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Old 25-06-2014, 09:27 PM   #16
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Nope.. I love it.
Yup, me too. Let us know when it comes SGP ok?
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Old 25-06-2014, 09:27 PM   #17
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Yup, me too. Let us know when it comes SGP ok?
not bad.. u guys still buy from there
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Old 25-06-2014, 09:34 PM   #18
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not bad.. u guys still buy from there
Y leh? You have good kang tow?
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Old 25-06-2014, 09:36 PM   #19
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We will see...

Dont know, check out whatever we said right here the last time. I still cannot believe i fell for it and recommended him the last time. But recommend, no more.

(kangaroo is aussie btw)
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Old 25-06-2014, 09:45 PM   #20
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We will see...

Dont know, check out whatever we said right here the last time. I still cannot believe i fell for it and recommended him the last time. But recommend, no more.

(kangaroo is aussie btw)
Paiseh, autocorrect doesn't support singlish :0
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Old 25-06-2014, 09:47 PM   #21
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Paiseh, autocorrect doesn't support singlish :0
Just poking u only ah

Still, this is going to have a(nother) learning curve, even for BB10-Q30 users...
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Old 25-06-2014, 10:09 PM   #22
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Just poking u only ah

Still, this is going to have a(nother) learning curve, even for BB10-Q30 users...
Haha, I actually never used bb10 yet, used to use the old bb curve for work but company moved to iphone via mobile iron so no more bb liao. Having tried windows mobile 8.1, ios n android kit kat( like to try different interfaces) but haven give bb 10 a go yet. Going to windows mobile 8.1 from android made me realize that the biggest issue is of course getting used to the interface and also app availability. Certain apps are critical to even enable one to use the phone day to day ( like whAtsapp) and only thru sustained day to day use like a month will one be able to truly experience the interface properly. I saw the 10.2 is able to port over android apps with snap, which should solve the critical apps issue at least until bb develops it's own native apps.

Now waiting for the passport to come before trying it out. Does BB sell their phones direct here or only thru carriers? In your opinion , is touch screen better or bb keyboard? I used to like the keyboard as it allows me to text while driving safely ( can feel the keys without looking :0)
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Old 25-06-2014, 10:19 PM   #23
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Let's update you further on the situation

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Starting 10.3, a android store will be included with the OS, no need to sideload or whatever extra work.

They do so via carriers mainly, but that doesn't mean you cannot but it from them.

They have partnered a few AUTHORIZED retailers to sell it directly as well, which only includes (carriers of course) courts, harvey norman and challenger.

Haha, I actually never used bb10 yet, used to use the old bb curve for work but company moved to iphone via mobile iron so no more bb liao. Nowadays tried windows mobile 8.1, ios n android kit kat( like to try different interfaces) but haven give bb 10 a go yet. Trying windows mobile 8.1 made me realize that the biggest issue is of course getting used to the interface and also app availability. Certain apps are critical to even enable one to use the phone day to day ( like whAtsapp) and only thru sustained day to day use like a month will one be able to truly experience the interface properly. I saw the 10.2 is able to port over android apps with snap, which should solve the critical apps issue at least until bb develops it's own native apps.

Now waiting for the passport to come before trying it out. Does BB sell their phones direct here or only thru carriers? In your opinion , is touch screen better or bb keyboard? I used to like the keyboard as it allows me to text while driving safely ( can feel the keys without looking :0)
If I recall correctly, winmo (nokia) and Apple is also similar (apple also thru apple retailers).

Anyway, to answer that question, again is based on user. I'm a very keyboard based... So I'm still keyboard.

I may have all the blackberry devices to date now, but, I'm using z30/9900/9360 as main driver.
I may have the nokia 1520/635/XL, iphone5s, S3/s5/note3... But they have never been my daily driver.

If you really want a driving friend, then Q10 or Classic might suit you a little more
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Old 25-06-2014, 10:25 PM   #24
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Let's update you further on the situation

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Starting 10.3, a android store will be included with the OS, no need to sideload or whatever extra work.

They do so via carriers mainly, but that doesn't mean you cannot but it from them.

They have partnered a few AUTHORIZED retailers to sell it directly as well, which only includes (carriers of course) courts, harvey norman and challenger.



If I recall correctly, winmo (nokia) and Apple is also similar (apple also thru apple retailers).

Anyway, to answer that question, again is based on user. I'm a very keyboard based... So I'm still keyboard.

I may have all the blackberry devices to date now, but, I'm using z30/9900/9360 as main driver.
I may have the nokia 1520/635/XL, iphone5s, S3/s5/note3... But they have never been my daily driver.

If you really want a driving friend, then Q10 or Classic might suit you a little more
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Just 2 more question:
1) is the Android Store related to the recent collaboration with amazon to offer their apps or it's a the google play store
2) haven't used bb for some time so out of touch but do we still need a bb plan to use bro just standard phone plan is ok? Cause don't intend to lose my 3G 12gb plan ;0
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Old 25-06-2014, 10:37 PM   #25
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not bad.. u guys still buy from there
Eh.. I said I love the passport.. u can actually pull ur defense down.
Eventually I will get the accessories and passport to SG cause I love it.

I love my q10 too.
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Yup, me too. Let us know when it comes SGP ok?
Will let u all know. Will post some pic. Nice to meet some new friends.
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Old 25-06-2014, 10:39 PM   #27
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Thanks man
Just 2 more question:
1) is the Android Store related to the recent collaboration with amazon to offer their apps or it's a the google play store
2) haven't used bb for some time so out of touch but do we still need a bb plan to use bro just standard phone plan is ok? Cause don't intend to lose my 3G 12gb plan ;0
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1) Yup. That is right
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2) Nope. We dont. But once u go 4G..
Although my 9900 and 9360 is 3G only..
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1) Yup. That is right
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2) Nope. We dont. But once u go 4G..
Although my 9900 and 9360 is 3G only..
So will the Amazon apps cost more than the ones on Google? Also do we pay a Amazon or bb directly for the apps cause Amazon is not fully available in Singapore yet I think.

That said, as long as some essential apps are available, the BBC passport still looks a good choice, classic is nice but one cannot back to lousier screens and slower processors anymore :p
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Old 27-06-2014, 01:59 PM   #29
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So will the Amazon apps cost more than the ones on Google? Also do we pay a Amazon or bb directly for the apps cause Amazon is not fully available in Singapore yet I think.

That said, as long as some essential apps are available, the BBC passport still looks a good choice, classic is nice but one cannot back to lousier screens and slower processors anymore :p
On the contrary, its actually cheaper. I have been running the test on the Z30 and Note 3, Amazon is actually much cheaper. Amazon frequently gives rebates and credits for free, so chances are you don't even need to pay most of the time if you follow this route. As far as its concerned, so far only seen payment to amazon direct, via amazon payment system.

What is BBC though?

Well, That classic, is for alot of us whom are stuck on legacy devices you see. However, based on your requirements, one might fit more than the other (there is no one size fit all model, unfortunately)
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On the contrary, its actually cheaper. I have been running the test on the Z30 and Note 3, Amazon is actually much cheaper. Amazon frequently gives rebates and credits for free, so chances are you don't even need to pay most of the time if you follow this route. As far as its concerned, so far only seen payment to amazon direct, via amazon payment system.

What is BBC though?

Well, That classic, is for alot of us whom are stuck on legacy devices you see. However, based on your requirements, one might fit more than the other (there is no one size fit all model, unfortunately)
Does amazon direct accept singapore credit cards? I think previously amazon didn't deliver to singapore or something.

BBC passport is actually blackberry passport lab, stupid autocorrect. Grrrr

Yah, I understand the attraction to the classic layout n keyboard as I used to have the bold, but nowadays after moving onto larger screens I find it hard to go back to smaller screens liao. I use a lumia 1520 as my daily driver now and once I got used to the massive size, I cannot go back to phones will smaller screen real estate anymore :0. That's y I think the passport will be the best of both worlds since we get top of the line specs and hardware features plus the bb keyboard ( although not a full keyboard). This plus the quirkiness will hopefully make it a hit :p
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