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  1. Hidjk's Avatar
    Is the Blackberry evolve available in Canada?

    And will it work on their carriers such as Rogers or Telus?

    And will it get updates from Blackberry? and for how long and often?

    Any good legitimate places to buy it from?

    I don't know much about it, is it good/better then motion?

    I'm not interested in a keyboard phone. I'm coming from a Z10 then Z30 and now a Dtek60...

    Anyone? Thanks.
    01-09-19 10:12 AM
  2. conite's Avatar
    Is the Blackberry evolve available in Canada?

    And will it work on their carriers such as Rogers or Telus?

    And will it get updates from Blackberry? and for how long and often?

    Any good legitimate places to buy it from?

    I don't know much about it, is it good/better then motion?

    I'm not interested in a keyboard phone. I'm coming from a Z10 then Z30 and now a Dtek60...

    Anyone? Thanks.
    The Evolve has VERY limited carrier frequency support in Canada.

    Last edited by conite; 01-09-19 at 12:34 PM.
    01-09-19 10:29 AM
  3. Hidjk's Avatar
    Another person mentioned about this phone on the main page here under a post ( I didn't even know it existed) here that it was available at a place called PDAplaza of which I've never heard of before so I looked them up on the web and asked if it works here and this was his email to me...

    " Hi,

    Thank you for your interest. It works with all Canadian carriers except Freedom mobile.

    It will work as 4G+(LTE)

    Cheers,
    Alex

    вт, 8 янв. 2019 г. в 20:32, PDAPlaza Canada "
    01-09-19 12:01 PM
  4. dakusama's Avatar
    You can use gsamrena for reference.

    LTE Bands supported in the Evolve are 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 40 and 41.

    There are some canadian carriers that will support those bands, such as Bell Mobility, Kodoo, Mobilcity, MTS,NorthernTel, Rogers and Telus, to name a few.

    If in doubt, call your carrier and ask them.
    01-09-19 12:10 PM
  5. Amaroni's Avatar
    so what is the definitive answer, will it work in Canada or not as we have two differing opinions and that doesn't help the OP

    in answer to where ....technically you can get it via Amazon India ....and then at an inflated price from anywhere else that has decided to carry it .

    I think Darkusama's advice to check with your carrier is probably the way to go. You can check the bands available for the Evolve on gsmarena.com.

    other OP questions

    Updates . I am based in the UK and received the latest update.

    Both the Motion and Evolve are great devices. they both have mega batteries, fingerprint scanners etc. Motion is waterproof (ip67) whereas Evolve isn't . Evolve camera is better than the Motion.

    it really comes down to personal choice , price and whether you potentially have no after market support for the Evolve as it's licensed for the Indian market primarily.
    01-09-19 12:30 PM
  6. Amaroni's Avatar
    The Evolve has no North American LTE bands (or even 3G for that matter).
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...47a691cf35.jpg
    Technology
    GSM / HSPA / LTE
    2G bandsGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
    3G bandsHSDPA 900 / 2100
    4G bandsLTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
    SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps
    GPRSYes
    EDGEYes
    01-09-19 12:31 PM
  7. conite's Avatar
    Technology
    GSM / HSPA / LTE
    2G bandsGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
    3G bandsHSDPA 900 / 2100
    4G bandsLTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
    SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps
    GPRSYes
    EDGEYes
    Supports 2 out of the 8 Bell and Telus 4G/LTE bands

    Supports 1 out of 3 Rogers bands.

    Nasty.
    01-09-19 12:36 PM
  8. Amaroni's Avatar
    Supports 2 out of the 8 Bell and Telus 4G/LTE bands

    Supports 1 out of 3 Rogers bands.

    Nasty.
    Yes but technically it will work if the owner is standing on one leg and pointing in the right direction 😋
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    01-09-19 12:42 PM
  9. MB64's Avatar
    Does this work on att?
    01-09-19 01:30 PM
  10. conite's Avatar
    Does this work on att?
    1 of 7 bands.
    01-09-19 01:36 PM
  11. MB64's Avatar
    Ughhh. Was thinking about buying one, guess not
    01-09-19 01:38 PM
  12. Hidjk's Avatar
    I guess I'll have to pass, sounds like it will kinda work but not great... I'm not sure what full screen phone to get next, the motion is $599 on Amazon.ca but I think it will only get one more year of security updates, so that stinks... Anyone seen it for cheaper in Canada elsewhere... is BlackBerry going to come out with another full screen soon?
    01-09-19 02:22 PM
  13. conite's Avatar
    I guess I'll have to pass, sounds like it will kinda work but not great... I'm not sure what full screen phone to get next, the motion is $599 on Amazon.ca but I think it will only get one more year of security updates, so that stinks... Anyone seen it for cheaper in Canada elsewhere... is BlackBerry going to come out with another full screen soon?
    2 more years.

    BlackBerry Mobile has committed to 3 years from launch.

    You could also pick up a more affordable Nokia 6.1 and subscribe to the BlackBerry app suite. It's under $400 cdn.
    01-09-19 02:26 PM
  14. Amaroni's Avatar
    2 more years.

    BlackBerry Mobile has committed to 3 years from launch.

    You could also pick up a more affordable Nokia 6.1 and subscribe to the BlackBerry app suite. It's under $400 cdn.
    Or you could just accept that the Motion is a great device and buy it despite the price tag !!
    01-09-19 02:38 PM
  15. Hidjk's Avatar
    What month and year? Thanks.

    The Blackberry suite is dtec security app apart of that too? Or is that only on Blackberry phones? And how much is that?
    Thanks.
    01-09-19 03:06 PM
  16. conite's Avatar
    What month and year? Thanks.

    The Blackberry suite is dtec security app apart of that too? Or is that only on Blackberry phones? And how much is that?
    Thanks.
    Suite is $1/mo.

    DTEK is deeply integrated into BlackBerry Android, so no, it's not part of the suite. Neither is the keyboard.
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    01-09-19 03:08 PM
  17. Hidjk's Avatar
    It says motion came out in November 2017 in Canada so I guess it ends support November 2020... so two months shy of 2 more years looks like.

    I don't mind paying full price $599 like it was when it came out if I got a full 3 years support, I think they should discount it now since security support is under two years left. I personally feel like 4 years support should be the minimum...

    Have you ever seen it on sale for less anywhere?
    01-09-19 03:28 PM
  18. Amaroni's Avatar
    It says motion came out in November 2017 in Canada so I guess it ends support November 2020... so two months shy of 2 more years looks like.

    I don't mind paying full price $599 like it was when it came out if I got a full 3 years support, I think they should discount it now since security support is under two years left. I personally feel like 4 years support should be the minimum...

    Have you ever seen it on sale for less anywhere?
    You could look at purchasing a used device...
    01-09-19 03:36 PM
  19. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    It says motion came out in November 2017 in Canada so I guess it ends support November 2020... so two months shy of 2 more years looks like.

    I don't mind paying full price $599 like it was when it came out if I got a full 3 years support, I think they should discount it now since security support is under two years left. I personally feel like 4 years support should be the minimum...

    Have you ever seen it on sale for less anywhere?
    Limited supply has kept the price supported and lessened the need for any discounting.
    01-09-19 03:45 PM
  20. Amaroni's Avatar
    Limited supply has kept the price supported and lessened the need for any discounting.
    OR Great device, High demand means no discounting necessary 😂

    Always two ways to look at things
    01-09-19 04:08 PM
  21. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Yes but technically it will work if the owner is standing on one leg and pointing in the right direction
    I heard adding a ball of tinfoil to your head helps.
    01-09-19 04:59 PM
  22. OTCHRussell's Avatar
    I have a used Motion that can't be updated. I'm OK with it as the phone is fabulous.
    But if I could find a new one at a reasonable price I would buy it. Amazon's prices are too high. Third party sellers.
    Too bad about the Evolve.

    BB9000>Q10>Z10>Z30>Classic>Dtek50>Dtek60>Motion
    01-09-19 05:03 PM
  23. Hidjk's Avatar
    I have a used Motion that can't be updated. I'm OK with it as the phone is fabulous.
    But if I could find a new one at a reasonable price I would buy it. Amazon's prices are too high. Third party sellers.
    Too bad about the Evolve.

    BB9000>Q10>Z10>Z30>Classic>Dtek50>Dtek60>Motion

    Why can't it be updated... that's not normal is it?
    01-09-19 05:30 PM
  24. conite's Avatar
    Why can't it be updated... that's not normal is it?
    It's a pre-production unit.
    01-09-19 05:34 PM
  25. OTCHRussell's Avatar
    Why can't it be updated... that's not normal is it?
    Thanks, Conite. I got it as a trade. Previous owner couldn't find an autoloader for it, and I don't have a clue. I knew it upfront, but wanted to try the Motion and use it as a backup phone.
    Instead, I fell in love with it and now it's my primary phone. Dtek60 is my backup.
    I used to think the camera was most important. Now I know I can't live without the monster battery!! I can play Candy Crush till I get cross-eyed!! 😂

    BB9000>Q10>Z10>Z30>Classic>Dtek50>Dtek60>Motion
    01-09-19 06:15 PM
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