Anonymous, 01 Oct 2016The have decided to exit my friend and it officially declared by BB.Well they stop investing in R&D for hardware only, they are still coming out new phones but using Alcatel as their hardware manufacturer while Blackberry remains as the software developer. The new phones will be under Blackberry of course...
I bought the priv 2 weeks ago and I love it . Nothing beats it in design and manufacture the keyboard experience is wonderful . Spec wise its good but the only problem for me is screen on time is not great .
I would like to change from a Q10 to the Priv, but I am wondering if anyone can tell me if the Priv allows the text conversations to be copied in full as for the bbm ones and email them to oneself (showing participants and times of message) for future reference or record of the conversation?
Great design. We are happy for such smartphones with qwerty keypad.
Anonymous, 10 Sep 2016Have always been a BB fan, now I bought the Priv and find it worthless. Battery running out in... moreI have the same issues with Android 5.1.1, but when it update to Marshmallow 6.0, everything changes. Stay with this phone, it is awesome.
Aussie, 25 Sep 2016Hello everyone, I'm interested in buying the Blackberry Priv. But I have no idea where to buy ... moreHi there, I just got blackberry priv from ebay.com (not ebay.com.au) with sales price at US$299.99 + US$30 (shipping fee). But it is the STV100-1 version from AT&T. Totally unlocked, but not work with all LTE band in Australia. I am using Vodafone so it is OK. STV100-1 also support wireless charging.
In Australia, it is STV100-3 version.
About battery time: This depends very much on how you use your phone. I am using it mostly for calls, SMS, E-mails, notepad, a little net browsing (FireFox) and with that I get about 5 hours SOT (Screen On Time). If I dont use it much, stand by time can get pretty good - one week easily (with about 1 or 2 SOT).
Here is little tip for extending your battery life a little: Apps that you use most, choose dark theme (preferably black) since screen is OLED and it will benefit from it.
Keep in mind that if you install apps that run in background you might decrease your battery life significantly.
CPU seems bit slower comparing to competitors for that price tag, but overall I think that is the best phone.
I am using a lot physical keyboard and it is good (tho it could be improved).
Only thing I am really missing is stand by screen (to show clock and some indicators when phone goes in standby/sleep).
Aram1976, 25 Sep 2016Hello, do you have an idea what will happen if blackberry exited the smartphone markets as rum... moreDon't think they will exit the smartphone business, Blackberry CEO John Chen said there will be 2 phones by February 2017...Dtek 50 was one of them and the rumoured Dtek 60 could be release at the start of 2017 or later. Another point why i can't see them exiting is because their Dtek 50 was quite well received by major corporate companies as it's cheap and reliable.
Reason why the Priv didn't do so well like iPhone 6S or the S7 is not because of the hefty pricing of the Priv, but rather Blackberry didn't invest much on marketing unlike Apple and Samsung
Not really sure about how much screen time because i didn't really measured it but on a normal usage let's say 7am to 7pm when i'm out studying, i still left with 25% to 30% of battery life left from a full charge the night before
Hello everyone, I'm interested in buying the Blackberry Priv. But I have no idea where to buy it here in Australia and even online. Any suggestions? Thanks.
Prashant Jasoria, 24 Sep 2016Plz tell me howz the phone. Is it broad enuf like lg phones? I'm planning to buy. Is it worth ... moreThis phone is the most useful phone ever the phone just overheats no matter all updates are done.
Kindly I bought BB priv ( AT&T) in Egypt last week and till now I can not update it to android 6 .
Pls your help .
LeandroCMK, 19 Sep 2016I've been using the Priv and the battery has no issues, not even overheating issues. In fact a... moreHello, do you have an idea what will happen if blackberry exited the smartphone markets as rumors say? By 28 Sep 2016?
Other than that, I feel the phone combine the security of blackberry and the smoothness of a stock Android. What do you think
Machete Santa, 16 Sep 2016Hey everyone, I just bought my PRIV STV100-1 over at Amazon.com for only $349.99! See here:... morePlz tell me howz the phone. Is it broad enuf like lg phones? I'm planning to buy. Is it worth buying?
Machete Santa, 16 Sep 2016Hey everyone, I just bought my PRIV STV100-1 over at Amazon.com for only $349.99!
See here:... moreis 350$ is correct ? I m also fan of BB used 9900,curve,z10,z30 now
where can I get this price ?