Problem 1: when I get off the phone and take it away from my ear the screen doesn't turn back on. I have to press the lock button so that the screen turns back on so that I can end the call.
Phone Model: BB Passport
Type of proximity sensor : light sensing (small sensor is located LHS of in-call speaker)
Solution: by keeping the phone vertical and away from the ear / no obstruction to sensor, makes it turns on. However if the phone is changed to horizontal before it becomes on (i.e the screen flat surface is parallel to earth), the problem is occurring. (Further observation: the probability of problem to happen in vertical position is less than 1% and in horizontal position more than 70%)
Problem 2: The phone stopped ringing! Checked and double-checked all Notification settings, even did a reboot but nope, phone will not ring for an incoming call!
Solution: An additional fresh reboot (2nd Reboot) finally fixed it. The solution is proved repeatedly (even the problem may getting initiated by first reboot)
However the phone never hanged in few months , requiring reboot like android
Chris, 16 Mar 2016I have a Passport. It's everything you want need and more!! Only problem for me is its too he... moreI have a question if u can inform me, does the blackberry OS works in the same way like android OS. Can i install viber aplication for exemple or another aplication in android platform. An does the mobile have like android application store. Thnx
I have a Passport. It's everything you want need and more!! Only problem for me is its too heavy and too wide to fit in most of my pockets so it's always left in the car!
Excuse my question.. It's probably been answered in many ways
So, now in the present time, March 2016, is it everyone's opinion that the Passport is still a valid option when for buying?? I'd pickup the SE....? Still costs a pretty penny. Last year, BB claimed a few more handsets would be released in 2016...?
Not an Priv fan, it'snot quite a BB in my eyes. Having google invade everything is not my idea of privacy.
Just for the record, I used to buy every new BlackBerry model before the Passport arrived. Since then I haven't been tempted to change, The unusually wide screen and dual keyboard makes this unique for writing text, as well its other strengths, powerful battery, and so on.I might only be tempted if blackBerry made a passport with only a virtual keyboard, increasing the viewing area. But until that time, I'm happy.
Geoff Adams (UK).
How much memory does the Passport's OS (pre installed apps included) take from the 32GB internal storage?
How much is left, out of the 32GB internal storage out of the box?
The best phone I have ever had. Great, professional, new format, with great touch sensitive hardware keyboard. Works well in different languages, wide screen is great for communicating. Battery life excellent. A lot great Blackberry apps. Plus works with Android apps but with not the same security options as you can have with Blackberry apps. Great quality built handset, looks great and elite.
sk1608, 04 Mar 2016Thank you bill. But it is on the whats app website. I am getting my SE anyway .. i just love i... moreBy the way sk its not shit ...nobody cares if and wat u buy if somebody asked fr some opinion its better to reply with the right answer. By the way s edition is a good choice .good luck
Planning to get one though im confused between SQW100-1 and SQW100-4, what is the real difference between the two? any help anyone?
bil, 03 Mar 2016For all those guys confused yes WhatsApp can also be added via snap or playstore but remember ... moreThank you bill. But it is on the whats app website. I am getting my SE anyway .. i just love it too much & don't mind giving the android shit..
For all those guys confused yes WhatsApp can also be added via snap or playstore but remember u r not going to get any updates,even if u do get they will be with regards to android version and not Bb 10 in other words not for Bb security.so the choice is urs .also there is no official announcement from blackberry
Passport SE, 24 Feb 2016Have the Passport SE and this is one serious productivity phone. Full metal frame that just lo... moreHow is the camera ? Have you heard of whats app withdrawing its services from bb10 & higher devices end of 2016, will it stop on the SE too ?? HeLP
MAXVB1972, 03 Mar 2016Yes.whatsup is native BlackBerry app.As i asked earlier. whats app is ending its services to blackberry bb 10 devices end of this year, will it stop working on the SE too ?? please help!!!
Since whats app just announced it is going to discontinue whats app on bb 10 devices,end of 2016,do you think it will stop on the Silver Edition too ?? i desperately want this phone. what other option will be left with if it stops working ? But then any android app can work on the passport of what I've heard. I am very confused . Can someone HELP!
Anni, 02 Mar 2016can we install whats up on it ??Yes.whatsup is native BlackBerry app.