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Blackberry Priv

Postby sgstrait » Sat, 28 Nov 2015 8:12 am

Does anybody have any idea when this will be launched in Singapore? HK and Vietnam already have it. Suspect that Indonesia might. But no word on it here in Singapore.

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Postby nakatago » Mon, 30 Nov 2015 8:51 am

I think early next year but I can't find anything solid to support that.

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Postby sgstrait » Fri, 18 Dec 2015 3:02 pm

sgstrait wrote:Does anybody have any idea when this will be launched in Singapore? HK and Vietnam already have it. Suspect that Indonesia might. But no word on it here in Singapore.

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Postby taxico » Tue, 05 Jan 2016 3:57 pm

overpriced... but that's my opinion.

it was launched in Singapore 2 weeks after you asked your first Q.
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Re: Blackberry Priv

Postby lucassmith » Wed, 06 Jan 2016 5:04 pm

yup it was launched in late december.

Was pretty hyped to see Blackberry finally switching to an Android OS.
Played around with the demo unit at M1 Paragon located at the basement if I'm not wrong.
and yea, its pretty pricey. Especially if compared to the trending Mi series.

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Re: Blackberry Priv

Postby nakatago » Thu, 07 Jan 2016 5:51 am

lucassmith wrote:yup it was launched in late december.

Was pretty hyped to see Blackberry finally switching to an Android OS.
Played around with the demo unit at M1 Paragon located at the basement if I'm not wrong.
and yea, its pretty pricey. Especially if compared to the trending Mi series.


Well, the Priv isn't supposed to be yet-another-Android phone. Allegedly, Blackberry has their famed security baked in and the phone will be updated.

Xiaomi makes nice looking hardware but from what I gather, software updates (especially for security) would not be guaranteed.

DISCLAIMER: I'm too lazy to do research to back up my claims above. :roll: Nexus FTW!

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Re: Blackberry Priv

Postby lucassmith » Thu, 07 Jan 2016 2:24 pm

nakatago wrote:
DISCLAIMER: I'm too lazy to do research to back up my claims above. :roll: Nexus FTW!


:lol: hell yea nexus ftw!

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Postby taxico » Thu, 07 Jan 2016 9:00 pm

after nearly 4 years of hard use, my iphone's battery no longer helds a good charge, so i bought a low end xiaomi as a temporary replacement while i waited for the iphone 6S to become available.

i think i paid $160 for a redmi 2 phone off the official site. i was amazed at what i got... to think i've pooh-poohed it for some time after handling them in China (awful experience).

some months later, i liked the chinese phone enough to buy the higher spec 4i version for $270 instead of an iphone. it runs a lot better with 2GB RAM but i don't think i'll ever like the swiftkey/android/google keyboard.

as for blackberry... my classic works a treat as my main call/IM/email phone. i load just 4 apps in it - skype, evernote, dropbox and whatsapp, so i don't think it's under powered for my use.

i use the xiaomi primarily for internet browsing, apps and a camera. i don't think i'm getting another iphone any time soon. regarding security... i had similar concerns and did not register for any xiaomi accounts/cloud services. don't think i can do any thing else beyond that.

even though i use it a lot more, i expect my BB classic to outlive the xiaomi because i'd paid close to $550 for it and because it has a 2 year warranty. i try to buy stuff on the best "cost/use" basis...

as such i don't think i can pay so much ($1100!) for a blackberry priv (now with just a 1 year warranty). it did not appear to me capable of lasting 3-4 years of abuse, nor does it have the physical BB keyboard. it doesn't help that the company may not be in the handset business come 2017... makes me want to buy a few BB classics just before they get discontinued.

like the priv, the nexus seems high priced to me.
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Re: Blackberry Priv

Postby nakatago » Fri, 08 Jan 2016 5:31 am

taxico wrote:...


Hey, if it works for you.

Contrary to what other people think, there's no one platform/device/macguffin that will suit everyone's needs.

About pricing, there's really a lot of black magic involved. Some people think it's just the BOM and they neglect to think about software development and QA. For other companies, you also need to factor in marketing (!), some administrative overhead, exchange rates and their profit margin.


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