Does it make sense to buy this phone? I really like it but confused because of app scarcity and fear of being obsolete soon. Pls advice, I don't change phones frequently, so will keep for at least 3 years if purchased.
BlackBerry Passport Video Calling:
The following Video calling apps work on BlackBerry Passport with software version BlackBerry 10.3.2.2639
1) WeChat BlackBerry native app (can be downloaded from BlackBerry world) can be used to call WeChat on android phone or...
2) Zoom cloud meetings native app can be used to call Zoom cloud meetings android app on android phone or...
3) Free Video Calls and chat by Mail.Ru group (can be downloaded from google play store if your phone is already installed with patched "Cobalt" Google play services & patched play store, if not search in Internet for cobalt method or download this app to pc & transfer to phone and install) android app can be used to call same app on other phone(surprisingly it does not need any patching)
4) Oovoo Android App can be used call same app on the other phone (it says that it needs google play services but it worked without patching)
5) Skype android app (works only after patching with Google services patch) can be used call Skype on other phone
Android apps that do not work on BlackBerry 10 even after google play service patching
1) IMO does not work as on date even after patching
2) Google Hangout does not as on date even after patching
3) Viber does not as on date even after patching and the list goes on
For any other info , please read my earlier postings
AnonD-537344, 14 May 2016Just bought a silver edition because battery life is supposed to be very good.. well mine is o... moreHi, some android apk's are causing the battery drain so fast.. I faced this more than 5 times and now I am not using any android program also because of they don't work properly on BB10.. Also you can check the apps that are "running in background" and disable them to run in bckgrnd..
Abhay, 28 Apr 2016Good day everyone. I'm a freelance developer and right now I'm developing a new hub based br... moreVery good Abhay, Look forward for your work. I loved this fone OSI can't switch to any android fone. But BB does not support many taxi app and google map does not work properly. I dont know why BB is not taking it seriously.
Just bought a silver edition because battery life is supposed to be very good.. well mine is only getting about 10 hours per charge, where is this 2 day battery life? Any ideas why it's dying quicker then most people say it does?
No point in buying blackberry nowonwards, as Whats App will no longer be supported on BB Os from December 2016 . What a waste !
prav, 29 Apr 2016Hi,can someone please tell me if Passport has a voice recorder ?Just install Call Recorder app from AppWorld, it not only records calls but also has an in built recorder to record voice and audio clips in various formats.
Other than that you can install Parrot Recorder which of course doesn't record calls but is quite good too.
prav, 29 Apr 2016Hi,can someone please tell me if Passport has a voice recorder ?No but there are apps in BlackBerry World that do voice recordings
matel.mall@facebook., 08 May 2016So sad 32gb memory and 3gb ram 13mp cam with java OS if it was an android it could be a bette... moreIts not a java OS.It runs on BlackBerry10 OS which includes an Android run time.Which means the OS runs Android apps.
So sad 32gb memory and 3gb ram 13mp cam with java OS if it was an android it could be a better phone. Its better to have Brackberry priv or Ascend P8 than a tablet sized java phone!!!
ingabd, 02 May 2016Dear sir you app would be perfect and can replace facebook, twitter, and other social apps wit... moreThe rewriting of "Open Camera" as BlackBerry 10 native app is almost complete, although there are some overheating issues while recording in 4K via the app. Right now I'm working on the overheating issue, I'm gonna name it BerryCam.
About the unified hub based browser, well I still need to sort out some battery consumption issues on it, and due to some odd reason Instagram constantly keeps on logging out. Gotta work upon it some more.
Abhay, 28 Apr 2016Good day everyone.
I'm a freelance developer and right now I'm developing a new hub based br... moreDear sir you app would be perfect and can replace facebook, twitter, and other social apps with single app, and a big plus, native and integrated to hub. Blackberry hub experience is still an unmatched benefit of bb10. It is good to know that blackberry elites out there are doing their best to provide alternative apps for bb10 users.
It has been harsh time with news about facebook and whatsapp. But as I look at blackberry world, there are lot of newly released native apps that suite my needs well, and I bought them (to name a few, these are not very new: ReadItNow, MyAccountant, Browsie Browser, Snap2Share, Talk2Watch, Hub2Watch, Clipman, Spambox, Inst10, and these are new: Quill, Just10, Face10, some ported bangking apps). This is one of reasons why moving to other platform would be a tough time, in case I move to Priv or install android os on my passport in the future. What's the name of your browser?
Some of my friends that use other platforms complained about their whatsapp. They said whatsapp messages wont be accepted unless they open the whatsapp app. This happen after last update. I think this is kind of unprofessional. This is not suitable for fast response messaging. That's why some people still prefer using old text messaging (sms) because it is very reliable and fast.
For voice recording question, yes passport has this. I use Voice Note app from blackberry world for fast note taking.
I still use Z30. it's an edge device for all your needs at the time. newer devices with faster chipsets are only a hoax. Because you don't need more to do more. Maybe better quality camera should be what you wish. other than this my opinion is this way.
honey, 28 Apr 2016this is not good. it is not supported skype appAndroid based Skype app is working stable. it should be working more efficient on Passport because of faster chipset.