1. macterp's Avatar
    would be wonderful to wake up and find out that the bean counters were able to find a way to use the previous Priv set up, with updated guts. and roll out a Priv II that would satisfy and not loose money, with those who really want it able to afford it.
    the_boon likes this.
    07-04-19 10:26 PM
  2. Exedorable's Avatar
    I snagged a Nokia 8 Sirocco from Amazon last week for a few reasons: it was a device I've never tried, I've never done the last-years-flagship thing before, I liked the dimensions, I loved the styling and the look when I first saw it. I've got all the core BlackBerry apps installed thru the cobalt manager (BlackBerry keyboard, launcher, calendar, etc) and I'm loving it. The 5.5" pOled has the same crisp resolution, battery lasts 5-7 hrs screen on time, enjoyable to use w/ 1 hand (just like my beloved priv, and unlike my KEYᵒⁿᵉ) and I'm finally enjoying all the aspects of my phone w/ no issues, from longer Netflix sessions to audio (priv loudspeaker has a bit more depth, but the 24hz dongle is clearly higher quality on the Nokia). The most recent bug on my priv is - Google play updates has an error when checking for updates. 2019 has not been kind to my fav BlackBerry lol
    07-05-19 01:11 AM
  3. nuffznuff's Avatar
    I had a PRIV that died on me, too. Have been using Her Maj's old Galaxy S4 mini for six weeks as a temporary measure. It was OK: it served a purpose, but the light pink case didn't really suit me!

    This week I took delivery of a new Huawei Mate 20 Pro. The colours are very rich, the battery life is superb, the specialist charger fills the battery in next to no time, and it supports wireless charging. The keyboard is supplied by Swiftkey, and I'm getting on with it reasonably well.

    There are drawbacks:
    1) SD card not supported;
    2) a new nano memory card is and it will fit into slot usually available to sim2. 128Gb available from Amazon (exclusively) for GB£ 45.66. OUCH! Luckily, I have 128Gb internal memory, so it's not an issue at the moment;
    3) it uses USB-C. It means I have to use adaptors and buy new cables.
    4) as seems to be the trend these days, no 3.5mm hole. BUT it comes with an adaptor.

    Full spec of phone is Huawei Mate 20 Pro 4G 128GB Dual Sim (Blue). A Google search will help you find a good deal.

    Good luck.
    07-05-19 01:57 PM
  4. the_boon's Avatar
    I had a PRIV that died on me, too. Have been using Her Maj's old Galaxy S4 mini for six weeks as a temporary measure. It was OK: it served a purpose, but the light pink case didn't really suit me!

    This week I took delivery of a new Huawei Mate 20 Pro. The colours are very rich, the battery life is superb, the specialist charger fills the battery in next to no time, and it supports wireless charging. The keyboard is supplied by Swiftkey, and I'm getting on with it reasonably well.

    There are drawbacks:
    1) SD card not supported;
    2) a new nano memory card is and it will fit into slot usually available to sim2. 128Gb available from Amazon (exclusively) for GB£ 45.66. OUCH! Luckily, I have 128Gb internal memory, so it's not an issue at the moment;
    3) it uses USB-C. It means I have to use adaptors and buy new cables.
    4) as seems to be the trend these days, no 3.5mm hole. BUT it comes with an adaptor.

    Full spec of phone is Huawei Mate 20 Pro 4G 128GB Dual Sim (Blue). A Google search will help you find a good deal.

    Good luck.
    You forgot the biggest drawback (since you came from a Priv):

    -No PKB
    07-05-19 03:54 PM
  5. nuffznuff's Avatar
    You forgot the biggest drawback (since you came from a Priv):

    -No PKB
    Quite correct. Swiftkey is no substitute for PKB, but as I can't get a BlackBerry VKB from Google Play Store, I'll have to make do.
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    07-05-19 04:10 PM
  6. the_boon's Avatar
    Quite correct. Swiftkey is no substitute for PKB, but as I can't get a BlackBerry VKB from Google Play Store, I'll have to make do.
    SwiftKey is currently the best VKB option imo, with BB VKB in second place
    07-05-19 04:34 PM
  7. Exedorable's Avatar
    but as I can't get a BlackBerry VKB from Google Play Store, I'll have to make do.
    I've downloaded cobalt's BlackBerry manager on all my phones and ran the vkb from bb, on my LG's, Motos, Huawei, etc. My second fav would be Fleksy, but I've never liked it quite as much. Just Google search BlackBerry apps on android for the link
    nuffznuff likes this.
    07-05-19 11:41 PM
  8. nuffznuff's Avatar
    I've downloaded cobalt's BlackBerry manager on all my phones and ran the vkb from bb, on my LG's, Motos, Huawei, etc. My second fav would be Fleksy, but I've never liked it quite as much. Just Google search BlackBerry apps on android for the link
    I followed your lead and downloaded the Cobalt thing - I feel as if I now have a virtual BlackBerry! I was getting the hang of SwiftKey, but it didn't produce CAPITALS when I long-pressed any key. The downside is that the numeric keys are hidden, but for me the pros outweigh the cons.

    EDIT: I should have said "Thank you very much!"
    Exedorable likes this.
    07-15-19 02:02 PM
  9. Rootbrian's Avatar
    I would suggest factory reset, and if the battery doesn't hold a charge like before, use power/battery saving mode. But that's just me. Could also replace the battery.
    07-16-19 12:42 AM
  10. jgrobertson's Avatar
    I just sold one of my two Privs (one has cracked screen and I still have it). I have been using a Samsung Galaxy S9+ for about a year and performance wise is a big jump from the Priv. Since the Galaxy 11 (or whatever the replacement for 10 is) is about to be released the 9's are getting reasonably priced. Mine has been and is really great.
    Yesterday 09:00 PM
  11. the_boon's Avatar
    I just sold one of my two Privs (one has cracked screen and I still have it). I have been using a Samsung Galaxy S9+ for about a year and performance wise is a big jump from the Priv. Since the Galaxy 11 (or whatever the replacement for 10 is) is about to be released the 9's are getting reasonably priced. Mine has been and is really great.
    A Galaxy S11 wouldn't be released until March of next year.

    I wouldn't say "about to be released"
    Today 09:15 AM
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