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that those dreaded words 'the BlackBerry' , with its characteristic miniature keyboard, has finally moved from being out-of-date to being entirely in tune with the future.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
Just got this device, but can you advice, I have a few e mails accounts working from the hub but how can set it that all e mails come as unread with a sign and only once opened will it show as read, as currently all emails arrive as read so I can't know what is read and what not,
BlackBerry KEYone "Real World" Durability Testing!
Akos or mr Nobody?, 10 Jun 2017I am Mr. Nobody. Checking specs i am real target customer. Using BB since 9300, have been th... moretrack pad for doing what? cant you see you av th keyboard of which its been intergrated to work as a trackpad as well as for typing? what else do u want...
The blackberry keyone is targeted for business professionals that is how it was for a while now. This device is not for people who want to watch movies on there phones nor for a professional photographer. Myself as a businessman I love this phone because it facilitates all my work related needs. I had a BB passport I loved the device but the problem it was running bb 10 and i was struggling to use some excellent andriod apps. Now a device like this it is just perfect for my business needs such as calls, emails, reminders, events and battery life is perfect. So I can compromise for the other unnecessary stuff for the stuff that matters.
I want to find out if there are some programs like WhatsApp they do not work for us without VPN. There are any programs from Keyone that without VPN worked. Thanks in advance for your reply ..!
I am also concerned about the keyboard. So used to the feel on the Classic. Wish they hadn't changed it.
Anonymous, 31 May 2017Its not the product; I am sure it's solid.
Unfortunately, no one is going to pay for a produc... moreI am Mr. Nobody.
Checking specs i am real target customer. Using BB since 9300, have been through 9360, 9790, 9720, 9900. I was artificially not switching to OS10.
Ordered yesterday. I am expecting to be as solid as my 9900 and only cons to me is the missing trackpad.
Use it for 1 week.
Good Thing :
- Battery Life very good
Bad Thing :
- Head Up Notification is annoying, hope can remove it just only need badge&Sound notification
- Very Standar Application, need other android app to optimize this phone such as file explorer, password for APP, custom notification etc
- Phone Call voice to low even the volume was maximum
- Because of Snapdragon 6, phone little bit slower
- Gorilla Glass 4, seems easy to scratch