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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
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 […]
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…]
Mercury has a name, but there are still lots of questions remaining.
The BlackBerry ‘Mercury’ isn’t new — you saw it at CES — but the company behind the new phone, BlackBerry Mobile, has been trickle-announcing the hardware QWERTY flagship, teasing it to hardcore CrackBerry addicts who came of age tapping away on Bolds and Curves.
But this is a new BlackBerry — the phone itself is made by TCL, under the eponymous Waterloo company’s brand — [Read More…]