1. sidneyng's Avatar
    Hi guys,
    Just wondering how many of you are ex Q10 owners who have converted to Passport and how many of you are Passport users who have converted back to Q10?

    Thinking of making the switch.

    Q10 to Classic would not make that much sense since its the same under the hood and I have adapted to living without the tool belt buttons - sure it makes life and navigation better but it's no deal breaker for me.

    Posted via CB10
    12-19-14 11:13 AM
  2. retomex's Avatar
    Why yes of course!

    Look at all the happy campers!

    I had an iPhone 5s for a year, after using a Z10 for 2012. I couldn't be happier to go back to Blackberry. The Passport is amazing!

    My only advise would be to wait for a deal. I got mine with black friday's special.
    12-19-14 11:21 AM
  3. rauly#CB's Avatar
    I am hanging onto my Q10 mainly due to size of handset. Oh and the Q10 works great for me.
    12-22-14 06:56 PM
  4. Krnmc's Avatar
    I'm debating... I have both z10 and q10, currently using Q10 but I bought iphone 6 a month ago used it didn't like it and sold it. And now I'm not sure if I want the classic or the passport.

    I'm leaning towards passport because of the screen size. But I have to see once it comes out for Verizon.

    Classic because for me Q10 is just tad too small for my hand and I think the classic would be the perfect size.



    Posted via CB10
    12-25-14 05:17 PM
  5. BCGrog's Avatar
    I have a Passport for work and my Q10 for personal.

    Love both phones.

    Passport is definitely more productive, to the point I have started leaving my laptop at the office and it rendered my iPad obsolete for what I was using it for professionally. I was able to sell my iPad. So instead of carting around three devices I'm down to two and shifted a lot of tasks to my Passport. I work in civil engineering, technical sales and project management - so you can imagine, my communications needs are at the top of the curve.

    Q10 is a better size for running around doing everything from shopping to geo-caching to meeting up with friends... ie: form factor is friendlier for an active lifestyle and is easier to handle.

    Summary: if you are looking for productivity especially with email, professional communications, working actively with PDFs, Microsoft Office documents, and being able to get things done with one device, get the Passport.

    If an all around personal device is your needs, consider the form factor.

    The screen is brighter, bigger, and brilliant on the Passport and the hardware specs leave the Q10 In the dust.

    But I still love the one handed nature of the smaller Q for day to day fun stuff.

    Hope this helps.

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    12-25-14 06:22 PM
  6. Eakle's Avatar
    I am Q10 owner, love it so much but I start to face the problem of screen size, it is not convenience to read docs like PDF so considering to buy passport when the good deal like black friday comes again.

    Posted via CB10
    12-25-14 07:52 PM
  7. i_Sako's Avatar
    I think it depends on what is the users' level of satisfaction.., if you think you really want the passport, then go for it. Its better than never

    BlackBerry Q10 Manila
    12-25-14 08:37 PM
  8. CarGuy1368's Avatar
    I am not an ex-Passport user nor have I ever touched a Passport, so take my post with a grain of salt.

    Some reasons why I'm sticking with my Q10 are:
    1. It is still 100% functional (if you use an autoloader to get the 10.3 update, it feels like a brand new phone!)
    2. Depending on when, where, and what color, the Passport can be a bit pricey
    3. The Q10 is much more compact and easy to use with one hand

    Some reasons why I've considered the Passport:
    1. The red one is HOT!
    2. The touch sensitive keyboard is something I wish my Q10 had
    3. Fantastic specs and a beautiful screen
    4. Humongous battery

    Posted via the super amazing BlackBerry Q10
    12-25-14 11:35 PM
  9. Lithtech's Avatar
    I'm still rocking my sexy Q10... was gonna get the classic but it's a total letdown to me.

    I'm gonna hang on to the Q10 as long as i can (unless blackberry release a new keyboard series? who knows)
    12-26-14 05:46 PM
  10. smitty1077's Avatar
    Yes I think it's a great upgrade to make. The Passport is a great device and a real upgrade over the Q10.

    Posted from my BlackBerry Z30
    12-26-14 06:37 PM
  11. Amy wineBerry's Avatar
    I have a Passport for work and my Q10 for personal.

    Love both phones.

    Passport is definitely more productive, to the point I have started leaving my laptop at the office and it rendered my iPad obsolete for what I was using it for professionally. I was able to sell my iPad. So instead of carting around three devices I'm down to two and shifted a lot of tasks to my Passport. I work in civil engineering, technical sales and project management - so you can imagine, my communications needs are at the top of the curve.

    Q10 is a better size for running around doing everything from shopping to geo-caching to meeting up with friends... ie: form factor is friendlier for an active lifestyle and is easier to handle.

    Summary: if you are looking for productivity especially with email, professional communications, working actively with PDFs, Microsoft Office documents, and being able to get things done with one device, get the Passport.

    If an all around personal device is your needs, consider the form factor.

    The screen is brighter, bigger, and brilliant on the Passport and the hardware specs leave the Q10 In the dust.

    But I still love the one handed nature of the smaller Q for day to day fun stuff.

    Hope this helps.

    Posted via CB10
    I'll second everything from this post.

    Don't get me wrong, the Q10 is a great device. But I wouldn't opt to have it as one of my main devices again.

    Posted via CB10
    12-28-14 09:36 AM
  12. Peter Johnson4's Avatar
    I have a Passport for work and my Q10 for personal.

    Love both phones.

    Passport is definitely more productive, to the point I have started leaving my laptop at the office and it rendered my iPad obsolete for what I was using it for professionally. I was able to sell my iPad. So instead of carting around three devices I'm down to two and shifted a lot of tasks to my Passport. I work in civil engineering, technical sales and project management - so you can imagine, my communications needs are at the top of the curve.

    Q10 is a better size for running around doing everything from shopping to geo-caching to meeting up with friends... ie: form factor is friendlier for an active lifestyle and is easier to handle.

    Summary: if you are looking for productivity especially with email, professional communications, working actively with PDFs, Microsoft Office documents, and being able to get things done with one device, get the Passport.

    If an all around personal device is your needs, consider the form factor.

    The screen is brighter, bigger, and brilliant on the Passport and the hardware specs leave the Q10 In the dust.

    But I still love the one handed nature of the smaller Q for day to day fun stuff.

    Hope this helps.

    Posted via CB10
    The only reason I went from the Q10 to the Passport was the screen real estate. I need it for apps for the disabled that I use to be functional to their full potential. Otherwise the Q10 is the best smart phone I ever had. I am still keeping it as a backup and if I have to go back to it , it will not feel like a huge compromise.

    It is easier to carry around, slip in your pocket and go. At a third of the price point of the Passport it is a steal for a trusty, reliable communication device.

    Posted via CB10
    12-28-14 03:22 PM
  13. nglfmark's Avatar
    I have a Q10, then bought the Passport. Used the Passport for a few weeks and really was a bit uncomfortable with the size. Great for emails but for calls, it was very awkward. Felt like I was going to drop it all the time. I switched back the the Q10 today and boy how I missed the one handed use and the 4 row KB. Its size is compact and perfect for everyday use. Just good at every task. The battery isn't as good as the Passport but it still last the full day. Anyone in Hong Kong want to buy my Passport, let me know. Q10 is the best device period.

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    Last edited by nglfmark; 12-29-14 at 06:51 PM.
    12-29-14 05:47 AM
  14. Kathrincolyn's Avatar
    Thanks to share informative post.
    12-29-14 06:26 AM
  15. Taigatrommel's Avatar
    I use both phones, the Q10 was bought the day it was available here in Germany, the Passport is now about two months old.

    Each device has its cons and pros. The most major problem I have with the Passport is the size, which is an obvious problem mentioned everywhere. Especially when you are on the go and/or have an active lifestyle, the Passport can be too large for my tastes. The size however brings that screen estate which is really nice, if you happen to do a lot of browsing, reading and editing documents and other stuff which benefit from the increased size and resolution, you'll love the Passport. The 1:1 ratio really shines on the 1440x1440 4.5" screen.
    Keyboard also benefits from the new size, the keys are much wider making typing really comfortable, however I do miss the fourth row, especially the dedicated shift and alt keys. I do have my very own conflicts with that virtual shift-key, which could be much snappier IMO.

    The battery is also a different league compared to the Q, I could never really complain about the Q's battery, but the Passport easily manages a busy day without breaking a sweat and keeps going for busy evening and nights. The Q usually managed that busy day, but it was ready for a charger by then.


    Q10 in the end has a much more convenient size, you can store it in virtually every pocket. For typical communication needs, it is more than enough. Also you don't look ridiculous taking a call with the good old Q and the phone also doesn't draw as much attention as the Passport, which IMO is a good thing.

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    12-29-14 12:43 PM

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