BlackBerry KeyOne Android Phone Launched: All You Need to Know | February 26, 2017, 7:04 AM IST
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BlackBerry announced its next Android smartphone called BlackBerry KeyOne in an exclusive pre-MWC launch event in Barcelona. The smartphone, which was earlier dubbed as BlackBerry Mercury, was leaked hours before its launch, revealing the specs along with the confirmed name KeyOne.

The BlackBerry KeyOne comes with smart QWERTY keypad with loads of goodies by the company on the software and security aspects. However, the device is made by TCL.
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Feb 26, 2017 12:27 am (IST)

The BlackBerry KeyOne smartphone. 

Feb 26, 2017 12:17 am (IST)

The BlackBerry KeyOne is priced at $549 or approximately Rs 36,585. 

Feb 26, 2017 12:14 am (IST)

The BlackBerry KeyOne will be available globally starting April.

Feb 26, 2017 12:14 am (IST)

BlackBerry KeyOne specs: 

Android 7.1 Nougat
4.5-inch scratch-resistant IPS LCD display (1620 x 1080p)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
12MP rear, Sony IMX378 sensor, 4K video, f/2.0
8MP front camera
32 GB + microSD
3,505 mAh (non-removable)
Quick Charge 3.0

Feb 26, 2017 12:13 am (IST)

BlackBerry KeyOne ensures that both personal and enterprise data is secured and private. 

Feb 26, 2017 12:11 am (IST)

The BlackBerry KeyOne Android phone is also powered by the DTEK app, which was first released with the Priv. 

Feb 26, 2017 12:10 am (IST)

We are comiited with TCL to release monthly Android security updates: Thurber

Feb 26, 2017 12:09 am (IST)

Alex Thurber of BlackBerry will now talk about the security features of the KeyOne. 

Feb 26, 2017 12:09 am (IST)

The BlackBerry promises a lot on the battery front and is also powered by Quick Charge 3.0. 

Feb 26, 2017 12:07 am (IST)

Pete Lancia, VP Qualcomm is now on stage. The BlackBerry KeyOne is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC. 

Feb 26, 2017 12:06 am (IST)

The KeyOne comes with BlackBerry Hub. All messages are unified in one inbox. 

Feb 26, 2017 12:05 am (IST)

BlackBerry Keyone is aimed at people who are always busy texting, writing emails, etc. 

Feb 26, 2017 12:04 am (IST)

BlackBerry KeyOne comes with the latest version of Android Nougat. 

Feb 26, 2017 12:03 am (IST)

Just  type B on the keypad to access Browser or F for Facebook. 

Feb 26, 2017 12:02 am (IST)

The keypad acts like a trackpad as well. Quite impressive. 

Feb 25, 2017 11:53 pm (IST)

And the event has started. CrackBerry Kevin is on stage. 

Feb 25, 2017 11:51 pm (IST)

The BlackBerry KeyOne smartphone will come with a 4.5-inch display in 3:2 aspect ratio. 

Feb 25, 2017 11:40 pm (IST)

The BlackBerry KeyOne QWERTY Android phone is expected to come with a special Space bar which will double as a fingerprint scanner. Stay tuned as the event is expected to start very soon.  

Feb 25, 2017 11:34 pm (IST)

The event is about to begin shortly. People are taking their seats. 

Feb 25, 2017 11:13 pm (IST)

The BlackBerry KeyOne MWC 2017 launch event in Barcelona is scheduled to start at 11:30PM IST. Stay tuned to this space.  

BlackBerry KeyOne Android Phone Launched: All You Need to Know
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China's TCL Corporation had in January released a video teaser of Blackberry's upcoming smartphone with a physical keyboard as it will initially sell and promote the smartphone.

What has been underlined in the licensing agreement between BlackBerry and TCL Communication Technology Holdings in December last year, the latter owns the right to make and sell BlackBerry-branded smartphones in all countries except Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and India.

Here are all the details of the smartphone.

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