Blackberry Keyone Black (4GB/64GB) with 24 months 3GB data, unlimited calls/texts £698 @ mobiles.co.uk
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Blackberry Keyone Black (4GB/64GB) with 24 months 3GB data, unlimited calls/texts £698 @ mobiles.co.uk

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Found 16th Sep 2017Edited by:"CampGareth"
I've been looking out for a Blackberry Keyone Black edition to replace my Priv and stumbled across this deal. Normally the phone costs £550 but mobiles.co.uk are charging £50 upfront and £27/mo for 24 months for a total price of £698. The contract attached is with O2 and provides 3GB of data along with unlimited calls and texts. Works out to £6.16/month for the phone contract. The phone itself is generally well-reviewed. It's sturdy, has a long battery life and the keyboard helps you write out emails accurately.

Key phone specs:
Dimensions - 149.1 x 72.4 x 9.4 mm (5.87 x 2.85 x 0.37 in)
Weight - 180 g (6.35 oz)
Keyboard - QWERTY Capacitive touch 4-row BlackBerry keyboard
Display Size - 4.5 inches (~55.9% screen-to-body ratio)
Display - Resolution 1080 x 1620 pixels (~433 ppi pixel density)
OS - Android 7.1 (Nougat)
CPU - Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 (Snapdragon 625)
Storage - 64GB internal, MicroSD up to 256GB
RAM - 4GB
Camera - Primary 12 MP, f/2.0, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, 1/2.3'' sensor size, 1.55µm pixel size, Video 2160p@30fps
Camera - Secondary 8 MP, f/2.2, 1.12 µm pixel size, 1080p
Comms - Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, FM radio
Connector - USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
Battery - Non-removable 3505mAh
Additional - Fingerprint Sensor in the space bar, 3.5mm jack, QuickCharge 3.0

Note: This is not the same as the silver edition though it is very similar. The silver edition has 3GB RAM and 32GB storage while this edition has 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, making it a little more futureproof.

Note: £25 cashback offer at TCB and Quidco bringing the total to £673.

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Does it come with a DVD box set of the Back to the Future films?
That would be so fly.
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thanks ordered
also have the silver one since day one on the work line
just trying to understand why do someone still need a phone with physical keyboard and a small screen...
jaques_kalis1 h, 39 m ago

just trying to understand why do someone still need a phone with physical …just trying to understand why do someone still need a phone with physical keyboard and a small screen...


In short there are two ways to use a smartphone. There's media consumption where for instance you watch youtube heavily. There's also communication where you spend a lot of time writing replies, emails and whatever. This phone sucks for media consumption you're right, an S8 would be a much better phone for that.

Personally though I spend a lot of time writing, what with email, slack, Facebook messenger, replies to hukd threads, tweets, etc. I find 98% of typing on my phone is on the physical keyboard despite the onscreen keyboard being perfectly viable. My accuracy is higher, my need for autocorrect is lower, generally a physical keyboard is better if you need to type a lot.
hot.
I miss keyboards, the last time I enjoyed typing on a phone was the Nokia e72.
would so get this if my mobile plan wasn't so much cheaper (£30 per year) and I hadn't just got a new phone 4 months ago.
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my order was sent and says delivery tomorrow but I doubt it ?! I never had a DPD delivery next day Monday if ordered Sunday (order approved this afternoon)
deleted10410917th Sep 2017

my order was sent and says delivery tomorrow but I doubt it ?! I never had …my order was sent and says delivery tomorrow but I doubt it ?! I never had a DPD delivery next day Monday if ordered Sunday (order approved this afternoon)


I'm in the same boat. Ordered saturday, they said they'd need me to phone with extra details but now sunday's rolled around and apparently everything's fine, my order has been shipped and I have a valid tracking number.

Will post here if I get a 'delivery today' text from DPD tomorrow.
Edited by: "CampGareth" 17th Sep 2017
Voted hot, just because I didn't know that blackberry is still making phones, honestly I thought they went bust some years ago, lol.
deleted10410917th Sep 2017

my order was sent and says delivery tomorrow but I doubt it ?! I never had …my order was sent and says delivery tomorrow but I doubt it ?! I never had a DPD delivery next day Monday if ordered Sunday (order approved this afternoon)

Delivery today by 1pm, looks like DPD can do next day delivery from sunday to monday

*edit* Arrived, loving how it feels in the hand. Arrived unlocked so I put my unlimited data Three Sim in it. Now to pawn the O2 Sim off on friends or family.
Edited by: "CampGareth" 18th Sep 2017
£700 a lot of money for a blackberry
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CampGareth2 h, 45 m ago

Delivery today by 1pm, looks like DPD can do next day delivery from sunday …Delivery today by 1pm, looks like DPD can do next day delivery from sunday to monday



same here
Agharta16th Sep

Does it come with a DVD box set of the Back to the Future films?That would …Does it come with a DVD box set of the Back to the Future films?That would be so fly.


stupid gonna stup
BigDiscovery15 h, 16 m ago

Voted hot, just because I didn't know that blackberry is still making …Voted hot, just because I didn't know that blackberry is still making phones, honestly I thought they went bust some years ago, lol.


it is not exactly BlackBerry who is making them. it is TCL (same ones, who make Alcatel these days) who signed the licensing deal.
retrend2 h, 59 m ago

£700 a lot of money for a blackberry


no, it is not. There are NO alternatives on the market. Literally, 0.
It's a lot of money for any phone, never mind a mid range China blackberry Android clone thingy. £300 of phone hardware tops.
retrend37 m ago

It's a lot of money for any phone, never mind a mid range China blackberry …It's a lot of money for any phone, never mind a mid range China blackberry Android clone thingy. £300 of phone hardware tops.


I agree that it's a lot of money and that money isn't going on the CPU, RAM, eMMC. The costly hardware features are the cameras, the case, the custom LCD, that keyboard's probably super expensive since no-one else does capacitive touch-sensitive keys.

Where's the rest of your money going? Quality control is my bet. The fit and finish on my Keyone is absolutely perfect with no odd gaps or creaks. Software's another bet, Blackberry's a small house these days so creating their own productivity apps, phone designs etc (there are two different manufacturers with the exact same phone design, so it has to be Blackberry behind it) for phones that ultimately ship in small numbers will be expensive.

Still, if you're just looking at the specs you should look elsewhere as you're missing the point. It's like saying why own a laptop when desktop computers have better specs for the money. You'd be right, but there are things a laptop's better for like portability so if you need those things you would never ever consider a desktop.
It's a good deal if you want this now anyway
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received yesterday and love it
I miss my BB Bold.
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