Wish I can fill my q10 with an android os. I really want an affordable phone with pkb so much but rim keep doing wrong things.
Sorry that info is wrong. It is not and Alcatel Idol 4... thats the DTEK50.
The DTEK60 is based on the Idol 4S with a bunch of improvements.
"Unlike the IDOL 4S, however, the DTEK60 will feature a Snapdragon 820 CPU (instead of a Snapdragon 652) 4GB of RAM (instead of 3GB), 21MP rear-facing camera (VS the 4SÂ’s 16MP camera), and, of course, will feature BlackBerryÂ’s own Android skin. And as a bonus, from the looks of these photos, the DTEK60 will feature a USB-C port, unlike the 4S which uses a micro-USB port."
$700 CND unlocked isnt bad for a Snapdragon 820 based phone with 4GB ram.
Lead2XL, 03 Oct 2016I don't know the price of the TCL phone that this is based on but I bet it is somewhere around... moreAlcatel Idol 4 (the re-branded BB) will cost you $399 (USD) or 524 (CAD).
Now you know...
Gerald Damian, 03 Oct 2016$700 is not too much for this device, because latest snap dragon chip, qhd 5.5 display, high r... moreMy friend, THIS IS A CHINESE PHONE! This is an Alcatel Idol 4 re-branded. Get the Idol 4 or better an ZTE Axon 7 for $400! Of course identical specs (actually Axon 7 has 64 GB instead of 32 GB)!
Lead2XL, 03 Oct 2016I don't know the price of the TCL phone that this is based on but I bet it is somewhere around... moreTotally agree with you! ZTE Axon 7 = $399, Idol 4 = $399, so why to pay $535 for BB!? Even more, Axon has 64GB of RAM and 2 SIMs. The $135 difference "for software" it is not justified!
people are turning stupid these days with more usage of internet. The price is USD 500$ which is right in my opinion. The priv was so good. Lets see if this fills it's gaps. And yeah the design is good. People stop complaining buy it or leave it. Chinese phones do give good specs but quality sucks on software side. Talking about LeEco,Xiaomi,Meizu etc.
Lead2XL, 03 Oct 2016I don't know the price of the TCL phone that this is based on but I bet it is somewhere around... moreThe price difference is the cost/charge for the customized Android and for the BB bundled applications
I don't know the price of the TCL phone that this is based on but I bet it is somewhere around half of what BB is charging, with what, if any, added value? I certainly would never consider paying CDN $700 for it when I could get a ZTE Axon 7 or OP3 or some other comparable Chinese phone for a bit over CDN $500 or even less.
Plain stupidity and malice on the side of some people.
It says USD 535. Don't go mentioning CAD, because this is a global forum and the USD is the dollar people know out there!
Stop the hate! People just sit around their computers, ready to pounce and b*tch about everything. Smh
AnonD-273829, 03 Oct 2016700 dollars!!! with this specs there are alot of cheaper phones out there700 cad not us smh its actually priced well for 500 us
$700 is not too much for this device, because latest snap dragon chip, qhd 5.5 display, high resolution cameras, 4 gb ram, best build quality, normally this price will be gradually lower as well as other brands. Please don't compare with cheap products like Xiaomi and Le TV and other Chinese brands with Blackberry.. .
i don't see how this is overpriced; BB doesn't need to rebuild the brand, its name is worth the price itself...plus is still an Android inside now...a Sony Z2 has similar specs still cost $500...a Sasmung can easily go from $700-1000+
software can make a come back on its own; phones is just another arm for testing their software; ppl pay for Google phones in the $500+ and they are rebrands from LG, HTC etc; what gives then
700CDN equals approx 500USD....come on guys use your heads this is a good deal especially considering the blackberry software and that it will receive security patches before any other phone.
AnonD-383472, 03 Oct 2016Its a BlackBerry they are always overpriced Which is precisely one of the reasons that they're failing massively in today's smartphone market.
unbelievable, some people are hoping bb to make comeback, but this is ridiculous, $700 for a rebranded phone? I'd rather buy verizone smart platinum, it has more attractive design although weaker since using SD652
Amazingly bad marketing approach.
Blackberry should rebuild the brand's name prior to providing overpriced devices.