Guys, after reading mostly Positive comments about this phone and specially since it has a Qwerty Key Board, thinking of going for this model. I am from India, wanted to plz know if easily available in stores and what may be the costing.. Will be thankful for reply plz.. Also, hope WiFi works great on this phone.. Merry Christmas to ALL..
alyan, 21 Dec 2015i have questions ..
if some one can answer about difference between blackberry passport and... moreIf you care to read just couple of pages of comments, you would find the answer.
In short, internally both Silver Edition and 'original Passport' are the same (CPU, RAM, etc), main difference is mostly metallic body of SE (back cover and lid under the front part of the keyboard is silver coloured plastic), different shape of the body (this makes regular Passport cases, and charging stands incompatible with SE), and keyboard on SE is not so stiff (hard to press) like the keyboard on original version.
i have questions ..
if some one can answer about difference between blackberry passport and silver edition ???
I have recently bought blackberry passport without reading any views. it has unique design and some features ,yet it has a lot of disadvantages eg; lack of apps.I am a businessman and like to use technology ! Do you believe you can't download or use uber rider which I used to have on my cell phones.As well as the browser is very bad compared with google chrome. I don't recommend it unless they change their policy and become more open to the world .
Everybody to buy BlackBerry phones for keep alive BlackBerry .i have special place in my heart for BB
Excellent Phone due to the following factors
1. High in call volume (ear piece) & audio quality both for caller & receiver -Excellent
2) Width is 25% higher even over 6" (16:9 ratio ) phone -very wide -reader friendly -Excellent
(Initially it looks awkward , but within a week it is addictive)
3) Solid Audio Quality & my subjective opinion is it is one of the best to my ears , but power may not sufficient to drive high impedance earphones over 32 Ohms -Excellent
4) Excellent form factor, fits into shirt pocket (due to low height of 130 mm)
5) Message Hub is also very user friendly, all type of messages/mails at one place, easy & faster work-productive.
6) Comparable high quality excellent rear camera
7) a) With OS BB10.3 all Android apks can be installed directly from SD Card.
b) For full android like functionality , cobalt Google Account manager, cobalt Google ID, Cobalt Google Services, cobalt Google play store may be installed, now it can be used like any android phone, e.g. Google maps, Google my tracks, GPS Maps, Uber, Taxy For Sure, Ola .etc work flawless.(but patched with patcher) but probably except Dialers, Message apps & Internet browsers as they may not work fully as expected. Apps can be installed directly from play store, if app is not working, extract apk, patch it , uninstall original & install patched.
8) Can be connected to PC as limited Mass storage drive (External SD Card)-Excellent (not like IOS)
9) File can be transferred with any phone through Bluetooth (Not like iphone to apple)
9) Every piece of hardware is high quality / beautiful-Excellent
1) Use of physical key board appears to be hard, touch screen key board may better in same size soft keys
2) Low light performance of front camera is limited
3) As it is a Sq Screen, video may be smaller
4) If price is reduced say to Rs 20000 -25000 range & if marketing done again through
advertisements , it will be sold like hot cake in india
(My purchase was at Rs24300.00 during blackfriday sale at eaby.in with manufacturer warranty)
First time i am unable to point out any more deficiencies of a phone
Gemboy , 10 Dec 2015Hi everyone i want to buy a new phone looking for blackberry . What do you thing is good.?@gem if this is your first BBOS device then see if you can pick up a z10 secondhand. This will familiarise you with OS for very little outlay.
This phone.....really... Really..amazing idk how to describe this phone everything so peefect the speakers omg SK loud and clear and the screen so clear android apps run well on this phone and the keyboard great I mean so great the size and the look is adorable is cool to be deffrent than the others when u hold this phone really buy one and exactly the black one u will enjoy it I did use Ios and android and windows phone and old BlackBerry OS this phone is another story try it u will love it :)
Bluescreen, 18 Dec 2015I'm currently using SurfEasy VPN on my android, I was wondering if it will work on BB passport... moreSorry, but I have no need to use any VPN software on my Passport. From the info I read on Blackberry forums, it seems that Android VPN software is not working (since Android is working inside BB OS), but I do know that Blackberry OS 10 have native support for different type of VPN so it might work without app, but you need to know how to setup it (and it might be a bit of hard work to do).
maxym, 17 Dec 2015What specific VPN software you have in mind?I'm currently using SurfEasy VPN on my android, I was wondering if it will work on BB passport too.
Or would you please tell me if there's any VPN in playstore that will work on BB passport?
Thanks a lot!
Dear BB passport user,
I'm considering to buy this phone in the next few days,
has anyone tried using VPN software from android playstore?
Does it work on this phone? or would you please try install it and tell me how it works?
thanks a lot!
akki, 15 Dec 2015So You mean to say , android apps also can work on this device???Yes, most of the Android apps will work on Passport, although some apps will have difficulties with 1:1 screen ratio. You can install Android app (in APK format) without any additional programs (you can download these from alternative app stores, but be careful as there is a risk of virus infection from these sources). And you can also use PlayStore (there are two methods, Cobalt or Snap), and even gain Google services capability (Cobalt).
Gemboy , 10 Dec 2015Hi everyone i want to buy a new phone looking for blackberry . What do you thing is good.?What about the plastic body somebody told me dat the plastic used us very week anybody tel me
Moxz, 14 Dec 2015I used to install BBM for android at my asus fonepad 8, but it crash / stop working every morn... moreNo one can guarantee you that you will have no problems using any smartphone in any combination of applications (different apps combination might be source of issues), but since BBM is native Blackberry application (so you will not need to install Android Play Store BBM version), it will probably work without any problems.