Blackberry taking un-boxing to a new level

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  1. Cactii macrumors member

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    Product reviewers or fans usually publish un-boxing videos of new items on Youtube but Blackberry is taking un-boxing to a new level and they just doing it themselves.

    This newly introduced Porsche Design P9983 is rocking a dual Core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm MSM8960, 2100 mAh battery and 720×720 3.1-inch touchscreen.

    One more thing...... this beauty is rumored to be slightly over $2000.

    Check out the video.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BAE_oRlEc8#t=12

    Blackberry truly outdid themselves with this one.
     
  2. iBlazed macrumors 68000

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    Obsolete already. When you have to do your own unboxing, it's time to pack up your bags...
     
  3. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    The BB10 blackberries are truly fantastic, especially the Porsche designs. I own a Q10 and it is without a doubt the best phone I have ever owned. The hardware is fantastic and the OS is the smoothest and most functional I've ever used on a mobile phone.

    Blackberry have been doing an amazing job as of recently. Very underrated phones.
     
  4. Cactii thread starter macrumors member

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    I have to agree on the Q10. Nice little device. But I had a hard laugh seeing a company reviewing and un-boxing their own products. Gotta agree this is sort of .... well strange.
     
  5. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Hmmm... I wouldn't go far as strange. I've seen it done a few times before... for example the Xbox One.

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lbrmAsxJPv4
     
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    nintendo has also done it, they wore white gloves…

    If it really is $2000 then this BB should be waterproof, fire proof and drop proof. lol
     
  9. D.T. macrumors 604

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    It’s at least sales proof.
     
  10. cr2 macrumors regular

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    Porsche Designed Cleaning Cloth

    It comes with Porsche Designed Cleaning Cloth, maybe someone would buy for the cloth.
     
  11. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    So, I'm supposed to believe that video was not a joke?
     
  12. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    Pretty average unboxing honestly.

    I'd expect more for the price. Phone doesn't even look worth $200. Wow, the display and UI already look outdated by years.
     
  13. Cactii thread starter macrumors member

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    The Blackberry OS is actually pretty nice however specs wise it is the same as the discontinued Blackberry Q10.
     
  14. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    It looks like this would compete with the iPhone 4. Definitely doesn't look like a 2014 smartphone.
     
  15. mikeo007 macrumors 65816

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    Ya, the UI looks like a high-school project. They had a great team that could have worked on it, but they handcuffed them and forced them to work on much more menial tasks. Don't expect any advancements in the future either, the founding members of TAT all left Blackberry in disgust.
     
  16. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    Looks kinda cool, like a 1980's Delorean looks kinda cool. Wouldn't want to own either though.

    And for the 5 people that buy this phone, I'm sure that they'll be considered the 'cool kids' on BBM with their special numbers. Do people still use bbm in the developed world?
     
  17. Switchback666 macrumors 68000

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    Blackberry still very popular were i am, people don't want to let go bbm and the whole PIN thing, never tried one but i always heard good things about the new OS.
     
  18. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 601

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    It's a really nice looking phone, futuristic looking and the interface is cool. I like the physical keyboard and............. Sorry just remembered it's not 2009 after all lol.
     
  19. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    They'll be texting each other so it won't be too special.
     
  20. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I think it looks great. It is the size I want my phone to be.
     
  21. akuma13 macrumors 6502a

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    The Passport was officially unveiled and put on sale today. I have to say i'm really intrigued with this phone. The form factor is unique and actually practical. Love the keyboard but that space bar could be troublesome. It was of course butchered on The Verge. But TechnoBuffalo and CNet seem to like it in general.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mmQQx3MJec
     
  22. Oohara macrumors 68020

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    I dig the wonky retro look but my God I'd be afraid of a corner literally piecing my lower abdomen if I sat down with one of those things in my pocket. Forget bendgate, this phone might actually kill you. :p
     
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    I saw the video of them starting the passport and after 2 minutes of waiting for the phone to boot I fell asleep. I'm not sure if Blackberry went the Windows ME bootloader route, but holy crap! It takes forever.
     
  24. Shuri macrumors 6502

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    I read somewhere it had to do something with security, but I don't know.

    Considering the total times of rebooting a phone that actually wouldn't keep me from buying this phone, but its awkward size and the hardware keyboard (Hardware keyboards are great, but on with such tiny keys ultimately inferior to a software one) are no gos for me.
     

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