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BlackBerry KEYOne Launched at MWC17

Posted in Blackberry, and Mobile/Tablet

The Blackberry KEYone has a traditional 4.5-inch touchscreen display with a classic physical BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard.

Blackberry KEYone

Specifications:

  • 4.5-inch 1620×1080 display
  • a Snapdragon 625 processor
  • 32GB of expandable storage
  • 3GB of RAM
  • a 3,505mAh battery with quick-charging
  • a 12MP rear-facing camera
  • an 8MP selfie shooter
  • operating system based on Android Nougat 7.1.

Blackberry KEYone

Make a note on this:

The space bar – which is positioned where you’d expect a home button to be, and even doubles as a fingerprint reader – doesn’t actually work as a home button. Instead, you’ll need to reach up and hit the software home button on the KEYone’s touchscreen. On the other hand, some app interactions will require you to hit enter on the KEYone’s physical keyboard, and don’t give you any prompt on the touchscreen.

‘BlackBerry KEYone is the first BlackBerry smartphone since TCL Communication acquired the rights to the BlackBerry name.’

 

“Convenience Key” where you’d expect to find the power button (under the volume rocker), whereas the actual power button is on the KEYone’s left. Whenever I tried to put the phone to sleep, I’d habitually hit the Convenience Key instead. The Convenience Key is an extra button that can be setup as a shortcut to an app, speed dial, or send a message.

If you’re yearning for an Android phone with a real keyboard, its safe to say that BlackBerry is back.

Availability and Price:

Blackberry KEYone

The BlackBerry KEYone will go on sale in the beginning of April and in some countries like Australia between May and June.

 

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