iPhone + New Blackberry = Perfect Duo!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dsa420, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. dsa420 macrumors 6502

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    Today I received the newest Blackberry(yes they are still around):

    http://www.cnet.com/products/blackberry-passport/

    And I must admit that the BBerry + IP6+ is an amazing combo. Haven't owned a blackberry for years thus I forgot how easy it is to type on an actual physical keyboard.

    I picked up a cheap T-Mobile data only Sim card for $20 and intend on using the blackberry for nothing more than an email device.

    Good for blackberry for finally coming out with a somewhat innovative product while sticking to their heritage.
     
  2. richardbb85 macrumors 6502a

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    so u paid 600 for the phone n u have to carry 2 phones everywhere? smh
     
  3. bpeeps macrumors 68020

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    But it's really good with email!!!!!
     
  4. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    While I love the passport and want blackberry to make a comeback... there's no way in hell I would carry around 2 phones on me.
     
  5. dsa420 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't mind carrying both, the Blackberry won't come with me everywhere, only during peak business hours.

    It really is like riding a bike, feels liberating to use the physical keyboard again.
     
  6. Caesars macrumors regular

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    I'd try that Combo out, currently using the ip6 and lgg3. I planned to do note 4/iphone6 but if blackberry has made something good (finally after years) is at least give it a shot.
     
  7. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    The passport is rather beautiful I must admit:
    - square screen for a non cramped viewing experience
    - huge 3500mAh battery
    - snapdragon 801 and 3gb of RAM
    - ability to swipe across the keyboard like a trackpad

    Very cool stuff indeed, hope it turns out to be a big success for BB among the business types.
     
  8. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Wtf? What's wrong with the email on the iPhone? Is it really worth paying $600 and carrying an additional phone?
     
  9. dsa420 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, the email functionality in 2nd to none with Blackberry.
     
  10. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Ya but is the iPhone email functionality THAT bad where it warrants a $600 purchase and a second device lugged around? Lol
     
  11. dsa420 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Absolutely not, it's strictly a luxury purchase. I have been using the dictation functionality on the iPhone recently, really such a great alternative to actually typing.
     
  12. snatchel macrumors newbie

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    I'm in the two phone crowd as well.... My personal phone is an iPhone 5S, and my work phone is an iPhone 6+.

    Carrying two phones sucks. I usually leave my personal phone in the truck and only use it for pandora and the like. My company is pretty generous with our company phones and how we use it...but I got nailed a few months back for using >8 gigs of data, so I keep the personal phone around.

    Re: iPhone 6 Plus email---- all I know is landscape keyboard & display on iP6+ is fantaaaaastic. Leaps and bounds over any previous iPhone.
     
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  14. mtneer macrumors 68020

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    Ouch!!!!

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    If email is such a deal clincher for you that you will not only pay $600 more, but also carry another device and care for it to be charged and functional - then I think you really should ditch the iPhone and go all Blackberry.
     
  15. dsa420 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Not a chance I would give up the iPhone, again for me, its not really all that much of a pain in the ass to carry 2 devices.

    I need to get myself some Gucci gloves like Paris, those are hot!



     
  16. mtneer macrumors 68020

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    Do you have your Blackberry on the same family share plan as the iPhone?
     
  17. dsa420 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nope, iphone is with verizon, blackberry is contract free under Tmobile for $20 a month, only data. The phone only supports GSM, so only ATT or Tmobile.
     
  18. pdxmatts macrumors 65816

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    Good for you. BB was my first smartphone and will always have a soft spot for me. Check out Tim Allen on Jimmy Kimmel ;) http://youtu.be/SoqQtDESbng
     
  19. shaunmed macrumors regular

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    buying a blackberry is polishing the brass on the titanic.
     
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  21. jetlitheone macrumors 6502a

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    Assuming you're a female.

    Or you really love Gucci

    Or you're sarcastic lol
     
  22. CiccioAtSea macrumors regular

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    Those are by Chanel btw ;-)
     
  23. 617aircav Suspended

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    It's a luxury purchase not a practical one. It's like having the iPad mini and air.
     
  24. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Hmm I guess. Then again, iPads are generally used at home so you're not lugging it around in all your pockets!
     
  25. JoJoCal19 macrumors 65816

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    I myself am still partial to BlackBerry devices as well. If I get a job that requires me to have a device to email a lot and it's BYOD, I will get a BB too. Nothing wrong with email on the iPhone per se, but I love typing them on that BB keyboard.
     

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