BlackBerry KEYone now offered online with alternate QWERTY layouts


One of the problems of owning a phone with a physical keyboard is that the layout of the keyboard can't be changed. That was an issue addressed by Steve Jobs during the introduction of the original Apple iPhone back in January of 2007. Still, there are those in this day and age who remain fans of physical keyboards. And if they are lusting after the BlackBerry KEYone, but live in countries that use QWERTZ or AZERTY designed keyboards, BlackBerry is now offering the handset with alternate keyboard layouts.

European customers now have a choice of three layouts for the keyboard on the BlackBerry KEYone. Besides the usual QWERTY version, customers can order QWERTZ or AZERTY variants of the physical keyboard. The former is used in Central Europe, while the latter is employed in France.

The KEYone with an alternate keyboard layout is available from BlackBerry's new European online store priced at 599 EUR (equivalent to $717 USD at current exchange rates). Note that this is the same price charged for the QWERTY version of the phone. Accessories such as protective film and various cases are also available from the site. If interested, click on the sourcelink. The new European online BlackBerry store ships to 28 countries on the continent.

source: BlackBerry via CrackBerry

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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. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

More options usually means more demand. This is a good sign.

5. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

Yes, sir. i'm typing this from my KEYone right now. I hope and pray they include high end-ish specs in the next one (KEYtwo?) because it is a good device, albeit sluggish at times.

7. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Sluggish because you're throwing at it more than it's designed to handle or typical Android "app is not responding, would you like to wait or close it?"

8. Spider-man

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 25, 2015

Some sluggishness is expected when you are running with midrange specs.

12. MxyzptlkZ

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 01, 2017

No it doesn't. Having more options doesn't necessarily mean more demand.

13. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

You have no clue about the way BlackBerrys have been distributed in the past. More variants = more demand.

14. MxyzptlkZ

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 01, 2017

While that may be true for the past, that may not necessarily be the case for the present, pops.

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

The BlackBerry KEYone is clearly selling well since they're making more variants. BlackBerry Mobile/BlackBerry have a definite hit on their hands.

3. BuffaloSouce unregistered

If they release the Black Edition, not the one offered by AT&T, I will be more than happy to buy one instead of these overpriced $1000 phones

4. JohnGrant

Posts: 46; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

Why not buy a black one unlocked?

6. BuffaloSouce unregistered

I would but can't find it cheap enough right now. Its on Amazon has it for $799 and I refuse to buy anything off ebay

15. MxyzptlkZ

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 01, 2017

Not unlocked for all carriers.

9. Spider-man

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 25, 2015

Hey BlackBerry, why not just release the model that has the better storage option and more RAM?

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

11. Spider-man

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 25, 2015

Cool ok.

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