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  1. m1a1mg's Avatar
    BB10 updates actually came pretty quickly (multiples per year), and every BB10 phone they've ever made is still getting the latest updates. It was much much better than the BBOS days.
    Really? So how is BB11 working for you. How many iterations of Android have come out since BB10 went live?
    murphcid likes this.
    11-10-2015 11:22 AM
  2. m1a1mg's Avatar
    Maybe he is spending his weekend time on other aspects of his life?
    But the BBRY stockholders are here in force I see.
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    11-10-2015 11:27 AM
  3. raino's Avatar
    Really? So how is BB11 working for you. How many iterations of Android have come out since BB10 went live?
    And how many of those Android iterations make it to all Android users again?
    Dunt Dunt Dunt and bungaboy like this.
    11-10-2015 12:45 PM
  4. PublicImageLtd's Avatar
    I have never liked blackberry. This is the ugliest one to date.
    Sorry not for me.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-10-2015 02:08 PM
  5. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    I have never liked blackberry. This is the ugliest one to date.
    Sorry not for me.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Sorry but with the keyboard closed... it looks like just about any other slab phone.
    But hey I understand it isn't for everyone...
    Jonneh likes this.
    11-10-2015 02:27 PM
  6. Sleepy_ER_Dr's Avatar
    Just adding my impression of the physical keyboard to this thread, I posted this on CB first:

    I played with Priv for about an hour at an AT&T store. Keyboard is much much better than Torch keyboard but not as great as Bold, Q10 keyboard. Meaning, Torch keyboard had very little key travel so it wasn't as satisfying to type on it as it was on Bold. Priv keyboard has more key travel but still not as much as Q10, Bold. I think it's fine now though.

    It took me about 20 mins to get proficient with physical keyboard. After 20 mins or so, I was demo-ing to AT&T rep, how awesome it is to have a physical keyboard. I showed him how I could talk to him and continue typing (blind). When he looked at my message, he was amazed that I typed a whole sentence without looking at the keyboard, while conversing with him, and it only had 2 typos.

    I am waiting for white variant (as shown-off by Ron in MWC). As soon as they release white variant, I am purchasing it. Well, if they don't release a white variant by new year, I am going to get this black one. But I am going to do my best to hold out until Jan first week for white variant though.

    While it is frustrating to wait for white variant, the bright side is this: BlackBerry is likely to push out updates to Hub, BBM apps so by the time I get my device, Hub would already have gotten better! To push updates to Hub, Calendar, BBM, BlackBerry does not need to do full OS update, these apps get updated via Google Play app store. So, I am quite confident, we'd be seeing frequent updates to Hub etc. Atleast until Hub becomes close to native BB10 hub app (as close as it can made to be on Android).
    Agree with everything you said. I too am waiting on either the white or red variant....cant wait!!! Plus because this is Bberry's first attempt at an android device, I hope that by the time they release those variants, the software would be updated as much as possible and i would experience very few bugs.
    11-10-2015 03:31 PM
  7. bungaboy's Avatar
    But the BBRY stockholders are here in force I see.
    Actually, Priv is a BlackBerry phone, right?
    11-10-2015 06:01 PM
  8. Almeuit's Avatar
    Mod Note - Let's keep this on topic in regards to questions about the Priv. This way everyone can ask / find out what they want to know.

    Thanks.
    bungaboy and Golfdriver97 like this.
    11-10-2015 06:29 PM
  9. macolliejr's Avatar
    Mod Note - Let's keep this on topic in regards to questions about the Priv. This way everyone can ask / find out what they want to know.

    Thanks.
    Couldn't agree more! I don't get why people take so much time to seek out arguments when no one was looking for one.

    So that said back on topic I do have a question. I got my priv today and am still getting used to it. I have managed to get it set up almost entirely, no thanks to the various info transfer programs offered. But my most recent speedbump is that I know my music was transferred in the set up but there doesn't seem to be a player on this phone. Am I missing something? I see Google play but it seems to only deal with purchased music in Google and not my owned music on the sdcard. So outside of streams, how do I access my music files?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-10-2015 09:58 PM
  10. bhrgvr's Avatar
    So how many file managers do you have built in native?

    Posted via the Android Central App on the BlackBerry Passport
    11-11-2015 06:36 AM
  11. bungaboy's Avatar
    Here's a review from another "real" user.

    My first couple of days with my first ever Blackberry device

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/bla...ry-device.html
    11-11-2015 09:50 AM
  12. run1fast's Avatar
    It is "safer" to have a number/pattern lock than a fingerprint. A judge in Virginia ruled that a suspect must provide their fingerprint to unlock their phone, even if it means incriminating themselves. Whereas, if you use a pin or pattern lock, then you do not have to provide it. Therefore if you are doing nefarious activities, it is safer not to use the fingerprint scanner. Source WSJ (I cant post links in comments. Not cool enough yet).
    11-11-2015 06:22 PM
  13. anon(870071)'s Avatar
    How the hell do you sync outlook without BlackBerry link or blend. Is there a way to sync outlook calendar,contacts,tasks and notes?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-12-2015 01:27 AM
  14. anon(870071)'s Avatar
    Couldn't agree more! I don't get why people take so much time to seek out arguments when no one was looking for one.

    So that said back on topic I do have a question. I got my priv today and am still getting used to it. I have managed to get it set up almost entirely, no thanks to the various info transfer programs offered. But my most recent speedbump is that I know my music was transferred in the set up but there doesn't seem to be a player on this phone. Am I missing something? I see Google play but it seems to only deal with purchased music in Google and not my owned music on the sdcard. So outside of streams, how do I access my music files?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Make sure you have also installed the exfat extension or your music will not be readable off yer card. Open Google music once you've done this and tap they submenu it will be accessible.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-12-2015 01:39 AM
  15. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    How the hell do you sync outlook without BlackBerry link or blend. Is there a way to sync outlook calendar,contacts,tasks and notes?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    You need to use a email service that offers 2 way sync..... Either choose a free service (like outlook.com myself) or pay for a hosted exchange type account. Your can then export the existing info from the MS Outlook desktop program and import it into your new account. Can also forward your old email account to the new one, and most will allow you to reply from the old one if you choose too.

    BlackBerry is supposedly working on a desktop software solution that might offer the features of LINK and BLEND... but no ETA or details.
    11-12-2015 02:53 PM
  16. Puzzlegal's Avatar
    Make sure you have also installed the exfat extension or your music will not be readable off yer card. Open Google music once you've done this and tap they submenu it will be accessible.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Can you expand on this? What is the exfat extension? Is it something to do with formatting the chip, is it part of the music files?

    I've been using rocket player for music, I assume that will still work?
    11-22-2015 07:13 AM
  17. Puzzlegal's Avatar
    Does the virtual keyboard have swyping capability?
    11-22-2015 07:21 AM
  18. murphcid's Avatar
    Did Russell abandon this thread?
    11-24-2015 07:46 AM
  19. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Did Russell abandon this thread?
    I think that is what Russell does (looking at his post history)... reviews the device and answers questions for a few days......
    11-24-2015 11:51 AM
  20. Fazer6s's Avatar
    How's the performance esp the camera
    12-05-2015 12:42 PM
  21. Fazer6s's Avatar
    When will marshmallow be ready for the priv
    12-05-2015 12:43 PM
  22. AgeT's Avatar
    Hello!
    How well is the touchkeyboard integrated ?
    Can you scroll trough the OS with it or only limited places like browser etc.?
    12-29-2015 01:58 PM
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    01-09-2016 05:34 PM
  24. anon(9304963)'s Avatar
    From the AC review:

    "when this phone would expect to see Android 6.0, but the closest thing we got to a solid answer was "sometime after the new year.""

    Any idea how long it took BB to "harden" Lollipop?

    One thing I got from my years as a Crackberryhead was that RIM was 100% consistent in their complete lack of ability to deliver timely and reliable software updates. It was so bad that a "battery pull" was a totally standard thing to do. Compare that to most any current Android phone. The majority of them, you can't do a battery pull if you wanted to. But, BB software was so bad that virtually every single BB user accepted that routine as perfectly normal.

    If BB is now taking builds of Android from Google and going through a process to "harden" the build before it then adds its own "enhancements" to the build, what evidence is there that BB will be any better with the timeliness of its updates, and the reliability, than it ever has been in the past? I have no experience with BB10, but I watched the original development and launch of BB10 and it was clearly no better (on timeliness, anyway) than RIM ever was with previous versions of their software. Has anything been SHOWN to be different more recently?

    However long it has taken BB to "harden" Lollipop, why would we think it won't take them even longer to harden Marshmallow? I mean, right now they don't have any previous Android devices to support. Which means, they don't have any portion of their Android development team dealing with doing updates/bug fixes/patches on devices that are already out in the field. They could devote the whole team just to getting this new release ready. Now that they have actually just released it, part of their team is going to have be spending some time doing updates/bug fixes/patches to their software that is (now) out in the field. That takes away from the resources they can use hardening Marshmallow and updating their own modifications and applications. So, all things being equal, in their Android development team, getting Marshmallow hardened and ready for release could easily take longer than it took to get Lollipop hardened. The other parts shouldn't take so long. Updating their code that works on Lollipop to work on Marshmallow shouldn't be a huge effort. But, again RIM's history makes me highly skeptical that BB will be anything like as timely as even the other Android OEMs, like Samsung, HTC, and Motorola.

    The quote that BB will have an update to Marshmallow "sometime after the new year" should be a huge red flag to anyone who has paid attention to the history of RIM/Blackberry. I've got a dollar that says it won't be released in Q1 of 2016....
    Take it from an "every-phone-BB-made-after-the-Storm" owner :

    BBOS AND BB10 = NIGHT AND DAY

    BB10 is so smooth and flawless (if you not add android's apps) that iOS and Android should learn from it.

    Just saying. From knowing.

    That said (cause I knew), I am currently waiting on my PRIV order. Classic's camera didn't cut it, sent back, TiPhone 6 back to Disneyland with its no "add-file-attachment" option.

    But don't trust me and me words, find out for yourself. (Before talking about it)
    01-09-2016 05:35 PM
  25. xNinjasapp's Avatar
    I have a BlackBerry Priv. It's a great phone.
    01-28-2016 12:06 AM
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