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  1. camaroz1985's Avatar
    Sounds like it suits you best... for now haha. Isn't there a rumor that there is an updated SE coming out?
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    05-24-2017 11:37 AM
  2. libra89's Avatar
    Yep, I'll believe it when I see it. It would be cool though.
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    05-24-2017 12:55 PM
  3. camaroz1985's Avatar
    This one is good as it is. We (I) always want the latest and greatest, but I don't know what else I would want from the SE. If I had to do something, maybe 3D touch and waterproof, or a little bit bigger screen in the same overall size, but I don't like the new tall skinny screens on the G6 and S8, so there really isn't that much bigger they could go in the same aspect ratio.
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    05-24-2017 02:45 PM
  4. libra89's Avatar
    This one is good as it is. We (I) always want the latest and greatest, but I don't know what else I would want from the SE. If I had to do something, maybe 3D touch and waterproof, or a little bit bigger screen in the same overall size, but I don't like the new tall skinny screens on the G6 and S8, so there really isn't that much bigger they could go in the same aspect ratio.
    I agree with you on that about the new screen trend. Idealistically, I would like an improved front camera and better radios, but aside from that, it's very nice and hits majority of the spots for me.
    05-24-2017 03:05 PM
  5. dov1978's Avatar
    This one is good as it is. We (I) always want the latest and greatest, but I don't know what else I would want from the SE. If I had to do something, maybe 3D touch and waterproof, or a little bit bigger screen in the same overall size, but I don't like the new tall skinny screens on the G6 and S8, so there really isn't that much bigger they could go in the same aspect ratio.
    Kinda feeling the same myself. Had the Galaxy s8 Plus and got the G6 just now and although the 18:9 screens are great to hold and put in a pocket, I do miss the 16:9 aspect ratio and hope this new trend is just a quickly passing phase. People argue that you get to see more text etc when scrolling Web pages or Facebook etc but you really don't as the skinnier screen means sentences carry over to the next line a lot sooner so you still get the same content on the screen at any one time
    Last edited by dov1978; 05-27-2017 at 05:05 PM.
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    05-27-2017 08:57 AM
  6. HeyCori's Avatar
    I have a BlackBerry Passport. I'm part of the 1:1%.
    05-27-2017 10:10 AM
  7. TgeekB's Avatar
    I have a BlackBerry Passport. I'm part of the 1:1%.
    Hey, as long as it works for you!

    Sent from mTalk on my SP4
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    05-27-2017 12:33 PM
  8. LuxuryTouringZone's Avatar
    I have a BlackBerry Passport. I'm part of the 1:1%.
    Nice!
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    05-27-2017 07:42 PM
  9. Keith White Jr's Avatar
    I have a BlackBerry Passport. I'm part of the 1:1%.
    Is that an Android BB phone? If so, how is it?? I have looked at those from afar and wondered...
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    05-28-2017 09:27 AM
  10. HeyCori's Avatar
    Is that an Android BB phone? If so, how is it?? I have looked at those from afar and wondered...
    It runs BlackBerry OS 10 and was released in 2014.

    https://us.blackberry.com/smartphone...sport/overview
    05-28-2017 09:52 AM
  11. TgeekB's Avatar
    Is that an Android BB phone? If so, how is it?? I have looked at those from afar and wondered...
    It was one of the last (if not the last) BB10 phones.

    Sent from mTalk on my SP4
    05-28-2017 11:05 AM
  12. Keith White Jr's Avatar
    It runs BlackBerry OS 10 and was released in 2014.

    https://us.blackberry.com/smartphone...sport/overview


    Does it have the Amazon app store? How do android apps run on it?
    fatclue_98 and HeyCori like this.
    05-28-2017 02:01 PM
  13. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Does it have the Amazon app store? How do android apps run on it?
    BB OS10 phones come with the Amazon Store out of the box and with the Android Runtime update from the BlackBerry World it cures a lot of the early issues. Apps that don't require Google Play Services run as if they're native. A Crackberry member that goes by the name of Cobalt has published a set of hacks that allow you to run apps with GP dependency negated.
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    05-28-2017 03:50 PM
  14. HeyCori's Avatar
    ^Basically what fatclue said. I personally don't run Cobalt, relying instead on BlackBerry's own apps for my daily task. Most of what I need can be done on the web, with banking being the most important.
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    05-28-2017 05:48 PM
  15. TgeekB's Avatar
    BB10 is very similar to W10M where you need to have workarounds for certain aspects. Fans will defend it because they love the Hub, etc. It is a very capable OS that has lost support unfortunately.

    Sent from mTalk on my SP4
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    05-28-2017 05:53 PM
  16. PerfectReign's Avatar
    The tech world is about phones. Keep your head in the sand...thanks for coming
    For consumers, maybe. For those of us in tech, phones are an annoying distraction. I mean, think about all I have to do to ensure my staff and the 600+ others I support don't accidentally email possibly harassing material or send a secure document outside out network. Yes, I can do this, but it is a pain.

    Out of my $6M budget, I probably spend a few ten thousand on mobile devices. (My phone bill is about $100,000 per month, just for land lines, and that isn't part of my budgeted expenses.)
    05-28-2017 06:09 PM
  17. fatclue_98's Avatar
    BB10 is very similar to W10M where you need to have workarounds for certain aspects. Fans will defend it because they love the Hub, etc. It is a very capable OS that has lost support unfortunately.

    Sent from mTalk on my SP4

    That's partly true. If you don't need apps that require access to Google Play Services they run every bit as well as if you had an Android device. The problem was the ART that didn't get updated until most users had already moved on. Then they updated it and told NO ONE. By the time John Chen took the reins it was hopeless. Much like Nadella, he wasn't left with much to work with from a PR standpoint.
    05-28-2017 07:06 PM
  18. mariusdk's Avatar
    Well it has been about a week since I got a Galaxy S8 and unfortunately I couldn't be happier....

    I held on as long as I could or believed I needed too in till eventually my 950xl quit. Looked at my Windows options.....well I could get what I had for more than a year.....or a GO elite X3....unavailibilty of the X3 eventually made me just give up and not for the S8.

    First impressions....did not have to change any if my hardware....ny wireless charging pads still works,including a JBL speaker one and odours the use type C....great.Secondly,weirdly,frustratingly....the microsoft app on Android are more polished then they were on WP....WTF is up with that.

    Ok...so the app store gives me 100 results when I only want one,but I have got my banking app back,result.

    Oh and what is this?My phone now works with my cars radio unit?I can use the maps on it to display in the 9" display.....must be magic.Not just calls and text...

    The only inconvienice is that I travel a lot and used to take Continuum with me....now will have to buy the Samsung equivalent to keep all my work crap up to date.But right now I am thinking that is a small price to pay for a piece of hardware that is working....software that us up to date and in general a experience that just feels like it is working....

    Come on Microsoft.....do you know how difficult it is to loose a customer like me....I have been with you for such a long time that had you just gotten something out remotely new you would have had me for another 2 years......
    05-28-2017 09:52 PM
  19. tj_moore's Avatar
    I've liked Windows Phone for being different to iOS/Android, nice to use, nicely integrated into the MS ecosystem, and efficient on low power/memory devices with excellent battery life and tightly controlled data use.

    However my allegiance is mainly with Nokia. All but two mobiles I've had since the 90s have been Nokia essentially. Even the 640 I've got now is essentially Nokia despite the Microsoft branding (having worked for/with them I recognise the Nokia product codes under the hood, and it's still loaded with Nokia apps). I dabbled with a feature phone Sony way back and hated it, going straight back to Nokia and later tried a Samsung Galaxy S2 which had all kinds of problems with bugs, bloated data hungry apps and I hated the battery life. The rest have been Nokia.

    So the next phone may be one of the new Nokia. Yes they're made by a third party start up, but it's ex-Nokia staff really and Nokia input. Android though, but maybe things have finally come on. Still think linux kernel based OS aren't geared up for efficiency and low power devices, hence many Android phones just size up, use powerful processors and stick a massive battery in them to cope. Symbian was efficient. Just a shame it was basically crap, or at least it was shown up badly once iPhone came on the scene. Though I still miss an OS with a decent integrated SIP stack.

    Had the Nokia name stuck with Win Phone I may have stuck it out, but still there needs to be devices. Microsoft have nothing on offer until 2019 at least and even then that's just a vague rumour of a Surface Phone, and rumours now that it might even be an Android phone! (though I suspect they may ditch the Surface Phone and go with promoting Microsoft powered Android devices, i.e. that are loaded with MS apps).

    Shame as it's a much nicer platform to develop for and much nicer tools to develop with. It's a shame mobile developers couldn't see that or at least be convinced to switch the MS tools and develop cross platform.
    05-29-2017 07:20 AM
  20. TgeekB's Avatar
    While I have moved to an iPhone SE as my main device (due to CU messing up my Idol 4S and making it virtually unusable) that doesn't mean I'm leaving the platform. Still have a laptop running Windows 10. Still have an SP4. Still visiting this site and hoping things work out for mobile soon. I still think MS has a good plan moving forward, it just takes time.

    Sent from mTalk on my SP4
    05-29-2017 08:43 AM
  21. PerfectReign's Avatar
    While I have moved to an iPhone SE as my main device
    How do you type on that?? I bought my 14-year-old one. I was using it the other day to test Outlook and found it next to impossible to use such a miniscule keyboard.

    Sent from mTalk
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    05-29-2017 09:51 AM
  22. TgeekB's Avatar
    How do you type on that?? I bought my 14-year-old one. I was using it the other day to test Outlook and found it next to impossible to use such a miniscule keyboard.

    Sent from mTalk
    I have very little problem with it. It seems to predict words very efficiently.
    I'm not saying I'm going to write a novel on it but, for an everyday communications device, it works quite well.

    Sent from mTalk on my SP4
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    05-29-2017 10:21 AM
  23. dov1978's Avatar
    How do you type on that?? I bought my 14-year-old one. I was using it the other day to test Outlook and found it next to impossible to use such a miniscule keyboard.

    Sent from mTalk
    Same here. I bought my 12yr old son one for Christmas and went to set it up for him in advance but I couldn't believe how small it was and hard to type on. And to think this used to be the norm and I had iPhones 3g, 3gs, 4, 4s and 5, 5s before myself so was well used to those sizes at one point. I sent it straight back and got him the 6s instead and he's been been very happy with it and the size
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    05-29-2017 10:21 AM
  24. libra89's Avatar
    I have very little problem with it. It seems to predict words very efficiently.
    I'm not saying I'm going to write a novel on it but, for an everyday communications device, it works quite well.

    Sent from mTalk on my SP4
    +1
    Same. I had to readjust after having the Pixel for a bit but it's awesome for one handed typing and usage. Combine that with a swipe keyboard and you are good to go.

    I have the 7 and it works similarly but feels nicer on the SE.
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    05-29-2017 10:40 AM
  25. camaroz1985's Avatar
    I agree with TgeekB and libra89. Takes a little to get used to after a 5" phone, but surprisingly easy. My experience on the SE has been great. This time around on iOS I have been able to make it work better for my so far, have found a few apps that fill some holes for me, and I am enjoying it, mainly just being able to use the device, and not having to worry about how to workaround short comings, etc.

    Makes me consider selling/trading my Pixel, but I feel like I may want to try it again in a month or so, and don't want to have to buy another device. I had actually considered trading the Pixel for a 7 or 7+, but I really like the size of the SE. The only thing that appeals to me about the 7 family is the water "resistance". I never thought it would be something I cared about, but with kids it would be nice. I had to stop myself and empty my pockets before running through the sprinklers with them yesterday. It would also be cool to take some video and pictures of them in those cases (and speaking of cases, I absolutely hate waterproof cases, and other cases that cover the ports of the phone).
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    05-30-2017 08:28 AM
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