Anonymous, 30 Mar 2017Its price is too high,Blackberry keeps fiving too high prices for their OK specs wise phones,i... moreIt's too early to comment about this phone.
Remember when BlackBerry announced DTEK60, everyone speculated that it would be pricey but BlackBerry released it at a competitive price of $499.
There's still a small probability that BlackBerry may release this phone in the range of $300 to $400 and in such case this phone does have the potential to take the market by storm.
Priv was pricey because it was manufactured in-house by BlackBerry while this phone is manufactured by TCL, just like DTEK60 which reduces cost of manufacturing by great extent.
Iqadi, 30 Mar 2017Ive had some bb phones before. I really love phones with qwerty keyboard ( had p990i/p1i bfore... moreThe priv is nice except the thermal throttling is terrible . But to be completely fair this keyone is far from a mud rwnfe device. It has the same camera as the pixel which is unbelievably good. The stereo speakers on blackberry are as good as any of the android dual speaker set up. And the screen, keyboard and software are top notch. The snapdragon 625 is a tried and true chip. It is one of he best chops for power efficiency bs as far as running programs, apps and games u will NOT notice a day to day difference what so ever. The idea that because the chipset isn't an 800 series snapdragon that it must be sun par is just wrong. The 800 series processors have had several dreary outcomes over the last few years. The 801 was the last really great chip in the 800 series prior to the 820 and. 821. The 805 was ok. The 808 was a crap chip. The 810 was horrible with power efficiency and thermal throttling. However the 600 series chips have had little to no issues. The 625 in the keyone will likely be one of the smartest moves that blackberry made with this phone as it will be toted as one of the longest lasting batteries I. A smartphone in 2017. I think u should really look into the keyone before u rule it out as "under spec'd"
bahramn983, 29 Mar 2017Hello first of all ; sorry for my bad writing & weak grammer But about this new product ... moreIts price is too high,Blackberry keeps fiving too high prices for their OK specs wise phones,if this was 400 euros or US dollars,it would be fine,but this will likely cost 700 or something.I know this is not the phone for the casual consumer,but some people like blackberry phones for their beautifull design and want to buy them,but the price is too high,thats what happened with the Blackberry Priv as well.
Ive had some bb phones before. I really love phones with qwerty keyboard ( had p990i/p1i bfore)
Ive been inlove with the passport (love the size/screen size and the soft keys, but had problems with some unupdated apps such as fb etc.wish it was android. Im an s7 user now but wanting to buy the priv.is it really worth it?
Im sure Keyone would be pricey with a midrange specs. I think its not worth the price.
I want this phone so bad, but I still have criticisms of it. I'll accept the non-standard aspect ratio; that's an obvious trade-off for having both not a slider keyboard while also not having an unnaturally long phone. I can accept it not having a Snapdragon 820/835, and I doubt I could tell the difference. It kills me though that it doesn't support the SlimPort or MHL technologies. I understand, that's old news by now. The latest android phone to even support MHL is like what, the Xperia Z5C? And SlimPort never really caught on, but it's still something I hate to see dying because of wireless mirroring technologies which have latency issues.
Hello first of all ; sorry for my bad writing & weak grammer
But about this new product of lovely brand ; blackberry
Body style is not like a usefull device for daily uses. I don't know how to explain my feeling about it but sharp edges , with 4.5 inch display & a qwerty physical keyboard in buttom, all of this on a flat & thin body (and not slide type) and 9.4 mm thickness ... seems a little bit large & weak and maybe fraigle when you want to use qwerty keyboard.(i dont know maybe not like this)
I prefer some old models display size like 3.5inchs. (I compare all of futures with my favour model classic).
About removing bb famous opticall trackball and direct keys for making calls , disconnect and bb menu & ... . I really can't understand that what can be a good acceptable reason for this mess from the producers ... Only battry seems good camera is more better from old versions and fingerprint sensor is a good option for this days devices.
But at all i dont like this new model . for many years i used 9800 torch after that 9900 bold and befor this 8800 & ....
Maybe blackberry want to make many changes in future. But the start of this way not seems clever. They lost the costumers soon. I think ..
I have been waiting on a phone like this since the Blackberry 8830 with the rolly ball left us. I am checking which networks will let me use it and going to switch just to use this amazing phone!
Hardcore bb fan, gave up the passport for a galaxy. Keyone might bring me back, its basically an android passport. Really digging the fingerprint scanner, just dont like the android buttons as to me they signify a lesser device.
waly, 26 Mar 2017with this price There's no IP Certification and its not dual sim ???!!!!I was hoping for a second SIM card and removable battery, but unfortunately, it does not have one... instead I decided that I'll get the KEYone for my main device and just keep my Q10 around for my second SIM card.