chocowii, 09 Jul 2014Why would you bring out such a blocky phone in 2014? Maybe because every. single. other. ... moreWell said brother iam. Really having trouble attending a phone call with these smartphones. While that's its primary job
Now we should expect a triangle screen from Nokia ? Damn,these brands should just face they're gone from the market,it's not their time anymore,stop with bullshit
FDL, 09 Jul 2014Sony Z Ultra has better viewing than this.Sony Z Ultra is a phablet so no wonder.
Shawn, 09 Jul 2014All your points are great, except you're a little naive. You think other manufacturer's haven'... moreDo people fit the Note 1/2/3 in their pockets? Then based on the screen size, this will be about the same width, maybe a tiny bit wider than a Note. Plus I'm sure they will have a holster for this device.
chocowii, 09 Jul 2014Why would you bring out such a blocky phone in 2014?
Maybe because every. single. other. ... moreAll your points are great, except you're a little naive. You think other manufacturer's haven't thought of this before? There's good reason to pass over a rectangular form-factor. It's a phone that you will be carrying in your pocket. Pockets are not very big and are also not square, they're rectangular. This is why the 16:9 form factor (exact ratios aside) works for a phone.
You're also forgetting that this is not a new concept. The rectangular touch-screen device has already been released and they're called tablets. These devices are not meant to be carried around like a phone (in the pocket) and have bigger screens to work with. All Blackberry is doing is making a tiny tablet that you can't fit into your pocket. Almost seems like a poor gimmick to me. But time will tell.
Why would you bring out such a blocky phone in 2014?
Maybe because every. single. other. smartphone manufacturer is making the exact same rectangle with rounded corners. Maybe BlackBerry is actually re-thinking the design of the smartphone rather than just releasing another copy of what everyone else has already done.
Smart phones are getting boring. We've gone from innovation to imitation and gimmicks. We've actually bought into devices that are useless at their primary task of communicating, and great at tasks that are better served by other products (such as watching videos, playing games etc).
I, too was confused when I first saw this device - as it doesn't fit the mould. But the more I see and read about it, the more I want to try it.
Think about it - less zooming in and around to view attachments. A generous screen with crystal clear resolution (1440p!!!). No more battery life issues (the Passport is rumoured to feature a 3400mAh battery). A physical keyboard with touch sensitivity. One of the best operating systems around (BlackBerry 10 is simply fantastic).
BlackBerry is breaking new ground here. It takes guys to do that in a world that applauds those who conform. I for one will give this device a go, and judge it on it's merits. I care little for the approval of the masses, and far more for what this device can do to make the little things in life more efficient.
Ironically, it seems BlackBerry is the only one thinking different
The premium is back. Ok, at least sony is no longer alone, a bb top noth is back to complement top notch sony. Else, you got to be contented with pedestrian korean phone ot antiquated american branded overpriced.
Anonymous, 09 Jul 2014Here you go http://www.blackberrys.com/Fits-At-Blackberrys.htmlHahahah lol. Nice move.
Alej, 09 Jul 2014But the question is... will the company support it's platform? updates please. Well, since the BlackBerry OS is used of course only on BlackBerries, then probably yes.
It is either iOS or Android, period. No point wasting time with WP8, Blackberry, some other shit like Amazon fire dan lain lain.
FDL, 09 Jul 2014Sony Z Ultra has better viewing than this.Sony z lol why you looking at blackberry if you have Sony
Shots, 09 Jul 2014while i love what you said.. (gifted with big hands myself) i think its silly to expect this p... moreSorry man, But I said 'Similar kind of Pricing'. I dont expect passport in 15k.
Z10 is a good option for 15k, according to specs and other competing handsets in the market. Similarly for the Passport, somehwere near 35k will be a good price point, a compelling one for creating interest and good sales.
But the question is... will the company support it's platform? updates please.
gurum, 09 Jul 2014Gifted with Huge hands I can easily use this phone One-Handed.... No problem at all. I use Not... morewhile i love what you said.. (gifted with big hands myself) i think its silly to expect this phone to be priced at 15000 bro.. this phone's got 3gb RAM, 32gb storage, a quad-core processor, ICONIC design.. its an insult to ask foor the phone to be priced at 15..
i wouldnt want them to touch the 40k tag.. around 37 with deals and cash backs.. bringing it down to 34-35 would be awesome.. this because i dont want bb to cross 29,999 for the Q20 classic.
I actually counted the number of characters on a line :) 57 on a Nexus 5, not worth the extra 3 for such a ridiculous device imo
If you don't like it, another option from LG's VU line was available.
Well I'm a techie for a large network and have to say I dont think this will work. Unstable/unusable OS along with a shape and size that is clunky, ungainly and unpocketable. No wonder Blackberry is failing.