BlackBerry KEYone features fingerprint scanner built in to the QWERTY keyboard's space bar
In a press release that BlackBerry disseminated today, the company said that Fingerprint's touch sensor FPC1145 offers high performance with a small form factor providing "lightning fast authentication." The BlackBerry KEYone is the second 'Berry to feature a fingerprint scanner following the inclusion of the feature on the DTEK60. BlackBerry says that the FPC1145 sensor employed on the KEYone is a revolutionary robust fingerprint sensor that works with both dry or wet fingers.
The BlackBerry KEYone will be released in April, priced at $549 USD. The company is accepting registrations that will alert those interested when the phone will be available to be pre-ordered.
The keyboard will feature flick typing, on-screen navigation using the QWERTY as a touchpad, and single-letter shortcuts.