09-25-15 09:25 AM
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  1. pomidor's Avatar
    If one is to assume that "Priv" should be pronounced in the same way as the beginning of the word 'Privacy', then there are two things to consider: In US/Canada the word is pronounced differently than in UK:

    privacy Pronunciation in English

    People from other english-speaking countries will pick pronunciation A or B, I figure.

    The third thing to consider is that most of the non-english-speaking parts of the world, which use Latin alphabet, are going to pronounce "priv" as "preev".

    I think that BB is just effin with everybody, and this will not be the actual name of the phone. Probably a marketing stunt....or somebody in Waterloo Ontario is smoking way too much krak.

    Think about it. RIM's original name was supposed to be Mega Mail (or something like that). That would have been a silly name, but it never became the official name.

    And look how many Priv threads are in this forum already. The marketing buzz is working, I think.
    09-24-15 12:40 PM
  2. cmdrkeen86's Avatar
    I've decided that if they keep the name I am just going to keep calling it Venice. Priv sounds too close to prig and I feel foolish trying to pronounce Priv.
    09-24-15 12:46 PM
  3. Uzi's Avatar
    Yep Venice or slider for me MUCH better
    09-24-15 12:47 PM
  4. anon4226395's Avatar
    pr(eee)ve as in sleeve
    priv as in give
    priv as in cried

    good marketing buzz though
    09-24-15 12:49 PM
  5. pomidor's Avatar
    For the sake of having a name to call this phone by, on this forum, I agree that we should stick to Venice/Slider, and ignore that other name.
    09-24-15 12:51 PM
  6. ToniCipriani's Avatar
    My guess it rhymes with "deprive".
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    09-24-15 01:07 PM
  7. yhamaie's Avatar
    There is a Japanese magazine for classy ladies ''priv.'' pronounced [praiv].

    The largest Japanese cosmetics manufacturer Shiseido has an outlet ''Priv.'' pronounced [praiv].

    Pronunciation of "Priv"-img_20150924_093523.png

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    09-24-15 01:24 PM
  8. -Puck-'s Avatar
    I've been pronouncing Priv as in "give".

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    09-24-15 01:27 PM
  9. RDZONE99's Avatar
    I been saying 'preev' but I doubt it that much it will be the official name.

    Just pass some of that crack!

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    09-24-15 01:42 PM
  10. ryu physique's Avatar
    Z or zed? Lol

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    09-24-15 02:44 PM
  11. Joao Oliveira's Avatar
    I've been pronouncing Priv as in "give".

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    That's how "google translator" says it if you activate voice dictation
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    09-24-15 02:53 PM
  12. Grabber5.0's Avatar
    I refuse to say it out loud.
    09-24-15 03:56 PM
  13. astrodan13's Avatar
    The name that shall not be spoken

    Rocking a Z30 on Verizon
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    09-24-15 04:14 PM
  14. Omar Alsahli's Avatar
    People may have different ways of pronouncing it, but almost everyone universally dislikes it -_-
    09-24-15 05:54 PM
  15. RyanGermann's Avatar
    I've decided that if they keep the name I am just going to keep calling it Venice. Priv sounds too close to prig and I feel foolish trying to pronounce Priv.
    I'm calling it "The BlackBerry Slider". It's completely unambiguous as to what you're talking about. If I walk into a store and the thing actually DOES go by... the name that must not be spoken... I can still say to the staff "Do you have the BlackBerry Slider in stock?" and they'll know exactly what I mean.
    09-24-15 06:02 PM
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    09-24-15 06:02 PM
  17. anon3230140's Avatar
    To-may-to or to-mah-to? Not like I care tho.

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    09-24-15 06:07 PM
  18. tp2386's Avatar
    That fact that it can be pronounced in like 4 different ways tells you all you need to know about this ridiculous name.
    09-24-15 06:14 PM
  19. FirstBerry101's Avatar
    The phone which must not be named.

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    09-24-15 06:36 PM
  20. zyad's Avatar
    The phone that must not be named and the beast with two backs

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    09-24-15 06:45 PM
  21. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    I'm calling it "The BlackBerry Slider". It's completely unambiguous as to what you're talking about. If I walk into a store and the thing actually DOES go by... the name that must not be spoken... I can still say to the staff "Do you have the BlackBerry Slider in stock?" and they'll know exactly what I mean.
    I imagine this is exactly what will happen.

    Isn't that what most teachers tell their students? If you're unsure about the spelling or grammar, rephrase it entirely.

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    09-24-15 06:48 PM
  22. GTVictor's Avatar
    People may have different ways of pronouncing it, but almost everyone universally dislikes it -_-
    Good to know my mind's already been made up for me.
    09-24-15 06:49 PM
  23. anon9347040's Avatar
    The fact that there has to be a discussion over the pronunciation of "Priv" proves that "Priv" is a stupid name. Whoever the phone namer is at BlackBerry needs a Macho Man Savage elbow from the top rope.
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    09-24-15 06:55 PM
  24. anon3230140's Avatar
    The fact that there has to be a discussion over the pronunciation of "Priv" proves that "Priv" is a stupid name. Whoever the phone namer is at BlackBerry needs a Macho Man Savage elbow from the top rope.
    Dude.. that's cold. But, mad funny. Nice one. Lol



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    09-24-15 07:16 PM
  25. evodevo69's Avatar
    It's pronounced "pre" as in "preview"

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    09-24-15 08:00 PM
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