BlackBerry KEYone Launched: BlackBerry still don’t get it


BlackBerry KEYone, the last smartphone designed and engineered by BlackBerry has been officially launched. With the KEYone, BlackBerry is trying one more time to bring back the keyboard action. The physical keyboard may look cool and nostalgic to few people, but let’s be honest nobody wants a keyboard phone anymore. Especially, when you price it at whopping $549. It is 2017 and BlackBerry still don’t get it.

The KEYone’s smart keyboard has a fingerprint sensor built into the spacebar and capacitive touchscreen on the entire keyboard for scrolling and navigating. It features 4.5-inch full-HD display panel, 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core CPU, 12-megapixel primary camera and it runs on Android 7.1 Nougat. It also comes up with some native applications like BlackBerry Hub and DETK security monitoring app. Check out the detailed specifications below,


Processor Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 (Octa-core 2.0 GHz)
GPU Adreno 506
STORAGE 32GB Expandable via microSD card (up to 2 TB)
Display 4.5″ 1080 x 1620 Full HD IPS display
Camera 12MP Primary, 8MP Secondary
OS Android 7.1 (Nougat)
Battery 3505 mAh, Lithium-ion Polymer Battery
FP Sensor YES
Connectivity LTE, WiFi 802.11ac (2.4GHz & 5GHz), Bluetooth v4.1, USB Type-C 1.0, GPS,AGPS,NFC

BlackBerry KEYone will cost $549 when it ships in April 2017. BlackBerry ensured the worldwide availability by saying, “We are very enthusiastic about our long-term partnerships with TCL and our other partners, we ensure availability of BlackBerry-branded smartphones to every corner of the world.”

Stay tuned for the updates.

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