galaxyS7, 26 Jul 2016Blackberry is known for their quality and security. They won't release a phone in their name u... moreBlackberry was never known for making quality phones, they niche was in making the most secure business platform available back then.
What you have here is a phone manufacturer whose company had died and is trying to resurrect itself by using the Android platform because it's own system had proven to be not viable in today's marketplace, not that I blame them because any other move by them at this time would be meaningless.
Rebranding an Alcatel phone and simply putting on a Blackberry skin will not cut it because the market has moved on in the five years since the Canadian manufacturer started it's decline and with major Android brands like HTC and Motorola still struggling to carve their own niche with the Google operating system, this can only be seen as the last few grasps at viability by the Canadians whose only claim to respectability was creating an extremely secure business platform and a messaging system that can be considered cumbersome, defunct and obselete compared to the current chat platforms like Whatsapp and Facebook messenger.
It all depends on what you do and what want from a phone: security, battery life, and speed. And if you are younger you want to take selfies and apps even when they don't add value to oneself.
gsasbiz, 27 Jul 2016But its price on web is $499 Not $299It is $299 on Shop Blackberry.
galaxyS7, 26 Jul 2016An iphone is having mediocre hardware and great software (shitty for me) and they charge you ... moreOnly camera and ios are the true shit in iphone. Its those idiots ifans who say every device is overpriced except iphone
Bloody marvellous actually with the DTEK (the software) and the 617 is brilliant and very zippy. Nothing wrong with that at all.!! Seriously considering it. Pity though it didn't have higher base storage without having to use up the dual sim with SD card.
You're right but who makes iPhones and other overpriced crap? Not TCL, true but Foxcon who's also Chinese so lets not discuss who makes what as most of the mobile phone are either made in China or Vietnam or India... It all depends on the level of control that the customer (BBM) applies on the manufacturer (TCL).
i dont care about motonovo or blackatel or microsoftenokia !!??.. as long as they are competitive.. i will try it before commenting it.. everything could happen in the future.. maybe near the future.. new era for sammy and apple.. such as samsapple..!?!?!?!
Congratulations for selling your security to a chinese company that are experts in puting spyware. Most secured ehh?
NokiaForeverFan, 26 Jul 2016Selling $199 Phone at $299 again,Simply BlackBerry :pIn ALDI some times blackberry is cheaper than strawberry. Some weeks, strawberry is cheaper than blackberry..
WTF why wasn't this based on the Idol 4s instead?, a phone that was announced way back in February. Is BB straight trippin' on acid?!
I really like BBs, but for U.S.$300, I'll grab a Sony Xperia M5 instead. More horsepower for the same cash. Slightly better battery as well.
price not really competetive, but this is a Balackberry.
16GB internal mibht be the deal breaker for me.
Imo the price is quite a lot for a phone with same specs and everything of Alcatel idol 4 but it's Blackberry.Consider you pay 199$ for phone itself and built,then you pay 40$ for the security and around 20 $ for the advertising and brand popularity and well known history of making good phones.I am sure it's not 300 $ but 240-250$ definetly.Tbh i'd rather buy Asus Zenfone 3 5'5 for the price but oh well.Then again better than Iphone (except 6,6s,6 plus which are amazing).