Some of the best applications will stop supporting the BlackBerry OS, like What's up will not work with BB OS starting from 1 Jan 2017
I'd love a replacement Passport with new specifications. Don't care much for many apps. Improve the cameras but I'd stay with OS10.
I've said this before elsewhere. My BlackBerry Passport is like my HP41C calculator. Unique. Efficient. Practical.
san1gj, 05 Aug 2016I am die hard fan of bb os 10 & using bb z10 from long time but now as my z10 motherboard ... moreI do not know if it's helpful, but I have one Passport Silver and an Iphone 6 (also used wife's Lumia). I am constantly going back to my Passport since BB10 OS is simply the best for me (although I am not a gamer or similar). Combo of BB10 with wide screen is simply amazing and once U get used to it, narrower phones seem inadequate. Previously I had q10 and it took me couple of days to get used to the width, but now q10 seem tiny to me.
All in all my only complaint is that some (not critical) android apps do not work properly, but I can live with that.
P.S. It also draws more attention than any other phone; people think it's a Porsche design
I am die hard fan of bb os 10 & using bb z10 from long time but now as my z10 motherboard is dead i am thinking to buy bb passport so wanna know its users review that is it still wise to buy it? As of now even july passed but no news regarding release of bb os 10.3.3. Whats app & fb already have declared that at the end of year they will not continue there support to bb mobiles. A huge app gap. even wanna know camera quality of passport & doed patched apps of google works fine on bb passport?
i want to purchase black berry passport if is interested please let me know.
since i used blackberry passport ... i love it!!!!! but the problem is the apps... if you compare the an ios
Any blackberry passport made with virtual keyboard? please help me then I will buy the passport silver edition.
GB, 25 Jul 2016Will Blackberry (RIM) do something to continue using Whats app? I bought mine last year, still... moreHi guys, WhatsApp runs perfectly fine on BlackBerry 10. It's been loaded up and running it for weeks now and it's bulletproof so go ahead and download it again through BlackBerry world and you should be fine all the best
Bob, 17 Jul 2016This BlackBerry Passport is running BlackBerry 10 OS which Android apps can be installed direc... moreDear bob, my suggestion is better to go with android, as I'm seeing a change towards more difficulties for bb10 if BlackBerry left it like this (if they do something to make it is 100% compatible with android, things may improve like licencing google play services etc)
At present who installed google play services with stable & proven "cobalt method", are able to enjoy both worlds of bb10 and android.
But recently more problems are coming in the form of uber, ola, taxi for sure are unable to integrate to map even after patching. But uber works without patching. Whatsup apk does not work without patch and if we patch, whatsup server does not allow it to work.
Why just an end user we should have this much advanced knowledge to make bb10 phone to work for our need esp urgent conditions, these patched apps may crash e.g you are in middle of journey patched google
Map crashes etc. You should be software maintenance expert to run esp that apps that require google play services.
If want similar form factor, you can opt for LG Vu3 but without physical key board. Unfortunate LG brought it much ahead of society mind set acceptable time. If they reboot Vu series I anticipate to successful. For any further details may please read my earlier posts.
if you're not a gamer fan, yeah i recomend it. battery life, utillity, head turner, great camera and overall a really good phone
Will Blackberry (RIM) do something to continue using Whats app? I bought mine last year, still working perfect.. I was shocked to hear this.
Bob, 17 Jul 2016This BlackBerry Passport is running BlackBerry 10 OS which Android apps can be installed direc... moreSome android apps are running great, some are running decent and some are not running at all on Passport due its screen resolution, display ratio and android runtime version.
Anualwaysme, 06 Jul 2016Can I buy passport in india? Will it be a good idea with recent developments?Yes you can
Blackberry passport is unique, its the best of the best smart phone that ever built, what a shame to stop its OS because I have tried android , windows , and iphones they are not comparable at all to blackberry specially the passport.
This BlackBerry Passport is running BlackBerry 10 OS which Android apps can be installed directly, my question is, does the application running well? Since I've heard that by the end of this year WhatsApp will no longer support BlackBerry 10 OS users, therefore I might consider that maybe we can just install WhatsApp .apk instead of using WhatsApp for BlackBerry 10 OS.
I have a plan of purchasing this handheld to replace my Z10. However with the issues of many applications started not to support BlackBerry 10 OS concerns me a lot.
BlackBerry Priv is another choice, but since it is running Android OS, I'm worried that I might no longer able to use some handy apps which I'm using now on my Z10 (Password Keeper, Notes).
I need suggestions. Please, enlightened me.