1. spacemanZ10's Avatar
    I know this would never happen (yet) imagine being able to buy your phone, OS free (as we currently can sim free) then buy the OS of your choice?
    I would probably go passport with IOS seeing as BB10 is disappearing!
    (bb10 first choice).

    Swiped on my beautiful Passport!
    02-06-16 04:16 AM
  2. kvndoom's Avatar
    That cannot work because each OS vendor would have to write custom drivers for that specific device, and be able to provide customer support. Having that level of cooperation between Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Blackberry is nigh impossible.
    02-06-16 06:09 AM
  3. spacemanZ10's Avatar
    I agree probably Never happen, but if it did....

    Swiped on my beautiful Passport!
    02-06-16 10:20 AM
  4. hobgoblin1961's Avatar
    I agree probably Never happen, but if it did....

    Swiped on my beautiful Passport!
    may M$ can help you out
    a device like the old DOS with x286 processor and a floppy drive to change between M$-DOS and DR-DOS....
    definitely worth a try if NET-BSD would be ported to run such device.

    Posted via -Classic SQC100-1 / 10.3.++
    02-06-16 11:48 AM
  5. nevertoofar's Avatar
    Would be a beyond great idea!

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    02-06-16 12:30 PM
  6. Troy Tiscareno's Avatar
    It works for Windows and Linux on the desktop because desktops have a lot less limitation on storage space, so they can ship the install with huge databases of drivers. It's a lot harder to do that with mobile, and even harder when you aren't running the primary supported OS (Linux/Android), which is the OS that manufacturers provide drivers for. If you run another OS (iOS, BB10, etc.), you have to pay to have drivers written for every hardware component you want to support. That gets expensive quickly...
    02-06-16 12:48 PM
  7. IndianTiwari's Avatar
    I know this would never happen (yet) imagine being able to buy your phone, OS free (as we currently can sim free) then buy the OS of your choice?
    I would probably go passport with IOS seeing as BB10 is disappearing!
    (bb10 first choice).

    Swiped on my beautiful Passport!
    What a great concept if at all it happens. Height of customer centricity !! Buy any device and put OS of your choice!!! If I had this option I will go for the Priv blended with OS10. I am using the Priv now but always miss the OS10.

     Passport SE on Etisalat 4G Network propelled by 10.3.2.2876
    02-07-16 08:08 AM
  8. spacemanZ10's Avatar
    What a great concept if at all it happens. Height of customer centricity !! Buy any device and put OS of your choice!!! If I had this option I will go for the Priv blended with OS10. I am using the Priv now but always miss the OS10.

     Passport SE on Etisalat 4G Network propelled by 10.3.2.2876
    Exactly, I know it probably not going to happen soon, just a thought, but 30 years ago smartphones would have been a pipe dream! Thanks for joining in.

    Swiped on my beautiful Passport!
    IndianTiwari likes this.
    02-07-16 03:36 PM
  9. chalx's Avatar
    There was such a project from FIC (first international computer), but it seems they never progressed from first batch of devices

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    02-07-16 04:12 PM
  10. GP540's Avatar
    Hypervisor?


    LOL

    In Squircle I Trust
    02-08-16 02:33 AM
  11. valer466's Avatar
    Whatever happened to html5 apps?

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    02-08-16 11:24 AM
  12. thurask's Avatar
    Project Ara would be a better option; same OS, different parts.
    kvndoom likes this.
    02-08-16 11:44 AM
  13. Elephant_Canyon's Avatar
    Whatever happened to html5 apps?
    They're universally of mediocre to terrible quality.
    02-08-16 12:38 PM
  14. kvndoom's Avatar
    Project Ara would be a better option; same OS, different parts.
    Yes I would MUCH rather have that kind of choice. A phone that would theoretically never go obsolete because you update it instead of replace it? Sign me up!

    BlackBerry Classic non-camera, Cricket Wireless
    02-08-16 12:57 PM
  15. thurask's Avatar
    Yes I would MUCH rather have that kind of choice. A phone that would theoretically never go obsolete because you update it instead of replace it? Sign me up!

    BlackBerry Classic non-camera, Cricket Wireless
    Exactly.

    All the satisfaction of building your own PC, but on a phone.
    02-08-16 01:02 PM
  16. Cozz4ever's Avatar
    Whatever happened to html5 apps?

    Posted via CB10
    The 3M approach hasn't lived too well. Not as easy as some claimed to be. (3M= Three musketeers, all for one and one for all)

    Posted via CB10
    02-08-16 01:15 PM
  17. co4nd's Avatar
    That cannot work because each OS vendor would have to write custom drivers for that specific device, and be able to provide customer support. Having that level of cooperation between Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Blackberry is nigh impossible.
    The money is in the hardware, unless like google you produce revenue via adds and information.
    02-08-16 02:32 PM
  18. TheBirdDog's Avatar
    The money is in the hardware, unless like google you produce revenue via adds and information.
    Well, this whole concept requires quite a paradigm shift. And that would also include things working very differently from "like Google". If that shift would occur, the money would be in the software as people would pay for the best software available. Google is the obstacle giving the software for "free" and it ends up being more than good enough for most people, completely unaware of what they are actually trading in exchange.

    It's all a fantasy. I'd love for it to be true but until people realize that you get what you pay for, everyone is going to keep wanting it all for free. Google for President of the World.
    02-08-16 02:55 PM
  19. TheBirdDog's Avatar
    Here's an experiment for how well that could work:

    What would happen if BlackBerry DID bring BB10 to the Playbook... only for a fee. How many users would pay a subscription fee to use it? How about a one time fee of $99? Would anyone do it?
    02-08-16 02:59 PM
  20. Troy Tiscareno's Avatar
    How about a one-time fee of $499? Because that's about what it would cost BB, given that, at most, 100,000 people would be remotely interested in this. You'd still probably be limited to 2 active frames too, due to the lack of RAM. How many takers?
    02-08-16 05:12 PM
  21. co4nd's Avatar
    Here's an experiment for how well that could work:

    What would happen if BlackBerry DID bring BB10 to the Playbook... only for a fee. How many users would pay a subscription fee to use it? How about a one time fee of $99? Would anyone do it?
    I wouldn't pay $99 to update the OS of a 4 year old tablet with no App support.
    Last edited by co4nd; 02-09-16 at 07:01 AM.
    02-08-16 06:30 PM
  22. TheBirdDog's Avatar
    I wouldn't pay $99 to update a the OS of a 4 year old tablet with no App support.
    "App" doesn't need to be capitalized. However, it's fitting that you gave it one. And most people wouldn't pay either. They wouldn't pay anything for their OS when they can get it somewhere else for free. THAT is the problem.

    Most people see no value in the OS - they just want apps. And, there is the problem with the premise of this thread.
    02-09-16 12:14 AM

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