BlackBerry KEYone Released at Mobile World Congress – New Zealand 2017

BlackBerry KEYone is the latest smart device revealed by the globally recognised brand. Only a few years ago, Blackberry sold roughly 5 million devices a month. Their latest smartphone, however, has no such hopes. While Blackberry now uses the Android OS, their newest device has some key differences compared to other phones.

Set with a 4.5-inch touchscreen and 12-megapixel camera, the BlackBerry KEYone also has a ‘thumb-friendly’ keyboard. The innovative ‘qwerty’ keyboard Blackberry made famous is also backlit, for added convenience.

BlackBerry KEYone – New Zealand

More Reveals at the Mobile World Congress

Blackberry was one of many brands to reveal their product at the MWC. Brands like LG, Huawei, and Sony also launched their phones at the event. The Congress was held in Barcelona from 27 February to 2 March and saw over 2300 brands showcase their technology. From connected cars to virtual reality, every form of tech was on display.

Following the announcement of Samsung’s Galaxy 8, makes it a little difficult for this phone to appeal to a mass market. The Samsung Galaxy 8, after all, will ‘unbox your world.’ BlackBerry KEYone happily stays in their box while marketed only to ‘professionals’ and people who would appreciate their features.

BlackBerry KEYone Sales

The new handset will only be on sale in May in Australia, but current reviews are promising due to other features. Included in the physical keyboard is a touch-optimised scrolling feature. So you don’t have to touch your phone to scroll and access your apps. Blackberry has also included a split screen which allows you to text while going through your favourite apps.

The usual BlackBerry messenger and app combining calendar are yet another great addition to this device. If you’ve been longing for those physical keyboards of yesteryear, this is a great option. Check out some great online casinos for your Android operated Blackberry here.