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Sprint says KEYone’s bloatware bug will be fixed in an OTA update

Friday, August 18th, 2017

The KEYone is available as an unlocked phone, and that's probably how most BlackBerry fans will buy it. However, there's a Sprint version, too. Owners of the Sprint version recently reported an aggravating battle with bloatware, which was constantly reinstalling itself on the phone. Sprint has now confirmed this is a bug, and it'll be fixed soon.

According to multiple accounts from KEYone owners, the SprintID app is frequently waking up and checking for the presence of pre-installed apps like Amazon, Audible, Facebook Messenger, and Lookout.

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Sprint says KEYone's bloatware bug will be fixed in an OTA update was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Sprint installing bloatware on BlackBerry KEYone phones, re-installs apps if they are deleted

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Carrier bloatware is always annoying, but Sprint just upped the ante. Sprint is currently the only US carrier selling the KEYone, the latest BlackBerry-branded device manufactured by TCL. Owners of the Sprint KEYone are reporting a huge amount of apps being automatically installed, and they can't be disabled or removed.

The SprintID installing apps on a KEYone (image source)

On the affected devices, the SprintID system app checks if a collection of bloatware apps are installed, and downloads them if they are not found.

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Sprint installing bloatware on BlackBerry KEYone phones, re-installs apps if they are deleted was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

BlackBerry’s WorkLife Persona app makes it easier to use your own device for work [APK Download]

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Many businesses have to offer their staff work phones so they can get stuff done. This often leads to carrying two phones around, which can be a bit of a pain. One way of solving that issue, as well as being slightly less wasteful, is to introduce a BYOD scheme (bring your own device). This is theoretically possible with an Android device out-of-the-box, as you can have different user profiles. Some Android phones are also dual SIM, so you can use two different numbers.

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BlackBerry's WorkLife Persona app makes it easier to use your own device for work [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Sprint will be the first carrier in the U.S. to get BlackBerry’s KEYone, available starting tomorrow

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

BlackBerry's KEYone officially launched in Canada a couple of months ago. At the original announcement, TCL (who licenses the BB name) said that the U.S. would be getting its own versions of the anachronistic phone in the months to follow. Starting tomorrow, new and current Sprint customers will be the first to pick up the KEYone here in America.

Besides just the ridiculous stylization of its name, the KEYone features a 4.5" IPS LCD 1650 x 1080 display, a Snapdragon 625 SoC, 3GB of RAM, 12MP/5MP cameras, a huge 3,505mAh battery, and the latest security patches on top of Nougat.

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Sprint will be the first carrier in the U.S. to get BlackBerry's KEYone, available starting tomorrow was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

New BlackBerry KEYone units won’t break as easily

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

The KEYone is the first QWERTY BlackBerry phone manufactured by TCL. Despite having a great deal of software problems at launch, many owners enjoy simply having a modern keyboard smartphone. However, the original batch of devices were not very durable (to say the least), but BlackBerry and TCL have been working to fix that.

You may recall that JerryRigEverything tested the KEYOne shortly after launch, and found that the screen wasn't glued or attached to the rest of the phone.

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New BlackBerry KEYone units won't break as easily was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Deal Alert] BlackBerry Priv STV100-2 32GB down to $225 on eBay

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

By now the BlackBerry Priv has lost most of its shine and appeal, but if you're looking for a good enough smartphone at a decent price either for a relative or as a second device, then the Priv is worth considering. Add the fact that it's one of the rare Android smartphones with a physical keyboard and it can easily tickle the fancy of a few users who won't touch a phone without a real QWERTY.

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[Deal Alert] BlackBerry Priv STV100-2 32GB down to $225 on eBay was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

The BlackBerry KEYone meets JerryRigEverything—it doesn’t go well

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

It's becoming something of a tradition for a new phone to be subjected to durability tests on the JerryRigEverything YouTube channel. We've seen phones like the Galaxy S8 and Pixel come through the testing okay, but phones like the Nexus 6P and HTC U Ultra haven't fared so well. Today, it's the BlackBerry KEYone going under the knife/lighter/hands. Despite a strong start, the KEYone doesn't last.

You should be familiar with the various stages of JerryRigEverything's tests by now.

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The BlackBerry KEYone meets JerryRigEverything—it doesn't go well was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

The BlackBerry KEYone will go on sale May 31 in the United States, in both GSM and CDMA variants

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

The BlackBerry KEYone is a strange phone. Not just because it has a physical keyboard in 2017, long after that feature has gone out of style, but because it commands a rather high price point for that feature. But if you have been waiting to get a KEYone of your own, you will be able to do so on May 31 (which just arrived on the East Coast).

We already knew that the phone would launch on that date in the US, but BlackBerry has just now filled in some of the details.

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The BlackBerry KEYone will go on sale May 31 in the United States, in both GSM and CDMA variants was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Qualcomm to pay BlackBerry almost a billion dollars in post-arbitration final award

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

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The final quantity in Qualcomm's arbitration with BlackBerry has been determined. In previous coverage of the arbitration settlement, the quantity owed by Qualcomm to BlackBerry for overpayment of royalties was pegged at $814 million. Now that interest and attorneys fees have been added in, the total amount to be paid out has been set at $940 million. That's almost a billion dollars that Qualcomm has to pay BlackBerry by May 31st.

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Qualcomm to pay BlackBerry almost a billion dollars in post-arbitration final award was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

BlackBerry KEYone review: A tale of a decent phone full of annoyances

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

The KEYone, the latest in the BlackBerry Ltd/TCL collaboration, is a phone that returns to the Canadian brand's iconic roots, for better or for worse. With Nougat and a strong focus on security, the KEYone is aimed at enterprise users and long-time fanatics.

Overall, the spec sheet for this phone is nothing chart-topping. The SoC is over a year old at this point and the screen has been downgraded from the year-and-a-half-old Priv's, but using the KEYone was mostly a pleasant experience until after about a week with it.

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BlackBerry KEYone review: A tale of a decent phone full of annoyances was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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