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  • Georgino

    Wow this is very unattractive phone in my opinion. I can already predict it will not be popular. Sorry blackberry, it seems like you can’t get it right. Same with BBM, it was way too late until you guys released it on other platforms. Everyone else had great messenger app and no one will use BBM now. It could have been the best most used messenger on the planet if you guys wouldn’t sleep over there. One thing I have to say Priv is very nice phone but for the money you ask for it people can get iPhones and other high end androids. You don’t have market and name to price it up so much. Create awesome looking phone for less then any other competitor, or just gave up and try to put all your resources into software.

    • Chuck

      All my important people are still on BBM.

    • SaIIy Mae

      Bwwwwaaah Georgina, you’re clueless

  • xBURK

    Great read. Thank you. FYI: The PRIV doesn’t have a finger print scanner. It’s rumoured that they will include one on the next two BlackBerry Android devices shortly.

    • Hed

      Blackberry has image veryfication instead, which is much more secure.

  • Aaron_PhinsFan_ Clark

    Fingerprint Scannerss are not a good feature when you want security! The BlackBerry Priv and the DTEK50 is well worth every penny.

    • Hed

      True!

  • Chuck

    Seems OK for Android, but BlackBerry 10 is still the most stable, fast, efficient, advanced OS out there. NFC works great, and you can truly multitask. I’m passing on this phone as I did on the Priv. The Passport is still the finest mobile computing device ever made. Two years in, and I look at the latest offerings from Apple and Google with a mixture of disdain and pity. Here’s hoping a new BlackBerry 10 device is in the works and that they actually bother to sell it.

    • Georgino

      It used to be great device 10 years ago 🙂 it is great to see that some people are loyal and support blackberry though! Unfortunately not all billion people who rather purchase iPhone or Android can’t be wrong! There must be reason why everyone is dumping blackberry, don’t you think? Even their biggest customer US government is switching.
      As far as I know apple pay is the most secure transaction as vendors will not see you cc # or even will get your name. I would love to see blackberry to get out of the hole but with their latest phone additions I don’t see how they can pull it off

      • Rrrr

        This is an android phone moron.

        • Georgino

          Please restrain to insult people on the forum. I can tell you I know little bit more about technology and phones that you ever will. If you would notice I was replying to chuck about BlackBerry 10.

        • Hed

          Okei moron.

      • Chuck

        A billion people do it so it must be good. No. The Passport didn’t exist ten years ago, and everything Apple and Google have been doing in the past three years is an attempt to copy and catch up to BlackBerry 10. They still have not.

      • Chuck

        And, by the way, I beta tested a tap-pay app on my OLD BlackBerry six years ago in Europe. It’s nothing new, and Apple didn’t invent it.

        • Georgino

          Yes I know, I have seen tap pay done first by BB and around the time you mention. I am not saying that OS or device is bad actually they are pretty good, I am saying they never listen employees and customers and they did not react when Apple came along and later on Google. They were arrogant and lough about the competition. Also what I was saying that this particular phone is not very pretty and it will not be popular. Passport was great looking phone, even priv, even Z30 at that time was good looking phone not to mention BOLD. But even BB realize that BB OS 10 is dead and they had to switch to Android what everyone was trying to tell them years ago! They are always late, way to late with everything they do. In the past they had very bad CEOs running the company, old school not flexible with modern outside the box thinking. Apple is number one only become of one man “Steve” and I am afraid no one will be able to fit in his shoes. You will see that BB is just done, they will eventually drop the phone/hardware division as no body is buying their hardware anymore. They need to do something cool, something new ….

      • Hed

        The reason is lack of app’s. It’s no mystery like you seem to think. But the BB phones in themselves are better than anything.

        • Georgino

          I think you are right apps are the main reason. And I have to agreed the phone by itself is great, maybe not this new DTEK50 thought. But on other hand Apple echo system is unbelievable good and that what counts. The whole user experience simple, it works, it sync across all your devices and all build in in the OS. I couldn’t teach my mom how to use BB Z10 over one year, but when I got her iPhone she was up and running in no time, less then two weeks. So apps is one reason but whole user experience and simplicity is another. More techie guys like android as it is open but I love for everyone I have to support iPhone. They just can’t get it wrong or change anything. Any way as I mention before billion people who purchase iPhone can’t be all wrong. There must be something good about it otherwise everyone would use BB

  • Hed

    What’s a CIO? And why shorten it in the first place? It’s not like it gets difficult to read if you just write the whole thing.