Introducing the Punkt. MP02 4G mobile phone

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MP02 4G Mobile Phone
 

“If anyone wants to talk to me, they can give me a call. Other forms of communication, for example email or social media, are available when I choose to use them – and via a linked device that allows me to use them more effectively.”

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Petter Neby, founder of Punkt.


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The MP02 is the first voicephone to offer a downloadable privacy feature that uses the Signal protocol to provide free, encrypted Internet-based calls and texts worldwide via Wi Fi or mobile data (subject to data charges). Signal provides vastly greater security compared to the widely-used encrypted alternatives, which exist primarily as tools for harvesting and selling valuable metadata (contacts lists, who communicated with whom, when it happened, etc.). In the Signal system, all metadata is encrypted.

The Signal system also adds group messaging and voice messages to the MP02.

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The Internet as a tool

When it’s time to get online, the MP02’s 4G LTE connection can be shared with a tablet/laptop – which means easier typing in comparison with a smartphone, and a bigger screen. This two-device approach means that the Internet is something you dip into, rather than the other way round.

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Being here, being effective

Focus is at a premium in the digital age. The MP02 4G mobile phone makes it easier to be where you are, whether that’s a family weekend away or an important business meeting. It gives you freedom from a constant onslaught of designed-for-addiction notifications and other distractions. It puts you in charge.

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Connection in the digital age

The Punkt. MP02 minimalist phone is built for connecting with people. It’s comfortable to hold and to use and features excellent audio quality and battery life: a voice phone that works as a phone, with up-to-the-minute styling and an interface that is elegant and efficient.

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Low-key, stylish design

The instantly-recognisable MP02 is the work of renowned product designer Jasper Morrison. It is built around effective simplicity: press the phonebook button to make a call, press the text button to send a message. For everything else, there’s a fast, lean menu system: up, down, select, go.

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Industry-leading security

A BlackBerry-controlled workstation adds BlackBerry Secure protection during manufacture. This is a world first: no other non-BlackBerry phone has had this before.

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Bespoke tones

The MP02’s unique ringtones have their own pedigree: they are the work of respected Norwegian sound artist Kjetil Røst Nilsen.

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Rare tactility

The MP02 4G mobile phones feel solid in the hand. It’s well-balanced and is designed for one-handed use. The body is reinforced with glass-fibre and its textured finish is both protective and unusual. It’s a phone for keeping, not replacing.

 
Solid construction
The housing of the MP02 is reinforced with glass-fibre and finished with a tough, abrasion-resistant coating. Splashproof to IP52 standard.

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Minimalist interface

The display is monochrome+ (black and white). Unusually, the minimalist interface is 100% text-based – no icons whatsoever. Click through in seconds: up, down, select, go.
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“The MP02 builds on the paradigm shift of its revolutionary predecessor. From components to aesthetics, it’s an entirely new product inside and out – with a particularly striking contextual user interface.”

Design by Jasper Morrison


Tough build
Tough build

The body of the phone is reinforced with glass-fibre for maximum durability. The recessed screen is protected with Gorilla Glass.

Comfortable ergonomics
Comfortable ergonomics

Easy to hold and use – with real buttons. Remains cool during extended use.

Minimalist interface
Minimalist interface

Monochrome+ (black, white and occasional red). Unusually, it is text-based. Click through in seconds.

Simple navigation
Simple navigation

Up, down, select, go. Quick to learn, easy to use. Dedicated Contacts and SMS buttons for instant access.

4G LTE connection
4G LTE connection

Voice communication via VoLTE. Internet access available to secondary devices via WiFi/Bluetooth/USB.

Enhanced SMS functions
Enhanced SMS functions

Threaded messaging, user-defined dictionary, MMS receipt/display and distinctive monochromatic ideograms.

Digital security
Digital security

BlackBerry Secure is built into the MP02 during manufacture.

Sunlight-readable display
Sunlight-readable display

Transflective LCD.

Excellent audio
Excellent audio

The speaker housing is designed to optimise its acoustic properties.

Bespoke tones
Bespoke tones

Selection of original ringtones specific to the MP02, created by Norwegian sound artist Kjetil Røst Nilsen.

Bluetooth
Bluetooth

Simple to connect to an earpiece or car system.

User-friendly battery life
User-friendly battery life

Always have power.

Other tools
Other tools
  • easy-set alarm clock;
  • stopwatch and countdown timer;
  • world clock;
  • basic calendar;
  • notes feature with reminders option;
  • calculator.
Compatible with Signal
Compatible with Signal

Free international calls and texts (subject to data charges), with world-leading data security built in.

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Pigeon is Signal-compatible

Pigeon is Signal-compatible

Pigeon is compatible with the Signal system which uses VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) technology to make phone calls and exchange text messages. The connection is made via an Internet connection, either Wi-Fi or a phone’s mobile data service. It is free to use (subject to standard data charges that may apply), and interacts with the Signal app which is available as a free download for almost all smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers.

Pigeon is private

Pigeon is private

Pigeon uses the Signal protocol, recognised as the de facto standard for encrypted messaging. Signal is operated by an independent non-profit foundation and its code is open-source and therefore subject to public scrutiny. Unlike other services, metadata is encrypted (caller/sender, recipient, time of call/message, etc.). Central records are limited to when a Signal account was first created and the date of when it was last used, nothing more: messages and metadata are not stored on central servers. Signal’s users include the UK’s Conservative Party, the EU’s European Commission, and the United States government.

Group messaging

Group messaging

Send messages within groups of unlimited size.

Voice messages

Voice messages

Quick, convenient, and with a personal touch – send to an individual or to groups.

Self-destruct setting

Self-destruct setting

All messages in a thread can be set to automatically disappear on recipients’ devices after they have been opened. Duration is adjustable, from seconds to days.

Quote message

Quote message

Pick out and quote a message in a group discussion, for clarity as to what the response is referring to.

Read receipts

Read receipts

These indicate that a message has been opened by the recipient.

Typing indicator

Typing indicator

Contemporaneous indication of when a party in the discussion is composing a message.

Dedicated notification sounds

Dedicated notification sounds

Customisable alert tones (or none), specific to each discussion.

Note to self

Note to self

Written and voice-based note-taking.

Registration Lock

Registration Lock

This option provides extra account security with a settable PIN code at registration.

Archiving facility

Archiving facility

In order to keep the in-box clear, individual message threads received on Pigeon via the Signal system can be archived.

View-once media

View-once media

Receive images from contacts via Signal that are automatically removed once viewed.

Auto-trim messages

Auto-trim messages

Turn on to automatically trim messages that exceed a certain limit.
Colours Black
Dimensions
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Weight
100 g
Body
Polycarbonate casing with textured, high-durability coating; front glass-fibre reinforced (10%); high-dispersion rear speaker housing
Soft-touch rear pad
Backlit keys
Anodised aluminium Power key and SIM tray
Splash-proof to IP52 (IEC standard 60529)
Display
Size: 2.0″
Aspect ratio: 4:3
Resolution: 320 x 240 (QVGA),
Type: VA TFT transflective (sunlight-readable)
Viewing angle: > 80/80/80/80
Protection: Gorilla Glass 3 (fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating)
Audio
Front speaker
Rear (hands-free) speaker (1.5 W max output)
Front microphone
Rear (noise-cancelling) microphone
Audio power amplifier class K
Vibrating alert motor
Processor
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 210
RAM
2 GB LPDDR3, 533 MHz
Storage
16 GB eMMC 4.5
Network
LTE category 4 with VoLTE
Version 1 (Europe, Australia, Japan)
2G: 2, 3, 5, 8
3G: WB-CDMA 1, 5(6/19), 8
4G: FDD-LTE 1, 3, 5(6/19), 7, 8, 20,
Version 2 (USA/CANADA)
2G: 2, 3, 5, 8
3G: WCDMA 1, 2, 4, 5, 8
4G: FDD-LTE 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 12, 17
Carrier-related information
Single nano-SIM (4FF)
The MP02 is supplied unlocked
Connectivity
Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g/n, 2.4 GHz
Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP
USB 2.0 with USB-C connector
Sensors
GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS
Gravity + gyro
eCompass
Battery
Type: 1,280 mAh lithium-ion
Charging method: USB
Charging time: 2.5 hours (max.) with supplied charger (1 A)
Standby time: 180 hours
Talk time: 4.2 hours
Anticipated lifespan: 5 years
Replacement: by authorised Punkt. service centres only
actual performance will vary according to usage
Operating System
AOSP 8.1
Security
BlackBerry Secure Manufacturing
BlackBerry Secure Boot (including HW Root of Trust)
BlackBerry Integrity Detection with Security Status Reporting
BlackBerry Secure Compound
BlackBerry Security Verification of Device software
Functions
Phone calls, with noise-cancelling technology and hands-free option
SMS with predictive text-entry, user dictionary, threaded messaging, monochrome ideograms and MMS receipt/display
Contacts
Notes (with reminder facility)
Clock (including alarm clock, stopwatch, countdown timer, world clock)
Calculator (add, subtract, multiply, divide)
Month-view calendar
Internet tethering (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB)
Aeroplane mode
OS updates via Wi-Fi
Languages
UI languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Dutch, Greek, Russian, Japanese

Input languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Dutch, Russian, Greek, Hindi, Arabic, Japanese, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional)
Supplied with the MP02
USB charger*
USB-C cable (50 cm)
USB-C earpiece
Getting Started guide
SIM-tray tool

*We are currently unable to supply the USB charger with the MP02 in Japan due to national PSE regulations.
Punkt. - MP02 software release: SW version 2.0

Known issues in Pigeon v1.0.0777

  • Displaying images: when selecting received images in a message thread, the screen becomes darker.
  • Forwarding a video or document file: this sometimes causes the MP02 to return to the Home screen.
  • Exiting Pigeon: this may occasionally cause the system to freeze for a limited period.
  • Accessing a new message from a notification: the message is highlighted but its font size may not be enlarged.
  • Notifications: these may sometimes be produced with a slight delay, especially if the MP02 is locked.
  • Incoming calls: these may occasionally not be received, especially if the MP02 is locked.
  • Groups: it is not yet possible to appoint a group member as an additional
  • Notifications options screen: this currently has a scrolling issue.
  • Calls: an echo is heard in some circumstances.
  • Message thread: moving through a message thread will sometimes cause the highlighting to jump too
  • Confirmation messages: some of these still appear in English, despite the MP02 being set to a different language.

 

MP02 Release note v2.0

MP02 Release note v2.0

We are pleased to announce that the long-awaited SW version 2.0 is now available for download. We apologize for on-going delays. This version includes a large number of significant fixes which improve the functioning of the MP02 considerably and leaves only a few issues unfixed.
We recommend all MP02 owners to update to SW version 2.0 as we are expecting to launch an impressive new feature in 2021, which will require software version 2.0 for installation.

 

General fixes and added features since SW v1.7

  • New ringtones and message sounds have been added.
  • Significant improvements in UI look and feel across the device with the introduction of a new transition animation.
  • New UI on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth device search have been introduced to improve UX of the features.
  • The search function now examines the complete name looking for results, instead of only the beginning of the first name and last name.
  • Calling: the local time is now displayed correctly when the country code is added.
  • During a call the screen will also show if the network type is 3G or 4G and signal strength. If the Network is GSM (2G), the type of network does not appear.
  • During an HD or VoLTE call, the display will show 'On a HD call'.
  • Unlocking the MP02 while on a call no longer hides the incoming call screen.
  • Auto-lock: pressing the End key now halts the keypad auto-lock correctly.
  • Tethering, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth shortcuts now toggle between on and off.
  • Text scrolling in the shortcut menu is now functioning correctly, displaying the item in full.
  • Long-pressing Bluetooth or Tethering status from the status menu no longer switches them on/off on opening the Settings menu.
  • Alarms set for multiple days now scroll for complete readability.
  • Keypad no longer freezes when the phone is unlocked after being locked while entering the SIM PIN.
  • Messages: individual messages now show detailed dates and times.
  • After coming out of Silent mode, the phone now reverts to the previously set volume level.
  • "+" can now be entered in the voicemail feature.
  • The audio of the pigeon shutdown now sounds in full.
  • Country codes are now also displayed with incoming calls.
  • Alarm: pressing the Call key when the alarm is sounding now activates the snooze function correctly.
  • Long-pressing the Up key when on a call now sets the volume to 10.
  • Date and time: setting updates will now be displayed in the UI immediately.
  • Copying and moving contacts to/from the SIM card now functions correctly.

 

Text input

  • An updated version of the text input software package has been installed.
  • User dictionary has been reintroduced.
  • When long pressing either the UP or DOWN keys in a text input field, the cursor will rapidly scroll through the text instead of jumping immediately to the start or end.
  • Several pages of ideograms have been added.
  • Default mode in the Input method has been reviewed and improved in numerous use cases.
  • The apostrophe and quote marks have been corrected on the special characters input panel.
  • Bug entering a new line instead of displaying the contextual menu when pressing the Punkt. key is now fixed.

 

Contacts

  • When searching for contacts, the original search term is now displayed until the search has been cleared.
  • The contact list now only shows contacts stored on the handset. SIM contacts are accessible in the SIM contacts menu.
  • When using the Call or Message keys to contact a recipient with multiple phone numbers, it is now possible to select the desired number.

 

FW update OTA

  • The user experience in the downloading and installation process of new firmware has improved with fix to the unresponsive screen. It is necessary to update to version 2.0 to benefit from this fix.

 

Partial fixes

  • Date and time: further improvements in date and time format inconsistencies
  • Call key: further UI improvements related to the Call key capabilities have been implemented.
  • Improvements on failed passcode entry: the phone now resets after 10 wrong passcode entry attempts on power up.

 

Known issues

  • AT&T: following reboot, the MP02 doesn't always connect to the cellular network, in the event that this issue occurs restart the device.
  • Email and Address fields in the contact feature do not scroll; open the item to view it in full.
  • When the most recent message is longer than two lines, the text input field is cropped when highlighted for the first time. Scroll down to view the full message.
  • While on two simultaneous calls, if the loudspeaker is turned on during the active call, the menu changes, and the option to switch calls disappears. It is possible to switch calls by pressing the Call key.
  • While sharing a contact via Bluetooth, the screen remains blank if there isn't a shareable device in the vicinity.
  • Auto-lock doesn't always respond to settings, making it necessary to reset the Auto-lock setting.

We are working towards fixing these issues with the next MP02 software update, SW version 2.1.

 

Spotted something else?
If you have experienced a problem with your MP02 that is not listed in this release note, please open a new support request in the support/technical assistance section on our website. Thank you for your assistance.
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Using the MP02 in the USA

Please note that the MP02 version's compatibility with mobile service providers is as follows.
AT&T, Cricket: compatible, including VoLTE
T-Mobile: compatible, but without VoLTE
Verizon: not compatible
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