BlackBerry Keyboard app receives an update

BlackBerry user? If so, you might want to know about the latest update to the BlackBerry Keyboard app. While the company is known for the physical QWERTY keyboard found on some of its models, more recently the BlackBerry KEYone, the BlackBerry virtual keyboard also has some great attributes including flick typing. Remember, this app is found in the Google Play Store which should tell you that those toting a BB10 powered 'Berry can't use it. Only Android powered BlackBerry handsets are compatible with this Keyboard app.

So what changes are included with the update? Glad you asked. You can now use the slideboard even when Type by Swiping is enabled. The slideboard allows you to swipe left or right on the keyboard to reveal a couple of panels. Swipe to one side to see quick phrases that you can use while texting; swiping to the other side reveals a numbers pad and some widely used characters. In addition, the flick typing feature that allows users to flick up suggested words and have them included in their messages, can now be used by those typing in Chinese (Pinyin) or Japanese. Lastly, the update includes the usual stability fixes and minor enhancements.

If you don't have the BlackBerry Keyboard app installed on your Android powered BlackBerry handset, you can grab it by clicking on the sourcelink below. The updated app is version 3.3.0.15049.

source: BlackBerryKeyboard

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18 Comments

1. Venom

Posts: 3732; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Shame this is only for BlackBerry devices. I wouldn't mind having the BlackBerry keyboard on my pixel phone. I think blackberry should offer their software to other devices since it's just collecting digital dust on their platform.

3. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Is your ex a Blackberry employee or what?

4. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

He is mxypltz aka tony stark aka tim cook accounts,I dont understand his true intention but he usually use to troll hard here so much on apple,bb,nokia,pixel articles like these companies had did to him something and when he get roasted by meanestgenius everytime he use to mad about it or miffed with it now ever since it has been late 2017 he has stop acting like kid lately,he has mature a bit though but he still post same stuff on every bb,pixel,nokia articles but his trolling hasn't change much.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 22286; Member since: May 28, 2014

Gotta love the fact that you know the facts about what’s going on, lol. +1 to you.

11. Venom

Posts: 3732; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Giving yourself a thumbs up I see.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 22286; Member since: May 28, 2014

Stop projecting. Triggered because someone else knows the truth about you I see, lol.

10. Venom

Posts: 3732; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

You haven’t roasted me. I see that you are still going on about this. This is my first and only account. Not sure what you are talking about here, MG.

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 22286; Member since: May 28, 2014

LMAO! You are seething with so much anger right now that someone else knows the truth about you that you are projecting and saying that they are me. It’s hilarious that people with new accounts here know the truth about you.

5. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3153; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I don't think BlackBerry ever hired inflatable dolls so no, there's no ex.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 22286; Member since: May 28, 2014

What makes this even more hilarious is that he thinks that BlackBerry software only consists of apps on their smartphones, not realizing that it’s their EMM/MDM software that has made BlackBerry the enterprise powerhouse that it is. And why he thinks that BlackBerry apps aren’t available on Android just shows you how much he doesn’t know about BlackBerry.

9. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3153; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Their logistics business alone could keep them in the black.

12. Venom

Posts: 3732; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Where in my post did I say or imply that blackberry software is strictly application based? You are once again misinformed about something that I said only because I said it.

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 22286; Member since: May 28, 2014

LMAO! Your 1st comment here is all the proof I need about that. Don’t backtrack now and try to switch things up because it’s me that corrected you. And don’t think I didn’t notice how you avoided Crispin and another person here completely. LMAO!

13. Venom

Posts: 3732; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Uh no. What makes you say that? I don't know what my ex is doing. Obviously she's an ex for a reason.

2. krishnexus

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 24, 2018

You can get the keyboard through apk route on any Android. Its called Cobalt.blackberrymanager.apk which has the whole set of Blackberry apps. You can choose only the keyboard from that. I found it a really slow way of typing. Maybe its a matter of getting used to it. I prefer glide typing as its faster.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22286; Member since: May 28, 2014

One of the best virtual keyboards around today, almost every bit as good as their physical keyboards.

14. Venom

Posts: 3732; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

A good keyboard but imo falls short of Gboard and SwiftKey.

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 22286; Member since: May 28, 2014

One of the best virtual keyboards every bit as good as Gboard and SwiftKey, if not better. You would need to have owned or used a BlackBerry Android device long enough in the first place to even make an educated comment about which is better.

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