The best BlackBerry phone is available at Selfridges for £499

BlackBerry KeyOne now available in the UK, exclusively from Selfridges

I also liked numerous features that make the KEYone a BlackBerry, including the Convenience button located on the right side and the 52 programmable buttons.

It's been a couple of months since we heard anything about the KeyOne, but today BlackBerry is going public with information on the phone's availability in North America.

The BlackBerry KEYone will be on-sale in Canada and the us starting on May 31, 2017.

The new BlackBerry KeyOne will be available in both the USA and Canada from the 31st of May. BlackBerry 10, the operating system on the handset, was the company's last real effort, and, well, we know how that worked out.

The KeyOne is created to woo the hard-core BlackBerry fans to switch to Android.

The BlackBerry KEYone comes with the signature QWERTY keypad slider below the device, which also embeds a fingerprint sensor on the space-bar as well as capacitive touch on the entire keyboard for scrolling.




Preorders for the BlackBerry KEYone are set for May 18th, while the release date will be on May 31st.

In Canada, the smartphone will be available through Rogers, Bell, SaskTel and Telus for C$199 on a 2-year contract.

The KEYone is a big deal for the nascent BlackBerry Mobile brand, which is putting a considerable amount of marketing power behind the phone. TCL claims the phone supports 26 hours of mixed use, with 50 per cent of the battery being charged in 36 minutes. As expected, BlackBerry Apps come pre-loaded on the device including BlackBerry Keyboard, BlackBerry Hub and DTEK by BlackBerry. KEYone runs Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box and also comes with BlackBerry's own suite of security applications.

Canadians will be able to buy a new BlackBerry-branded smartphone with a physical keyboard starting next month. On the back is a 12MP camera, while the front houses the 8MP shooter. It also possesses some new features like a new shortcut assigned to every key of the given keyboard.

At the core of this new BlackBerry smartphone is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 mobile platform with the Qualcomm® Adreno™ 506 GPU.

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