BlackBerry KEYone, previously known for its codename Mercury, is maybe the slowest coming on the market smartphone ever. Rumors have been roaming around for more than a year and it was presented twice at the beginning of this year. First, briefly at CES 2017 in January, than it was properly introduced at MWC 2017 in February, but it’s still not present in stores.
Now, the British retailer Clove has announced that BlackBerry KEYone will be available, for pre-order, starting with May 5 at a price of £499 (€585 or $625), a rather spice smartphone judging by its specifications and the prices that similar equipped smartphones are going for.
KEYone sports a 4.5-inci Full HD display, its engine is a Snapdragon 625 chipset, which is a platform for the mid-range smartphones, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB internal storage, it runs Android 7.1 Nougat and will feature the classic physical QWERTY keyboard from BlackBerry. In fact, this is said to be the last of its kind. TCL plans to launch only full touchscreen smartphones from now on.