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  1. Shafft

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    Andriod powered BlackBerry in the slider format, wow known as the "BlackBerry Priv".

    Specs are scarce, but we know it has an 18MP, OIS, Fast Focus camera :D

    I'm intrigued!!

    What are your thoughts?
     
  2. Boots

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    About damn time. Way too late to save their hardware division though. I'd definitely check it out if they lost the slider :o
     
  3. Scott

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    never say never. Also the non slider will be next :)
     
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    Their insistence on a physical keyboard has been the death of them. Good to have the option, but launch both at once.
     
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    its been more software thats been the death of them then the hardware. Their core users want a keyboard. Ok great, they gave them that. John Chen has said, if he can secure android, he'd look at going that route. Im guessing he has. So this is the device that can go to the business person who wants that keyboard but still wants Android, and the be enterprise friendly. Ok, so push that, and then comes the keyboardless model. Just keep building the portfolio.
    Chen hs done a great job so far imo
     
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    I agree on the software. The problem is, they hardly have any core users any more so why not cater to the masses and build their user base back up? The average consumer is going to see this phone and think "Great, a slider. Welcome to 2008 BlackBerry". I think John Chen did a great job keeping the company afloat but I think he fails big time when it comes to getting BlackBerry back to a major player in mobile. Who knows, maybe they don't even want to be in that game any more? They've had no shortage of time to get it right.
     
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    I think you'll be surprised at who wants a slider. The keyboard is pretty innovative too with its scrolling features and such.
     
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    I tend to go by the devices that are out there. I don't see any successful slider phones so it makes me think there isn't much demand for them :o
     
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    because BlackBerry hasnt released one yet :)
     
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    Maybe haha
     
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    I'm thinking best of both worlds technically the slide never has to be used!
     
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    I'd rock the slider
     
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    Downsides to a slider is the extra weight / battery sacrifice and a mechanical point of failure.
     
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    :kekeke:

     
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    I thought that was just a code name :o
     
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    Venice was the code name.
     
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    Looks more like a Blandroid :lol:
     
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    I'm wondering if it will also have an onscreen blackberry keyboard, and if someone will be able to pull it off and make it available to all androids. That would be phenomenal. If they reincarnated the z30 with Android I'd be on that like Boots on google.
     
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    What a train wreck, of a demo, and of a phone.
     
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    is the curved edges of the screen actually something that people want?
     
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    word is its very close the the Galaxy S6 Edge display which is pretty popular. I personally really like the curved edges. Makes that swipe over feature very comfortable.
     
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    what kind of a case do you put it in that allows you to not break the screen when dropped while still being able to use it?

    I ask as I dropped my phone on the weekend and it took a crazy tumble, it's fine but the case is a bit scratched up.
     
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    I just googled GS6 edge case. Lots of different varieties.

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    neither of those would have saved my phone... :lol:
     
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    assuming what it landing on is flat, it should work, as the lips around the corners keep the screen from touching face down. Don't care what kind of case it is, if it falls screen down on an edge or point. any screen is gonna have issues :lol:
     
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    Gravel driveway from my pocket while on a moving 4 wheeler... I thought was toast, particularly as there was gravel embedded in the case - it's fine though; didn't even break the tempered glass screen protector (I have broken one though, it fell face down on rough concrete and cracked the screen protector)
     
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    gravel is a bitch :lol:
     
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    I dropped my N5 the other day and the back popped right off(no case), snapped it back on and good to go
     

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