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Re: Phone recommedations, reward question

@Joann

Hi. I highly recommend the Blackberry KeyOne (unlocked)

 https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B06ZYGDY4P/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&psc=1

It's a bit more than what you want to pay, but it's well worth it. Excellent quality phone: solid aluminum body, physical keyboard, octa core processor, android upgradable to oreo v8.1 (waiting for Pie Smiley Wink etc...  I've never had any issues with this model--it's pretty awesome 😀

 

 

 

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Re: Phone recommedations, reward question


@CellGirl wrote:

@Joann

Hi. I highly recommend the Blackberry KeyOne (unlocked)

 https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B06ZYGDY4P/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&psc=1

It's a bit more than what you want to pay, but it's well worth it. Excellent quality phone: solid aluminum body, physical keyboard, octa core processor, android upgradable to oreo v8.1 (waiting for Pie Smiley Wink etc...  I've never had any issues with this model--it's pretty awesome 😀


@CellGirl solid device.  It's not going to be to everyone's liking, particuarly people that like to watch media / streaming video (YouTube, Netflix, Prime Video, Crave, etc.) due to the aspect ratio (i.e. squarish shape) of the display.  But for people that type a lot and do productivity work first and foremost, it could be a great fit.


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Re: Phone recommedations, reward question


@srlawren wrote:

@CellGirl wrote:

@Joann

Hi. I highly recommend the Blackberry KeyOne (unlocked)

 https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B06ZYGDY4P/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&psc=1

It's a bit more than what you want to pay, but it's well worth it. Excellent quality phone: solid aluminum body, physical keyboard, octa core processor, android upgradable to oreo v8.1 (waiting for Pie Smiley Wink etc...  I've never had any issues with this model--it's pretty awesome 😀


@CellGirl solid device.  It's not going to be to everyone's liking, particuarly people that like to watch media / streaming video (YouTube, Netflix, Prime Video, Crave, etc.) due to the aspect ratio (i.e. squarish shape) of the display.  But for people that type a lot and do productivity work first and foremost, it could be a great fit.


@srlawren 

The Blackberry Passport, Classic, and the Q10, all have the square screen Smiley Wink  The KeyOne has no issues with videos Smiley Happy My keyone isn't the one I posted at amazon; I have the 64gb Black Edition, which of course, costs a lot more than what Joann wants to pay.

And of course, life is easier texting with the physical keyboard 😍

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@CellGirl wrote:


@srlawren 

The Blackberry Passport, Classic, and the Q10, all have the square screen Smiley Wink  The KeyOne has no issues with videos Smiley Happy


@CellGirl yes I know it's not just the KeyONE, there are the ones you listed and also the newer KeyTWO.  I'm not saying it won't handle video, I'm saying most video out there is 16:9 (or wider), and ends up with a fairly small usable space on a square screen, with large letterboxing above and below.  I can't even imagine trying to watch a 21:9 movie on it, it would be more black bar than image! 

 

Anyway, to each their own, and don't get me wrong I was a HUGE BlackBerry fan for years.  This was my smartphone progression before finally giving in and moving to Android:  Pearl 8130, Curve 8330, Storm 9530, Bold 9700, Thunder? was it? the first slider 9800 I think, Bold 9900, and finally the BB10-packing Z10, which I used to love.  


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@srlawren wrote:

@CellGirl wrote:


@srlawren 

The Blackberry Passport, Classic, and the Q10, all have the square screen Smiley Wink  The KeyOne has no issues with videos Smiley Happy


@CellGirl yes I know it's not just the KeyONE, there are the ones you listed and also the newer KeyTWO.  I'm not saying it won't handle video, I'm saying most video out there is 16:9 (or wider), and ends up with a fairly small usable space on a square screen, with large letterboxing above and below.  I can't even imagine trying to watch a 21:9 movie on it, it would be more black bar than image! 

 

Anyway, to each their own, and don't get me wrong I was a HUGE BlackBerry fan for years.  This was my smartphone progression before finally giving in and moving to Android:  Pearl 8130, Curve 8330, Storm 9530, Bold 9700, Thunder? was it? the first slider 9800 I think, Bold 9900, and finally the BB10-packing Z10, which I used to love.  


@srlawren 

If I get black bars with videos on keyone, I can easily expand the viewable area while watching video Smiley Happy Because of this, and since you want to stick with android, I think you should give the keyone a shot 😀📲

It's great to see you were a die hard blackberry fan!  note: one of your older models wasn't called "Thunder"   -- it's "Storm"   😉

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@CellGirl ah yes, the Storm!  I always forget the series name on that one for some reason.

 

Well, since you've opened the door.......

 

I would probably go KeyTWO over KeyONE, if I were so inclined.  However, I have become a bit of a OnePlus fanboy over the past few years.  After my Z10, I landed on a 1st gen Moto X, which I liked due to it's size being similar to the Z10 while most other Android phones at the time were getting larger and larger.  It was good, had a nice clean OS, but the (tiny) battery life was abysmal, and it had a few very annoying bugs, like a random reboot (that always hit at the most inconvenient times, like using GPS in an unfamiliar area) that combined with another bug that caused it to re-optimize every app when it randomly rebooted, a process which could take over 20 mins or more (as it was a very sloooow device).  

 

After that I upgraded to the OnePlus 3 and I have to say, fell instantly in love:  blazing fast performance, very clean take on Android other than a few additions which actually make sense, without all the Samsung/LG/HTC bloat of that era;  big screen which took getting used to but once I did I coudn't go back; physical alert slider was a treat I got used to using literally every day; but the main thing was the OS and the blazing fast performance.

 

About 18 months later I picked up my current OnePlus 5T and love it even more, for all those same reasons except the screen is even bigger (and wider, better for media playback), more RAM, more storage, bigger battery.  It's a treat.  I don't think I could go back to a BlackBerry, even one sporting Android.  I'm sorry, no offense, it's just not for me any more.

 

My next device--unless they do something really boneheaeded with it--will almost certainly be the OnePlus 7, when it comes out later this spring/early summer.  


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Re: Phone recommedations, reward question

@srlawren 

Then you should definately stick with OnePlus, since it does everything you need 😎

I'm not the best typing on glass, with the typos, which is one reason I stick with Blackberry 😀

 

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@CellGirl wrote:

@srlawren 

Then you should definately stick with OnePlus, since it does everything you need 😎

I'm not the best typing on glass, with the typos, which is one reason I stick with Blackberry 😀

 


@CellGirl to each their own, for sure!  there are days when I still miss my Bold 9900 keyboard, it was the best phsyical keyboard I've ever experienced.  (I have not tried the Passport or either KeyX devices though.)  I should say that you can and probably would get used to typing on glass.  You can still develop a muscle memory of sorts, it's just not as tactile.  Anyway, to each their own Smiley Happy


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Memories of my BB6100.  Loved it!  Replaced a receive only alphanumeric display pager.  Had that BB for almost 4 years before the centre 2 columns of keys stopped working.

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Re: Phone recommedations, reward question


@srlawren wrote:

@CellGirl wrote:

@srlawren 

Then you should definately stick with OnePlus, since it does everything you need 😎

I'm not the best typing on glass, with the typos, which is one reason I stick with Blackberry 😀

 


@CellGirl to each their own, for sure!  there are days when I still miss my Bold 9900 keyboard, it was the best phsyical keyboard I've ever experienced.  (I have not tried the Passport or either KeyX devices though.)  I should say that you can and probably would get used to typing on glass.  You can still develop a muscle memory of sorts, it's just not as tactile.  Anyway, to each their own Smiley Happy


@srlawren 

You would love the keyboard on the Passport and Classic--large keys (more than KeyOne). But of course, less apps that work for BB10 OS.

I never got used to the virtual keyboard on my work phone (samsung). I'm spoiled by blackberry 😎  As previously mentioned, when I was using a z10 in past, that virtual keyboard was the best--no complaints!