09-24-19 07:35 AM
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  1. owenpye's Avatar
    I've recently ditched the Pixel 3a and gone to the Q10. I do not care how long/short the time I have left where the things I need still work. I'll ride it out!

    In the vain of the "minimalism" trend and more and more folks recognizing the addiction they have to smartphones, I'm surprised more don't grab an older BlackBerry that does the basics well.

    The fact that the app support isn't there, is almost a benefit to a productivity loving Era.

    Food for thought/discussion...

    Posted via CB10
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    09-14-19 11:07 AM
  2. Ragbert's Avatar
    You're preaching to the choir. :-)

    Even though I'm using a Classic now, the Q10 is the perfect size for my hands, has a changeable battery, is light and easy to hold, and I just loved using it. After 5 years of constant use, I wore out the keyboard, or I'd still be holding it now.

    Posted with my Classic, SQC100-3/10.3.3.3204
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    09-14-19 12:24 PM
  3. conite's Avatar
    You're preaching to the choir. :-)

    Even though I'm using a Classic now, the Q10 is the perfect size for my hands, has a changeable battery, is light and easy to hold, and I just loved using it. After 5 years of constant use, I wore out the keyboard, or I'd still be holding it now.

    Posted with my Classic, SQC100-3/10.3.3.3204
    Keyboards are cheap and easy to replace.
    09-14-19 01:17 PM
  4. owenpye's Avatar
    You're preaching to the choir. :-)

    Even though I'm using a Classic now, the Q10 is the perfect size for my hands, has a changeable battery, is light and easy to hold, and I just loved using it. After 5 years of constant use, I wore out the keyboard, or I'd still be holding it now.

    Posted with my Classic, SQC100-3/10.3.3.3204
    I never used a classic. (sprint doesn't support.) I was under the impression more people preferred the Classic over Q10!

    Posted via CB10
    09-14-19 01:44 PM
  5. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    I never used a classic. (sprint doesn't support.) I was under the impression more people preferred the Classic over Q10!

    Posted via CB10
    I’d say the reverse only because the Classic has tool belt hence the name.
    09-14-19 04:29 PM
  6. Ragbert's Avatar
    I do like the tool belt, but it's not an absolute necessity for me.

    I’d say the reverse only because the Classic has tool belt hence the name.
    Posted with my Classic, SQC100-3/10.3.3.3204
    09-14-19 07:48 PM
  7. Ragbert's Avatar
    So they say, but I guess I'm scared I'll break something else in the process. I've watched several videos and people with bigger hands than mine manage to do this. It looks like surgery (another field I'd never consider!). So I'm probably being a big scaredy cat. :-)

    Keyboards are cheap and easy to replace.

    Posted with my Classic, SQC100-3/10.3.3.3204
    09-14-19 07:55 PM
  8. anon(10321802)'s Avatar
    I’m seriously considering a return to the Q10 before the end of the year (before BlackBerry World dies) for this very reason.

    It’s my favorite BB10 device. Compact, powerful, stylish, replaceable battery, easy to repair, and my second favorite keyboard (after the Bold 9900) of all the BlackBerry PKB devices I’ve tried (and I’ve also tried the Q5, Classic, Passport OG, Passport SE, PRIV, KEYone, KEY2 and KEY2 LE).

    I don’t like how addicted I’ve become to my smartphone. I would hang onto an iPhone or Android as a backup and for the few things I do need that BB10 can’t do well (certain business apps, GPS nav, etc.). But my go-to phone only needs to calls, texts, email, and calendars and the Q10 still does that very well.
    09-15-19 06:28 AM
  9. SteinwayTransitCorp's Avatar
    I've recently ditched the Pixel 3a and gone to the Q10. I do not care how long/short the time I have left where the things I need still work. I'll ride it out!

    In the vain of the "minimalism" trend and more and more folks recognizing the addiction they have to smartphones, I'm surprised more don't grab an older BlackBerry that does the basics well.

    The fact that the app support isn't there, is almost a benefit to a productivity loving Era.

    Food for thought/discussion...

    Posted via CB10
    Amen, when I want/need down time I transfer over to my Passport. Great daily driver, but because the apps might open slower or other issues you tend not to keep picking it up.....
    09-15-19 11:02 AM
  10. Bravestar79's Avatar
    I've recently ditched the Pixel 3a and gone to the Q10. I do not care how long/short the time I have left where the things I need still work. I'll ride it out!

    In the vain of the "minimalism" trend and more and more folks recognizing the addiction they have to smartphones, I'm surprised more don't grab an older BlackBerry that does the basics well.

    The fact that the app support isn't there, is almost a benefit to a productivity loving Era.

    Food for thought/discussion...

    Posted via CB10
    I agree with you. The Q10 is a great phone for this purpose. I did this about a year ago and I am contemplating returning to the Q10. It's a simple phone. I love how small it is as well fits into the pocket so easily.
    09-15-19 12:57 PM
  11. Bravestar79's Avatar
    You're preaching to the choir. :-)

    Even though I'm using a Classic now, the Q10 is the perfect size for my hands, has a changeable battery, is light and easy to hold, and I just loved using it. After 5 years of constant use, I wore out the keyboard, or I'd still be holding it now.

    Posted with my Classic, SQC100-3/10.3.3.3204
    I had the classic as well and I actually prefer the q10. It was a very underrated blackberry
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    09-15-19 12:58 PM
  12. z10Jobe's Avatar
    I use my Q10 every day. It just gets the basic things done reliably in a compact device. Don't plan on stopping using it.
    Q10SQN100-1/10.3.3.3216

    Posted via CB10
    09-17-19 09:49 PM
  13. Nicholas Sokach's Avatar
    The masses have stampeded to Apple and others. Its hard to reason with those users, a shame.

    Posted via CB10
    09-17-19 10:15 PM
  14. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    I've recently ditched the Pixel 3a and gone to the Q10. I do not care how long/short the time I have left where the things I need still work. I'll ride it out!

    In the vain of the "minimalism" trend and more and more folks recognizing the addiction they have to smartphones, I'm surprised more don't grab an older BlackBerry that does the basics well.

    The fact that the app support isn't there, is almost a benefit to a productivity loving Era.

    Food for thought/discussion...

    Posted via CB10
    Can’t Android/iOS users either logout from distractions or uninstall/disable apps if users can’t practice self control?
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    09-18-19 06:51 AM
  15. owenpye's Avatar
    Absolutely they can. But if you see how popular things like the lite phone/lite phone 2 are among many minimalists, it just makes you wonder why they don't consider an option like this. Q10 is what $50? These lite phones cost like $200.
    09-18-19 07:00 AM
  16. owenpye's Avatar
    Correction. I just looked. They are $350! And require a $30/mo plan...
    09-18-19 07:03 AM
  17. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    Correction. I just looked. They are $350! And require a $30/mo plan...
    The BB10 infrastructure has been practically dismantled. The BB10 hardware can’t be manufactured since many of the components are now antiquated, so no longer produced. Since BB exited hardware three years ago, it has no incentive to return given the massive resources to be required. It’s simply not feasible.
    09-18-19 07:08 AM
  18. anon(10321802)'s Avatar
    Can’t Android/iOS users either logout from distractions or uninstall/disable apps if users can’t practice self control?
    That’s like asking an opioid addict to keep their pills in a cupboard and not use them.
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    09-18-19 08:13 AM
  19. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    That’s like asking an opioid addict to keep their pills in a cupboard and not use them.
    Not even close
    09-18-19 01:44 PM
  20. anon(10321802)'s Avatar
    Not even close
    The addictive nature of social media, mobile games, etc. is pretty well documented by now.
    owenpye likes this.
    09-18-19 02:00 PM
  21. brookie229's Avatar
    Not even close
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5076301/ . One reason why some are actually trying to abandon smart phones and opting for a simpler experience. In the same vein as gambling addiction, cell phone/app/notification associations can be just as problematic.
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    09-18-19 02:05 PM
  22. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    The addictive nature of social media, mobile games, etc. is pretty well documented by now.
    I live around Opioid Central and opioid addiction with overdose reality is a real problem. BB10 wouldn’t stop a real social media addict. Like calling the original BBOS crack like addiction isn’t seriously the same. Even when people thought vibrations felt without phone turned on.

    It’s like video gamers playing COD thinking experience is like actual war and claiming to suffer the similar effects.
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    09-18-19 02:08 PM
  23. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    I think the "news" that people are going more "minimalism" is more news than reality. Haven't hear anything about Punkt in a long time.

    HMD Global is selling a lot of feature phones... but that's probable more for the low cost hardware and monthly plans, than the desire to flee from social media addiction. That's clear in that they still support 2G networks with them.

    New Nokia 110.... is $20
    Love the 2720 Flip... $100
    Nokia 800 Tough will set you back $120... but it is MIL-STD-810G and it's battery last 43 day s in standby.
    09-18-19 02:39 PM
  24. anon(10321802)'s Avatar
    I think the "news" that people are going more "minimalism" is more news than reality. Haven't hear anything about Punkt in a long time.

    HMD Global is selling a lot of feature phones... but that's probable more for the low cost hardware and monthly plans, than the desire to flee from social media addiction. That's clear in that they still support 2G networks with them.

    New Nokia 110.... is $20
    Love the 2720 Flip... $100
    Nokia 800 Tough will set you back $120... but it is MIL-STD-810G and it's battery last 43 day s in standby.
    I think you underestimate the desire of people to reclaim control of their time and attention.
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    09-18-19 02:52 PM
  25. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    I think you underestimate the desire of people to reclaim control of their time and attention.
    People can do that with existing devices either through previous mentions of not using the apps or just turning off data.

    Not everyone is addicted regardless of definition.
    TgeekB likes this.
    09-18-19 02:57 PM
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