
  2. kfh227's Avatar
    (2) Lenovo is not going to buy Blackberry. PERIOD. The Canadian government will not allow the sale to a Chinese company.

    Lenovo might be a bridge that Blackberrry needs to use to get BB10 sales started in China. Either through a Lenovo branded phone or through their distribution system, or some other means.
    10-23-14 08:20 AM
  3. mikeycollins13's Avatar
    The calendar bug is a pain. It appears to have come along in OS 10.3, as it never appeared in earlier releases, and it will hopefully be fixed quickly.
    It can be solved, though. Go to: Settings > Date and Time, and change your time zone; then, change it back.
    This fixes the issue (although, I agree, it should have been weeded out prior to the 10.3 release; I would imagine 10.3.1 will fix it, as 10.3.0 was rushed to market for the Passport launch-- issues in launch OS's are common, and iOS 8 had issues, too).

    The Lenovo rumors are just that... rumors. They could turn out to be true, but honestly, I don't think that they will. John Chen has said previously that he isn't looking to sell the company. We'll see how it goes. When the company was temporarily up for sale last year, Lenovo's offer was blocked for security reasons; so, even if the rumors are true, and Lenovo made a bid AND BlackBerry accepted, that still doesn't mean it will go through.

    I wouldn't worry too much about your second point. The first one is a legitimate complaint, but at least for me, it isn't a deal breaker for an entire OS/Platform/Phone, especially considering it's easy to fix, only present on the first iteration of 10.3.0--an iteration that was rushed out-- and that a major branch of the OS, 10.3.1 is set to release in less than a month. Realistically, 10.3.1 is the OS you want to be waiting for. Most BlackBerry devices aren't even getting 10.3.0-- it's kind of like an intermediate step, not unlike how iOS 8 was quickly replaced by 8.1

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    I think John Chen would puke if he knew his team had led such a disgraceful and sloppy bug out.

    You want to be a business users Phone and you go shunt all their appointments with a bug? You think that audience EVER wants here the word 'go to settings and' - no. They just throw the device back in their tech departments face and say "get me something that works."

    No second chances with clientele. Blackberry need to up their game.
    10-23-14 04:36 PM
  4. ceckland's Avatar
    I think John Chen would puke if he knew his team had led such a disgraceful and sloppy bug out.

    You want to be a business users Phone and you go shunt all their appointments with a bug? You think that audience EVER wants here the word 'go to settings and' - no. They just throw the device back in their tech departments face and say "get me something that works."

    No second chances with clientele. Blackberry need to up their game.
    I'm sure he is upset, yes. It's not good, but the fact of the matter is that software is complex, multifaceted, and OS releases are often accompanied by bugs that slip through the cracks. My point was not that this bug is okay, but that there is almost never an OS release that "just works," to the extent that it doesn't have a single bug-- it's quite possible that there never has been a first release of a major OS branch that was 100% completely bug free. I have no doubt it will be corrected soon.

    It's upsetting, and we all hope it gets fixed; I don't think anyone was saying "it's okay." But, if there's a workaround, helping people find it in the meantime can only help. I think the OP would rather deal with a workaround than deal with a host of incorrect appointment times. If they'd like to switch platforms as a result, that's fine, too.


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    10-23-14 05:09 PM
  5. slagman5's Avatar
    Perhaps, but at least I'm not locked into Link for my media. And Link runs better on my machines than iTunes ever did. TBH, Link is better now than when it started.

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    I don't know what he's smoking, but itunes is not better than ANYTHING...

    ?Posted without the aid of AutoCorrect with my physical keyboard via CB10
    10-23-14 05:30 PM
  6. Lightower's Avatar
    OMG, itunes is horrible! I've used that garbage for years and still hate using it with my ipads...which I'm planning to replace if I find a better option.

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    10-23-14 05:40 PM
  7. RubberChicken76's Avatar
    And even then, the fate of BB10 would not be clear. Why buy BBRY and get rid of one of its biggest assets?
    Exactly. It's worrying about an unverified assumption that might happen in the event that an unverified rumour happens.

    :-)

    There are dozens of rumours of "someone" buying BlackBerry, including Lenovo several times before. Until someone says, "Company A and Company B have reached an agreement", it's not worth worrying about.

    To me, it's almost like worrying if I should walk outside because there's a risk that a meteor might strike the earth.
    10-23-14 05:48 PM
  8. Lightower's Avatar
    A good fit would be ibm.

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    10-23-14 05:54 PM
  9. anon(5818411)'s Avatar
    A good fit would be ibm.

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    IBM would be amazing but they are already in a huge partnership with Apple.

    Microsoft would be the best "if" they kept BB10 and worked around QNX structure for there next Gen products /software. Imagine Microsoft services (except. Internet Explorer and bing) on BB10.

    But in reality , Microsoft would scrap BlackBerry and keep patents.

    I'm hoping for a big partnership at least. I just have no idea what BlackBerry has to offer for a big partnership.

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    10-23-14 06:14 PM
  10. slagman5's Avatar
    OMG, itunes is horrible! I've used that garbage for years and still hate using it with my ipads...which I'm planning to replace if I find a better option.

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    Give a look at media monkey. :-)

    ?Posted without the aid of AutoCorrect with my physical keyboard via CB10
    10-23-14 06:29 PM
  11. TheScionicMan's Avatar
    A good fit would be ibm.

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    I'm not so sure that would be a good bet.

    IBM Books Massive Miss, Pays $1.5 Billion To Get Rid Of Chip Division - Forbes
    10-23-14 07:52 PM
  12. bakron1's Avatar
    I bought and iPhone 6 on launch day and after a week and putting up with allot of bugs, I took the device back and got a refund. I decided that the passport was a better buy for the money.

    Posted from my lovely passport on T Mobile USA
    10-23-14 08:05 PM
  13. Lightower's Avatar
    Worse or better. Hadn't tried it

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    10-23-14 09:56 PM
  14. thomascgty's Avatar
    As others have already mentioned, you have to decide for yourself if you can live without those i-Stuffs.

    On Lenovo buying Blackberry, I doubt it. With the PRC's current political system, Canada may block it again for security reasons. If Lenovo succeeds in buying BlackBerry, then I might move to a different brand.
    10-23-14 10:11 PM
  15. New_Z10's Avatar
    The Canadian government would not permit the sale to the Chinese.

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    10-23-14 10:26 PM
  16. sorinv's Avatar
    If you have an iPad and a Passport you would have the best of both worlds.

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    If you have a Passport, you do not need a tablet...not even a notebook, unless you want to watch movies on airCanada rouge.


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    10-23-14 11:29 PM
  17. STS14B's Avatar
    Being in the stock business myself first of all if something makes money it would be sold to the highest bidder. However I do agree that blackberry has been receiving a lot of canadian government support and with chinese hacker groups running amok neither the us nor canada would allow a chinese company to take over blackberry

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    10-24-14 03:34 AM
  18. anon(5061193)'s Avatar
    Just got the email from Amazon.... Passport is coming on Tuesday!!!!!!!!! Whooo Hoooo
    10-24-14 08:07 AM
  19. DocGo's Avatar
    I have the Passport as my main phone and an iPhone 6 as a backup/camera phone. I love the PP but I think the iP6 camera is still better in that it focuses faster and takes pictures faster.

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    10-24-14 06:32 PM
  20. oneinfiniteloop's Avatar
    Thank you all for the great replies. The time zones are set correctly on both Google Calendar and on my Passport but the problem does persist. The only fix i found was as some have mentioned; changing the timezone to a different one than you set and setting back to the correct one. But this needs to happen every time the device reboots. Which is annoying especially since I have seen my Blackberry do random Reboots.

    As on the issue of Lenovo and BlackBerry. As already mentioned by banjany, John Chen did the same thing with Sybase.
    Sybase was in a similiar position as BlackBerry is in today. Maybe Lenovo just buys the Hardware division of BlackBerry, turning BlackBerry into a service only company. This the canadian government cannot stop.
    John Chen sold Sybase after 50+ quarters (10+ years) of solid quarter over quarter growth - he has already said that if a suitor is ready to pay over $100 for Blackberry's stock he may make a call. This shows that today John Chen places Blackberry's value at about 50 Billion dollars - clearly he is not in the business of "flipping" businesses for cheap.

    If at all there will be some kind of deal to bring Lenovo/Blackberry devices into China - John Chen is visiting China next week to explore the possibilities.
    10-24-14 06:52 PM
  21. Jonard Bais's Avatar
    I am using apple products like macbook pro,ipad. But its a different story with iphone..i just dont like the it. I am more productive with a blackberry than an iphone. I have tried it several times to try iphone but after 2 weeks to 1 mos. Im kinda missing BlackBerry, so it always turns out selling my iphone for the #workwide BlackBerry. Your decision to switch to BlackBerry is a wise decision.

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    10-24-14 08:16 PM
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