Tag Archive: BlackBerry


BlackBerry KEYone is now up for pre-order at Rogers

Rogers is the first carrier to kick off BlackBerry KEYone pre-orders in Canada.

The BlackBerry KEYone is launching in Canada on May 31, and Rogers is now taking pre-orders of the device. You’ll be able to pick up BlackBerry’s latest phone for $ 679.99 CAD outright, or for zero down on a two-year Premium+ Tab plan.

Bell and Bell MTS are slated to kick off the pre-orders for $ 699.99 CAD, with SaskTel and Telus also expected  [Read More…]

BlackBerry KEYone: Seeing the forest for the trees

The BlackBerry KEYone isn’t trying to be the best phone ever — just the best BlackBerry ever. It’s succeeded, and given the faithful something to use and abuse all over again.

It’s easy to forget that on-screen keyboards weren’t always as good as they are today. In fact, for years they kinda sucked. Those were the years in which BlackBerry ruled for pounding out message after message. It also was the only real source for secure(ish) messaging. And the cult  [Read More…]

BlackBerry KEYone one-week challenge: Can it be a daily driver?

The KEYone isn’t just another Android phone; it’s a BlackBerry lover’s dream phone and, for many younger people, a completely new way to input text on a phone. That’s why we tasked our newest reviewer, Jacklyn Dallas, with using the KEYone for a week as her daily driver to see how it stacked up. Her results were… interesting.

Follow Jacklyn as she explores the BlackBerry KEYone from unboxing to uncovering all of its nuances! And then go say hi  [Read More…]

Can the BlackBerry KEYone win back the mainstream? [#ACpodcast]

The AC podcast duo of Daniel and Jerry needed some reinforcements this week to dive into the new BlackBerry KEYone, so we called CrackBerry Kevin and Bla1ze of the CrackBerry team and MrMobile himself, Michael Fisher, to help us talk it out!

Is the BlackBerry KEYone a phone that everyone should be excited about, or just hardcore BlackBerry fans? And how come it took the company so long to make a phone like this? Get the inside scoop on why  [Read More…]

MrMobile’s BlackBerry KEYone review

The BlackBerry KEYone is more than just another anachronistic appeal to nostalgia. It’s the best BlackBerry on shelves today, bearing the best keyboard you can find on an Android phone in 2017. Lest you think I’m damning it with faint praise, remember that MrMobile values smartphones that stand out from the crowd – sometimes even more than he values phones with great battery life and outstanding build quality. The BlackBerry KEYone has all three of those assets in abundance  [Read More…]

Blackberry launches online keynote tutorial videos for the KeyOne

There was a time in my life where Blackberry ruled. I loved the brand, I loved the name. I loved the device, the keyboard – I was proud to be associated. Then the mobile tech world moved on – Unfortunately Blackberry did not. I could go on and on about failed attempts or lack of […]

Meet the BlackBerry KEYone this month at CrackBerry Meetups across Canada!

The CrackBerry Meetup Tour is coming back, and it’s starting in Canada this month!

This isn’t an Android thing — at least not directly — but our friends over at CrackBerry will be touring parts of Canada to meet up with BlackBerry fans who want to try the KEYone prior to its release on May 31.

The meetups will take place in Calgary, Vancouver, Ottawa and Montreal (they already did Toronto!) throughout the month, and, if you’re  [Read More…]

BlackBerry KEYone retail unboxing!

Today is the global launch day for the BlackBerry KEYone, as the phone makes its debut at London’s high-end Selfridges department store, more than a week ahead of the official UK launch date of May 5. It’s available for £499 unlocked, which gets you a well-built, metal-clad, rubber-backed handset powered by one of our most favorite efficient SoCs, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625. That’s backed up by 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and BlackBerrys, software suite, based on Android 7.1.

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BlackBerry KEYone will be available in the U.S. and Canada on May 31

Keyboard addicts, start your engines…

The BlackBerry KEYone is coming to the U.S. and Canada on the last day of May. That’s the official news out of TCL, purveyor of all things BlackBerry hardware these days. The phone was initially supposed to launch in April, but unforeseen delays pushed its release back to the edge of summer.

Back at MWC, BlackBerry Mobile said that the KEYone would cost $ 549 unlocked, and we can now confirm that  [Read More…]

BlackBerry KEYone gets exclusive launch at London’s Selfridges

BlackBerry Mobile’s new QWERTY slab will be available for a limited time from the high-end Oxford Street department store.

BlackBerry Mobile has announced that its new KEYone smartphone has gone on sale exclusively, for a limited time, at London’s Selfridges department store on Oxford Road. Today’s launch means QWERTY fans can pick up the phone more than a week early at the store, ahead of its nationwide launch at Carphone Warehouse on May 5. In Europe, the  [Read More…]