Yirg, 09 Jun 2018I would be interested in a phone with a physical keyboard if the form factor was a slider or a... moretotally agreed. a slider qwerty with a priv like screen done right would look stunning
as i mentioned in my previous posts, it is more like an update to the keyone, not a new phone! the most desired change would have been the dreaded TOUCHKEY! navbuttons which is the worst design flaw and instead they would have make the screen larger with ON SCREEN nav keys! secondly the speed key is the most pointless addition to the keyboard, well lets say the unnecessary addition, when i want to start an app on my black edition keyone, i simply hit the home button and then hit the desired app shortcut button! it's faster and DOES NOT require both hands which makes it extremely uncomfortable to do when i tried it on my keyone by holding right shift button! and last but not least a modest water and dust proofing would have been nice!
all in all i think i will stick to my black edition another year and who knows maybe blacky will listen to it's shrinking customer base this year and make a real improvement rather than gimmicky upgrades!
TPAA, 09 Jun 2018The usual Blackberry haters are on here. They want manufacturers to make clones phone, so AL... moreSo, there are people that have brains. Thank Gott, i tought there aren't any anymore. Yes, you are right. I luke how blacberry look, and tgis type of keyboard, is waaaay better then the onscreen crapp. The only thing that kept me buying keyone was the price. Higher then the nokia 8. While the nokia 8 has better hardware overall.
I would be interested in a phone with a physical keyboard if the form factor was a slider or a clamshell, and the screen was 5.5 inch or larger (preferable 16:10). I'd even be willing to pay $650 for spec that's otherwise similar to this BB, but I'm not interested in any phone with a 4.5" screen.
The usual Blackberry haters are on here. They want manufacturers to make clones phone, so ALL phones look alike. Is there much different between mobiles phones on the market today?.
When SonyEricsson and Nokia used to be around, they have to come up with different phones. So if they had ten models, they would all be different, with different features. Now manufactures might have ten model, but they all look nearly exactly the same. This sort of criticism kills innovation. There are 7 billion of us and we all want different things. So respect those who want a keyboard phone. Respect companies who are building different products. Respect creativity and uniqueness. Cat phones have their rubbed infra red phones. Blackberry with the keyboard etc...
There are some people obsessed about bezels or notches.... all copy cats.
SZTadir, 07 Jun 2018Since I have a Priv (and that feels like from the dinosaurs' age), I am closely following Blac... moreMy Mom has the Priv and LOVES it, but it's starting to show its age, and finding a replacement battery for it is next to impossible (unless you wanna pay $50+ for a battery, no thanks!). I just bought her a brand new KeyOne for $280 to replace her Priv, since she has to have a physical keyboard. The LCD is a downgrade, I agree, but for $280, you really can't beat it (aside from the lack of options).
Check OfferUp, that's where I found hers.
The Priv was $800 when it came out, but after a few months I was able to get her one for $399. Blackberry needs some serious reworking of it's pricing strategy.
concerns before to buy or invest in BB -
is this work like other Android phones or not?
Whats about service level in India ?
Promotion is good but far away from reality
FromChinaWithLove, 08 Jun 2018Well, if that's really true of you by that comment, you can get it from online shopping, eBay,... moreYou're correct I can buy online, it's just that I live in the Philippines which Blackberry doesn't have a official store because I'm concerned with the warranty.
Anonymous321, 08 Jun 2018Typical android sheep who always think that higher price device MUST always has the best proce... moreYep... physical buttons Are not cheap and build quality seems to be good unlike so e 200$ phones that Are pure carbage in that matter.
Good phone if you like physical keys. If not, fin other quality phone elsewhere.
I support BlackBerry. I also support non notch handsets.
Maik, 07 Jun 2018The display is too small for business apps today, i prefer thousand of times a bigger screen t... moreTypical android sheep who always think that higher price device MUST always has the best processor, as if the processor is the only factor that count for the price. I guess you are the one who is a blind sheep.
No wonder BB going down from 30% market share to less than 0.1% market share.
Anonymous, 07 Jun 2018You have an amusing definition of "Low-End" phone.
A low-end phone in 2018 is still somethi... moreA low end is $200 phone
Like Redmi Note 5 or Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1
$200 with snapdragon 636!!!!
Not some samsung J series that expensive but slow
Maik, 07 Jun 2018The display is too small for business apps today, i prefer thousand of times a bigger screen t... more1. None of the phones today have power of Desktop PCs, what you imagine is a desktop pc it really isn't. You are not a poweruser you a re light app user so your notion of desktop performance is skewed.
2. I don't know what data do you need zoom in or out but if your apps show bunch of data across the screen you might need a tablet or a laptop instead.
3. Physical keys allow you to type without even looking at them. PKB allows you more screen estate while you write longer emails or messages
4. PKB gives you an option of shortcuts with just one long press, even quicker than talking to phone assistant
5. Every phone will work on rain and snow just like before IP was a thing. No police officers need IP certified phone unless they are coastguard
6. OIS is a gimmick, so many phones have it only few actually utilize it properly. Sony being great example how you can make great images without OIS while Chinese being perfect example how not use OIS as they get same or worse images than Sony
7. 660 is more than enough for this type of the device. There is no need for 845 since this phone is not made for media consumption
8. In the end this is the phone for people who see the phone as necessary evil instead of a joy to spend countless hours in front of a 6 inch screen.
Lunarwolf, 07 Jun 2018This is looking good.
Wished it was available in Asia cuz' I'll be getting one in a heartbe... moreWell, if that's really true of you by that comment, you can get it from online shopping, eBay, or other site.
And if the information is correct which posted by GSM arena, for this phone will be debut in China pretty soon, so I'm pretty sure you can BUY one by then.
This is looking good.
Wished it was available in Asia cuz' I'll be getting one in a heartbeat.
Lovin' dem qwerty pad
An almost extinct brand decided to go against mainstream design and targetting a niche market where not many people favor phone with keypad. How do they expect to stay relevant in these era? 3:2 is worst than 18:9. I rather have black bar. Apps dont even look good in that compact display size. Even as an avid texter, this phone is not relevant at all. Digital keyboard with swipe and autofill function are way faster. Blackberry fail to see how things has evolved. People use their phone differently now than people do 10 years ago.
Anonymous, 07 Jun 2018$700 for a low-end phone lol.
While the OnePlus 6 sells for under $600.You have an amusing definition of "Low-End" phone.
A low-end phone in 2018 is still something like the Samsung J2 Pro. That is to say, about 16 GB of storage, about 1 or 2 GB of RAM, quad-core-less-than-2GHz CPU, 3- to 4-month security patch release cycle. (Or no security patches at all, depending on the manufacturer and carrier.)
The Key2, like the KeyOne before it, is more of a mid-range device with a good track record of security patches, and a certain niche feature (physical keyboard) that is likely to significantly improve its appeal for a specific subset of potential customers.