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  1. wincyUt's Avatar
    A surprising look at the ongoing polling by CB shows that more people are sold on or might give Priv a chance. For the record, I have always said that "CB sampling data" may not be totally representative of the "target" population and as result anyone can subjectively argue that the sampling data may be skewed.

    That said, I am sold on Priv because (a) I'm biased and any device made BlackBerry is ok by me (b) my "better half" likes BB phones but is getting fed up with the app constraints, so I want to replace her Z30 with Priv and (c) the keyboard will make interchanging use between PP and Priv seamless.

    Just curious to hear other people's reasons for being sold on Priv by BlackBerry.
    10-02-15 08:30 AM
  2. ToniCipriani's Avatar
    Because hypervisor.




    NO, NO, WAIT, I MEAN'T SLIDER, SLIDER!
    10-02-15 08:40 AM
  3. Razuberi's Avatar
    Why am I sold on the Priv?

    I think there are two main reasons why I will chose the Priv over any other phone out there today.

    My first point is a no-brainer. I live sliders. Nobody out there build slider devices but BlackBerry. So yeah, I will buy a BlackBerry.
    The second reasons is the OS. I know, some people here will kill me for this, but I prefer Android over BB10. If I try to name the things I love on BB10, then it's the Hub, Picture Password and the way how the camera app does panorama pictures. Well. The third one is a bit odd, but I think they found a really simple way to do this panorama stuff.
    About Android I love the Widgets. Hell, I'm missing widgets so bad on BB10. I miss to build up my homescreen on a monthly basis, I miss trying out new launchers, I miss the opportunity to personalise my phone.
    BlackBerry will give me Hub, Picture Password and their expertise in privacy and security stuff on an Android device. So, I don't think about it twice, I will pre order my Priv by BlackBerry as soon as possible here in Germany.

    Posted via CB10
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    10-02-15 08:49 AM
  4. Uzi's Avatar
    Slider!
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    10-02-15 08:52 AM
  5. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    New 'toy' (not tool--just kidding)? Been a year since the Passport? Exploration: What else would I buy that would provide the same level of 'unknown'?

    Posted via CB10
    10-02-15 08:59 AM
  6. donnation's Avatar
    New 'toy' (not tool--just kidding)? Been a year since the Passport? Exploration: What else would I buy that would provide the same level of 'unknown'?

    Posted via CB10
    This. I think pretty much everyone who buys one in here will buy it because they haven't had the opportunity in a while to upgrade to something they felt was worthy of an upgrade since the Z30, if they didn't have any interest in the Passport.
    10-02-15 09:02 AM
  7. keithhackneysmullet's Avatar
    PKB, BlackBerry security, slider

    Posted via CB10
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    10-02-15 09:03 AM
  8. Omar Alsahli's Avatar
    Pretty much the same reasons you mentioned
    It's a Blackberry, I love pkb and I NEED apps!
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    10-02-15 09:04 AM
  9. po10chill's Avatar
    The form factor, I love the slider and Im very happy to see they went back to the Classic 4 row PKB. I liked the passport but I really wished it was a 4 row classic PKB not the 3 row, thats what stopped me from buying that device. Everything about the Priv is awesome so far. I'd probably prefer BB10 on it but if it runs android with the blackberry touches added Im not going to be too picky. If I had one concern about the Priv, it would be the battery life. Every Android phone iv used had horrible battery life. Hopefully Blackberry makes that a thing of the past.
    10-02-15 09:39 AM
  10. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    It's a BlackBerry site.... and the PRIV is the future of BlackBerry. Not like there is ANYTHING else on the roadmap to be excited for.

    A big portion of BB10 devices sold... are approaching the two year mark already. So right now there are a lot of BB10 owner looking for a new device. While the PRIV isn't the all touch upgrade that many here have been wanting... it might be close enough.
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    10-02-15 09:49 AM
  11. crucial bbq's Avatar
    I am not 100% sold on the Priv as of yet but am accepting the idea of an Android powered BlackBerry more and more with each day.

    A big part of it for me is the understanding that Android does not equal Google; that there is an entire community out there of coders, hackers, enthusiasts, and hobbyists who tinker with the real AOSP to the tune of being in the millions. From this, and more so from a truer Linux Android perspective, I know that there will be a segment of this community who will gravitate towards the Priv, find "solutions" to concerns not addressed by BlackBerry, and generally build cool things around it. Outside of the very small handful of individuals who took this hobbyist attitude to BB10, this type of community is foreign to the average BB10/BBOS user.

    The reality is that the typical BlackBerry user is simply interested in consuming what-ever BlackBerry is selling for the most part and puts trust into BlackBerry to develop everything. This other world, XDA for example, opens up an entire new realm that would never be possible with BB10.

    The other big part is that I am buying into Chen's, and Kliedermacher's security vision not only for the Priv but for the future of BlackBerry in general. Yesterday's webinar was pretty cool and I am stoked not only for the Priv but for the future of BlackBerry as a whole.

    Other things to consider are that it will be on Verizon. I am not loyal to Verizon or anything, but just that with my employer discount and being on a family plan they are the cheapest option for me right now. If the Passport and/or SE were at Verizon that is the phone I would likely be buying right now to replace my Z10, but alas, it is not.

    Then there are the little things. Being an Android users should have the ability to install new themes, icons, widgets, and so on. To add, it would be far easier for me to develop my own icons/themes at home for Android than it would for BB10 any day of the week. Not that I would necessarily want to do that but just being something that goes along with my first paragraph; if I wanted to there is an entire hobbyists community out there to help me along; I would not have to rely on any one official channel.

    Barring any new leak of a new BlackBerry, wether BB10 or otherwise, before the launch of the Priv, this is the phone I am most likely to purchase at this point in time.
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    10-02-15 10:23 AM
  12. TheBirdDog's Avatar
    The form factor, I love the slider and Im very happy to see they went back to the Classic 4 row PKB. I liked the passport but I really wished it was a 4 row classic PKB not the 3 row, thats what stopped me from buying that device. Everything about the Priv is awesome so far. I'd probably prefer BB10 on it but if it runs android with the blackberry touches added Im not going to be too picky. If I had one concern about the Priv, it would be the battery life. Every Android phone iv used had horrible battery life. Hopefully Blackberry makes that a thing of the past.
    The 4 row keyboard will make more sense on the Priv as the screen and keyboard are not as seamless as they are on the Passport. Other than that though, the 3 row style keyboard of the Passport has become very comfortable and I find myself typing even faster on it than I do the Classic.

    The same principle applies to the Classic with the Toolbelt in between the keys and the screen, 4 rows works best rather than having to jump the tool belt each time you need to reach a special character.

    The device I would love to see eventually, if it ever happened, would be a reprise of the Q10 with the 3 row keyboard of the Passport. A Passport mini, if you will...
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    10-02-15 10:29 AM
  13. Joao Oliveira's Avatar
    Slider, Physical keyboard and Hub. And althought I've never been a fan of Android, but i'm a bit tired of the still clunky Android runtime. Apps like Viber and Facebook messenger don't interact with hub, so I end up having to jump between apps in BB10 like we do on Android and iOS...
    10-02-15 10:57 AM
  14. TheBirdDog's Avatar
    Slider, Physical keyboard and Hub. And althought I've never been a fan of Android, but i'm a bit tired of the still clunky Android runtime. Apps like Viber and Facebook messenger don't interact with hub, so I end up having to jump between apps in BB10 like we do on Android and iOS...
    The BlackBerry Facebook app needs an update so desperately it's embarrassing.
    10-02-15 11:30 AM
  15. anon(2313227)'s Avatar
    The BlackBerry Facebook app needs an update so desperately it's embarrassing.
    This problem is solved with the PRIV isn't it? BB doesn't have to write their own app for FB anymore.
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    10-02-15 11:33 AM
  16. anon4226395's Avatar
    A surprising look at the ongoing polling by CB shows that more people are sold on or might give Priv a chance. For the record, I have always said that "CB sampling data" may not be totally representative of the "target" population and as result anyone can subjectively argue that the sampling data may be skewed.
    it seems to be negatively skewed... That POLL received 521 views to date and only 21 responded by indicating their price point assuming all their buttons were pushed. That suggests approximated 4% of CB users might purchase.... Incidentally the median price point approx. 550 USD excl tax
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    10-02-15 11:38 AM
  17. Carjackd's Avatar
    It really this simple...I've used BlackBerry devices for 15 years. Their devices changed my life. It has aided my time management skills, it's kept me organized it kept me in contact with family during the blackout in 2003. I love the story of the underdog and want to see them win.

    Change is inevitable...and I love change.

    If this is the last kick at the can for hardware for this Canadian company, we'll I'm going down with the ship (if that's what happens). However I'd prefer to ride off into the sunset with Chen!

    Go Team BlackBerry!! Go Team Priv!

    Canadian  вιaсĸвεггч ᕵαssρσяτ SQW100-1/10.3.2.2639
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    10-02-15 11:49 AM
  18. tufcustomer's Avatar
    Aesthetically good looking, well spec'd, and something new with the slider and such. I have a tendency to alternate OS's between new phones so this fits the bill.

    Posted via CB10
    10-02-15 11:53 AM
  19. mitchy_mitch's Avatar
    Cuz, I can Snapchat

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    10-02-15 12:10 PM
  20. Joao Oliveira's Avatar
    The BlackBerry Facebook app needs an update so desperately it's embarrassing.
    The worst gripe with FB app is that it won't let me having ONLY messages on the Hub, to have messages, I need to have FB notifications aswell wich I don't want, I only want the messages. The 3rd party Facebook messenger doesn't work anymore, and seems that it wont work ever again, so I'm stuck with Android FB messenger, that simply doesn't work in the hub.

    Wich sucks because I talk and do business with a lot of people on FB. I do photo end video work for the general consumer and FB is a great platform for them to reach me easily.
    10-02-15 12:17 PM
  21. skibnik's Avatar
    The form factor! The Torch was/is my favorite BB device of all time, the satisfying "snak" sound it made when you slid it open or closed. Hopefully BB can reproduce this visceral IMHO experience with the Priv.
    10-02-15 12:33 PM
  22. dexter's Avatar
    For me it is the apps. I have a Garmin Vivoactive and i am looking forward to the integration with the Priv. Sideloaded the Garmin Connect app and it does not give full functionality on BB10. Also, since I have kids in school, all the teachers use the Remind app, and the Sideloaded version does not provide enough functionality for me. I will keep my Passport but I am really looking forward to giving the Priv a good run for my money

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    10-02-15 01:01 PM
  23. chaddt's Avatar
    I will more than likely keep trudging along with BB10. There's a reason I use BlackBerry and not android. I tried android for probably about a year and it was horrible. Phone was always going dead because of some background app running. The phone application would sometimes lock up requiring a reboot. The list goes on and on. Cell service is unreliable enough on its own without having the phone add to the unreliability.

    I will probably pick up a Priv for the wife to try out. She currently has a Z30 and has been waiting for a slider. I just wish they would come out with a BB10 slider. I just can't help but feel that if BlackBerry would have invested the resources they have into android into some incentives for app makers to develop for BB10 that they would be better off in the future.

    In the back of my mind I have the feeling none of us will be using BlackBerry in a few years.

    Posted via Classic or maybe the Passport
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    10-02-15 01:14 PM
  24. ayngling's Avatar
    I am sold on the Priv being a good strategy for a broader audience than BB10 (personally I would still prefer BB10), because:

    1) It has the app selection so no one can complain, and 2) it is built and marketed as being "productive" (productivity suite).

    I don't think the keyboard will get people to go out of their way to get it, but it is different enough that bloggers/journalists will write about it, so it will drive awareness, and may get more people to check it out in physical stores.

    I also think the name "BlackBerry" is something a lot of people vaguely remembers as something that was good a long time ago, and coupled with productivity might be interesting to career oriented folks.

    I don't buy the "privacy" thing, most people don't care. I'd rather see a "Priv: the most productive Android phone you can get" oriented campaign.
    10-02-15 01:16 PM
  25. app_Developer's Avatar
    So for me the slider makes a lot of sense. I would like to reply to emails and such without losing half my screen size. So the slider is just a good idea for me. In my case, a portrait slider is more useful than reading my emails in landscape, so I can quickly scan the thread.

    Being able to scroll over the keys just takes this to a whole new level.

    As compared to my old Passport, this phone won't make me deal with the incompatibility frustrations. It should just work with *everything* with no drama like any normal Android phone.
    10-02-15 01:18 PM
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