That's the main difference between the BlackBerry KeyOne, which has just acquired a North America release date, and every other Android phone. It is the first company-branded device to be externally developed by the company's hardware partner, China-based TCL Corp.
In September previous year BlackBerry announced it had stopped making phones.
After a brief delay, TCL Communication and BlackBerry Limited are almost ready to begin taking preorders for the BlackBerry KEYone smartphone.
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The BlackBerry KEYone comes with a premium metal uni-body design with Blackberry's iconic hardware keyboard underneath the display. However, BlackBerry does have a market of niche users who would love to buy this smartphone as it offers many "classic" elements including a physical keyboard. There's also a fingerprint scanner built into the spacebar. Called the KEYone (previously known as Mercury), it will officially be on sale in Canada next month at Bell, Bell MTS, Rogers, SaskTel, and TELUS Business starting at $199 CAD on a two-year term, manufacturer TCL announced today. Thankfully, it also runs Android now, so all of the apps you are used to, will be safe and secure on it.
Comment below and let us know what your thoughts and opinions are on the BlackBerry KEYone price and specifications? BlackBerry boasts 26 hours of battery life with mixed use, due to its 3,505mAh battery.
BlackBerry's software is the other half of the story. What's more, QuickCharge 3.0 technology means a 50% charge can be achieved in as little as 36 minutes.
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The BlackBerry KEYone includes a 12MP rear camera with an industry leading camera sensor (Sony IMX378) that captures sharp, crisp photos in any light.
BlackBerry enthusiasts in the United States will have to wait until May 31 to order the upcoming smartphone. If you feel the urge to snap a selfie, the front-facing is an 8-megapixel sensor with an 84-inch wide-angle lens and light-up LCD flash.
Besides, after receiving good feedback from the BlackBerry community and the fans, the company is excited to offer this all-new Android-powered BlackBerry smartphone to customers across Canada and U.S.
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