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I want to buy the passport silver today..... mistake?

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So im done with iphone and would like to buy an silver passport today. Im scared ill buy it and passport 2 will come out. Also, when BB discontinues their bb10 and makes the switch to android what will happen to everyone who is using a bb passport? will they get an auto update or will they have to buy a new phone completely?

thanks!
gieckboy
Asked: 00:39 07/09/2016
adria 00:39 07/09/2016
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You probably aren't gonna get much more on the passport than is already there. I would be shocked to see a passport 2 ever. Bb10 is what is right now and the switch to android is already done in my opinion even if BlackBerry won't admit it yet. I liked my z30 and bb10 up to the point that it fails to open a lot of Web content now. Don't have lots of apps so you need a good browser. That was fine with me as long as the browser worked well. If all you mainly need to do at this point is email, text and phone calls then you will be fine. The passport will continue to do those things for quite awhile id have to say. Rumor is BlackBerry will be coming out with an android pkb phone soon. It's bigger than the classic but smaller than the passport. Unless you just hate android and you want a pkb available, I recommend the priv. It's been a good replaces to my z30. Only thing that would make it better is having an up to date bb10 on it. I miss the external speakers on the z30 as well but other than that Ive gained software that is up to date and a pkb I didn't know if I'd like or not but it turns out I like it a lot

Posted with my shiny new Priv
shenol 00:39 07/09/2016
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I think you are making a mistake if you depend on and use many apps. The support for apps is getting worse by the month. If you are an email, phone call, texting person then maybe get one. The Passport is nearly 2 years old now. Still works great as a communication device sans some messaging apps. It is HIGHLY unlikely that we will see a Passport 2 and there will almost certainly be NO auto update to android for existing Passport users. What you see right now is what you will get. I always look at a device with the perspective can it get me through at least 2 years, and the Passport has done that beautifully (for ME). After that point (sometime in October for me) I will probably begin my search for a new device and I won't rule out ANY device. I love BB10 and it works great for me, but then I use very few apps. That is the key-APPS--if you can't do without them, I would look elsewhere.
shenol 00:39 07/09/2016
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I liked my z30 and bb10 up to the point that it fails to open a lot of Web content now.I am still NOT experiencing this -- I know that others are, and it would always be welcome to see a browser update, but I am still fairly content with the stock browser. I guess I don't visit the same web sites that others do. There is no doubt that the browser will eventually fail for me (if no improvements are forthcoming) but I still find it good.
dvdsplusmore 00:39 07/09/2016
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I use think or swim, xbox smart glass, kik messenger, whatsapp, chase mobile app, destiny app, paypal, group me and robinhood will these be support with the passport?
dvdsplusmore 00:39 07/09/2016
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Blackberry Passport 2: Physical Keyboard Coming To Android? ? NSEAVoice

also check this out might as well wait for passport 2 lol
sandiego 00:39 07/09/2016
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I use think or swim, xbox smart glass, kik messenger, whatsapp, chase mobile app, destiny app, paypal, group me and robinhood will these be support with the passport?You can look these up yourself, but keep in mind when you do that the Android runtime is locked at 4.3 and any apps that require 4.4 or better will not work or have serious issues.
shenol 00:39 07/09/2016
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I use think or swim, xbox smart glass, kik messenger, whatsapp, chase mobile app, destiny app, paypal, group me and robinhood will these be support with the passport?In your order (as far as I know): NO, Yes (from Google Play works with android 4.0+ ), Yes (with limitations on the notifications), Yes (for now but after Dec 31 maybe not unless android app works), Yes (also with limitations through Google Play), Destiny (do not know but there is NO native app), Yes (android app works ok but website mobile app desktop shortcut is better), Group Me (don't know but NO native app), Robin Hood (also don't know).

So given this list, I would NOT recommend the Passport-just too many potential problems.
adria 00:39 07/09/2016
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I am still NOT experiencing this -- I know that others are, and it would always be welcome to see a browser update, but I am still fairly content with the stock browser. I guess I don't visit the same web sites that others do. There is no doubt that the browser will eventually fail for me (if no improvements are forthcoming) but I still find it good.My main issue or the one that did it for me was a website I subscribe to for workouts. It used to work great. Used my phone to access, track and watch video demos for my workouts. When the text stopped rendering correctly and the videos ceased to work even with browsie I gave up. Works beautifully on my priv by comparison. That wasn't the only site or time it happened but it was one I use a lot and that just wasn't good enough

Posted with my shiny new Priv
damol 00:39 07/09/2016
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Blackberry Passport 2: Physical Keyboard Coming To Android? ? NSEAVoice

also check this out might as well wait for passport 2 lolDon't hold your breath for a Passport 2. That article doesn't quote any reputable source. It's an article based on rumours and wishes of a relatively small group of BlackBerry Passport fans. BlackBerry has mentioned 2 devices that are planned. Neither fit the description of the Passport.
besttoolbars 00:39 07/09/2016
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I would say no. I couldn't care less when the big deal was just FB or WhatsApp or another social media app ditching BB, but pretty soon the few apps i was using stopped getting updates or plainly stopped working. Even Google store apps have no future because the android runtime will never be updated on BB10.

I want to buy the passport silver today..... mistake?

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