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BlackBerry to offer three protective cases for the BlackBerry KEYone

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BlackBerry to offer three protective cases for the BlackBerry KEYone
If you are counting the days until BlackBerry starts shipping the unlocked BlackBerry KEYone to U.S. and Canadian buyers, you might want to start looking at some accessories for the device. BlackBerry has announced three different cases that are made and sold by BlackBerry itself. For those seeking protection from drops and falls, the BlackBerry KEYone Dual Layer Shell has a soft layer that wraps around the phone, while a harder shell adds more protection. That second shell is wrapped around the first one. Yes, the KEYone is built like a tank. But with the double protection of this case, you should be able to breathe a easier when you're out with your phone.

The BlackBerry KEYone Pocket is a leather case (NSFV; Not Safe for Vegetarians) that should help protect your KEYone. An opening on the case in the form of a cutout window allows you to read your notifications, even with the phone tucked away safely inside it. With a hard shell back case and a leather flip cover, the BlackBerry KEYone Flip Case offers some protection for the handset while allowing the design of the phone to come through when the flip is open. A cutout window allows notifications to be read, even with the case closed.

The Flip and Dual Layer Shell both give users instant access to the physical QWERTY keyboard, while the Pocket forces you to slide the phone out of the case in order to type on it. Pricing of each of the accessories has yet to be unveiled, although we should see some announcement revealing this information very soon. After all, the KEYone will launch officially in the U.S. and Canada on May 31st. Hopefully, BlackBerry will start selling these protective cases early enough so that buyers of the phone will be able to protect their newly purchased handset as soon as it arrives.


source: BlackBerry via CrackBerry

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posted on 19 May 2017, 01:12 2

1. meanestgenius (Posts: 16265; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Even though I usually leave my smartphones naked, I like the dual layer shell. Think I'll get that one when I get my BlackBerry KEYone.

posted on 19 May 2017, 03:18

2. iushnt (Posts: 2210; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


supply is getting to slow.

posted on 19 May 2017, 09:40

4. Flash (Posts: 1079; Member since: 19 May 2017)


Maybe the demand isn't fast. Price and lack of interest.

posted on 19 May 2017, 11:00

6. xq10xa (Posts: 765; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


Yeah...I doubt many third party case manufacturers want to hold all that stock for this phone. They won't sell it.

posted on 19 May 2017, 07:44 1

3. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 2084; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


I have the flip case on my Priv and it's great. The cutout lets me see my notifications and the cover locks and unlocks the phone. Being that the power button on the KEYone is on the left side like the Priv, it would be a no-brainer which case I would go with on this one.

posted on 19 May 2017, 09:43

5. Flash (Posts: 1079; Member since: 19 May 2017)


The flip case looks good, but I can guarantee that they will be expensive being the type of accessory that they are.

posted on 19 May 2017, 11:49 2

7. meanestgenius (Posts: 16265; Member since: 28 May 2014)


"...but I can guarantee that they will be expensive being the type of accessory that they are."

I trust that you have a link to back up this "guarantee" of yours?

posted on 19 May 2017, 12:00 1

8. Flash (Posts: 1079; Member since: 19 May 2017)


Excuse me?

posted on 19 May 2017, 12:10 2

9. meanestgenius (Posts: 16265; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Are you having trouble understanding the question?

posted on 19 May 2017, 12:30 1

10. Flash (Posts: 1079; Member since: 19 May 2017)


Your question seemed confrontational.

posted on 19 May 2017, 12:31 2

11. meanestgenius (Posts: 16265; Member since: 28 May 2014)


You seem confrontational.

posted on 19 May 2017, 12:49 1

12. Flash (Posts: 1079; Member since: 19 May 2017)


You confronted me. You are clearly looking for a fight.

posted on 19 May 2017, 13:07 2

13. meanestgenius (Posts: 16265; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Lol, I asked you a question. You made a "guarantee" in a public forum and I asked you to provide proof of such "guarantee". You're clearly just being defensive and overly dramatic, and you still haven't provided a source for your "guarantee".

posted on 19 May 2017, 13:59

14. Flash (Posts: 1079; Member since: 19 May 2017)


You asked a question, but it's the way you asked it. I'm not being defensive nor dramatic compared to you being argumentative.

Those are official cases that are made specifically for the KeyONE, so they are going to be more expensive than something off Amazon. That's not a theory or a guess. That's just the stone cold truth.

posted on 19 May 2017, 14:24 2

15. meanestgenius (Posts: 16265; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Lol, I didn't ask it in any defining way other than it being what it was, which was a question. You are being defensive, and dramatic, and extremely argumentative over a question.

ANY OEM accessory sold by ANY OEM directly is more expensive than something on Amazon. Amazon specializes in selling things for less. You've still yet to provide an actual link that "guarantees" that this will be expensive at all, being sold by BlackBerry. If you can't back it up with a link, then yes, it is just a guess or a theory, and you therefore cannot guarantee anything, mxyzptlk. And yes, you're mxyzptlk. Your faux accounts are far too obvious. That's just the stone cold truth.

posted on 19 May 2017, 14:47

16. Flash (Posts: 1079; Member since: 19 May 2017)


I'm not being dramatic. You're the one who is being argumentative, and now you're backtracking because I pointed it out to you. Your question was completely unnecessary.

You can't guarantee that it will be less expensive, so you have no clout here. There you go with your obsession and paranoia. I'm not a faux account.

posted on 19 May 2017, 15:03 2

17. meanestgenius (Posts: 16265; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Yes, you are. You're being extremely dramatic and you've gone into full blown defensive/argumentative mode because I asked you a question, mxyzptlk. If you can't handle someone questioning you over claims you make in an open forum on the internet, then perhaps you shouldn't be making such claims in an open forum on the internet.

You can't guarantee that it will be more expensive, and you're the one that made such a guarantee, with no links to back you up, in the first place.

"There you go with your obsession and paranoia."

What obsession and paranoia are you referring to? How would you know if I was obsessed and paranoid over anything, and you just made your account five hours ago? Obviously it's because you're another faux account of mxyzptlk. You make yourself too obvious. The moment you create your faux account, you go to the first BlackBerry article in sight and say something negative. You did it with your Tony Stark account, and you're doing it with this one. Darkk was right, you are dangerously close to arte8800 levels with your faux accounts now. I'd say you're the one with the obsession.

posted on 20 May 2017, 08:29

18. Flash (Posts: 1079; Member since: 19 May 2017)


No I'm not. You're just mad because I called you out on your question being argumentative. I don't care if someone asks me a question, but trying to pick a fight is a different story, darkk.

You are just trolling out of sheer boredom. No one find fault with my comment except you. You are clearly still crying about it.

I'm not a faux account, but thank you for proving that you are obsessed. I am capable of reading through the comments and putting two and two together. You are looking for any means to have an argument just because you're obsessed with Mxyzptlk. Just admit it.

posted on 20 May 2017, 10:02

19. meanestgenius (Posts: 16265; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Lol, yes you are. I really don't care what you called my question. It's obviously just your way of deflecting from having to provide an answer. And now you're calling me darkk because I put you in the spot about your "guarantee" that you can't back up. Lmao!

Says I'm trolling out of sheer boredom, but he's created 2 accounts in just about as many days just so he can troll. Stop projecting, and stop being such an overly dramatic crybaby because I asked you a simple question, mxyzptlk.

Lol, you are a faux account. You're a faux account of mxyzptlk, just like your Tony Stark account is, that you have now deactivated. You can try and say all sorts of BS about "reading through the comments" all you want, but you're just too obvious. That's why so many people called you out about your Tony Stark faux account as soon as you started commenting. This one is no different. You're obsessed with trolling BlackBerry articles, and with me, to the extent that you have now become the new arte8800 here with your multiple accounts, mxyzptlk. Just admit it, because you can surely see that you're not fooling anyone. You'll no doubt soon create another faux account and deactivate this one.

posted on 20 May 2017, 12:54

20. Flash (Posts: 1079; Member since: 19 May 2017)


I am not deflecting. You are just trolling and picking a fight just because I said I guarantee that the cases will be expensive, which is not an invalid claim. You even admitted so when you commented about Amazon selling cases for a cheaper price. You understood what I meant, so I don't know why you're even having an argument about it. And that's not why I called you darkk, aegislash.

And you are obsessed with Mxyzptlk. That's the only reason why you asked your question in a provocative manner.

I'm not a faux account. Looking back at some of the other articles, it seems that you are guilty of making faux accounts. You are clearly obsessed with someone who is no longer around to defend himself against your obsessed paranoia.

posted on 20 May 2017, 14:40

21. meanestgenius (Posts: 16265; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Lol, so asking a question is trolling and picking a fight now? If that's the case, you picked a fight with techie in this article right here with your comment #13:http://www.phonearena.com/news/3D-touch-components-for-the-OLED-iPhone-8-are-allegedly-150-more-expensive-than-for-the-LCD-ones_id94268

Your claim is invalid because you don't have any hard evidence. Using Amazon as example is piss-poor, as they undercut everyone. You said that "guarantee", and have yet to back it up. You understand that a guarantee must obviously have some sort of proof to back it up, so why not show said proof? Oh, it's because you can't, because you have no proof. More conjecture coming from you, mxyzptlk.

So you called me "darkk" because you're talking about my skin color? Way to let the racist come out of you, mxy.

You are mxyzptlk. That's why you're acting overly dramatic over a simple question. You're obsessed with faux accounts now. It's actually really pathetic now.

You are a faux account. You're mxyzptlk. And Tony Stark. And batmite. And a few others. You can lie all you want, but you've already been called out for this new faux account of yours by more than just me. You don't think that people notice when one new faux account pops up spewing negative comments on a BlackBerry article right after one has been deactivated? You're clearly obsessed with me, much like Arte8800 was with darkk, and now you've even stooped to Arte's level of faux troll accounts.

posted on 21 May 2017, 11:44

22. Flash (Posts: 1079; Member since: 19 May 2017)


In your case and the way you said it, yeah. Of course you would side with techie. For the record, techie has been called out for his comments.

No it is not. Go look at any first party OEM case and you will see that they are much more expensive than anything you find off Amazon. I don't care if Amazon undercuts everyone, Amazon is not the only one who sells things on their site. I guess you didn't know that, MDCHO. Lol why don't you just admit that you found fault with my comment only because I said it. No one else had any issues with the comment in question.

Omg, are you serious man? No one said anything about race. Don't be stupid. You know I was referring to the username only because you are calling me a name that isn't my name.

Lol you're the only one who is acting so dramatic with your obsession. You are the one who is dragging this out just because you are obsessed with Mxyzptlk.

And you are MDCHO and jplightning along with a few others according to what I've been reading. Let's get one thing straight, you started with me lol. Not the other way around. You are the one obsessed with Mxyzptlk. You are the one who is pathetic.

posted on 21 May 2017, 12:07

23. meanestgenius (Posts: 16265; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Of course you would say that me pointing out your hypocrisy is "siding" with someone. That's just typical you, mxyzptlk. For the record, you've been called out for your comments, as well.

Yes it is, because Amazon is known to undercut first party OEM's. Post a link comparing first party seller to first party seller. That's a fair and just comparison. If you compare first party sellers to each other from Amazon's site, that's a fair comparison also. But comparing those prices to Amazon's discounts isn't a fair comparison, and I don't care what you don't care about, Tony_Start/batmite/mxyzptlk. Why don't you just admit that you only find fault with my questioning because it's me that's questioning you. No one else has a problem with me asking questions.

Lol, backed you into a corner, now did I? Got you to reveal your true nature, and now you're backtracking. And we all know that you're mxyzptlk. I don't know why you think anyone would be stupid enough to believe otherwise, but you do a piss-poor job at disguising yourself. That's why you deactivated your Tony_Stark account, and you deactivated your mxyzptlk account before that because you wanted to try and fake that you've gone away so you can troll under a new identity.

You have no idea how utterly ridiculous you seem creating all of these faux accounts to further your obsession with me and with trolling. But do continue, because the more you comment, the more you prove me right, lol.

You are a pathetic multi-account user inbred trolling shill. You've already been called out by multiple like darkk, me, MDCHO, and aeglish. You have a sick obsession now, just like arte8800, as pointed out by darkk. And let's be real here: YOU ARE mxyzptlk, so there is nothing to "start" to begin with. It takes a real sick in the head kind of person to create all of these faux accounts like your Flash, Tony_Stark, batmite, and alphagenius accounts (to name a few), just to troll and further show your obsession for my attention, and to lie about it so easily like you do. You're pathetic and you need medical attention.

posted on 21 May 2017, 18:16

24. Flash (Posts: 1079; Member since: 19 May 2017)


Wow dude, the tech blog commenting thing is serious business for you. That's exactly what you are doing right now. Just like you are doing in the article where I said something about the Note and you come in commenting because you want darkk to notice you so much. Lol, seeing you suck up is hilarious even if it's pathetic.

You are doing everything you can to try and get out of admitting that you have no ground to stand against what I said about the KeyONE cases being expensive. It's a proven fact that first party OEM cases are more expensive than third party. I don't understand why you are even trying to argue this. It's only an unfair comparison because you are trying to weasel your way out of admitting fault here. You care MDCHO/aegislash otherwise you wouldn't be wasting my time.

More like you just deflecting and saying random crap. You are clearly pathetic trying to turn this into a race thing. You're the only one who is talking about disguises. You are the one who continues to believe his false narrative. Lol keep crying though.

Remember, you are the one who started arguing with me lol. You are the one who continues to talk about faux accounts and what not.

Remember, you are the one who continues to seek attention. You are the one who got confrontational, remember? And let's not kid ourselves, we both no you have faux accounts. Stop trying to pin the blame on me for you picking a fight you just can't win.

posted on 21 May 2017, 20:35

25. meanestgenius (Posts: 16265; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Wait, what? I'm commenting because I want darkk to notice me so much?? And you responded to him first?? With that lame troll joke attempt at that?? Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah​ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah​ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah​ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now that was classic mxyzptlk if I ever heard it! You've ALWAYS been jealous of me and Darkk's friendship here. And you're even trying to get my attention in that article! Classic mxy! Like I've been saying, the more you comment from your faux accounts, the more you prove that you really are mxyzptlk.

You are doing everything you can to deflect from the fact that you're being overly dramatic over a question, and you're deflecting from the fact that you have no hard evidence to back yourself up. I don't understand why you got so defensive over a question. You're even trying to bring in unfair comparisons because you know that you have nothing to back up your conjecture, and you care far more than I do, that's why you've made 2 faux accounts in just about as many days to further your trolling cause, mxyzptlk. The more you try and deflect to say that I'm other people that I'm not, the more guilty you look.

Lol, I'm not deflecting or turning anything into something that it's not. You're the one that said that you didn't call me darkk because you think I'm him. If not that, then why else would you bring up the word darkk? Don't backtrack now like a coward because I exposed your true tendencies. Now you're just trying to change the facts to suit your false narrative. Something you do all to well, mxyzptlk.

Lol, you made this into an argument the moment I asked you a question, mxyzptlk. You've been on the defensive since you can't prove your conjecture. And you are a faux account, mxyzptlk.

You've already admitted to making willfully ignorant statements on BlackBerry articles because of me while using your actual mxyzptlk account. You became defensive and confrontational the moment I asked you to prove your conjecture. And like I said, the more you try and project that faux account BS onto me, the more guilty you look. You've exposed yourself far too much already. Stop deflecting from the fact that you became confrontational over a question. And didn't you know? Ive already won. You deactivated your mxyzptlk account because you couldn't deal with me putting you in your place over your willfully ignorant comments. And you've done the same with your Tony_Stark account because of me, and in such a short time. You'll soon do the same to this one, and your batmite account. Oh wait, I bet you won't now because I just said something about that.

posted on 22 May 2017, 12:05

26. Flash (Posts: 1079; Member since: 19 May 2017)


Of course you did. You are doing exactly what a lapdog does. Lol, jealous? Always? I just pointed it out. But no, I'm not jealous. You are just obsessed. Do you really think I care about who you wag your tail at with your tongue out your mouth? No, I don't. Judging by your long winded response, I can see that you do. Once again, I'm not a faux account.

Omg, the only reason you even asked your "question" is because of your obsession with Mxyzptlk and because you hate to admit that I'm right about the cases. I told you, go look at the first party OEM cases and you will see what I mean. You're only saying that Amazon isn't a fair comparison just because they are cheaper. Whether you want to admit it or not, most people get their cases off Amazon. That's just the way it is.

Why don't you just admit that you were wrong and stop trying to drag it on? You are the one who is making it into a race thing. You're the one who is deflecting from the truth. If anything, I exposed your true tendencies. Las time I checked, you were just an anonymous user. An annoying one at that.

So it's a conjecture now? Lol, what part of FIRST PARTY OEM CASES did you not get? The proof is out there, but you are too afraid to look.

I did? You're just making stuff up now. You've been making stuff up because of your obsession from the get go. Lol, you are the one who needs help.

posted on 22 May 2017, 12:30

27. meanestgenius (Posts: 16265; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!! Is little mxy jealous?? That is definitely the stench of jealousy I smell permeating the air. And cut the BS, mxyzptlk, you've always been jealous of the way darkk and I are able to get along. You're seething with anger right now because of what he said about you approaching arte8800 levels with the faux accounts. This would be hilarious if it wasn't so pathetic. A grown man jealous of anoner grown man. And let he is without the long winded response say who has the long winded response, hypocrite. Once again, you are a faux account. You're mxyzptlk.

I asked the question because you made a guarantee and I wanted to see proof. You got defensive and overly dramatic and started crying like a spoiled brat because you have no fair comparison to make. Of course people go to Amazon. It's cheaper than first party OEM's. You're proving my point. Thanks for that.

Why don't you just admit that you have no proof to back up your "guarantee" and stop trying to prolong this? YOU made this about race with your "darkk" response. I just pointed it out. Now you're mad because I exposed your true tendencies. And I'm clearly not an anonymous user to you, mxyzptlk. I take up all that space in they little brain of yours, and changing your account won't change that.

It's conjecture because you can't back up what you are saying vs other first party OEM's that sell similar products. You're trying to compare apples and grapes, not apples to apples. What part about FAIR COMPARISON don't you understand?

Yes, you did, mxyzptlk. You can try and deny it all you want, but you already exposed yourself with each comment that you've made. You're even trolling the same to OEM's that you've trolled with your mxyxptlk and Tony_Stark accounts, both of which I already forced you to shut down. You're clearly a masochist, because you keep creating new faux accounts to get dragged around the comments section. I understand that you want revenge for me making you deactivate your Tony_Stark and mxyzptlk accounts (I know me making you shut the mxyzptlk one must sting like hell, because you've trolled with it for so long), but you really need to seek help for this arte8800-esque behavior immediately.

posted on 23 May 2017, 06:12

28. Flash (Posts: 1079; Member since: 19 May 2017)


Nah, I think that is the stench of your bs. I don't care about you getting along with Darkk. You're afraid of him. That's why you try so hard to be his lapdog. It's kind of pathetic tbqh, yet funny. You're a grown man whining about a phone case on the Internet, and you're still going on. That is the definition of pathetic.

No, it's not an imperfect comparison. You just don't want to admit that I'm right. You have been crying for days now just because I said something about the cases being expensive. I told you where to get proof, and you still insist on going on and on about a conjecture that isn't really a conjecture.

Why don't you just admit that you were trying to turn it in into a race thing just because you were losing the argument. You don't take up anything in my head, MDCHO.

No I'm not. You're going out of your way just to keep from admitting fault in what you are saying. Your fruit comparison is a load of crap because the comparison I mentioned before is perfectly valid.

To and two are two entirely different words. But keep making up false narratives to fit your warped mind. You didn't make me do anything, alphageek.

posted on 23 May 2017, 06:32

29. meanestgenius (Posts: 16265; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Lol, I'm not going to keep going back and forth with an idiot that I made deactivate his primary troll account because he couldn't handle me putting him in place because of his willful ignorance and trolling. There's no need to. I've already won. I crushed your "mxyzptlk" troll identity. You'll ALWAYS feel that sting. No matter how many faux accounts you make after that, it won't matter. I'll make you shut them down, just like I did your Tony_Stark faux account.

You can cry and complain about me taking you to task about backing up your conjecture all you want, because deep down, you know I'm right. You can call me as many people here as you want in an effort to deflect and project from who you really are, but you've already proven that you're mxyzptlk. NO ONE believes you when you say that I'm others here. I ALWAYS come back with proof of who I really am, which is just Meanestgenius. Meanwhile, EVERYONE KNOWS that you're mxyzptlk, and that's evident by even darkk saying that it's "so damn obvious."

No amount of lies you tell to try and suit your false narrative will be believed. That's evident in so many people calling out your faux account, even by guys you worship like darkk, and ones that you're absolutely terrified of, like Crispin.

You would have been better off creating a new account and not trolling anymore, and no one would have said anything. But you just couldn't help yourself. You just had to try and avenge the fact that I made you shut down your mxyzptlk account, and the only thing that happened is that you wound up deactivating your Tony_Stark troll account because of me, and now you're on your next troll account. When I make you shut that one down as well, just know that it was because of me as well, lol.

posted on 23 May 2017, 12:35

30. Flash (Posts: 1079; Member since: 19 May 2017)


Let's get one thing straight, you didn't make anyone do anything. Stop trying to give yourself credit. The only thing that you've done is pick a fight and deflect from taking the blame. You just proved that you are obsessed with Mxyzptlk. That's why you started this fight and why you won't admit that you were wrong about the cases.

You are not just meanestgenius. Don't lie. You are the only one who is guilty of making faux accounts. But hey, feel free to try and change the subject after I've proven you wrong.

Lol, are you on something? I think it's messing with your sense of reality. I think you should change your avatar from your previous alias to Bizarro because you are definitely living in a Bizarro World.

No amount of pandering is going to change the fact that you lost this argument. The fact that you spent several paragraphs saying the same thing while ignoring the original argument is proof of that. You should quit now while I'm feeling generous. Or keep going on and I continue to pummel you into the ground.

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