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  1. Nguyen1's Avatar
    Amazon will be releasing this phone unlocked for $200 on July 10. That's a good price, if you accept lock screen ads. SD 625, 3gb, expandable memory, 1080p display, nougat 7.1.

    If I were to purchase this and install blackberry hub, how would it compare to the dtek60, which isn't readily available.

    Thanks for your thoughts.

    The Guide is definitive. Reality is frequently inaccurate.
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    06-29-17 12:16 PM
  2. krazyatom's Avatar
    Basically keyone without keyboard with TCL DNA! Nice find.
    06-29-17 12:18 PM
  3. thurask's Avatar
    Amazon will be releasing this phone unlocked for $200 on July 10. That's a good price, if you accept lock screen ads. SD 625, 3gb, expandable memory, 1080p display, nougat 7.1.

    If I were to purchase this and install blackberry hub, how would it compare to the dtek60, which isn't readily available.

    Thanks for your thoughts.

    The Guide is definitive. Reality is frequently inaccurate.
    You might not have to wait long for the BB version of the Idol 5S: All-touch BlackBerry BBD 100-1 could follow DTEK50 soon | Pocketnow
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    06-29-17 12:20 PM
  4. krazyatom's Avatar
    You might not have to wait long for the BB version of the Idol 5S: All-touch BlackBerry BBD 100-1 could follow DTEK50 soon | Pocketnow
    Blackberry version will be automatic premium price tag like dtek50. $399 maybe?
    06-29-17 12:46 PM
  5. thurask's Avatar
    Blackberry version will be automatic premium price tag like dtek50. $399 maybe?
    $200 is the price with the ad subsidization, it's $280 without it.

    Bell Canada (for comparison) sells the Idol 4 at $300 CAD off-contract and the DTEK50 at $450, although their Idol 4 is the 2GB RAM version.
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    06-29-17 12:54 PM
  6. krazyatom's Avatar
    $200 is the price with the ad subsidization, it's $280 without it.

    Bell Canada (for comparison) sells the Idol 4 at $300 CAD off-contract and the DTEK50 at $450, although their Idol 4 is the 2GB RAM version.
    I see why dtek50/60 are not getting a nougat now. It will affect sales for their newer devices.
    06-29-17 01:05 PM
  7. Nguyen1's Avatar
    The Canadian BlackBerry version of idol 5s is $600?? Versus a regular idol 5s with amazon ads for $200 US? That's not even a fair comparison, no matter how good DTEK software is.

    I don't know the US/canadian conversion, but I bet it's still $500 vs $200. Erk...

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    06-29-17 01:15 PM
  8. thurask's Avatar
    The Canadian BlackBerry version of idol 5s is $600?? Versus a regular idol 5s with amazon ads for $200 US? That's not even a fair comparison, no matter how good DTEK software is.

    I don't know the US/canadian conversion, but I bet it's still $500 vs $200. Erk...

    Signature: Still typing away on my Passport SE!
    The ad-free Idol 5S translates to $364 CAD. If I had to guess, and if BB Mobile haven't smartened up, the BlackBerry counterpart should be in the $450-$500 CAD band. The KEYone is $680-$700 CAD up here, for comparison.
    06-29-17 01:21 PM
  9. Nguyen1's Avatar
    Okay, that sounds better. Still a bit high price, but better. The next question would be when that bbtcl phone gets released (who knows...). The regular idol is out in two weeks on Prime Day. Could be a bigger savings, even.

    Signature: Still typing away on my Passport SE!
    06-29-17 01:26 PM
  10. dlmsd's Avatar
    Amazon will be releasing this phone unlocked for $200 on July 10. That's a good price, if you accept lock screen ads. SD 625, 3gb, expandable memory, 1080p display, nougat 7.1.

    If I were to purchase this and install blackberry hub, how would it compare to the dtek60, which isn't readily available.

    Thanks for your thoughts.

    The Guide is definitive. Reality is frequently inaccurate.
    Thanks for the heads up, worth a look for sure.
    06-29-17 01:37 PM
  11. Drenegade's Avatar
    I see why dtek50/60 are not getting a nougat now. It will affect sales for their newer devices.
    This is what I've been saying for months.

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    06-29-17 01:41 PM
  12. dlmsd's Avatar
    This is what I've been saying for months.

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    So by their (TCL) logic and track record, (Dtek 60) the Idol 5 will not be getting any OS updates 7 months after its release it, as they will have another model coming down the pike?
    06-29-17 02:08 PM
  13. dlmsd's Avatar
    This is what I've been saying for months.

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    So by their (TCL's) logic and track record, (Dtek 60), the Idol 5 will not be getting any OS updates 7 months after its released, as they will have another model coming down the pike?
    06-29-17 02:13 PM
  14. Drenegade's Avatar
    So by their (TCL) logic and track record, (Dtek 60) the Idol 5 will not be getting any OS updates 7 months after its release it, as they will have another model coming down the pike?
    Seems to be that way, doesn't it?

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    06-29-17 03:10 PM
  15. Uzi's Avatar
    And oreo is around the corner.. Lmao
    06-29-17 03:48 PM
  16. Centerman66's Avatar
    no more BlackBerry phones for me....it matters not to me who builds them....just done with the whole mess that is now BlackBerry.
    06-29-17 03:57 PM
  17. HughJarsse's Avatar
    So, 12 months 'warranty', but only 7 months 'shelf life' and an extra 20% price increase for the privilege!!
    Sounds about right for this bunch of cowboys..
    06-29-17 03:58 PM
  18. conite's Avatar
    So by their (TCL's) logic and track record, (Dtek 60), the Idol 5 will not be getting any OS updates 7 months after its released, as they will have another model coming down the pike?
    TCL wants to replace someone else's phones with theirs. I don't see how this has any bearing on the OS update policy of TCL going forward.
    06-29-17 04:00 PM
  19. krazyatom's Avatar
    no more BlackBerry phones for me....it matters not to me who builds them....just done with the whole mess that is now BlackBerry.
    Yes, if you truly wants to support BlackBerry, you have to stop buying their products. That way they can learn their mistakes. It's really sad how BlackBerry turned out to be...
    06-29-17 04:07 PM
  20. Centerman66's Avatar
    Yes, if you truly wants to support BlackBerry, you have to stop buying their products. That way they can learn their mistakes. It's really sad how BlackBerry turned out to be...
    I am not necessarily trying to send anyone a message. Least of all to BlackBerry, since I don't think that message gets thru anyway. I am just looking out for me. BlackBerry phones used to be the perfect fit for my needs. But not anymore. There are better phones and the security advantage that BlackBerry used to hold is no longer evident to me. So time to move on.
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    06-29-17 04:11 PM
  21. mad_mdx's Avatar
    The Canadian BlackBerry version of idol 5s is $600?? Versus a regular idol 5s with amazon ads for $200 US? That's not even a fair comparison, no matter how good DTEK software is.

    I don't know the US/canadian conversion, but I bet it's still $500 vs $200. Erk...

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    The dtek60 has better specs than the Alcatel counterpart, which explained the price difference back then.

    Do we have any official pricing on this new device?
    06-29-17 04:11 PM
  22. conite's Avatar
    Yes, if you truly wants to support BlackBerry, you have to stop buying their products. That way they can learn their mistakes. It's really sad how BlackBerry turned out to be...
    Well, since the DTEKs were BlackBerry's last devices, it's unavoidable.
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    06-29-17 04:17 PM
  23. dlmsd's Avatar
    TCL wants to replace someone else's phones with theirs. I don't see how this has any bearing on the OS update policy of TCL going forward.
    Time will tell won't it, we can chat then and see who's thought process is right.
    06-29-17 04:31 PM
  24. Drenegade's Avatar
    Yes, if you truly wants to support BlackBerry, you have to stop buying their products. That way they can learn their mistakes. It's really sad how BlackBerry turned out to be...
    Careful, dude. They banned me for a week for making similar statements and for "having a negative opinion". Lol

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    06-29-17 04:39 PM
  25. conite's Avatar
    Time will tell won't it, we can chat then and see who's thought process is right.
    Time will tell what TCL chooses to do, yes.
    06-29-17 04:41 PM
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