1. TgeekB's Avatar
    What can one do besides purchase a Key# device now? It's Android so there's no transition issues to another Android device other than no PKB availability.

    Is there other planning that you're referring to?
    I think it’s acceptance more than planning.
    Dunt Dunt Dunt likes this.
    04-21-19 08:16 AM
  2. the_boon's Avatar
    I think it’s acceptance more than planning.
    Hell no I'm not accepting the end of KEY devices.
    04-21-19 11:30 PM
  3. the_boon's Avatar
    Ok. You don't like their aesthetic design choices on the Red. Noted.
    The fact that the licensing deal requires a black or silver logo is the only logical reason for this, the other reason would be pure penny - saving laziness.

    Its probably why the Bronze KEYone doesn't have a bronze logo, but doesn't explain why the Champagne LE doesn't have champagne frets
    04-21-19 11:32 PM
  4. Elephant_Canyon's Avatar
    The fact that the licensing deal requires a black or silver logo is the only logical reason for this, the other reason would be pure penny - saving laziness.
    Or these phones have razor-thin margins and low sales volume, and the cost of adding more tooling to fabricate parts in different colors would destroy any per-unit profits.
    conite and Dunt Dunt Dunt like this.
    Yesterday 09:25 AM
  5. the_boon's Avatar
    Or these phones have razor-thin margins and low sales volume, and the cost of adding more tooling to fabricate parts in different colors would destroy any per-unit profits.
    What kind of "tooling" is necessary to "fabricate" parts in different color?

    They did it for the Atomic LE's frets so I don't buy that for an excuse.

    Matching the rest of the parts shouldn't cost that much if they're already bothering to paint some parts in a different color.
    Yesterday 02:29 PM
  6. TgeekB's Avatar
    What kind of "tooling" is necessary to "fabricate" parts in different color?

    They did it for the Atomic LE's frets so I don't buy that for an excuse.

    Matching the rest of the parts shouldn't cost that much if they're already bothering to paint some parts in a different color.
    Everything costs money. When the margin is thin they have to find any way to cut costs.
    Yesterday 03:59 PM
  7. glwerry's Avatar
    Well, it's really quite simple. We the consumer have all the power! We are just too meek at times to exercise it. But sometimes we do by choosing not to buy. Case in point, these are both Dodge Chargers, one (like BlackBerry) is an icon even today, the other was a cheap shadow of its former self past off as the real thing. We have every right to request what we need in a product, if the manufacturer ignores, we can also send them into obsolescence! Attachment 443955Attachment 443956
    Yeah, dunno if that really holds up for me now.

    If you take a modern Dodge Challenger (I prefer it to the new Charger) then you have a car that is pretty much superior to the original.

    Similarly, I went through the late 1970s / early 80s where due to smog controls and mandatory fuel mileage demands cars were pitiful.

    I seriously had a 1979 v8 powered 5 litre Ford car that could barely pull a TENT TRAILER.

    BUT ... Detroit and other car makers doubled down their efforts and I replaced that car with a small van (1986) with a THREE LITRE V6 that pulled the tent trailer EFFORTLESSLY!

    Now, you can buy a 5 litre engine from Ford in a pickup truck that has 395 horsepower, will tow a LARGE travel trailer easily and when it's not pulling a trailer will get 12 l/100 km (22+ miles/imperial gallon).

    In a similar vein I started with a 9810 Torch, then a Classic, then a PRIV and now a Key2.
    The Key2 is hands down the best phone of the bunch!
    Yesterday 04:19 PM
  8. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    Yeah, dunno if that really holds up for me now.

    If you take a modern Dodge Challenger (I prefer it to the new Charger) then you have a car that is pretty much superior to the original.

    Similarly, I went through the late 1970s / early 80s where due to smog controls and mandatory fuel mileage demands cars were pitiful.

    I seriously had a 1979 v8 powered 5 litre Ford car that could barely pull a TENT TRAILER.

    BUT ... Detroit and other car makers doubled down their efforts and I replaced that car with a small van (1986) with a THREE LITRE V6 that pulled the tent trailer EFFORTLESSLY!

    Now, you can buy a 5 litre engine from Ford in a pickup truck that has 395 horsepower, will tow a LARGE travel trailer easily and when it's not pulling a trailer will get 12 l/100 km (22+ miles/imperial gallon).

    In a similar vein I started with a 9810 Torch, then a Classic, then a PRIV and now a Key2.
    The Key2 is hands down the best phone of the bunch!
    So you live so far away from civilization that you pull a trailer for living in when you go into town now....? That’s a dedicated Canadian by all standards.
    Yesterday 04:50 PM
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