forgot to mention the virtual keypad is the best what i have seen till this very day! its absolutely fantastic, best best best! very neat and elegant! unlike the physical keypad.
Before you blind Buy this: Please Read this but don't trust until you go hands on with this experimental phone:
I was in love with this, I bought it and sold it in less than 48 hours;
Before the Hijacked reviewers lure you! just go play with it and decide if you like it.
Hardware: The Screen is great! decently bright
The Sliding mechanism is average no way near premium I refer to nokia 8800 sirocco as premium.
The keypad is no way near Q10 or Classic or Passport is out of Question, well its the worst of blackberry keypad i have ever seen after torch. keypad scrolling is too fast and not uniform at all.
when slide up this thing is huge! when closed i have big hands so could moderately operate it with one hand. power button on the left side is inconvenient. the sharp bottom left edge hurts in the palm. speaker is good though but i am afraid the pores will be filled by dust soon as the matt rubbery layer loves dust.
Software: i cant differentiate if its a nexus with a blackberry logo! following are the observations:
No File Manager, No Gallery to view media files: No Blackberry Movie Maker. Hub is nothing like bb10. No BB Blend.
No Built in voice Recorder, bb wants us download third party cheap software and talks about privacy?
Camera!!! wow Schneider certified ... a Hoax! there is a feeble tone when the camera starts and this beep continues as long as the camera is running there is a half millimeter area on both the edges of the screen showing a thin line it gives a look like there is plastic coating ending on the glass edge... that refraction phenomenon of pencil dipping in water thing.
i wonder what has chen been doing all this time!
I am really disappointed sorry guys I have just posted utter truth, you go see it and check. they want us to download 3rd party software and while installing they want access to all our files and then blackberry calls it priv?
this phone is amazing.its agile if it was touch screen i would probably hate it but since it has keyboard i put my heart to it. i hate android but this phone made me love it.
really the best phone than the iphone and a samsung I really loved the storage and trusted hardware love u john chen
Nice job! I want to see next priv with no hardware qwerty keyboard. Just full touchscreen experience with slim body and big battery capacity. Just throw all the best hardware you can get into next priv device. On the software maybe you need put some OS10 skin top on android OS. That would be nice.
opthizet, 07 Nov 2015You'll need a trolley to push such a BIG fone around all day! That's like two fones in one, wh... moreThe actual screen is only 5.4 inches, thaat means its smaller than many phones. It only gets bigger when you flip up the keyboard and that is entirely optional :)
Anonymous, 09 Nov 2015No BB OS10 :((((((( BB OS10 > Android... what the hell BB??Have you been in comma for last 5-6 months? Because since then it is known that BlackBerry Priv is coming with Android OS.
I have always been a blackberry fan, now blackberry just killed it. I always looked forward to a phone with the keypad of blackberry and the screen of android, a huge storage capacity and enough battery life. To me Blackberry is really going to be a pain in the ass to android and apple with this one. Yay!
AnonD-444709, 09 Nov 2015This looks like a really awesome device. How long has it been since we had a good slider?!?Nokia n95 about 6 years
This looks like a really awesome device. How long has it been since we had a good slider?!?
I have this phone... And the passport... And I know I maybe biased but I love this phone... The front facing camera haven't be an issue for me... I don't really take selfies... Or do video chat... Unless I go overseas again... I would like to see the PlayBook make a comeback tho!!!