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Blackberry Priv £410.66 @ Blackberry Shop

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For those who missed out on this CPW deal... A pretty solid phone, ideal for those who like typing on a physical keyboard and prefer Android to Blackberry OS Read More
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6m, 3w agoFound 6 months, 3 weeks ago
For those who missed out on this CPW deal...

A pretty solid phone, ideal for those who like typing on a physical keyboard and prefer Android to Blackberry OS
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6m, 3w agoFound 6 months, 3 weeks ago
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1 Like #1
It's still too expensive unfortunately
1 Like #2
a really interesting phone. but just too expensive compared to what you
can get for less money

Edited By: RadiantDuck on Oct 08, 2016 07:12: spelling
#3
It's been on sale for a while on shop blackberry. Think they're trying to get rid of stock before the DTEK60, like someone has already said though, still top expensive. Think it's £400 at Clove right now too, not sure what the p&p is there, could be cheaper than this. Also customer returns from Curry's / PC World eBay are £370 delivered from what I recall when I was looking to buy one the other week.
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I had one and sold it. The physical keyboard might sound great on principle, but it's actually quicker to use the virtual keyboard, I found. Once you discount the keyboard, it's just a middling android phone, and way overpriced for the spec. Also BlackBerry will no longer be manufacturing phones, so it might be difficult to get spares or warranty services for it.

Bottom line in my opinion: this is a £250 (max) phone.
#5
I had keyboard is ddifvult to use too cramp. and the android performance is buggy not as slick as even models fron2
#6
models from 2 years ago
#7
I really wish I could vote hot on this... I really do
1 Like #8
big_sausage
I had one and sold it. The physical keyboard might sound great on principle, but it's actually quicker to use the virtual keyboard, I found. Once you discount the keyboard, it's just a middling android phone, and way overpriced for the spec. Also BlackBerry will no longer be manufacturing phones, so it might be difficult to get spares or warranty services for it.
Bottom line in my opinion: this is a £250 (max) phone.

While I agree it's an overpriced phone still and BB could have saved themselves if they priced it akin to some of the lower end phones at £250. BB needed to sell masses of phones with low margins to get the brand being talked about and people interested. But as usual, they did an uneventful launch, marketed the phone on it's lesser features and generally took a 'look we have a new phone' approach rather than the fanfare that new product launches expect.

As to keyboard, virtual may be quicker to use but they are certainly less accurate. I can send entire emails without looking at the phone itself and there be no errors due to muscle memory and tactile feedback. Sadly a touch screen doesn't offer that and no a repetitive vibration doesn't cut it.

I enjoy mine, it's more than powerful enough as phones go. These days phones have plateaued just like PC/Laptops and short of side by side comparisons you generally won't really notice the advantages of the latest processor vs the 808.

wakkaday
I had keyboard is ddifvult to use too cramp. and the android performance is buggy not as slick as even models fron2

When first released they were quite buggy and there were masses of complaints about that, but since the MM update things have settled and the phones a pleasure to use. I and my partner both have one and neither of us have experienced any issues post MM. It's certainly no more buggy than my old Nexus 4, Nexus 5 or Huawei P8.

Keyboard wise, the portrait slider always tends to favour smaller fingers, fat fingers just won't get on with that sort of phone and it's why I'm still waiting for a G1 replacement with a landscape slider because BB has proven you can make a thin phone and integrate all the key features people have come to expect.
#9
Should have been priced at 400 at launch, would have sold far more and no need for a physical keyboard.
1 Like #10
nav157
nd no need for a physical keyboard.

There is every need for a physical keyboard!
#11
m5rcc
nav157
nd no need for a physical keyboard.

There is every need for a physical keyboard!


Virtual keyboard is better, additional physical keyboard just added bulk thickness to phone. Not to mention price was increased due to this pretty useless hardware. Completely unnecessary.
Software must say was a big plus and to be honest I'm tempted but I'm holding out on the DTEk60. Hopefully it's priv without the keyboard.
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nav157
m5rcc
nav157
nd no need for a physical keyboard.
There is every need for a physical keyboard!
Virtual keyboard is better, additional physical keyboard just added bulk thickness to phone. Not to mention price was increased due to this pretty useless hardware. Completely unnecessary.
Software must say was a big plus and to be honest I'm tempted but I'm holding out on the DTEk60. Hopefully it's priv without the keyboard.

Completely unnecessary for you maybe. Virtual keyboard is better for you, for those that actually care what messages look like after we type them then a physical keyboard is a must. Plus it works wonders to use muscle memory to just type out a message without needing to constantly look at the screen to avoiding meaningless rubbish. You can keep your thin slab of sameness. I'll keep wanting phones with keyboards even if it's 2mm thicker than the phone you compare it to just for the convenience of choice.
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Astec123
nav157
m5rcc
nav157
nd no need for a physical keyboard.
There is every need for a physical keyboard!
Virtual keyboard is better, additional physical keyboard just added bulk thickness to phone. Not to mention price was increased due to this pretty useless hardware. Completely unnecessary.
Software must say was a big plus and to be honest I'm tempted but I'm holding out on the DTEk60. Hopefully it's priv without the keyboard.

Completely unnecessary for you maybe. Virtual keyboard is better for you, for those that actually care what messages look like after we type them then a physical keyboard is a must. Plus it works wonders to use muscle memory to just type out a message without needing to constantly look at the screen to avoiding meaningless rubbish. You can keep your thin slab of sameness. I'll keep wanting phones with keyboards even if it's 2mm thicker than the phone you compare it to just for the convenience of choice.


I think it's clear vast majority don't give a damn about virtual keyboard they much prefer more practical on board keyboards. As for memory muscle I get plenty of that using my pc keyboard.
Give it up son.

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