You gotta give them credit though, they are creating something out of the box. Its different and can show a bold sign for the company. They jusy need to take out that bb10 operating system.
lol rim rethink the design of smartphones???
i dont think my tailor will rethink the design of my pocket!
e, 09 Jul 2014I think Optimus Vu is much bettery :D
http://www.gsmarena.com/lg_optimus_vu_ii_f200-4950.phpMaybe a more efficient CPU or screen.
Not everything is solved by putting a giant battery :)
Smartphone screens are rectangular for a reason they help one handed usage make it more pocket friendly and 16:9 is the Best aspect ratio for most videos. But that doesn't mean that every smartphone should have the same aspect because every smartphone owner have different needs.
I think it's a neat idea.
Well worth a try.
I'm more interested in the Classic though, personally.
I think it might be a bit too costly for what I'm willing to spend on a phone, though.
I think Optimus Vu is much bettery :D
Anonymous, 09 Jul 2014Want more width/iMax productivity... turn the screen to landscape on phones.. The virtual keyboard will take up more than 1/2 of the screen if you turned the phone sideways -_-
AnonD-281748, 09 Jul 2014The dimension of the device? I think the name speaks for itself. It's passport size.
And it's... moreBut you can install APKs and now Amazon App Store on BlackBerry World.
You can install a lot of Apps like on Android.
i agree chocowii, i think its not fair to critisize RIM for trying something different, im just over the other manufacturers doing the same old thing. If this was Apple, Samsung or Sony they would be drooling over it. I havent really used Blackberry OS properly but have has a quick play with a Z10 and its a very good and lag free OS. Fingers crossed for Blackberry as im thinking of moving off Android to something new (plus I was bored with iOS too)
The dimension of the device? I think the name speaks for itself. It's passport size.
And it's a very clever design to have physical QWERTY buttons (which is used a lot, without occupying too much space) while leave everything else virtual buttons.
Too bad, the app marketplace is not as vibrant as playstore or appstore.
I honestly wished for a 4:3 ratio for the reasons they mentioned but I won't judge until I try for myself.
Want more width/iMax productivity... turn the screen to landscape on phones..
Why would you bring out such a blocky phone in 2014?
Maybe because every. single. other. smartphone manufacturer is making the exact same rectangle with rounded corners. Maybe BlackBerry is actually re-thinking the design of the smartphone rather than just releasing another copy of what everyone else has already done.
Smart phones are getting boring. We've gone from innovation to imitation and gimmicks. We've actually bought into devices that are useless at their primary task of communicating, and great at tasks that are better served by other products (such as watching videos, playing games etc).
I, too was confused when I first saw this device - as it doesn't fit the mould. But the more I see and read about it, the more I want to try it.
Think about it - less zooming in and around to view attachments. A generous screen with crystal clear resolution (1440p!!!). No more battery life issues (the Passport is rumoured to feature a 3400mAh battery). A physical keyboard with touch sensitivity. One of the best operating systems around (BlackBerry 10 is simply fantastic).
BlackBerry is breaking new ground here. It takes guys to do that in a world that applauds those who conform. I for one will give this device a go, and judge it on it's merits. I care little for the approval of the masses, and far more for what this device can do to make the little things in life more efficient.
Ironically, it seems BlackBerry is the only one thinking different
Go BlackBerry! The stock is already up by 50% since the beginning of the year