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  1. ToniCipriani's Avatar
    Then they should have went with Prix, and maybe add the word Grand in front, and tie it in with the F1 sponsorship for advertising. Their is no way this name ends well. It's like Chen thought that he had to make an Android device to shut up these ***** Android evangelists so he'll do everything he can to sabotage this thing, like he did with Bb10, to kill off handsets once and for all but make it look like he tried.

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    GM might have a problem with that.
    09-24-15 08:34 AM
  2. lnichols's Avatar
    GM might have a problem with that.
    Pontiac is no more, nor do I think that they can claim it would confuse consumers being a car vs Phone. Looks like F1 is trying to Trademark it yet again though.

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    09-24-15 08:40 AM
  3. shorski's Avatar
    Halp! Blaise! Jaydee! Oesman! Thur!

    Plais wer can me gets these blackberry perv....em....praiv?

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    09-24-15 08:41 AM
  4. MusicMtl's Avatar
    Guys, I figured it out! BlackBerry is going to use this as the marketing slogan:

    "The new BlackBerry Priv - it's the sh*t!"



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    ubizmo, ADGrant and Frosty_Power like this.
    09-24-15 08:48 AM
  5. ubizmo's Avatar
    The city codenames should have stuck, they're cool.
    Yeah, but when they run out of cool cities we'd have the BlackBerry Dubuque.
    09-24-15 08:51 AM
  6. AidenSurvival's Avatar
    According to the dictionary, priv means privacy.

    However, in slang terms, adding a y at the end of priv makes "privy."

    So BlackBerry is literally ****ting on themselves with that name.

    Typed on my posh black Classic.
    09-24-15 08:57 AM
  7. ToniCipriani's Avatar
    Pontiac is no more, nor do I think that they can claim it would confuse consumers being a car vs Phone. Looks like F1 is trying to Trademark it yet again though.

    Posted via Z30
    But you mentioned the tie in to racing. And GM still maintains trademarks for defunct brands for merchandising, normal industry practice. If you don't believe me you can do a search on USPTO.
    09-24-15 08:59 AM
  8. lnichols's Avatar
    But you mentioned the tie in to racing. And GM still maintains trademarks for defunct brands for merchandising, normal industry practice. If you don't believe me you can do a search on USPTO.
    Maybe there is time to call it the Grand Priv. Everyone wants a huge toilet.

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    09-24-15 09:12 AM
  9. lnichols's Avatar
    But you mentioned the tie in to racing. And GM still maintains trademarks for defunct brands for merchandising, normal industry practice. If you don't believe me you can do a search on USPTO.
    Also did Ford go after Samsung for the Galaxy name?

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    09-24-15 09:13 AM
  10. RyanGermann's Avatar
    Then they should have went with Prix, and maybe add the word Grand in front, and tie it in with the F1 sponsorship for advertising. Their is no way this name ends well. It's like Chen thought that he had to make an Android device to shut up these ***** Android evangelists so he'll do everything he can to sabotage this thing, like he did with Bb10, to kill off handsets once and for all but make it look like he tried.
    I like Prix. A lot.

    Except that apparently the BlackBerry marketing department is full of them.
    ayngling likes this.
    09-24-15 09:18 AM
  11. Optimus4's Avatar
    Call it lockdown or something. Sweet jebus!

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    09-24-15 09:19 AM
  12. RyanGermann's Avatar
    If I get this and it's called "Priv", I'm going to pronounce it P.R. Four, which is ridiculous but the lesser of three evils.
    It makes me want to per-for-ate my eyeballs having seen "Priv" as the official name.

    Hope they don't build a lot of inventory of the Priv....because they are going to have to write off a sh*t ton of it!!
    THERE'S the silver lining!

    I'll be able to pick up one of these really cheap in BlackBerry's Handset Division Firesale! Remember those really cheap HP Touchpads? I can't wait to pick up my BlackBerry Priv for $200 in January!

    And folks thought they couldn't do worse than Leap.
    At least the word "Leap" has positive aspects to it. "Priv"? Well, given that Android just wipes "Privacy" out of the "BlackBerry Device" equasion, it's hardly even applicable, and as many MANY others have noted, "Priv" is closer to "Privy" i.e. toilet, than it is to "Privacy" (which again just serves to bring attention to the fact that, as an Android device, the users privacy is compromised, not enhanced.) So sad.
    Last edited by RyanGermann; 09-24-15 at 10:08 AM.
    09-24-15 09:20 AM
  13. SparkyBC's Avatar
    Instead of the Priv, call it the Flop
    09-24-15 10:00 AM
  14. anon(870071)'s Avatar
    As long as there will be BlackBerry contacts calendar in this new Android version I will get it but it's def a deal breaker if I can't access any BlackBerry features.

     вιaсĸвεггч Passport SQW100-1 / 10.3.2.2339 Rogers Wireless Posted via CB 
    09-24-15 10:08 AM
  15. London_Call_Me's Avatar
    PR (IV) or Roman 4- Pr4 - Prefour... Prefer - Andriod BB10 your choice or
    PR4- Pre..fourmance - is their some sort of quad processor
    09-24-15 10:11 AM
  16. Kody Holt's Avatar
    howsabout blackberry "pray"? as in pray this is not true.
    pat-wallace likes this.
    09-24-15 10:13 AM
  17. rajarizal's Avatar
    BlackBerry Priv?-new-proton-preve.jpg

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    09-24-15 10:15 AM
  18. Kody Holt's Avatar
    sounds like that's it for the device biz if this is true. so go ahead and bank on clutching your bb10s for a while or otherwise find a new OEM
    09-24-15 10:15 AM
  19. RichardHBB's Avatar
    Also did Ford go after Samsung for the Galaxy name?

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    Nope, because those raggedy old rustbuckets are known as the Ford "Galaxie"

    Richard
    09-24-15 10:18 AM
  20. bobshine's Avatar
    Not sure what to think of the name. The way it's pronounced, it sounds horrible... sounds like perv.

    But on paper, it looks cool and would probably look cool on marketing material

    "Priv"
    "PRIV"




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    09-24-15 10:18 AM
  21. yhamaie's Avatar
    Elsewhere in the world . . .

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/kerryfly...mazon-success/

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    09-24-15 10:19 AM
  22. smis's Avatar
    I prefer "Iphone Killa" or "Resurrection" better than "whatchamacallit".
    09-24-15 10:19 AM
  23. pat-wallace's Avatar
    that immediately what i found too, does marketing not use the google machine at all? dumbfounded
    09-24-15 10:41 AM
  24. MC_A_DOT's Avatar
    I prefer "Iphone Killa" or "Resurrection" better than "whatchamacallit".
    I want whatever this guy is smoking.
    JanuarJaguar likes this.
    09-24-15 10:43 AM
  25. ubizmo's Avatar
    Elsewhere in the world . . .

    Forbes Welcome
    Smart move. If BlackBerry Android fails, they have a backup business plan: manscaping!
    09-24-15 10:59 AM
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