Canadians have less than 24 hours to buy the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition at $100 off

The BlackBerry KEYone is the most exciting handset to wear the BlackBerry name in some time. The physical QWERTY keyboard is the best seen on a ‘Berry since the BlackBerry Bold 9000, and the fingerprint scanner is ingeniously embedded inside the space bar. In addition, the KEYone has fantastic battery life thanks to the 3505mAh battery inside it, and the energy sipping Snapdragon 625 chipset that powers the device.

So if you crave a BlackBerry, what can be better than the KEYone? The answer, simply, is the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition. Yes, this model is dressed in black giving it an …


BlackBerry KEYone for AT&T gets new update that includes the October Android Security Patch


According to the AT&T website, the carrier has pushed out a software update for the carrier’s version of the BlackBerry KEYone. The update carries a build number of AAP606 and weighs in at 40-46MB. Once installed, the update features the October Android Security patch, including a fix for the BlueBorne vulnerability. The version of Android that will be running the handset remains at Android 7.1.1.

Once you receive the notification that the update has arrived on your device, before you continue the updating process, you should make sure that you are hooked up to a Wi-Fi network. Otherwise, …

Specs for BlackBerry KEYone sequel (BBF100-1) discovered on manufacturer's documents?

The BlackBerry KEYone appears to be the most successful new BlackBerry model in some time. It certainly has everything that a BlackBerry user would hope for in a phone, including a well designed physical QWERTY keyboard featuring a fingerprint scanner embedded in the space bar. Thanks to a power sipping Snapdragon 625 chipset and a 3505mAh battery, the KEYone offers long-lasting battery life that will keep the phone running without requiring that mid-afternoon pick-me-up.

So how do you follow up on a handset that has caught the imagination of the public like the BlackBerry KEYone has? Simple. …

Save $50 on the BlackBerry KEYone during BlackBerry's 24 hour sale starting tomorrow

Looking to save $50 on the BlackBerry KEYone? Starting tomorrow, October 18th, BlackBerry Mobile is offering the silver colored KEYone for $499.99. That is indeed $50 (or 9%) off the usual price. The deal is available from Amazon and Best Buy, and we have links to both retailers below. The one major caveat is that the sale runs for 24-hours only, from 1 am EDT on October 18th, to 12:59 am EDT on October 19th.

Keep in mind that this is not the Black Edition of the phone, which means that it will come with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage. The Black Edition, which features 4GB of RAM …

BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition comes to Canada next week

The BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition is not only dressed in Henry Ford’s favorite color, it also comes with a bump in specs compared to the regular version of the KEYone. Stuffed with 33% more RAM (4GB as opposed to 3GB) and twice the native storage (64GB compared to 32GB), the Black Edition of the KEYone will be available in Canada starting next week. The  higher spec’d variant of the surprise hit of the summer will be available from the Canadian websites belonging to Amazon, Walmart and Staples to name a few.

The two standout features of the KEYone are the phone’s physical keyboard, …

BlackBerry KEYone now offered online with alternate QWERTY layouts


One of the problems of owning a phone with a physical keyboard is that the layout of the keyboard can’t be changed. That was an issue addressed by Steve Jobs during the introduction of the original Apple iPhone back in January of 2007. Still, there are those in this day and age who remain fans of physical keyboards. And if they are lusting after the BlackBerry KEYone, but live in countries that use QWERTZ or AZERTY designed keyboards, BlackBerry is now offering the handset with alternate keyboard layouts.

European customers now have a choice of three layouts for the keyboard on the BlackBerry …

BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition not coming to the U.S.

Bad news for U.S. consumers who were hoping to get their mitts on the Black Edition of the BlackBerry KEYone. The enhanced version of the handset will not be sold in the states. With a fabulous QWERTY keyboard and spectacular battery life, the KEYone has been a surprise hit for BlackBerry Mobile. The Black Edition, which launched last month as an exclusive in India, not only gives the phone a sleek black look, it also increases the amount of RAM on the handset from 3GB to 4GB, a 33% increase. Native storage doubles from 32GB on the standard model to 64GB on the Black Edition.

At the end …

BlackBerry KEYone combines with Android Auto to keep your eyes on the road

When you have the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition in a car’s cockpit with you, it requires some will power to keep your eyes off of the dynamic looking black-hued handset, and to keep them on the road where they belong. No, we get it. The gorgeous physical QWERTY keyboard looks even more stunning in black. Heck, even those famous BlackBerry frets are covered in black.

Thankfully, as BlackBerry Mobile shows us in a new official video that was released today, the phone works with Android Auto which means that once you pair the phone to your car using Bluetooth, you can put it in your …

Space Black BlackBerry KEYone is exclusive to AT&T and it launches today

The BlackBerry KEYone is available from AT&T starting today, priced at $16.67 a month for 30 months. The handset comes in Space Black, a color that is exclusive to AT&T. In the states, both Sprint and AT&T are the only carriers offering the KEYone. The handset features a 4.5-inch Gorilla Glass 4 protected display with a resolution of 1080 x 1620. Under the hood you will find the Snapdragon 625 SoC carrying an octa-core CPU running at a 2GHz clock speed, with the Adreno 506 GPU inside.

The physical QWERTY keyboard is not only among the best ever attached to a smartphone, …

BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition stars in new official video

Yesterday, BlackBerry Mobile announced that it is expanding distribution of the Black Edition BlackBerry KEYone starting at the end of this month. Besides having a matte black finish that quickens the pulse of the average smartphone fan, the Black Edition of the KEYone gets a bump up in specs from 3GB of RAM to 4GB, and to 64GB of native storage from 32GB. Sure, it would have been nice for BlackBerry Mobile to have included an Ingress Protection certification rating. But as Mr. Jagger so eloquently put it, “You can’t always get what you want.”

This morning, BlackBerry Mobile produced …