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BlackBerry KEY2 launch is coming on June 7, for all you hardware keyboard lovers

Saturday, May 12th, 2018

Developing a new smartphone is a huge investment, which is part of why we see so many phones that are so much alike — if something's working well for one manufacturer and shoppers are responding positively, everybody else is going to want to do the same thing (this is why you're seeing notches everywhere). But occasionally we get a phone that's not afraid to play by its own rules, and that's very much what we saw last year with the BlackBerry KEYone.

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BlackBerry KEY2 launch is coming on June 7, for all you hardware keyboard lovers was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

BlackBerry KEY2 launch is coming on June 7, for all you hardware keyboard lovers

Saturday, May 12th, 2018

Developing a new smartphone is a huge investment, which is part of why we see so many phones that are so much alike — if something's working well for one manufacturer and shoppers are responding positively, everybody else is going to want to do the same thing (this is why you're seeing notches everywhere). But occasionally we get a phone that's not afraid to play by its own rules, and that's very much what we saw last year with the BlackBerry KEYone.

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BlackBerry KEY2 launch is coming on June 7, for all you hardware keyboard lovers was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google will begin certifying Android devices for business use, starting with phones from LG, BlackBerry, Motorola, and others

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

When it comes to security, Android devices are a mixed bag - to say the least. Few manufacturers make promises about long-term support, and timely security updates are rare. This is understandably a concern for large businesses, which often don't want to worry about security flaws or constantly deploy new devices. For many enterprise customers, the question of which Android phones should be used is difficult to answer.

Google's solution to this problem is the 'Android Enterprise Recommended' program, which defines which Android devices are ideal for business use.

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Google will begin certifying Android devices for business use, starting with phones from LG, BlackBerry, Motorola, and others was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

BlackBerry Motion is coming to the US, unlocked for $449 starting January 12

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

BlackBerry announced the all-touch Motion three months ago for a number of countries around the world, but today at CES it's finally giving the phone a proper US launch. Starting January 12th, you'll be able to order the Snapdragon 625-powered Motion from Amazon or Best Buy here in America for $449.

Featuring IP67 ruggedization, Android 7.1 (Oreo will come in Q2, says BlackBerry), 5.5" 1080p display, and a 4000mAh battery, the Motion is set to do battle most obviously with Motorola's Z2 Play here in the States.

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BlackBerry Motion is coming to the US, unlocked for $449 starting January 12 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

BlackBerry Motion is coming to the US, unlocked for $449 starting January 12

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

BlackBerry announced the all-touch Motion three months ago for a number of countries around the world, but today at CES it's finally giving the phone a proper US launch. Starting January 12th, you'll be able to order the Snapdragon 625-powered Motion from Amazon or Best Buy here in America for $449.

Featuring IP67 ruggedization, Android 7.1 (Oreo will come in Q2, says BlackBerry), 5.5" 1080p display, and a 4000mAh battery, the Motion is set to do battle most obviously with Motorola's Z2 Play here in the States.

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BlackBerry Motion is coming to the US, unlocked for $449 starting January 12 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Deal alert] Get a BlackBerry KEYone for just $449.99 ($100 off)

Monday, November 27th, 2017

If you're still nostalgic for the good times when BlackBerry's physical keyboards were all the rage, the last vestige of this dying form factor is the BlackBerry KEYone, which was announced at MWC early this year. Despite its flaws, Jordan found a lot to like in his review of the device so it could be worth a go at a decent price.

A $100 saving on the MSRP of $549.99 would do the trick, and that's exactly what Amazon and Best Buy are currently offering.

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[Deal alert] Get a BlackBerry KEYone for just $449.99 ($100 off) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

AT&T now offers BlackBerry KEYone in exclusive ‘Space Black’ color for $499.99

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

At launch, Sprint was the only US carrier that sold BlackBerry's KEYone, a unique device with a permanent hardware keyboard as a large chin. That stayed true until yesterday, but now, the phone is also available on AT&T in an exclusive Space Black color for $499.99.

Aside from its new coat of black paint, AT&T's KEYone appears to be the same as any other KEYone. That means you get a 4.5" 1620x1080 IPS display, a Snapdragon 625, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage with microSD expansion, a 12MP rear camera, a 5MP front-facing camera, and a 3505mAh battery.

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AT&T now offers BlackBerry KEYone in exclusive 'Space Black' color for $499.99 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

BlackBerry KEYone coming to AT&T on September 1, with exclusive ‘Space Black’ model

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

The BlackBerry KEYone has done a pretty good job of filling the keyboard phone niche, however large that might be. And TCL, the device's manufacturer, has even improved the build quality since launch. In the United States, the only carrier offering the KEYone has been Sprint, but AT&T is about to join the QWERTY party.

Starting on September 1, the KEYone will be available for purchase from AT&T. It will be sold for $16.67 a month for 30 months on AT&T Next, and presumably somewhere around $549 full-price (that's what the unlocked GSM model costs right now).

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BlackBerry KEYone coming to AT&T on September 1, with exclusive 'Space Black' model was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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.

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