While BlackBerry began the journey of bringing the strong history of our iconic keyboard-based devices into the Android generation, TCL Communications picked up the mantle and will bring KEYone to market as the first smartphone announced under our newly-signed licensing agreement – and we couldn’t be more excited about it. Our smartphone licensees – TCL, BB Merah Putih, and Optiemus Infracom – take over responsibility for ongoing device development, marketing, and distribution, while we provide security and the BlackBerry experience.
In addition to the strong security and power productivity features, users will enjoy a physical keyboard that provides more flexibility and usable space for typing compared to your everyday smartphone. The physical Smart Keyboard mimics the heritage of the BlackBerry trackpad by responding to touch gestures, making web browsing, reading, and writing with flick typing a much easier and more intuitive experience. The keyboard also can be easily programmed to launch up to 52 customizable shortcuts, such as pressing “I” for your inbox or “M” to access maps. In addition, KEYone is the first smartphone to build a fingerprint sensor directly into the keyboard spacebar for added functionality and security.
I would love to review the phone for my Youtube channel.