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  1. ab190670's Avatar
    Hi
    After many years with blackberry from pure blackberry through to bb10 and blackberry android with keyone which i loved it was upgrade time and with nothing really coming bb wise ive bit the bullet and ordered a pixel 3 which will be here later today/tomorrow and am looking forward to being part of android central after many a year with Crackberry.
    The one thing im considering is do i need Blackberry Hub for messaging or does the pixel have a suitable equivalent.
    Thanks
    Andrew
    01-27-2019 10:50 AM
  2. Michael Detwiler's Avatar
    Hi
    After many years with blackberry from pure blackberry through to bb10 and blackberry android with keyone which i loved it was upgrade time and with nothing really coming bb wise ive bit the bullet and ordered a pixel 3 which will be here later today/tomorrow and am looking forward to being part of android central after many a year with Crackberry.
    The one thing im considering is do i need Blackberry Hub for messaging or does the pixel have a suitable equivalent.
    Thanks
    Andrew
    Android Messages is the default app for that. Been so long since I had my Crackberry Tour that I forgot what all it does.
    ab190670 likes this.
    01-27-2019 11:09 AM
  3. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Hi
    After many years with blackberry from pure blackberry through to bb10 and blackberry android with keyone which i loved it was upgrade time and with nothing really coming bb wise ive bit the bullet and ordered a pixel 3 which will be here later today/tomorrow and am looking forward to being part of android central after many a year with Crackberry.
    The one thing im considering is do i need Blackberry Hub for messaging or does the pixel have a suitable equivalent.
    Thanks
    Andrew
    Welcome to Android Central
    ab190670 likes this.
    01-27-2019 11:13 AM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hi
    After many years with blackberry from pure blackberry through to bb10 and blackberry android with keyone which i loved it was upgrade time and with nothing really coming bb wise ive bit the bullet and ordered a pixel 3 which will be here later today/tomorrow and am looking forward to being part of android central after many a year with Crackberry.
    The one thing im considering is do i need Blackberry Hub for messaging or does the pixel have a suitable equivalent.
    Thanks
    Andrew
    Welcome , hope you enjoy pix 3
    On blackberry hub does it do something different then andriod messages? Not familiar with blackberry.
    01-27-2019 11:16 AM
  5. ab190670's Avatar
    thank you
    mustang7757 likes this.
    01-27-2019 11:24 AM
  6. Morty2264's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central, Andrew! Congratulations on your Pixel 3! Let us know when it comes in the mail!

    I too hailed from the land of CrackBerry, and miss my BlackBerry phones too! As far as BB Hub goes, I know some Android users who use the app on their phones and it works well. Android's stock messaging app is really good and you'll get all of your notifications on your lockscreen. If you enable Always on Display, you'll see the time, date, weather, and the corresponding icons of the notifications you have currently received. It's not the same as the Hub however, so it's up to you if you'd like to download the app or not!

    Enjoy your trip through Android Central and your new Pixel 3 when it arrives! What colour and size is it; and did you get the smaller 3 or the 3 XL?
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    01-27-2019 11:24 AM
  7. chrispmoto's Avatar
    I was also on BlackBerry forever.

    I can 100% say that The Hub works PERFECTLY on my Pixel 3 (XL)!!

    You get it for a month free then it starts to show ads. You can pay to remove the ads, as I had fully intended, but honestly, they hardly even bother me.

    (My wife got me a Google Play card and I was going to pay the 12$ to remove ads but I haven't even bothered!!)

    Feel free to ask me any more about the transition.... It has been great, but honestly, even as I type this, I wish I still had the keyboard......

    Enjoy!
    ab190670 likes this.
    01-27-2019 12:45 PM
  8. ab190670's Avatar
    White and standard size pixel did think about the xl but ive got tablets and my mac and prefer something that will fit happily in my pocket.
    Thanks for the welcome.
    libra89 likes this.
    01-27-2019 12:46 PM
  9. Unfranchise33's Avatar
    I decided on the smaller pixel 3 and could not be happier. It is still large, but you can use it with one hand. I too used Blackberry from the curve 8310 until the Blackberry Bold. Try and get used to swyping on the Google keyboard. Once you get it, you can't go back to single letter typing. If there is anything better than "new phone day", I don't know what it is. Your life begins tomorrow!
    JHStewart1023 likes this.
    01-27-2019 02:26 PM
  10. Lepa79's Avatar
    I was also on BlackBerry forever.

    I can 100% say that The Hub works PERFECTLY on my Pixel 3 (XL)!!

    You get it for a month free then it starts to show ads. You can pay to remove the ads, as I had fully intended, but honestly, they hardly even bother me.

    (My wife got me a Google Play card and I was going to pay the 12$ to remove ads but I haven't even bothered!!)

    Feel free to ask me any more about the transition.... It has been great, but honestly, even as I type this, I wish I still had the keyboard......

    Enjoy!
    One time fee $12 or is that yearly subscription?
    01-27-2019 06:54 PM
  11. ab190670's Avatar
    Its here !! getting my head around things but so far so good, i do miss keyboard shortcuts but haven't really delved to deep into things yet.
    Morty2264 and puch96 like this.
    01-29-2019 02:27 AM
  12. anon(10562251)'s Avatar
    I was also on BlackBerry forever.

    I can 100% say that The Hub works PERFECTLY on my Pixel 3 (XL)!!

    You get it for a month free then it starts to show ads. You can pay to remove the ads, as I had fully intended, but honestly, they hardly even bother me.

    (My wife got me a Google Play card and I was going to pay the 12$ to remove ads but I haven't even bothered!!)

    Feel free to ask me any more about the transition.... It has been great, but honestly, even as I type this, I wish I still had the keyboard......

    Enjoy!
    You and me both. Looks like there are more of us than I thought! I'm another ex-BlackBerry turned Pixel user.

    And I recognize @Morty2264 too...I think I remember seeing him around the Essential forum as well. I took a similar route - BlackBerry to Essential to Pixel.

    OP - you are in good company. Maybe we should start our own group: "BlackBerry fans waiting for real phones". Lol.
    chrispmoto, Morty2264 and ab190670 like this.
    01-29-2019 10:18 AM
  13. Morty2264's Avatar
    Its here !! getting my head around things but so far so good, i do miss keyboard shortcuts but haven't really delved to deep into things yet.
    So glad you are enjoying things so far! You'll get to know the phone and how it works in a few days! You'll be an expert in no time! Happy Phone Week!
    mustang7757 and ab190670 like this.
    01-29-2019 08:16 PM
  14. robinhelenehebert's Avatar
    I loved Crackberry!
    ab190670 and Morty2264 like this.
    01-29-2019 09:31 PM
  15. Morty2264's Avatar
    I loved Crackberry!
    Me too! I still visit!
    01-30-2019 08:23 AM
  16. EMGSM's Avatar
    I loved Crackberry!
    I miss those Crackberry days. I used to go there when I had the Bold 9000 & Bold 9700
    01-30-2019 03:26 PM
  17. ab190670's Avatar
    Very helpful people on Crackberry, and seems to be the same here.
    chrispmoto likes this.
    01-30-2019 03:56 PM
  18. chrispmoto's Avatar
    I still check Crackberry, but seems not as much anymore that I have a Pixel 3.

    Still waiting for a Key device that is waterproof (ish) with a great camera and have to admit, would be very tempted to go back. Oh, and the notifications on the BlackBerry are still by far my favorite.

    It's been months now and I still am missing my keyboard. My wife, doesn't miss it at all though, so many kicks under the covers in bed whilst typing (clicking) away on the BB. She HATED the "clicking".....!!
    ab190670 likes this.
    01-31-2019 01:57 AM
  19. neil74's Avatar
    I loved the hub on BB10 and have used it on android. Even without the other app integrations it is a great email app, I think it is quite resource hungry though which is not surprising given it what it does, battery life is fine these days but I always get the sense that it lacks that 'zip' you get from a standalone app, just feels a little slower. YMMV
    01-31-2019 03:20 AM
  20. J Dubbs's Avatar
    You and me both. Looks like there are more of us than I thought! I'm another ex-BlackBerry turned Pixel user.

    And I recognize @Morty2264 too...I think I remember seeing him around the Essential forum as well. I took a similar route - BlackBerry to Essential to Pixel.

    OP - you are in good company. Maybe we should start our own group: "BlackBerry fans waiting for real phones". Lol.
    Morty is a very sweet lady, not a guy ;-)
    01-31-2019 05:42 AM
  21. Morty2264's Avatar
    You and me both. Looks like there are more of us than I thought! I'm another ex-BlackBerry turned Pixel user.

    And I recognize @Morty2264 too...I think I remember seeing him around the Essential forum as well. I took a similar route - BlackBerry to Essential to Pixel.

    OP - you are in good company. Maybe we should start our own group: "BlackBerry fans waiting for real phones". Lol.
    Hello! Yes, I was a huge lurker in the CrackBerry forums! And I was definitely in the Essential sub-forums as well... I really wanted an Essential Phone but unfortunately its bands did not match with my carrier. And so I bought a Pixel 2!

    And we should TOTALLY start a BlackBerry turned Android group!
    ab190670 and chrispmoto like this.
    01-31-2019 07:27 AM
  22. Morty2264's Avatar
    Morty is a very sweet lady, not a guy ;-)
    My username is a little misleading! It actually pays hommage to a family cat, whose name was Mordechai. 😊
    J Dubbs likes this.
    01-31-2019 07:28 AM
  23. ab190670's Avatar
    good idea
    01-31-2019 08:09 AM
  24. Mike Dee's Avatar
    My username is a little misleading! It actually pays hommage to a family cat, whose name was Mordechai. 😊
    The avatar kind of gives it away..... At least it did for me....🦋
    Morty2264 likes this.
    01-31-2019 11:22 AM
  25. chrispmoto's Avatar
    Looks like $1.29 a month is the option it shows.
    One time fee $12 or is that yearly subscription?
    01-31-2019 12:17 PM
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