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.


MP02 Pigeon

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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). We believe 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.
By using the Signal-protocol, it is possible to add group messaging and voice messages to the MP02.

Donate:
Signal is provided by a non-profit foundation. To find out how to support the work that they are doing, click here.


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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.

Personalisation
Personalisation

Owner’s name can be displayed when the keypad is locked, for easy differentiation between multiple handsets.

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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.


Note: Pigeon is an independent creation and has not been endorsed by The Signal Technology Foundation

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
Effective performances may change depending on the usage.
The battery is non-removable and irreplaceable.
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 v2.1.0091

MP02 release note v2.1.0091

General fixes and new features since v2.0

  • Text strings: some have been amended for clarity
  • New message templates: extra templates have been added
  • System languages: more text strings have been translated
  • Tethering: the tethering feature is no longer deactivated when its password is changed
  • Input languages: Portuguese is available again
  • Notes: previously-set Reminders for Notes can now be amended
  • Opening the main menu: animation has been added
  • Calculator: it is now possible to enter decimal fractions directly after operators (mathematical symbols)
  • Calendar: now displays correct week numbers for January when preceding month contains five week numbers
  • Contacts: email and address fields within a Contact’s entry will now scroll if required
  • Contacts: Contacts saved with Korean, Japanese or Chinese characters now display the surname before the forename
  • Bluetooth: visual feedback is provided while searching for other devices
  • APN settings: it is now possible to save and use ‘dun’ with all carriers
  • Pigeon: momentary freezing when using the End key to exit no longer occurs

 

Calling

  • Incoming calls: answering a new call while already on a call will now a) put the first call on hold and b) accept the new call
  • Putting a call on hold: doing this by pressing the Send key no longer requires confirmation
  • Hands-free speaker: selecting “Turn speaker on” while two calls are connected no longer causes an incorrect contextual menu to be displayed
  • Network connection: now correctly displayed while making or receiving a call

 

Messages

  • MMS images: these now show correct date stamps
  • Enclosed email addresses: it is now possible to extract an email address from a text message and then add it to a Contact’s entry
  • Incoming text messages: partial black screen when message exceeds two lines no longer occurs

 

Partial fixes:

  • Contacts backup: very rarely, the .vcf backup created will turn out to be an unusable 0kb file – for this reason, all backups should be checked immediately after creation; if this is issue has occurred, please contact Punkt.’s Customer Support team for a workaround
  • Home screen: returning from a notification may cause the Home screen to be displayed incorrectly – this can be resolved by locking and unlocking the phone
  • Call key: most bugs related to using the Call key other than for making calls have been fixed, but some remain
  • Contacts: calling and texting a contact for whom only one number is listed is now a one-step process, except when this is done from the search screen

 

Known issues:

  • SMS messaging: when creating a message in the usual way, if a recipient has multiple numbers then only the first number that was originally saved will be available for texting to. Circumvention: to send a text to the recipient’s other number(s), begin the process from the Contacts list. Additionally, consider deleting the contact’s entry completely and then creating a new entry for them; while entering their phone numbers, ensure that the first one to be entered is the number most likely to be texted to.
  • Reminders: a Note’s pop-up Reminder notification is currently only shown for 60 seconds (the Note itself remains until it is deleted by the user)
  • System languages: some text strings remain translated
  • Starting up: there is a delay of 5-10 seconds after entering a SIM PIN during start-up
  • Adjusting call volume via the Calls Options menu: this does not work correctly if the phone is connected to a Bluetooth device
  • General: when unlocking the keypad, the screen will sometimes be incorrectly illuminated. Locking and unlocking again will bring it back to normal.

 

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.

 

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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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