Blackberry most awaited KeyOne release date delayed till May last week

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Even though an exclusive launch could mean a different price tag also, the Selfridges department store sells the device for its standard retail price of £499.

The BlackBerry KEYone will feature an aluminum frame and a touch display made of Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Sure, it runs Android 7.1 Nougat and it's got a touchscreen, but it's still got a bunch of BlackBerry software, and again, that keyboard.

TCL and BlackBerry have just announced that BlackBerry KEYone is finally going on sale in the US and Canada markets starting May 31. On KEYone, each key on the keyboard will be customizable too.

It's all about the physical keyboard, which felt like a great throwback to the days before all-screen phones and on-screen keyboards. After its Selfridges launch, the smartphone will be available to purchase starting May 5 from Carphone Warehouse stores nationwide.

Other UK networks will also carry the new device soon, although BlackBerry could not confirm which carriers, or when it would be available. If one of those heads belongs to you, then you might be pleased to know that BlackBerry has finally announced a release date for the phone. The battery charges to 50 percent after half an hour of charge.

There's also a 12-megapixel camera on the rear using the Sony IMX378 camera sensor - that's the same snapper fitted within the brilliant Google Pixel. It has selected TCL as its global licensing partner which means that TCL is now going to develop and sell BlackBerry-branded handsets. For times when you have to take a video conference on the go, the device includes an 8MP front camera with fixed focus, LCD Flash, and 84-degree wide angle lens. In the United States, the device will be available unlocked at a price of $549 (or approx Rs. 35,199) and is set to work on both CDMA and GSM networks. This means BlackBerry KEYone users will enjoy a powerful combination of optimized battery efficiency and usage and fast LTE speeds for super-fast file sharing.

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