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  • Tue, Jul 9, 2019 11:08 AM

    I was one of the last to give up on BB. I loved those phones. iPhone 4 was my first.

    The KeyOne seemed interesting. Years ago I said BB + Android could work. But I've literally not a seen a single person with one since it's release.

     

    Tue, Jul 9, 2019 11:29 AM
    posted by Automatik

    I was one of the last to give up on BB. I loved those phones. iPhone 4 was my first.

    The KeyOne seemed interesting. Years ago I said BB + Android could work. But I've literally not a seen a single person with one since it's release.

    I knew one guy, and he loved it.  He passed away in 2017, but he had told me earlier in the year that it was the best device he'd ever owned.

    I had the 8830 WE, the Curve, and the Storm.  Never cared for the Pearl, so I didn't get it, but I was a Blackberry guy for awhile.  I honestly think if they could get rid of the QWERTY keypad (I know it's a selling point for some, but it's too little of the market at this point) and maybe find a way to update the i/f while keeping the security, they could make a comeback.  Maybe something like what Huawei is doing, now that they're effectively banned from working directly with any of the OS developers in the US (which, obviously, isn't hard to get around, since Android is opensource).

    Wed, Jul 10, 2019 10:07 AM
    posted by Automatik

    I was one of the last to give up on BB. I loved those phones. iPhone 4 was my first.

    The KeyOne seemed interesting. Years ago I said BB + Android could work. But I've literally not a seen a single person with one since it's release.

     

    I had a friend who used a BB up until like 2015. It always amazed me he still used one that long but he loved those phones as well. 

     

     

    Wed, Jul 10, 2019 2:20 PM

    iphone, and it's 90% because we have 2 ipads, a mac and my wife has an iphone and will never switch. i held out for about 6 years with an android (work always gave us iphones, after they dropped BB back in 2011) in 2014 i dropped the personal phone and only used the work phone (iphone). when i quit last year i had to get my own phone and went with the iphone strictly because all of our family computing equipment was iOS. I do like their security and avoidance to sell my data, but the premium for the equipment is laughable at times ($1000 monitor stand LOL).

    Fri, Jul 12, 2019 10:09 AM

    Droid for personal, iphone for work. 

    I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 and love it. I'll upgrade the next Samsung probably late this year early next year. I prefer the Samsung over the iphone. My work iphone is fine, but I'm not a big fan of the email format. It is confusing as hell sometimes to follow email threads. 

    I'm also big Google user, so I like the Galaxy. 

     

    Fri, Jul 12, 2019 10:29 AM

    My S7 must be a dud, because I've hated it for almost 2 years now.

    Fri, Jul 12, 2019 11:33 AM
    posted by justincredible

    My S7 must be a dud, because I've hated it for almost 2 years now.

    I went on Craigslist and traded mine straight-up for an older Nexus 6P.

    I don't regret my decision.

    Fri, Jul 12, 2019 12:03 PM

    And when I say "power user", I mean I have like 35 home screens with shortcut buttons (too lazy to swipe!).  For example, I have probably 60 stock/index quote widgets, and another 15 fullscreen news widgets.  All 1-2 clicks away with no lag whatsoever.

    Yeah, I've wasted a lot of time over the years tweaking it.  Some people have OCD over cleaning, I have mine with electronics/software.

    Fri, Jul 12, 2019 12:19 PM
    posted by gut

    And when I say "power user", I mean I have like 35 home screens with shortcut buttons (too lazy to swipe!).  For example, I have probably 60 stock/index quote widgets, and another 15 fullscreen news widgets.  All 1-2 clicks away with no lag whatsoever.

    Yeah, I've wasted a lot of time over the years tweaking it.  Some people have OCD over cleaning, I have mine with electronics/software.

    Same.  Our homescreens probably look different, but I've been the same way with mine.  Another reason I prefer an unlocked bootloader and rooted device.

    Also, until they stopped supporting a widget, the Skyscanner flight watcher app was always a staple.

    Fri, Jul 12, 2019 12:40 PM
    posted by O-Trap

    Same.  Our homescreens probably look different, but I've been the same way with mine.  Another reason I prefer an unlocked bootloader and rooted device.

    LOL, some people would say my phone is horrific.  I've never understood these people.  They seem like the weird ones to me - your phone is not a fashion statement, it's a tool for function and utility.  If your phone is just an app launcher you're doing it wrong - don't get me started on Tasker.

    Fri, Jul 12, 2019 12:49 PM
    posted by gut

    LOL, some people would say my phone is horrific.  I've never understood these people.  They seem like the weird ones to me - your phone is not a fashion statement, it's a tool for function and utility.  If your phone is just an app launcher you're doing it wrong - don't get me started on Tasker.

    Same way.  I have a very specific arrangement for my home screen, and it has zero to do with aesthetics.  I'm generally the only one who looks at it anyway.

    I did go through a phase, though, where I preferred some obfuscation in case someone else got a hold of it, so I actually had all my app icons and folder icons set to invisible.  My home screen looked like a blank screen, but I knew where everything was, so I knew where to hit the screen anyway.

    Fri, Jul 12, 2019 1:19 PM
    posted by O-Trap

    I did go through a phase, though, where I preferred some obfuscation in case someone else got a hold of it, so I actually had all my app icons and folder icons set to invisible.  My home screen looked like a blank screen, but I knew where everything was, so I knew where to hit the screen anyway.

    Depends on who you trust.  The "trusted devices/locations" works really well to disable my lockscreen in places I don't want it.  So I'm not generally bothered by that annoyance, but if I lose it in public it will be locked.  Works great with my smartwatch, then basically anywhere it gets 30 feet away from me it locks.

     

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