Tag Archive: BlackBerry


BlackBerry KEYone now available for pre-order at Carphone Warehouse

Pre-order today for delivery by May 5th, priced at £499.

UK retail giant Carphone Warehouse has today kicked off pre-orders for the new BlackBerry KEYone. BlackBerry Mobile’s new keyboard-toting device is available to order SIM-free for £499. That’ll get you a security and productivity-focused handset with a full QWERTY keyboard, Android 7.1.1 Nougat and BlackBerry’s full loadout of apps, including BlackBerry Hub and DTEK.

On the inside, it’s running one of the Android Central team’s favorite mid-tier  [Read More…]

And the winner of an IOU for a BlackBerry KEYone from CrackBerry Kevin is…

The time has come to announce the winner in our Win an IOU for a BlackBerry KEYone from CrackBerry Kevin giveaway

In total, we had just over 10,000 Android Central readers enter the Win an IOU for a BlackBerry KEYone From CrackBerry Kevin giveaway.

This morning we put that list of entries into our contest winner picking machine to choose a winner who will become the lucky recipient of the BlackBerry KEYone courtesy of yours truly when  [Read More…]

BlackBerry KEYone has been delayed until May

Don’t panic, but the KEYone isn’t shipping in April.

At the launch of the BlackBerry KEYone, we were all told to expect hardware to ship early April. During the BlackBerry Earnings call, right around 29 minutes based on the CrackBerry recap, John Chen had some other thoughts on when the KEYone would be shipping.

The second one, that TCL announced at Mobile World Congress which is the physical keyboard on an Android, that one is not going  [Read More…]

Catch CrackBerry Kevin talking BlackBerry KEYone on Cheddar!

Michaluk at that.

Here’s the deal: Android O may be all the rage today, and the Galaxy S8 is being announced soon, but the BlackBerry KEYone is definitely the most exciting phone to a subset of Android users. For those people, CrackBerry Kevin is giving the phone the boost it deserves, joining the Cheddar team at its New York studios prior to a meetup happening in the city on Wednesday, March 22. Watch the entire 10-minute segment below, and  [Read More…]

Come meet the BlackBerry KEYone (and CrackBerry Kevin) in NYC and Miami this month!

If you’re in Miami or New York this month, come meet CrackBerry Kevin and get a first look at the BlackBerry KEYone!

If you want to buy a BlackBerry KEYone, you’ll be waiting until at least early April, but if you live in either New York City or Miami you can try one way before that!

After awesome turnouts in Barcelona during Mobile World Congress, and Toronto a week later, CrackBerry Kevin is holding a couple of  [Read More…]

BlackBerry Aurora is the latest BB-branded Android smartphone

Weeks after the BlackBerry KEYone’s debut, another new BlackBerry smartphone has emerged.

The BlackBerry Aurora is now official. The new device is the product of a joint venture called BB Merah Putih, which is producing the hardware in Indonesia and licensing software from BlackBerry. As a result, the Aurora’s build of Android 7.0 includes BlackBerry software features like the Hub productivity suite and DTEK privacy app.

Other features of the BlackBerry Aurora include a 5-inch 1280×720 display and an 8-megapixel  [Read More…]

AC Podcast 326: All about MWC 2017 (LG G6, BlackBerry KeyOne … Nokia 3310?!)

There was no shortage of big announcements from Mobile World Congress 2017!

From the BlackBerry KeyOne to the LG G6, Moto G5, Huawei P10 + P10 Plus, the Huawei Watch 2, Sony Xperia XZ Premium and new phones from Nokia, what’s old is new again, and what’s new is way less gimmicky than last year!

Join Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, Derek Kessler, Michael Fisher (aka MrMobile), and Alex Dobie (with a special appearance by CrackBerry Kevin Michaluk) as they go  [Read More…]

Win an IOU for a BlackBerry KEYone from CrackBerry Kevin!

Fill out the form below for your first chance to win a BlackBerry Mercury

A few weeks ago Daniel Bader wrote many kind words here on Android Central letting you know that CrackBerry Kevin was coming out of retirement to celebrate 10 Years of CrackBerry and to cover the hell out of the BlackBerry “Mercury” launch.

Fast forward through a crazy few weeks of editorials, youtube videos, tweets, instagram photos and even an onstage appearance at BlackBerry’s press event  [Read More…]

Blackberry unveils its latest attempt at reincarnation with the KeyONE.

After two utter failures to break back into the smartphone market in the form of the Priv and Passport, Blackberry – or more specifically, hardware partner TCL – has stormed back onto the scene with the KeyONE, a 4.5″ device complete with Blackberry security and a touch-sensitive signature Blackberry keyboard. Let’s take a look: Snapdragon […]

BlackBerry KEYone is the Mercury’s official name, and it’s coming in April for $549

Mercury is no more, but in its place, the KEYone hopes to be the beginning of a beautiful QWERTY legacy for BlackBerry.

The Mercury has a name, and the phone that rode into 2017 without one hopes to be a catalyst for a series of devices released annually by the newly-formed BlackBerry Mobile.

The phone we all know: it’s a long candybar design with a slightly stumped 3:2 aspect ratio IPS display and a permanent QWERTY  [Read More…]