Anonymous, 29 Aug 2016To be fair, none of those phones will come *close* to the security updates or longevity that B... moreNobody cares about the overrated blackberry security, gone are the days when that was their selling point, phones are no more ornaments, blackberry has lost it's class and clients, Wasn't it the same blackberry that shunned android and stuck with the slow and outdated blackberry Os 5,6 and 7. Poor sales now descended on them even after the release of much anticipated blackberry Os 10, which now made them to switch to Android that they have initially condemned, in terms of security that blackberry always rave about, there are so many apps on android store that can give u that security and even more, in terms of updates, Xiaomi and Samsung always release security updates for their phones, people have wisened up to the blackberry hype and their overpriced phones, blackberry should count themselves lucky to still be in existence after all their awful business decisions, they could have easily ended up like defunct Nokia, I think people like you who are still invading social media platforms, hyping blackberry devices as being the best thing ever can only be a staff of blackberry or you are on their payroll because I can see any viable arguments to still justify BlackBerry as a top phone manufacture unless you are fool. They don't even put latest or high end socs in their phones, BlackBerry is in for a more rougher ride if they don't change their ways.
andrewuna, 28 Aug 2016Why would anyone wanna buy this blackberry DT piece of crap when there are so many cheaper opt... moreBecause it provides more value than the competition for the given price-tag, if you value security.
It costs way more to have a security team patch vulnerabilities on a continuous basis than just pumping out specs and forgetting you.
andrewuna, 28 Aug 2016Why would anyone wanna buy this blackberry DT piece of crap when there are so many cheaper opt... moreBecause quality software, a suite of productivity apps and customizable shortcuts make a phone perform tasks faster than unnecessary specs.
If you are buying this phone, chances are security is at the top of your list. If so, DO NOT buy it from the carriers. They take around 2 or more weeks to release critical security patches and BlackBarry doesn't really do much push them (because they can't - carriers respond well to manufacturers who have more selling power).
I made the mistake of trusting the lie one carrier put out when I asked (they said they will release patches and update right away). If you are buying a BB Android and buying for security, buy direct.
andrewuna, 28 Aug 2016The Xiaomi redmi note 3 and redmi note pro for a start, with better socs (snapdragon 650 &... moreTo be fair, none of those phones will come *close* to the security updates or longevity that BlackBerry will provide.
You buy this phone because you want Nexus-like security updates with an SD card slot and 3 years of updates. *Only* BlackBerry and Google remain committed to providing these monthly patchlevels any more. Not Motorola. Not Xiaomi. Certainly not Samsung, for anything other than their flagship. For everybody else it's too hard because they have too many devices with too many designs.
BlackBerry is effectively supporting two phones now - Priv and DTEK50. They have been on par with the Nexus devices at backporting security patches for a year now. If you want timely security, there are really three options: Apple, Nexus, and BlackBerry. Of those three, only one will give you an SD card.
Of course, don't believe what I'm saying here. Go out and do your own research and you'll see what I'm saying is correct.
BillyUK, 28 Aug 2016From the negative comments, have you actually used/seen/held the phone? I purchased it in the... moreIt's not a Blackberry update thing but a upgrade thing.
The Alcaltel Pop only recieved a preview, this phone may receive a review
My story is that I migrated to BlackBerry in Mid 2014 (BNIB) at a giveaway price
I understand the reason why BlackBerry owners want BlackBerry 10 OS not a Blackberry manufactured android
I admit that I have not played around with the latter
The other problem is gsmarena describe the Pop as a midrange phone
Even if I was inclined to stick with BlackBerry this phone offers little over the 2013 Z10.
BlackBerry need to offer flagship phones as you can see the dteck50 is a tweaked Alcaltel
BlackBerry should take note of Apple and the iPhone SE consumer demand and release a BlackBerry 10 version of the PRIV!!
So FYI no security updates on BB10 as like Windows 10 virus free malwarefree
Anonymous, 27 Aug 2016Rogers is not selling it as of this typing, Bell and Telus are. Rogers have it. That said they are more focused on getting rid of Samsung phones since they are harder to get rid of.
just being fair, 28 Aug 2016What is your recommended phone that is cheaper, bettter specs and better security. Want to see... moreThe Xiaomi redmi note 3 and redmi note pro for a start, with better socs (snapdragon 650 & Helio x20/25) and a cheaper price, there's 20 more mobiles on that list too, I've used 4 different blackberry devices over the years, I don't care about their shit and overrated security, I'm happy that I've wised up recently, kept my money in my pocket and chosen a better speced phone like Xiaomi Mi5 rather than the sales bomb overpriced blackberry priv, The last blackberry device that I used was the Z30, when I got a cheaper Samsung note 3 by chance, I knew that I was in the dark with blackberry devices and I've never looked back ever since.
I'd rather buy it unlocked at that price. You're looking at an extra 20$ for quicker updates.
andrewuna, 28 Aug 2016Why would anyone wanna buy this blackberry DT piece of crap when there are so many cheaper opt... moreWhat is your recommended phone that is cheaper, bettter specs and better security. Want to see your a honest comparison side by side.
abhishek, 28 Aug 2016when blackberry will come into the android campaign It is Android based!
People should pause for a second and actually use their heads before commenting about "alternatives" or "better value".
Do understand this phone is aimed at professionals/enterprises which do value security highly. How many of your "alternatives" have 0day updates like BB does? Just recently BB was the first 3rd-party to plug the QuadRooter vulnerabilities. Almost a month after, how many of your "alternatives" actually got that fixed? -- Not many is the most kind way to put it.
THAT is the difference between buying a competitor to an Alcatel Idol 4 or buying a DTEK50. YES, it's the same hardware, but the support (which is the most expensive and important thing to professionals/enterprises) couldn't be further apart!
From the negative comments, have you actually used/seen/held the phone? I purchased it in the UK and for a mid-range phone, i'm impressed. Great screen, solid (slim) build, stunning speakers (4 of them at 3.6 watts!) and the BB hub is simply the best notification system out there, backed with Android, it's a great performer. It may be an Alcatel produced phone but the BB overlay makes it stand out
Why would anyone wanna buy this blackberry DT piece of crap when there are so many cheaper options with better specs too.
Not in regards to this phone particularly but 617 chip is pretty good. Much better that S4 that use to rock.
Good deal on this device!
For the specs and hardware and the security and Blackberry HUB, this is a good deal.
The cameras will appeal to young people.
CanadianGUY, 27 Aug 2016S7, S7 edge, Note7, HTC 10, Xperia X Performance, G5. All 2016 released flagships.He is asking about blackberry flagship