BlackBerry KEYone release date in the US is May 31, carrier availability in tow

BlackBerry KEYone release date in the US is May 31, carrier availability in tow
The BlackBerry KEYone is on top of everyone's mind these days, or at least on those who want to buck the trend, break the Apple-Samsung duopoly, and all around look hip and nonconformist. It's 2017, so a handset with a physical keyboard does stand out, and the KEYone is on top of that decked out well in terms of specs, and has a premium metal design to boot. Thankfully, it also runs Android now, so all of the apps you are used to, will be safe and secure on it.

BlackBerry is giving a 4.5" 1080p display, a frugal, but powerful Snapdragon 625 chipset, a 12 MP camera with large pixels, and a hearty 3500 mAh juicer that promises amazing battery life with these specs. The Snapdragon chipset means that the KEYone has a broadband modem that can cover both GSM and CDMA carriers, and BlackBerry just confirmed so, telling us that it plans to release unlocked variants to go on sale in the US starting May 31. 

In addition, the BlackBerry KEYone is also coming to carrier portfolios, with Sprint confirmed to be in the mix, later in the summer. BlackBerry told us that it will have more carrier availability details in the next few weeks before the official launch date in May. Any takers?

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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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136 Comments

1. ishaqthkr

Posts: 155; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Proper businessman looking smartphone, so sexy

2. Subie

Posts: 2295; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Mxy, you got you're wish this time. It will be available unlocked with CDMA capability.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

It won't be enough for him. He's still going to complain about it. He's already been doing it.

9. jplightning

Posts: 312; Member since: Nov 04, 2016

An' not a lie ta be found in sight in ya comment, big homie.

11. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

That's the actual factual, my dude.

14. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Talking to yourself?

20. jplightning

Posts: 312; Member since: Nov 04, 2016

Nah, I'm talkin' ta ya internet crush. Ya got the big homie MG so deep in ya peanut brain that ya think he's err'body ya come across.

28. Mxyzptlk unregistered

MG literally is in your brain because you are him, Mr. Hyde.

41. jplightning

Posts: 312; Member since: Nov 04, 2016

Ya literally on MG's eggplant 'cause ya can't help but think err'body is him that ya go against. He really got ya all twisted in the head, batmite.

48. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're in denial, sausage lover.

57. jplightning

Posts: 312; Member since: Nov 04, 2016

Ya definitely talkin' 'bout yaself, eggplant lover.

64. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Nah, I think I'm talking about you, cornball.

73. jplightning

Posts: 312; Member since: Nov 04, 2016

Nah, I know ya talkin' about yaself, and ya so salty about it.

75. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No, I'm talking about the one who is another personality, you.

88. jplightning

Posts: 312; Member since: Nov 04, 2016

Yup, ya talkin' ta yaself.

93. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No I'm talking to two accounts ran by the same idiot.

104. jplightning

Posts: 312; Member since: Nov 04, 2016

Then ya definitely talkin' ta yaself, cornball.

109. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're done, jpmeanest.

119. jplightning

Posts: 312; Member since: Nov 04, 2016

Ya lame, cornball mxyzbatmite.

122. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Ya exposed, cornball jpmeanest.

134. jplightning

Posts: 312; Member since: Nov 04, 2016

Ya been exposed, salty mxyzbatmite.

13. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Why thank you, Mxy. I'm pretty sure that you know what I was thinking. You are so informed. /sarcasm

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, the pain at my telling the truth is so real.

27. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The only pain that is real is the bumburned pain you and your alias feel.

35. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, denial is not just a river in Egypt, thanks to you.

43. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Just like you are in denial of the Galaxy S8 release causing the KeyONE to be delayed.

51. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Really? Provide a link stating that's the reason, as opposed to posting conjecture. Don't worry, I'll wait....

59. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You provide me the numbers proving that it was delayed because of demand. Again, I was speaking hypothetically. You're just mad because it's a possible truth over the massive demand that isn't really there.

67. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

The burden of proof is on you. You're the one that made the post that was full of conjecture, so provide the post backing up your statement. You're just bumburned that people want to buy the KEYone, further proving your hate for BlackBerry.

78. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I never said anything about people not wanting to buy the KeyONE. I said hypothetically I think the delay was caused by the release of the Galaxy S8. You're just mad because you can't provide the numbers for the KeyONE supposed demand that led to it being delayed.

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