It is disappointing to see Blackberry distrusting her hardware and software. There was no need by the Canadian smartphone to switch to other company's OS. Blackberry OS is just ok OS, I have been using it and I have enjoyed it. I have moved up to Blackberry 10 and it is even better. Let alone that this OS is always updated! Blackberry smartphones are really smart there was no need to load them with Lollipops, I do not know from here onwards what are the upcoming Blackberries be known like and be powered with. For me this has been a serious disappointment.
Kiran, 03 Oct 2015Blackberry phones are differentiator from other phones. Should maintain blackberry OS over androidBlackberry should stick to its proprietary operating system which is the actual beauty of this hand set.
I have not checked into flash player but if they are changing over to i5 because it is more secure than I am all for it. just make sure it is on the phone and capable of upgrading with the times. The pdf. reader needs to be secure and upgradable also. as far as my other comments from earlier are concerned I still stand behind those. Processors need to be on par with today's high bandwidth demands and huge software downloads. and maybe a lot of people today care about how many movies or games they can get on their phones but that is not me. I have no time for games. I need a phone that gets the job done fast and secure. I need it to be capable of presenting media and all forms of video mostly for the sake of presentation and sometimes because it is good to help socialize with colleagues but I am not interested in how fast the phone can download the new Avengers movie or some similar title. I think I speak for most everyone when I say don't limit my ablility to download sample or listen to music in all it's shapes forms and sizes. music is a huge motivator for everyone. The best phone should do anything with anyone's music format. I love Pandora but I know a lot of people who prefer a great many other music providers. As far as productivity apps for banking and organization; we all know you can't get enough. BB needs to have a competative amount of financial, productivity, communication and, travel apps. In my opinion the BB is an elite phone for secure business and it should be second to none. This phone is a good bases for that. I would like to see it done with a BB OS and android app synergy of some sort. I would always feel more safe doing my banking on a BB than any other computing device out there. Oh yeah not to sound like a teenager or anything but I still can't stand the name Priv sucks big time Venice what ever but Priv fire the guy who came up with that!
bblover, 02 Oct 2015Does the Priv come with a virtual keyboad in addition to the physical keyboad. Yes ;)
Blackberry lover, 02 Oct 2015Where's the optical trackpad and classic navigation keyskeyboard can be used as trackpad - if that helps.
Blackberry phones are differentiator from other phones. Should maintain blackberry OS over android
BB should bake BB 10 OS on top of Android OS to differentiate BB phones from other android manufacturers
No joke, this is the exact phone I have been waiting for. A flagship phone with amazing specs as well as having a keyboard. I never thought the day would come and I honestly NEVER would have thought it would be my old favorite company making it! So happy about this and I will totally be buying this when it comes out. Now I guess we just all have to play the waiting game. Hopefully it's before Christmas!
Does the Priv come with a virtual keyboad in addition to the physical keyboad.
yash5055, 30 Sep 2015They haven't mentioned about the battery backup. since long years bb is lagging for its batter... moreBB battery lagging?? No way!! I'm on Z30 and the battery is amazing. Passport's battery is phenomenal.
imo, 30 Sep 2015someone who said, it must have adobe flash, he really dont know about flash. so much malware w... moreYou are very uneducated about flash, you repeat the same nonsense you heard here and there.
can't wait to see it.. a "blackberry" with android taste.. hope blackberry will not leave the real blackberry users just to reach the market.
someone who said, it must have adobe flash, he really dont know about flash. so much malware when using flash player, thats why now chrome not support flash, and just for u know, adobe flash player is shutdown. no more update ( discontinued), now webmaster use html5. its more secure.