Tag Archive: BlackBerry


BlackBerry announces an Android Oreo beta for the KEYone

An upgraded beta program is also launching.

The BlackBerry KEY2 is the best way to get your hardware keyboard fix in 2018, but if you’re still rocking a KEYone, it looks like you’ll soon be able to finally throw Oreo on it.

If you’re registered for the BlackBerry Beta Zone, you should be receiving an email soon that highlights a couple big changes.

First off, BlackBerry’s moving its beta testing program over to a new platform that’s  [Read More…]

Top 5 Productivity Hacks for BlackBerry KEY2

More than the sum of its keys.

The BlackBerry KEY2 is a productivity powerhouse — just look at everything you can do with its keyboard.

But there’s more than meets the keyboard with this phone. BlackBerry has outfitted the KEY2 with some additional productivity “hacks” that will make using the phone even more convenient.

Convenience key

If you’ve ever used an Alcatel phone, you’ll be familiar with the Convenience Key, which has made  [Read More…]

BlackBerry KEY2, third opinion review: Keyboard at all costs

You better really love that hardware keyboard, because you’re giving up a lot to get it.

With our own Daniel Bader taking on the canonical KEY2 review for Android Central, and Jerry Hildenbrand following it up with his own thoughts, I’m in the privileged position of using the phone far longer before putting my conclusive thoughts down. I’ve been using the KEY2 for over three weeks now, which was essential for me to get over the stumbles  [Read More…]

BlackBerry KEYone users can sign up for invitation-only Android Oreo beta program

You know what they say. Better late than never! This applies marvelously to the BlackBerry KEYone, which finally got its own Android Oreo beta program.

The phone which was released in April 2017 still runs Android 7.1 Nougat. But not for long. At least we hope that’s the case now that the Oreo beta program is offdficial.

Those who have registered for the BlackBerry Beta Zone might want to keep an eye on their inbox. The company has been sending  [Read More…]

Type away for days on an unlocked BlackBerry KEYone for just $400

Amazon currently has the unlocked BlackBerry KEYone on sale for just $ 399.99, which is a $ 100 discount. It’s also available for the same price at Best Buy. When it was first released, the KEYone sold for $ 550, and before this discount, it had never dropped below $ 440.

The KEYone has an intuitive smart keyboard with flick typing, fingerprint sensor, and customizable shortcuts. It’s built with aluminum casing and Corning Gorilla glass for protection. It  [Read More…]

Best Accessories for BlackBerry KEY2

We’ve got cases, screen protectors, chargers and more!

BlackBerry is back with the KEY2: Everything that was great about last year’s KEYone is still here, and everything that wasn’t awesome has been improved. Even if you had last year’s KEYone, there’s more than enough reason to upgrade, which means it’s time for new accessories.

BlackBerry will have a few first party accessories on offer, but third parties have some that are already available. And of course, there  [Read More…]

Top BlackBerry KEY2 keyboard tips and tricks

The hardware keyboard isn’t wasted space, it’s untapped potential.

The BlackBerry KEY2 is definitely a polarizing device, just like the KEYone and Priv were before it. You’re either immediately drawn to the appeal of a hardware keyboard, or you think it’s a waste of space. If you’re in the latter camp, it may be because you think the keyboard is only for typing — to the contrary, this little set of keys can do so much more  [Read More…]

Best Screen Protectors for BlackBerry KEY2

Keep your KEY2’s display looking as good as can be with these screen protectors!

Whether you’re a productivity machine or still hate the feeling of typing on an on-screen keyboard, the BlackBerry KEY2 and its excellent physical keyboard are here to save the day.

There’s no doubt that the KEY2’s keyboard is the star of the show, but don’t forget about its 4.5-inch touchscreen display. It’s sharp, crisp, and works well in most situations, but a few  [Read More…]

Best cases for the BlackBerry KEY2

Keep your KEY2 in pristine condition with a case.

The BlackBerry KEY2 is a surprisingly refined follow up to the KEYone, which brought back the physical keyboard in a big way.

Because the KEY2 is an unconventional design, there’s a limited number of cases available — even the BlackBerry accessories highlighted on its website are currently unavailable — but we’ve rounded up some of the best options available if you need to protect your phone right out  [Read More…]

The BlackBerry KEY2 is in a market with no competitors — but is that enough to make it sell?

It’s the only modern smartphone with a hardware keyboard, but I’m not sure that’s enough.

I’ve been using my BlackBerry KEY2 for about a week and a half now, and I haven’t been doing so begrudgingly or out of any sort of obligation — I’ve continued to carry it by choice. I’m not here to talk about my personal takes on the KEY2 as a device — that’ll come later in a specific review, and Daniel wrote  [Read More…]