BlackBerry is bringing back its classic QWERTY keyboard in a major way, in large part thanks to the launch of the company’s new KEYone device. After getting a look at the phone earlier this year, today BlackBerry has made the KEYone available from Amazon and Best Buy.
The KEYone welcomes BlackBerry’s signature touchpad, featuring touch-sensitive capabilities that allow users to scroll through pages without having to physically touch the screen. The Android-powered phone then also boasts 1620 x 1080 resolution, 32GB storage space and the largest battery ever found in a BlackBerry smartphone, offering up to 26-plus hours of mixed use, thanks to a 3505mAh battery. In addition, you can charge the phone to 50 percent in around 35 minutes.
A 12MP rear camera is paired with an 8MP front camera with fixed focus, LCD Flash, and 84-degree wide angle lens.
Starting at $550 USD, the BlackBerry KEYone arrives in two unlocked variants for U.S. customers, optimized for GSM networks such as AT&T and T-Mobile.