It is quite possible that the release date will be an April fool for blackberry. They set the price high over the top that people want to afford a phone like this. There are not many people who still favorite physical keyboard. And for those who still, they do not want to spend that amount of money. I was waiting for this phone, but after seeing the price it is clear that I have to move to other brands who are willing to give high spec with much better price.
I am reading all kinds of comments about this phone's security...
I know it's hard, but someone has to tell you the truth: It is an Android device, therefore you will have the same security as any other device powered by Android on the market. The DTEK app only shows you "what, why and how" but does not protect you against malware and cyberthreats. This phone will be as vulnerable as any Android phone.
There is no such thing as irreplaceable battery. The battery can't be replace at home by a regular user. It you have the right tools and the kow-how you can replace the battery at you home, without sending the phone to a service unit.
Strict about this phone: A midrange terminal with a price of a premium terminal but with an advantage of having a physical keyboard.
If you need a pure business and secure phone, buy yourself a BlackBerry 10 device!
Looking forward to this phone......passport was the best handset i ever had....so easy to work things out with the up,down,right and left swipes....shame it was not android so apps were difficult....until now....cant wait to get my hand on one.
Rotkaeqpchen, 26 Feb 2017Your wishlist is ridiculous, really. 6GB of RAM? Lol. I guess... 4GB is plenty (just the 3GB RAM on the Priv lags)
manumon, 26 Feb 20179.4mm thickness , its so weirdIKR!
But from reviews they say that because it's so curvy around the bottom sides, it feels somewhat thin.
I don't care what others say, this is a functional phone that breaks the mold of today's crappy options and I'm glad it is finally here. Keyboards for life.
bb geek, 27 Feb 2017How about a BlackBerry KEYone+ with a 5" screen, 4gb ram and an SD821 chipset? Just a suggesti... moreFor its target market 3gb RAM is plenty, snapdragon 821 will only really show up in benchmarks nobody is buying this as a gaming machine. As to 5inch screen besides making device more cumbersome at 5 inches you actually get 4.5 inches no pesky pop up onscreen keyboard rubbish to spoil it.
Out of all the rleases at MWC this is my fave although Nokia 3310 is good no 3g means cannot buy it.
This is overpriced though it should be 399GBP here in UK.
How about a BlackBerry KEYone+ with a 5" screen, 4gb ram and an SD821 chipset? Just a suggestion BlackBerry...
Mahfuz bd , 26 Feb 2017Does it have file manager like BlackBerry OS 10 ?It's Android, you can download any file manager you'd like.
Blackberry might have to come down in price tag at launch itself OR replace it's SoC to SD 820+ (still keeping price tag sane)
Moto G5+ will 'kill' this phone in market when it comes to pricing. It has same SoC, identical resolution (1080) on IPS LCD, nearly similar cam, both run nearly stock Android,both have fingerprint scanner,both have rapid charging.
Moto G has bigger screen when compared to BB, but battery capacity is 3000 mAh.
BB has security features from BB software, physical keyboard and 3500 mAh battery.
Sole factor of variation in front cam is not huge game changer.
But Moto G 5+ will be appx 1/3 the price of BB and shall be released in March 2017 ( a month earlier than BB). It would be insane to pay 3 times the price for just physical keyboard and few extra mAh of battery juice.
Security features are essential,but it's not that each and every buyer is working on a top secret mission.
Moto will literally gain upper hand due to established image of G family, even before BB enters the market. Plus there is an equally capable competitor in Xiaomi Note 4 (SD version).
I feel John Chen still can rethink the startegy and act fast.
Price might come down fast.
It is BB flagship device not a flagship device and I agree should be priced accordingly, chipset will be fine.
Non removeable battery, 4.5 inch display is a letdown. However the classic keyboard feel is a big plus for the phone. However, of late the android phones that have been launched by Blackberry are too premium in pricing which may not attract too many buyers are there are to many smartphones available for that price bracket from the likes of Samsung, Motorola, Upcoming Nokia series, LG and many more which offer a far better user interface / experience.
Great build, but I feel that they're repeating the same mistake by selling us a mid-range to upper range device with a premium price attached.
I was really excited about this phone because it's BB and I love the physical keyboard of them .But after seeing the specs I'm not happy .old version of snapdragon. No more colours.just 3gb ram.Then take a look at the price.
If this has an endurance rating of 90h plus from the GSMArena review test, I'll definitely grab this one, especially for $799AUD, I don't need a super high end chip anyway. I doubt I'll notice much of a performance difference coming from my HTC 10 anyway.
OH, SWEET LAWD ALL MIGHTY! about damn time. my classic is way too old for newer apps and i don't want touch.