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  1. LoneStarRed's Avatar
    My daughter was doing some homework (summer college class). I was looking at a post on CB with pictures of the Passport. I was curious to get a raw impression from her.
    I showed her only one photo of Chen holding the new phone and asked her opinion. I was quite shocked to hear her say: "Wow, that's hot". This is coming from a 17 year old iPhone 5s social butterfly.
    The Passport GRABS people and pulls them in! From there they say "what, that's a BlackBerry? " I expect a big splash and shake up with this device.
    Last edited by LoneStarRed; 06-30-14 at 01:30 AM.
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    06-30-14 12:34 AM
  2. mvpcrossxover's Avatar
    Texan I see. Is she going to attend UT or A&M?

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    06-30-14 12:43 AM
  3. LoneStarRed's Avatar
    Neither I think. We shall see
    06-30-14 12:51 AM
  4. calicocat2010's Avatar
    Awesome! BlackBerry is finally making a good impression to non BlackBerry users.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using CB Forums mobile app
    06-30-14 01:46 AM
  5. Thunderbuck's Avatar
    One opinion is meaningless, but I've shown the pictures to generally non-BlackBerry people and none have been actively hostile. Others expressed curiosity.

    The Passport will definitely get attention, and if BlackBerry executes on the keyboard I think they have a chance.

    Posted from CB10 running on my awesome Z30 2B6927F7
    06-30-14 02:04 AM
  6. II ARROWS's Avatar
    My daughter was doing some homework (summer college class). I was looking at a post on CB with pictures of the Passport. I was curious to get a raw impression from her.
    I showed her only one photo of Chen holding the new phone and asked her opinion. I was quite shocked to hear her say: "Wow, that's hot". This is coming from a 17 year old iPhone 5s social butterfly.
    The Passport GRABS people and pulls them in! From there they say "what, that's a BlackBerry? " I expect a big splash and shake up with this device.
    Did she asked you tu buy it for her?
    Because, one thing is getting attention, another is selling it.

    They could have made a blob shaped phone, it would get attention for sure, but won't sell.
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    06-30-14 04:14 AM
  7. VR6's Avatar
    You sure she wasn't being sarcastic?
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    06-30-14 04:34 AM
  8. tp2386's Avatar
    My wife, who is a businesswoman thinks that it is hideous. It's cool if your teenage daughter was being serious, but like my wife, it's just one person's opinion.
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    06-30-14 04:49 AM
  9. digitalman101's Avatar
    Interesting OP, pretty sure your daughter is one in a million

    I showed the passport to my 16 year old teenager (Moto G user), and unfortunately he was in line with 'wow that is ugly, are you sure it is a phone? '. :/





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    06-30-14 05:06 AM
  10. howarmat's Avatar
    sounds like she watched to much paris hilton...
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    06-30-14 07:23 AM
  11. singhvikas101's Avatar
    For all those who hate the design of passport... I don't think that its a phone which will be liked by everyone;
    Passport will target a different set of people, who mean serious business
    I can say its a "No Stupidity" Phone. (No gloss, no makeup, no curves, just the necessities )
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    06-30-14 07:37 AM
  12. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    I don't know... I like what I've seen of the Passport, but everyone I've showed/shared pics of it initially thought it was a joke (like those ever lengthening 'concepts' of the iPhone 7, 8, 9, 10).

    So... let's hope BlackBerry isn't banking on first impressions.... : /

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    06-30-14 08:03 AM
  13. LoneStarRed's Avatar
    You sure she wasn't being sarcastic?
    Yes I'm sure. I asked her.
    06-30-14 09:21 AM
  14. LoneStarRed's Avatar
    sounds like she watched to much paris hilton...
    Proud to say my girls don't have a high opinion of Paris Hilton in the least.
    06-30-14 09:23 AM
  15. LoneStarRed's Avatar
    Interesting OP, pretty sure your daughter is one in a million

    I showed the passport to my 16 year old teenager (Moto G user), and unfortunately he was in line with 'wow that is ugly, are you sure it is a phone? '. :/





    Posted via CB10
    Well I have considered that I've spent a lifetime trying to teach them critical thinking and to think for themselves. And that in itself makes them a minority unfortunately. It was not always so. And, of course, it was a not at all massive sample of one.
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    06-30-14 09:34 AM
  16. tomsobon's Avatar
    i've shown multiple pictures of the Passport to my friends...
    ... and you dont wanna know what their reaction was...
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    06-30-14 09:49 AM
  17. BergerKing's Avatar
    As a reminder, folks, let's keep it clean, even in jest...
    06-30-14 10:16 AM
  18. Arjun Sahota's Avatar
    16 year old from Toronto, work for the City, executive director @ North America's largest youth led charity, Councillor at United Way- LOVE BlackBerry!


    Only ever used a BlackBerry, only WILL ever use a BlackBerry.

    30+ e-mails from my 7 syncede e-mail accounts, linkedin, Facebook, snapchat, it gets hectic but this Q10 does the job!

    Posted via SQN100-3
    06-30-14 10:19 AM
  19. LoneStarRed's Avatar
    i've shown multiple pictures of the Passport to my friends...
    ... and you dont wanna know what their reaction was...
    It would be interesting to go back to those same people and
    a) get reactions after seeing a BlackBerry ad about the Passport and
    b) show them the handset itself .
    06-30-14 10:47 AM
  20. neoberry99's Avatar
    Yea my 16 year old is a Samsung Zombie. She thinks the Note 3 is the best thing since the invention of the flush toilet. And I have to say....if I could afford it I would have had the Note 3 as a second device but I picked up the Mega instead..

    ? ? ? |MI DB|
    06-30-14 11:38 AM
  21. LoneStarRed's Avatar
    As a reminder, folks, let's keep it clean, even in jest...
    Thank You.
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    06-30-14 12:04 PM
  22. --TommesJay--'s Avatar
    Soooo my fiance is age 25 and went from a 9700 over a 9900 to a Sony Xperia Z2, which she bought 2 months ago. The Sony is in for a warranty repair/replacement for the second time since today and when I showed her the Passport she was like

    "OMG that's hot.....now I regret buying this crappy Sony."

    Noteworthy is she's very into pop/lifestyle/media/celebs. On yet another note, since she has a more sophisticated and exclusive taste, she hates iPhones and Galaxy devices.
    LoneStarRed likes this.
    06-30-14 12:35 PM
  23. guygardner73's Avatar
    My wife, who is a businesswoman thinks that it is hideous. It's cool if your teenage daughter was being serious, but like my wife, it's just one person's opinion.
    I've said it before and I'll say it again, the looks don't matter too much so long as this thing walks the walk, not just talks the talk. It could look like a turd for all I care. If it gets me through the day a little smoother, i'm all over it!

    Z10STL100-2/10.2.1.3175 O2 UK
    06-30-14 04:39 PM
  24. tomsobon's Avatar
    It would be interesting to go back to those same people and
    a) get reactions after seeing a BlackBerry ad about the Passport and
    b) show them the handset itself .
    they sure will see the device after i get my hands on mine
    06-30-14 04:57 PM
  25. red_devil_fan_1999's Avatar
    So teenager opinion is irrelevant and derided when they fawn over androids and iPhone but is considered valid when they say something positive about BlackBerry? Right, gotcha
    06-30-14 09:12 PM
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