BlackBerry Keyone – Luxury Technology Show 2017

BlackBerry has learned from the past and is ready for the future with the Keyone launching soon.

Most people remember BlackBerry for its built in keyboard and the Keyone does not disappoint. The keys are touch sensitive so that you can use it to scroll and swipe across apps. This is a great way to avoid switching between the touch screen and keyboard. The keyboard can also be used to map out Android short cuts to apps. It even has BBM which some people may remember from way back before the first iPhone launched.

Inside of the Keyone is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor (Octa-Core 2.0 GHz). 3 GB of Ram and 32 GB of internal storage. There is even a micro SD card slot for up to 2 TB extra storage. I was glad to hear about the SD card slot being included and that the Keyone is sporting the same camera as the Google Pixel. In case you missed it, I took a bunch of photos with the Pixel and was super impressed with the photo quality.

The keyboard is obviously the main stand out feature but the Security software inside of this device is exclusive to BlackBerry. If your emails or messengers contain sensitive information then this might be a phone worth looking into. Especially for a business phone. Overall, This is not a phone designed for Virtual Reality or gaming, It was designed to get work done and it does it well. Expect to see the BlackBerry Keyone in stores next month for $499.