BlackBerry Mobile is giving away a free Black Edition KEYone

BlackBerry Mobile is giving away a free Black Edition KEYone
The BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition is a handset that you might not mind having as your daily driver. The physical QWERTY keyboard is outstanding, and a zippy fingerprint button is embedded in the space bar. The combination of the 3505mAh battery and the energy sipping Snapdragon 625 chipset means that battery life is fantastic. In fact, our latest report on battery life for 2017 flagship models had the KEYone ranked first; a full battery gave the device 12 hours and 26 minutes of screen time. That was followed by the 10 hours and 57 minutes scored by the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active. In other words, the KEYone provided one hour and 29 minutes of additional screen time over the runner up.

The Black Edition of the phone features twice the storage capacity at 64GB, compared to the 32GB available on the original KEYone. And the Black Edition is equipped with 4GB of RAM versus the 3GB of RAM that comes with the original version.

As it turns out, BlackBerry Mobile is giving away the KEYone Black Edition model with the BlackBerry KEYone Holiday Contest. First, we should point out that the contest is open to entries from all countries. The rules are pretty much straightforward:

  • Follow BlackBerry Mobile on Instagram.
  • Like the post on Instagram about the contest and write a comment about a feature of the KEYone that you like.
  • Tag 3 friends so that they can enter too.

The contest ends on December 29th at midnight PST, and the winner will be announced on the same Instagram post on December 30th, just before New Year's Eve. It sounds like a great start to the new year, awaiting the arrival of your new BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition.


source: @blackberrymobile

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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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48 Comments

1. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3123; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

A free phone is a free phone.

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

Great smartphone to be given away. One of the best of the year, and my personal favorite.

38. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3123; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

And as of this morning, mine too. I cannot believe how good this phone is, I just wish I had picked one up sooner.

3. Venom

Posts: 3410; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Not bad although there has to be a catch. I find the KeyONE to be slightly underrated because it was surprisingly a good phone.

4. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3123; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

There's no catch. If it were a Samsung or iPhone with its attributes it would be a smash. Some people refuse to accept a BlackBerry could be so good.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

Absolutely agree with you. It has a BlackBerry logo on it, so people think it won't be good. But BlackBerry has produced many good handsets, and TCL, through BlackBerry Mobile, are continuing that trend.

11. Venom

Posts: 3410; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

What is your deal? No one is saying anything about Blackberry not producing good handsets. Blackberry produced a good phone with the KeyONE.

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, what is your problem? I simply agreed with what Crispin is saying, and he said the exact same thing that I did, and yet you target me? You're revealing yourself too soon, mxyzptlk.

17. Venom

Posts: 3410; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Don't give me the innocent sob story because you were irate in another article. You once again call me someone I'm not.

20. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

LMAO. You’re so triggered because I know that your mxyzptlk, and that’s why you’re attacking me and getting so defensive, just like you got defensive in the other article.

22. Venom

Posts: 3410; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

No, I'm triggered because you are picking fights and trying to run away. I got the best of you in said article. Hang your head in shame and go enjoy Christmas instead of arguing on your open forum and losing in the process.

24. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

LMAO, like I said, you’re triggered, and for the exact same reasons I said you are in my comment #20. I’m done with you here to, as we both know that you’ve already lost the moment you decided to open up a 10th account here after your last 9 have been banned, and for the exact same thing that you’re doing now. You’re so predictable, and it’s only a matter of time before you’re opening up account #11 because you’ll soon be banned again. Must be really sad knowing deep down inside that I’ve won, and you’ve been scuttling around trying to avenge yourself of the many L’s that I’ve handed you. Now see this comment when you respond. And you will respond. Your megalomania won’t allow you not to. Keep seeing it, as this is the only comment my responses will direct you to. Try and enjoy your Christmas as you seeth with anger over the cold, hard facts that I’ve just dropped on you, lol.

26. Venom

Posts: 3410; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

If you're done here, then stop responding and just be quiet. You shouldn't have anything else to add to your shame unless you want to be embarrassed even further. Just be quiet and enjoy the rest of your holidays.

28. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

LMAO see comment #24 and keep responding while you do it, all while proving how sorry you really are for being on your 10th account here.

30. Venom

Posts: 3410; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

No, you go read comment #22 and follow it to the t.

32. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

LMAO mxy you want to be me so bad. Still mimicking me to this day. I don't blame you, though. You want to be like the guy that actually won our little "feud". You've been banned how many times, already? You've become Arte8800. By the way, for the purposes of this little back and forth, LMAO= see this comment, follow the instructions exactly as they're listed, and try not to mimic me in your response, even though I know you will. Now, LMAO

34. Venom

Posts: 3410; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I apparently want to be like Mxy since you refuse to shut up about him. I don't care what you want to be like, but don't pick a fight with me and drag me into it. Plain and simple, you are done here.

36. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

You are mxyzptlk. Now, LMAO You already know what that means.

39. Venom

Posts: 3410; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

You are annoying. Now Lmao. You already know the drill.

41. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

You mimicking me proves that you’re mxyzptlk, because I’ve taken up permanent residence in that tiny brain of yours. LMAO You already know what that means.

43. Venom

Posts: 3410; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

That's unhealthy son. You need help. Smh. You already know what to do.

45. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

LMAO You already know what that means.

47. Venom

Posts: 3410; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Stfu. You already know what that means.

10. Venom

Posts: 3410; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I don't have a problem with a blackberry device being good. I have no problem with the KeyONE. I just wondered what the catch was. Samsung had a promotion a few months back and I recall there being a few loopholes and some uncertainty.

6. Subie

Posts: 2353; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

The catch would be that you have to follow the contest rules. Depending on how many people enter to win (in the manner that BB requires) the rewards in publicity could reap far more benefits to Blackberry then the cost of giving away one black edition KEYone.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

I'd say that's not really a "catch" at all, my friend. All contest have rules. Some people (not you, of course) just have to add a bit of negativity to BlackBerry it seems, no matter what.

8. Subie

Posts: 2353; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

I agree. I should've used quotations as you did for the word catch. I think this contest could be good for BB, as well as down right awesome for one lucky contest winner! If you and I don't converse within the next day or so, then MG, I wish you a Merry Christmas! Enjoy the holiday.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you as well, Subie! Always a pleasure to converse with you!

12. Venom

Posts: 3410; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

So what was the negativity that you spoke of, or is this just your way of disagreement?

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

It's pretty evident what the negativity was, or is this your way of admitting that you have a guilty conscience?

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