Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Jun 2014 00:52 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

BlackBerry is preparing to release what may be its weirdest smartphone ever. This year it's already launched the Z3, and soon that will be joined by the BlackBerry Classic - an obvious throwback to the company's glory days. But there's another product making its way through the pipeline as well, and it's a lot more blocky. BlackBerry is calling its third phone planned for fiscal year 2015 the Passport. We've never seen anything quite like it, and we'll let you decide whether that's a good or bad thing.

You know what? I kind of like this thing. It's crazy, unconventional, and it certainly has charm. I'm very curious if I will ever manage to get to handle one - I have yet to even see a BlackBerry 10 device to begin with, sadly.

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RE: Full circle
by thegman on Mon 23rd Jun 2014 02:55 UTC in reply to "Full circle"
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I often say that my Android phone is really good at being a small computer, but it really is terrible at being a phone.


This really is it. For a tablet, Android is my first choice, not without reservations, but if I want a keyboard, stylus, other things like AIDE, then it's the only game in town if you want real flexibility. Windows 8 is getting there, but it's still a bit limited. I do vastly prefer Visual Studio to Eclipse though.

For phones though, Android has become my last choice. I don't need flexibility in a smartphone, I need good texting, email, maybe maps, little bit of web. For that I find my BlackBerry Q10 is a class above what I've had before. The OS is nice, but nothing ground breaking, but the hardware, with a QWERTY keyboard is irreplaceable.

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