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  1. kvndoom's Avatar
    I just woke up to... "Priv"? Yikes that's a bad name. Won't stop me from getting the phone, but whoever thought of that one (much less whoever approved it) should be unemployed for life.

    There really wasn't anything wrong with "Venice." If they thought Priv sounds "hip" in any way shape or form...
    MO3iusONE likes this.
    09-23-15 10:31 PM
  2. Benjamin Black's Avatar
    I just woke up to... "Priv"? Yikes that's a bad name. Won't stop me from getting the phone, but whoever thought of that one (much less whoever approved it) should be unemployed for life.

    There really wasn't anything wrong with "Venice." If they thought Priv sounds "hip" in any way shape or form...
    My guess is they wanted a name that communicates clearly why someone might want to buy the phone so they wanted the words secure or private to be there in some manner

    Posted via BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition
    09-23-15 10:35 PM
  3. TheBirdDog's Avatar
    Lol-I see what you did there but it still could be said differently on each side of the pond. haha
    As long as it makes sense on whichever side of the pond you're on...

    As a Canadian, it was the "Zed 10" and "Zed 30" while most Americans will disagree.

    "Priv" really makes me cringe a little. However, if that really IS the name, and they DO eventually release a Silver Edition, I will smile from the inside BECAUSE of the name. In fact, I believe I've just found my criteria for buying the device and I'm going to hold out until it happens. Fool me once with the SE Passport that I can't justify buying already having the original... Not this time Chen... Not this time...
    brookie229 likes this.
    09-23-15 10:40 PM
  4. theboogeyman's Avatar
    No one is going to even know what to call this thing. What a complete disaster.
    I do not see the problem because no one is going to buy it anyway like all other devices so far
    09-23-15 10:42 PM
  5. Uzi's Avatar
    Now officially named 'priv' in CB forums..
    09-23-15 10:45 PM
  6. ToniCipriani's Avatar
    Another theory: The Venice hardware team got the news about their dismissal early, so they gave it a terrible name to flop it.
    AzN_KnIGHT, FF22 and SmileDahling like this.
    09-23-15 10:49 PM
  7. AzN_KnIGHT's Avatar
    another theory: The venice hardware team got the news about their dismissal early, so they gave it a terrible name to flop it.
    i believe it!
    09-23-15 11:13 PM
  8. dannykavs's Avatar
    Just call it the BlackBerry HIV. Infecting you with android viruses....ok bye

    Posted via CB10
    09-23-15 11:13 PM
  9. jhimmel's Avatar
    Best name I saw so far was from KAM1138.
    BlackBerry "Taint".
    Used in a sentence - "At least it Taint a Priv" lol.
    Anyway, we did get a good fun thread out of the new name, so there's that. :-)
    09-23-15 11:26 PM
  10. Ment's Avatar
    Its all a grand plan when they debut the silver Priv SE.
    dejanh likes this.
    09-23-15 11:29 PM
  11. z10Jobe's Avatar
    Leap was bad. Priv is worse. Ugh!

    Posted via CB10
    09-23-15 11:32 PM
  12. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    It's basically a built in advertisement for BES.

    The phone only gets you 'Priv'

    You need to buy BES to get the 'acy'.

    Posted via CB10
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    09-23-15 11:34 PM
  13. nhanken's Avatar
    Some morons actually got to be on the payroll for coming up with this amazing name???

    To BB or not to BBBBBB...?
    09-23-15 11:37 PM
  14. yhamaie's Avatar
    In the absence of official confirmation nor denial, the world is buzzing about https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...lackberry+priv .
    09-23-15 11:44 PM
  15. coalesce99's Avatar
    Obviously the name is stupid. I don't know why, but it brings to mind when Nintendo changed "Dolphin" to "GameCube." Also when Windows Longhorn became Vista.
    09-23-15 11:54 PM
  16. Skatophilia's Avatar
    It's not the worst name I've heard. Sure ppl may make fun of it but once someone tries it I'm sure it will change their mind!



    Posted via CB10
    09-23-15 11:56 PM
  17. matt4pack's Avatar
    Yeah it sounds stupid but so did Wii and iPad at first.

    Peak was my choice. I think they should stick to something more simple.


    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    MO3iusONE likes this.
    09-24-15 12:08 AM
  18. FF22's Avatar
    Flush .... Down the drain that fast - amazing.
    09-24-15 12:25 AM
  19. FF22's Avatar
    Some morons actually got to be on the payroll for coming up with this amazing name???

    To BB or not to BBBBBB...?
    Yup. Probably the Apple payroll!!!
    09-24-15 12:26 AM
  20. carlosc2492's Avatar
    So they deleted the thread I created about the priv.

    So dc2000 was correct. The marketing date was the 23rd because they would release the official name.

    http://n4bb.com/blackberry-venice-of...ackberry-priv/

    "Weve reached out to a couple of contacts ourselves and have confirmed this will be the official name BlackBerry goes with"

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    09-24-15 12:28 AM
  21. dejanh's Avatar
    A beautiful girl named Gladys is still beautiful.


    Posted via CB10
    Yeah, but you'll have trouble saying her name and it will always be a bit awkward between you too.

    Posted via CB10
    09-24-15 12:32 AM
  22. southlander's Avatar
    A Playbook is actually a business term. Playbook is a writeup of a business strategy and plan.
    Of course it is. I "got" that on day 1. But there were endless reviews that criticized the name for the reason I stated. The device was sold to consumers in places like Best Buy. Consumers didn't get it.
    09-24-15 12:33 AM
  23. dejanh's Avatar
    Its all a grand plan when they debut the silver Priv SE.
    I see what you did there.

    Posted via CB10
    09-24-15 12:33 AM
  24. buwee's Avatar
    Lets be honest here... "Priv" is still better than "Avenger"
    LMAO but so true!
    09-24-15 12:47 AM
  25. dusanvn's Avatar
    PRIV = Public Relation Is Vital, which indicates their new slogan.

    Posted via CB10/BB PP SE.
    09-24-15 12:49 AM
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