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  1. smithm565's Avatar
    Further confirmation from TCL of more premium BlackBerry phones this year.

    https://www.mobileworldlive.com/devi...isition-trail/

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    03-28-17 12:12 PM
  2. BB_PP's Avatar
    At least now BlackBerry will be under less burden.. They can focus on software side and TCL (manufacturer) shall do the harware job. BlackBerry should consider building new phones from patent factory, I guess they have alot.
    Another thing BlackBerry should follow sequence like Samsung or Apple do, they should consider at least 4-5 form factors with passport 2 (as we have seen Keyone) , then Priv 2 and one Slab phone
    03-28-17 01:06 PM
  3. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    At this rate if they get the KeyOne out this year will be doing well. Actually I'm wondering whether this was the right choice for BB , their partner in Malaysia already has the device being released shortly. I think the TCL deal won't last, I don't see them doing that well with Alcatel.

    TCL is a lower end brand which is sales and not marketing driven. You can see that with their TV's.

    KeyOne from when first announced and showcased, to whenever being released is way too long. There are multiple devices launching almost monthly with the big anticipation for S8, if they release at the same time, they will just be clouded by the marketing that Samsung will bring on.
    The Indosinian licensing deal was announced way back in September. TCL's deal only started back in December... But the TCL deal is the bigger of the two and they did pick up the design reference of the Mercury that BlackBerry had already done, and used those prototypes at CES.

    What Samsung is doing won't affect the KEYone... as the S8 doesn't have a built-in keyboard. And TCL isn't going after consumers.
    03-28-17 01:07 PM
  4. EndRacism's Avatar
    The only people buying anything BB are the BB faithful and TCL needs to give us what we want. Stop pandering to a severe minority of people who might change from iPhone or Samsung! And Priv is ugly, akward, yuck! I want a slightly larger Torch model, now your talking!!! I'd buy a slightly larger Torch on BB/Android even over a Passport BB/Android.
    04-16-17 12:41 PM
  5. NG888's Avatar
    At this rate, if they get one more in this year they are doing well.
    04-17-17 11:51 AM
  6. jimmyt1's Avatar
    Haha, torch! I'm afraid BlackBerry did listen to the faithful and they nearly ran the company out of business. Hopefully TCL spends no time looking for ideas in the cb forums.
    Bbnivende and Troy Tiscareno like this.
    04-17-17 06:13 PM
  7. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    The only people buying anything BB are the BB faithful and TCL needs to give us what we want. Stop pandering to a severe minority of people who might change from iPhone or Samsung! And Priv is ugly, akward, yuck! I want a slightly larger Torch model, now your talking!!! I'd buy a slightly larger Torch on BB/Android even over a Passport BB/Android.
    I have a Torch. I have a PRIV. Other than OS difference, what are you complaining about? Slider and newer slider... really, serious question....

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    04-17-17 06:33 PM
  8. xandros9's Avatar
    I have a Torch. I have a PRIV. Other than OS difference, what are you complaining about? Slider and newer slider... really, serious question....

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    It's too sleek for him
    04-17-17 11:17 PM
  9. guygardner73's Avatar
    How well did the BlackBerry-secured Samsing tablets do?
    You'll never know. It was a specialist device not readily available to the public and designed specifically for certain security critical situations. Samsung couldn't make a tablet that met the required security criteria so they partnered with BlackBerry (who could). How well do John Deere combine harvesters sell? Not very in comparison to a ford Mondeo i'm guessing, but if you need one, you need one. End of.

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    04-19-17 03:51 PM
  10. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    At this rate, if they get one more in this year they are doing well.
    I would expect an all touch "partener" for the KEYone would quickly follow. If Enterprise is interested in the "new" BlackBerry, they'll want an all touch option to be available.... as not everyone will want or need a PKB design at this point. Should not be hard to repurpose an existing Alcatel or TCL design and production line.
    04-20-17 08:24 AM
  11. EndRacism's Avatar
    I have a Torch. I have a PRIV. Other than OS difference, what are you complaining about? Slider and newer slider... really, serious question....

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    The thing I enjoyed about Torch was the way it was designed, the screen was slightly different recessed. I never worried about have a case for it. The Priv is altogether differential with the screen is highly exposed. Plus I feel Priv is just too darn big. I could slip Torch in and out of pocket and the snap to the slide was superior to Priv. Priv slide seemed fragile. Although not complaining as much as IMHO. It was said by quite a few that when rumor of new slider came out, many pined for the Torch like myself. Loved that phone, as I said having a larger Torch with BB Android, wow!
    04-20-17 08:43 AM
  12. Andrew Sheil's Avatar
    Wishing for a cheaper and perhaps smaller pkb phone rather than the keyone.

    #BringbacktheCurve


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    04-20-17 11:38 AM
  13. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Wishing for a cheaper and perhaps smaller pkb phone rather than the keyone.

    #BringbacktheCurve


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    Some would agree to a smaller device, as some still miss the CURVE. Other would like to see the "wideness" of the Passport return.

    Not sure how BlackBerry will compete in the all touch market... unless security is a factor (enterprise), without the uniqueness of the keyboard. But I question if the market for a PKB is big enough for even one device.

    But who knows....
    04-20-17 11:54 AM
  14. leojzueg's Avatar
    I would definitely buy a bb Tablet

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    04-27-17 12:18 AM
  15. midnightdoom's Avatar
    The more video's I watch I do like the KEYone.. Both my partner and I have priv now, he debating getting KEYone, misses his Passport.. (Or iPhone if BlackBerry situation gets worse as he doesn't want another company android )

    But I dunno if I would go to it or not, I would be more inclined to upgrade to Priv 2, I like being able to slide and have option of physical and virtual keyboard...

    But as for passport 2, I think they would have better luck at this stage with KEYone as main issue I saw consumers complain about with Passport is that it scaled android apps oddly... at least KEYone is still standard screen shape... but again depends on your use, IT guy at work loves his Passport because it's wide but is sick of BB10 not working right and apps not being supported etc

    As for DTEK, while I know majority just want touch, myself I wouldn't go that way either, BlackBerry virtual keyboard is great, but now that I'm used to physical keyboards I am way more efficient doing emails and documents with it
    04-27-17 01:23 AM
  16. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Based on this latest timeline....

    They may announce two more devices "this" year, but getting them to a store near you.... well that's a very different thing.
    04-27-17 07:29 AM
  17. NG888's Avatar
    Any rumours on the next device?
    05-05-17 12:22 PM
  18. stlabrat's Avatar
    this just pop up yesterday. fake news or for real? if it is real, one down and two to go. Buy Blackberry DTEK70 Online at Best Price in India | Blackberry DTEK70 Reviews, Specification - Gadgets Now
    05-05-17 01:11 PM
  19. joeldf's Avatar
    this just pop up yesterday. fake news or for real? if it is real, one down and two to go. Buy Blackberry DTEK70 Online at Best Price in India | Blackberry DTEK70 Reviews, Specification - Gadgets Now
    The photo just confirms that it's just a placeholder for the KEYone. That site has been calling the KEYone, or previously Mercury, a Dtek70 since last year.

    Joel
    05-05-17 01:23 PM
  20. Mike-Mike's Avatar
    i want a flagship KEYone, add wireless charging, make it all black, and 64GB
    05-10-17 10:32 AM
  21. morfinpower's Avatar
    It's safe to say that TCL/Blackberry Mobile will keep it safe and release only mid/low range smartphones in the next 2-3 years.

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    05-17-17 09:16 PM
  22. ChainPunch's Avatar
    I am not sure about that, as I can see Blackberry Mobile releasing a flagship touchscreen device
    06-24-17 01:06 PM
  23. dominicloughrey's Avatar
    Please, TCL. Give us a Passport SE with Android!
    The keyboards on the Priv and Keyone are "good"
    But the keyboard on the Passport SE is AWESOME!
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    06-27-17 05:23 AM
  24. kvndoom's Avatar
    Please, TCL. Give us a Passport SE with Android!
    The keyboards on the Priv and Keyone are "good"
    But the keyboard on the Passport SE is AWESOME!
    I agree... but android doesn't support the 1:1 screen. Maybe a 3:2 screen ratio with a Passport screen keyboard.

    EDIT: meant keyboard, not screen.
    Last edited by kvndoom; 06-29-17 at 09:15 AM.
    06-29-17 07:07 AM
  25. dominicloughrey's Avatar
    Yes, even a bit narrower and longer. It could still accommodate a good sized keyboard.
    It's such a delight to type on. I find the keyboards on the Priv and Keyone just too small.
    I bought both of those phones and went back to the Passport, purely for the keyboard.
    Apart from the keyboard, the Keyone is super.
    06-29-17 11:15 AM
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