TLC Unveils New BlackBerry Keyone with the return of the physical keyboard

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TCL Communication, smartphone maker worldwide, today reveals to the world the new BlackBerry smartphones: BlackBerry Keyone . This is the first product developed as a result of long-term license agreement granted by BlackBerry Limited TCL last December.

The new BlackBerry includes all of the most popular in terms of camera features, display and design, offering unique user experience, thanks to the combination of software and security with the BlackBerry Limited TCL Communication’s commitment to provide high-quality smartphones and reliable to all consumers in the world.

BlackBerry Keyone will be available worldwide starting in early April at a recommended price of € 599.00.

” Thanks to its unique design sets it apart from all other devices, BlackBerry Keyone reinvents the way people communicate by offering unparalleled user experience and Android experience more secure in the world ,” said Nicolas Zibell, CEO of TCL Communication. ” We are honored to play such an important role for the future of BlackBerry smartphones, which have always been an icon of the industry, and we are eager to demonstrate to the community of BlackBerry that the enthusiasm around this new smartphone is something which must be be proud of . ”
“We want to congratulate TCL Communication for the launch of Keyone,” said Alex Thurber, senior vice president and general manager of Mobility Solutions BlackBerry . “We have worked closely with TCL to ensure maximum safety and BlackBerry experience in every aspect of this Keyone, where the BlackBerry DNA is rooted. We are very excited to launch it on the market and announce it to the fans. “


Housed in an anodized aluminum frame and a body with soft-touch texture, the new BlackBerry smartphone is designed to offer the best in terms of durability and reliability, as well as smart design.

Equipped with a display of 4.5 “(1620 × 1080 resolution / aspect-ratio 434 PPI 3: 2) with Corning ® Gorilla ® Glass 4 for a total resistance to scratches and bumps, Keyone combines the touch display with a physical keyboard which offers all ‘user more space to use for typing compared to a 5.5 “traditional smartphone.

Thanks to BlackBerry Keyone, you can forget everything you know on the subject of keyboards. The smart keyboard responds to gesture inherited from the BlackBerry trackpad making web browsing, email the reading and writing of the most fluid and intuitive messages. The smart keyboard can be easily programmed to launch up to 52 customizable shortcuts, such as the “I” key to access mail or “M” to access the maps. Moreover, Keyone is the first smartphone that ensures total security of fingerprint recognition sensor placed directly inside the spacebar on the keyboard, for increased reliability and functionality.



In addition to the iconic design by BlackBerry for the user today, Keyone includes several features and improvements also security that make this unique smartphone. The device is upgraded to Android 7.1, offering users access to all the apps in the Play Store, and receive a monthly security patch update from Google. Keyone have provided BlackBerry Hub®, which lets you group all the messages within a single safer space, including email, sms and messages from different social networks. Another benefit of Hub is the ability to manage multiple email accounts without having to switch to another app, supporting Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Outlook, Microsoft Exchange, and many other IMAP and POP3 service.

What certainly stands a BlackBerry smartphone from all other Android devices are advanced security functions stored within the device from the moment of birth. The ‘Root of Trust’ is the BlackBerry foundation of security. Each time a BlackBerry device is activated in the world, through a complex series and unique controls to confirm the integrity of every component. BlackBerry Keyone is designed to offer the most secure mobile experience ever. The device includes DTEK by BlackBerry ™ application, designed to help you constantly monitor the level of smartphone security, informing the user in case of risk of invasion of privacy and advising him on how to protect themselves. With a simple look to the app, he is always aware of the security level of the device. The BlackBerry by DTEK app also allows you to monitor third-party applications that use the device functions to access user information. In fact, some applications need to access the smartphone’s functions in order to operate properly.


In addition to the design and safety that distinguish Keyone, there are other features that reinvent the mobile communications for business users and for businesses. The heart of this BlackBerry smartphone is the Qualcomm® Snapdragon ™ processor 625 with Qualcomm® Adreno ™ 506 GPU. Users choosing BlackBerry Keyone will enjoy a long battery life and greater speed for file sharing thanks to LTE connectivity. Keyone also includes technology Qualcomm® Quick Charge ™ 3.0, which makes it possible to load 50% of the 3505 mAh battery, the largest ever on a BlackBerry device , in about 36 minutes. And when you only have a few minutes to charge your smartphone, the BlackBerry Boost speeds up recharging optimizing every minute.

” We are proud to partner with TCL on BlackBerry Keyone ,” said Enrico Salvatori, senior vice president and president, Qualcomm EMEA. ” Snapdragon 625 with Adreno 506 GPU and X9 LTE are designed specifically for users who need high performance and ultra fast connectivity as well as a long battery life .”

But the experience of BlackBerry Keyone not be complete without a large camera. For that the smartphone is equipped with a camera and 12MP Sony IMX378 sensor. Thanks to a larger size of the Pixel (1.55μm) and the Phase Detect Auto Focus, the moments captured with BlackBerry Keyone listing are always sharp and clear. And in the case of video conferencing on the go, Keyone includes a front 8MP camera with fixed focus and a wide angle lens of 84 degrees.

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