End of life for PRIV and DTEK :: Needs confirmation

by Volker Weber

ZZ33E2EB81

From the Crackberry forums:

Today I ordered another batch of 50 DTKE50 phones from our UK mobile service provider. I was shocked, they told me that the DTEK50 phones reached end of life and the replacement model is the existing DTEK60. But that will cost ¢380, instead the ¢210 of the DTEK50. This time, they will be able to provide the ordered type and quantity from their current stock, but most probably soon they will run out of it.

This is the second time that I heard about EOL within one week. It appears existing stock of PRIV, DTEK50 and DTEK60 are being sold out. BlackBerry Mobile (TCL) only talks about the KEYone and BlackBerry does not talk about any handsets anymore.

DTEK60 never sold well, PRIV sold a lot less than initially expected and DTEK50 was relatively successful. If you look at download numbers for BlackBerry Keyboard on Google Play, you will find it was downloaded 500k+ times. That means there were less than one million BlackBerry Androids activated.

Do you have insights into the channel for BlackBerry handsets? Are the PRIV and the DTEKs still available in quantity? Do you have any statements regarding EOL? I don't expect a press release.

Comments

Oh, ffs.

Hanno Zulla, 2017-07-05 22:22

Recent comments

Andy Mell on Fix that brand at 21:23
Reinhard Fellner on Coming up :: Nokia 7 Plus at 16:07
Peter Siering on Pi-hole on Raspberry Pi at 12:13
Ralph Hammann on Napuleone :: Da gehe ich in Bessungen gerne hin at 08:40
Julian Ardeleanu on Fix that brand at 23:42
Thomas Meyer on Farewell Sonos. Tempus fugit - amor manet. at 23:33
Volker Weber on Fix that brand at 21:23
Ian Bradbury on Fix that brand at 21:20
Jens Japes on Napuleone :: Da gehe ich in Bessungen gerne hin at 20:58
Volker Weber on Farewell Sonos. Tempus fugit - amor manet. at 19:23
Thomas Meyer on Farewell Sonos. Tempus fugit - amor manet. at 16:59
Craig Wiseman on Fix that brand at 15:36
Jean Pierre Wenzel on Pi-hole on Raspberry Pi at 11:39
Volker Weber on Pi-hole on Raspberry Pi at 11:11
Jean Pierre Wenzel on Pi-hole on Raspberry Pi at 10:57
Volker Weber on Fix that brand at 07:06
Stephan H. Wissel on Fix that brand at 01:17
Volker Weber on Pi-hole on Raspberry Pi at 00:04
René Fischer on Pi-hole on Raspberry Pi at 23:40
Volker Weber on Pi-hole on Raspberry Pi at 21:58
Darryn sullivan on Pi-hole on Raspberry Pi at 20:35
Jochen Kattoll on Coming up :: Nokia 7 Plus at 19:21
Tobias Hauser on Pi-hole on Raspberry Pi at 17:38
Volker Weber on Pi-hole on Raspberry Pi at 16:36
Patric Stiffel on Pi-hole on Raspberry Pi at 15:52

Ceci n'est pas un blog

I explain difficult concepts in simple ways. For free, and for money. Clue procurement and bullshit detection.

vowe

Contact
Publications
Stuff that works
Amazon Wish List
Frequently Asked Questions

rss feed  twitter amazon

Local time is 21:36

visitors.gif

buy me coffee