Do you plan to buy the BlackBerry KEYone?

Do you plan to buy the BlackBerry KEYone?
Earlier today at MWC 2017, BlackBerry resurrected the QWERTY keyboard with the KEYone - an unusual Android smartphone built by TCL, BlackBerry's new hardware partner.

Initially known as BlackBerry Mercury, the KEYone runs Android 7.1 Nougat reinforced with BlackBerry-specific security. The phone's front is dominated by its 4.5-inch display with 1080 x 1620 pixels and a 3:2 aspect ratio, and its QWERTY keyboard (which, in addition to having physical keys to type on, is also touch-sensitive, letting you use gestures and swiping). Other highlight features include a Snapdragon 625 processor, a 12 MP rear camera, 3 GB of RAM, and a 3,505 mAh battery. 

In our BlackBerry KEYone hands-on preview, we're arguing that this is a good looking, well made device, yet it's a niche product - since almost everyone now wants a large display on their smartphone, not a hardware keyboard. Still, in this official blog post, the folks at BlackBerry say the following:


So we're curious to find out how many of our readers are planning to buy the BlackBerry KEYone. In case you're wondering, the smartphone will be sold unlocked for $549, being compatible with AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and even Verizon's LTE network. Unfortunately, the KEYone won't be released before April, although registration pages have already gone live in the US and Canada.

Do you plan to buy the BlackBerry KEYone?

Yes
44.14%
No
37.45%
Not sure yet
18.41%

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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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