Hey everyone, I just bought my PRIV STV100-1 over at Amazon.com for only $349.99!
See here: https://www.amazon.com/BlackBerry-STV100-1-Unlocked-Android-Smartphone/dp/B019G4UXH0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1473979277&sr=8-3&keywords=blackberry+priv
Hey Friends..i am seeking to buy this phone still confused for battery issues and android app working please suggest is it good or not please comment ur opinion??
mthakathi , 13 Sep 2016Recently bought the priv, and I'm really not happy with the data usage. it chows data like no... moreGo to Diagnostics in your setting and deselect that. It will limit your data draw substantially. Also follow the instructions below. It seems you are updating your apps whenever.
Anonymous, 14 Sep 2016Pls how did u solve the heating issue cos it's really giving me concern I love the phone it's ... moreGo over in your APP Setting section and select ALL. It seems there is a lots of garbage installed from third party, especially AMZN. That is on mine at Verizon Wireless USA.
Look at the image below.
Go over all the apps, you do not need or deemed not essential to your use. Deselect first the marker "Show Notifications" (below the Force stop)
1. Click on the Force stop button for those apps you dont like to be running. (they will still be in your listings, just out of memory)
2. Click Disable to those you dont need. It will uninstall some and put some to sleep.
Heating problem solved.
Those apps I have in my memory.
Phone runs hot on some tasks as continues map, video and some big downloads, but it cools quickly once you turn those off. Also once you are done with the phone, click on the square button below and clear all the log. It clears the memory.
It seems Snapdragon 808 is throttling with many files in the memory.
Also, go to the settings select More and tap on Cellular Networks/Preferred network type, select only those who are supported by your current wireless provider. Avoid using Global.
AnonD-580298, 04 Sep 2016I had some heating issues, but I solved them quickly, so the phone is working great. Way bette... morePls how did u solve the heating issue cos it's really giving me concern I love the phone it's got s great feel but the heating issue and battery consumption is a discouragement
Recently bought the priv, and I'm really not happy with the data usage. it chows data like no body's business. can someone please help me on how to resolve this very disturbing issue........
Anonymous, 10 Sep 2016Have always been a BB fan, now I bought the Priv and find it worthless. Battery running out in... moreU hav a Faulty phone. If u have warranty u can replace it, explain it to the seller. I don't find ur point in posting it here. For me with 4G and GPS usage it comes 12 hrs. That's v good.
Have always been a BB fan, now I bought the Priv and find it worthless. Battery running out in half a day without bluetooth,wifi or 4G on. Phone heating up all the time. Wish I spent my money another phone. That was my last BB!!
zain, 02 Sep 2016please help.. am not getting android 6.. its showing me its up to date.. now how do i get andr... moreIf your Phone is an At&T unlocked try this link:
How to install Android Marshmallow on your AT&T branded Priv when not using an AT&T SIM
This has been my daily driver for the entire year, I love the software. I love how blackberry has made the priv more and more like bb10 with continuous upgrades to the hub and dtek for security.
I love the keyboard, in fact , I almost never use the vkb unless I'm in a real rush.
The battery is OK. Gets me through the day, il unplug at 6 , do my daily tasks like email , bbm , whatsapp , browsing , YouTube, and then il get home around 6 with about 20-25 percent left.
Play with it until 8 or so and itl be down to 5. That's all I need.
It's made for my needs so all the people slating this device clearly haven't given it a chance to evolve. I can assure you, the priv that launched with lollipop and the one that has marshmallow now is a completely different beast.
It's cool with gaming although on a serious note I'm not one for gaming on my device,
This is such an awesome productivity tool. I don't know why people don't give the priv a chance.
This will be my phone for the next year as well until hopefully a priv 2.0 launches. Then il upgrade hopefully.
I have no problems at all. No heating , no poor battery , no lag etc. It's my 2nd best phone I have owned after my passport. Give it a try , or not. Either way you missing out on being different , on being privileged.
I had some heating issues, but I solved them quickly, so the phone is working great. Way better then the LG G3 junk I had before. On the moderate, to heavy use, the CPU temp has to be around 32-35C, on low to moderate use anywhere from 28-32, on sleeping mode lower then 24C. Keep the phone flat on the face site and it will go to sleep mode. Battery is rarely drained at that position.
zain, 02 Sep 2016please help.. am not getting android 6.. its showing me its up to date.. now how do i get andr... moreThe new Android version will be pushed by your cell service provider. BBRY does only the DTEK, HUB and other above Android layer software, as far as I know. You can always twit the Blackberry help and ask them. @BlackBerryHelp.
AnonD-579889, 03 Sep 2016Priv is a piece of junk. phone does not have reception. am within 2 kms of Rogers tower,(my ce... moreDude, my reception is super clear and loud. Phone has nothing to do with the quality of reception. The modem is good quality. So stop spitting no sense.
blackberry priv is an excellent mobile phone device / this is a flagship mobile
Priv is a piece of junk. phone does not have reception. am within 2 kms of Rogers tower,(my cell server), classic gave me full bars reception, Priv gives less than 1/2 bar and drops calls continually. paid 800+ bucks for it and will likely have to go back to classic or another brand.
please help.. am not getting android 6.. its showing me its up to date.. now how do i get android 6??? plzz say smthng.. thanks
Big Daddy, 02 Sep 2016Although whatsApp will be pulling away from the BIS/BOS, the app will still be available the B... morei have the q20 bberry classic i receive a message that from end december 2016 this handset will not support whattsapp
Although whatsApp will be pulling away from the BIS/BOS, the app will still be available the BB users, WhatsApp mentioned they will be offering a paid app which will work from data charges. Don't panic, before you start selling your mobile wait til year end 2016...
BBM already received several updates in 2015 and BlackBerry will continue upgrading the platform to improve the experience. More "key security updates" are set to roll out later this year, and the company also promised to make BBM more fun. The company also confirmed that its latest BlackBerry Priv handset, which runs on Android, will continue to support WhatsApp. -
See more at: http://www.techtimes.com/articles/138990/20160307/with-whatsapp-soon-gone-blackberry-is-now-working-on-other-options.htm#sthash.cxZ6zyB2.dpuf