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As of today, which would you choose?

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Just entered a competition elsewhere (if you're a BlackBerry user you probably already know about it) where the prize is any current BlackBerry of your choice (Leap, Classic, Passport, SE, Priv, DTEK50, and DTEK 60).

So the obvious question is: Which one would you choose and why?

I know the answer for most of you would be fairly easy but I'm having a bit of a tough time with it so first are the ones I wouldn't choose:

a) Classic. By the time the Classic came out I was bored of the form factor, I'd been using a similarly styled device for years and was unimpressed with the eventual specs of the device that should have been the first BB10 device to be launched, it came far too late;

b) Passport. I bought my current PP on launch and while technically the best device I've ever used for my needs it has also been the most glitchiest with varying degrees of crash major-ness, I think the PP was put on this earth to simultaneously infuriate and beguile me;

c) Priv. Never liked portrait sliders and never will. The keyboard annoyingly mirrors those found on earlier Curves with little or no tactile feed back. Plus the KB is too narrow meaning my chubby thumbs would crash into each other on a regular basis;

d) DTEK50. Just not impressive enough to take a chance of jumping to Android for, I still think that BB10 is the most user friendly, logical and comfortable OS on the market today despite its flaws and a device will need to be pretty darn special for me to make the switch to another OS. The DTEK50 just isn't special enough I'm afraid.

So, those are the devices I WOULDN'T choose from. Here are the devices I WOULD:

a) Passport SE. It's familiar but different enough from the regular Passport to make it feel like a new device. There are apparently technical differences but I'll be damned if I know what they are, but from a styling point of view it's fresher than my current PP and its screen doesn't have a massive crack down the middle of it which kinda helps ;

b) DTEK60. I've been Jonesin' for a full touch device since I gave my Z30 to my wife and took off with my Passport. BB's virtual KB is without doubt one of the best, if not the best, on the market and the specs and recent improvements to the hub on the DTEK60 make it the first to reasonably tempt me to the dark side. Is it enough? No idea;

c) Leap. Yes, I know this might not be anyone else's choice but I had one for a while and loved it. The specs aren't great but they're perfect for how I use a device 99% of the time. As I said earlier, I would love to go back to a full touch phone and have it running BB10 would be ideal!

So, there you have it. Would love to know your thoughts as to which you would choose and why. No need to go into as much depth as I have, I'm stuck at home with a massive cold and bored out of my skull! LOL
Date: Dec 29, 2016   


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