I have been a BB fan for years, but no longer. For about one month now, I cannot make/receive phone calls on my PRIV. It is absurd how long it has taken BB to resolve this software issue with ATT. Bye BB, it is no wonder you are no longer a leader in this industry.
not my nickname, 30 Oct 2016Fingerprint scanners are surprisingly not secure, you leave fingerprints on everything you tou... moreThat is certainly correct in the ideal world.
And it is worse as you leave fingerprints on the very device it self.
BUT as you might well need to unlock the device scores of times a day, realistically either people use short passwords or none at all, or with very very long time outs, and in that perspective a fingerprint is MUCH more secure.
Actually I think that the best solution would be an Iris scanner, combined with an eye-blink pattern detection (think Morse-code like). This would be VERY easy to use, and quite hard to fake...
If the secondary camera got an LED it could even be combined with the detection of change in pupil dilation with random light intensity changes during the iris scan... That would be quite hard to fake.
Eske Rahn, 29 Oct 2016I just love my Priv... It is the least bad phablet available IMHO. Sure it is not perfect, b... moreFingerprint scanners are surprisingly not secure, you leave fingerprints on everything you touch, and anyone can get those prints and make a silicone fingerprint that works on the sensor. With a password, as long as its long and complex enough it could take months or years of trying to brute force it even with a powerful computer.
Still one of the few phones ive got a soft spot for. Still really expensive, even secondhand from ebay.
Raphi7, 30 Oct 2016Every manufacturer has problems, especially since the Priv was BB's first Android phone, but a... moreThis problem started back in September. "Soon" is a joke for those of us whose Priv was our only phone. Time to move on...
Zero, 30 Oct 2016Is this what we get from Expensive phone? DEFECT????Every manufacturer has problems, especially since the Priv was BB's first Android phone, but anyway they'll fix it soon as said in the article.
Juiceman, 29 Oct 2016Terrible device, they have not made a good device since Bold 9900.I just love my Priv...
It is the least bad phablet available IMHO.
Sure it is not perfect, but the least bad.
The only REAL problem is the lack of a fingerprint reader, that is really silly for a device that claims to go for security.
(I also got an AT&T model, but luckily is not on their net, so do not see the described issue)
Terrible device, they have not made a good device since Bold 9900.
Would someone please tell AT&T to tell their employees so they can tell their clients. I have been in the stores and with tech on the phone (landline) in the last 48 hrs. I love my BB Priv best smartphone out there and for a work a jewel. Im sure BB will fix it, please fast I need it for work and don't have a back up landline for work.
I love this phone... Bought it last week. so far so good, it's a very good phone.I used sony xperia z3, blackberry priv is a better upgrade. Beautiful device... My first blackberry.
Thanks God I thought I was the only one with this issue, Im on T-Mobile btw
Roney, 29 Oct 2016I thought to buy a blackberry priv .. so can you sudjst me to buy r not that phone Don't worry they'll fix it like they said in the article.
The BB priv is a very good smartphone+ did you know the physical keyboard had swype integrated ?
I thought to buy a blackberry priv .. so can you sudjst me to buy r not that phone