BlackBerry KEYone sets new record for pre-orders of a BlackBerry device at Rogers

BlackBerry KEYone sets new record for pre-orders of a BlackBerry device at Rogers
Tweets sent out Friday by Steve Cistulli, President and GM of TCL Communication, revealed just how eagerly anticipated the BlackBerry KEYone is, at least in Canada. The executive said that the KEYone set a new record for the number of pre-orders received by Canadian carrier Rogers for any BlackBerry device. Cistulli also had a message for U.S. consumers interested in the BlackBerry KEYone. He said that on May 31st, when the KEYone launches in the U.S., it will be in stock and available through "different retail channels."

There are two features of the BlackBerry KEYone that consumers have fixated on. One is the physical QWERTY keyboard, which is a major improvement over the one on the BlackBerry Priv slider. The other is the long battery life, which is due to the energy sipping Snapdragon 625 chipset in combination with the 3505mAh battery on board.

Rogers was among the first carriers to offer BlackBerry service in Canada back in 1999. With that in mind, the record number of  pre-orders garnered by the carrier for the BlackBerry KEYone bodes well for sales of the device in the country. In the states, unlocked GSM and CDMA versions of the handset will be available this coming Tuesday,  priced at $549. Later this summer, the KEYone will be offered through U.S. carriers including Sprint. As more information is released about U.S. availability, we will pass it along to you.


source: @SteveCistulli 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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20 Comments

1. IndianRoyalKing unregistered

When is this launching in India? Any info on price and release date?

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 21985; Member since: May 28, 2014

2. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Ditching my nonsmart of a smartphone S7 Edge and ordering the K1 on day one. I'm hoping Amazon will have it because two day shipping.

4. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Ditching my nonsmart of a smartphone S7 Edge"... That's funny, I'll give you that.

11. midge27

Posts: 46; Member since: Oct 19, 2014

"Ditching my nonsmart s7 edge that has terrible battery life, no universal inbox, no programmable shortcuts, no qwerty navigation, is super fragile, slippery but has a huge marketing budget."

19. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

The S7 edge has terrible battery life? Even PhoneArena's battery chart says otherwise.

3. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

This handset looks so good. I also kind of want to buy one now.

5. nowuseeme

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 13, 2014

Where are you from ? I can get good deals on blackberry phones. Not too many people are interested in buying though

17. IndianRoyalKing unregistered

Can you get me a good deal in India?

18. IndianRoyalKing unregistered

I currently can it much cheaper in dubai , but the Indian Version is (as far as i know ) the only place in the world to get 4GB ram and Dual sim with memory card option and Volte.

21. nowuseeme

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 13, 2014

Yes , i can get you a decent discount on bb devices pretty much in most countries. email me at 21lucky7 at gmil. com . You'll need to order it directly from your offical blackberry website itself . ill give you a code in which youll get discount from the website itself or theyll refund to your bank account in 2 weeks. max discount i can get is 25% . this quarter i can get for 4 devices. so im buying 1. rest 3 i can give to anyone who needs.

6. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Kudos BB, good to see a Canadian tech firm gaining success in such a saturated market. Albeit, this phone just isn't for me.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 21985; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nice! Awesome to see there is such demand for the BlackBerry KEYone. Can't wait to get mine.

8. Babert

Posts: 165; Member since: May 08, 2013

now that the KEWONE has great preorder, I hope BB continue the trend and make multiple variations with slight differences and configurations. i think there is a great amount of people interested at this concept. although it's a great phone but IMHO the price is a little high for the configuration. P.S please don't argue that's my opinion!

10. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

Relax. Nobody going to argue with you for your opinion. You are not trolling. The one who like to troll and hide it behind the word "opinion" will be here soon enough. He most likely going to respond your comment or mine. You will see who he is.

22. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

I respect your opinion. Unlike some people, you aren't in everyone's face throwing a tantrum just because they don't like the device you like.

23. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

See? I hit the nail on the head. Here is biggest troll^^crybaby mxyzptlk using fake account on BlackBerry article, taking cheap shot and is always crying in someone face when they support BlackBerry and point out his trolling. P.S. He will respond saying that I am someone else in effort to deflect from the truth that he is mxyzptlk using fake account.

25. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

No one said anything to you, meanest. Why are you even picking a fight in the first place?

26. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

You can keep calling me Meanestgenius. Nobody believe that lie you say. But everybody know you are mxyzptlk. And no one say anything to you either, mxyzptlk. Why you take cheap shot trying to get someone attention to pick a fight in the first place?

14. JcHnd

Posts: 280; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Awesome! I hope they do very well everywhere else! :D

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