Carphone Warehouse takes 10% off the price of the BlackBerry KEYone

U.K. online retailer Carphone Warehouse is taking 10% off the price of the BlackBerry KEYone. That takes the handset with the physical QWERTY keyboard and the impressively long battery life from £499 ($648 USD) to £449 ($583 USD). Interestingly, Carphone Warehouse didn’t say whether this is a limited time offer, or a permanent new price. The model receiving the price cut is the SIM free unlocked version of the handset.

The BlackBerry KEYone is a great phone for those who push out many emails and texts, thanks to the physical QWERTY keyboard. Typing is faster and more accurate, and this just …


Rogers BlackBerry KEYone receives update starting tomorrow; focus is on bugs, not security

A leaked internal document reveals that starting tomorrow, July 17th, the Rogers branded version of the BlackBerry KEYone will receive an update. Unlike other handsets in the Rogers family that are receiving updates tomorrow (such as the Moto G4 Plus, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+), the new files being sent to the KEYone are related to bug fixes instead of security.

The issues that need to be addressed by the update are apparently related to the Rogers’ network. Early last month, several Rogers subscribers complained about their inability to receive incoming phone …

BlackBerry KEYone now available at Sprint for $528 or $22 per month

Sprint has just become the first carrier in the United States to officially sell the BlackBerry KEYone. Although previous rumors indicated Verizon might be the first to offer the CDMA version of the smartphone in the US, Sprint was faster.

Starting today, customers can purchase the BlackBerry KEYone via Sprint’s online store. The handset can be had for $528 outright, but if you can’t afford that amount in one go, then you can get if for free on a $22 monthly plan for 18 months.

According to President and General Manager of TCL, North America, …

New BlackBerry KEYone models with an improved screen adhesive are arriving at retailers and carriers

Last month, we told you that the display on several BlackBerry KEYone units were popping off the phone on impact. At first, it was believed that the screens did not have any adhesive on them to keep them in place. However, BlackBerry Mobile did say that it used adhesive, but obviously one that was not strong enough to do its job. The company said that it would find a better adhesive for use on newly produced units. And that was the last we heard about the matter until now.

Yesterday, on its @BBMobile Twitter page, BlackBerry Mobile left a link to a posting made by a member of the BlackBerry …

BlackBerry KEYone pre-orders sell out in Japan; phone to launch on June 29th

With the BlackBerry KEYone set for a June 29th launch in Japan, pre-orders of the phone have sold out in the country. Actually, it took about an hour for the Android flavored handset to find a buyer for every unit up for pre-order. BlackBerry Mobile is offering the latest ‘Berry through a partnership with Fox. Inc. and Caseplay. On the latter’s website, the KEYone is listed at a price of 69,800 Japanese Yen, which translates into $623.41 USD at current exchange rates.

Despite the sell out, those interested in the KEYone are being told that they can still register their interest in the handset …

Verizon optimized CDMA version of BlackBerry KEYone to arrive soon at Best Buy

So you’ve been dying to buy the BlackBerry KEYone. Who could blame you? With the fretted QWERTY Keyboard that makes typing so easy also doubling as a touchpad, and the fingerprint scanner embedded in the Space Bar, the KEYone is all about making the most out of a well-designed handset. And since the phone is powered by the energy sipping Snapdragon 625 chipset, battery life is fantastic.

The BlackBerry KEYone in its unlocked CDMA form will soon be available in this incantation from Best Buy, “optimized for Verizon network support.” The unit is priced at $549.99, matching the cost of the …

BlackBerry Mobile will look for a better adhesive to keep KEYone screens from popping out

Yesterday, we told you about a video that claimed BlackBerry Mobile failed to use adhesive on the BlackBerry KEYone’s screen. This allowed the display to pop out of the phone when some pressure was applied to it. In addition, owners of the phone have been complaining about the screen popping out when the handset was dropped on something as usually benign as the plastic middle console on a car.

BlackBerry Mobile has issued a statement in response to the video explaining that the KEYone was subject to a series of stress tests to see how the handset would respond in real world scenarios. The …

Lack of adhesive allows BlackBerry KEYone screen to pop out when pressure is applied

The surprise smartphone hit of the year to date could very well be the BlackBerry KEYone. In a season that features taller and thinner screens (perfect for media consumption), edge-to-edge panels and sleek, thin designs, it is an old-fashioned handset sporting a physical QWERTY keyboard that has consumers excited. While part of the reason for this excitement is the physical keyboard, the fact that users can go for a long time between charges is also driving sales of the phone. It’s the combination of an energy sipping Snapdragon 625 chipset along with the 1080 x 1920 resolution screen, …

Telus caves, will sell BlackBerry KEYone to consumers

Yesterday, we told you that Steve Cistulli, President and GM of TCL Communication North America, had confirmed heavy launch day demand for the BlackBerry KEYone. It is that kind of demand for the device that has forced Canadian carrier Telus to make a 180 degree change, and offer the phone to consumers. Originally, Telus had planned to sell the KEYone to its business accounts only. Telus probably figured that only business users would be interested in the physical QWERTY that adorns the front of the handset.

But after word got out about the phone’s long lasting battery life and ease of typing, …

TCL's president confirms extremely high demand for BlackBerry KEYone on launch day

TCL’s BlackBerry KEYone was officially launched in North America earlier today, and judging by the statement offered by the company’s president, it looks like there’s demand has been high for the smartphone in both countries.

According to Steve Cistulli, President and GM of TCL Communication North America, May 31 was an excellent day for the launch of BlackBerry KEYone, as the smartphone has been met with warm reception by customers in the region.

Moreover, TCL’s official confirmed that it now faces issues with stocks as many clients who pre-ordered the BlackBerry …