Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Aug 2014 09:24 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Via CrackBerry:

It would seem as though the floodgates have REALLY opened up on the BlackBerry Passport and the device is popping up all over the place. This time around, to go along with the typical photos of the device, mobilenet.cz has given the BlackBerry Passport a look in a 28 minute long video, along with putting its camera and video camera to the test.

Almost 28 minutes of Passport goodness - in Czech, which you may not understand. However, even without knowledge of the Czech language, that's still 28 minutes of Passport goodness. I really, really want this device.

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Pricing is key
by Sparrowhawk on Thu 28th Aug 2014 12:44 UTC
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Member since:
2005-07-11

The Passport has really grown on me since launch, although I won't be buying one - I'll stick to my Z10 and backup Q5.

BlackBerry's BB10 track record has not been great on the at-launch pricing front, except perhaps the Z3. I hope they don't pitch this too high and that it does well. BB10 really deserves to be a success, it's a really lovely OS from both a technical and user perspective.

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RE: Pricing is key
by mikeanderson on Thu 28th Aug 2014 14:52 UTC in reply to "Pricing is key"
mikeanderson Member since:
2014-08-22

The keyboard is apparently fantastic in use. I miss plastic...

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RE[2]: Pricing is key
by Sparrowhawk on Thu 28th Aug 2014 14:58 UTC in reply to "RE: Pricing is key"
Sparrowhawk Member since:
2005-07-11

Yeah, I'm keen to get my hands on one to see whether it's as good as it looks.

But I still think that for me the Z10 form factor is perfect.

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N900++
by ebasconp on Thu 28th Aug 2014 15:19 UTC
ebasconp
Member since:
2006-05-09

I think this phone would be the honorable successor of my N900 (RIP). I know, the Passport is not as tweakable as the N900, but it has a very nice multitasking OS.

Let's wait BlackBerry to survive with these new phones and with the Z10, Z30, Q10 [I have read very nice reviews on them too].

If you can afford one, Thom, please review it as soon as it will get into your hands! ;)

Edited 2014-08-28 15:24 UTC

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RE: N900++
by XenonXZ on Thu 28th Aug 2014 19:08 UTC in reply to "N900++"
XenonXZ Member since:
2011-05-25

Love my N900, it is my work phone, my main phone is a Z30.

I honestly don't believe that anything thus far would be an honourable replacement for when my N900 dies, I just love the way I can mess with it, IE: show me a phone where I can put swap space on the sdcard rather than the internal mmc without any hacking, or replacing the kernel with a custom one etc etc.

Blackberry is cool, I love it, yes it multitasks (kind of) but I wish I could mess with it more.

But hey. I'm part of a very small percentage of phone users...

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First Smart Phone
by Earl Colby pottinger on Thu 28th Aug 2014 21:33 UTC
Earl Colby pottinger
Member since:
2005-07-06

I have never owned more than a basic TRAC phone which I use in the USA. However, I live in Ontario, Canada where it does not work and there is no other cheap phone pay-as-you-go available.

Due to a major life change I now need to buy a smart phone to carry with me at all times.

The reason a smart phone, is not only do I need to call 911 when needed but I would like to replace my net-book with something else that I can also play around with code on.

Would the Black Berry make a good first phone to buy when I have never owned or used a smart phone before.

Note: I am using a friend as a guide, they bought an Iphone first and were loving it, but over time they found the limitations that made it easy to use and prevented you from messing up stuff was holding them back.

She since moved to Android, but lately found that some app was draining their battery but could not identify which one. (Yes, I would delete them all and add they ten at a time and then narrow it down.).

Then people at her work place complain about their Windows phones but I can't tell if that is a real problem or they expect too much, IE The complete Windows 8 on the phone.



So what do you think, should I go Black Berry for my first smart phone? After-all I am Canadian.

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RE: First Smart Phone
by warhoon on Fri 29th Aug 2014 01:52 UTC in reply to "First Smart Phone"
warhoon Member since:
2006-11-19

I think a BlackBerry is an excellent choice for a first smart phone. I've had an iPhone, Android and Windows Phone prior to getting a BlackBerry Z10. Thet all have their individual strengths and weaknesses, but if you are not to dependant on apps, then a BlackBerry, imho, is a great choice. You are also able to install Android apps as well, not 100% will run (those depending on Google Services) but most will.

Of all the different smart phones I have had over the years, I so far like my BlackBerry the most. The overall experience is very good, and I'd like to add, my own personal preference. So, take it for what it is ;)

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RE[2]: First Smart Phone
by Earl Colby pottinger on Fri 29th Aug 2014 14:24 UTC in reply to "RE: First Smart Phone"
Earl Colby pottinger Member since:
2005-07-06

Thank you for the reply.

I was already leaning that way, and since I must get a phone I would like to see why the Black Berry was liked so much with so little advertising.

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