11-08-15 04:30 PM
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  1. anon(9186565)'s Avatar
    I checked all the tech shops in my city and there are no Privs yet. But they will come even to the shops that never had any BB10 devices. That's good for BlackBerry.

    But even without getting my hands on one, I can say the Priv is too large for me. In said tech shops I tried phones with a similar size... hell, where to put this thing?

    I really like the Priv, I like the design and I'm ok with Android. I hope John Chen had a smaller version of the Priv in his mind when he talked about "other products" on Fox.

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    11-08-15 03:18 AM
  2. AmritD's Avatar
    Funny you posted this, I was about. If the Priv is successful, they should totally do a Priv Mini. Don't skim down on specs or do so as least as possible. Just bring down the screen size to something between 4.7-5 inches. That would be really good.

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    11-08-15 03:35 AM
  3. ajgftw's Avatar
    Funny you posted this, I was about. If the Priv is successful, they should totally do a Priv Mini. Don't skim down on specs or do so as least as possible. Just bring down the screen size to something between 4.7-5 inches. That would be really good.

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    I'm currently using a Sony z3 Compact, so I am totally on board with this concept. Flag ship grade power in a phone that still fits in your pocket with no dramas.
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    11-08-15 03:37 AM
  4. anon(9186565)'s Avatar
    Don't skim down on specs or do so as least as possible. Just bring down the screen size to something between 4.7-5 inches. That would be really good.
    Exactly. I have a Z10 and I don't want to have a much larger device. I carry my phone in my pants all day. It has to be small. I'll keep my Z10 as long as possible or until there is a Priv Mini.


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    11-08-15 04:11 AM
  5. drionescu's Avatar
    I would totally buy that in a heart beat. Really hope they do it.

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    11-08-15 04:32 AM
  6. Mayor McCheese's Avatar
    Company is in no financial situation to release two similarily identical phones only competitively differentiated by a few inches size.

    Unfortunate but realistic

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    11-08-15 04:32 AM
  7. conite's Avatar
    With the slider mechanism, you couldn't get enough battery into a smaller device like that. If you don't compromise on specs, it won't get you through the day.

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    11-08-15 04:58 AM
  8. bmercer94's Avatar
    But a 5.5" screen fits fine in the average pants pocket. Or so I've found with my note 2 and then OnePlus One, so why wouldn't the Priv be the same

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    11-08-15 05:04 AM
  9. Bbnivende's Avatar
    The keyboard on the PRIV is already too small. The keyboard on the Classic is just right. They should designed a phone to fit the Keyboard rather than the reverse. So a mini PRIV will not work.

    A Classic slider with a 4:3 screen and tool bar would work.


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    11-08-15 05:29 AM
  10. SCBoch's Avatar
    I don't understand.. I've seen SO many posts saying that the Priv keyboard is too small and impossible to type on accurately... And now people say they want a mini priv? Boggles my mind...

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    11-08-15 05:31 AM
  11. conite's Avatar
    I don't understand.. I've seen SO many posts saying that the Priv keyboard is too small and impossible to type on accurately... And now people say they want a mini priv? Boggles my mind...

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    You're right.

    The keyboard is as small as you would want it to be (comparable to other pkb other than the Passport). And with a 16:9 screen, the height is pre-determined.

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    11-08-15 05:39 AM
  12. iToya's Avatar
    We have to get everyone and their mom, dad, sister, brother, aunt and dog to get a Priv so BlackBerry can get some traction to bring us variants of the device.

    Posted via my physical or virtual keyboard on the BlackBerry Priv, duh.
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    11-08-15 07:19 AM
  13. Xadion's Avatar
    HP Veer yo

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    11-08-15 09:06 AM
  14. pineapple2607's Avatar
    Mini in landscape mode. I like that

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    11-08-15 09:08 AM
  15. Bbnivende's Avatar
    Mini in landscape mode. I like that

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    That is the worst idea.. Maybe ever.

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    11-08-15 09:18 AM
  16. ajgftw's Avatar
    That is the worst idea.. Maybe ever.

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    <humor>Don't be mean...there has definitely been worse ideas..... And the Motorola milestone was a great phone.</humor>
    11-08-15 09:20 AM
  17. Akamali's Avatar
    Don't worry I think they will release Classic android and passport android and leap android if the PRIV is successful.

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    11-08-15 09:32 AM
  18. HabsSuck's Avatar
    Priv Mini, interesting concept that I'm sure BlackBerry has thought about, I'd like to see a Passport and a Z30 running Android. I played with the Priv on Friday and the keyboard albeit smaller compared to the Bold9900 but slightly larger than the 9780 is fine. I know going to a Passport was weird at first but within a few days the fingers got used to the size and was typing away without any issues. I imagine the VKB will be used as the main driver and the PKB for when typing longer replies/emails.


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    11-08-15 09:34 AM
  19. AmritD's Avatar
    With the slider mechanism, you couldn't get enough battery into a smaller device like that. If you don't compromise on specs, it won't get you through the day.

    PassportSQW100-4/10.3.2.2789
    I didn't quite get the second part of your post. A smaller battery is fine since it will also have a smaller screen.

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    11-08-15 09:46 AM
  20. AmritD's Avatar
    I don't think they would have to make the keyboard any smaller. They don't have to reduce the width that much. I think they can pretty much leave the keyboard untouched on the mini Priv also

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    11-08-15 09:49 AM
  21. conite's Avatar
    I didn't quite get the second part of your post. A smaller battery is fine since it will also have a smaller screen.

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    The screen size isn't the whole story though. You're still processing the same number of pixels, BTW - just with less backlighting.

    The CPU is a giant hog on resources too.

    This is assuming you want to keep all the same specs, which I believe was the original premise.

    Look at the iPhone 6s versus 6s Plus. The larger phone gets substantially better battery life AND higher resolution.

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    11-08-15 09:53 AM
  22. crucial bbq's Avatar
    Exactly. I have a Z10 and I don't want to have a much larger device. I carry my phone in my pants all day. It has to be small. I'll keep my Z10 as long as possible or until there is a Priv Mini.


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    I love the size of my Z10, but would not mind a slightly larger version, either.

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    11-08-15 09:55 AM
  23. ajgftw's Avatar
    The screen size isn't the whole story though. You're still processing the same number of pixels, BTW - just with less backlighting.

    The CPU is a giant hog on resources too.

    This is assuming you want to keep all the same specs, which I believe was the original premise.

    Look at the iPhone 6s versus 6s Plus. The larger phone gets substantially better battery life.

    PassportSQW100-4/10.3.2.2789
    I own a Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, I got my girlfriend a full size Z3.

    We get the same battery life.

    The only differences between the two phones is the screen size and resolution, the battery size, and the z3 has 3gb ram vs the z3c 2gb.

    Otherwise it is exactly the same experience, just smaller.
    11-08-15 09:59 AM
  24. conite's Avatar
    I own a Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, I got my girlfriend a full size Z3.

    We get the same battery life.

    The only differences between the two phones is the screen size and resolution, the battery size, and the z3 has 3gb ram vs the z3c 2gb.

    Otherwise it is exactly the same experience, just smaller.
    It's not a perfect science, I know, but you are driving half the pixels on the Compact. I thought the discussion was keeping the same specs.

    IPhone 6s Plus has 24 hour talk time compared to 14 hrs with the 6s. Most other tasks have the larger phone getting 20% MORE battery life despite the bigger screen.

    Anyway, I was simply making a point to consider.

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    11-08-15 10:06 AM
  25. ajgftw's Avatar
    It's not a perfect science, I know, but you are driving half the pixels on the Compact. I thought the discussion was keeping the same specs.

    IPhone 6s Plus has 24 hour talk time compared to 14 hrs with the 6s. Most other tasks have the larger phone getting 20% MORE battery life despite the bigger screen.

    Anyway, I was simply making a point to consider.

    PassportSQW100-4/10.3.2.2789
    No I totally agree, there's definitely different approaches and they all have their merits, strengths and weaknesses.

    I was simply considering the point you made 😉
    11-08-15 10:12 AM
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