BlackBerry and it’s partner TCL, bring back the keyboard on the new BlackBerry KeyOne. As you may know, the company have discontinued their own operating system ‘BlackBerry‘ and have these device run on the latest Android giving users access to millions of apps on Play store.
The phone is designed and manufactured by TCL Communications Technology and released under a new agreement with BlackBerry. You must be asking yourself why does this device sounds very important while you still have your Iphones and other smart devices. Well the main feature about BlackBerry KeyOne is the physical keyboard that sits at the bottom of the device. It’s very interesting and feels different and way better than a touch screen keyboard because as soon as you buy the keyboard, you will be pressing real buttons and not just touching on the screen.
What are the main features of BlackBerry KeyOne?
- A 4.5-inch display,
- A physical keyboard
- A security finger print
- 12-megapixel back camera
- 8-megapixel front-facing camera
- Long life battery
BlackBerry KeyOne allows users to program the keyboard to launch over 52 customisable shortcuts for example, you can customise that when you press ‘m’ it should open Maps or Messages, the choice is yours. The keyboard also respond to touch gestures in order to accommodate it’s built-in fingerprint sensor security access.
Both companies, TCL and BlackBerry have set a long term goal to bring the BlackBerry brand to it’s former glory when it used to rule the smart phone industry. They will begin shipping the device world wide in April 2017 at a market related starting price of R7 079.74.