Home » Tech

BlackBerry 'KeyOne' launched at MWC 2017 for $549

28 February, 2017, 00:58 | Author: Abraham Jackson
  • BlackBerry 'KeyOne' launched at MWC 2017 for $549

The launch of KEYone smartphone brings to a close BlackBerry's in-house manufacturing and designing. To recall, Blackberry in September announced to end its design and production unit, and license the brand to partners. There's a fingerprint scanner built into the space bar, and with dragging your finger across the physical keys, you can scroll to new screens on your phone.

TCL scored new brand-licensing deal in December with BlackBerry Ltd., which now focuses on making the security software that was another key factor underpinning the Canadian company's phenomenal success in the pre-smartphone era.

Other standard features include a 4.5-inch 3:2 aspect ratio IPS LCD display boasting a resolution of 1620 x 1080, giving it a respectable pixel density of 434 pixels-per-inch.

Powering it is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa-core chip, backed up with 3GB of RAM, and a big 3,505mAh battery.

Internal storage is capped at 32GB with expandable storage of up to 2TB.

On the optics front, the new offering from Blackberry sports a 12-megapixel rear camera with a Sony IMX378 sensor at the back along with a 8-megapixel front facing camera, with a wide-angle lens and a flash module for selfie and video calling purposes. It also comes with support for flick typing. The phone runs on Android Nougat and carries 3505 mAh battery.

Wild trade for Hanzal and White
Fletcher wanted to acquire the 6-foot-6 playmaker but also keep him away from competitors in the Western Conference. Hanzal has several years left, but the Coyotes made a decision to move on by giving him a chance to win this year.

GOP congressman says no room for compromise in repealing Obamacare
At an appearance at CPAC on Friday, Trump called Obamacare "a failed health-care law that threatens our medical system". Jay Inslee, speaking to reporters at a news conference before boarding a flight to Washington , D.C.

Jolie says Pitt remains part of the family
In fact, the actress will be taking on different projects in the subsequent years amidst a very hard divorce from Brad Pitt. The kids beamed with delight as they joined their mother at the grand unveiling of her latest project.

A unique feature of the keyboard is the gesture control. Users will also be able to swap between different screens while moving their fingers across the keyboard. between the screen and the keyboard, are the three keys found at the bottom of Android smartphones? The body uses an aluminum frame, with the display covered in Gorilla Glass 4, and the back getting a soft-touch panel.

Enrico Salvatori, senior vice president and president at Qualcomm EMEA, said: 'We are proud to be working with TCL on the BlackBerry KEYone.

The BlackBerry KEYone runs on Android 7.1 Nougat software with the company's proprietary productivity and security optimisations such as the BlackBerry Hub and DETK security monitoring app.

Indeed, the KeyOne remains an enterprise play, but one BlackBerry hopes it will eventually appeal to consumers. Apart from that, BlackBerry is touting the security features it has embedded as always and calls it the "most secure Android phone". We've already seen the beginnings of this with the DTEK line, but the KeyOne looks like the last "BlackBerry" BlackBerry phone. The fingerprint sensor is located on the spacebar. And the device will come with a price tag of € 599, £ 499 and $549.

As for the availability of the device, BlackBerry has said it will be available across the globe starting from April.

Recommended:

  • Optimism on Betsy DeVos as U.S.  education secretary

    Optimism on Betsy DeVos as U.S. education secretary

    DeVos was often criticized for her lack of experience and knowledge about the American education system. DeVos on the issue and pressed her to relent because he could not go forward without her consent .

    Microsoft launches Skype Lite in India

    The tool promises to be less taxing on a smartphone's battery compared to the regular app by compressing large photos and videos. Also, the new app is created to run on old or low-end Android devices without consuming too much memory or processing power.
    Trader Alert: Unusual Volume Spotted in The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW)

    Trader Alert: Unusual Volume Spotted in The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW)

    NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. boosted its stake in shares of Dow Chemical Company (The) by 0.8% in the fourth quarter. The 14 analysts covering the company expect dividends of 1.98 Dollars for the upcoming fiscal year, an increase of 7.55%.
  • Defending champion Kyrgios into semifinals in Marseille

    Defending champion Kyrgios into semifinals in Marseille

    Pouille was never able to threaten Tsonga, who won all but six points on serve and did not face a break point in the contest. Since 2006, a Frenchman has now won the Marseille title seven times and in three of the last five years.
    An 'Ominous' Move: Israel Denies Visa to 'Hostile' Human Rights Watch

    An 'Ominous' Move: Israel Denies Visa to 'Hostile' Human Rights Watch

    In July 2016, Israel's parliament, the Knesset, passed a law targeting human rights groups and NGOs that receive foreign funding. Shakir is a United States citizen and has traveled to Israel three times in the past prior to his work with Human Rights Watch.
    Young People Just Copped Another Hit: Penalty Rates Have Just Been Slashed

    Young People Just Copped Another Hit: Penalty Rates Have Just Been Slashed

    It stated that the primary justification for penalty rates was to compensate employees for having to work outside "normal" hours. The Fair Work Commission has decided hospitality and retail workers deserve less pay.
  • North Carolina Law Makes Facebook A Felony For Former Sex Offenders

    North Carolina Law Makes Facebook A Felony For Former Sex Offenders

    Thirteen states - including South Carolina, Texas and Pennsylvania - have joined in a brief supporting North Carolina . He pleaded guilty to taking indecent liberties with a child and was put on the state's sex-offender registry.
    Teen used cell phone to capture chilling audio of her killer

    Teen used cell phone to capture chilling audio of her killer

    Police say a photo showing the suspect in jeans and a sweatshirt or jacket was captured in video recorded on German's cell phone. Their bodies were found the next day by volunteers who had been searching for them throughout the night.
    British retailer John Lewis to cut net 387 jobs in restructuring

    British retailer John Lewis to cut net 387 jobs in restructuring

    British retailer John Lewis (LON:BD32) has announced plans to cut nearly 800 jobs from the store's cafes and administration. John Lewis is to cut 387 jobs as part of its efforts to limit costs as the retail sector prepares for a more hard year.
  • Iran Tests Fires Sea launched Cruise Missiles As Part Of Drills

    Iran Tests Fires Sea launched Cruise Missiles As Part Of Drills

    However, the apparent threats and warnings from top Iranian defense officials do not seem to leave an impression on Washington. The first major military exercise since the inauguration of US President Donald Trump, it will continue until Wednesday.

    Here is how you can witness Nokia event live from MWC 2017

    Rumors and leaks suggest LG has scrapped the modular design of the LG G5 for a more standard metal unibody form factor. When it goes on sale following its launch on Sunday, the new Nokia 3310 is expected to fetch just €59 (around £50).
    Rick Pitino gets angry with North Carolina fan

    Rick Pitino gets angry with North Carolina fan

    Most have been blowouts by double digits, and the Cardinals do not have the offensive firepower to keep up in a fast-paced game. But when everything is taken into account, the final week or so of the ACC regular season is somewhat akin to the first week.


Popular

FCC chair doesn't expect to review AT&T-Time Warner merger
For data breaches affecting fewer than 5,000 customers, the companies must notify the FCC at the same time they notify consumers. But Trump's new FCC Chairman, Ajit Pai, has already given the merger his virtual blessing.

USA drops some claims against Texas voter ID law
A spokeswoman for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) declined to comment on the Justice Department's decision . The Texas law requires voters to show one of seven approved forms of identification to cast a ballot.

Steelers use franchise tag on Le'Veon Bell
Shortly after the news broke, Brown tweeted a photo of himself with agent Drew Rosenhaus indicating that the deal was signed. He also set postseason single-game rushing records in the first two round of the playoffs and caught 75 passes for 616 yards.

8-year-old shot to death moments after surviving auto crash
Police say an 8-year-old girl has been fatally shot after the vehicle she was in was involved in a auto crash in Houston . Latoyia Thomas was coming home around 2 a.m. after getting her hair braided when she collided with another vehicle .

Fatal heroin overdoses triple — CDC
Overdose deaths involving fentanyl and tramadol also increased , according to data from 2015 which is the latest year available. Overdose deaths hit middle-aged and white people the hardest, according to USA Today .

Session Recap: Viewing Unusual Volume for Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (NYSE:HPE)
The stock has a Return on Assets of 4 percent, Return on Investment of 6.8 percent and a Return on Equity of 10 percent. The company expects to report first quarter EPS of $0.41 to $0.45 and between $1.88 and $1.98 for the full year 2017.

RBS annual losses deepen to £7bn after mis-selling scandal
The bank's return on tangible equity (RoTE) for the year was negative 17.9%, worsened from a negative 4.7% return in 2015. The solution, according to McEwan, is "going further on cost reduction and faster on digital transformation".

Burger King (TSE:QSR) is Buying Popeyes for $1.8 Billion
Since then, the company has been striking deals with local operators to open additional locations around the world. Restaurant Brands said on Tuesday it would finance the deal with cash on hand and a financing commitment from J.P.

Guess who's joining 'Dancing With the Stars'
The last cast member born in the area was singer Chaka Khan, who came in last place on Season 21 in 2015. T will be competing alongside Olympic darling, Simone Biles on season 24 of the ABC hit.

Mnuchin wants "very significant" tax reform by August recess
He admitted that congressional estimates will project a bigger hit to the federal deficit because of slower growth forecasts. Gains in energy shares due to a jump in oil prices helped lift the equity market.