Unlocked BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition now offered in the U.S. via Best Buy and Amazon

The BlackBerry KEYone was one of the most underrated phones of 2017. With its fabulous QWERTY keyboard, outstanding battery life and clever design (the fingerprint scanner is embedded in the QWERTY's space bar), the KEYone is certainly not your grandpa's BlackBerry. As good as the KEYone is, BlackBerry has a phone featuring a physical QWERTY keyboard that is even better. The BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition not only presents the device in a stunning black hue, it adds 33% more RAM to 4GB, and doubles storage from 32GB to 64GB.

Up until now, the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition was not available in the U.S. But we can now tell you that the unlocked version of the handset can be purchased in the states from either Best Buy or Amazon. At the former, you can pick up the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition for $549.99 after a $50 price drop. Amazon also lists the phone for the same price, but has only a handful of units left in stock.

Sure, only 850,000 BlackBerry branded devices were shipped last year, but TCL/BlackBerry executives say that success should be measured in the fact that the phone is available in 50 countries, and from more than 110 carriers globally. TCL builds the hardware under license from BlackBerry, and the latter installs its version of Android on each BlackBerry Mobile phone.

source: Amazon, BestBuy

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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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