1. hbelkin's Avatar
    Still heavy user if my priv since it was released. But thinking I have to move on due to sluggishness and poor battery life.

    My question: what BlackBerry features can I NOT get on a phone like the Pixel...?

    Obviously no root of trust, and no PKB (which I don't use si much anymore).

    But what about:
    -BlackBerry hub...I believe this is available
    -Dtek app (I find this invaluable)?
    -word substitution?
    -BlackBerry virtual keyboard?
    -BlackBerry contacts app?

    Anything else I'd be missing from my 20 years of BlackBerry use? 😐
    08-14-19 10:56 AM
  2. the_boon's Avatar
    I'd strongly recommend a KEY2 LE.

    But if you really don't want a keyboard anymore, a Pixel 3 would be the slab I'd recommend the most

    On the LE, you'll have all these things out of the box, and on the slab, you can get all of them aside from Dtek
    08-14-19 02:02 PM
  3. conite's Avatar
    Still heavy user if my priv since it was released. But thinking I have to move on due to sluggishness and poor battery life.

    My question: what BlackBerry features can I NOT get on a phone like the Pixel...?

    Obviously no root of trust, and no PKB (which I don't use si much anymore).

    But what about:
    -BlackBerry hub...I believe this is available
    -Dtek app (I find this invaluable)?
    -word substitution?
    -BlackBerry virtual keyboard?
    -BlackBerry contacts app?

    Anything else I'd be missing from my 20 years of BlackBerry use?
    Android does have root of trust, but the implementation isn't quite as sophisticated as BlackBerry Android. Stil, a faster upgrade cycle and longer-term security patch support should more than compensate for that.

    You can add the HUB to the Pixel, but not DTEK.

    There is no legal means to add the BlackBerry keyboard, but hacks exist. GBoard and Swiftkey keyboards aren't as good IMO, but not terrible.

    To me, it's all about the physical keyboard. If you don't want/need one, you are better to look at a Pixel, a Samsung, or an Android One device.
    08-14-19 02:51 PM
  4. owenpye's Avatar
    not telling you what to do here. but I've been using the silvery Keyone since 2017 and since I'm on Sprint stuck with nougat. I purchased the pixel 3a from Bestbuy for $299 (included a free Google home mini at the time.) it's a great phone.

    buuut I missed my Keyone and I'm back and just using the pixel for social media/camera.
    you lose dtek, you have to pay monthly for hub (like two bucks.)

    I'd go with the key2. unless you need a better camera.
    08-14-19 04:50 PM
  5. hbelkin's Avatar
    Unfortunately I'm on Verizon... Key2 isn't a strong option
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    08-15-19 02:14 PM
  6. the_boon's Avatar
    Unfortunately I'm on Verizon... Key2 isn't a strong option
    The KEY2 can be used on Verizon but it's a little process and who knows how long it'll last.

    The LE is officially whitelisted for Verizon so it you want something that'll work out of the box, I'd go for that one.
    08-16-19 08:16 AM

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