gam30toronto, 15 Aug 2014Everyone uses facebook. Grow up with your stupid comments. Not everyone uses Face Book....
the problem with bb is that when you contatct them with metal the phone hangd and stuck even my bb keys are not working i just unfortunately put my phone on television. help me if any one can. display is working but not the keys.
Can't wait for this BB Passport. I am having second thought to buy Iphone 6.
Anonymous, 16 Aug 2014BlackBerry needs to go exclusively SIM-free, carrier unlocked like Nexus or Google Edition pho... moreI have Q10 and I got it updated to 10.2 without going through the carrier. And it works great. I have had it for almost a year now and it works great
BlackBerry needs to go exclusively SIM-free, carrier unlocked like Nexus or Google Edition phones. The business model of letting the carriers lock down five different editions of the same phone (Q10 in the US) is antiquated:
- ATT, Sprint, and T-Mobile users are forced to pull updates to the BB10 OS from overseas carriers through a third-party program called "Sachesi" that requires knowing the exact model number and radio file version of their phone, as well as the country code for an overseas carrier pushing the update. Rolling updates are not possible - the entire new OS must be downloaded (>400MB) each time, even for incremental updates. This is the most unintuitive update process for updating software that I've ever seen. The consequence for not learning this process is being stuck with an older, slower version of BB10 (10.1) and missing important security updates.
- Even *if* you get your carrier to unlock the phone, if you switch to a different network, the APN and MMS settings are still hard-coded to the original provider. For example: my Q10 was T-Mobile branded, but still supported the ATT frequency band in the US. Once unlocked by T-Mobile, I switched to an ATT MVNO. Changing APN settings to anything outside the T-Mobile domain requires entering "Engineering mode" which is even more convoluted than the afore mentioned update process...and even here, you CAN'T CHANGE MMS settings from the default, meaning I still can't send/receive multimedia messages.
BB10 is a lean, efficient OS with a solid technical foundation...but it is being smothered by a company with business practices from the 20th century. If they want to win any sort of credibility back, they must first work directly with their users instead of through the carriers. I imagine there are millions of people who gave BB10 a chance with the Z10 and Q10, but are stuck on old crappy versions of the OS (10.0, 10.1) because of their carrier, and don't know any better. These customers are lost to BlackBerry for the next iteration. You can't keep telling customers that 10.x is a new, improved OS if they aren't going to ever see it.
Anonymous, 15 Aug 2014Actually, can't agree on English-only keyboard, as it's just a matter of habit... I type in Ru... moreAll I am saying is make those letters configurable for various linguistics instead of printing it hard. Keep English as well by all means. I am sure this is not a difficult task. Phonetic letters are not good for certain languages.
AnonD-135230, 15 Aug 2014I've heard nothing about good things coming from BB users on this phone.that's because you don't come here to read good things about BB here, you go to their specialized websites like CrackBerry where they're all hyped over the Passport. most of the people who come here (non-BB users) don't know that BB has a new OS that doesn't "lag or hang" and just know how to bash BB without learning about it anyways. it's smoother than most Android phones nowadays.
Wow cool video! The more i see it the more I wanted it so badly. I hope they will bring color white BlackBerry Passport. It is like a mini laptop in your hands damn! With a new BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.3 also come with new exciting features and an Amazon Appstore that you can now install Android apps in your BlackBerry10 device that's totally an awesome deal! I hope the price is right for this. "BlackBerry10 the very Fast and Most Secured mobile OS yet!"
Anonymous, 15 Aug 2014This form factor will fail as a smartphone/phablet, but might succeed as a mini tablet. That b... moreHow could one consider this a mini-tablet?
I think people are way overstating its size.
Anonymous, 15 Aug 2014Everybody, really? And you are telling someone to grow up? :) I don't use it. Don't need it. D... moreYep, I don't have a Facebook account either. There are a lot of us out there.
Not so fast ... it won t fail like the z10 reason being the z10 although an excellent phone it was similar to other phones. Many people will like this, even my self who is a touch screen user. Thinking of making the switch already.
Anonymous, 15 Aug 2014I like BB, but I think this phone will be a colossal failure. Bigger than Z10. RIP BB.This seams like something DEVV from other sites would say. Infact it is so close i think you are devv. I think instead of just going on sites like this and saying negative comment, it would be nice if you would have said something that would have contributed to a discussion. For instance why would you like blackberry if you think that they phones are no good?
Check out Crackberry for allll the info you want on this phone. I does fit in pockets, and I'm gettin one.
NotePro, 15 Aug 2014The idea of English Fixed Keyboard is good, but had it been like any other Touch Screen Keyboa... moreActually, can't agree on English-only keyboard, as it's just a matter of habit... I type in Russian all the time, and I've been using phonetic keyboard layout for ages. No need for Cyrillic characters at all. I do it on my PC and Mac. Also worked great on my old BB9900, and on even older Palm Treo 680 (gee, I guess I am really showing my age, huh? :))
gam30toronto, 15 Aug 2014Everyone uses facebook. Grow up with your stupid comments. Everybody, really? And you are telling someone to grow up? :) I don't use it. Don't need it. Don't even have an FB account. And I know quite a few people like me. And yeah, I am grown up, all right.
This phone looks great. It's gigantic; big screen + keyboard... I'm sold. I'll buy one in white. Update 10.3 is big
BB10 os is far better than android @ niceguy. android is really lagging so much.....