BlackBerry Priv Smartphone Pre-Orders Start At $699 - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
Comments
BlackBerry Priv Smartphone Pre-Orders Start At $699
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
SachinEE
50%
50%
SachinEE,
User Rank: Ninja
10/31/2015 | 3:37:26 PM
Re: Good hit
@yalanand. Your idea of aa thin, full shiny metallic black BB with business class specs and a hefty price tag is really welcoming. People would storm to stores to buy this phone.
SachinEE
50%
50%
SachinEE,
User Rank: Ninja
10/31/2015 | 3:35:14 PM
Re: Good hit
@sunita: the phone has flagship class specifications, maybe more. If reviews are good this phone would be the turning point for BB. Does this have the existing BB business class security features because Android has really bad security features.
SachinEE
50%
50%
SachinEE,
User Rank: Ninja
10/31/2015 | 3:33:34 PM
Re: The last hope!
@yalanand: I agree the keyboard placement is really hideous. Maybe if they made the screen size a little bit less. It has a 5.4 inch screen. I just pretended i had a BB priv of 5.1 inch and tried and I could use the fancy keyboard without much problem. If the screen size is 5 inches then that keyboard is like a boon.
SachinEE
50%
50%
SachinEE,
User Rank: Ninja
10/31/2015 | 3:28:58 PM
Re: Good hit
@sunita: It is a good thing BB are going Android but in no way does that phone look like a flagship device.
SunitaT0
50%
50%
SunitaT0,
User Rank: Ninja
10/28/2015 | 4:22:29 PM
Re: Good hit
@ariella: although I am criticizing the phone, I have never actually held it. Maybe the grip is good? Maybe after holding I would like it? Who knows. The point is I am interested to see how this rolls out for BB
SunitaT0
50%
50%
SunitaT0,
User Rank: Ninja
10/28/2015 | 4:21:04 PM
Re: Good hit
@stratustician: agreed. Passport was one good looking device. They should have had released it in android. Too bad they got newer and worse ideas. I don't really understand what is up with that keyboard. A big keyboard attached to a big phone? People will fumble with the phone.
Stratustician
50%
50%
Stratustician,
User Rank: Ninja
10/26/2015 | 2:25:09 PM
Re: Good hit
I agree, while a physical keyboard was a huge competitive advantage early on for Blackberry, I think it's losing some of it's appeal over a stronger motivation for applications.  For me, one of the biggest issues with Blackberry is that they don't have enough native applications, which was a great reason for BB to produce an Android/BB hybrid.  That being said, there isn't very much that makes this phone unique.  The keyboard looks like it will be awkward for many users (I have noticed a large male demographic among business users) which could hurt the potential popularity of the device.

I'm honestly surprised they didn't just look at replicating the passport as an Android device.  That could have had a bit more market appeal.
Ariella
50%
50%
Ariella,
User Rank: Author
10/26/2015 | 1:17:23 PM
Re: Good hit
Personally, I like keyboards. But I'm not sure that incorporating one is enough to make people choose this phone over the competition. 
yalanand
50%
50%
yalanand,
User Rank: Ninja
10/26/2015 | 1:13:32 PM
Re: Good hit
@Li Tan: Although I hope BlackBerry pulls through as a company, I don't see profit from this phone. It is fat and has a sliding keyboard which is not needed. It should have been at least a couple millimetres thin.
yalanand
50%
50%
yalanand,
User Rank: Ninja
10/26/2015 | 1:11:35 PM
Re: The last hope!
Really? With this hideous placement of the keyboard? Why doesn't BlackBerry make executive android phones again, they can give iPhone a run for their money. You know, one flagship phone per year, in all metallic black and amazing specs and a hefty price tag. People will go crazy. I will buy it the first day because my first business phone was a BB and I have been a fan of their work since.
Page 1 / 2   >   >>


2020 State of DevOps Report
2020 State of DevOps Report
Download this report today to learn more about the key tools and technologies being utilized, and how organizations deal with the cultural and process changes that DevOps brings. The report also examines the barriers organizations face, as well as the rewards from DevOps including faster application delivery, higher quality products, and quicker recovery from errors in production.
Slideshows
10 Top Cloud Computing Startups
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  8/3/2020
Commentary
Adding Fuel to the MSP vs. In-house IT Debate
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks,  8/6/2020
Commentary
How Enterprises Can Adopt Video Game Cloud Strategy
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  7/28/2020
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
Enterprise Automation: Do More with Less
In this IT Trend Report, we highlight the benefits of automation and the various tools as enterprises navigate turbulent times, try to do more with less, keep their operations running, and stay on track with digital modernizations.
White Papers
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll