Can blackberry make the keyboard design and dual sim connectivity its niche, it will sell more than anyone else ...... especially with its data security in place. people are tired of carrying multiple devices, samsung had got this right and you need to compete
I like physical keyboard. But, the features which I need are not there in KeyOne. For example, it doesn't have dual sim connectivity and RAM is a mediocre 3GB.
BB pricing structure has never been right, this will see a huge price cut very soon.
BB niche market is gone, why do you pay, more for goodwill when BB is not even available in most stores. 450$ bit n Dubai it's worth 550$ equivalent! Hardware old and outdated software needs more vanilla touch. 400$flat wud be considered!
Anonymous, 12 Jun 2017SwiftKey and all third-party keyboards are keyloggers.
Nothing beats the stock BlackBerry t... moreI stopped caring for physical buttons on phones that eventually wear out a long time ago. Apple and Samsung are finally getting rid of physical home buttons. Now more buttons for a QWERTY?
I used a BlackBerry Bold 9000 briefly. I also used this local branded in the Philippines called a MyPhone QTV38. It had analog TV and the speaker was louder than the HTC One M7. Physical QWERTY gets annoying after awhile once you get used to touchscreen.
Keyone looks like the evolution of the 9000 and 9900 but physical QWERTY really isn't for me anymore. Maybe 8-10 years ago, it was still cool. Only physical buttons I prefer on gadgets is if deals with gaming.
Priv is joke, 12 Jun 2017anything using a snapdragon 808 and be charged for 700$ is a joke You are obviously commenting on a completely different device. Have some sense, and post in the relevant devices comment section...
Savor , 11 Jun 2017No interest from me because a physical QWERTY can't beat SwiftKey. SwiftKey and all third-party keyboards are keyloggers.
Nothing beats the stock BlackBerry touchscreen keyboard. Wish they had it for iPhone.
Savor , 11 Jun 2017No interest from me because a physical QWERTY can't beat SwiftKey. u need to try that flick to type
anything using a snapdragon 808 and be charged for 700$ is a joke
BlackBerry KEYOne garners strong interest...
Until they realized that the screen is not even glued to the body.
Seriously, what a major blunder. Even a cheap xiaomi has better build quality nowadays. What were they thinking.
Anonymous, 11 Jun 2017They just don't understand the era of qwerty thumb board already over..... well, off they do u... moreThe era of it being mainstream, yes. There is also a niche market for people who wish for things to remain the way they are. A device like the KeyOne won't reach BB's old popularity when they were on top, or even Apple's iPhone or Samsung's Galaxy line on their worst day, but it will sell and there will be a market for it. The era might be over, but that doesn't mean the product as a whole is.
Anonymous, 11 Jun 2017They just don't understand the era of qwerty thumb board already over..... well, off they do u... moreWell there is the dtek 50 and dtek 60 if you don't want a keyboard............they ressemble a lot to alcatel phones but have the bb software suite and dtek and have regular security updates like the priv and keyone...........
I like that phone because it is nicely build (despite the touch screen came out in JerryRigEverything test) and it looks different in a good way. My only problem is it's 3 gig RAM, which is totally way too lower compare to it's price. But kudos to BlackBerry/ TCL team for its refreshing design. Hope next time they will do something more compelling than this.
AJ_74, 11 Jun 2017Within 3 months we'll start seeing the usual post-poor-sales discounts. Within 6 months the ph... moreThey just don't understand the era of qwerty thumb board already over..... well, off they do understand they wouldn't be in trouble now.
Claudiu.Lucian, 11 Jun 201753% of the people which voted are buying one? I feel like this is more about hype than actual ... moreDon't you read the word plan? Not necessarily I have to buy one, but I hope I will when the price have drop drastically. For the time being, yes it is totally not worth it to buy a phone with SD 625 with the crazy prize
AJ_74, 11 Jun 2017Within 3 months we'll start seeing the usual post-poor-sales discounts. Within 6 months the ph... moreI'm waiting for the price to drop. At least at the price that I think a SD 625 is worth it! Now it's totally not worth it at all
kevin97, 11 Jun 2017How many phones have you really bent in your life ? :)I am not on about bending it, there have been incidents of people dropping and screens falling out
Its a decent android device with a screen 0.2 inches smaller than an iphone 7, epic battery life, great camera and productivity features that aren't available on other phones. Eg 53 programmable shortcuts that can perform tasks within apps after only a single touch and a universal inbox.
Also has a superior viewing area than all touches (while typing) and is the only serious android option for those who want a qwerty.
Outperforms pretty much any all touch in a drop test and tcl have just said they'll put more adhesive behind the display.
My keyone is rock solid, i'm more concerned about how easy it is to buy and replace a display than I am about it popping off in a bend test. Plastic keyboard isn't as rigid as glass, but it bounces better.
kevin97, 11 Jun 2017How many phones have you really bent in your life ? :)No need to bend it. A guy apparently dropped it on his cars console and it came off. I really wanted to buy this phone but it looks like ill have to skip. Maybe ill buy one when it has flopped and the prices drop to half of what it is now.