1. Aminator's Avatar
    Is there anything we could do to lead BlackBerry not to drop the priv ?
    The BlackBerry priv is perfect to me and i can't imagine changing my phone to another (even if the KEYone is cool).
    So should we start something to let know BlackBerry it's not ok and they might loose users ?
    B L Harris likes this.
    09-26-17 01:36 PM
  2. thurask's Avatar
    Go back in time and buy more?
    bluetroll likes this.
    09-26-17 01:47 PM
  3. conite's Avatar
    Is there anything we could do to lead BlackBerry not to drop the priv ?
    The BlackBerry priv is perfect to me and i can't imagine changing my phone to another (even if the KEYone is cool).
    So should we start something to let know BlackBerry it's not ok and they might loose users ?
    As I'm sure you're aware Blackberry is no longer in the hardware business.

    If you believe it's a form factor that can win, contact TCL. But frankly they would know the sales numbers very well, and are in a better position to decide.

    I personally believe the slider format is gone the way of the dodo.
    09-26-17 03:22 PM
  4. Nicksydney348's Avatar
    Priv is history even though I'm typing this out on one. TCL will decide
    09-26-17 03:23 PM
  5. Aminator's Avatar
    isn't it blackberry that provides software updates ? like the next android software update
    09-26-17 03:29 PM
  6. conite's Avatar
    isn't it blackberry that provides software updates ? like the next android software update
    Yes Blackberry is providing the security patches every month.

    But if your actual question here is why will they not bring Nougat to the Priv, it's because the cost of doing so would be far in excess of any potential loss of licencing revenue if they don't.
    09-26-17 03:32 PM
  7. Aminator's Avatar
    so its BlackBerry that is responsible for the decision not to update the priv to nougat. that's what my question was about
    Last edited by Aminator; 09-26-17 at 04:03 PM.
    09-26-17 03:36 PM
  8. conite's Avatar
    so its BlackBerry that is responsible for the decision not to update the priv to nougat. that's what my question was about
    The Priv is the ONLY one BlackBerry is responsible for.

    For every other BlackBerry Android device, BlackBerry gets paid by the licencees for updates.
    09-26-17 04:55 PM
  9. silverbullet's Avatar
    as much as the form factor is great, companies are in business to make money.

    they don't really care is we are upset especially when there are so few of us BlackBerry users.

    have a look at BlackBerry's market share in the phone business. the last I looked, they didn't even register!

    omg what a shame from a company that practically owned the market.
    09-26-17 06:36 PM
  10. conite's Avatar
    as much as the form factor is great, companies are in business to make money.

    they don't really care is we are upset especially when there are so few of us BlackBerry users.

    have a look at BlackBerry's market share in the phone business. the last I looked, they didn't even register!

    omg what a shame from a company that practically owned the market.
    The market really didn't even exist until Apple and Google came along.
    09-26-17 06:44 PM
  11. glwerry's Avatar
    so its BlackBerry that is responsible for the decision not to update the priv to nougat. that's what my question was about
    I would suggest being more clear in your question, then, please.
    When I read your question I made the conclusion that you were upset that the PRIV wasn't being manufactured any more.

    Incidentally, even thought the PRIV isn't getting Nougat, it will still continue to function just fine for a long period of time. No need to panic.

    I also love the form factor - I had a 9810 Torch about 5 years ago and was VERY excited to see the PRIV come out.
    09-27-17 10:37 AM
  12. bigjman's Avatar
    Yes Blackberry is providing the security patches every month.

    But if your actual question here is why will they not bring Nougat to the Priv, it's because the cost of doing so would be far in excess of any potential loss of licencing revenue if they don't.
    But what would be the actual cost (I'm only asking because I don't know) to provide an update from an os they don't actually develop? If it's testing, being that they already do testing for their monthly patches I'm sure, then how much more work would nougat testing be? I can see the dteks not making sense, but being the Priv is their only in house android device and they do the updates, wouldn't it make sense to keep it current as possible?
    09-27-17 11:46 AM
  13. conite's Avatar
    But what would be the actual cost (I'm only asking because I don't know) to provide an update from an os they don't actually develop? If it's testing, being that they already do testing for their monthly patches I'm sure, then how much more work would nougat testing be? I can see the dteks not making sense, but being the Priv is their only in house android device and they do the updates, wouldn't it make sense to keep it current as possible?
    They would have to work with all of the component manufacturers to obtain and/or develop new drivers for many of the specialised hardware. Then the OS has to be built and tested and supported for some time to come.

    I think BlackBerry sees the two year mark coming for the Priv, and just wants to completely shut down all of its support infrastructure.
    09-27-17 12:00 PM
  14. furieux's Avatar
    money makes the world go 'round
    09-27-17 01:02 PM
  15. bigjman's Avatar
    They would have to work with all of the component manufacturers to obtain and/or develop new drivers for many of the specialised hardware. Then the OS has to be built and tested and supported for some time to come.

    I think BlackBerry sees the two year mark coming for the Priv, and just wants to completely shut down all of its support infrastructure.
    Ah, OK. Thank you.
    09-27-17 05:59 PM

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