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I absolutely love my BlackBerry KEYOne. I have no reason to replace it but just might in order to show my support for this form factor. The SPEED KEY and even better keyboard alone are enough to justify the purchase for me.
I saw some articles about BB applying for a patent for what looks like the Priv 2. I'm still happy with my Priv 1...in fact so happy, I bought a mint, used backup Priv...just in case.
To me, the Priv is pretty much the ultimate phone form...physical keyboard and full sized screen. It could use more ram, but killing background apps keeps the performance lively.
Put the Key2 features and keyboard on the Priv format and that would absolutely be my next phone.
Hmmm I see the problem with camera bumps. Generally I'm in the cased camp, since most phone now are super slippery and finger print magnet. With case, camera bump would be flushed by with the case. But this phone looks like it have a great back texture it wont need case. That'll left it wobbly in desk and prone to scratch
You can swipe type on the hardware keyboard too, if you really want to. There's a setting you can flip. But Ikd rather have the other keyboard swipe gestures (swipe left to backspace, up to use predicted word).
I was so excited about this phone and knew for sure that it would be my next phone..........fast forward to today and I find out that there isn't a CDMA version of this phone, which now means I can't get it since I have sprint.
As badly as I wan'ted this phone, to move to any of the other carriers I would be paying more and getting less data.
WTF BlackBerry/TCL, why would you not make it available.......so disappointed.
Typing this on BB Keyone:
Removal of Long Pressing keys for shortcut is horrible mistake. A separate key to activate 2nd shortcut of a key will require 2 hands.
Now for the Key M on my keyone I have set Music for Short Press and Maps for Long Press. Now how do I turn on Maps while driving ? You see there was no issue with Long pressing.
What we wanted more was the keys to be made softer and scrolling between texts to be more smoother.
A very handsome phone. However I prefer the curvier design of the last generation more. I just wish that this Key2 had thinner bezels. That's the trend nowadays, thin bezels, which this Key2 doesn't have :/.
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