SZ Tadir, 22 Apr 2017In the US, the Blackberry Priv is going for below 300US$ (at least on Amazon, eBay), official ... moreOh I certainly have the same preference, that a Priv 2 would have been MUCH more to my personal liking. And yes there are lower prices on the Priv, especially the carrier branded ones. (I bought an unlocked ATT priv last summer for $300). For my preferences the Priv is by far the least bad mobile device available.
IF the Moto Mod keyboard gets real (there is quite some way to the goal) this could be even better with the keyboard in the correct direction... https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/keyboard-mod-a-physical-keyboard-for-the-moto-z
The launch price of the Priv was really steep, close to £700 if I remember right, so that is why I expect a launch price around £600.
blue.sun, 22 Apr 2017Why would anyone buy Xiaomi, when he wants hardware keyboard? Why insist on S835, when it's po... moreSD 835 is based on 10 mm architecture so it's highly efficient maybe not as much as 625 but still. Also screen consumes most power. Processor is next. There's a flagship with similar battery bigger screen and 835 having 93 hour endurance rating. This one could have had much higher rating thanks to lower resolution and smaller screen
KEYone looks very aesthetic by today's flagship standard design offerings, but unfortunately with only midrange specs. This will probably be the very last phone with a physical keyboard, R.I.P.
Mr. Electronics, 22 Apr 2017This phone is said to be priced around $500. You can get the Xiaomi mi 6 with a snapdragon 835... moreWhy would anyone buy Xiaomi, when he wants hardware keyboard? Why insist on S835, when it's power is for the typical use of KeyOne way too much and so is energy consumption? Maybe kids would appreciate the power of Xiaomi, smart user takes reliability, endurance and long battery time.
Eske Rahn, 22 Apr 2017Do not put your hopes up to high on a low price...
In reality BB/TCL got zero competition i... moreIn the US, the Blackberry Priv is going for below 300US$ (at least on Amazon, eBay), official price being 349 US$.
The KeyOne does look good, but I feel that the Priv has a better design (no need to look at the keyboard when not required is a great advantage too). As for specs, other than having Nougat, I don't see how the KeyOne is better than Priv. They should have done a Priv 2 instead of KeyOne.
Since I need a Keyboard, I think I am going to stick with Priv. But I am really liking the Xperia XZ Premium. I really wish Sony or Nokia would build a PKB phone to bring back competition.
This phone is said to be priced around $500. You can get the Xiaomi mi 6 with a snapdragon 835 for $100 less
Anonymous, 22 Apr 2017Imo 349 would be good price for this 399 topsHahahaha. That price isn't even close. The price of this KEYone has already been mentioned before. It's $539
Another wasting opportunity from BlackBerry and TCL much too long its taken for this device too surface. We are into the realm of G8 now.
I am not HATE for talking about this, but when the device is a failure compared to the expectation of the company not initial launch and lower the price to a value that the handset really is worth $ 290/350 I will buy a KeyOne. If it is to pay $ 450/500 I expect the release of One Plus 4 or I get a Mi6
Just release it already. They keep hyping it like it's the next big thing and as if they are plenty of people willing to wait patiently, holding out for the KEYone's release.
The phone has naturally lost a lot of steam since it's unveiling months ago.
Crazy carl, 22 Apr 2017I like blackberry and used to own a few of there devices. The problem with this device is that... moreI agree but no other mufacturer offers a built-in keyboard with so much features and securi, and samsung's add-on keyboard makes your phone super tall like the Priv.
Innosaintify, 22 Apr 2017Oh pls reveal the price already and stop being dramatic. There is nothing ground breaking or "... moreDo not put your hopes up to high on a low price...
In reality BB/TCL got zero competition in the small segments of users (like me) that insist on a hardware keyboard. The only other option is the about two year old BB Priv still priced at £300-400, unless you want something really ancient... My guess is that it will launch around £600