BlackBerry users out there?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by sk1wbw, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. sk1wbw Suspended

    sk1wbw

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    I bought a KEYone when they first came out. I never realized how much I missed the physical keyboard. I loved it so much that I recently bought a brand new Passport still shrinkwrapped in the box. That's an amazing phone. I always wanted to try BB OS 10.

    Anyone else out there using a KEYone or any other BlackBerry?
     
  2. WrenFGun macrumors member

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    I absolutely loved the Passport. It's an excellent device.

    The real problem is that it's running off an Android 4.3 runtime, which is a ticking timebomb. If you use nothing more than email, SMS/MMS, web browsing, reddit, etc. then it's really still an excellent phone. The problem is, if you want much for social media, LinkedIn is broken, Twitter is functional but mediocre, Facebook isn't supported though Face10 is a fine alternative, Snapchat is a non-starter, etc. You can hack some old apps for Netflix and Hulu to run, but they're old versions with security holes.

    The real significant problems for me are Protonmail and Signal. Both work, but it's really rough.

    Real shame because the OS is a personal favorite of mine and I love that device. Hopefully they'll pull a Nokia and make a BB OS comeback.
     
  3. ryankul macrumors regular

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    Just ordered another Blackberry Classic, case, wireless charging pad and some other goodies. Really miss the physical keyboard. For web, email, call/text, photos, streaming music and video it still gets the job done. There's native apps, third party and also sideloading if one is up to it (not that hard). I wouldn't buy a Blackberry for a multimedia machine though. Also build quality is superb as well as pocketability.
     
  4. sk1wbw thread starter Suspended

    sk1wbw

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    I would love to get one of those too. What carrier are you on? I'd have to find one that works on T-mobile.
     
  5. BrettApple macrumors 65816

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    Yep! We're still here. I had a couple Z10's a few years back but I picked up a mint Classic on eBay for $40 about a month ago. Love it! I used it as my daily for a couple weeks just to get off all my social media apps and such and I'd say I was pretty successful. I love BB10 and it's gesture based UI and the physical keyboard.

    I would grab a KEYone but $40 vs $550... Classic works and I already have an iPhone 7 anyway that's my main device. And an HTC 10 before it that was also excellent but would heat up and lag out on occasion.
     

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