1. Steve Adams's Avatar
    what are your thoughts on a passport running on android?

    Think blackberry will do that if response to the priv is excellent?
    11-07-2015 06:02 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I have thought about getting the Priv. Still not sure yet.
    11-07-2015 08:06 AM
  3. Steve Adams's Avatar
    The priv is probably the only android phone I would buy at this time. Maybe a Nexus 6. but the priv is awesome. Like I said, the passport running android would be sweet too.
    aspurrell likes this.
    11-07-2015 08:43 AM
  4. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    what are your thoughts on a passport running on android?

    Think blackberry will do that if response to the priv is excellent?
    I hope so. That would be a very attractive offering from BlackBerry,

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-07-2015 09:08 AM
  5. bh7171's Avatar
    Try one on BlackBerry 10. It's excellent. 2 day battery life and phenomenal OS. If you have to have all things Google and Android then wait. There will likely be an Android variant in '16.

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-07-2015 09:20 AM
  6. pgg101's Avatar
    what are your thoughts on a passport running on android?

    Think blackberry will do that if response to the priv is excellent?
    Not sure if I would want it. The device wasn't built for Android, so we might be giving up things like a better battery life, just to get access to GPS?

    At this point, the 4.3 android runtime, Amazon, Snap, and Cobalt GPS works for me. I'm sure over time, app developers will stop supporting 4.x, but don't see that happening anytime soon.

    If Priv is a success, they might consider a Passport, but, I'm guessing it would be for the next generation of Passport. After all, they won't make any money going back to previous devices to offer an Android OS upgrade option....unless they charge for it.

    Posted via the Android Central App on my BlackBerry Passport
    11-07-2015 10:39 AM
  7. hxcellentinc's Avatar
    I can't wait for them to build a Passport device for Android. The form factor is perfect for me. Long phone doesn't work with my small hand.
    11-07-2015 06:06 PM
  8. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    what are your thoughts on a passport running on android?

    Think blackberry will do that if response to the priv is excellent?
    I'd only consider a full touch screen device. I don't want any physical keyboards.
    11-07-2015 07:08 PM
  9. o4liberty's Avatar
    It probably the way all blackberry devices will eventually go.
    11-08-2015 04:13 PM
  10. Steve Adams's Avatar
    Not sure if I would want it. The device wasn't built for Android, so we might be giving up things like a better battery life, just to get access to GPS?

    At this point, the 4.3 android runtime, Amazon, Snap, and Cobalt GPS works for me. I'm sure over time, app developers will stop supporting 4.x, but don't see that happening anytime soon.

    If Priv is a success, they might consider a Passport, but, I'm guessing it would be for the next generation of Passport. After all, they won't make any money going back to previous devices to offer an Android OS upgrade option....unless they charge for it.

    Posted via the Android Central App on my BlackBerry Passport
    I'm sure blackberry being blackberry would take all that into consideration. I mean, design a passport device for android. I think it would be great.
    11-09-2015 04:36 AM
  11. Mark Sb's Avatar
    I'd only consider a full touch screen device. I don't want any physical keyboards.
    It probably the way all blackberry devices will eventually go.
    The physical keyboard is one of the reasons people choose blackberry. Personally I can't stand virtual keyboards...I never use my tablet...ever. I guess this is because I can touch type...if you don't touch type then I guess you don't know what you are missing out on.
    11-09-2015 03:33 PM
  12. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    The physical keyboard is one of the reasons people choose blackberry. Personally I can't stand virtual keyboards...I never use my tablet...ever. I guess this is because I can touch type...if you don't touch type then I guess you don't know what you are missing out on.
    I do touch type, but on a full size computer keyboard using all ten fingers, not just two thumbs.

    I had a BlackBerry 9000 and 9700, but that was a long time ago. I don't miss thumb typing. Swiping on a touchscreen is faster and easier for me.
    flintlock likes this.
    11-09-2015 03:42 PM
  13. Mark Sb's Avatar
    I do touch type, but on a full size computer keyboard using all ten fingers, not just two thumbs.

    I had a BlackBerry 9000 and 9700, but that was a long time ago. I don't miss thumb typing. Swiping on a touchscreen is faster and easier for me.
    Fair enough...but you can touch type with your thumbs. I can't post links yet but just google: blackberry-thumb-touch-typist-guide-typing-60-wpm-
    11-09-2015 04:09 PM
  14. crester's Avatar
    Check this video for a Blackberry Passport running Android.



    11-09-2015 04:51 PM
  15. j21jam6's Avatar
    I think BlackBerry should make a Passport running Android. Makes no sense to upgrade current hardware to Android but I can see a Passport 2 that runs it. Keep your fingers crossed.

    Posted one-handed via BlackBerry Passport
    11-09-2015 11:45 PM
  16. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    I think BlackBerry should make a Passport running Android. Makes no sense to upgrade current hardware to Android but I can see a Passport 2 that runs it. Keep your fingers crossed.

    Posted one-handed via BlackBerry Passport
    Yep, throw the PRIV's hardware into a Passport's body.....
    11-10-2015 07:21 AM
  17. Runningwarrior08's Avatar
    I'd only consider a full touch screen device. I don't want any physical keyboards.
    Honestly go hold a priv at an att store or bestbuy. It's so thin if I didn't know it was there I would have never found it.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-10-2015 08:56 AM
  18. Geodude074's Avatar
    I wouldn't mind a BlackBerry Classic running Android. They're running about $300 unlocked right now, would have made a great budget phone.
    11-10-2015 09:13 AM
  19. Geodude074's Avatar
    Check this video for a Blackberry Passport running Android.



    Would you know how they were able to install Android onto the Passport? I wonder if they could do the same with other Blackberry devices.
    11-10-2015 10:15 AM
  20. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    I wouldn't mind a BlackBerry Classic running Android. They're running about $300 unlocked right now, would have made a great budget phone.
    I guess if they stuck with the hardware (Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 Plus) and could sell it for $300 (it's still $379 a lot of places) and make money... that probable would be a good price point. Just not sure what kinda performance you would get out of they Classic's hardware set.

    I really think most would rather see an upgraded hardware set... but then you'd probable be looking at a $500+ phone from BlackBerry.
    11-10-2015 11:17 AM
  21. Geodude074's Avatar
    I guess if they stuck with the hardware (Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 Plus) and could sell it for $300 (it's still $379 a lot of places) and make money... that probable would be a good price point. Just not sure what kinda performance you would get out of they Classic's hardware set.

    I really think most would rather see an upgraded hardware set... but then you'd probable be looking at a $500+ phone from BlackBerry.
    The dual-core SD in the Classic is hilariously outdated, it's actually the same SoC from two years ago in the Q10. If Motorola can make a $180 Moto G with a quad-core SD 410, I'm sure BlackBerry could do the same if they really tried.
    11-10-2015 12:35 PM
  22. murphcid's Avatar
    Rather than the Passport (which is too big and awkward) I would love a Classic with the HTC A9 internals. At $399 I'd buy two.
    11-11-2015 07:28 AM
  23. CarGuy1368's Avatar
    I don't think I can buy anything other than a slider ever again. It's just such a cool design and it's so fun to use.

    Posted via the BlackBerry Venice
    11-12-2015 10:14 AM
  24. Steve Adams's Avatar
    I would love a passport and z30 running lollipop! killer. hmmmmm I may have to look into this. Something to tinker with. I have a note 1 and s2x, both running lollipop but neither run as smooth as that.
    11-16-2015 04:47 AM
  25. anon(522296)'s Avatar
    This would be incredible if BlackBerry released a passport running Android

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-16-2015 10:51 PM

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