The BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition, has been released following the well-received KEYone Silver. Available now, the re-imagined BlackBerry still has the features that made it famous a decade ago with added functions making this a true ‘smartphone’.
The BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition features a matte black finish on the device’s sleek aluminium frame and soft grip textured back built to offer the best in durability. The 4.5 inch touch display offers a stronger glass helping to prevent impact damage when dropped and is scratch resistant. The device also offers powerful RAM (4GB) and a massive 64GB of internal storage, while still supporting microSD expandable storage up to an additional 2TB.
The BlackBerryKEYone Black Edition keyboard has up to 52 customisable shortcuts to transform each letter key for quick access to your favourite apps and most important contacts. Touch navigation responds to touch gestures like a trackpad, to quickly scroll through webpages or emails. Flick typing offers predictive text, made even faster with the ability to flick words onto your screen as you type. The device includes the world's first keyboard-embedded fingerprint sensor conveniently located in the spacebar and provides added device security.
Battery life is enhanced with the BlackBerry smartphone with the KEYone Black Edition offering up 26+ hours of mixed use thanks to the 3505mAH battery. The device will recharge to 50 percent in about 36 minutes.
The enhanced security features are what really sets a BlackBerry smartphone apart from any other Android device. From a hardened operating system to BlackBerry Limited's proprietary technique for establishing a hardware root of trust adding security keys to the processor, the BlackBerry KEYone is designed to offer a secure Android smartphone experience.
The device comes pre-loaded with DTEK™ by BlackBerry, offering constant security monitoring and protection of your operating system and apps by letting you know when your privacy could be at risk and how you can take action to improve it. A quick glimpse lets you see the overall security rating for your device and provides simple access allowing you to easily improve your security status.
This BlackBerry security application monitors your other apps, alerting you if one is accessing your camera to take a picture or video, turning your microphone on, sending a text message, accessing your contacts or location. The BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition will also receive regular monthly Android security updates, ensuring you have a safe and secure Android smartphone experience.
The BlackBerry KEYone includes a 12MP rear camera with an industry leading camera sensor (Sony IMX378) that captures sharp, crisp photos in any light. The wide aperture lens with large 1.55μm pixels and dual-tone flash ensures your photos will have superior colour and clarity. 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.
Pricing and Availability:
The BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition is available in Australia for RRP $899 from JB Hi Fi.