I am baffled by the way people in my country, the uk, don't appreciate the Passport's qualities. What I really like about this site is reading the opinions from other cultures like Asia, where there seem to be many other people who agree with me that this device as innovative and original.
May this GSMarena site run into 1000 pages!
kamallkk, 19 May 2015why worried about 2 apps !! just hit youtube & download the Google Play Store on your Blac... moreI know, and that's what I was trying to say too. To me , the person who asked the question didn't sound as a tweaker, and replied in the assumption that the question was " if google maps and viber works out of the box or not"
Ann Carrie, 16 May 2015Google maps and Viber native does not work well with Blackberry 10, without some tweaking. If ... morewhy worried about 2 apps !! just hit youtube & download the Google Play Store on your Blackberry Passport & enjoy. 99% Android apps will works smooth on any Blackberry 10 device.
I am using Passport for nearly half a year. Since I updated to 10.3.1.1779 I have no issues whatsoever. I used IPhone then Galaxy 3 and 4, tried Windows phone for a month. If you are not looking to play games all day long or watch ytube videos but rather use it for real work, there is nothing that comes even close to the Passport. It is the best business phone at the moment that money can buy
arun, 17 May 2015Phones with 3GB Ram & Internal Memory 64gb is what is expected at the price of latest leap... moreAlas, specification numbers translate to performance in real life, for smartphones. But it is not to be. While admitting Leap a bit underwhelming Passport is a different kind of beast. Where it seems mid-range when it comes to specifications, it beats the competition with unparalleled, yet clever difference in features. Agree that one plus one might seem to value for money till take a look at the user reviews. It is virtually indistinguishable in functions and form from myriad of other droid phones, come with same benefits and faults. Whereas Passport is a totally different and refreshingly fresh take to the whole smartphone experience, with strong leaning on the professional side of the user base. Passport may not sell to to a customer base who mostly looking at a smartphone as a media consumption tool. At the same time it is a respite for the person who wants to organize his/her busy day and to become more productive.
As for your Storm9550 battery, have you checked the availability online?
Phones with 3GB Ram & Internal Memory 64gb is what is expected at the price of latest leap will only make capture better markets in India.One plus one is one phone to my mind with solid technology.
I wish blackberry markets well with larger share & lower profitability in India,which is a highly price conscious & sensitive market.
Further,there is a reduction of Service Centres from two to one only in a largest populated city of India,Kolkata where I stay.
Increase your service centers with better availability of Spares.
My Storm9550 II is now in peak condition & am unable to use because the battery is no more available because of being outdated model in the eyes of your service center at Beckbagan,Kolkata
Anonymous, 14 May 2015Ok,a lot of apps,but here are excactly :Viber and Google Maps questions..:-)lets talk about t... moreGoogle maps and Viber native does not work well with Blackberry 10, without some tweaking. If you are planning to use BlackBerry passport for these two apps exclusively, then don't.
I want to know what other application can use on BB passport ,like viber , instagram , truecaller.
Anonymous, 14 May 2015Ok,a lot of apps,but here are excactly :Viber and Google Maps questions..:-)lets talk about t... moreBlackBerry maps serves as a pretty good replacement for Google maps. Including turn by turn and voice navigation.
viber is available from snap store.
Anonymous, 13 May 2015You won't be able to directly port your applications over, as the Nokia E72 uses the Symbian O... moreOk,a lot of apps,but here are excactly :Viber and Google Maps questions..:-)lets talk about those two app,not about "possibilities" becouse me personaly also need only this two,like a boy that make questions,i can not change whole Group of friends which has a Viber,. i Need only Viber and not other Messenger possibilities,.. At "crackberry" Forum, People write about a lot of Problem with Viber for Passport.Work only sms,or some contacts are not in the contact list,and worst from all no callings!!when phone ring,switch off or Show some information,aboutsomething like not possible ,..etc..in the same time also,some people write totaly opposite -some of them can make a call,.using some vesion,..etc...and i am totaly confused . work,or not?:-(
me , 12 May 2015i used Nokia e72 for 4 years because i adore keyboards .. and i loved this device for the same... moreYou won't be able to directly port your applications over, as the Nokia E72 uses the Symbian OS, whereas the Passport uses Blackberry 10. However, Google Maps is available on Blackberry, and BB10 is somewhat Android compatible (the Amazon App store is preinstalled), so between that and the native BlackBerry store you should find new apps for everything you need.
I am avid user for the past 5 years.I currently possess 7.1 OS 9860 torch 2, which i brought 2 years. I had to upgrade to 10.3.1 awesome blackberry z3. I am planning to buy passport, with all the flagship specs, and awesome performance, as i heard from all my friends who are using PP. I was just now looking for comparisions against this awesome device, against mediocre iphone 6 plus, which is rated by this same platform as 5, whereas PP is rated above 8. So all you people who dont know shit about technology, and apple shitty devices, get some education, and if not then, you can't complain about the things you possibly ever have the know-how about mind-blowing Blackberry devices. I am one of the biggest followers of all things Blackberry.
me , 12 May 2015i used Nokia e72 for 4 years because i adore keyboards .. and i loved this device for the same... moreGooglemaps from android work fine on my Q20 classic and it will run on passport too
i used Nokia e72 for 4 years because i adore keyboards .. and i loved this device for the same cause, but i'm confused between it and samsung ..do you think that i may download any application? ..i need google map a lot as well as the camera .. what's app and viber and sooo ..
android isn't easier ? i need an advice .. cause it's expensive .. i don't want to feel like i waste my money
aads6050, 11 May 2015I Had been hesitant about Buying this, as it costs a hefty buck. when i finally made my Mind a... moreYour comment sums up pretty much what one could experience when coming from another platform. BlackBerry 10 platform's differences offers a bit of challenge, still it gives a hint of familiarity. If I may use an analogy, it is like driving a different car in a country where you must use the wrong side of the road! There are certain aspects when BlackBerry Passport excels. But it also might not be suitable for certain other tasks. At the end everything boils down to what we need to do with a smartphone.
3kgeoff, 10 May 2015 You said something important here, I think. Why have a PC, a tablet, AND a 'phone? One day I... moreI think we are not yet reached that stage PCs can completely be replaced. Especially for design work where a lot of processing power is required, not to mention bigger displays. However I think the utility of tablets are overrated. BlackBerry Passport could be the first step towards a right direction. Yet, the entire concept and implementation of such a phone is simply brilliant - apps gap notwithstanding.