BlackBerry KEYone now available in physical Sprint retail stores


Sprint is the carrier to go in the United States if you are looking for exotic phones. The nation's fourth largest mobile operator also sells the newest BlackBerry KeyOne phone, one of very few in 2017 to have a full QWERTY keyboard.

But up until now, you could only buy the BlackBerry KeyOne online, and you could not find it in Sprint's physical retail stores. This changes today, as the carrier is bringing the phone to its network of brick and mortar stores, and you can just walk in and get yours.

The BlackBerry KeyOne is a 4.5-inch phone with a 1620 x 1080 pixel resolution, the battery-savvy Snapdragon 625 system chip and with Android 7.0 Nougat on board. It's got 3GB of RAM, 32 gigs of native storage with a microSD card option, and a 3,505 mAh battery. The full retail price of the phone is set at $528, considerably less than the iPhones and Galaxies at Sprint. 

Keep in mind that the KeyOne only uses the BlackBerry brand name, but is not actually made by Research In Motion, the company behind the famed 'Berries of the past. It is made by China-based TCL that has partnered for some key features with BlackBerry.

You can check out our full BlackBerry KeyOne review here.

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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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17 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 21779; Member since: May 28, 2014

The Sprint version is a little cheaper. Nice. Awesome handset. Just recently got mine (not from Sprint) and I'm thoroughly enjoying it.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

How's the battery life MG

11. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

2. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3123; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Well I guess BlackBerry put in CDMA radios after all. What are the haters gonna say now?

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 21779; Member since: May 28, 2014

That it's not universally unlocked as opposed to making two variants, even though either one serves the purpose just fine for those on GSM and CDMA networks, respectively. When CDMA is dead and gone in just a few short years, I wonder what their argument will be then?

5. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Why make two variants when one that has support for ALL carriers is the better way to go? Honestly you are so conceited that it's utterly hilarious watching you try and downplay something that would benefit consumers.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 21779; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, all I got from you "waaaaaaa, waaaaaaaa, waaaaaaa". Why complain about something that you have zero intentions of ever buying? And why complain when they've actually done their part and still provided a variant for each carrier, no matter GSM or CDMA? They didn't leave any users out as far as CDMA and GSM are concerned, so you're really here just to cry and troll. Honestly, you're such a troll and megalomaniac that you'd never acknowledge that there is absolutely nothing wrong with BlackBerry Mobile providing two variants, since they serve the needs of both GSM and CDMA consumers, respectively.

9. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

First of all, how do you know that I'm not going to buy it? You don't know a thing about what I want to buy or not buy. Second of all, it's my freaking opinion. What gives you the right to tell me that I can't wish for one unified version? You're the one who is a troll and megalomaniac because you are pouting like a child just because I voiced my opinion on having a version with ALL carrier bands. You are not the only one who uses a smartphone, so get over it.

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 21779; Member since: May 28, 2014

First of all, EVERYONE knows you're not going to buy it. You've already mentioned how you don't like pkb's, and it's a BlackBerry, something you troll to no end, so cut the BS. Second of all, I don't give a sht about your trolling opinion. If you can't take me challenging what you say on an open forum, get off the internet. It's that simple. Lol, stop projecting. You're the one that came here crying and complaining a two year old that got his pacifier taken from him, and all over something that you have no intention of ever buying. They didn't leave out ANY consumers by making two variants, so stop making an issue out of nothing, and stop crying because I'm challenging what you say. You don't use a smartphone at all, so get over it.

14. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

So in other words, you're just talking out of your rear end again? You don't know what I'm going to buy or not buy. Of course you don't. You attack what I say just because it's me who said it. You only say open forum when it's convenient for you because you are a hypocrite. You are the only one making an issue out of it. Just because I said that they should have just released one version with all carrier bands. Only someone as conceited and one sided as you would disagree with it just because I was the one who said it. Prove that I don't.

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 21779; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, triggered because I told the truth about you? I know you're not buying any device that doesn't have an Apple logo on the back, and I already proved that you don't own Android devices like the Nexus 6P (which you posted a photoshopped pic of on your Imgur account that you took down when I called you out on it. You then lied and said that you never said that you owned a Nexus 6P and got called out for that lie by several people on a recent article) and the Galaxy S device that you lied about owning. You cry about me challenging you in an open forum, but deflect when you constantly attack darkk and tedkord on other articles, as well as me. You're a liar and the biggest hypocrite on this site. You're just making an excuse for your incessant trolling of BlackBerry and making up an issue when there really is none. I proved that they didn't leave any consumers out by providing a GSM and a CDMA version, and you're crying like a baby because of it. Conceit has nothing to do with it, you're just making excuses and crying because I don't agree with you. Prove that you do.

4. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

It's a win for the customer because what if they wanted to take their phone to another carrier? Just because you may not see the benefit of a phone with support for all carriers doesn't mean someone else won't. I commend Apple, Google, and finally Samsung for doing just that.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 21779; Member since: May 28, 2014

See what I mean, lol. Even though BlackBerry Mobile has the consumer's interest in mind by making CDMA models for both Verizon and Sprint, the haters will still complain, and that's even with CDMA dying a slow a death. Can't please everyone, that's for sure. Especially the haters that have zero intentions of picking up a BlackBerry device in the first place. They're just here to cry, complain, btch and moan.

10. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

No, I don't "see what you mean." All I see is you attacking and complaining, as usual. And you take indirect potshots because you are too afraid to say what you have to say directly. I already gave you a compelling reason why a version with ALL carrier bands is more beneficial than having separate versions for each carrier.

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 21779; Member since: May 28, 2014

I wasn't talking to you, and you're an idiot, so it's obvious you wouldn't "see what I mean". All I see is you trolling and crying, as usual. And cut the BS, no one here is afraid of a cowardly keyboard warrior like you. I already gave you a compelling reason as to why it's not necessary, but if you still don't get it, you never will.

15. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Don't give me that sht. Don't insult my intelligence because we both know what you were getting at. All I see is you being your usual self by attacking what I said just because I said it and you disagreed with it. You are afraid of me. Don't be a liar in denial. No you did not.

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 21779; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, you don't have an iota of intelligence to insult, so no foul there. All I see is you being your usual troll self by attacking BlackBerry and crying when someone points out the obvious concerning you and when they disagree with you. Lol, you're a btch@$$ cowardly keyboard warrior. NO ONE is afraid of you. Admit it and be done with it. Yes I did.

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