BlackBerry Mobile Livestream from Mobile World Congress 2017
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Previously known as the Blackberry Mercury, when teased at CES, Blackberry and TCL have given the device a much worse name, the KEYone, and unfortunately thats not the last disappointment about the device which we’ll get to now.
One of the biggest mysteries about the KEYone back in its Mercury days, was we didn’t know what specs it had, well now we do and they’re most definitely nothing to be impressed with, just stating that it’s powered by a Snapdragon 625 with 3GB of RAM should tell the story clear enough.
Everything else we already knew remains, such as the spacebar which doubles as a Fingerprint scanner, the square 4.5-inch display at 1620 x 1080, all of which displays upon Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
Question is though, who is the KEYone for? Well, considering the device is still expected to have a heavty price-tag, we’re honestly not sure. Naturally, with the DTEK security suite and the Blackberry brand still behind it, you’d expect it to be the business phone of 2017, though even in the Blackberry world you can get a DTEK60 for $100 less, and we’re not sure how far a physical keyboard can really take you after that, but it’s here for you to either want, or ignore.
More of those specifications, as we mentioned a Snapdragon 625 with 3GB of RAM, 32GB inbuilt storage with microSD Card expansion. 12MP rear Camera (same sensor from the Pixel) with an 8MP front camera and Quick Charge 3.0 through USB-C to juice up the 3,505mAh battery.