Great phone and BB stands out again with a much more different phone than literally all others.
3kgeoff, 28 Jun 2017 I switched from the Passport to this one to get Android, a lack of applications being one ... morePeople will always talk and criticize no matter what I'm this case, just because it's coming from blackberry. Word on the streets is that Samsung is about rolling out flip phones again, let's hear what our resident critics will have to say about that.
Timi - Nig
now, how come for something in the mid range can be priced so high? i'm a fan of BB but this is too much. even my old rust bucket (BB 9320) wasn't priced that high. come on BB.
3kgeoff, 28 Jun 2017 I switched from the Passport to this one to get Android, a lack of applications being one ... moreits human nature to always complain the things that they do not like, very strange, it happens with iphone samsung sony Lg or other brand, they will always find an issue to complain, the screen, the price, the bezel, the Ui, the support
Great phone, but to bad that isn't true blackberry.
Where is the blackberry os? I'm stock at the moment on blackberry passport.
I will wait until the next generation will come if will come.
AnonD-681614, 02 Jul 2017Greasy and sweaty fingers equals smudged screen. Which you wipe afterwards.
Greasy and sweaty... more I read your comments with interest.
We all think a bit differently about things, I guess.
Thanks for what you say..
Geoff Adams - UK -
3kgeoff, 30 Jun 2017 I see that my previous posting contains a few typos.
More importantly, however, I f... moreGreasy and sweaty fingers equals smudged screen. Which you wipe afterwards.
Greasy and sweaty fingers equals physical dirt between keys on a physical keyboard. That's much less hygienic and ultimately leads to build up of dead skin residue under the keys.
Please don't make it an argument in favor of a physical keyboard, because it shouldn't be.
This is a phenomenal phone but the weight is just way above my expectations.they should make such a phone with weight of 4.5 oz. and also with a 2 sim card capability.
I see that my previous posting contains a few typos.
More importantly, however, I forgot to speak of benefits of a physical keyboard.
1) I can still type when my hands are slightly greasy or sweaty without smudging the touchscreen.
2) Similarly, without completely clean fingers, the touchscreen does not function well at all unless I wear gloves.
3) in places where the sunlight is too bright I cannot see the screen properly at all, but with the physical keyboard it is still possible to work the phone. Not so a device with only a virtual keyboard.
Geoff Adams (UK).
I switched from the Passport to this one to get Android, a lack of applications being one of the never-ending criticisms against BBs. But exactly the same kind of criticisms against BBs continue like the replay of a record made ten years ago. Whether it be the screen, the processor, the UI, sadly, some people just dislike the very brand name.
The physical keyboard is always susceptible to snide remarks. But here I would defend the phone thus,
2017 smartphones have grown to become more-and-more recognised as pockets computers with their capability, so we have to have a step change in our thinking. We don't normally criticize a computer for having a physical computer, so why should we criticise our 'miniature computers' or having one.
In this sense, you can say that those dreaded words 'the BlackBerry' , with its characteristic miniature keyboard, has finally moved from being out-of-date to being entirely in tune with the future.
Geoff Adams UK.
AnonD-107780, 23 Jun 2017I have a problem with Keyone. It's weak in getting cellular signals . U got zero if your on a ... moreI have yet to confirm if my DTEK60 is the same which I suspect has the same problem
my KEYone has bad cellular connection will loose signal easily on the four networks I have tried even my Priv is better than this KEYone not impressed, at least the keyboard is ok and screen has not fallen out yet.
I have a problem with Keyone. It's weak in getting cellular signals . U got zero if your on a deadspot area and also inside the buildings. The moment you are out or at the area where most phones have already connected to the cell sites the Keyone is still offline. I have to restart before I got connected again. I think TCL has not not done well in engineering this phone.
Why still it categorised to Bussiness Class. Because screen size, old hardware, and high cost! Not necessary if Android is too casual than BB ois.
Neil, 18 Jun 2017Hi Just got this device, but can you advice, I have a few e mails accounts working from the ... moreHi, Neil! New, unread mails are marked: title is in bold, the envelope is colored. Read mail envelope is grayed, as it's title.
Muhammad, 19 Jun 2017Awesome set but it should be dual sim yea. you are right
tht durability test..damn it!! it got me freaked out whenever KEYONE is dropped to hard on th floor..but am glad it survived all the tests... n thts why it gave me courage to buying the Keyone