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#2
meh...too much money for the specs.

hopefully blackberry releases more android phones. maybe for oneplus pricing.
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Great deal I have ever seen.
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#4
Great deal on an underrated phone. Some highlights:

1. Touch-enabled physical keyboard (the physical keyboard acts like a trackpad which can be used to scroll through web pages, select predictive words, fine edit text, and take advantage of gestures like swipe down to bring up special characters and swipe left to delete the last word).
2. Many features borrowed from BB10 including the virtual keyboard, Hub, Calendar, and Contacts.
3. DTEK privacy/security app.
4. Faster security updates [blackberry.com].
5. Pop-up widgets.
6. Productivity tab.
7. Keyboard shortcuts.
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Quote from thehash View Post :
meh...too much money for the specs.

hopefully blackberry releases more android phones. maybe for oneplus pricing.
There are two more mid-range Android phones in the pipeline. One will be an always-exposed physical keyboard model (Rome) and the other an all-touch model (Hamburg). Already confirmed for the Rome is a fingerprint reader on the space bar which sounds pretty cool.
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Last edited by Nate650 May 23, 2016 at 08:57 AM
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Great deal. Got one at $500 last month. 2 points: 1. Keyboard is not as comfortable as Passport and 2. This should be filed under phone and not computer deal. (Edit: Looks like it's filed under both now).
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Been reading up on this specific phone (AT&T Priv) and it sounds like if you want to update, you're going to need an AT&T SIM card...even though this is the same model BlackBerry sells unlocked and T-Mobile also carries. So obviously, if you are an AT&T buyer, you would have no issues, but if you aren't and don't have an AT&T SIM card handy, you might want to re-think getting this particular one. And speaking of updates, while BlackBerry has released Marshmallow for their unlocked model, AT&T hasn't for this Priv.

On the bright side, I also read that this specific phone allows LTE calling on AT&T whereas the T-Mobile and unlocked ones don't. Again, all three are the same model.
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1. Keyboard is not as comfortable as Passport
That's what worries me most about this, the keyboard being more cramped so I've been thinking about just waiting for their next android phones, which may or may not ever be released, there hasn't even been proper leaks or dev units around, so I doubt we are going to see one soon. Even the Priv was showcased ages before it was released and so far nothing on the new models.

I'll stay with PP for now, maybe I'll give this a try at $300 mark so if I don't like it, it won't feel as bad as paying $380. Swappa seems to be filled with Passports now, people buying these and trying to flip it there for $450ish, $10 to swappa, $10 shipping, $13 to paypal, why even bother, right? There was someone selling their used one for $275, but it was a bit sketchy, so I passed.

Also remember, don't expect these to be covered under AT&T or Blackberry warranty.
I am not sure if credit card warranties cover these purchases, like Discover & Amex?
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The idea of a physical keyboard is nice, however I wouldn't touch a Blackberry. I have always felt they were overpriced and have read too many bad things about them.
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#10
Great device and price, horrible tho in regards to non-AT&T customer unable to get BB updates without an AT&T first party SIM. I am with Cricket (an AT&T company) and it won't satisfy their requirement so I've vowed never to buy another AT&T branded device unless it can be rebranded with a factory firmware similar to the HTC M8, and M9 converted to the Google Play editions, or bootloader unlocked to allow better custom ROM's to be installed. In the long run unless you like AT&T and the bloat save your monies for something less restrictive.
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That's what worries me most about this, the keyboard being more cramped so I've been thinking about just waiting for their next android phones, which may or may not ever be released, there hasn't even been proper leaks or dev units around, so I doubt we are going to see one soon. Even the Priv was showcased ages before it was released and so far nothing on the new models.

I'll stay with PP for now, maybe I'll give this a try at $300 mark so if I don't like it, it won't feel as bad as paying $380. Swappa seems to be filled with Passports now, people buying these and trying to flip it there for $450ish, $10 to swappa, $10 shipping, $13 to paypal, why even bother, right? There was someone selling their used one for $275, but it was a bit sketchy, so I passed.

Also remember, don't expect these to be covered under AT&T or Blackberry warranty.
I am not sure if credit card warranties cover these purchases, like Discover & Amex?
I think you're right. Specs-wise, this is a mid-tier phone and demand isn't strong for it. $300 feels like the right market price for this device, which is why AT&T is testing to see where that price point is to get their stock of these sold.

I messed around with one in a t-mobile store and agree it's a nice device.
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Thanks, in for one. going to put it on my existing at&t go acct
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#13
Great Deal!!! I bought this phone when it first came out. At&T was charging $40 than what Blackberry was. Ripoffs.. But this is a great deal and this phone has Android M upgrade already, so get battery saving features along with performance.
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#14
I bought this phone from the same seller last $380 deal. Arrived defective. Was easy to return through eBay. Avoid using their RMA form as it is a PITA.
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#15
Blackberry still alive?
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