Got my Priv today. Was never a BB user but my HTC One M7 was starting to show it's age.
There hasn't been any phone I've just had to have since the M7 so I thought I would support a Canadian company and give it a try.
Very happy so far. Swipe to widget is pretty slick, few other cool things without butchering the OS to much.
Hammered out a few texts with the physical keyboard. It's for sure faster than a touch screen and far less typos.
I also like that I don't have a virtual keyboard burning up half the screen, can see this being way better when replying to a longer email.
Day one so haven't had enough time to form any negatives. I read some reviews that said it was top heavy with the keyboard out. I find it well balanced, but I also have larger than average hands.
People will get all bent out of shape because they don't have an app to control the colour of their LED lightbulbs, but they'll gladly put off work because the phone lacks the basic functionality that the OS of any mobile phone should have.
If you only knew how many times I've had someone tell me they'd email me from the office because their "smartphone" phone is too fiddly or otherwise incapable of doing it.
Folks have been complaining for years that iOS didn't handle email attachments nicely. Apple finally got around to doing something about it this year, but it's still half-baked. Oh well, they can make their LEDs dance while they snapchat with eachother instead.
I have iOS and Android phones and tablets in my house.
Approx 70% of the lighting in my house is Hue. They might have a deal with Apple but Android control is light years ahead of what iOS does.
Read a few other posts, while android isn't perfect and you might need to find a few apps etc.
It's capabilities are far beyond what any other mobile OS allows. That freedom does come at a bit of a cost but IMO it is well worth it.
At first I was some what overwhelmed by how android comes together, but now I wouldn't go any other way, nothing else allows you to personalize and customize like Android.
I'll be the first to admit, Android might not be your first choice if you aren't tech savy.
iOS seems to be a bit easier for people to use.
BB had it's time and ruled the productivity world for sometime, but those days are over
My work was all BB at one point, now they supply Android. My wife's work was also BB, now everyone has iPhone's and iPad's. She's not happy about that though, wants her BB back for work and loves her Android personal phone.
I'm hopeful the Priv works out for Blackberry, they've been left behind, Google and Apple will be the mobile OS kings for the foreseeable future.