BlackBerry KEYone and BlackBerry Motion are now Android Enterprise recommended

BlackBerry's last two handsets, the KEYone and the Motion, were better received by consumers than the previous two models ( the DTEK50 and DTEK60. In fact, with its gorgeous physical QWERTY keyboard and spectacular battery life, the KEYone was one of the most underrated phones of 2017. The Motion is equipped with several features that are new to BlackBerry users, such as an IP67 certification rating. This allows the phone to be submerged in water to a depth of nearly 5 feet, for as long as 30-minutes, and emerge unscathed. The Motion is also the first 'Berry to carry dual SIM slots and a 4000mAh battery.

Both the KEYone and the Motion are now Android Enterprise recommended. To get on this list, a phone must be powered by Android Nougat or higher and have the following minimum specs:

Storage-32 GB
Battery life-8+ hours (active)
Camera-front 2MP, back 10MP

Corporations looking to purchase a fleet of smartphones can start their search by looking at the models that are Android Enterprise recommended. And these devices have regular security updates sent out every 90-days for a three-year length of time. They also are guaranteed to receive at least one additional major OS update. That means that both the KEYone and Motion will be updated to Android Oreo.

For more information about Android Enterprise recommended handsets, click on the video at the top of this story.

source: AndroidEnterprise via CrackBerry

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1. meanestgenius

Posts: 22505; Member since: May 28, 2014

Awesome to see that the BlackBerry KEYᵒⁿᵉ and BlackBerry Motion are on the list of Android Enterprose Recommended smartphones. Considering that these devices were made with security and enterprises in mind first, it’s really a no-brainer. Also glad to see the Nokia 8 on the list as well (Nokia is my all time favorite Smartphone OEM). With the way that they’ve kept up with their monthly security updates (sometimes even beating Google to the punch), and with how it fits the bill as far as the rest of the criteria is concerned, that’s pretty much a no-brainer as well. Security updates are more important than full OS updates, IMO. Your Smartphone can have the latest and greatest Smartphone OS on it, but if it doesn’t have the latest security update, it’s far too vulnerable to viruses, malware, etc. Certain OEM’s also provide new features and smooth out performance with their security updates (BlackBerry and HMD/Nokia, for example), so that’s a plus. I’m glad to see BlackBerry and HMD/Nokia are committed to monthly security updates. Which leads me to this next part: I see that part of the criteria for having your smartphone Android Enterprise Recommended is commiting to security updates for three years. That’s aweaome to know that decvices like the KEYᵒⁿᵉ and Motion will get three years support of the ever important security updates. What’s not so great is that to make the list, you only have to commit to releasing the updates every 90 days. That’s not cool at all, and I’m glad that my favorites, BlackBerry and HMD/Nokia, are committed to releasing the security updates every month, as opposed to every three months. Kudos to them for that.


Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

What you say about BlackBerry and HMD/Nokia and security update is true, Meanestgenius. They stick to monthly security update, which is more important than os version update. Os version can be at its highest, but if security update is not, your phone will be more prone to attack from malicious content.

2. NewroticSlob

Posts: 182; Member since: May 09, 2013

Go Berry!

3. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3166; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

That was a no-brainer.

4. jplightning

Posts: 312; Member since: Nov 04, 2016

So lit to see BlackBerry smartphones on this list, but like it’s already been said, this was a straight no-brainer. BlackBerry smartphones are made for enterprise, and to get ‘ish done.

6. Venom

Posts: 3826; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Blackberry is enterprise pretty much.


Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

Agree with you, jplightning. BlackBerry Phone are for productivity, which are best for enterprise.

10. jplightning

Posts: 312; Member since: Nov 04, 2016

MD to the CHO, you ain’t never lie. Always dope to talk to like minded, possitive people like you and a few others here. You peeps are the ones I’ll always respond to and have a convo with. Anyone else is just #WastingTheirTimeIn2018.

5. Venom

Posts: 3826; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

This is good news for the few people still holding on to blackberry because security on Android is fairly important. Granted, blackberry has a best when it comes to security and security updates, but it still lags far behind Google when it comes to Android updates and that might be a turn off for some people.


Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

For enterprise, which is what article is about, no one will be “turn off” by KEYone and Motion not having latest os on it. Enterprise buy phone for security and ease of use in security-laden environment, not for which os version it has. Even most average consumer is not sure which os version they use on their phone, and many do not even bother to update.

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