In addition to providing a bit of an update surrounding the U.S. availability of the BlackBerry KEYone, Steve Cistulli, President & GM of TCL Communication (TCT) North America, also let it be known that the pre-orders for the BlackBerry KEYone on Rogers have now surpassed the pre-orders of any BlackBerry device that has been sold through the Canadian carrier previously. When you stop and think about that and consider that Rogers (Rogers Cantel at the time) was among the first to launch BlackBerry service in 1999, that's quite a milestone to surpass!
1/ Wanted to share some exciting news around our @BBMobile KEYone launch in Canada…— Steve Cistulli (@SteveCistulli) May 26, 2017
@BBMobile 3/ This makes our nationwide Canadian on-sale on May 31 even more exciting, and also want to confirm some details around U.S. availability— Steve Cistulli (@SteveCistulli) May 26, 2017
@BBMobile 4/ The KEYone will be in-stock and available to purchase on May 31 here in the U.S., available through different retail channels— Steve Cistulli (@SteveCistulli) May 26, 2017
As of now, Rogers has already started sending out shipping notifications to some Canadian customers. Of course, those of you in the U.S. will likely be more interested in the highlight noting that the KEYone will be 'be in-stock and available to purchase on May 31' in the U.S. through a number of different retail channels.
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DISTINCTLY DIFFERENT, DISTINCTLY BLACKBERRY
BlackBerry KEYone pairs the best of BlackBerry’s software and security with TCL Communication’s commitment to delivering high-quality, reliable smartphones to customers around the world.
Beyond the iconic BlackBerry design that’s been curated for the modern user, the BlackBerry KEYone comes with a number of additional features that truly reinvents communications for the professional consumer.
- Built to last – An iconic BlackBerry smartphone made reliable for the demanding user, the BlackBerry KEYone combines a sleek aluminum frame and soft grip textured back built to offer the best in durability.
- Runs Android™ 7.1 Nougat – Giving users access to the entire Google Play store and apps - and will receive Google™ security patch updates.
- The keyboard reimagined – Forget what you knew about keyboards, the BlackBerry Smart Keyboard goes beyond typing. It can be easily programmed to launch up to 52 customizable shortcuts, providing even greater ease of use. And use it to scroll through web pages, the picture gallery or to take a picture.
- Loaded with BlackBerry® Hub® – Bringing all your messages into one consolidated place; including emails, texts and messages from any social media account.
- Unrivaled security features – The BlackBerry KEYone is designed to offer the most secure Android smartphone experience possible.
- Long battery life – Featuring the largest battery ever found in a BlackBerry smartphone, the BlackBerry KEYone offers roughly 26 hours of mixed use, thanks to its 3505mAh battery.
- Impressive photo quality – The BlackBerry KEYone includes a 12MP rear camera with an industry leading camera sensor that captures sharp, crisp photos in any light. And for when you have to take a video conference on the go, it includes an 8MP front camera with fixed focus and 84-degree wide angle lens.
- 4.5-inch IPS LCD display
- 1620x1080 resolution
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
- 8x 2.0Ghz Cortex A53 cores
- 3GB RAM
- 32GB internal storage
- microSD card slot
- 12MP ƒ/20 PDAF rear camera
- Dual-tone LED flash
- 8MP ƒ/2.2 front camera
- 3505 mAh battery
- USB-C, Quick Charge 3.0 + boost charging
- Android 7.1.1 Nougat
- DTEK security suite
- FIPS 140-2 full disk encryption