I was a blackberry user before and I didn't notice any thing make its keyboard as a unique. On the other hand I see this phone little more practical for me than the S5 I have now. I guess this phone can help me a lot if blackberry assures that its keyboard can be substituted by SwiftKey as I have doubt about it even it's android phone from blackberry company. I see its weight very attracting feature however its battery is disappointing.
- Fast battery charging: 50% in 51 min (Quick Charge 2.0)
is this a joke ..?
As a Blackberry user I will guarantee you that the phone is better than iPhone.... But less price than iPhone....
Mr Ernie, 26 Aug 2016I feel its still safer getting an ordinary android phone with vpn. Cos all they need is to get... moreIdk, most VPN's log and store data for resale, unless you're paying for a premium service that explicitly doesn't do that. It's more than just network data that requires encryption--the hardware on this phone is encrypted from the ground up, so even offline, accessing anything of value on the phone requires a passkey.
Have had this for about a week now, after bricking my iPhone 6. I've always had a soft spot for BlackBerry, and this latest iteration, while essentially pure Android with a few BB extras built-in, is a joy to use. Love the hardware, it's sleek, feels great in the hand, and has outstanding display, touch response, audio, and external controls. At this price point, I can run it without a case and not worry too much, whereas I had to baby the iPhone 6 and cover it's gorgeous design in third-party cases and screen protectors--however elegant, they still render the UX impure IMO. Loving Android, love the BlackBerry security features, and very much satisfied with the decision to jump ship, as it were, and pick up an Android BB for the next few months--contract renews in mid-November so I'll have a chance to see if the iPhone 7 is enough to lure me back. Battery life can be so-so, but portable packs are a dime a dozen these days, and I've never had an issue where I'm scrambling to find a charger and outlet cause it's on its last legs. iPhone on the other hand would jump from 27% to 0% and refuse to reboot, only to plug it in and see the capacity jump back to 35%. Bizarre and probably a unique circumstance. Final words, coming from an iPhone 6, this feels like an upgrade. Thanks BB.
There r many ways to expose u. Eg.. Google, your isp, untrusted vpn's (though they say they r trusted)...
I feel its still safer getting an ordinary android phone with vpn. Cos all they need is to get thru the blackberry authority n you r exposed. But for normal smartphones u can just keep changing vpn's until u get the most secured one. If im not wrong no vpn can block the authority(blackberry) from exposing u. Cos they r controlling it. Same goes for the iphone n blackphone..
AlnE, 26 Aug 2016When will it be available in Vietnam.It just launched in Vietnam.Check with the stockist
I'll consider a BlackBerry phone secure when what is put on the phone, STAYS on the phone and only on the phone (ie. Google doesn't get a copy). The words "Android" and "Privacy" are mutually exclusive and BlackBerry shouldn't be promoting Android phones as being secure. From hackers, maybe yes. From Google, not a chance. Give me something like a Z10 with upgraded CPU/GPU etc.
Anonymous, 25 Aug 2016Yeah windows lol !!! only a few are left, soon Windows phones are going to be shut down.Not necessarily, for example there are markets in where Blackberry still sells (and sell quite well) phones powered by BB OS6 and BB OS7. There are users who are paying, besides standard subscription, tens or hundreds of euros per month for a BIS or BES subscription.
Hardware manufacturers refuse to use Windows because it is a commercial OS and Microsoft asks money for license. That and also the fact that Microsoft it's not giving too much change permissions for their OS.
Android software is free and about anyone can use and customize as they wish. This is the main reason why Android is very poorly optimized and it is -1 when it comes to security.
Anonymous, 25 Aug 2016Yes your absolutely right... it's time to jump to windows phones because quadrooter android bu... moreYeah windows lol !!! only a few are left, soon Windows phones are going to be shut down.
Like the Phone,
but the BATTERY IS A TOTAL DISASTER. IT DRAINS IN A GLANCE.
Anybody has a solution for that ??
Marius, 24 Aug 2016Have a look here http://blog.checkpoint.com/2016/08/07/quadrooter/ and see how much "secure" a... moreYes your absolutely right... it's time to jump to windows phones because quadrooter android bug has been detected by Qualcomm on April 16 but blackberry is fixing it now, what blackberry was doing this many days?
When they claimed it is secured, it should be secured.
A beautiful phone. Seeing through photos does not do this phone justice. The Blackberry suite of apps and UI make this phone a productivity powerhouse. Android navigation is fluid with the gestures. It plays pokemon GO with no problems. Battery life could be better but cmon it weighs 135g and these days you can carry a battery bank around. Loud speaker quality and loudness is better than most phones and most likely beats the HTC boom sounds speakers. This phone is worth the price u pay for it despite it not being a $1000 flagship phone. Is it better than the Alcatel Idol4? from a hardware standpoint no, but in terms of the software and level of detail Blackberry put into this phone it is the better buy.