BlackBerry KEYone combines with Android Auto to keep your eyes on the road



When you have the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition in a car's cockpit with you, it requires some will power to keep your eyes off of the dynamic looking black-hued handset, and to keep them on the road where they belong. No, we get it. The gorgeous physical QWERTY keyboard looks even more stunning in black. Heck, even those famous BlackBerry frets are covered in black.

Thankfully, as BlackBerry Mobile shows us in a new official video that was released today, the phone works with Android Auto which means that once you pair the phone to your car using Bluetooth, you can put it in your pocket. Out of sight, out of mind. You can now concentrate on your driving without being distracted.

The Black Edition of the BlackBerry KEYone features 64GB of native storage, twice the amount as the original model. While the latter is equipped with 3GB of RAM, the newer variant sports 4GB of the stuff.

The Black Edition BlackBerry KEYone will start rolling out in selected markets starting in the third quarter. While North America is one of the regions that will get the phone, there is no word yet on whether that will include the U.S. If you need a black hued BlackBerry KEYone and you live in the U.S., you can purchase the Space Black KEYone from AT&T right now. Priced at $16.67 a month over 30 months, this version of the KEYone does resemble the Black Edition on the outside, but contains the original 3GB of RAM and 32GB  of native storage inside.

No matter which KEYone you end up with, both models will work with Android Auto. Check it out by clicking on the video at the top of the story.

source: BlackBerryMobile

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KEYone
  • Display 4.5" 1080 x 1620 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3505 mAh

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15 Comments

1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Android Auto all the way! Good to see another OEM onboard.

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 22522; Member since: May 28, 2014

Cool. I wonder how compatible it would be with a QNX enabled vehicle, if at all? Waiting for a certain someone to come and spin this into a negative because it's a BlackBerry device.

3. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3168; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Like waiting for the next train in NYC. Give it a few minutes.

5. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

I ride the train every night.

6. andynaija

Posts: 1265; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Clap for yourself.

11. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

;) What can I say, I'm just that good.

8. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3168; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Like clockwork.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 22522; Member since: May 28, 2014

You called it.

4. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

See this is what blackberry should focus on. Software and services. I don't think they have what it takes to stay in hardware. The muddled keyone launch is proof of that.

7. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3168; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Right Captain Obvious. BlackBerry figured it out without the help of your astute observations over a year ago. That's why TCL has been handling the hardware end of things since the DTEK50 (3 devices ago). Speaking of proof, how was that launch muddled except in your fairyland world called Butthurtia?

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 22522; Member since: May 28, 2014

It's incredible how he has yet to grasp the fact that BlackBerry is no longer involved with smartphone hardware of any kind, and that software and services is what they focus on. And if he responds and says that he's aware of it, then he'll only be confirming what we already know, which is the fact that he's just been trolling BlackBerry articles all along. And it's hilarious that he thinks that the KEYone launch was muddled, when it's been selling so well since its launch that it's still selling out.

12. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

It's incredible how in denial you are lol. You just don't want to face the truth and it triggers you so much. Blackberry is no longer in the hardware market whenever it's convenient for you. That's just your way to move that goalpost back further. And unless you have some proof to support the KeyONE being a success, I'm going to say no.

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 22522; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao! You're the only one in denial here. BlackBerry isn't in the hardware market PERIOD, whether it's convenient or not. This is a researchable FACT. The only reason why you choose to remain in denial about and refuse to the research yourself is because then you'll have less to troll them about. You keep wanting to change the facts to suit your false narrative, but it doesn't work like that. You have no idea how much of a trolling, ignorant idiot you look like believing that BlackBerry is still in the hardware business, when there are a plethora of articles that say otherwise. It won't matter how may articles I list to back myself up, you'll still sit here and try to say that the KEYone isn't successful. Thankfully, the truth and the facts don't need your approval to be what they are.

13. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Blackberry still has some say in their outsourced hardware business.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 22522; Member since: May 28, 2014

BlackBerry does not build/manufacture, market, or distribute hardware anymore. Get over it and join the rest of us in the present.

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