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BlackBerry Motion breaks cover, all screen, no keyboard

BlackBerry Motion breaks cover, all screen, no keyboard

The somewhat odd BlackBerry KEYone might have been the last of a dying breed. Although not exactly the first made by TCL, it is the first BB phone to be openly advertised as such. It is also the last BB phone, so far, to sport BlackBerry's iconic QWERTY keyboard. That image may have just been reinforced by the fact that the new BlackBerry Motion, previously codenamed "Krypton", is more your traditional Android smartphone, all screen and no special tricks up its sleeves.

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BlackBerry Krypton leaks as TCL prepares all-touch Android

BlackBerry Krypton leaks as TCL prepares all-touch Android

BlackBerry's resurgence at the hands of TCL continues, and though the KEYone has given physical keyboard fans something to tap at, there's also a full-touch device in the works. That's the phone currently known as the BlackBerry Krypton, though so far we've had little in the way of leaks or whispers about what it might look like. Still, that's changed with a sneaky pre-announcement photo that has emerged this week.

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BlackBerry Priv won’t get Android Oreo, DTEKs also unlikely

BlackBerry Priv won’t get Android Oreo, DTEKs also unlikely

BlackBerry is one of those regarded to be quite fast at pushing out updates to its devices but there are still limits to what it is able to accomplish. Unfortunately for owners of its more or less recent Android phones, they will be running into those limits hard. In an interview with UTB Blogs, Alex Thurber, BlackBerry Mobile Solutions General Manager delivers some bad news. The BlackBerry Priv won’t be getting Android 8.0 Oreo, and the DTEK59 and DTEK60 might be on a similar boat.

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BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition launches globally: Hands-on

BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition launches globally: Hands-on

It seems that India was only given a head start, probably thanks to BlackBerry’s partnership with Optiemus there. It’s not much of a lead time, though, because just one month later, BlackBerry and TCL are announcing that the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition will indeed be heading out in other markets, practically across the globe. Now BlackBerry fans in Europe, Middle East, and soon Asia and Latin America will be able be able to get their hands on a KEYone with no hint of silver. Curiously, no mention of the US at all.

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BlackBerry KEYone in all black is coming to AT&T

BlackBerry KEYone in all black is coming to AT&T

Dreams apparently do come true. At least if you’re part of the subset of BlackBerry faithful under AT&T’s network. Earlier this month, a much-desired all black limited edition of the BlackBerry KEYone was launched exclusively in India, though there were whispers it might not be limited to the subcontinent for long. Lo and behold, AT&T has just announced that the BlackBerry KEYone will be making its way to its shelves, ending Sprint’s exclusive hold on the device. And guess what? It’s all black too!

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BlackBerry KEYone screen fix has indeed happened

BlackBerry KEYone screen fix has indeed happened

It’s almost hard to believe that the BlackBerry KEYone, so far the last BlackBerry phone to hit the US market, is just a little over two months old. On the one hand, that does mean it still has plenty of time to make up for some missed opportunities. On the other hand, it does mean that it took BlackBerry that long to correct some mistakes. Fortunately for BlackBerry fans and hopefuls, the company has indeed done so and the KEYone’s screen has indeed been “fixed”, as attested to by JerryRigEverything himself.

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BlackBerry KEYone Limited Edition Black is better and you can’t have it

BlackBerry KEYone Limited Edition Black is better and you can’t have it

As the leaks fortetold, the BlackBerry KEYone has indeed arrived in an all black paint job, no silver in sight. What the leaks didn’t foresee that this new edition would actually be more than just a pretty face. The BlackBerry KEYone Limited Edition Black has at least two things better than its slightly older siblings which might make BB fans wish they could get this one instead. But alas, this KEYone will be out of reach, unless you happen to live in India, where it is will be sold exclusively. At least for now.

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All-black BlackBerry KEYone might be coming soon

All-black BlackBerry KEYone might be coming soon

Black is the new black again, somewhat. While new colors come and go, the classic look of black never goes out of fashion. Especially when it's very shiny black. When the BlackBerry KEYone came out, some fans were disappointed because black wasn't put on the table. No, black with silver accents doesn't count. There might be still some hope, though, if this bit coming out of China will be true for the rest of the world as well.

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You can buy a BlackBerry KEYone in the US if you’re on this carrier

You can buy a BlackBerry KEYone in the US if you’re on this carrier

Although BlackBerry’s latest, and so far last, QWERTY phone has been making rounds on the Internet, it hasn’t actually made official rounds in the US. That all changes this Friday as the BlackBerry KEYone finally does land in the US. But if you’ve been pining to get your hands on this one through a carrier, better luck next time. Unless you’re already on Sprint, because that’s the only place you’ll be able to get it in the US for now.

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It might soon be safe to buy a BlackBerry KEYone again

It might soon be safe to buy a BlackBerry KEYone again

What was supposed to be a dream come true for BlackBerry fans turned out to be a nightmare for some. The BlackBerry KEYone, which is probably the best QWERTY BlackBerry Android phone money can buy was near perfect for those obsessed with QWERTY keyboards. It had, however, one very fatal flaw. The screen would drop or be dislodged, sometimes with very little force. Although it denies any manufacturing error, BlackBerry promised it would strengthen the adhesive used under its screens. And that promises has started rolling out to retailers and carriers for users to buy or exchange.

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BlackBerry KEYone screen problem acknowledged, downplayed

BlackBerry KEYone screen problem acknowledged, downplayed

Some might look at it like the Galaxy Note 7 all over again, though this time thankfully with less dangerous consequences. The BlackBerry KEYone allegedly had a very week, almost no, adhesive binding the screen to the rest of its body, resulting in the screen popping or falling off with very little force involved. In a statement to CrackBerry, BlackBerry Mobile somewhat admits that there might issues with adhesives, but also limits it to a "small handful" of affected units.

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BlackBerry KEYone breaks spectacularly in bend test

BlackBerry KEYone breaks spectacularly in bend test

It's been a while since we've seen something break at the hands of JerryRigEverything's Zack Nelson. OEMs have become a bit smarter and have recently avoided being inducted into the YouTube channel's shelf of shame. Even the fragile-looking Samsung Galaxy S8 turned out to be quite the unyielding beast. It seems, however, that TCL didn't get the memo. That's because while the premium BlackBerry KEYone won't scratch so easily and feels solid in your hand, it will easily stop working even with very little force applied.

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