More concrete are the KEYone's release details for the Canadian market, which despite market share declines still has a sizeable following of BlackBerry loyalists. It runs a 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor instead of one of its top-of-the-line 820, 821, 825 or 835 processors, has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.
Rounding off the KeyOne's specs is a 12MP rear-facing camera, complete with phase detection autofocus, while an 8MP camera sits on the front, and features an 84-degree wide-angle lens. BlackBerry 10, the operating system on the handset, was the company's last real effort, and, well, we know how that worked out.
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"We are thrilled to be the first United Kingdom retailer to offer customers the BlackBerry KEYone at our flagship Oxford Street store and provide them with a premium smartphone that aligns with their unique and discerning style", added Bosse Myhr, Selfridges Director of Technology, Home and Menswear.
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T-Mobile's growth came despite the other major wireless carriers joining T-Mobile in introducing or updating unlimited data plans. T-Mobile bought the most airwaves in a TV spectrum auction conducted by the Federal Communications Commission.
Obviously, things like battery life are still up in the air as far as real life usage goes, but overall the KEYone at least appears to be one of the best - if not the best - BlackBerry in years. For users in Canada, the BlackBerry KeyOne will be available for pre-order from May 18 via Telus Business, SaskTel, Rogers, Bell MTS and Bell. Of course, the smartphone boasts new features too, such as, the ability to assign a shortcut to every key on the keyboard. It is backed by a 3,505mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0. As expected, BlackBerry Apps come pre-loaded on the device including BlackBerry Keyboard, BlackBerry Hub and DTEK by BlackBerry.
The BlackBerry brand continues to live in the form of its latest flagship, KeyOne, which was first announced at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona earlier this year.
It's all about the physical keyboard, which felt like a great throwback to the days before all-screen phones and on-screen keyboards.