KonaTom, 28 May 2017LOL, I totally understand. Been waiting for a flagship model for years...they keep coming out ... moreThey are very good at security. But, if they made the design future-proof, plus overwhelming specs at a decent price, wouldn't people buy it?
And the 'Candy Crush' brigade keep moaning and trolling. Because it's all about games...
RioTuesday, 28 May 2017I think that this will be the first on many new Blackberry partnered manufactured devices. As ... moreYou won't be unhappy. I have not been this happy with a phone since the Bold 9000.
Tactic2, 28 May 2017You've got BB and Nokia trying to make a comeback.. Nokia with an ultra basic device that's w... moreBB never planned on marketing the device to the average consumer. This phone is meant for professionals and government workers. I'm getting 3 day battery life on mine, and can't see myself using another phone.
I think that this will be the first on many new Blackberry partnered manufactured devices. As a former Blackberry user, the ultimate reason I left the platform were the lack of software applications. With Android that void is filled. With the keyboard, I would admit that the old physical keyboard on the Bold 9900 can't compare with the flexibility and added screen space of a virtual keyboard. Enter the capacitive sensors on the keyboard of the Keyone, integrated fingerprint scanner in the spacebar, program 52 keyboard shortcuts like holding F down for Facebook, Keyboard functions like Cltr-C and Cltr-V and all that was good about Blackberries in the past. When I was buying Blackberries in the past I never really focused on the processor in the phone, I cared about the performance in the real world. I'll be giving my iPhone 6 to my 9-year-old. I need a real smartphone phone thank you!
xXENDER FREAKXx, 27 May 2017Blackberry oh Blackberry. Wheres the flagship? Don't care about midrange go for flagshipsLOL, I totally understand. Been waiting for a flagship model for years...they keep coming out with other versions intended to fill this or that gap. Very frustrating, makes me wonder what is being said as they sit around the conference table discussing this issue.
You've got BB and Nokia trying to make a comeback.. Nokia with an ultra basic device that's well overpriced, and BB with a mediocre device that's well overpriced. Neither have chosen to release items with mass market appeal, but will likely sell as a novelty. The likes of Lenovo, and Huawei will stride on upwards and many more Chinese brands...
AJ_74, 28 May 2017Rogers didn't take "reservations" when BB devices were popular. This is deceptive marketing 10... moreAs for the KEYone being the nail in BB's coffin, if they were releasing the KEYone as mainstream consumer device, I would agree. They're not though. This phone is being marketed to professionals, and government.
It's an awesome device. Three weeks of using it and I can't see myself using another phone.
AJ_74, 28 May 2017Rogers didn't take "reservations" when BB devices were popular. This is deceptive marketing 10... moreRogers had preorders when the BB Bold 9000 was about to be released. So the all the Bold, Curve, Torch, and Storm models after that we were able to preorder. I know this because I preordered the Bold 9000, and I worked for Rogers shortly after I got that phone for a couple years.
Rogers didn't take "reservations" when BB devices were popular. This is deceptive marketing 101.
The KeyOne will not only be a sales floor, it will likely be th nail in BB's coffin.
I would buy if it comes with BB10 !
Android is not as fast as BB10.
Anonymous, 27 May 2017All phones s*ck according to GSM readers. This comment couldn't be more accurate.
Jimbob, 27 May 2017Most preordered Blackberry? So how many preorders is that? 100? Amazing!Guess you can only count to a hundred, then?
Because it's the first new Blackberry that truly looks and feels like a Blackberry. Good job, but a bit too late.
Really happy that ppl still have common sense ;-) preoderers actually know that "it makes sense"
Umbrella, 27 May 2017"most pre-ordered BLACKBERRY PHONE," not "most pre-ordered PHONE."Well yeah. BlackBerry seriously messed up the rollout of this phone. TCL was all ready to sell with their hardware, but BlackBerry, the "software" company delayed their Android distribution due to incompetence. A phone that was supposed to be out in April is now pushed back to June and even later for some markets.
So this is a phone that was announced in December, publicly revealed in January, and in various stages of development since 2014(!), the first physical QWERTY from BlackBerry since 2015, and their first new phone since last summer.
OF COURSE it is going to be the most pre-ordered BlackBerry phone. There is no other option for BlackBerry users, and they have been waiting for several months now.
More of the same. For a "software" company, BlackBerry is really, really, extremely amazingly inept.
Meanwhile, the "software" company still hasn't updated its phones to Nougat, which is pushing a year old. A "software" company, even if they are doing the most robust security hardening and testing in the history of Android, (here's a hint: they're not, the one-man CopperheadOS distribution does security hardening better than all of BlackBerry's third-world developers), could probably release roadmaps on what devices will receive software updates, how long they will be supported, etc. But BlackBerry is so incompetent that they *know* a public deadline for say, Nougat on Priv or DTEK, or saying they will provide support for two years, will be a hilariously missed deadline causing negative publicity.
The early reviews are in already .... the KeyOne, with its hardware keyboard, defaults to showing the on-screen touch keyboard out of the box. What a complete mess and lack of polish. It's time to move on. BlackBerry, by not communicating with their loyal customers, has proven that it has already moved on from you.