The BlackBerry KEYone Captured Global Attention And Acclaim
TCL Communication, a leading global smartphone manufacturer and global smartphone licensing partner of BlackBerry Limited has confirmed the official sale date for the BlackBerry KEYone. It will be on sale in Canada next month at Bell, Bell MTS, Rogers, SaskTel and TELUS Business starting at $199 CAD/£114 on a two year term.
Ahead of next month’s official on sale date the BlackBerry KEYone will be available for pre order starting 18 May 2017 from select partners.
“After all the anticipation and positive response received from the BlackBerry community on the BlackBerry KEYone, it’s an honour to offer this all new Android powered BlackBerry smartphone to customers across Canada,” said Steve Cistulli, President and General Manager for TCL Communication (TCT), North America. “The BlackBerry story has such a rich history here in Canada, and we’re proud to be part of the new evolution of BlackBerry smartphones that reimagine how we communicate and stay connected with a device that is so distinctly different.”
“BlackBerry fans in Canada will be extremely excited to have the BlackBerry KEYone available in their market,” said Alex Thurber, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Mobility Solutions at BlackBerry. “Anyone who is an Android loyalist and values the mobile security and productivity that BlackBerry software brings will love this smartphone.”
An iconic BlackBerry smartphone made for the modern user, the BlackBerry KEYone combines a sleek aluminium frame and soft grip textured back built to offer the best in durability. It also has a 4.5 inches touch display that features Corning Gorilla Glass 4, offering greater impact and scratch resistance.
The BlackBerry KEYone reimagines how we communicate with a Smart Keyboard that goes beyond typing. The device includes the world first keyboard embedded fingerprint sensor conveniently located in the spacebar and provides added device security.
This includes BlackBerry Hub which brings all your messages including emails, texts and messages from any social media account into one consolidated place. Featuring the largest battery ever found in a BlackBerry smartphone, the BlackBerry KEYone offers all day use and then some with up to 26 hours of mixed use.
What really sets a BlackBerry smartphone apart from any other Android device are the enhanced security features built into every device right from the start. A quick glimpse lets you see the overall security rating for your device and provides simple access allowing you to easily improve your security status. This BlackBerry security application monitors your other apps alerting you if one is accessing your camera to take a picture or video, turning your microphone on, sending a text message or accessing your contacts or location.
The BlackBerry KEYone includes a 12 megapixel rear camera with an industry leading camera sensor Sony IMX378 that captures sharp crisp photos in any light. The wide aperture lens with large 1.55μm pixels and dual tone flash ensures your photos will have superior colour and clarity.
At the core of this new BlackBerry smartphone is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 mobile platform with the Qualcomm Adren 506 GPU. This means BlackBerry KEYone users will enjoy a powerful combination of optimised battery efficiency and usage and fast LTE speeds for super fast file sharing.