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Will koodo carry the new BB android phones like the DTEK50?


The DTEK50 is an android running BB OS. Will koodo be making these available?

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I am going to say that it will be nil chance but it's possible. We don't really know for sure until if it gets announced.
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Goran wrote:

I am going to say that it will be nil chance but it's possible. We don't really know for sure unt...

Koodo, being a smaller part of Telus, tends to stick with the better selling models. There have been no BB models in the Koodo line-up for quite a while.
Goran wrote:

I am going to say that it will be nil chance but it's possible. We don't really know for sure unt...

True--not in a rush so will see what happens over the next few months.
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Just buy it unlocked straight from BlackBerry website or through a online retailer like expansys and as long as it's compatible with Koodo's frequencies you'll be able to use it with your great Koodo plan.
Yes I can do that but have a healthy tab balance I'd like to apply--I may wait and see.
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Cassandra Gray wrote:

Yes I can do that but have a healthy tab balance I'd like to apply--I may wait and see.

If you have your heart set on a phone that Koodo does not sell, once it's clear that Koodo will not carry the DTEK50, and you have a good positive balance, you could always buy a phone with it and then promptly sell it, so that can be used towards buying the DTEK50.
If you are certain of getting the BlackBerry DTEK50, you should get it now because there is a bonus free.gift (power charger) that is worth about $70, if you want to take advantage of the offer. It is now available to order (online) from Staples.ca which has the bonus free.gift, while stock lasts.

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I've found the Dtek 50 doesn't offer much that isn't done better by other phones in its price range like the Nextbit Robin, One Plus 3, Nexus 5X, or Axon 7. They all have 1 or more of a better processor, more RAM, stronger battery life, or a better camera, and all are similarly priced or even cheaper. It looks pretty nice aesthetically but otherwise not worth the hype. Ok, it's more secure... Yay?
Jonathan I wrote:

I've found the Dtek 50 doesn't offer much that isn't done better by other phones in its price ran...

DTEK50 has many features that other mid-range phones do not offer. For example, Nexus 5X has no microSD support, Moto G4 Plus has no NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, majority of major mid-range phones has no notification LED, etc. DTEK50 lets you "clear all" in recent apps, other mid-range like Moto G3 does not, you need to swipe to clear one app at a time, DTEK50 showed the battery percentage indicatior on the home screen, Moto G4 does not, etc. DTEK50 has a lot of bells and whistles found only in premium phones.
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Jonathan I wrote:

I've found the Dtek 50 doesn't offer much that isn't done better by other phones in its price ran...

I'm sure the Moto G4 Plus allows the battery percentage in the notification shade through toggling settings, but if not, there's a hundred apps that fixes that problem. Nexus 5X not having microsd is a fair point, but a lot of other phones offer this too. It's not a huge selling point obviously because look at how well iPhones sell (and they cost literally a thousand dollars these days). WiFi AC is cool to have but I don't think someone looking at a mid range phone is considering this to be an absolute deal breaker feature. I have an S7 Edge and sometimes my data connection loads pages faster than our WiFi at home because it's used by several other people. Yes, it might have some very small tweaks in its hardware over the competition, but at $429 + tax, you can still do better.
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Jonathan I wrote:

I've found the Dtek 50 doesn't offer much that isn't done better by other phones in its price ran...

The OnePlus X checks off all of those requirements with a much more premium look and feel at a lower price point. The OnePlus 2 does even more at a similar price point. But, to each their own. All that matters is that you're happy with your choice. 
Jonathan I wrote:

I've found the Dtek 50 doesn't offer much that isn't done better by other phones in its price ran...

All phones can show the battery percentage indicator for sure, I'm talking about one that shows on default like the Samsung Galaxy S7 phone. The problem with Moto G is you need to swipe down twice to show battery percentage indicator, two swipes vs nothing to swipe. The less apps one has to install, the better it is for system performance and battery. This is why DTEK50 wins among the mid-range in terms of the battery percentage indicator.

If you are on Telus Internet 50 or similar plans/hardware/competitors, you will not be able to take advantage of the speed offered by Telus Internet 50 which uses the Wifi AC.

Between Moto G4 Plus @ $400 and DTEK50 @ $429, DTEK50 has more value in terms of features (NFC, Wifi AC, notification indicator, etc).

Jonathan I wrote:

I've found the Dtek 50 doesn't offer much that isn't done better by other phones in its price ran...

Good to know OnePlus X checks off all of those requirements. I didn't consider the OnePlus brand because BlackBerry, although a 'forgotten' name should have more resale value than OnePlus.
Jonathan I wrote:

I've found the Dtek 50 doesn't offer much that isn't done better by other phones in its price ran...

But I agree that the DTEK50's $429 should be lower. The features are good but the hardware is not that fantastic particularly the accessories. The charger looks cheap and does not even carry the BlackBerry name/logo. A $329 figure would be more appropriate. The free mobile power charger.gift is valued at $70, that would "lower" the cost of DTEK50 to $360 which makes it a more reasonable purchase.
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Jonathan I wrote:

I've found the Dtek 50 doesn't offer much that isn't done better by other phones in its price ran...

As mentioned below, it's a re-branded Alcatel Idol 4, loaded with Blackberry's DTEK security suite and hopefully a bloat-free version of Android. It sports the familiar BB logo if that's any consolation, but it's still an Alcatel Idol 4. Sad to see Blackberry go this route, but with dwindling sales figures, over-priced flagships and technology generally a year or two behind leading manufacturers, this was bound to happen. It's really anyone's guess as to whether Koodo will carry the DTEK50 or not. If past experiences with Blackberry and Koodo are any indication, chances are they probably won't carry it.
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Jonathan I wrote:

I've found the Dtek 50 doesn't offer much that isn't done better by other phones in its price ran...

Blackberry has been very good with near stock android and like clockwork security updates. It annoys me that they are still overcharging for the specs, but it's less obscene than the Priv continues to be.

As for the Oneplus X, I know people seem to like it, but the company has been plagued with warranty support issues and quality control. The One Plus 3 is supposed to have fixed these issues, but time will tell. I'd sooner get a Xiaomi to be honest.

Also Ben, the G4 Plus is on tab small for a total of 288 over 24 months, making it much more competitive in price. And the inflated price of the included battery pack does not impress me. Similar Anker and other brand ones are half the price, 20000mah ones go for 50, and for the same price, you an get one with a 3A USB-C port.
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Jonathan I wrote:

I've found the Dtek 50 doesn't offer much that isn't done better by other phones in its price ran...

I've had a OnePlus X and it was one of my favourite Android devices. I regret getting rid of it. In fact I put in a trade offer on Kijiji to someone wishing to trade their OPX.

Don't count on BlackBerry having high resale value. In the world of smartphones, only Apple and Samsung phones (and in the case of the latter, only flagships) hold their value more than other brands.
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Jonathan I wrote:

I've found the Dtek 50 doesn't offer much that isn't done better by other phones in its price ran...

I've had a OnePlus X and it was one of my favourite Android devices. I regret getting rid of it. In fact I put in a trade offer on Kijiji to someone wishing to trade their OPX.

Don't count on BlackBerry having high resale value. In the world of smartphones, only Apple and Samsung phones (and in the case of the latter, only flagships) hold their value more than other brands.
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I've found the Dtek 50 doesn't offer much that isn't done better by other phones in its price ran...

Rik, I know the hardware is from TCL and is a based on Alcatel Idol 4 which is why I did say DTEK50's features are good but hardware is not fantastic (if only BlackBerry contracted Samsung, LG or Sony to make the DTEK50, Google did that with the earlier Nexus). A lot of people who do not know much about DTEK50 will say it is a Idol 4 knockoff with a DTEK app that tells how secure is the device. But that is not what DTEK50 is about. What DTEK50 offers is "transparent" to consumers, DTEK50 offers premium security in terms of a hardened kernel, verified bootloader, enhanced memory protection, full-disk encryption, SD card protection, advanced Wi-Fi authentication and monthly Android security patches. No other Android phone has all that, that is something BlackBerry boasts about. And BlackBerry takes security seriously, they have already fixed all QuadRooter vulnerabilities, even updating the patch that Google is supposed to released in September.

From gsmarena, "The QuadRooter exploits have been uncovered earlier this month and they affect Android devices with Qualcomm chipsets. The chip maker created the necessary patches already, and three of the vulnerabilities have been fixed in Google's August security update. However, the last one is only scheduled to arrive with Google's September security patch. BlackBerry however couldn't wait, which makes sense considering that the Canadian company likes calling the DTEK50 "the world's most secure Android phone".

http://www.gsmarena.com/blackberry_priv_and_dtek50_receive_update_fixing_all_quadrooter_vulnerabilit...

I choose DTEK50 not because of the quality of the hardware but for the features that DTEK50 has and others do not. I need NFC, the notification LED, Wifi AC, QC 2.0, etc, at that $400 price point, no other *major* mid-range phone has all that, only DTEK50 has all of them.

Jonathan I wrote:

I've found the Dtek 50 doesn't offer much that isn't done better by other phones in its price ran...

Goran, I don't buy on tab, I buy "outright" (pay in full) because when I buy outright with a credit card that has extended warranty insurance, I get the extended warranty insurance. There is no insurance coverage if purchase on a tab, the phone must be paid in full to get coverage. Moto G4 Plus at Koodo is $410. DTEK50 is $429. With the extra features (NFC, Wifi AC, notification LED, etc) I chose DTEK50 over Moto G4 Plus.
Jonathan I wrote:

I've found the Dtek 50 doesn't offer much that isn't done better by other phones in its price ran...

Ivan, You are right, I cannot count on it at this time. Ten years ago, BlackBerry has resale value, today it is not known until the sales figure of DTEK50 is known. Released on Aug 8, still on pre-sale at Staples.ca, it has only been 9 days so it is too early to tell. If DTEK50 is a success, then there will be a resale value with DTEK50. If it is a flop, then the DTEK50 will have less resale value. Still to a non-techie, the BlackBerry name is more well known than any of those chinese brands.

But BlackBerry is also targeting DTEK50 to corporate customers. Big potential for DTEK50 to be a success here with corporate customers. Once it picked up in the corporate sector, it will trickled down to the public/consumers and then the BlackBerry name will go up in value. BlackBerry already has signed contracts with the US government, Pentagon,etc so there is hope there.

Jonathan I wrote:

I've found the Dtek 50 doesn't offer much that isn't done better by other phones in its price ran...

Ivan, OnePlus X is good at $269 but out of stock. OnePlus 2 has a more powerful processor, more RAM, more storage than DTEK50 at $399. Looks like OnePlus 2 is a decent buy.
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I've found that Motorola and BlackBerry didn't count on the price point of inexpensive flagships. 100 more gets you bleed edge specs in th one plus 3 and axon 7. The G4 Plus is around 250 CAD in India for the same level of ram / memory. It's cheaper as well even in the US. I feel like BlackBerry is using Motorola as the limit for how high it can go, which I think was bad. I feel like if I were 350 and came with a snapdragon 625, it would be far more compelling. As it is the Xiaomi redmi note 3 pro can be bought with an international Google installed version with much better specs for 230CAD plus taxes. Well BlackBerry has been often the first or close to first for updates as well, and that has its own worth if you want fast regular and long term (comparatively) updates.
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Interesting how the BlackBerry DTEK50 bears a striking resemblance to the Alcatel Idol 4. There's a slight variance in the Cortex A-53 processors, otherwise the two devices are almost identical right down to their weight.

http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?...
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rikkster wrote:

Interesting how the BlackBerry DTEK50 bears a striking resemblance to the Alcatel Idol 4. There's...

It is an Alcatel Idol 4 with a few minor changes. BlackBerry no longer makes their own phones.

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