BlackBerry Keyboard app on the Google Play Store receives update

The BlackBerry Keyboard app, found in the Google Play Store, is available to users of BlackBerry branded handsets that run on Google's open source Android operating system. The virtual QWERTY keyboard features BlackBerry's flick typing that allows users to see different possible choices for the next word in their sentence, and flick it with their finger into the email or text being written. The video at the top of this story details some of the things that the BlackBerry Keyboard can do.

The app has just received an update that among other things, automatically capitalizes the first letter of a new sentence. While that feature is already available on most newer models, it appears to be a hit or miss sort of thing as some users have complained that their BlackBerry doesn't do this. Other changes to the app with the update include:

  • Customize the number pad to include symbols and emojis.
  • Updates to some of the Chinese language to include missing characters.
  • Updates to some of the Indian language to include missing characters.
  • Minor enhancements and stability fixes.

If you own an Android powered BlackBerry handset and want the latest version of the BlackBerry Keyboard, you can download the free app by clicking on this link.

source: CrackBerry




Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

BlackBerry Keyboard is best vkb on a mobile phone, imo. This go without saying for BlackBerry pkb.

4. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

I like google Gboard.


Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

I do not care what you like.

8. Venom

Posts: 3690; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I agree. I think the Google Keyboard and SwiftKey are the best.

9. jplightning

Posts: 312; Member since: Nov 04, 2016

Where is the lie, tho? You right as rain, homie. Both BlackBerry keyboards, be it physical or virtual, are tops in the smartphone world.

10. Paximos

Posts: 283; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

I do not care what you like.


Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

What you have to say or think and what you care and do not care about is as insignificant to me as the fly is insignificant to the Whale.

2. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Definitely one of the best keyboard app on Android, which is saying a lot as Android has literally DOZENS of keyboard apps. But still, I think gBoard is superior in most aspects as The BB Keyboard's 'flick' gestures have a slight learning curve. Sad that this app is only available on Blackberry Handsets which are few and far between considering the fact that Blackberry only manage to sell (Actually 'ship') just 850,000 handsets last year. Sad! G'Day!

3. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

I reside in a country where nokia brand is very strong, but BB manage to fight nokia because of BBM. After WA available, BB popularity is down It seems the popularity of BB just because the BBM. So, yeah... 850K/year... Not as great as nokia 10 million device in a year.


Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

BBM is more popular than WhatsApp in Indonesia. BBM have highest usage of chat app in Indonesia. Nokia/HMD also sell more than- HTC Google OnePlus Asus Lenovo Why you not mention them as well?


Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

BlackBerry do not ship smartphone anymore. They do not do anything with Smartphone outside of software. BlackBerry Mobile/TCL ship BlackBerry brand smartphone.

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