BlackBerry shows you how to use the KEYone's physical keyboard to manually adjust the camera (VIDEO)



The BlackBerry KEYone's physical QWERTY keyboard is one of the best ever attached to a smartphone. Not only does it make typing fun again once you get the hang of it, the KEYone QWERTY also doubles as a trackpad and each letter can be used for two shortcuts. Saying that this is the most versatile keyboard ever found on a handset would be an understatement. And today, a new video released by BlackBerry Mobile shows you how to manually adjust the camera using the keys on the physical QWERTY keyboard.

With the manual mode, you can use the KEYone QWERTY to focus, adjust the white balance, ISO, exposure and shutter speed. These adjustments are made by swiping on the handset's physical QWERTY. The shortcuts you can use on the physical keyboard to start making manual changes include:

  • Swipe horizontally on keyboard to adjust the setting currently active.
  • Swipe vertically on keyboard to change the active setting.
  • Press the A key to return the active setting to Auto.
  • Press and hold the A key to return all settings to Auto *Press the spacebar to take a picture.

If you are a BlackBerry KEYone owner, or you're planning to be one soon, you can click on the video at the top of this story to see the QWERTY adjusting some of the manual camera settings. And while this is off topic a bit, remember that BlackBerry is going to make a big KEYone related announcement at IFA 2017. The annual trade show, held in Berlin, will open on September 1st and runs through September 6th. It is expected that BlackBerry will announce that the Limited Edition black KEYone with 4GB of RAM will be made available in other markets besides India.


source: BlackBerryMobile via CrackBerry

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KEYone
  • Display 4.5 inches
    1620 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3505 mAh
  • OS Android 8.1 Oreo

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36 Comments

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 23125; Member since: May 28, 2014

Absolutely love how innovative BlackBerry's physical keyboards are on their devices. Thoroughly enjoying my BlackBerry KEYone.

5. AhmadAlsayegh

Posts: 326; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

i sure do as well, but i can see the difference between my htc10 and BB Keyone, especially when it comes to performance!

6. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

The essential phone is making the KeyONE look bad. Reason I say that is because it's only a little more than the KeyONE, but it offers far better specs than the KeyONE. I think blackberry really dropped the ball with the specs. The 1080p screen is fine because qhd is still a battery hog.

10. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

This comparison couldn't be any more lopsided.

11. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

Explanation: The PH-1 is toe to toe with the Pixel and iPhone, so now there's a trio of phones focused on the trim and bare, albeit the iPhone is more agnostic in terms of design (for those who don't care about customization or personalization, cases do that instead) on both hardware and software. The Pixel is a more direct competitor to the iPhone than the Samsung Galaxy S series. To be accurate Essentials is providing a more direct alternative to Google's Pixel, not the other way around. As for Blackberry's KeyOne, this is for productivity and productivity alone, I doubt anyone is going to spend their time finagling with Nova as its out of the box software is customized enough as it is.

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 23125; Member since: May 28, 2014

This man^ gets it. +1.

16. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Aka, I'm jealous because I can't come with a more level headed response.

19. meanestgenius

Posts: 23125; Member since: May 28, 2014

Aka you're just jealous and triggered because I said he gets it and you don't.

23. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

The only thing I don't get is why you can't seem to stop getting your aliases mixed up.

27. meanestgenius

Posts: 23125; Member since: May 28, 2014

Says the guy that's been on a rampage the in the last 24 hours under his batmite account.

31. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Says the guy who continues to say he's going to "cop this jawn." Lol, you should bring back jpmeanest. At least that personality was hilariously stupid.

35. meanestgenius

Posts: 23125; Member since: May 28, 2014

Says the guy that says "salty river of tears" in all of the accounts that he uses, and the utterly ridiculous "no mercy" in this one. At least you only stick to mainly Apple articles with your dumb@$$ batmite account.

15. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Good explanation and a fair point to make. I will give you props for not using productivity and enterprise as a cop out response because you did explain it well. Only reason I mentioned the Essential phone is because of the price and the specs it offers. I'm actually someone who prefers a clean interface with no clutter. I don't really use Nova at all. Good point though.

20. meanestgenius

Posts: 23125; Member since: May 28, 2014

In other words, he put you to shame with his response, and you can't stand it.

24. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

In other words, you can't read.

28. meanestgenius

Posts: 23125; Member since: May 28, 2014

In other words, you're projecting and embarrassed about the truth.

32. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

In other words, you're a jack@$$.

36. meanestgenius

Posts: 23125; Member since: May 28, 2014

Stop projecting, jack@$$.

14. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

I don't think it's totally lopsided.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 23125; Member since: May 28, 2014

I'm not too sure about that. I've matched my KEYone against the LG G6, Samsung Galaxy S8, and the DTEK60 (DTEK has the same SoC as the HTC10), and it's performed very well against them. Specs, as I'm sure you know, aren't everything, despite what some people that have never used the KEYone believe. Real life usage is what's counts, and BlackBerry/TCL have crafted a very well performing handset. I feel what it offers is much better than "me, too" slabs like the Essential Phone, for example.

17. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Essentially he has no idea what he is talking about. The essential phone is anything but a "me too" slab.

21. meanestgenius

Posts: 23125; Member since: May 28, 2014

Essentially, you'd say any phone is better than a BlackBerry, and it's simply because of me. Remender, you already admitted to trolling BB10 because of me. And yeah, it is just a "me too" slab, especially design wise.

25. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

A. No one said anything about BB10. What false narrative will you make up next? B. You have no idea what you are talking about when it comes to the Essential phone. C. Essentially you have no idea what I would say and won't say.

29. meanestgenius

Posts: 23125; Member since: May 28, 2014

A. You mean like no one mentioned the Essential Phone, but you brought it up, anyway? Thanks for pointing out your hypocrisy once again. Appreciate it. And I don't care who didn't mention BB10. I did, and it's to prove a point about how you'd say anything negative about BlackBerry. Oh, and you did say that you have a problem with BB10 because of me, under your mxyzptlk account: posted on18 Mar 2017, 04:49 22. Mxyzptlk (unregistered) Well I wouldn't have a problem with BB10 if meanest would stop being so dramatic about it. That's from here:https://www.phonearena.com/news/BlackBerry-10.3.3-is-causing-problems-for-BlackBerry-10-handsets_id92148 Looks like you're the one making up the false narratives. B) You have no idea when it comes to talking about anything, much less a smartphone. C) Essentially, you're so predictable that I could tell you what you would say, how you would say it, and what articles on PA you'd say it on.

33. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

A. I've said positive things about blackberry before, but you being you just ignore it and go on the attack either with your meanestgenius account or your MDCHO account when you are too cowardly to say it directly to me. Keep coming up with the false narrative, alphageek. B. I'm not the one who has a name that is an oxymoron. C. Essentially you have no life because this is your life 24/7.

37. meanestgenius

Posts: 23125; Member since: May 28, 2014

A) Stop deflecting from the fact that you troll BlackBerry incessantly because of me, and I have provided proof that you admitted to trolling BB10 with your mxyzptlk account that I forced you to close down. Post proof that I'm MDCHO like I've posted proof that you're mxyzptlk. Don't worry, I'll wait... Lol, prove that it's false, especially since that link I posted proves otherwise. B) You're the one that's an idiot, that's for sure. C) Essentially, you're projecting. Even g2 and darkk noted on a recent LG article how your entire is trolling on PA.

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31812; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

MG is gonna love this lol.

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 23125; Member since: May 28, 2014

Sure do, lol!

7. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

I know what you are trying to do, darkkmite.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 23125; Member since: May 28, 2014

Get off of darkk, already. He's not doing anything but saying that I'm going to love this feature, which I do. Stop picking fights with him wherever he comments.

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