BlackBerry, the once colossal mobile maker has found it difficult in the past few years. The company has stuck to its guns in certain aspects and is slowly carving out a niche audience for its Android-powered smartphones. The latest in its portfolio is the BlackBerry KEY2 which was launched on June 7th. It now appears that the device could soon launch in India as the BlackBerry KEYone received a price cut.
Launched in India in August 2017 at a price of Rs 39999, the KEYone was a unique offering. The smartphone is now retailing for Rs 33975 after receiving a price cut of Rs 6024. This usually hints at the launch of a successor and considering the KEY2 was recently launched, [...]
BlackBerry KEY2 will be the next Android smartphone by the Canadian smartphone maker. The company’s BlackBerry KEYone had a nice design and the physical keyboard was appreciated by many. However, its price in India was steep and devices like the OnePlus 5T offered more value for money. With the KEY2, BlackBerry would want to rectify that shortcoming and launch the KEY2 at a much more affordable price than its predecessor.
Evan Blass, one of the most trusted smartphone leakers on Twitter has released a few images revealing the design of the BlackBerry KEY2. Apart from that, he recently tweeted an image of the specs sheet of the KEY2, leaving nothing to the imagination of [...]
BlackBerry has confirmed that its new Android device, the BlackBerry KEY2 will launch on June 7th. The company took to Twitter to release a small teaser clip of the KEY2 revealing the design and some key aspects of the soon to be launched smartphone. Just like the KEYone, the new KEY2 will also feature a full-fledged physical keyboard. The bezels also appear to be similar to the ones found on the KEYone.
One of the biggest upgrades with BlackBerry KEY2 will be in the camera department. In the video, it is clearly visible that the smartphone from BlackBerry will feature a dual-camera setup on the rear. The back of the device also has a different finish. It doesn’t [...]
BlackBerry, once one of the most famous phone makers in the world has endured rough few years since the emergence of Android and iOS. The company tried competing with the behemoths using its own BlackBerryOS but, faltered. The company then adopted Android OS and gave it its own to launch smartphones like the BlackBerry KEYone. The Canadian smartphone maker will launch a follow-up to its famous Android device, the BlackBerry KEY2 on June 7th.
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The company took to Twitter to announce the launch event. The launch event will take place on June 7th in New York [...]
Recently, smartphone makers have started to promote their devices with a new terminology. Companies like Nokia and Motorola use the term, Android Enterprise Recommended. This new moniker holds a lot of significance. But, should you care? And is it relevant to the Indian market? Let’s find out!The Definition
Android Enterprise Recommended is a new certification given by Google for the Android-powered smartphones. Subsequently, the devices have to meet the elevated enterprise requirements validated by Google. Interestingly, this is applicable even for non-stock OS running smartphones.Minimum requirements to enrol under [...]
BlackBerry is all set to launch three new smartphones in the coming days. According to a recent leak, these phones come with code name Athena, Luna, and Uni. After years of dominating the smartphone market along with Nokia, BlackBerry has gone off the rails. WIth another set of Android devices, the company would want to establish a strong foothold.
In the last couple of years, the company has launched smartphones like the BlackBerry Priv, BlackBerry KeyOne, and BlackBerry Passport. Now, the company is all set to refresh this lineup with these newer offerings. These devices are expected to be officially launched at the upcoming MWC 2018 in Barcelona.
WIPO has published [...]
BlackBerry has been the flag bearer of sorts when it comes to Android phones with a physical keyboard. In early 2017, BlackBerry launched the KEYone with a physical keyboard and mid-range specifications. It looks like a successor to the KEYone is on the cards for the Canadian company.
The name of the device in question is “QUALCOMM BBF100-1”. As a reference, the BlackBerry Motion model number is BBD-100-X while the BlackBerry KEYone has the model number BBB100-X where X is a number depending on the region. According to the listing, the alleged BlackBerry KEYone successor will run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset. [...]
BlackBerry has launched its 2017 flagship device the Limited Edition BlackBerry KEYone Black in India at a price of Rs. 39990.
The main feature of BlackBerry KEYone is the back-lit touch enabled physical keyboard which is reminiscent of the old BlackBerry but with new-age functions and capabilities. The KEYone runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset and 4GB RAM. The BlackBerry KEYone Limited Edition Black has 64GB of internal storage, as opposed to the original Keyone which had only 32GB, the storage can be expanded up to 2TB (when supported) via a microSD card. As opposed to the Keyone manufactured by TCL this model has dual sim capabilities and has been made by by Optiemus [...]
The BlackBerry KEYone was recently launched at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona. The company did not reveal about the global release date or availability of the BlackBerry KEYone, however, maintained that the smartphone will be available in select markets from April 2017. The availability of the KEYone in the Indian market will be much later, around June 2017.
However, an E-commerce website in India has leaked the price at which the BlackBerry KEYone will be available in the Indian market. The price, though, could simply be a placeholder for when BlackBerry launches the KEYone in India and officially announces the price. The website has listed [...]
The BlackBerry KEYone was unveiled as the first big announcement of the Mobile World Congress (MWC). The device, codenamed Mercury, was earlier speculated to be called Blackberry DTEK70.
The KEYone has a 4.5-inch full HD IPS LCD display and 3:2 aspect ratio with a 1620 x 1080 px resolution. The phone from the Canadian company has a solid fit and sleek finish. The screen is covered with Gorilla Glass 4 protection, with the aluminium-touch. The KEYone has a 12 MP camera, which uses a 1.55 micron-px Sony sensor similar to the Google Pixel. The phone has a 8 MP front-facing snapper with a wide-angle lens.
The physical keyboard below the BlackBerry KEYone’s screen is [...]