Tag Archive: KEYone


Make it stop! CrackBerry Kevin busts a Galaxy S8 on the way to KEYone durability redemption

The BlackBerry KEYone is stronger than you think.

The BlackBerry KEYone has been through the wringer over the past week or so, with claims that its screen, bereft of sufficient adhesive, easily detaches from the body with only a small amount of force. Popular YouTube channel JerryRigEverything entered the phone into its oh-so-sad Hall of Shame after Zack was easily able to break the phone with his bare hands. A small number of people had already reported the screen  [Read More…]

BlackBerry KEYone now available at Amazon, Best Buy for $549

It’s a good day to be a BlackBerry fan today. After being first revealed at CES 2017 back in January, the BlackBerry KEYone is finally available for purchase from select retailers in the US. The device can be acquired in its unlocked from, either from Amazon (both in its GSM unlocked and CDMA variants) or […]

BlackBerry KEYone goes on sale in the U.S. on May 31, unlocked for Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile

Get your thumbs ready for a return to a physical keyboard.

The BlackBerry KEYone is finally going on sale in the U.S., coming to Amazon and Best Buy for $ 549 a couple weeks after pre-orders started to open up in some other markets. In addition to the online stores, select Best Buy locations will also offer the KEYone.

We’ve known the pricing and launch date for some time, but it’s great to finally get to the point where  [Read More…]

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…]

Everything you need to know about BlackBerry’s apps on the KEYone

How to make the most out of the BlackBerry apps pre-installed on the KEYone.

The BlackBerry KEYone comes with a full set of productivity apps preinstalled. If you’re coming from an Android phone you’ll recognize most of them from Google Play, and from an end user perspective, they are identical. If you’re coming from a BlackBerry OS phone you might recognize the names but the apps will be a little different. Either way, most anything you need  [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 […]