BlackBerry KEYone coming to Telus in April

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  • Do Do

    A little pricey but I like it. Of course my opinion could change once real world reviews come in.

    • Techguru86

      So far the reviewers seem to be impressed with it, many miss a keyboard and adding in the classic keyboard blended with the Passport is just even better a snappy fingerprint sensor, Pixel camera and a battery efficient processor could bring some people back

    • Shogun

      “Some people’ are the operative words. Not enough to make much difference in their overall sales.

    • Rev0lver

      Well you and “Karl” seem pretty interested in Blackberry articles…

    • Dimitri

      They do don’t they. Even if let’s say they aren’t the same person, most likely trolls that have nothing better to do.

    • Chug that haterade

      Ol Hot Karl seems to have disappeared…. I wonder if he has a Concert to Master?

    • Cowpoke

      Er…I think he has a ‘bate’ to mastur…

    • The real Chug that Haterade

      Lol.. looks like the mods have shut his concert down earlier.

    • Dankey

      Hot dang!

    • The real Chug that Haterade

      That is what I picture our ‘friend’ to look like…. dumb as a stump and looks like he chewed on a bag of rocks with his teef

    • Dankey

      Waaah? You’re a-talikin’ aboot ME!

    • Chug that haterade

      We all know how your “predictions” turn out… will the Mercury be getting OS updates from BlackBerry? LMAO

    • dc2000

      I am honestly so tired of seeing your name pop up. So much so I sent an email to MobileSyrup that I refuse to keep reading anything from here on out until they take action. And I’ve been here from the start(10 or 12th post they made I discovered mobilesyrup).. so fed up with your crap. How old are you? Negative Three years old? you don’t add any value to the conversation and both you & I know it. I really hope they ban your account but we all know you have multiple accounts because that’s all you are, a troll. Probably some old guy in his moms basement who’s disabled and hates the world so you come on here to spread your filth. I’m so over it.

    • Chug that haterade

      This ^^. Maybe if enough of us complain, they’ll finally do something about it…

    • Rev0lver

      Well said

    • Dimitri

      Mobilesyrup staff do not care. It’s proven that care more about articles then actually taking care of trolls and posts. That’s why they leave the trolls to troll. Mobilesyrup and it’s staff has gone down hill in the past couple of years.

      Let the trolls troll. Remember trolls are going to be everywhere and unfortunately it’s up to us to get rid of them.

  • Chug that haterade

    I bet Shogun/Hot Karl will be the first in line to get one…

    • It’s Me

      For a BB fan or anyone looking for android with a ph.keyboard, why not? Decent specs, a name that’s trusted, very affordable pricing. Likely won’t rebuild the company but it seems like a good release.

  • Techguru86

    The 625 processor is no slouch, Moto Z play is super fast, battery life is amazing, adding in the passport keyboard and a massive battery and a Pixel camera on top of Android is just awesome

  • TheCuddlyKoala

    Another mid range android phone?

    • Chug that haterade

      What about it?

  • xBURK

    Judging by the ton of YouTube hands on KEYone accounts, the chipset for this device was a wise move. Plus, I don’t get the complaints on the price? $549.00 U.S is a perfect starting point. Manufacturing a touch enabled keyboard can’t be cheap. On top of that, the build quality looks impressive.

    • It’s Me

      Price seems about right. Not super cheap but not pricey for anyone with a job. I know at least a couple people that will be looking at this.

  • Shogun

    Who cares.

    • Chug that haterade

      You obviously do because you comment on EVERY article about the Mercury.

      Ps. Will Hot Karl be coming to your defense soon?

    • Dimitri

      You care as you made a comment about it. You really need a life my friend.

      It doesn’t matter what Blackberry has done in the past ( as per your other reply to my other post). You didn’t work for them nor get paid from them. So stop being a troll and get a real job. If u have one, that’s great and go out and spead time with family. Enough with your stupidity.

    • Chug that haterade

      Amen!!!!

    • Shogun

      Do you honestly think two words mean I truly care here? lol! Get real.

      And I suggest you direct your comments to the other couple of big mouths here and spend as much time here with ‘no life or no real job’ Dimitri. Mor0n

    • Rev0lver

      OK Karl. Go create another puppet account….

      So many personal attacks from you. Having a breakdown bro?

    • Chug that haterade

      But we are here to be confrontational…. smh

    • Dimitri

      That’s cute. Calling someone a ” Mor0n” because you disagree with them. That’s truly cute. Is that how you speak to your parents or boss?

      Hey suggestion. When trying to attack someone with words, atleast you proper words. You are the only one commenting about Blackberry constantly and starting to get annoying. Act your age man. Really.

    • Shogun

      Why don’t you mind your own business Dimitri huh? Its rather rich coming from you talking about respecting other opinions and then suggest I shouldn’t post anything at all that doesn’t conform to your viewpoint or that of others here.
      You seem to have little problem with the trolling of the likes of Gunslinger and Chuggy, who post nothing but drivel here to try and attack me personally, but feel I should be the one to keep it check. lol!
      Take a hike or hit the ignore button.

    • Rev0lver

      You mean ignore, like you ignore me, Karl with the new account? You seem unstable bro.

    • Chug that haterade

      The difference is that we are actually interested in BlackBerry and the Mercury… you just come here to start drama and confrontation and then go hide while you claim it is everyone else’s fault..

    • Dimitri

      That’s very cute! Keep going my friend. It won’t give u any respect or likes. Keep it up!

    • Chug that haterade

      He claims that everyone but him is here just to be confrontational… yet he constantly attacks people for positive comments about BlackBerry or for comments they’ve made (ie a poster made a comment on a Mercury article over the weekend about being in high school and he totally ripped the kid.. basically calling him a liar).. SMH

    • Dimitri

      Oh i know. MS won’t do anything anyways as they rather have users fighting and being trolls but that’s why he continues to do it. He thinks before MS staff Won’t stop him, he will continue. Sadly he won’t learn.. Then goes on saying how others should learn or mind their own business yet he makes idiotic posts. SMH.

    • Chug that haterade

      What I find hilarious is that he claims it is us that is the problem yet he sees no issue in repeatedly commenting on articles about a company that he couldn’t care less about… much less the obvious flamebait that he posts like “who cares”.

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Hmmmmmm.. I know someone else around here who employs the same tactics.Not naming anyone, guaranteed he will respond..

    • Dimitri

      Let them respond. They have nothing better to do.

    • The Real Chug that haterade

      The clown was talking about me…. he is an obvious trolll…. look at his screen name

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      We’re all trolls at the end of the day.

    • The Real Chug that haterade

      You definitely are..

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      You got it D!

    • Chug that haterade

      Two words? And how many other comments on this article and EVERY other Mercury article?

    • Rev0lver

      Where’s Karl with the new account Shogun?

    • Chug that haterade

      “Lurking” on Feb 26, 2017 and decided to create a new account just to respond to comments we made directed at another poster…. definitely sounds plausible

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      The world doesn’t care

    • The Real Chug that haterade

      You’re here… and posted how many comments?

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      19 so far. I’m not as fast as you, I’ll work on that.

    • The Real Chug that haterade

      Thought so…. but nobody cares…

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Which part?

    • The Real Chug that haterade

      The part where you’ve posted 20+ comments on an article about a product that “nobody cares” about..

  • TheCuddlyKoala

    Blackberry RErun

    • Chug that haterade

      Like every iPhone since 2007?

    • TheCuddlyKoala

      No, not like that at all.

    • Chug that haterade

      Riiiiiight

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Just the BB TOUR

    • The Real Chug that haterade

      Naaaw…

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      It was a great device! Come on now!

    • Dimitri

      Same can be said about the iPhone line, Samsung Galaxy line and HTC since the HTC One in 2013. So what’s your point here?

    • Shogun

      Difference is those phones sell in greater numbers or maybe you’re too blind to see that eh?. Dumitri

    • Chug that haterade

      McDonald’s sells way more burgers than 5 Guys… must definitely mean they are better..

      Ps. What about you not being confrontational?

    • Jockohomo

      I actually think 5 Guys is terrible, and overpriced, which is what a lot of people think of the iPhone. McDonald’s is reliably mediocre, at least.

    • Chug that haterade

      There are plenty of burger joints that sell far less product than McDonald’s but have better quality… you get the point. And I don’t think the iPhone is terrible just maybe a tad bit overpriced

    • Jockohomo

      I do get that point…I suppose my ill-stated point, as long as we are doing comparisons to food, is that McDonald’s represents a safe choice. I also think all “flagship” and even some mid rangers are overpriced. People need to speak with their wallets.

    • Chug that haterade

      True… if McDonald’s is anything, it is consistently mediocre. LOL. I agree that people need to speak with their wallets…. but many people don’t… they just keep buying the same stuff over and over. Not sure if it is because they are locked into an ecosystem or just like the continuity/familiarity.

    • Jockohomo

      Probably a bit of both! Peer pressure, too. So, are you thinking of getting one of these KEYones? Android has come a ways….not nearly and jittery as it was.

    • Chug that haterade

      Not sure…. I’m intrigued by it but have to see what the BlackBerry version of Android is like. I really love the BB10 “flow”. Plus, it looks a tad bit long… I like my Passport.. short and wide (lol… no wisecracks please).

    • Jockohomo

      Girth is more important any day…

    • Chug that haterade

      Lol.. that’s what she said..

    • Jockohomo

      I think I’m going to stop there….Ha ha!

    • Chug that haterade

      Lol probably not a bad idea.

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Coach eats there a lot.

    • The Real Chug that haterade

      Naaaw… you jealous that I can afford food?

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Hmmmm, your lunch today big fella?

    • The Real Chug that haterade

      Naaaaw…. did you even eat at all today?

    • Dimitri

      That may be true but it’s a true statement and you can’t ignore that.

    • Shogun

      Why should the devices change when consumers are generally happy with them? If they weren’t you’d see other OEM’s putting forward products that people want, but one thing is for certain and that is few people are crying out for a PKB device in 2017.
      What’s utterly ridiculous about the concept of an Android phone, or ANY smartphone in this day and age paired with a keyboard, is that the apps and entire OS is designed with using your fingers to navigate. Sure, you may scroll through a webpage using the keyboard on this thing but fundamentally the interactions are geared towards a touchscreen experience. That’s why stuff like this won’t sell but whatever….We will hear more excuses from fanboys who loved keyboards I’m sure while the company sinks further into oblivion and irrelevance

    • John Jones

      That’s like saying car models shouldn’t change … please spare us the Apple fan boil talk, just because Apple can’t innovate any longer that doesn’t mean others shouldn’t. If you want to live in a world without choices be my guest .. I don’t.

    • Shogun

      You really ought to be embarrassed showing your face around here and Stockhouse for that matter pal. Weren’t you one of the clowns over there predicting Apple’s demise? The decline of phone sales? The $65 stock price? LMFAO! You have ZERO credibility and yet continue to try and sell the notion that a dead company like this is making a comeback hawking garbage that people moved away from 10 years ago. Unreal…

    • Chug that haterade

      And you have any credibility here? Pffffft… you claimed BlackBerry wouldn’t be updating TCL devices… FALSE. You claimed goodwill couldn’t be written down… FALSE.. You claimed BlackBerry was being shady by reporting adjusted EBITDA… FALSE

    • Rev0lver

      You should be embarrassed. But I’m sure your parents are sufficiently embarrassed of you to make up for it.

    • Chug that haterade

      You do realize it has a touch screen, right?

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      With a physical keyboard!

      Backs up Lazzy’s prediction,

      “The most exciting mobile trend is full Qwerty keyboards. I’m sorry, it really is. I’m not making this up.”-Mike Lazaridis, May 2008.

    • The Real Chug that haterade

      Yup… from 11 years ago… but do keep flailing

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Hmmmmm, check your math dude.

    • The Real Chug that haterade

      Wanna ‘metal’?

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Does a “loser” “lose” often?

    • The Real Chug that haterade

      You tell us..

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      It’s possible (at times) one is the result of the other.

    • The Real Chug that haterade

      Cool story..

    • Rev0lver

      Awe poor snowflake Karl.

      Did you seriously just call him Dumitri? What a weak burn. Just pathetic.

    • Chug that haterade

      But he isn’t confrontational and doesn’t resort to personal attacks… Hot Karl will back him up on that..

    • Cowpoke

      He had an extra serving o’ Weak Sauce for dinner.

    • Chug that haterade

      Explains that “stain” in his shirt…

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Of course Sals, of course!

    • The Real Chug that haterade

      Speaking of weak sauce..

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Which part?

    • The Real Chug that haterade

      All of your comments?

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Hmmm, that’s up to MS users to determine. Ultimately we are judged by others.

    • The Real Chug that haterade

      Riiiight…

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Better check your CSI

    • The Real Chug that haterade

      No need..

    • John Jones

      The KEYone will be launched worldwide by TCL worldwide exposure and sales .Great to see the brand on the rise and on display at carriers Worldwide.

    • Shogun

      lol…Hey Jack Jones how many times have you said this about every device they’ve released huh? You’re unreal and in suuuch denial. You think honestly think recycling a 15 year old design means the ‘brand is on the rise’? Especially when you’ve got no sales numbers yet to back that claim up? You shills will never learn.

    • Chug that haterade

      What is your excuse?

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Yeah they rock. Well done Chen Master,

    • The Real Chug that haterade

      Chenvy?

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      No dude, he’s done an outstanding job, under the circumstances. You don’t think so?

    • John Jones

      You don’t even like their high end Android Dtek60 that is 30% less costly than your precious Google Pixel and Iphone. You’ll never like anything they make, I love BlackBerry. Best phones ever.

    • Shogun

      lol@you! You’re holding paper in this company Jubatus and yet what have you got to show for it huh? Bragging rights to what YOU consider a great phone? Strange that in all the time the DTEK50 and 60 have been out I’ve yet to see one in the wild. Even more curious how the company itself doesn’t seem too keen too release any sales numbers relating to these devices.
      I really don’t understand what’s wrong with you man. You’re underwater on this thing for more than 3 years now and still cling to the belief that shoveling out more of the same crap devices is going to make a difference to your fortunes or that of the company. Its just sad how some people can’t accept the fate of this brand and let it go but it would appear going down with the ship and losing all your money is preferable to ever admitting a naysayer pegged it correct all along. Makes alot of sense in your world but whatever…

    • Chug that haterade

      Speaking of sad……

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      0.0% BrokeBerry 10 market share ring a bell big guy?

    • The Real Chug that haterade

      What about it? They haven’t put out a new BB10 device in 2 years… but do keep flailing

    • Rev0lver

      Why do you care so much Karl? Do you care enough to go make another puppet account?

    • Chug that haterade

      Strange how Hot Karl has disappeared….

    • John Jones

      TCL is in over 100±± countries their will be a lot of sales. You can’t handle it. Nervous breakdown time..

    • Rev0lver

      Get a life Karl.

    • TheCuddlyKoala

      Blackberry shill ^^^

    • Dimitri

      Nope not at all actually but thanks for assuming :).

    • Chug that haterade

      Apple shill ^^^

    • TheCuddlyKoala

      TCL shill ^^^

    • Chug that haterade

      Riiiiiiight

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Agreed

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      AlcaCRAP shill

    • The Real Chug that haterade

      Too bad Alcatel doesn’t make BlackBerry devices… try again

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Don’t go chasing waterfalls COACH!

    • The Real Chug that haterade

      You figure it out yet?

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      What part?

    • The Real Chug that haterade

      The spelling? Probably not but I’m willing to give you a 50th chance

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      I got spell check homie, all good.

    • The Real Chug that haterade

      Doesn’t work…

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Hmmm, working now

    • The Real Chug that haterade

      Doubtful..

  • jellmoo

    This is probably the most interesting smartphone for me that came out of MWC. Super long battery life + a physical keyboard + high level security and fast security updates + a great build = something that grabs my attention.

    The price is off putting, I admit, but I;m not 100% convinced that a higher than mid-tier price isn’t warranted. A lot will depend on how well the camera does, and how it ends up feeling in my hand.

    • Brad Fortin

      The price premium might even be worth it, considering you’re getting features most other phones don’t have (keyboard + security + updates).

  • Akbar khan

    Telus,Rogers, Bell’s,are robing BC customer because there is no comparison no compition open,better allowed in BC , Ontario, Quebec gives better less expansive plan then BC,

  • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

    Best phone ever!

    Chen should be applauded.

    • Cowpoke

      Yarp. The lil’ feller has pulled one outta the hat on this one.