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Possibility of Sailfish (& Ubuntu) port to BB10 devices

asked 2014-07-20 21:02:12 +0300

midnightoil gravatar image

updated 2014-07-20 21:23:39 +0300

Like so many others, I find the look of the upcoming BB Passport hardware pretty compelling, especially the combination of massive battery and hardware keyboard. However I find BB10 less than thrilling ... and of the gesture UIs, it's a long way behind Meego, Ubuntu Touch and even Sailfish UX. I don't know what RIM's policy on dual booting or rooting is, but it would certainly be in their / jolla / ubuntu's interests for all 3 to make sure that the Qt / QML reliant Operating Systems can be supported across all 3 devices. Without cooperation, inroads into Android / iOS are never likely.

Anyone know if it's possible with current BB10 devices?

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i want BB10 with keyboard and Sailfish onboard! =(

virgi26 ( 2014-07-20 21:14:14 +0300 )edit

I'd like to have BB10 on my Jolla!

hardcodes.de ( 2014-07-21 10:46:28 +0300 )edit

Not sure how likely BB10 being made portable is in the near future ... but it is something RIM have speculated about in the past.

midnightoil ( 2014-07-21 14:18:40 +0300 )edit
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The main advantage (in the opinion of the Blackberry) is the absolute security of data in their devices. Therefore, I do not think he ever let on porting their software ... I have a BlackBerry Z10 - I think it is a great phone and a great system. Sailfish compared to BB OS10 is as primitive as Symbian compared to Android...

albacoris ( 2014-11-29 11:10:56 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-11-29 05:28:32 +0300

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BlackBerries have strongly locked bootloaders.

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Yes, this is great advantage of BB devices - when "famous" Blackphone was cracked in minutes - so far nobodys can do it with any Blackberry phone.

albacoris ( 2014-11-29 11:04:28 +0300 )edit
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answered 2014-12-31 20:55:57 +0300

Geoffrey Arduini gravatar image

I would like a backberry Q5 like device for Sailfish just like when I use to have my fabulous Palm Pixi. Webos still remains the best OS ever, according to me of course. But missing a real keyboard and do not need of a big phone. BB Q5 looks good to me.

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